Monday, October 29, 2012

100% Nuts about Harvest Lane

Hello crafty ladies!
The month is almost over so make sure you finish up the October challenges HERE.
I am just finishing up some final projects using my October kit which contained the beautiful Harvest Lane collection from Simple Stories.
I love to make realistic fall leaves. I cut the leaves out of yellowish orange paper and them folded and inked the edges with red and brown ink.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Let's welcome Linda

Hey girls, this is Tami here. 

This month I would like to welcome our very own Linda as our Guest Dt.   She was our winner this year for the Last Scrapper Standing Contest so of course we definitely wanted to invite her to help is out this month our Team.

So this month we are focusing on cards a bit--I mean we did celebrate World Card Making Day this month-right?  Well we are stretching that celebration all month long--we put up a card challenge at the beginning of the week and then later in the week-we use that challenge for a layout too.--Fun dontcha think?

Well Linda got to work with the new awesome Bo Bunny Detour (insert green with envy face from me)  and boy oh boy did she rock it!

Here's what she got

Looks good huh?  Well take a look at what this amazingly talented lady did with it.

And then she presented us with the challenge to use some themed papers for something other than the theme they were meant for--FUN FUN-I love these kind of challenges.

So here is her card she made for her hubby's birthday--he works at an airplane co.  How cute is this?

And then later this past week she put up this amazing layout based on the same challenge

How sweet she scrapped about her love for her hubby!

Wont you take a moment and congratulate her on her win and welcome her to our team for the month.  Better yet come on over to the message boards and play along with us!


Saturday, October 13, 2012


Hi Everyone!!  I've posted a couple of sketch challenges for you this month, and this is the 2nd challenge!  Create a layout using a sketch!  Any sketch!  Just have fun with it!  Sketches INSPIRE!  I love them!  Here's the sketch I used!  It's from the most awesome Becky Fleck at PageMaps!

Here's my layout that I created using this great sketch!  I used my October DT kit that features Prima Craftsman!  :)

 I hope you get a chance to GET SKETCHY!  Have fun and CREATE!!  :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quilting Inspiration

This month at Memorable Seasons we are sharing both a card challenge and a layout challenge each week, I chose to issue my challenges based on Quilting!  I pulled these patterns a long time ago, but never took the time to figure out how to do them so I started with my Harvest Lane Simple Stories kit.

Card Challenge:
Welcome to your first card challenge of the month! I know a lot of you don't make cards, but it can be fun to try new things out on a smaller canvas before jumping in to a full layout. So with that thought in mind, I decided to try a quilt pattern that I printed out awhile ago ( ... paper.html). It took awhile to figure out how to best do this pattern, but by the last circle it looked great!

Here are some tips I found, b/c this was a pain in the butt at first till I caught on...
1. If your paper has a grid/line pattern - you must line up your folds or even if your square is straight it will look crooked (check out some of my orange squares).
2. I used a 2" circle punch and creased about a 1/4" on each side - a 1" square wasn't quite big enough inside the circles, but since I sewed my edges down you couldn't tell (1.5" square would have been too big).
3. I did not use double sided paper (I was using my 6x6 pad) so I had to put a square of paper inside, but if you do use double sided paper you could skip this step.
4. I creased all of my sides with my Martha Stewart scoring thing - much easier!

Layout Challenge:
Now that you all have practiced your quilt pattern in a smaller scale it is time to make a layout using a quilt pattern (it does not have to be the same one). Here is the quilt pattern that I used for my layout, ... Quilt/ml/1. I started a pin board with some quilt patterns here,

You have until October 31st to come on over to the forum at  Memorable Seasons and link up your projects!