Friday, November 30, 2012

Trendy Challenges

My challenge at Memorable Seasons is this, be trendy!  I have played with most trends and enjoy trying new things, but I hadn't tried the Polaroid frames, speech bubbles, or the cut-out words.  When I received my November Memorable Seasons kit with Pink Paislee's Portfolio I added in the Studio Calico speech bubbles and frames for a little pop of something and the Heidi Swapp Memory File Foto Captions because I love her writing - what fun that turned out to be!  Here are a few of the layouts I created using these trends...

Thanks for stopping by, see you later!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Crop - Bonus Round

Okay one more little tiny challenge - go to the gallery and leave comments for 20 things and then leave a comment in the Gallery Love post in the forum that you did this.  Also, pick your favorite item in the gallery and share that in the same post.  (When you are viewing in the gallery, right click on the item of your choice, click properties and copy the address.  Then in your comment in our Gallery Love post, click on the img button at the top and insert your url inbetween the []s.  Please ask for help if this doesn't make sense, we're glad to help out.)

We are so glad you could join us for our crop and hope that you had a wonderful time, scrapped a lot of memories, and even caught a few sales!

Black Friday Crop - Challenge #5

You've made it to the finish line, only one more to go!  So, how much do you want that prize???

Challenge #5 Shake It Up - Your challenge is this, create something other than your norm!  So since all of you create 12x12 layouts the majority of the time, they are out.  You could do a 8.5x11 layout, 3 tags, 2 cards, a mini book, or something else, but it must be different than your normal.  AND you have to try a technique that you've never tried before and tell us what it is (we'd love a link if you have one)!  Upload your Shake It Up challenge in the gallery with the title Challenge 5 Shake It Up and link it to the post in the forum when you finish.

This is your final challenge for our Black Friday Crop - all of your creations must be uploaded by Monday, November 26th for a chance at the prize. 

Oh, and one more thing, stop back by later for a little bonus round! 

Black Friday Crop - Challenge #4

Only two more challenges to go - are you having fun yet?

Challenge #4, Sketchy Madness - I know you all love sketches, so check out this one from Creative Scrappers.  (Here is a bonus for you - you can also link up your layout here to qualify for their drawing if you'd like.)

So the details, create a new layout using this sketch, if you've already made one with this sketch, you have to do another one to count for this challenge, sorry.  Label your upload in the gallery with Challenge 4 Sketchy Madness and also link your layout in the post in the forum. Can't wait to see what you create!

One more to go, are you game?

Black Friday Crop - Challenge #3

So you finished the first two challenges, three more to go!

Challenge #3, Color Craze - So some of you don't like pink and purple is even worse, but my challenge to you is this, create a layout using ombre in any color!  Create a new layout using ... your version of ombre and label your upload in the gallery with Challenge 3 Color Craze and also link your layout in the post in the forum. Can't wait to see what you create!

Here is an example of ombre that Megan posted for us, now I would love to make this cake it looks amazing!!!


See you later!

Black Friday Crop - Challenge #2

So you finished the first challenge and you are ready for your second one?  Good, because here it is...

Challenge #2, Stash Buster - Grab a bunch of one type of item that is in your stash; for instance:   all die-cuts, all buttons, or all stickers, etc...  Create a new layout using ... your one stash item that you chose (you can use paper and other items). Make sure that we can see what your stash item was and label your upload in the gallery with Challenge 2 Stash Buster and also link your layout in the post in the forum. Can't wait to see what you create!

See you in a few more!

Black Friday Crop - Challenge #1

Welcome everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got everything cleaned up because we are ready to scrap!!!  You will find 5 challenges here on the blog throughout the day today.  Your challenge is to complete one or all and load them in the gallery and then link them up in the forum as we normally do.  All of your challenges are due by Monday, November 26th and the prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 27th.  So, are you ready?

Challenge #1, Tool Time - You all asked for this one!  Create a new layout using ... a stamp (or many stamps).  Make sure that we can tell you used a stamp and label your upload in the gallery with Challenge 1 Tool Time and also link your layout in the post in the forum.  Can't wait to see what you create! 

See you in a few!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hi there from Jean our GDT for November

So ladies this month we are very lucky to have our resident scrapper Jean Marmo as our guest designer -she is doing a FABULOUS job.    She had this to say to all you bloggers out there.............

Welcome everyone. I am pleased to be today’s guest blogger.  Did you know about the Holiday Project challenges that are being issued this month and  next? Last week Liz posted a Dress up Challenge and this week I posted a Thanksgiving/Thankful challenge.  And , if that  isn’t enough to keep you busy there is a color challenge, sketch challenge and MOTM challenge.

During this season of Thanksgiving , I just want to say how grateful I am for the MS community. There is such a feeling of friendship and encouragement.  The DT and members are each so talented and inspiring.  So, if you are new, please stop by the Forum and Say Hi. We would love for you to join in the fun!

Friday, November 9, 2012

This Week's challenges on the Forum

Hello, ladies! Liz here today to share with you a few challenges we have going on this week.

We are starting a new Holiday challenge which will run till the end of December. The Holiday challenge that is issued this week is to make some sort of Holiday embellishment for gift wrapping. This can be a tag, a hand made bow or a flower like I made below.
And finally, for his week's Thursday challenge we are going to work with this color combination.
You may use any shade of these 3 colors and you can add any other color you like, just make sure these 3 colors are predominant. Here is a layout I created for the challenge using October Afternoon's Woodland Park

As you can see we have plenty of challenges and fun stuff going on to keep you busy so be sure to stop by, say hello and play along on our forum.

Also, don't forget about the DT Call posted HERE.

Friday, November 2, 2012

It is time to look for a new DT!

It is that time again, to begin the search for some new DT members.  We will miss our current team, Tami, Carol, and Liz, they have inspired greatly over the course of their terms. We all sincerely thank them for all their hard work and dedication to the store and us members here at MS.

Here are the details for our DT call and we would love for you to apply and also share the information wherever you are able.

Memorable Seasons
is holding a Design Team call until
November 19th a decision will be made by December with the new team starting in January.

Memorable Seasons is an on-line scrapbook store, gallery and message board dedicated to documenting all the seasons in your life. We are searching for a few designers to complete our team.

To apply, please email the following to
1.  Your full contact information: name, phone number, email address, and mailing address. Include your message board name if you sign up for the gallery under a name other than your given name.
2.  Links to your online gallery, blog and/or resume, if available
3.  A short paragraph about why you would like to be one of our designers and what you would add to our team.

4.  A list of your current scrapbooking commitments – other DT work, etc.

5.  Attach the following items
photos or scans of 3 total projects to include
• your favorite layout
• one card
• one altered item or an additional layout

Restrictions:  Only US addresses at this time.  Also, we prefer those who are not currently on a design team affiliated with an online store (etsy’s are fine). Manufacturer, sketch site or kit clubs with no stores attached are okay.

Design team members will receive a monthly kit sometime after the 10th of the month. You are required to create and share at least 4 projects using mostly the items in your kit on the 1st of each month. One of those 4 projects must be a card. Other requirements include choosing a layout of the week, issuing DT challenges, posting to the blog and FB on a rotating basis, active participation on the message board, on line crops, and any other promotions that may come up. Term is 6 months with an option to extend by 6 more months and a limit of 1 year. If selected to join our team your initial 6 month term will begin in January 2013.