Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Project Life

I don't do a project life.  Since it is just the two of us and the dog, it would be rather boring. But, I was asked this month to complete a project for this  so I journaled all about a rather eventful week. I used Fancy Pants Trendsetter and their envelopes - both clasp and tissue were just perfect to hold my journaling tags! i have a photo from each day and added a tag with the journaling. Even if you don't do a project life I hope you join in with a project like this. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Come Celebrate NSD with Memorable Seasons!

Color Your World crop

We here at Memorable Seasons have cooked up some colorful challenges to help you celebrate National Scrapbook Day.  We are so excited to share our inspiration with you and to award some prizes.  So come and join us starting this Wednesday, May 1st for the fun!

Starts:  Wednesday, May 1st
Ends:  Monday, May  6th by 5am EST

1.    Challenges will be offered Wednesday evening through Saturday morning and all creations are due by Monday by 5am EST.
2.       To qualify for each challenge you must create a new layout or 2 cards for the challenge.
3.       You must upload your creation in the gallery and link back to the appropriate challenge.
4.       Bring a friend!
5.       Have fun!

Prize:  We will have a grand prize of a GC which will be based on points.  Each challenge completed will give you 1 point, one winner from each challenge will be voted (by the DT as the favorite) and be awarded 2 points, and be looking for ways to earn bonus points that will pop up anytime during the crop time period!  Be on the lookout for other prizes scattered throughout the challenges also.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bella's So Noted Collection with Bev

OMG ... Look at the fabulous Carta Bella - So Noted Collection 
that I was privileged to create with at Memorable Seasons as GDT this month.

 Even the flip sides and accents I was given are the best.
Such a great mix of colours some soft and some bright and bold.

I was also given the chance to order a few more pieces that made it fun to play with.
AND here are some of my projects that I am thrilled to share with you.

First I started with the very dark cardstock, lots of layers and had fun popping with red.
Fun stamping, punches, lots of inked edges and added some brads

On this piece I went very much lighter in layers and played with some ribbon accents.
More details later this month with a challenge for you to play along.

On this last layout I was looking to keep it an open white space page..
 but needed to base it by adding paint done over a circular stencil with some added dots.
I still used layers, punches, floral with bling and some fun twine and shaped buttons.

This card was easy enough with lots of scraps from the collection.
Punched a border, fussy cut the pennant from the accent sheet. Layered some colours
and then made a floral cluster to add to the tag as the main piece using
flowers and a piece of lace. Lots of inked edges to pop everything.


I also would like to take time and share the mini album I made using the 
same Collection and some of the accents off the accent sheet.
The silver base you see is Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber.

I order to keep the centre a little thinner so it wouldn't pop open so
much I put a run of paint on all the centres and then added paper.

This page has a few more stickers and also punched the accent piece. 

Each page is just a tad different to add some variety. 

I will probably add a few more accents and trims when
 I chose and apply the photos.

The back cover has a sticker from the collection and I fussy cut the bird from the paper.

This cute mini will be perfect on someone's coffee table on display.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you 'll  visit us at Memorable Seasons
 because we all have some amazing challenges that we'd love to share with you.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Welcome to Bev our April GDT!

Hi all my Scrappy Friends... I am really excited to share with you 
that I am the GDT for Memorable Seasons for the month of April.
Not only do I get to play with some amazing product but I am excited
to share some fun projects along with some great challenges throughout the month.

I play with some fussy cuts, some stamping, make some banners, play with ribbon,
punch things, doodle some and had great fun with some stencils and paint too.

Flowers are fun to use on so many projects too.

I am also excited to share a mini I started with you too.
Would love for you to stop by and even play along with us this month 
at Memorable Seasons... and I 'd love to see what you create to share with us too.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Challenge - White Space

Did you know you can search Pinterest for just about everything including white space! I found lots of inspiration both for the house and for scrapping. I love the pop of color in this room and the gate like entry in the second.

So my challenge to you is to leave white space on your layout! It is not as difficult as you think. Here is my layout which actually uses a sketch from my Scraps and More. 

So have fun and let's see those pages with white space. You have until the 30th to upload to the gallery and link to the thread to be eligible for the monthly prize. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

April Challenge #5 - Stash

Hi all! Megan here with your next challenge. So what do we ALL have in our stash? Die-cuts! Yep. You know you've got 'em so let's use 'em!

I used this awesome layout by Lilith Eeckels that I found on Pinterest for inspiration. I love how she used all sorts of different die-cuts and labels on this one. And of course I love the overall design. You can see my pin here!

And here is my take on her layout using my Glitz Color Me Happy April kit available in the Memorable Seasons store and several die-cuts from my own stash...

So, your challenge is to use at least four pre-made die-cuts on your project. By pre-made I mean the die-cuts have to be created by a manufacturer and not made by you on a die-cutting machine. You can lift Lilith's layout like I did or do something completely different - that's up to you!

Be sure to...
(1) Create a new layout or 2 cards for this challenge, and...
(2) Upload your layout to the gallery and link back to the challenge thread in the forum by April 30th for an entry into the monthly prize drawing.

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Challenge 3 - Tool

This month we are using Pinterest as our inspiration. My challenge is to use a tool and I wondered if I could find different ways to use a punch other than what it was intended for. In my search I found this cute card

The scallop circle punch was used for the wings and tail.

So I used my scalloped circle punch to make flowers!

After punching the circle, I made slits and scrunched. For one of them I folded the cut piece in half to form petals.  The other flower petals are actually the ribbon part of a medallion punch.

The challenge is for your to make a layout or two cards using a punch with a twist. Please tell us what punch you used and the twist. Be sure to upload your work into the gallery by April 30th and link to the correct thread to be eligible for the monthly prize. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

April sketch challenge!

Hey everyone! I have a fun sketch for you today -- I know I had fun with it! I found this one on Pinterest (one of my most favorite places to find any kind of inspiration!)

Here's the pin:

The Sketch:

And my take:

I'd love for you to play along! Create a new layout or 2 cards for this challenge, Upload your layout to the gallery and link back here by April 30th.