Saturday, November 30, 2013

Documenting November/December- Alissa

I was inspired by this digital template from Scrap Orchard.

I used a quite a variety of old products from my stash.

And then I threw the whole thing in the recycling bin.

Okay, I lied. I rescued the fun bits and gave the photos to my son and then threw it in the recycling bin. I just don't love it and I don't have enough square footage for pages I don't love.

So, I tried a different approach. This time, I used two different sketches.

Sketch Support

True Kodak Moments

Papers are from Oct 31st by Fancy Pants.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sketch-a-thon is coming to town!

Has your mojo and time gone missing with all of the Holiday activities that are coming? Has it been awhile since you've had the chance to create? Well, we have a fix for that! Come join us at Memorable Seasons for the next three weeks of December as we hold our annual Sketch-a-thon! Sketches everyday of the week (Mon-Fri) from various places, prizes both weekly and a grand prize, what more could you want? Can't wait to see you there to finish up the year with a bang! 

The Details:
1. There is a new sketch every weekday (Mon-Fri).
2. Every sketch that you complete by Dec 30th will earn you an entry into our monthly prize drawing.
3. As an additional perk - if you complete a sketch the week it was assigned you are also eligible for the weekly prize.
(So anything assigned the week of 12/2,3,4,5,6 that is done by Sunday pm is eligible for the first week prize and the monthly prize.)
4. Upload your layout in the gallery and leave a link/picture on the original challenge post.
5. Bring others to play with us!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Inspired By

Hello everyone!
Stephanie here and today I am sharing a bonus challenge that is up over on the forum.
I chose this photo from The Happy Housie to take my inspiration from.

 There are lots of fun prints and textures going on here! Here is the layout I created:

I used burlap on my layout (as is on her pillow); woodgrain printed paper and the number "2" is velvet. The chevron paper on my layout is almost an exact match of the fabric on her pillow! I love the "Fall" banner going across the window frame & mimiced that in my layout.

I hope you will get a chance to stop by the forums and play along!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dig out that Vellum!

Hi, it's Susan here with this month's Stash Challenge.  How many of you have a supply of vellum that you thought was an outdated product?  Well, no longer!  If you search the latest layouts and cards, you will see plenty of fun and creative uses for this versatile paper.  It is especially nice to emboss, like I did on this layout.

Look how crisp and white my embossed design comes through on the vellum.  I love it! 

Vellum is also a fun product to use on cards, and I made this one with a sewn vellum overlay capturing a sprinkling of fall sequins.

Check out Memorable Seasons' Design Team challenges here, and see what creative things you can do with vellum this week!

(Both my projects were made using Echo Park's new collection "Reflections: Fall" - it's a real beauty!)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November Challenge #3 - Technique/Inspiration

Megan here today! This month, we are going the "inspiration" route with color palettes. I love color palettes. They help me visualize colors together that I would never think to combine. Plus, so many of the color palettes found online have a photo to go with them, so you can visualize the color combo in use in real life. 

So, for this challenge, I want you to choose a color palette from my Color My World Pinterest board and use it as your inspiration. I have over 70 palettes for you to choose from so it should be pretty easy to find something that strikes your eye. Also, "brownie points" if you use the palette's corresponding photo as a point of inspiration as well. Be sure to show us the color scheme you used with your layout! 

Here's the color palette I picked... 

And here is my layout using my Teresa Collins Memorabilia DT kit. I focused on the yellow, dark gray and light blue-green in the color palette. I also pulled some inspiration from those awesome chevron sugar cookies by including a few pieces of the gray chevron ribbon I got in my kit as well as a piece of yellow chevron washi tape I pulled out of my stash... 

The fine print:
*Create a new layout or 2 cards for this challenge. 
*Upload your creation in the gallery and link back to this forum post by Nov 30th.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Challenge #2 Tool- Alissa

I've got a Tool Challenge for you! Use your acrylic blocks.

In this layout, I used my blocks to stamp and to create shapes. I used all three of my blocks and traced around them. Your challenge is to use your acrylic blocks either for stamping or something else creative.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Challenge #1 - sketch

Another month has arrived and I (Wendy) received a kit from Fancy Pants - Collecting Moments to work with.  The first challenge up this month is our sketch challenge.

I found this image on pinterest and thought the different frame compositions would make wonderful sketches!
Here is the image...

I chose the third one on the left side to create this...

Join us in the forum and play along!