Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome Back Creative Scrappers!

I am so happy that Creative Scrappers is back! I've missed their awesome sketches and am just thankful that there was such a great archive of CS sketches to reference during their absence. But, Kristine came back with a bang with sketch #251. I had so much fun playing along with this sketch and I also pulled a little inspiration for it from Inspired To Scrap's crop challenge #3 to add a frame of some sort to your page. So I chose to add a twine border! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Back to School Crop at Memorable Seasons!

The Back To School Crop is in full swing over at Memorable Seasons and I thought I would share my challenge for it here as well. I hope you'll join us!

We all learn a lot during our school years. It seems like all we do for those years is absorb new information and knowledge. But, did you ever think about how much learning we do in our everyday lives, at any age? So, that's what this challenge focuses on...learning OUTSIDE the classroom. The challenge is to scrap about a non-school related learning experience. It can be about you or someone else, doesn't matter. Think about the possibilities...learning a musical instrument, a sport, a child learning to ride a bike, etc. There are lots of possibilities here!

And this is my example I created using my Studio Calico Here and There kit. This layout is about a cooking class I took a couple years back with a bunch of girlfriends.

Remember to:
* Create a new layout or 2 cards for this challenge.
* Upload your creation to the gallery and link back to this forum post by Monday, Sept 16th.

All those who complete the challenge will go into a drawing for a little RAK from me!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Crop time at Memorable Seasons!

Hey all! I wanted to let you know that we are having an online crop over at Memorable Seasons this weekend. The festivities begin tomorrow and go all weekend long! We will have challenges, games, prizes and chit-chat! I'd love to see you there. Come check it out! And here's a little peek at the layout I created for my crop challenge...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Let's play some BINGO!

Time to play some BINGO over at Memorable Seasons! This challenge is simple. All you need to do is create a layout using any combination of BINGO (five horizontal, vertical or diagonal) on this card...

And here is my layout. Yes, the photos are blurry. That's what I get for trying to photograph an 18-month-old and four puppies with my iPhone. But, I felt this was too important a memory not to scrap just because of imperfect photos. I used the first column of the Bingo card (flowers, die-cuts, some sort of animal, stickers, the color orange) and my Studio Calico Here and There kit... 

Can't wait to see you call out BINGO! 

 Remember to... 
* Create a new layout or 2 cards for this challenge. 
 * Please upload your creation into the gallery and leave a link in this forum post by September 30th.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Studio Calico Here and There at Memorable Seasons!

Because the Memorable Seasons store is currently stocking up on the latest CHA arrivals, they decided to do something fun for us this month...let us decide what older collection we'd like to work with. So I decided to pounce on the Studio Calico Here and There collection! I used up every penny of my kit allowance and purchased a few extras too! This collection just had too much cool stuff to pass up. I love that it has a travel-ish (is that a word?) theme but also includes some fun animal details and lots of fun, general patterns and shapes making it a truly versatile, fun, happy collection. You will see me use it to scrap a variety of topics throughout the month!

You can still find several items from the Here and There collection, including the 12x12 paper pad and some cute cat and dog wood veneers, in the Memorable Seasons store! Go check it out!

And here are the front sides of the papers...

And the back sides of the papers...

And my embellishments and cardstock...

And here is what I created so far with this fun collection...
 (Based off Creative Scrappers Sketch #248.)

(Scraplift of Memorable Seasons Member of the Month, Berta!)