Quote of the Week

"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." ~ John C. Maxwell

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August's Guest Designer

I am pleased and honored to introduce this month's Guest Designer - Missy Harris. Missy and I met while she worked for my husband as one of the field crew he has each summer. Our son LOVES her and she has an awesome dog (Hi Max!) but mostly due to me feeling like I might have had a small part in her paper crafting...

Without further ado here are her lovely (I may be biased) cards. All are done using 'scraps' left over after the making of a magnetic board for her new sister-in-law. Many of the scraps are from the Basic Grey Marrakech Theme Set, Rub-ons and Chipboard Stickers which of course MemoryWorks carries in the current catalogue.

I love the detail of the center design on this card and honestly likely would never have thought to do a card with it thinking it needed a larger 'canvas'.

It's a little hard to read but Thanks is across the front of this cute card. I love the cascading effect she achieved by layering.

Who could resist this card's simple yet important message to 'enjoy life'? And the bird just brings a smile to my face.

And last but certainly not least is another Thank You card. I love how Missy placed the 'vines' down the side to balance the vertical lines on the other side.

She will never be allowed to tell me again that she doesn't do cards now that I've shown you all that indeed she does and does them well.

I am currently working on a couple of things. The one I hope to get up tomorrow is a layout using product from this current catalogue and last years to show that you can mix old and new successfully. The other is highlighting using your scraps to make cards, layouts and altered items. In these economic times using every piece of product is a good thing...

Remember if you want to be a Guest Designer contact me and we'll talk :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Kids & Digi Stamps

Ok I meant to get this up yesterday but better late than never right? Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it... Incy Wincy Designs has a heart and that is just one reason you should pop over and check them out. They choose a group/class/etc to donate to this time around it is Sir Thomas Playford Kindergarten. They hold challenges and they have some very fun digi stamps! What more could you ask for?

Watch this weekend for me to post some projects I've been working on

Friday, August 7, 2009

HUGE Tamron Giveaway

Don't miss it! Today is the last day to enter @iHeartFaces HUGE giveaway. A Tamron Zoom Lens valued at $629.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Good to the last drop...

This morning I am sharing some projects done by my talented friend Jennifer Hirschi. She has used products in the current MemoryWorks catalogue.
Psst - exciting news!! We will now have 2 catalogues a year. Watch for the new catalogue to debut shortly.

But I digress - I challenged Jennifer (heck I challenged a whole email group I'm on) to do projects using items from the current MemoryWorks Catalogue and from their stash. You see even though I sell new product I know many are like me in these tough economic times and needing to use what they have on hand before they can get that desired new thing. And you know what that's ok! Use your old stuff I can help you find ways to do that to make it fresh again - then when we have gotten through our stash come to me and I'll help you restock (wink wink). Seriously though - it is perfectly ok to use old product with new, to mix product lines that go together and ok to be using every scrap you have to whip of some wonderful creations. The following papers are all lovely but are all left over from other projects I did at Retreat this past June. I took them in to Jennifer and said make stuff and left her to it. The only thing I asked was for the layout size to be at least 8x8. The following is what she did and I think they are awesome.

First is an 8 x 8 layout using the Tutti Frutti Theme Set from Doodlebug.

She used the same theme set to make this adorable card.

And who wouldn't want this tag on a gift, card or layout? The Pebbles So Tweet Theme Set was used for this tag...

...this 8x8 layout and...

this card. WOW what a way to use your stash!

The last 2 items are made using American Crafts very fun Craft Fair Theme Set - another lovely card and another 8x8 layout.

I am hoping to bring you a guest designer at least once per month to showcase some of the awesome talent out there along with the awesome product that MemoryWorks offers.

If you live in the Boise/Mtn Home area of Idaho and want to get in on being a 'guest designer' drop me a note ersehnen@gmail.com with guest designer in the subject line and we'll talk :)