Memory Standouts March 1st, 2015

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It’s time for a fresh set of Memory Standouts!

Congratulations to all the scrappers who have their pages featured here!

You are all in the running to be picked as  March’s Memory Standout.

The winner will receive a gift certificate to the store!

This week’s layouts have been chosen by: Rita

Rita’s Gallery and Blue Flower Art Store

First up we have this layout by sawulik called “Dream”, The bright paint splashes and buttons caught my eye first and then looking at it closely, I noticed the arrangement of arrows, the buttons are wired into a balloon bouquet and the meaning of the message of the word art. Wonderful layout.

The word art caught my eye in this layout by mimisgirl. On closer inspection, I noticed that the word art was contained within the curve of the wave. Well done with that.

I love the geometric design of the diamonds in this layout by Didou. The wordart and the scribbled heart also fit in with the theme and I love how the photo colours match the general palette. Beautiful work.



Continuing with a geometric theme, I love the brightness and brushwork of this layout by chigirl. I particularly like the way the straight elements of the stitching and ribbon were used to attach the diamonds and the little ornamental flower and leaf branch is used to attache the horizontal elements. Just delightful!


I’m stuck on the geometric theme this week, the brightness and crossing lines of this layout by brinic caught my eye. It is just so cheery and as the title states, too cool. Love it!

This week’s challenges:

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February 19 FEB – 25 FEB ~ Weekly Challenge #6 by Scrapmemories. 

Well here it is February already. If you were like me, it took a few weeks to rebound after the holidays. My goal is to be more organized this year which results in less stress. Part of that preparation is greeting card making for all occasions. It’s a simple process (keeping it simple is also my motto for this new year).

Create a 4×6 card design with a saying for any occasion like birthdays, anniversary, sympathy, get well, etc. Don’t forget to post it here. Transform these cards into notecards by printing the jpg files and adhering them to card stock or pre-cut 4×6 cardstock quality blank cards (found at any craft store).

Here’s my first card- Birthday:

Card by ScrapMemories.

Card by BrightEyes.

Challenge #7 – 23 Feb – 1 Mar ~ Weekly Challenge #7 by twinsmomflor.

Hey ladies, hope you play this week with me. Let’s play with brushes. How about an easy challenge, lets frame your photo with brushes…..

Layout by twinsmomflor.

Layout by Dady.

February Monthly Challenge Highlights #4.

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February 2015 – Artsy Challenge by MissK.

Welcome to the February 2015 Artsy Challenge

For this challenge I would like you all to try textures. Textures give dimension and dynamic to your pages. An effect which you can achieve by layering, using stamps, paints, blending, shadowing etc. There is no wrong or right. It’s all about you having fun and creating in your own style. However it would be great if you could incorporate art journaling in your page design.

Layout by MissK.

Layout by sandsock.

Welcome to the February Random ChallengeWell, when people say February, I think of my birthday  but most people would think “Valentine’s Day” 
Not everyone has their  but we all love something , someone , or somewhere .
This month, I’ll keep it simple…

 

  • Scrap something, someone or somewhere you love…
  • use ONE or more heart(s) on your page (it doesn’t have to be an element, could be a heart shaped Frame, a heart pattern on the paper, etc)
  • journaling: one or more lines of why you love what you love

 

Layout by France.

Layout by mimisgirl.

Memory Standouts 22nd February, 2015

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It’s time for a fresh set of Memory Standouts!

Congratulations to all the scrappers who have their pages featured here!

You are all in the running to be picked as  February’s Memory Standout.

The winner will receive a gift certificate to the store!

This week’s layouts have been chosen by: HeatherT

HeatherT’s Gallery and HeatherT’s Store.

Heather here, popping in from a warmer-than-usual winter on the coast! Here are five pages that really caught my eye from the gallery this week:

1. “Anaïs” is a wonderful double-page by Brinic. I love how the hair dangles down and is echoed on the right hand page by the doodles poking up. The “bubbles” on the right echo the suds on the little girl’s face, and the black and white photo is such a great contrast with the bright, Spring-y colors. Just a delightful page!
 

2. “Good Morning,” by AnikA, is another stunner of a page, with its unusual use of brown and orange, and the great graphic mask and scribbles. The happy smile on the man’s face lights up the photo just like the mask makes such a bright spot on the page.

3. AussieKat’s “Loving This” is a great example of less is more: 1 photo, 1 wordart/frame, 1 flower, and some brushwork all come together to place the emphasis on this super-sweet mother/son interaction.

4. “Poppies,” by Azeline, caught my eye because of the terrific colors playing all together on this page. What a riot!

5. And finally (argh, I always wish I could pick many more than just 5!), another color bomb: “Be Bold” by chigirl. Love the bright colors paired with all that white and black. And some wonderful photos to top it all off!

This week’s challenges:

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February 12 FEB – 18 FEB ~ Weekly Challenge #4 by Fu-mom

Welcome to Weekly Challenge #4 – 12 FEB – 18 FEB
Photo Blend Challenge
That’s a simple rule.
Please use at least 1 picture.

Layout by Fu-mom.

Layout by BrightEyes.

February 16-22 ~ Weekly Challenge #5 by danesa

Welcome to Weekly Challenge #5 - ”Read”y or Not!
If someone were to read a book, about you, TODAY, what would your title and book cover be? I’ve been coming out of my shell and speaking my mind more lately. I’ve always made a conscious decision to try not to offend anyone and that has meant that I’ve not always spoken my true feelings or what’s on my mind. As I turn 60, this year, I’m finding my voice more & more. I still try to keep my words kind, however, I also have an opinion and I shouldn’t keep it, always, for fear of someone taking offense. So, today, my book title would be, “The Becoming of Me.” I like finding my voice. 
This week’s challenge is to make a title and book cover about YOU, at this time in your life.

Layout by danesa.

Layout by pitiscrap.

February Monthly Challenge Highlights #3.

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February 2015 – Inspiration Challenge by MissK

Welcome to the February 2015 Inspiration Challenge

Again I draw inspiration from colours all around me, especially now the grey and gloomy days here in Shanghai – China has come. On bad pollution days I long for spring and the better weather and the gorgeous spring colours.

When I saw this picture taken in my beloved Asia I knew it inspired me to make a page. I hope it will inspire you to create as well. Let your creativity flow and let the colours, shapes, composition etc. of the picture inspire you for this month’s entry.

MissK’s layout.

Layout by pitiscrap.

February 2015 – Template Challenge by aichaku

Welcome to the February Template Challenge

How’s 2015 been treating you? I’ve been so busy fire-fighting emergencies and crises at work and at home! January just flew by – like that! Gosh! It’s February already and here’s the Template that you will be working with this month:

Designed by Soco has designed this awesome template for us this month.
Check out her store >>>HERE <<< for more awesome products.

 

Layout by aichaku.

Layout by AussieKat.

Memory Standouts 15th February, 2015.

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It’s time for a fresh set of Memory Standouts!

Congratulations to all the scrappers who have their pages featured here!

You are all in the running to be picked as  February’s Memory Standout.

The winner will receive a gift certificate to the store!

This week’s layouts have been chosen by:

ChantalS of Pretty Dutch Designs.

Pretty Dutch Design’s Gallery and Pretty Dutch Design’s Store.

1. Rain on my mind by Fu-mom
That photo is so beautiful! The blending is perfect and I love the emotions of the wordarts. It matches so great with the photo.

2. Bergeronnette by Pitiscrap
I  absolutely adore the blending of that bird and his reflection! So so beautiful! This one has to be printed.

3. Capture Love by Motherbear
This one had to be picked! WOW! Those photo’s are priceless! Everything comes together so very well in this layout! The colors the template. It’s just perfect! 

4. mr & mrs by eve11ne
I  love the template she used. The photo is so cute and I think the cluster is stunning!

5. Gla gla gla by Anne PC
Sometimes less is more! I love the extraction of the ice. Beautiful layout!

This week’s challenges

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February 2 – 11 ~ Weekly Challenge #1 by JillW.

Welcome to Weekly Challenge #1 – February 2 through February 11, 2015 (as it is part of the Birthday Bash challenges )

February already!! I have to admit, I’m happy that January is behind me – that’s one month of winter gone here in Northern Illinois! So with that – the first challenge for February is “Pass the Parcel”

Layout by JillW.

February 5 FEB – 11 FEB ~ Weekly Challenge #2 by Stefanie S.

Welcome to Weekly Challenge #2 - February 5th to February 11th, 2015

Hello all, Stefanie (Eyeore) here, this is my first time of hosting a weekly challenge and I trust that you will have fun with it. As part of our Birthday celebrations (and because I love Eeyore and what would he be without his tail?) the game/challenge I have for you is to pin the tail on the donkey.This means I would like you to add a piece of ribbon to your layout. I love using ribbon to visually anchor a button in place or to add that special dimension when I include a fabulous twirling ribbon into one of my clusters.

Layout by StefanieS.

February 9 FEB – 15 FEB ~ Weekly Challenge #3 by Margje

Welcome to Weekly Challenge #3 – 9 FEB – 15 FEB 2015

Hello everybody!
I have a confession to make, I really love to have fun with photo’s! I Always think of ways to make them more exciting, artsy, special in any way! So for this challenge I want you to change a big photo in anyway! How is up to you! Think about changing the colors(partial) or making a painting or a sketch from it, doodle on it, blend it! Whatever you come up with will be fine! Then make us a beautiful page with it!

Layout by Margje.

February Monthly Challenge Highlights #2.

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We have monthly and weekly challenges so come and play along, stretch your skills and possibly win a guest CT spot.

February 2015 – Every Little Bit Challenge by mijo

Welcome to the February Every Little Bit Challenge

For this challenge one of our designers creates a freebie mini kit.
Your challenge is to use every little bit (all papers and elements) in this kit to create your layout.
You may duplicate papers/elements, you may add a title and some journaling, but you cannot add anything else!

Here’s the mini kit that you will be working with this month:

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Heather T. has designed this gorgeous mini kit for us this month.
Check out her store >>>Heather T.<<< for more awesome products.

Layout by mijo.

Layout by Jan.

February 2015 – Typography Challenge by heathert.

Welcome to the February Typography Challenge: Typelift an ad from the 1940′s

This month, I’ll let you pick your own ad if you like, from this wonderful collection of vintage ads–this is the Household category from the 1940′s (you could also use Travel, if you like). Here are just a few samples, but what I’d like you to do in your layouts is to find a font that looks similar for the title, and a font that looks similar for the journaling. Try and stick with the color range and general feel, if you can. Note that you have over 50 pages of samples, so don’t get TOO lost! *laugh*

http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/household-ads-1940s

Here are a few of my favorites, and likely typelifting subjects:

*giggles* Sorry, I couldn’t resist. But look at the nice Western-style slab font they’re using (such as Showguide)–and black and white layouts always end up being striking!

The next one is a nice, timely Valentine’s ad. Great banner & heart, and a swell script font, such as Society Editor.

Who can resist these colors, even if it’s about fonts?  Looks like some cool art deco going on here. The condensed, serif font has all kinds of cool little bits about it (such as the “G” not having a right-hand serif on the middle bar, or the “S” not having any serif at all); Ayres seems a good choice for this one. (Note that there are several other fonts in this ad which could be mimicked as well.)

And finally, I picked this sweet ad with the beautiful handwriting and soft watercolor-like tones. “Wolf in the City” –despite its rather aggressive name–is a wonderful, flowing font much like what’s pictured here.

 

The advert I chose:

For my layout, I chose a duo-color ad that struck me for its layout and “sensible” fonts (I guess it just seemed “clean” to me), and made a layout usingBodoni fonts for the main title and body copy, as well as “Florence” for the condensed, sans-serif lines that were used as a contrast.

Layout by heathert.

Ad chosen by pitiscrap.

Layout by pitiscrap.

Memory Stand Outs February 8

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Congratulations to apottinger for her gorgeous layout and for being the January Memory Standout winner!

It’s time for a fresh set of Memory Standouts!

Congratulations to all the scrappers who have their pages featured here!

You are all in the running to be picked as  February’s Memory Standout.

The winner will receive a gift certificate to the store!

This week’s layouts have been chosen by: Dunia of Dunia Designs

Dunia Designs Store and Dunia Designs Gallery

1. Birthday Boy by farrahjobling

This page is the cutest, I just love the big picture, and the neutral look with bits of color, awesome!

2.  Find Joy by mimisgirls

Another fantastic page with a big pic, I think everything here is so adorable!

3.  Best Friends by Sucali

The clean and simple look of this page with the super adorable pic it’s just so beautiful!

4.  Make a wish by Ange

I love the simple lines, and the big journaling, this page really stands out for me!

5.  xoxo by RachelS

I just love the graphic looking and the color scheme in this page, it’s really amazing!


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