Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday's Column at BlueMoon 9-28

A new layout, "Take the Voyage and Discover," is posted on BlueMoon Design Team blog. So go ahead and check it out! Here's a link to the blog. This is using the Shining Madonna kit. Which is available now and let me tell you this is one awesome, packed kit.

just a couple close-up photos, there's more detail on the BlueMoon DT blog, please stop by and say hi!



Have a great evening!

~Melanie

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Monday Column At BlueMoon!

Each Monday, I'll be posting a layout or small project using a BlueMoon kit on the BlueMoon Design Team Blog, I hope to give you some inspiration from the kits, showing you my take on them, along with a little explanation of what I did and how I did it.

This is my first layout, using the Shining Madonna kit, available now! (and free shipping too!)

For more information please visit the Blue Moon dt blog.




Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!

I'm updating this to add there's another wonderful giveaway on the BlueMoon blog today. Here's the link, just leave a comment!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wanna win a kit????

Well here's you chance to win a BlueMoon Scrapbooking kit! Go here to Ali Edward's blog and see!

Have a good day...and good luck!

Melanie

Friday, September 18, 2009

My first kit from BlueMoon Scrapbooking

...and isn't it great!!!! You can get yours here!

I just wanted to post a few peeks of my layouts. I hope post some full layouts soon, so check back in a few days.





Hope you all have a great weekend. Also, cause you are here, I'm gonna give you a heads up a big kit give-away this weekend. But, I'll reveal it tomorrow so you can enter--so check back!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Giveaway on the BlueMoon Blog

Just go to the blog and leave a comment! Here's a link to the BlueMoon Blog! While you are there make yourself a follower, lets pump up the followers pictures with pictures of all our friends!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

When one door closes…another one opens!

At least that is the way I see it.

My term with Scrap for a Cure has come to an end. I had a great time with them, the design team and all the wonderful ladies on the message boards. I would like to thank Diane and Patti once again for the wonderful opportunity!

So I thought I would take some time and look around and that’s when it happened… another door opened! I’m so excited to announce I will the newest designer for BlueMoon Scrapbooking.

You have to check out these kits-they are so AMAZING! I feel they are a perfect fit for me!I have one (new, never seen before) kit in route to me as I write this, really hoping it gets dropped off tomorrow so I can get right in there and play! Just wait until you see this kit…awesome, actually wanna see it? Click here! They want to do 2-4 kits a month-these are limited addition kits! Love that!

I have to tell you about this company! Not only do they carry kits but also they have a “stocked” online store with the latest n’ greatest and ALL MY FAVORITE COMPANIES—Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz, Prima, Melissa Frances, Webster Pages, 7 Gypsies and I could go one forever! FREE SHIPPING with a $50 purchase---hello!-how awesome is that or $5.99 for under $50 (still a bargain!) They have how-to videos, video’s of the kits, they have a video design team, video’s of CHA so you can see all the awesome new stuff. Awesome, top-notch customer service--they even personally call you to say thank you—Who does that, that’s so cool!

AND how convenient is it that they also own a toy company and you can combine orders. Not only will you be getting a happy package just for you, but just think of your child’s face when she/he see’s a nice new puzzle or doll for them! See, very functional-you get to play, child gets to play, and you’ll have time to look at your goodies without extra little fingers “helping” you. Not only that but if you sign up on their site they send you email updates on the new stuff and even shopping discount codes for future orders.

Please check out the store, toy store, blog, and DT blog. I would like to express my gratitude and once again send a huge thank you to Lisa and Scott for this opportunity!

Stay tuned for the newest kit and some work from me!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cosmo!

I was just reading through the Cosmo Cricket blog and came across my train. It was such a surprise. I had sent it months ago just to show them what I made with their supplies, I didn't expect it to make it to the blog!

It's the 5th picture down on this link: http://cosmocricket.typepad.com/cosmo_cricket/2009/08/emails-from-friends.html

Hope you all have a great weekend and create something special! Today's my 12th wedding anniversary...Happy Anniversary Scott, I know you read this at work :) 12 years, I can't believe it!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Monday Challenge at Scrap for a Cure

First off, I wanted to wish everyone a great Labor Day Weekend! We just got back from a fun filled weekend of camping, flea-marketing and a mall trip (kids need more clothes for school and I need a pedicure!)

Each Monday at the Scrap for a Cure Blog we take turns posting challenges for you! We want you to join us. You can view the post here: Scrap for a Cure Blog or I could just copy and paste it for you too. But either way we want to see your layouts, did I mention there could possibly be RAK's in the future if you are chosen as a winner. When you finish you piece of art (aka: scrapbook layout) you can upload here: To the gallery where is says "I expect your challenge"

My challenge to you this week is adding texture to your pages…

There are so many possible ways, I’ll share a few examples from my pages this month:

On this page I added some burlap to bring texture into my pumpkin patch page. Notice the pumpkins, I could have used plain orange paper but the paper included with the September kit has the perfect amount of texture on it to really make the pumpkins pop.


Adding a bit of “wood” as the stems adds another level of texture. I used the Popsicle stick included in the run-on package, cut them in half and inked them for stems.

If you’ll notice the edges of the paper I used 3 colors of brown distress ink to really give the page a finished worn look.

Stitching is another way to bring the texture. Very simple, yet goes along way. I usually keep the brown thread readily available in my sewing machine so I can just go to town on any given page.

Layering paper is a good way to add texture. Don’t think you’ll be using all your paper up by doing this. Just use the ends and cut the middles out and glue or sew them together.

Try layering words over each other instead of a straight line as I did with “Fall Fun.” Using 2 different colors for the title brings in more interest as well.

On the page entitle “Care-free” I added lots of texture by “fancy” cutting the patterns out from the paper and curling up the edges with a pencil. I then added some Ranger, Liquid Pearls for added texture and shine.

Also by cutting apart the bling which is included in the kit, I could add it throughout the page in random areas.

Go ahead and make those pages pop with texture!! Please upload your layouts to the Challenge area in the gallery!

Melanie


Again, I want to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day and hope your enjoying the "end" of summer.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September kits are ready at Scrap for a Cure...

The September kits, at a Scrap for a Cure are ready and they are a beauty!!!!! You know I love fall and nature colors so this is so perfect for me. Also bitter sweet as I come to my last kit of my term. I would like to thank them for this opportunity. They have a great message board and awesome Design Team, so make sure you check them out. I plan on staying on the message board-you know you always have a friend there!











Here's the kit!
and don't think they stop at 1 kit, nope, they have another:

do I spy My Little Shoebox stickers in there?!?!?! Love the album included in the kit too!

Here's a link to order your very own kit and stop by the message board to chat with us!!!!!