Making Memories' designer - Wendy Bretz - created this layout. This simple layout incorporates multiple style programs such as Noteworthy and Wedding. It inspired me to pull out some of my older scrapbooking supplies and mix and match them on a layout.
The following products have shipped to your local retailer this month.
Making Memories' new Pitter Patter collection features albums adorned with laser-cut star and flower designs that anchor
this country inspired collection, in pinks, blues and purples. Papers
play off the theme, with double-sided designs featuring innocent cats, cows,
sheep and other farm life; precious pastel patterns; and words and phrases
pulled directly from children’s favorite bedtime stories. The
embellishments take the cute factor to a new level with baby animal-topped
safety pins as well as buttons, engraved charms, stickers, plus stitched felt
and crocheted accents.
scrapbooking supplies, Making Memories had added a new layer of memory
capturing tools that include a stain-free stamp set to make permanent imprints
of tiny hands and feet. Two additional albums have been added to
accommodate these impressions, with a trilogy of vertical die-cut windows to
hold the hand and foot prints, pictures, or other multi-dimensional memorabilia.
The Slice Cordless Digital Designer is a great tool to use when scrapbooking, making cards and home decor. Have you considered using the Slice to help your kids with their school projects?
Leah Fung used the Slice and the Basic Shapes 1 Design Card to help her son with his science project. The circles - in different sizes - were perfect for all the planets. To help them stand out, Leah used a dimensional adhesive.
The Slice is easy to use. However, we recommend adult supervision for children using the Slice.
I thought it would be fun to create a layout that incorporated hearts to celebrate the month of love. I used the Slice and the Basics 1 Design Card. My favorite Slice technique is layering. I love it because it is really easy and it adds dimension to any project. I cut various hearts and added a dimensional adhesive to help them stick out.
Inspiration can be found everywhere you look. It can be found on product packaging, websites, road signs, colors, clothing, and the list goes on and on. Making Memories' designers are constantly asked to be creative for various assignments. Sometime the inspiration comes easily, however other times it is a challenge. When they have a "creative emergency" they look at non-traditional things to be inspired.
The color red is found everywhere during the month of February. This color was Wilna's source of inspiration for the following project.
Wilna made this page from her favorite Flickr favorites inspiration. She looked for some red photos and created a mosaic from it. She then transferred that idea to a layout.
have been randomly saving the Slice Design Card packaging for quite
sometime. I had visioned using them as a frame or front cover of an
altered album. For my "7" layout, I covered the front of the packaging
with pattern paper and sanded the edges to smooth it out. I adhered the
(slightly blurry) photo of my husband and I to the back of the
packaging, which now acts as a frame. This worked out perfectly, because
there were too many distractions in the background of this photo. Then
embellished the frame with clear heart accents and pearls and added the
love tickets for balance. I like the way it gives that shadow box look
to the small opening with the picture inside.
As a bonus she created another layout for us to enjoy. Consider this a bonus for the day. For this project Cindy used the Mix & Mingle and Basic Elements design cards and accented it with stickers and glitter. Thanks Cindy!
Making Memories has a new baby collection called Pitter Patter. Pitter Patter is all about making time stand still – if only for a fleeting, precious moment.
This new collection of paper, embellishments and albums are designed to
capture that sweet time when a toddler finds cardboard boxes
irresistible. When what looks like plastic animals are in their reality
a bustling jungle of wild life. When an all-blue or an all-pink
wardrobe is not only acceptable, but downright adorable.
Hey everyone. It's Laura Vegas
here with a new Designers Challenge for you. One of my favorite products to
add to my layouts is ribbon. It adds such a great texture, and you
can always find a wide selection to go with any layout. There are so many
ways to use it on your designs, and to achieve different looks with it. This
week's challenge, is to create a layout using ribbon as a way to
secure or attach something to your page.
I used the Making Memories Love
Struck collection to make this simple layout that captures a peek inside my
scraproom, otherwise known as my "creative escape". I arranged and
adhered my papers, photos, and letter stickers together on a piece of
cardstock. And then I used the Making Memories Love Struck Trims to
"secure" the cardstock to my background paper. The
cardstock is obviously adhered using regular adhesive. But the rows
of trims, with the stapled ends, give the appearance that they are holding the cardstock
piece in place.
So dig out your ribbons and
trims, and give this challenge a try. Make sure and come back if you
participate, and link us up to your take on the challenge. We'd love to
see what you come up with.