Monday, October 29, 2007

and the winner is...


Lisa, your layout is sooo cute....totally feels like fall! We loved all of your hand-cut elements and your little button tree. Totally fun and inspiring! So email us your mailing addy and we'll get your goodie box to you ASAP!

I know we always say it, but choosing the winner is the hardest part of the month for us...everyone's layouts are special in a different is always so hard to choose! We wanted to give a "shout-out" to the following ladies as well:

Stephanie Howell
Kristi Livingstone
Rebecca Tanton
Lisa Hausman

Well, we hope everyone has a FUN Halloween this week! Remember to take lots of pictures so you can do some scrapping when it's all over! (wink)

Next month we are doing something fun and different so come back next Monday to see just what we're talkin' about....we can't wait!!

Thanks for the awesome month, we'll see ya soon!

Kim and Tal:)

Friday, October 26, 2007

a little somethin' extra...

I saw these Halloween stamps at Michael's (Martha Stewart) and I couldn't I'm adding 'em to this months goodie box!

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend...remember you have till Monday to send us a layout for this months challenge. Just email us a copy of your page to and we'll put it up in the Goodie Gallery.

And speaking of the looks amazing! We just love to see all of your submissions and appreciate the comments that you all make on eachothers work...that's totally what we want to see.

See ya on Monday when we announce the winner!!!


Monday, October 22, 2007

one more week!

Hi, Girls!!!

Just a little reminder that you have 1 more week to get your pages in for the "Welcome, Fall" challenge! If you don't have any photos, then get outside and take some pictures while the leaves are still around. For us Fall is a very short season so we totally have to make the most of it while we can. I took my girls for a walk today and we did lots of playing in the was so much fun!

And just a couple more Halloween ideas for ya...

"Halloween Candy Jar" by Talia Audenart

I love candy's yummy, but most of all, cute! I used a Heidi Swapp mask and black spray paint on this jar, added a little ribbon and that was it. Fill with your favorite Halloween candy and you're good to go!

"Bat Goodie Bags" by Talia Audenart

These little goodie bags can be made for friends, teachers, whomever!! Just add some wings and eyes to a plain brown bag, then stamp the word Boo! Have fun!

We can't wait to see what else you guys have for us, so keep those submissions coming and we'll announce our winner one week from today!!

Happy Fall!

Friday, October 19, 2007

pumpkins and stuff!

Halloween is quickly creeping up on us and we still have some more ideas to share with you all!

"Spooky" Window by Kim Loewen
Isn't this window that Kim made so cute??? All she did was add the Making Memories wall art alphabet letters to her wondow, and then the cute Martha Stewart rubons. I love how it turned out!!!

And now for some totally fun pumpkins...

Kim took a different route for "decorating" her pumpkins this year...

Instead of just carving pumpkins like we typically do, she had some fun with black spray paint and Heidi Swapp masks. Try different words, phrases or even monograms!! So fun!

Another fun idea for pumpkin decorating is glittering them up!!! I got these fake pumpkins at Michael's for 40% off (and I think they're 50% off right now!) and then bought 2 different colors of the Martha Stewart glitter. This glitter is my favorite...the pieces are super fine and awesome. So all you do is dilute your regular craft glue with water. This will allow you more time to work, it won't dry so quickly. Then just sweep the glue on in sections with a foam paint brush, pour the glittler over the glue, tap off the excess glitter and move on to the next section. Seriously, glittering all 3 of these pumpkins was such a fast project and I can use them again next year!

Okay, so you all have until Monday, October 29th to submit your pages for the "Welcome, Fall" challenge. It's so fun to see what's new in our inbox everyday, so keep 'em coming! Thanks again to all of you for supporting us and having fun with us! Now go have some fun with your still have lots of time to get ready for Halloween!!!


Monday, October 15, 2007

Halloween Garlands!

It's Monday again and we're back with some more fun and spooky Halloween ideas!

First of all, check out Kim's totally cute little "Chair Garlands" that she made for her house. I love them!! The Making Memories clear accents and word stickers are the perfect touch. All she did was cut circles, add her letters (you can use rubons, stickers, foam stamps, whatever you want!), added her cute accents and then attached them with ribbon. So fun and easy!! How cute would this look in your front entryway???

"Chair Garlands" by Kim Loewen

And since we are all about garlands right now I made one for my kitchen window using scraps! Thats right, I didn't buy one new thing for this garland....have fun mixing and matching papers and accents that you already have to make a "Trick or Treat" garland for your own home.

"Trick or Treat Garland" by Talia Audenart

Each of my letters are mounted on to a piece of chipboard to keep it stable and then I punched holes and attached them all together with plastic zipties. This project was so fun to I said, I love using what's already in my stash, so check out what you have and have some fun making your own little Halloween Garlands!

You still have 2 more weeks to submit your "Welcome, Fall" pages! Thanks to all who have submitted so far. If you're feeling like you don't have many photos then challenge yourself to do a little photoshoot this week in the leaves, or even get your kids dressed up early and take pictures in their Halloween costumes. I love taking pictures of my girls ahead of time...less stress on the day of!

Email us at if you have any questions and we'll back again this week with more ideas!!


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

sneak peek!

Well, here it is....this month's *sneak peek*!!!!

In this month's Goodie Box, the winner will receive:

6 sheets Making Memories patterned paper
1 sheet Halloween "Word Fetti" stickers
1 sheet Halloween Alphabet/Border stickers
1 sheet Halloween Ephemera stickers
15 chipboard buttons
4 assorted ribbons!

This Halloween page kit by Making Memories is sooooo cute...whoever wins will be able to scrap some super cute Halloween photos from this year! We hope everyone had a great weekend (did all you Canadians have a good Thanksgiving?) and we are always excited to receive page submissions in our inbox. Remember to email us your pages to and we'll get them in the Goodie Gallery ASAP!

Check back soon for more *FALL* inspiration!!!

Talia and Kim:)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

some more inspiration!

Hi, Girls!

Just thought I'd post a couple more layouts before Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada...

"A Season of Change" by Kim Loewen

"Little Witch" by Talia Audenart

Thanks for all of the submissions so far...we can't wait to see what else we get! Don't forget to comment on eachother's work in The Goodie Gallery, and check back on Tuesday for this month's sneak peek....

See ya then!

Tal and Kim:)

Monday, October 1, 2007

challenge #7: "Welcome, Fall"

Okay, girls…here we are! Another Monday, another new month, another challenge! Are you ready? Good…let’s go!

I don’t know about all of you, but Kim and I are definately feelin’ the fall fever…we are loving everything that has to do with fall, leaves and of course, Halloween, so our challenge for this month is: “Welcome, Fall!”

"Seriously" by Talia Audenart

This is an easy one, and we just want all of you to HAVE FUN….

Show us your layouts that have anything to do with the fall season and Halloween. We want to see lots of leaves, pumpkins and cute kids in scary (or sweet) costumes. Show us what you got and just go for it!

Also this month, Kim and I will be sharing lots of fun, extra ideas for you all to get into the Halloween spirit…we can’t wait to share everything we have in store! So just to get you going a bit, here are some cutie-cute cards made by Kim. Don’t ya just love them???

Halloween Cards by Kim Loewen

Remember, we welcome all page sizes as well as digital ones, too. We love seeing your work every month and always look forward to your submissions. As always, the same rules apply:

-Each person can submit up to 2 pages.
-Email us a jpeg of your layout to and we’ll post it in the Goodie Gallery as soon as we can.
-Anyone can play along! Just remember, if you live outside of Canada or the US and you happen to be one of our winners, we simply ask that you pay the shipping on your Goodie Box.

The winner for this month’s Goodie Box will be announced on Monday, October 29th so until then stay tuned for our sneak peek as well as LOTS more fall and Halloween inspiration!

We can’t wait to see your pages!!!

Talia and Kim :)