Monday, April 14, 2008

Hump Day Hat Trick

What is a "hump day hat trick" you ask? That is a term that I made up to describe what we will be doing on the message boards on Wednesdays (9pm, sharp! lol). I love hump day and I love hat tricks (something fabulous that you learn to do and that you will tend to use over & over again). The message board is up and running and I have been thinking of ways to make the chirping crickets go away and really get the board hopping. Well, hump day hat trick is just one of the things that we will be doing. It is sorta like an online class, sorta like a chat....... oh heck who am I kidding. It is a get together for ladies who scrap that we can do in the middle of the week to get our juices flowing for the weekend. I put it at 9pm est because I don't know about you but between 8am and 8pm it is all about everyone but me. The kids, the dog, the hubby, the boss, the bills whateva. 9 is usually when I can have a wee bit of quiet time, so I want to invite you ladies to come and play with me for about 30 minutes or so. We will be doing a paper piecing project titled "a mother's love is as sweet as hunny". Please don't forget to register for the boards & gallery prior to 9 so that you will be able to jump right in. Here is the pattern for the bear and you will also need the following:

*right click and print picture. The full size bear is 6 1/4 X 6 1/4 and the 2nd bear (the topper) is 5 1/2 X 4. The size does not have to be the same as mine. Just reduce or enlarge to make whatever size bear you would like. You can also right click and save if you would like to use the pattern again for a later project*

  • 7 Medium sized flowers (I used primas)
  • Pencil
  • sharp detail scissors
  • brown bazzill cardstock (or whatever color you want your bear to be)
  • lighter brown cardstock for muzzel & center of ears (scrap)
  • tan cardstock for bee hive (scrap)
  • vellum for angel wings (scrap)
  • white gel pen (for centers of eyes)
  • green cardstock for leaves & flower stems (scrap)
  • yellow bazzill cardstock for bee body (scrap)
  • black bazzill cardstock for bee body, eyes, nose, hole in bee hive & tips of antenna
  • chalk set for shading
  • fine tip black marker
  • paper trimmer

Congratulations to Marcie Morgan! She is the winner of the guest kit designer contest for this week. Her work is fabulous and we are so excited to be working with her. Check her out here. I would also like to thank all of the fabulous artist who posted layouts. It was a very tough decision and I truly appreciate your interest in designing for Gifted Memories.

Marcie, your kit is in the mail and your email will be in your inbox shortly!

We have a few ideas in the works for the message boards and would love to have your input on what you would like to see there. Just leave a comment here on the blog, contact us via the store or you can email me at A couple of the things that we will be implementing starting next week are:
  • Scrappers SOS - if you have a design dilemma, a question or tricky piece of equipment join us on the message boards on Tuesday to chat about it. One of our designers will be standing by and I am sure that there will be a good samaritan there willing to offer help in case the designer is at a loss. Time 9-10pm est
  • 101 Uses - let's talk about how you use .......... Every week, we will pick a popular tool, paper, adhesive, embelli, colorant, whateva and talk about the many different ways it can be used (we are a resourceful bunch we scrapbookers). It won't be just limited to traditional products either! Join us on Thursdays at 9-10 pm est to share your fabulous ideas!
  • Wuz Up - What are you up too? Get together with fellow crafters (not just the scrappy type) to talk about what your working on and why. Ask questions, give suggestions, share ideas and stories. For you charity scrappers, you may even be able to scare up a few donations to your cause. Join us on Sunday's at 6-8pm est.

What's new at the store :
Making Memories Ella Tag Journaling Book

Making Memories Jack Tag Journaling Book Petaloo Dahlia Box Blend, Large *I also have pink&black, blue&brown and light blue&dark blue on back order!*

Patterned Paper from Bo-Bunny, Basic Grey, Reminisce, Creative Imaginations and Fancy Pants

Creative Imaginations Rhonna Farrer Overlay Thanks for stopping by the blog and see you on the boards!

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