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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Two Design Team Positions Open

Over at Scrapping the Moments, we are looking to add two new members to the design team. Here are all the details from our leader Pat Bishop.

"I am having an open call for 2 people to join our DT @ Scrapping the Moments.
We are a small, friendly,  scrap booking/paper crafting community.

I am looking for someone to head up the weekly photography challenge.
You do not need to be a professional photographer to do this.
But I would like someone who is excited about taking photos & know their way around their camera.
You would have to come up with a weekly idea of what we should photograph.
You can see what we have been doing here http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/index.php?topic=2267.0
If you are interested please send some of your photos, ideas you might have for the challenges, a little about yourself,
and if you have a blog please send me a link to it, to pat@scrappingthemoments.com  By February 4,2012
If you can't post on the members board or gallery please do not apply.
I am only looking for people who can participate & show interest in our community.

The 2nd position will be doing an ATC challenge. We have just started doing these & there is a lot
of interest in these ATCs by our members. Only apply if you can commit to doing a monthly challenge
and to participate on the message board & gallery. If interested please send me some samples of your
work,especially ATCs you have done & if you have a blog or gallery send a link to that also.
You can send this info to pat@scrappingthemoments.com by February 4,2012.

There is no compensation at this time for our DT members. But there is joy from sharing our talents with others.

Pat Bishop"

If you are interested let her know. Best wishes and spread the word. Thanks!

Vintage Love is Here

I love making greeting cards for Valentine's Day. When my husband and I were dating, he started a tradition of giving each other cards for special occasions. I hadn't been a big card person then but after he started giving me so many great cards, I loved it. I loved giving as much as receiving them. Valentine's Day was one of the best times to get a wonderful card from him. So you can say, he is one of the reasons I got into card making. I loved that feeling of receiving a card from someone I loved and loved me.

So with that in mind, we are happy to introduce our "Vintage Love" Collection. I enjoyed creating a daytime and night time versions of these cards. I love the variety that came from my limited supplies.

If you need a special card for your loved ones, they will be available in our Etsy store ( www.kellyron.etsy.com  ) for $5.00 each plus shipping and handling. Also, if you would like us to type your expressions on the inside of the card or a organza bag, let us know. What a great way to show someone how much you love them.

Presenting....

Vintage Love Collection 2012












Don't you feel the love????

Pick up a card or two from our Etsy shop this week. We will be posting these cards there over the next few days. Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day!

K. Simone Designs... where our cards are the gift!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Coloring Books

Coloring books... I love them. A few years ago before my artistic discovery, my husband bought me some coloring books with paints. I had been feeling like I wanted to color and paint out of the blue. I hadn't painted probably since elementary school. So I jumped in and started coloring with crayons, then colored pencils and finally paints. I was so surprised how much I enjoyed this. It was so relaxing and expressive.

I recently got back into the mood and started coloring again. It seems to help me in between card making projects. The colors fill up my creative tank so I have more to give to other artsy passions.

Here is a page I did that I just love! I love butterflies and color so this was a perfect combo for me. I added some inspirational words for me and that was it. I have this posted so everyday I can be reminded of my beauty, worth and purpose.

Live In Color





So, when is the last time you picked up a coloring book? I have Disney books and they are fun. Get your kid's books and have a ball. Don't worry about perfection and mistakes. Just let yourself be free to have fun and express yourself through color.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January Card Challenge 2012

Happy New Year to you all! Hope your holidays were wonderful with family and friends. Also, I want to thank all of you that follow me and/or commented on my blog. Creatively, 2011 was a fantastic year for me and looking forward to more fun, exciting projects and opportunities this year.

Ok, here is the new January card challenge for Scrapping the Moments. I thought after all the busy holidays we could do an easy challenge. I am sure you all have scraps leftover from all the beautiful layouts and cards you made. So the challenge is to use your scraps to make a card.

Directions:

Use any shape or size scraps of leftover paper on a card. Make it as simple or fancy as you want. Here is what I did. I cut several strips of paper and adhered them to the card. That was it. Check it out!

Used white and pink cs, Echo Paper patterned paper, and the flower is from American Girl Crafts.



Join us over at Scrapping the Moments for more information on this challenge and fun! January Card Challenge 2012