Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Wrap Up

As 2009 draws to a close, I wanted to 'wrap up' all the videos the Video Design Team has created for you in this, our inaugural year, so here they all are in one package -

Go ahead, 'mouse around', drag them back + forth, click to enlarge + click again if you want to watch!

Have fun, + on behalf of the team + Lisa + Scott, thanks for coming by + watching the videos we create for you! + Here's to a fantastic new year with our expanded design team - it's going to be fab!

Happy New Year!

Wendy ;]

Happy Thursday from Susan!!

Hello and welcome to Thursday!!

My name is Susan Coish and I am delighted, excited and honored to introduce myself as one of the Blue Moon Scrapbooker Design Team members!!

Thursday's will be my day to share with you my creations using the BMS kits and other goodies!

But, I think first, it's important for you to get to know me a little!

I was born in Newfoundland, Canada, but currently live in New Brunswick, Canada with my husband and two daughters. I am currently working as a pediatric dream job! I went back to university after the birth of my two daughters, to obtain the Bachelor of Nursing degree! Something I am so glad I did! It's a great feeling knowing I have accomplished this huge goal in life, and my family supported me through the entire journey.

I have always loved crafting as a child, then as I got older, I dabbled in cross stitching, knitting, and later, the wonderful craft of SCRAPBOOKING!!

I was first introduced to scrapbooking by my oldest sister! Never did I think I would become this passionate about it. I have been scrapbooking now for over 6 years, and still love it just as much as the first day I started. I began participating in LOADS of online swaps, and scrapbooking mailing groups, and then about 3 years ago, I found a whole new world of scrapbooking....FORUMS!

It was at that time that I began submitting my work to magazines for publication. In the last 3 years, I have been a part of various design teams, and had 6 layouts, and some cards published. How exciting!!

My scrapbooking consists mainly of creating layouts, but in the latter part of this year, I began creating a lot of cards and discovered that I enjoy card making too.

Here are a couple of my LO's to show you my style. I create mainly using cardstock as my background paper, and clustering elements in the centre of the page, or off to the side. It's been truely awesome, and a whole lot of fun, to see how my style has evolved to what it is now, and I often have people tell me that they recognize my creations because of my scrapping style.

So...enough about's the best part...check out these peeks from the JAN kit from BMS!

This kit is called, "Hugs and Kisses" and let me tell is YUMMY!!!!

It will be available in the Blue Moon Scrapbooking Store on JAN 3rd!!!

Looks interesting, hey???

Stay tuned next week as we show you our actual projects using the Jan kits! You don't want to miss that!

And, while you're waiting, check out my blog: Scrap 'N Doodle to see some of my other work! And check back here tomorrow for another DT intro!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday's post girl here!

Hi friends my name is Abby and I’m so happy to meet all of you! I’m very excited (and a bit nervous) to be one of the newest members of the fabulous BlueMoon Design Team! Every Wednesday you’ll find me here sharing my creations made with gorgeous crafting goodies from the one and only….BlueMoon Scrapbooking. For a glimpse of my style I’d love to share some of my favorite creations accompanied by a few tidbits about me….so here goes!

As a child I dreamt of becoming a fashion designer and a photographer….neither dream panned out…..fate had other plans. No problem though….I’ve discovered a new world made of paper crafting, kindred spirits, and endless inspiration to fill this creative soul constantly…..

A visit to my crafting world is a fusion of shabby chic, femininity, sophistication, with a touch of whimsy. I love blending bits from my vintage collection of buttons, ribbons, lace, and glass bottles with my new favorites like the beauties you’d find at BlueMoon...

Creating anything with ruffles and buttons….seems to be “my thing” at the moment......though I’m always searching for new inspirations and creating something a bit unexpected…

I've also discovered I LOVE creating lovely backdrops when taking photos of my creations....must be the "wanna be" photographer in me, LOL. You'll see anything from pinecones and pearls and my vintage finds have all made their way to the "photo shoots"..... I begin my new venture with BlueMoon I hope you'll find a bit of inspiration and a new found friend here.......

In the meantime I'd love to share a few sneak peeks of the creations I've been working on for my first debut on Wednesday January 6th........

So next Wednesday grab a cup of your favorite toasty drink and visit with me…we’ll journey through this awesome creative ride together….see you then friends!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hiya from B!~

Hello all my friends, old and new! My name is Beth, most of my friends call me B.
I live in St. Louis, MO with my boyfriend and furbaby. Austin and I have been together for 4 1/2 years, while my furbaby, Miya and I have been together for over 10.
I started scrapbooking about 4 years ago with the encouragement of Austin. I fell in love instantly and never looked back.
I love to paint (acrylic and misting) and alter objects. My forte is definitely mini albums.
I make yoyo necklaces (as seen in profile pic above) and love to hunt for vintage treasures.

I also love to wakeboard. My family and friends go to our cabin over at Kentucky Lake many times during the summer.
I rarely miss a night of Grey's Anatomy and my book shelves are filled with the Dark Tower series by Stephen King and many romance novels. Wineries are another must during the summer time, as well as roadtrips, bonfires and camping.
I had so much fun making vintage Christmas ornaments this year. Here are some of my faves:

I have also been having fun with my BlueMoon kit! Here are some sneaks!

If you get a chance, pop over to my blog and say hi! I also have a page over at FB. I like to find fun inspiration, recipes, crafty projects and link people up on FB!
I can't wait to share more projects with you and would love to see your work. Feel free to share it with us over at the BlueMoon gallery! I will be posting every Tuesday! So come back to see the full reveal next week!
Have a wonderful New Years all!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Melanie's Monday Column 12-28-2009

I hope everyone had a great Holiday! This is the last layout from the Christmas Jewels kit and the last layout for December.

One of my favorite types of pictures to take is the everyday kind. Which include children's artwork and handwritten notes.

Today layout is called, Dear Santa...

This is a circle layout, I used a black sheet of paper for the background for photo purposes.

I took a picture of the note my daughter wrote to Santa (this was a couple years ago). But these are the memories I want to remember!

Have a Happy New Year!


P.S. I wanted to mention that the new Design Team will be popping in all week with intro's. Make sure you stop by each day to get to know them and see some amazing peeks from their upcoming January kit! Oh, and with the new Design Team, we will be hosting monthly challenges so make sure you check back to hear more about those!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Maya Road Christmas Tree Book

ok, my PC + I are still not the best of friends, but here's the video I promised to share with you -

Using Maya Road's Christmas tree album + Basic Grey's chipboard stickers + Pink Paislee's superb clear stickers + Christmas pps made this project an absolute snap!

Related post - here.
Suggested Materials -

or, check out this gr8 kit - on sale atm!!

Thanks for watching, + I hope you had a wonderful, peaceful + blessed Christmas Day.
Wendy ;]

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

I challenge you to create with this Maya Road chipboard album + not find yourself humming that tune!

I've created a sumptuous album for my MIL, ready for her to add her favourite Christmas photos + memories [shhh, don't tell her!!] using Maya Road's Christmas tree album + Basic Grey's chipboard stickers + Pink Paislee's absolutely stunning clear stickers + Christmas pps.

Here's a look @ what I created

Now, I have a video to share, but my PC + I are experiencing some 'pre-Christmas tension'... I'm hoping we will again be on speaking terms very shortly! So, I'm afraid I won't be sharing with you till tomorrow. But, that's part + parcel with Christmas, isn't it? The waiting + wondering!! :}

Wendy ;]

Monday, December 21, 2009

Melanie's Monday Column 12-21-2009

Today I'll share my second layout from the Christmas Jewels kit called Holiday Joy.

I used some distress stickles on the Prima Holiday Lights Branch to bring out the berries. By cutting the branch up, I ended up with 3 pieces (use metal snips for this so you don't ruin your sissors). This piece was embellished with a Prima Poinsettia, included in the kit.

Here's a close-up of the berries.

In the kit they are 25 of these really cool numbered cards. They would be perfect for a mini book, journaling blocks or just an embellishment. I used mine as journaling blocks and embellished them.

In the kit is a gold piece of Hambly Studios clear screenprint transparency. I cut mine into pieces and used them as a background. Here's a close-up of the bottom of the page.

On this layout, I used some Prima Bling (which I purchased from the store).

Wishing you the best Holiday Season!!!!!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pink Paislee 4 Christmas by Wendy

What's colour is your Christmas?

Christmas in my house is always a co-ordinated affair! When I was first married, I went mad for the traditional colour schemes - I still remember our first Christmas - I bought the most massive (faux!) tree we could afford + covered it with glorious gold + red baubles, fairy lights + luscious, fat, gold tinsel! + for good measure, a number of red wired ribbon bows!!!
After a few years I went all radical + tried a royal blue + silver colour scheme... not too bad...
Then, after a number of years of faithful service, the tree just wasn't 'fluffing up' the way it used to, + thus was relegated to the charity bin. So, an opportunity to really get radical & try some less conventional things! We spray painted a big bare branch silver & decorated it with white fairy lights + the most gorgeous set of pastel, lightly glittered glass baubles I've ever found (in my price range, that is!!).

Were we now live, we have no trees, so no branches to transform, instead I sourced some 'sticks' from a florist & tied them in bundles & created a type of espaliered stick tree, which we then decorate with 2 sets of decorations - 1 set I made using some Bazzill Bling in cream + pale blue. I cut diffent sized circles + hearts & tied them with ribbon. The other set is a collection of the most gorgeous rusty metal bells, stars & hearts. As I reread this, it sounds quite awful... but trust me, it's great!!

Anyhoo, the reason for that long, self-indulgent recounting of Christmases past, is to introduce my project - paper baubles using Pink Paislee's Christmas range in a lovely blue + rusty brown colour pallette. It's just perfect for my Christmas, + I hope you'll be inspired to try it yourself!
enjoy ;]

You can find this gorgeous Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co Paper here.

I'd love to hear your Christmas colour stories! Leave a comment - we love them! ;]

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Photo Display by Kristin

Hello and Happy Holidays!

Today I bring you a new way to decorate your 7 Gpysies photo carousel. For this video I created tags to display, and the great thing is, you can use them on your tree as ornaments or give them away as gift tags, too! I used my Slice machine and the Misletoe cartridge to create lots of fun shapes for my tags. I hope you enjoy the video!

Here are a couple close-ups of the finished project. I also included a photo of my front door display, it has the same idea and products! Go on over to to get your Christmas supplies today.

Here are the products I used:

The Slice machine
Slice cartridge: Misletoe
Misletoe Christmas paper
Tim Holtz distress ink (fired brick, vintage photo, peeled paint)
Tim Holtz blending tool
Cardboard and chipboard
Christmas colored buttons, jewels, and ribbon
Small jingle bells
Christmas stamps

The 7 Gypsies photo carousel is also great for displaying any Christmas cards you recieve. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday season!

Time to get creative!

~ Kristin

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Recipe Gift Box By: ~Marion~

Hi everyone! Well I had a lot of fun putting this little recipe gift box project together and I know you will too! With Christmas right around the corner I know we're all baking up a storm and getting ready to fill our tummy with all those yummy goodies! So here is a little project to store all those holiday recipies in. Enjoy!

Products used:

Early Bird Paper Collection by: Cosmo Cricket
Early Bird Cardstock Stickers by: Cosmo Cricket
Prima Flower
Modge Podge
Walnust Stain Distress Ink Pad By: Ranger's Tim Holtz

Monday, December 14, 2009

Melanie's Monday Column 12-14-2009

T'was the week before Christmas and BlueMoon has done it again...Giving us kit after kit so we can create with again and again.

My kit for December is called Christmas Jewels, available right now in the store! I have created 3 layouts which I'll share each Monday for the next 2 weeks. Then in January, this blog gonna be rockin' with inspiration/challenges/techniques day after day from BlueMoon's new Design Team! Once again, a big congrat's to them!

My layout is called "and the stockings were hung..."

After looking though my Christmas pictures, I came across this one. I thought if I enlarged it-I could add the 3-d stockings. I cut and stitched till I came up with 3 stockings...

Here's a close-up. I enjoyed making these one of a kind embellishments for my page.

Here are a couple tags I cut and embellished. The Making Memories paper is so pretty and it's flocked, love that detailing on it. The Maya Road Sequin Ribbon is really cool, it's the first time I ever used it. It's easy to cut and won't fall apart (I was afraid if I cut it all the sequin's would fall off, but they don't.)

I used some of the packing from Bo-Bunny-it was perfect for my page. Can you tell what I used? Probably not, so I'll share, it is the Santa on the bottom and the greenery around my journaling. So keep the packaging, there's lots of great stuff on it to use.

Have a great week and I'll be back next Monday!