Friday, December 21, 2012

wow! so excited...

Check it out:

2013 is going to be another great year for MemoryWorks and our consultants. Along with all of the new and exciting happenings at MemoryWorks we are thrilled to bring to you a brand new TeamWorks Team. This talented group of designers and business professionals will be there every step of the way, working together to promote, educate and inspire MemoryWorks and our wonderful consultants!
After receiving and reviewing many wonderful applications from our talented consultants we are officially announcing the new 2013 members of TeamWorks!

2013 Team Leader
Lacey Igo

2013 Assistant Team Leader
Sheri Feypel

2013 TeamWorks Members
Jenn Bidwell - Edwardson  --------THAT'S ME!!!  
Amanda Bratu
Kelly Holbrook
Cathie Hollins
Giavanna Lau
Megan Peacock
Janey Pumphrey
Rosann Santos - Elliott
Katie Skiff
Jody Spiegelhoff

We're thrilled to welcome these super talented ladies to the MemoryWorks TeamWorks Team. We will be working together to provide a top-notch experience, ideas and inspiration to our consultants! Congratulations!

I'm looking forward to being on the team again this year.  I can't wait to get started with all the great supplies MemoryWorks carries.  I feel so engergized and can't stop smiling.  :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012


I've had this layout sitting in my album for awhile.  The photos are from a CKC crop a couple of years ago.  I love this paper and I had fun using embellishments made by my friend.

I love layering patterned papers and using papers from a coordinating line makes it a snap.  I used kraft card stock to mat the photos and of course I inked my edges.  I used the WRMemory Keepers Sew Ribbon tool to add a border to ground some embellishments.  


Friday, December 14, 2012

15 Days of the Holidays: Day 14: Recipe for Christmas

Over on the MW blog we're celebrating the 15 Days of the Holidays featuring mini albums that are fast and easy to create during the Holiday season.  My mini is all about our family celebration.

I started with a Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Journal as my base.  Great because I don't have to cover all the pages, only the front and back cover.  Otherwise the lined and gridded insides and tabs and pocket are great for adding a layer or two of paper.

With the journal pages as a base I used papers from the 6x6 Authentique Festive paper pad and sticker sheet.  I pulled a couple of other pieces as I needed for additional embellishments and used kraft or cream card stock to mat photos.  I liked this to quiet down the pages with the riot of colors in the photos.

I've already included some photos since this mini isn't year specific.  I've also left room to add photos as I take them.  For example, my niece and I made the meatballs for Christmas this past weekend and I have some really fun pix to add.  I can add additional pages if I want to expand this album since it is a ringed binder album.

I used the pocket page to create a place to tuck in the recipes for some of our family holiday favorites.

The tabs in the journal were perfect to divide my mini into three categories, people, food and tradition.

Hope your Holidays are full of love, joy and peace and the people you love.  Enjoy!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

me & my sis

I had fun playing with my granddaughters one summer afternoon.  They are so cute together, it is obvious D wants to keep up with her big sis and Eden loves to play with her little sis.  This layout came together quickly using MW papers, Thickers alphas and a wood bird I picked up at Michaels.  

Quick and easy.  Lots of layers, lots of ink, but otherwise pretty simple.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

christmas decor

It's time to start decorating for Christmas!  I made this piece for a MemoryWorks challenge using Simple Stories Handmade Holiday papers.  It's simple, using a chipboard base.

I used an acetate photo cover to anchor "joy" and put the holly leaves cut from a Sizzix long die under the photo cover to tone them down.  More of the holly is seen along the top of the piece.

I found a little paper mache gingerbread man and tore some papers to collage onto him.  I love gingerbread men.  :)  A few buttons from my stash finish him off.  It's easy using Simple Stories papers which have so many great elements in the pack.  Of course everything is inked.  Now, to get on with the rest of my Christmas decorating.