Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fab creations by Nookers

My Scrapbook Nook has the most amazing members - we have so much fun chatting on the boards and the talent is endless. 
Here are two Nook members that sure know how to dazzle us with the May kit! :D



Nook members rock! :D

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nook Soup!

Good day, Nook friends!
Thanks to the participation of the wonderful ladies here at The Nook,
 we've cooked up a soup challenge for you this Wednesday! 
Yummmm, it looks delish!
Here are the ingredients that you can choose from...
pick atleast FIVE of the SEVEN and use on your card.

Use any of NOOK Kits that you have on hand!
***UPLOAD your completed card HERE by June 6th***
The WINNER will have their choice of prize!

For my card I used twine, decorative edge, stamped sentiment, 
mist, buttons, butterflies and stickers!

Always lots of fun challenges at The Nook...whether you're a scrapbooker, 
cardmaker or BOTH, we've got it covered :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The final: May inspiration

WHAT???? Is it already the 29th? Well time for some more inspiration from our DT members. This kit was FABULOUS and I'm sure the June one will be as well. Already seeing some amazing work! See you next month for the next series of Inspiration Tuesday featuring the June kit!





Altered objects
Well wasn't that inspiration? It sure was AND there is more to see so check out the gallery here!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 28, 2012

♥ monday CARDS challenge--lift a member ♥

good morning♥
 are you ready for another monday cards challenge? this month we thought it would be fun to showcase the gorgeous creations in the Member Kit Creations Gallery
these are the creation the members are creating each month with the kits and boy do they ROCK! there is tons of inspiration and this week we want to showcase it.

so, today's challenge is:
create a card or layout inspired by a layout or card in the
Member Kit Creations Gallery

(you may choose any card or layout you like, from any month. please upload a picture or link of the card you lifted along with your card inspired by the lift)

deadline: June 3rd 11:59 pm PDT
prize: $5 PP transfer
where to post? right here MAY 28th CARDS challenge in the CARDS forum and in the gallery
how many cards may you enter? as many as you like. the more cards you enter the better your chances of winning the random draw.
(you DO NOT need to use a 'Nook kit to enter cards for this challenge, but it sure will help)

here's the gorgeous card i have chosen to lift for this challenge

card by

card by danni
i was inspired by the gorgeous design, with the banner strips, the stick pin and the buttons, absolutely love this gorgeous card, thank you for the inspiration.

we can't wait to see your creations happy creating♥ danni

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May Member Sketch

Hello everyone!
I'm very excited to be sharing the Member Sketch Challenge with you this month, where we choose a layout by one of our fabulous members and create a sketch based off of it. 

This month I chose Scrappin_in_AK’s layout called "Waiting and Waiting." 

I loved the way she used a circle for a photo and the other for journaling along with the banners. I think it would be great to use as is or even make some changes to the sketch to fit more photos. Either way, it is a great design full of inspiration.

Here is the sketch I made from her layout:

I'd like to welcome our Guest Designer, the winner of last month's sketch, Sherri. Take a look at what she created for this month's sketch. Sherri says the Nook is her scrappy home on the web. She sincerely loves the women who make this place what it is, and is never at a loss for good company, honest conversation, giggles, and oodles of inspiration whenever she pops by. Sherri has been scrapping for about 7 years, and enjoys mixing product and playful elements to create projects that are vibrant with a touch of whimsy. Patterned papers, buttons, ribbon, chipboard, doilies, tags, and mists are her go to products when creating pages that reflect the little moments of her life. Sherri also adds: "A heartfelt thanks to the DT for this opportunity to join them in this month's Member Inspiration Challenge."

And here is Sherri's beautiful layout inspired by the sketch. I just love how she changed the circles to rectangles for the photo and journaling. Thank you, Sherri, for sharing your beautiful work with us!

So here is your challenge: make a creation inspired by this sketch! Upload your layout to the message board no later than Sunday, June 10th, and you just might be the one we pick for our next Member Inspiration Guest Designer. You don’t need to use a Nook kit to participate and you can choose to make a card, a layout, art page, etc.

Here are more layouts by our Design Team:

By Carol

By Hilde

By Patricia

I'm excited to see what you will create and interpret the sketch, remember to upload here so we can see! Thank you!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Fave is Today

TGIF and Friday Fave. The gallery is beautiful and so inspiring. Picking one favorite is always hard, so I searched through the Kit Creations Gallery, and found this layout by Danielle.
What caught my eye were lots of photos and the use of product. It was a busy, fun day for a little one with the photos documented to tell the story. The white background and the design of the photos makes this busy layout not too busy. What also helps the photos flow is the use of product...the pattern paper, the stickers, buttons...even the little detail of the notebook border on the pattern paper help bring the eye around. Danielle, you did a great job of making a beautiful layout with a story to tell using lots of photos!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Our Forum Members Rock!

Browsing through the gallery is such a mojo booster, with all the lovely creations from our super talented designers and members. Have you visited lately? If not, you really should!

I also enjoy seeing what our members create for the different challenges we throw out every month, and I want to share a few of the creations with you today.

A layout made by Mag & Scrap for the May Recipe Challenge:

Card made by Monique for the May 16th: It's a Bit SKETCHY CARDS Challenge

Card made by Cattiegirl for the MAY 14th-- monday CARDS challenge-anyone seen the tape measure?

All of these creations were made with the May kit, featuring Echo Park This & That collection :-)

Have ever tried one of our challenges? We throw out both card an layout challenges every month, and they are so much fun! You really should give them a try!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Give them an inch...CARDS Challenge!

Good Wednesday to you, Nookers!
Shellye here with a really fun CARDS Challenge.

I love this old saying: 
 so I thought it would make a neat-o CARDS Challenge
 (and Danni and I almost had the same idea...great minds, right? LOL) 
Use ONE of the photographs below as an inspiration for your CARD design. 
Please NOTE the photo number/name that you used when uploading your finished card to this thread :) 
Use any Nook Kit, but preferably the May Kit since it was the true inspiration for this challenge. 
**UPLOAD by MAY 30th HERE...a random winner will receive a Paypal payment!**
 #3 TREE 



I hope you get a chance to create with us this week at The Nook!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, May 21, 2012

♥ monday CARDS challenge--layout design inspiration ♥

are you ready for another monday CARDS challenge? it has a fun twist this week. we are going to get inspired by a patterned paper from our MAY 'NOOK KIT AND a lo design from our very own Nicole Nowosad.

the challenge?
create a card inspired by BOTH the patterned paper below and the layout elements

deadline: May 28th 11:59 pm PST
prize: $5 PP transfer
where to post? right here in this thread: LO/PP inspiration the CARDS forum and in the gallery
how many cards may you enter? as many as you like. the more cards you enter the better your chances of winning the random draw.
(you DO NOT need to use a 'Nook kit to enter cards for this challenge, but it sure will help)

and to get you started, a couple of cards from the dt

card by hilde

"I used the doilies on the papers for the ornaments and lifted the layout's general design for this card.(It's not too early to start working on the Christmas cards, is it???"

card by danni

i was inspired by the doilies on the pp and the pie charts on nicole's layout. i wanted a feminine twist to my pie chart incorporating the "doilies" from the pp so i cut a pie chart and then backed it with lace, layered one of the pp "buttons", floral, butterfly and sentiment.

we can't wait to see yours ladies!!!
happy creating♥
hilde and danni

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May Technique Challenge

Hi there all you nookers.
Today's challenge is focused on technique and I have chosen one of my favorites which is using vellum. I made a little video to show you some of my favorite ways of using this really underrated crafting material. Have a look! 

Now it's your turn. Create a layout or a set of two cards using vellum. Be creative and above all have fun!

Oh here's my layout!  

Upload your layout to the May Technique Challenge thread in the forum here.

;) Lilith

May One Page Layout Class

The One page layout class is live over at the Nook Forum and we will be creating this layout.

All the supplies are from the May kit along with mists and ink from your stash.

All the step by step photos can be found here and I look forward to see you there! :D

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Fave Today

There is so much eye candy in the gallery, picking one layout as a Fav is challenging.   I searched through the Kit Creations Gallery, and came across this eye catching layout by Laurence.
Laurence used those adorable butterflies from the May Kit (still on sale).  I really love her design.  The layers are so delicate and so eye pleasing as she made the design to go along with the lines of the background paper, it just brings your eye directly to that adorable photo.

Great work and CONGRATS, Laurence, for being this week's Friday Fav!