Thursday, November 15, 2007

Only 3 More Left!!!!

That's right! There are currently only THREE more Cosmo Cricket "Hey Sugar" kits left in the M2R store, so you'd better hurry up! :-)

Here's a mini review from design team member, Sarah E...

"If you haven't seen this line in person, it's gorgeous. It's a wonderful heavy weight double-sided paper. The 'solid' colors have a great distressing and very light pattern. The patterned papers are so rich in colors with the perfect touch of aging and distressing! They are totally versitile, and mix with tons of other lines."

THANK YOU Sarah!!!

Click HERE to see this fabulous kit on the M2R homepage (scroll down a little to see it!) and if you need some ideas and inspiration, click HERE to see what the talented design team has done with this kit so far!!!

In other news this week, be sure to plan on attending the M2R online Christmas Party. It will be held on Sunday, December 2nd from 6-8pm EST. There will be TONS of fun holiday projects, challenges, and more!! Email Robin ( if you are "new" and need to get sign up to attend. We would LOVE to have you join us!!!

We have also extended the deadline for the design team through December. Click HERE to find out more!

Also, Robin continues to add remaining inventory from her storefront, to the M2R website at SPECTACULAR savings!!! We are talking at least 60% off! If you didn't make it into the store during the last week, you can still save BIG! Click HERE to check out the savings (and to get your awesome November kit)!


How-to by Valerie

Hearts are so fun to use! They can symbolize so much and are great whether they are an embellishment or a print on pattern paper!

Below are a few examples of ways to use hearts on your layouts!

For the layout titled, "Us," I used my George and Basic Shapes Cartridge on my Cricut machine and cut this heart out of the pattern paper. To give it a softer feel, I stitched lace along the edge of the heart!

On the "Pirate and The Princess" layout, I made a series of hearts similar to a paper doll pattern. To make the round series of hearts, first trace a circle on paper (I used red cardstock). Then, find a heart shape (I used a Basic Grey Chipboard Heart) and trace the hearts on the paper along the path of the circle. Then, cut the shape out.

For "Sweet Cookie," I hand stitched a heart on the layout. It became the perfect place to hold journaling strips!

On the layout, "Taylor (hearts) Isabelle" I created two seperate hearts. The first one is the large one that is the background heart behind the photo. I used my Fiskars Scallop Scissors to create a softer edge for the heart. I used the smaller heart for the journaling and as part of the title. For directions on how to create
the smaller heart in photoshop, click HERE!

Thank you Valerie! We LOVE your work!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Terrific Tuesday Challenges - 11.13.07

Fall Line Up Challenge #5
This week Jenn is challenging you to create a LO using a 70's TV show as your theme. You can use the title of a show as your LO or you can simply use a 70's TV show as your inspiration! Jenn chose to use a show that started in the 70's as her title. Have fun!

Number Challenge #5
This week Holly has us using math to create our layouts! Use the list below to add up the points to your age!

Patterned paper=3 pts each
Rubons=2pts (one time)
Flowers=4 pts each
Ink=5 pts for each color used
Cardstock=1 pt for each different color
Brads=2 pts each Eyelets=3 pts each
Die Cuts=1 pt each
Chipboard=3 pts each
Buttons=1 pt each
Photos =5 pts each
Charms=1 pt each
Doodling=5 pts (one time)
tags=1 pt each

ABC Embellishment Challenge #5
This week we are moving on in the alphabet to the letters M, N, O. I challenge you to include the following elements on your layouts... M = Monogram, N = Notebook Paper, and O = Orange Embellishment (your choice!).

Doodling Challenge #3
This week Alicia is challenging you to create a "frame" around your layout using doodling! (This is a non-charm challenge.)

After you've completed your challenges for the week, head on over to the M2R GALLERY to upload your work. You will be sure to receive tons of praise from the design team and M2R members! :-)

Remember, in order to receive your charm you must complete all six challenges by November 30th! Can't wait to see your layouts!

Monday, November 12, 2007

November M2R Kit is Here!

You have got to get your hands on the fabulous new November M2R kit. It features some yummy products from the Cosmo Cricket "Hey Sugar" collection.

Hurry! Supplies are limited on this first featured product kit. Don't miss out, order your's today! Click HERE!

Check out what the talented design team has done with this yummy kit!







Sunday, November 11, 2007

October's Pick of the Month

Congratulations to Shirley! Her gorgeous layout, "View from Behind," has been chosen as October's Pick of the Month! Be sure to leave her some love in the M2R GALLERY!

Pick of the Week - November 12th

Congratulations to Ruby! Her adorable "Halloween Candy Tote" was chosen as the Pick of the Week! Be sure to leave her some love in the M2R GALLERY!