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Project Feast


Please welcome Lori! She has a creative blog, life is this. Go check it out for more awesome projects.

Today we are feasting on Lori's wonderful creations! First up we have a layout which combines Moonrise with a hint of Monsterville. No joke! Isn't this lovely?Using the neutral colors from the line is such a smart way to incorporate other colors. The pink adds a nice pop.

Check out this beautiful butterfly detail.

Next we have another Moonrise layout. This one shows off the colors we traditionally associate with Moonrise. Lori's all about the details here - a little ink, stitching, paper curl...



For dessert we have a Moonrise card. The lined paper behind the sentiment is from the sticky note pad.

Now we hope you are filled with plenty of great ideas inspired by Lori. Which of these ideas would you like to use on your next project?

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December Calendar Page

Ready for our final calendar page? We hope you have enjoyed having a layout idea and calendar page each month. To see the whole year in calendar pages go here.


To create this page, you will need a Kris Kringle assortment pack, die-cut accents, dimensional elements, and felt.



Did any of you keep up and do a scrapbook page each month this year?

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Link Party #3

It's time for another link party. Here's a reminder of how to play...

1. Add a link to your SEI project on our blog by clicking on the button at the bottom of this post. Your project must use at least one SEI product to participate.
2. Link back to us by adding this button to the bottom of your blog post.

3. Check each other's projects out and be sure to leave lot's of comments.

You have until November 30th at 11:59 pm MST. Let's Party!

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CSN Stores Giveaway!

It's Black Friday! To kick off the holiday shopping season, we have a special giveaway courtesy of CSN stores. In case you haven't heard, they have over 200+ websites, which carry everything from housewares, to shoes, to bathroom cabinets for your home remodel.


The best part about this giveaway is the winner gets to choose their prize, using a $65 gift code! We know that all 200 of those websites can be intimidating, so we picked some of our personal favorites to help get you excited.


To enter you must be a resident of the US or Canada. Just leave a comment on this post telling us what you would get with your winnings by November 30th at 11:59 pm MST! Good luck!

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Happy Thanksgiving!


We hope you are having a wonderful day with family and friends. Remember to take plenty of pictures!

Audrey created some beautiful layouts with the Moonrise collection. We hope these pages will inspire your autumn and Thanksgiving scrapbook pages.

"For my first layout, 'She Loved Fall', I cut out the large orange flowers and brown leaves from the patterned paper and layered them behind my matted photo. There are two strips behind the photo, the green one which I cut from the paper and the white one which I used a border punch on. I stitched around the edge of my page with brown thread to frame it. Also, I used some distress ink on a piece of orange paper and glue the metal leaf over it and cut it out."

This photo is from her family heritage. We especially like the meaningful journaling.

This is another meaningful layout created by Audrey. We thought this would be the perfect day to share it with you.

"My 2nd layout, 'Gathering', I also fussy cut some flowers and added gold brads to the orange ones. I punched the striped paper with a border punch and pleated and stitched it to the page. I made a visual triangle with the green tab, the green leaf, and the green in the stripes strip."

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Turkey Table-Setting


Is anyone still looking for a centerpiece or place-setting idea? This idea from KSL Studio 5 is a perfect way to use a Moonrise paperpad for a festive Thanksgiving table-setting. The video explains how they did it. For more instructions, templates, and a supply list go here.

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Fall Playlist


Welcome Caroline Ikeji! We are happy to share her blog, Pictures and Words with you and the first projects she created for us, using the Moonrise collection.

Everything we have seen that Caroline made looks like she had a ball doing it. We love her carefree and playful style.


Didn't she find a great crop for this card?

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Thanksgiving Place-Settings


Welcome Audrey! You may remember the fun halloween wall-hanging she shared with us last month. She also has a blog, Audrey's Reflection, which is full of great projects.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. So, we thought you might need a place-setting idea. Here's what Audrey did...


"I made some place setting tags for Thanksgiving Dinner which we are hosting at our house this year! I used some tags of various shapes and sizes and ran them through an embossing folder that has a "burlap" pattern. I inked the tags and tied some jute twine on the ends. I used a leaf punch to punch an orange, green, and brown leaf, which I folded a bit to make the leaves more 3-D. I took a small square of patterned paper, distressed the edges, and stitched a small border. I then cut my name with a die and glued them on! I plan to hang each from a gourd or small pumpkin at each persons seat. I think I am going to do something with them after the day is over, too, but I'm not quite sure yet!"


We love how she combined different colors and textures to create this warm and inviting table-setting. Do you go all out for your Thanksgiving table-settings too? Here's the idea we came up with last year. Any more ideas to share?

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Sweet 16


We already featured Lisa once this month. But, we just couldn't help squeezing in this fun birthday card she made with the Monsterville collection.


It's a good reminder not to decide to soon what a collection should be used for. Some may think it's only good for little boys. However, Lisa thought outside the box and found papers that work perfectly for a 16 year old girl's birthday. Nice work!

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3rd Thursday: Kris Kringle


Club SEI's December kit features Kris Kringle. You will fall in love with the whimsical designs and beautiful glitter and gold foil accents. Click here to see what club members can make with this kit. If you aren't a club member, you can still sign-up.


Each kit contains something new. This time, it's velvet paper. It has a really a lush texture and is perfect for holiday crafts. Did you know you can actually print on velvet paper? That's what we decided to do with our kit contents. We love how the texture of the paper makes Santa's bag velvety. Have you ever used velvet paper?

Happy 3rd Thursday!

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Autumn Layouts


It's time to show you the beautiful layouts Julie Bonner has been creating. If you want to know more about Julie, stop by her blog Starting Now... Also, all of our design team member's intros are here, in case you missed them.

First off, here's her 'Enjoying Autumn' layout:
Isn't it great that she fit six photos on this layout, yet it doesn't feel too busy? One reason we think she pulled it off so well is she made her title the main focus of the page.

Speaking of the title, Julie said, "The close-up shot on this fall layout highlights the title tag I created. To create the word "Autumn", I used my Slice and cut this word from some of the patterned paper in the collection. I also layered up some of the adorable die-cuts :)"

Next, here's her 'Promise' layout:
Here's what Julie says about it, "I had lots of fun with the stitching on this!!! The stars were die-cut from my Slice and they were adhered down to the layout only by the stitching. This allowed me to then later fold them in half & create some fun dimension to the top half of the page :)"

Aren't these star details a great way to add dimension?

So many beautiful details! Can you choose a favorite element?

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Moonrise Giveaway Winner

Thanks for your comments on Kathy's posts last week. We hope her creativity sparked some great ideas. Now for the Moonrise winner, as selected by random.org, who is...


Congratulations, Cindy D! Please send us your mailing address at seiblog{at}shopsei{dot}com so we can send off your prize.


Don't forget to stop by Kathy's blog, if you entered the giveaway for her cards. Happy Monday!

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Cards + GIVEAWAYS

Hi! It's me, Kathy Martin, your guest blogger this week at SEI Lifestyle. Can you believe the week is already over? What a terrific week it's been too! Before I go, how about a couple more card shares and a giveaway?


Banners are hot, hot, hot right now and when I saw SEI's new Sticky Note assortment, I immediately thought they would make an adorable banner ! What do you think? They're so fun and easy to work with! Just like Post-It notes, only much prettier, they have a sticky back that you can remove from paper easily. They come in three sizes. I've used the smallest size here on my birthday card. I wish I had more guest blogging time because I have a great idea for using a lot of them on a scrapbook page for journaling! There's just not enough time in the day or week! ;)


For this next card, I used another product that I haven't used this week yet, the Moravia clear stamps and Chalk Ink Blocks. They coordinate beautifully with the rest of the Moonrise collection, don't you think? I used a couple of my favorite stamps for this card, cutting out the flowers and adhering them to my card with pop dots for texture. And there are those Dark Chocolate Puff Alphabet stickers again! I used many of those throughout the week! I don't think I have very many left! I love them!

Okay, now for the giveaway! If you would like a chance to win these two cards, leave a comment on my blog post for today. The winner will be drawn from the comments left and announced on my blog Saturday, 11/13/2010. Good luck to everyone! Wednesday's card winner was Penny Pastor of One of a Kind Albums. Congratulations Penny!

Well, that wraps up the week for me! I truly have enjoyed blogging and sharing my Moonrise collection projects with you! It's been awesome that so many of you have come by to visit and leave comments! Thank you! I hope I've made your visits worthwhile! Kathy :)


Thank you so much, Kathy! You created so many lovely projects with the Moonrise collection this week. We have really enjoyed all of the great ideas you shared. Readers, remember to enter the giveaway for the cards Kathy made and enjoy more of her beautiful creations, go visit Kathy's blog, Card-Blanc.


Lucky you! We have another giveaway too. Our giveaway is for some of the Moonrise product Kathy used this week. To enter, leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 14th at midnight MST. Tell us which of Kathy's posts was your favorite this week. We will announce the winner on Monday. Be sure to check back to see if you are the winner. If we don't hear from the winner within a week we will pick a new one.

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Moonrise Tags

Time flies when you are having fun and I'm definitely having fun guest blogging here on SEI Lifestyle this week! And I've had even more fun creating projects with the beautiful new Moonrise collection! I can't believe how fast the week is going and that tomorrow will be my last post. :( Maybe SEI will invite me back? I could happen, maybe? Perhaps you should leave a comment so the gang at SEI knows if you like my crafty shares and posts? ;) Okay, enough chit chat, how about a project?

The focal point of these tags are my favorite accents in the Moonrise line, the Metal Filigree pieces! Look at the intricate detail on these!

Do enjoy making tags? Lately, I've been making quite a few tags! I've used them in the usual ways, to embellish my scrapbook pages and attach them to cards and gifts, but I've also noticed they make beautiful and inexpensive accents around the home. To give you a few ideas, I ran around the taking some pictures for you! :) I also use some of these ideas for my favorite handmade cards!

Place a tag on a stack of books!

Here I hung the tag on this pretty glass pumpkin, attached to the stem.

Simple, simple, simple! I just propped my tag in front of a little iron basket on one of the shelves in our family room.

This last picture shows my tag hanging on the wardrobe cabinet in the bedroom. Are you starting to think of some places to put your handmade tags and cards? How about placing a few tags on a little tray? I also hang my tags on lamp switches. As you can imagine, there are oodles of possibilities!

Well, I hope you enjoyed today's post and can come back again tomorrow for my last day! Now go forth and decorate with your tags and cards! ;) Kathy

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Moonrise Cards Giveaway

Are we having fun yet? I am! :) It's been a blast blogging at SEI Lifestyle the past couple days and today I have something a little different to share...a couple of cards. The Moonrise collection that I've been creating with is such a fabulous line! I'm naturally drawn to the warm earthy colors. Plus, the accents are gorgeous! Well, let me show you...


Isn't this butterfly incredible? It's one of the Metal Filigree embellishments. Look at the detailing...beautiful, isn't it? I bent my butterfly's wings up just a tad before adding him to the card to create definition and make him look like he just landed. The quote is one of the Gleaming Pearl die cuts...love these! I've used another one on this next card.


The French quote translates to, "There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." I created the framing with a couple Nestabilities die cut shapes and added two tiny felt flowers. Have you noticed all the stitching on my projects so far? I'm one of those who has a hard time calling a project done until there's some stitch work! If I don't have time to stitching the entire length around a piece of paper, just add an inch or so of zigzag stitching in a couple places as shown on the card above. You get the same lovely detailing in a fraction of the time!

How about a giveaway? Would you like to win these two cards? Leave a comment today by midnight on this post and a comment over at my blog and I will randomly select a winner.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to SEI Lifestyle today! I have more up my sleeves for tomorrow so come back and 'see' me! Until then, make it a good one! :) Kathy

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Thankful Layout

Hi! It's me Kathy, your guest blogger for the week, back to share some more crafty projects using SEI's new Moonrise collection. Have you enjoyed the projects so far? And what do you think of the Moonrise line? Gorgeous isn't it? I have really enjoyed working with these beautiful patterned papers and accents and today I have another scrapbook page for you!


For this page I used a grid design that allowed me to incorporate almost every patterned paper in the Moonrise line! The colors and patterns really compliment each other, don't they?


See the stitched leaf design in the upper right hand circle? That was made by piercing holes around a sprig of leaves from the Enchantment paper. Oh how I love the look of stitching on my projects! Did you know that about me? I have stitching on all of my projects! ;)


The layered accents for this page were made using the Family card stock stickers. These stickers work well together and look great stacked on top of each other! I think they turned out beautifully! SEI has made it easy for me to create great looking pages and cards!

Thank you for popping in today. I hope this SEI Moonrise line and my page have sparked some creative ideas for you! Tomorrow I'll be back with more! :) Kathy

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Cupcakes

Hi! It's me Kathy Martin, excited to be your guest blogger this week at SEI Lifestyle! If you missed my introduction and want to know a little bit about me, just scroll down to Friday's post. After a lovely and restful weekend I'm ready to share some more projects from SEI's Moonrise line! Today I have a scrapbook page to show you of my son enjoying a pumpkin cupcake.


Look at that face! Can you tell the cupcakes were a hit? LOL I thought a round theme would work perfectly for a cupcake page so I used the entire corner of the 'quiescent' patterned paper as a template. I simply placed my patterned paper over a brown piece of card stock and pierced around the circles with an awl. Then with a pencil I drew a curved line where I wanted to cut out the corner of the patterned paper revealing the circles.


To mimic some circles of the patterned paper I used a piece of clear vellum to frame my son's photo. The look of the vellum is almost identical to the frosted circles of the patterned paper. I used the Wizard die cut machine and Nestabilities dies along with my Silhouette to cut all the scalloped circles.


What do you think of the title letters? Aren't they yummy? They are SEI's Dark Chocolate Puff Stickers! I used them and a Gleaming Pearl die cut accent for my title on and to double as a secret door for my journaling. The final touches are a few more Gleaming Pearl die cuts, some brads, a couple of the beautiful SEI Metal Filigree accents and a simple craft string bow.

Now how about a recipe for those pumpkin cupcakes? They are heavenly and if you like cream cheese frosting, you are going to love them! The recipe is from Ina Garten, otherwise known as the Barefoot Contessa.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and can return tomorrow for another. Until we meet again, have a fantastic day! :) Kathy

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Guest Blogger, Kathy Martin

Yay! It's time to introduce our guest blogger, Kathy Martin. We just know you are going to love her paper-crafting creations. Do you want to get to know her a little better and see some of her projects? Just read her intro below and stop by her blog Card-Blanc. Then come back every day next week for something new and a giveaway.


Hi! Guess what? I get to hang out with you next week as a guest designer here on SEI Lifestyle! I think that's pretty cool and hopefully you will too when you see the projects I have to share with you!


First a little bit about myself. My name is Kathy Martin and I live in North Carolina with my husband of 18 years, Dan, and our nine year old son, Christopher. I'm absolutely wild about paper crafting! I'm one of those people who has always enjoyed some type of craft from my childhood on. I also love spending time searching for antique treasures, reading, decorating, cooking and baking. I relish a good cup of coffee, gourmet sweets and an afternoon cat nap. I'm also passionate about protecting our planet, advocating for autism and animals.

Some of you may know me from Two Peas in a Bucket. I've been a member for the past seven years and I'm pretty active on the site. I am one of the Digital Designers at Two Peas. My product is Digital Doodles stamps that are created from my hand drawings. I'm also a Creative Team Member at Two Peas in Bucket which is like a design team member for their digital side.

As if I have all the time in the world, I also have an Etsy shop that opened in August of 2007 and currently has over 8,800 transactions. I enjoy selling some of my crafty creations as well as oodles of scrapbook supplies! Like many paper crafters, I'm addicted to supplies and buy way more than I can possibly use so occasionally I have to clean house and sell some of it! And then I go buy more! It's a vicious cycle! ;)

Well, that's enough about me! How about a crafty share? I got to play with the new Moonrise collection and I am smitten! I can't get enough of these rich colors and beautiful patterns! They are a perfect match for my autumn crafts and photos! The photo I used for the following page is of my son and I at our annual visit to the pumpkin patch at Hill Ridge Farms.


For this page I used four of the patterned papers and one of the coordinating solids from the Moonrise line. I used the 'Luminous' patterned paper and Silhouette die cutter for the title. From the 'Opulence' floral paper I used one of the large flowers as a template for my hand stitched accent.



To create the hand stitched flower, I picked out a full size flower from the paper and layed it over the 'Bark' card stock. Then with an awl I pierced holes along the outline of the flower. Once I was done, I removed my patterned paper to see a perfect outline of the flower for stitching.


For my hidden journaling tag, I used one of the card stock stickers from the 'Family' pack for the top of my tag. Centered in the middle of the sticker is a flower that made for the perfect place to attach a brad and string used for pulling the journaling card out. Two other card stock stickers were also used, the one along the right hand side of the photo with the phrase 'Family Love' and the little round flower at the bottom right hand corner of the photo.

So, that's my first share. I hope you like it and feel inspired to do a little hand stitching on your next project! Come back on Monday to see some more creations with the Moonrise collection! Until then, have yourself a wonderful weekend! :) Kathy

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Autumn Goodie Bags


It's time to welcome another member of our design team, Lisa Johnson. You can see more of her projects on her blog, Poppie Paperie.


Lisa made these little treat bags with the Moonrise collection. We like the idea of using these as neighbor gifts or next to a place-setting.



Two of our favorite things about Lisa are her excellent craftsmanship and how well she incorporates stamps into her projects. These treat bags really show off those skills. How would you use these bags?

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Family Love


Please welcome Kate O'Brien! If you have never stopped by her blog, Diary of a Renegade Scrapbooker, go check it out!



Today Kate is sharing two beautiful layouts she created with the Moonrise collection. Our favorite elements are the staples and typewriter details. What do you love about these beauties?

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October Recap & November Calendar Page

November snuck right up on us. Here's the October recap and a belated November calendar page.


• Projects: Spooky layouts, 3rd Thursday, more layout ideas, link party, and wall hanging
• Guest: Jessica Christian, Halloween skirt tutorial, costume ideas, DIY silhouette,
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and spooky garlands
• Announcements: Giveaway, giveaway winner, and link party


We made this calendar page using the Moonrise collection papers and metal accents. Below are the free calendar pages. To see previous pages go here.



Happy November!

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