Thursday, May 4, 2023

Time away

 Hello!  I am taking a little break from blogging, design teams, etc.  I will continue to post layouts to my instagram - @lempapercrafting

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

March Challenge YOUrself

 This month, we are creating sports themed layouts

This fall, the Phillies did really well and made it all the way to the World Series.  We had lots of photos with Audrey in her "red October" gear, so I created this layout using a couple of the photos.  


Patterned Paper by Carta Bella Baseball Collection

Sunday, February 12, 2023

LM 637 - Mood Board - Gimme the Chocolate

 Here's this week's moodboard at Lasting Memories:

I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so naturally I did a 9 3/4 month photoshoot with Audrey.  The colors in this week's moodboard went well with the 4 Hogwarts houses, so I decided to create a layout with my favorite photo from our photoshoot.


Patterned Paper & Embellishments by Echo Park Witches and Wizards (1&2) Collections

Deathly Hallows & 9 3/4 stamps by Photoplay

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

February Challenge YOUrself

 This month at Challenge YOUrself, we are focusing on meditation and relaxation.

When Audrey was 3 months old, my husband went away with his guy friends.  Audrey and I enjoyed a nice relaxing night and had a lovely bath.  I sent this photo to him and told him we'd had a spa day.  

Patterned paper by Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray Collection
Bubble paper - unknown (found in my stash from a LOOONNNGGG time ago!)
Letter dies by Pinkfresh Studio
Bubbles die by CTMH
Embellishments by Jolees

Monday, February 6, 2023

February Stick it Down

 Here's the February sketch at Stick it Down:

I created a layout using photos from Audrey's nursery.  I absolutely love how her room came out.  The walls and rug are gray and the furniture is white, so we included pops of purple and pink.  We chose floral sheets, a polka dot chair and lots of Beatrix Potter bunnies.  


Cardstock by Stampin Up

Patterned paper and embellishments by Echo Park Hello Baby Collection

Sunday, February 5, 2023

LM 636 - Mood Board - Fast Cars

 This month at Lasting Memories, we are using moodboards for inspiration.  Here's this week's board:

I focused on the fall colors (red, yellow, orange) in the inspiration images.  I created a layout about Audrey meeting her uncles and aunt in the fall of 2021.


Patterned paper and embellishments by Photoplay Paper Mad for Plaid Collection

Sunday, January 29, 2023

LM 635 - New Year Challenges - Traditions

This month at Lasting Memories we have new year challenges.  This week, our challenge is to create a layout about family traditions.

I created a layout about my tradition with my mom to go day after Christmas shopping.  We've been doing this since I was a kid but in 2021 we were able to bring my daughter along for the first time.  I created a layout with the photos we took that day. Audrey and I even wore matching outfits.  

Patterned paper, embellishments by Crate Paper Busy Sidewalks Collection

Sunday, January 8, 2023

LM 632 - New Year Challenges - Year in Review

This month at Lasting Memories, out theme is "new year challenges."  This week we are creating year in review layouts that feature a few things that happen in a year.

I created a layout using a photo from each month of Audrey's 1st year.  This will be my title page for Audrey's 1st year album and I am thrilled with how it turned out.


Patterned paper by Graphic 45

Embellishments by Graphic 45

Circle Punch

Scalloped circle die

Chipboard by Crate Paper


Saturday, January 7, 2023

January Challenge YOUrself

 This month at Challenge YOUrself, we have a "year in review" challenge.

I found this amazing cut file and knew I had to use it!  I printed a photo of our family of 3 from each month in 2022.  I love how this one came out!

Patterned paper and embellishments by Simple Stories
Cut File by The Cut Shoppe