Sunday, April 16, 2017

LM 340 - Use bunnies, chicks or eggs

HAPPY EASTER!  At Lasting Memories, our theme this month is spring.  This week's challenge is to use bunnies, chicks or eggs.

I created a layout using some Easter photos from a couple years ago.

Paper by Webster's Pages
Cricut Celebrate with a Flourish


Sunday, April 9, 2017

LM 339 - Use the word spring

At Lasting Memories this month, our theme is spring.  This week, our challenge is to use the word spring in your layout.

I love this photo of my friends and I.  We went out in April for a girls night, since the spring weather was so beautiful.

Echo Park This & That Collection
Rhinestone flower by Michaels
Thickers Letters


Monday, April 3, 2017

April Stick it Down Double Page Layout

Here's the April sketch for Stick it Down:

This was a little outside of my comfort zone. I don't usually do a lot of spraying on my layouts, but I pulled our my Heidi Shine and was pretty pleased with the results.

Black Stampin Up Cardstock
Heidi Shine in Gold, Teal and Purple
The Paper Wizard - Las Vegas Die Cut
Jolees dice and poker chip stickers
K&Co Gold Glitter Eiffel Tower and Statue of Library


Sunday, March 26, 2017

LM 337 - Use 5 different patterned papers

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is to use 5 different patterned papers. There's an optional birthday theme, but I am still trying to finish up my Christmas 2016 pages.

I got this kit at the CKC convention last summer, but I made some modifications.  I love this paper line by October Afternoon.

Papers and Embellishments by October Afternoon
Letters by American Crafts


Sunday, March 19, 2017

LM 336 - Use three tags

This week at Lasting Memories, the challenge is to use 3 tags on your layout, with the optional theme of birthdays.  I don't have any birthday pictures to scrap, currently.  I am trying to finish up Christmas 2016.  

I got a great kit at the CKC Convention in Lancaster last summer.  Some of this layout is based on the kit, but I put my own spin on it.    

My three tags are along the left side:

Paper and embellishments by October Afternoon
Creative Memories Circle Cutter


Monday, March 6, 2017

March Stick it Down Double Page Layout

This month at Stick it Down, we used this sketch:

I just printed all of my photos from Christmas.  I used photos from my pollyanna with my friends.  I absolutely LOVE the photo of us laying on the floor with our heads together.  I think we look like a snowflake.  

Background paper by SEI
Matting Paper by My & My Big Ideas
Jolees Present Stickers


Sunday, March 5, 2017

LM 334 - Use a Banner

Hellllooooo!  I'm back!  I had a short hiatus.  As always, we are renovating our 100 year old house. We are working on one of the 2nd floor bedrooms currently.  We gutted the room to add insulation in the walls and re-wire to get rid of knob & tube wiring.  My scrap room is on the 3rd floor directly above this bedroom, so when my husband cut the wires, I lost electricity in my scrap room. I now have light, just no electrical outlets, so I guess I won't be using my cricut for a little while, LOL.

Anyway, this week's challenge at Lasting Memories is to use a banner on your layout.  There's an optional theme of birthdays this month.

We took a family photo at Christmas and I really love it.  I wanted a layout to showcase it, and I found this awesome Christmas banner on the patterned paper.  Here's my layout:

Here's my right page:

Patterned paper and stickers by Simple Stories
Stampin Up Cardstock
Poinsettia by K&Co


Monday, February 6, 2017

February Stick it Down Double Page Layout

Here's our double page sketch at Stick it Down for February:

I had a bunch of photos from "The Little Mermaid" ride at Disneyland.  Here's what I came up with:

Paper & embellishments by K&Co
Cricut Dreams Come True Cartridge
Cardstock by Stampin' Up


Sunday, January 15, 2017

LM 327 - Ribbon, Washi or Paper Strips

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "stash busters," using up our stash.  This week's challenge is to use ribbon, washi tape or paper strips.

I have been working on my album from my trip to Disneyland with my BFF last January.  I absolutely love this photo of the two of us with our snacks at the park.

Confession: I got a Mickey shaped ice cream bar just so I could take a picture to use in my scrapbook.  Haven't you ever taken a photo specifically to go with scrapbook paper you like?  I absolutely loved the red background paper with the Mickey ice cream on it.  LOL

Mickey Ice Cream Paper - Scrap Your Trip
Patterned paper - Simple Stories Say Cheese
Washi Tape Strips - Simple Stories Say Cheese
Die cut by Miss Kate's Cuttables
Brown letter stickers by K&Co
Red letters by Studio Calico


Monday, January 9, 2017

January Stick it Down Double Page Layout

I am super excited to be joining the design team at Stick it Down.  This is the double page layout for January:

I decided to scrap some photos from my road trip in October.  We went to Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine.

In Boston, we stayed at the Park Plaza, across the street from the Boston Public Garden.  We loved the "Make Way for Ducklings" statue, since we read the book as a child. Here's the layout I created using the sketch:

All paper and embellishments by CTMH


Sunday, January 1, 2017

LM 325 - Punches

This month at Lasting Memories, we are having "stash buster" challenges!  For this week, pull out your punches (or die cuts/ephemera if you don't have punches)

I have been trying to re-organize my scrap room and my punches are boxed up right now.  So I used my Cricut Explore and created this page to showcase my 2015 Christmas Card.

It was inspired this layout by Melanie at Courtney Lane Designs.

Anna Griffin Cricut Cartridges - Anna's Christmas Cards & Embellishments and Winter Wonderland.  CTMH Cardstock
Heidi Swapp Glitter Tape
CTMH Red Rhinestones 


Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017 New Year's Resolutions

I am so glad that I have gotten back into blogging and design teams this year!  I never stopped scrapping, but I love sharing my layouts.

I have a lot of goals for this coming year. Let's hope I am not being too ambitious.

1. Finish the scrapbooks that I started. Vegas/Disney, 2013, 2014, 2015. Lots of layouts are created, but they're missing journaling or headlines.  The scrapbooks also need title pages and some missing layouts.

2. I would like to post 150 pages to my blog this year.  If I participate every week at Lasting Memories, there's at least 52.  And my 6 month term on the double page team at Stick it Down will give me at least 12 more pages.

3. Use my cricut more.  I usually create a ton of layouts and leave them without headlines or other cricut shapes.  So I end up pulling out my cricut a couple times a year and creating a TON of headlines at once to finish up my pages.  Why don't I just finish them when I am in the "zone?"

4. Use my stash!  I have SO much stuff in my craft room!  I am trying to organize everything so that it gets used!

5. Think outside the box and try new things.  I love the look of splatters, glimmer mist, texture paste, stencils, etc.  I have recently gotten some new goodies and I plan to USE THEM!

6. Use the scrapbook visual triangle.  I recently started watching youtube process videos.  I have learned SO much about what makes an awesome scrapbook page.  The main thing that I notice is many mention the visual triangle.  Now I can see it on all the layouts I love.  I will be remembering this in the future.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Scrap it with a Song: December Reveal

This will be my last DT post as part of the SIWAS team.  I have fulfilled my 6 month term and have chosen not to renew.  I decided that 3 DT's was just too much for me.

This month's pop song is Fast Car by Jonas Blue.  December was my month to pick the song and I chose this one since I have always loved Tracey Chapman's song Fast Car.  My initial idea was to scrapbook a photo of my first car, which was a Mustang Convertible.  Sadly, I couldn't find any photos of Mustang Sally - I will need to ask my parents.

So I started really listening to the lyrics of the song.  I started thinking of my road trip in October (to Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine).  I loved this line of the song: "City lights lay out before us and your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder."  I decided I had to do a layout for the beautiful lighthouse in Portland, Maine.

I used an old collection from K&Company by Tim Coffey - I can't remember what it's called.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

LM 322 - Use one photo

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "Best of 2016" and we're revisiting some of our most popular challenges from 2016.  This week, we are repeating our "use only 1 photo" challenge from May.

I wanted to scrap one of my very favorite photos from my trip to Disneyland.  My bestie and I talked to one of the cast members at Disney and found out that there's only one time of the day when Mickey and Minnie are together to take photos.  So we made sure to be on Main Street before the start of the parade to get this photo.  It turned out GREAT!

I decided to use it as a 5x7 because I love the photo so much.  This page is a little busier than my pages normally are, but I am happy with how it turned out.

Background paper by Sandylion (I think!)
Simple Stories Say Cheese Washi Tape (camera and stripes)
Cricut Mickey & Friends Cartridge
Ampersand by Becky Higgins (came in Project life set)
CTMH Sequins and "Love this photo" sticker