Sunday, March 24, 2019

LM 439 - Inspiration Photos - Florals and Succulents

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is inspiration photos.  Here's this week's inspiration:

I had the perfect photo for this week.  When I was in the Bahamas, I took a photo with a display of floral wreaths outside of a flower shop.  It's one of my favorite photos from the trip and I absolutely LOVE how this page turned out.  I used LOTS of flowers from my favorite collection EVER, Crate Paper Flourish.  

All patterned paper, solid paper, ephemera, chipboard, puffy hearts and words by Crate Paper Flourish Collection
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Black
Black Sharpie Marker

Sunday, March 17, 2019

LM 438 - Photo Inspiration - Irish Inspiration

This month at Lasting Memories, we are having photo inspiration challenges.  Since today is St. Patrick's Day, we are using this image as our inspiration:

For our 10th anniversary, my husband and I went to Ireland in October of 2017.  One of the images in the inspiration photo is of the Temple Bar, so I decided to make a layout about it.  The Temple Bar is an iconic bar in Dublin. My husband and I visited there on our first day in Ireland.  

All patterned paper by Simple Stories Urban Traveler Collection
Cardstock by Stampin Up
Chipboard shamrocks, bracket embellishments by Paper House Productions
Roller Stamp by Dear Lizzy
Black Stampin Up Ink

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A 16th Birthday Card

Another card for this month :-)

My nephew just turned 16.  He's really into video games, so this was perfect for him.

Cardstock by Stampin' Up
Ink by Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper by Echo Park That's My Boy Collection
Game Controller Stamp by Echo Park
Happy Birthday Stamp by Stampin' up
Number dies - Unknown Maker

Friday, March 8, 2019

A Masculine Birthday Card

I have been making a lot of cards recently.  It's probably because my supplies are dwindling.  I was a Stampin' Up demonstrator for a couple years and I had made TONS of samples.  I still have several hundred cards already made up, but they're mostly Christmas or Thank You's.  I don't reach for them as often as birthday, wedding or baby cards.  My stash of those is basically gone!

I have a bunch of March birthdays, so there will likely be more card making in my future.

Here's a card I made for my brother's birthday:

All cardstock by Stampin Up
Label Punch by Stampin Up
Twine by Stampin Up
Ink Pads by Stampin Up
Nesting Dies by Stampin Up

Thursday, March 7, 2019

A First Birthday Card

I created this card for my BFF's daughter.  She turned one over the weekend.  Unfortunately, she lives in Los Angeles (and I am in Philadelphia), so I didn't get to see her for her birthday.  I wanted to make sure that I mailed a card though.

Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White Cardstock by Stampin Up
Patterned Paper by American Crafts
Elephant & Happy Birthday Stamps by Stampin' Up
Letter stamps (1, S & T) by Crate Paper Oasis Collection
Stampin Up Markers

Monday, March 4, 2019

March Stick It Down

Here's this month's sketch at Stick it Down.  It was designed by yours truly!

I decided to create a layout with some of my photos of the sea turtles at Atlantis in the Bahamas.  This layout was a great way to use my modeling paste and my sea turtle stencil too.

Patterned Paper, blue sea turtle cut outs by Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Collection
Green sea turtle die cuts by K&Co
Sea turtle sentiment by Authentique 
Letter Stickers by Pebbles
TCW Sea Turtle Stencil
Heidi Swapp Gold Texture Paste

Sunday, March 3, 2019

LM 436 - Inspiration Photos - Tropical Triangle

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is inspiration photos.  Here's our photo for this week:

I went to the Bahamas last May and I had the perfect photo for this challenge.  I was wearing my teal tank top with a flamingo on it.  I pulled out the Crate Paper Oasis collection and the colors were perfect.  There's even little triangles on the paper I used at the top left.  I used a background paper by Simple Stories.  The black and white palm trees reminded me of the inspiration photo.  

Background Paper by Simple Stories
All other patterned papers by Crate Paper Oasis Collection
Gold Puffy Word Stickers by Crate Paper Oasis
Chipboard by Crate Paper Oasis
Enamel Flamingos by Recollections

Sunday, February 24, 2019

New Look!

My blog has looked the same for YEARS.  I was getting sick of it, so I decided to find a new background and make myself new titles.  What do you think?

Old look: 

New Look: 

LM 435 - Color Challenge - Black & White + Lavender

This month at Lasting Memories, we are having color challenges.  This week, our challenge is to use black, white and lavender on your layout.

I struggled with this challenge a bit.  Purple is actually my favorite color, but I don't scrap with it often.  There aren't a ton of purple scrapbook collections.  I dug through my stash and found some gorgeous rose floral paper from the Prima Lavender Collection. 

I went through my photos and came across some from my annual formal dinner for work.  My dress was dark purple, though it looks black in a lot of the photos.  Mostly everyone else is wearing black.

Purple Floral Paper by Prima Lavender Collection
Black & White Paper patterned paper by CTMH
Banner Punch by American Crafts
Heart Enamel Dots by CTMH
Thicker Letter Stickers
Roller Date Stamp by American Crafts

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Get Well Card

I haven't been making many cards lately, as I have so many stockpiled from when I was a Stampin' Up demonstrator.  

I checked my stock and I didn't have a get well card.  A co-worker was in the hospital for over a week and I wanted to send one to her.  This is what I came up with.

White cardstock & black cardstock by Stampin' Up
Birthday Blooms Stamp Set
Waverly Ribbon
White Embossing Powder by Stampin' Up
Stampin' Up Markers
Enamel Dots by Echo Park

Sunday, February 17, 2019

LM 434 - Color Challenge - Black & White + Pink

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is to use black & white with pink. 

I took some photos of my dogs recently with Valentine's Day props, though they're hard to see in the photos.  I just got a bunch of V-day supplies from Michaels and Tuesday Morning, so I was glad to have photos to scrap with it.

Sequin heart, dog washi tape, heart enamel dots, pink doily, dog stickers by Recollections
Valentine's Day Heart Chipboard and XOXO enamel letters by Crate Paper
White "love" chipboard by Bella Blvd
Black foam thicker letters
Black acrylic paint

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sweet Summer

I've been trying to back some of my stash.  I have joined some facebook pages, such as Crafty Use it or Lose It and Bash Your Scrapbook Stash.  

I recently came across my scraps from the first Simple Stories collection I ever bought - Summer Fresh. I had 1 full 12x12 paper (which I used for the background) plus some border strips and project life cards. I used it to scrap this cute photo of my nephew.

I fussy cut some bugs from the Crate Paper Flourish Collection.  These bugs look exactly like the ones on his onesie!  I colored the pink bugs to make them red so that they matched this page. The last photo is what my cat, Oliver, was doing while I was fussy cutting the bugs. LOL

Simple Stories Summer Fresh - Paper, project life cards, border strips
Crate Paper Flourish - gold puffy hearts and word, bug paper (fussy cut)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

LM 433 - Color Challenge - Black & White + Green

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is to use black & white with green. 

I don't use green very much when I scrapbook, unless it's Christmas or St. Patrick's day.  So I decided to make a St. Patty's Day layout for this challenge.

This is a photo of my husband and I on St. Patty's Day 2018.  We went to a local brewery for drinks with friends, then went to a casino for a bit.  Since our last name is Mullarkey, the title just fit, lol.

Patterned Paper by Authentique Charmed Collection
Stickers by Authentique Charmed Collection
Layered banner sticker by Jolees
Green letter stickers by Pinkfresh Studio