Sunday, September 11, 2016

Exciting News - LM 310

I have some exciting news to share!  I was asked to join the DT at Lasting Memories!  I did a 6 month term in 2011 and I was GDT in July, so I am thrilled and honored that they asked me to join their permanent DT.  

This month, the overall theme is "Which direction are you going or went?"  This week, the challenge is "FORWARD" - Planes, Trains and Automobiles Inspired... anything that moved.  Boats, bikes, etc... or use an ARROW on your layout!!!

I had the perfect photos and paper for this challenge!  In January, I was in Los Angeles visiting my BFF.  She and I decided to take a bus tour of famous places from movies.  One of the stops was at Union Station, where many movies (Pearl Harbor, Catch Me if You Can) have filmed scenes.  I loved the architecture and the tile work of this historic train station.

Patterned paper & camera embellishment by October Afternoon
Journaling card by Simple Stories
Cherry Cobbler cardstock by Stampin Up


Thursday, September 1, 2016

September SIWAS Blog Hop!

This month at Scrap it With a Song we have a special event for you:
welcome to our BLOG HOP!
This year two great artists sadly passed away, leaving us a great legacy with their music and we would love to honor them with our works: each of us chose a song from Prince or David Bowie repertoire and made a project inspired by that song.

We are a music inspired challenge blog, we couldn't help ourselves not doing homage to them! We can't wait to share all their projects with you. 

To celebrate the hop, we're giving away some great prizes: you'll definitely want to enter to win! It is really simple: to begin, just visit the first designers' blog in the list below. Look at her project, leave her a little bit of love in the comments section of her post, and click on through to the next designer on the list. Each blog will have the list repeated, so you shouldn't get lost along the way! After you've visited and commented on each blog, just come back here and leave a comment on this post to win a pretty awesome prize! 

I chose "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince.  I have always loved this song.  I decided to do a layout of my sister in law's bachelorette party.  

Blog hop list: 

There's awesome prized on the SIWAS Blog! Thanks for hopping along with us! We hope you will have fun and inspiration.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Scrap it with a Song DT: August Reveal

I am super excited to be a part of the DT for Scrap it with a Song!  This is my fsecond challenge - I am a part of the Pop team, and our song this month is "Better When I'm Dancin" by Meghan Trainor.  (The rock song is "Because the Night" by Patti Smith).

When I heard the name of the song, my first thought  was my wedding.  These are pictures of my first dance with my husband at our wedding in 2007.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lasting Memories: July GDT - Scrabble

At Lasting Memories Layout Challenges, the theme this month is childhood games.  This week's game is Scrabble.  Here's the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the Scrabble tiles.  I was going through some of my "My Mind's Eye" collections and came across these "love" scrabble tiles and thought they were perfect.

I had photos from my husband's cousin's wedding from 2014.  It was one of the most fun weddings I have ever attended.  It was at a farm, so the ceremony was outdoors and it was beautiful!  We had so much fun in the outdoor photo booth (with a variety of colored doors for a backdrop).  I just love my husband's family - they're so much fun! The bride and bridal party did a choreographed dance to "Faith" by George Michael (a surprise for the groom - it's his favorite song!)

I had to include a photo of their wedding cake.  I have attended a ton of weddings, but this was my favorite cake EVER!  It was beautiful!  So many of their interests were on the cake, plus I love the cake topper, which was a clay version of them and their two dogs.  SO CUTE!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Lasting Memories: July GDT - Candyland

At Lasting Memories Layout Challenges, the theme this month is childhood games.  This week's game is Candyland.  Here's the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by all the colors.  For some reason, it made me think of a painter's palette and I remembered my photos from "Painting with a Twist" recently.  My mom, sister in law and I went and painted one of my favorite things, peacocks!  We had so much fun!

This peacock paper was PERFECT for this layout!  It's October Afternoon's "Woodland Park" collection.  The letter and journaling stickers are from the same collection.

I used this month's sketch from Stuck?! for the left side of my layout.  I rotated it so that the squares were at the bottom and it was a vertical photo.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Scrap it with a Song DT: July Reveal

I am super excited to be a part of the DT for Scrap it with a Song!  This is my first challenge - I am a part of the Pop team, and our song this month is "7 Years" by Lukas Graham.  (The rock song is "All I Need" by Radiohead.

I used a photo of me from my 30th birthday .  I threw myself a party with a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" theme.  I decorated my house with lots of Tiffany blue.  All of my friends and I wore little black dresses and pearls, sunglasses, gloves, etc.  My sister in law gave me the most gorgeous Tiffany blue shoes to wear!

All of the papers and embellishments are by Close to my Heart
I used Thicker Letter Stickers


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Lasting Memories: July GDT - Snakes & Ladders

I am super excited to be the July GDT Member for Lasting Memories Layout Challenge.

This month, the theme is "childhood games."  For this week, this photo of snakes and ladders is the inspiration for our projects.

I remember playing this game as a child.  However, I was more inspired by the snakes.  My father has always kept lots of reptiles in the house, and still does to this day.  I mean, at any given time we would have turtles, lizards, tortoises, frogs, and snakes.  I found a photo of my BFF and I holding a Columbian Red Tailed Boa.  The back of this photo says 1998, so we were about 14 years old.

I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

The solid cardstock is by Stampin' Up
Snake from the Cricut Pet Shop Cartridge
Black & white paper by Echo Park
Green mosaic paper by Recollections


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Lasting Memories: July GDT - Marbles

I am honored to be the GDT member for July at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge. There's also a BLOG HOP this month!

Welcome to Lasting Memories 300th Challenge blog hop! Several of the design team members are playing along and offering up some blog candy, so be sure to stop by each of their blogs.

The theme for July is "Childhood Games". Each week you will make your layout based on the photo/game provided. Our first challenge is "Marbles". Here is your inspiration photo:

Are you ready to get started with the hop? 
First up is me, since I am the guest designer for July.  You are here.

I was inspired by all of the circles in the image, as well as the colors in the photo.  There's plenty of red, yellow and blue in the photo, which was perfect for this layout from my trip to Disneyland in January. All papers from the Simple Stories Say Cheese and Say Cheese 2 Collections

Thanks so much for hopping along with us! Please leave some comments along the way.
Next up on the hop is Michelle.

Here is the order of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:


Friday, July 1, 2016

Scrap it with a Song: July DT

The July Challenge is posted at Scrap it with a Song.  Two awesome songs were selected.

The Rock song is "All I Need" by Radiohead.
The Pop Song is "7 Years" by Lukas Graham.

I am part of the mid month team, so my first DT project will be shared on 7/15.  The other half of the DT has made some BEAUTIFUL projects.  Please head over to the blog and check them out!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Exciting News!

I've been waiting for about a month to be able to share this news!  I have been chosen to join the Design Team for Scrap it with a Song!  I am super excited to have been selected.

My first project will be posted on 7/15...


Monday, June 13, 2016

Vegas Bound Layout

In January, I went on a business trip to Las Vegas.  I had a blast!  My friend/co-worker and I snapped this selfie on the plane on our way to Vegas and this page is going to be the first page of my album for this trip.  I spent a week in Vegas with all of my work friends, then I flew to Los Angeles to visit my BFF for 4 days and we went to Disneyland.  So much to scrap about!

The challenge at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge this week is selfies, and I do love a good selfie!

Planes paper, plane & clouds embellishment by October Afternoon.
Arrow paper, suitcase project life card, and arrow embellishment by Simple Stories
Red cardstock by Stampin' Up


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Easter 2016 Layout

This year for Easter, we went to Cracker Barrel for brunch.  We always do brunch with my in-laws and dinner at my parent's.

This month, one of the challenges at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges was to use just one photo.  That's tough for me.  I love photography and take a LOT of photos.  (I joke with my scrapbook buddies and call myself a "photo crammer" because I am always squeezing as many photos into a layout as possible!)  However, on Easter, this was the only photo we took, so it worked perfectly for this challenge.

Paper is by Authentique
Cricut Easter text & bunny


4th of July Layout

Last 4th of July, my husband and I had a party at our house.  I took a TON of pictures.  I got a Lea France flag template and knew I wanted to use it to scrap these photos!

One of the challenges at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges this month is "how many can you fit?"  I was able to get 13 photos into this spread.  I LOVED THIS CHALLENGE! I take tons of photos and I jokingly call myself the "photo crammer" when I scrapbook.  I am always trying to get as many photos into a layout as possible.

Paper is by Simple Stories


Playdate Layout

I created this layout of my friend's kids.  One of my BFF's lives in NYC and I was watching her 18 month old and 4 month old overnight.  I met up with one of my other BFF's and her 18 month old daughter so the kids could play together at the play ground.  They had a blast!

This month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge, one of the challenges is to use only 4 photos.  I used 4 on each page.  So that may be cheating a little, but one of the DT members did the same thing.

Paper is Simple Stories I {Heart} Summer


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Challenge #10: Use a Banner

I am playing along with Memories in Thyme's online National Scrapbook Day crop/party.  For challenge #10, they want us to use a banner in our project.

I LOVE BANNERS!  I use them often when I scrapbook.  This layout is from "Christmas morn."  I absolutely love this October Afternoon paper and embellishments!  I mean, how adorable is that little boy and dog?  And the banner is just too cute!


Challenge #9: Use Die Cuts

I am playing along with Memories in Thyme's online National Scrapbook Day crop/party.  For challenge #9, they want us to use die cuts or fussy cuts in our project.

I used my cricut to cut the headline and a Stampin' Up die to cut the leaves & acorn.  These photos are from Thanksgiving 2015.

All paper is by Stampin' Up.