Monday, January 8, 2018

January Stick if Down Challenge

I can't believe it's January already!  The holidays went fast!  Here's this month's sketch at Stick it Down:

I'm not quite ready to be done scrapbooking the holidays just yet.  In fact, I end up scrapping Christmas all year long, since they are my favorite pages to scrap.  I don't do a December Daily.  I prefer 12x12 size and I don't do something Christmas related every day.  I create an album for each year (chronological) and about half of it ends up being Christmas.

Every year, I host an ugly sweater party at the bar where I work.  This year, I dressed up as a snow woman with a white tutu.  It was really fun!  I love the photo of my parents and I on the left page.

Paper and embellishments by Carta Bella Cabin Fever Collection
Echo Park Enamel Dots
We R Memory Keepers Mini Letter Punch Board
Green Glitter Thickers
White Heidi Shine Spray
Coconut Gelato
Recollections Christmas Noel Mini Stickers (below) - aren't they the cutest?  They matched this Carta Bella collection perfectly.  You will see some of these stickers throughout the layout.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

LM 377 - Word Play - Love

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "word play."  There will be a word each week to use somewhere on your layout.  This week's word is "love."  (You can use love, lovely, loving etc).

I created this page as the title page for my 2017 album.  I absolutely love this photo of my husband and I at a friend's wedding.  We were both wearing burgundy and matched perfectly.  Since I used the color photo on the wedding page, I decided to make it black and white for the title page.  I am really thrilled with how this turned out.

Most of this is from the Hip Kit Club (last spring)
Papers and embellishments from Crate Paper Oasis and Chasing Dreams Collections

Monday, January 1, 2018

Favorite Layouts of 2017

I have looked back over some of the layouts that I created this year.  Here's my favorites in no particular order.  I love Christmas, and I have more xmas layouts in my album each year than anything else, so it's no surprise that many of these are Christmas layouts.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

LM 376 - Word Play - Happy

Happy New Year!  This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "word play."  There will be a word each week to use somewhere on your layout.  This week's word is "happy."  (You can use happy, happiness, happiest etc).

I decided to create a layout for my Dad's birthday.  He was 64 in November.  We went out to dinner at a local restaurant and then went to see Murder on the Orient Express.  He loved the original movie and was so excited for this re-make.

All paper and embellishments are from the Carta Bella Traditions Collection.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Home for the Holidays

I've had a little bit of time to scrap this week.  I was inspired by this layout by Rachel O'Neal for the Paper Issues blog.  Isn't it adorable?

I decided to make a 2 page scene.  I sketched out what I wanted.  Please excuse my poor drawing skills, LOL.

This is what I ended up with.  I used photos of my house in the snow and some of my Christmas decorations.  I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!

I am entering the Paper Issues challenge on Facebook.  I used white, snowflakes, layers, stickers and ink.

White Cardstock by Stampin Up
Patterned Paper by Crate Paper Falala
Stickers, enamel shapes & Chipboard by Crate Paper Falala
Green tree stickers by October Afternoon Under the Tree Collection

Sunday, December 17, 2017

LM 375 - December Holidays/Traditions - More than 2 photos

This month, our theme is December Holidays and Traditions.  Our challenge is to use more than 2 photos on your layout.  This is a two week challenge.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

These photos are from Christmas 2016.  We were all opening presents at my brother's house.  For my parents and nephew, we bought them tickets to a show, so they are holding up the papers that say where they are going.  We took my nephew to a Flyers game, my dad to a comedy show at Helium Comedy Club, and my mom to a QVC studio tour.  

My mom had a siamese cat, who passed away right after Christmas.  I got her a cute doorstop.  My sister in law has a westie, so I got her a light up westie in a Santa suit.  My brother wrapped my husband's gift in princess paper - hilarious!

Paper & Stickers - Close to my Heart Yuletide

Sunday, December 10, 2017

LM 374 - December Traditions - Tic Tac Toe

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is December Holidays/Traditions.  This week, we have a tic tac toe challenge.

I decided to choose the diagonal row from the bottom left to the top right.
Blue: Stickers (Saint Augustine December 2016)
Two Types of Alphas: I actually used 3.  Family, vacation, and Saint Augustine December 2016.
Glitter or Sequins: The chipboard sticker tree has glitter on the pot and sequins on the tree. 

I created the first page for my St. Augustine scrapbook.  I went there last December with my husband and his family.  Everything was decorated for Christmas and it was gorgeous!  Loved it there!

Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Falala
Chipboard & stickers: Crate Paper Falala
Vacation gold word & hearts: Crate Paper Oasis
Family chipboard: Close to my Heart
Blue Letter Stickers: October Afternoon

Monday, December 4, 2017

December Stick it Down Challenge

Here's the December double page sketch for Stick it Down:

I am trying to finish up some of my vacation scrapbooks in the next couple months.  I went to St. Augustine in December of 2016 with my husband and his family.  We visited the Fountain of Youth. 

Patterned Paper: Close to My Heart
Letters: Thickers
Stickers: Crate Paper Oasis (let's go, palm leaves), Close to My Heart (palm trees, arrows)
Chipboard: Crate Paper Oasis
Seagull ephemera: K&Co
Heidi Swapp Color Shine: Navy & Gold

Sunday, November 19, 2017

LM 371 - Scrapbook Cooking - 2 photos, 2 different fonts for title, 4 patterned papers, 5 buttons, 1 ribbon/trim/twine, 4 die cuts and sprinkle with mist

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "scrapbook cooking."  Our recipe this week is 2 photos, 2 different fonts for title, 4 patterned papers, 5 buttons, 1 ribbon/trim/twine, 4 die cuts and sprinkle with mist.

I created this layout with photos from my brother's 31st birthday in March.

Patterned papers by MME Citrus Twist Collection
Die cut polka dot paper by MME Citrus Twist Collection
Die cut stars & labels by MME Citrus Twist Collection
Buttons by October Afternoon Witch Hazel Collection
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Black
Thickers Letter Stickers

Sunday, November 12, 2017

LM 370 - Scrapbook Cooking - 1 large photo, 3 patterned papers, a pinch of wood veneer, a dash of chipboard pieces and a sprinkle of enamel dots.

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "scrapbook cooking" and we have recipe challenges each week this month.

This week's recipe: 1 large photo, 3 patterned papers, a pinch of wood veneer, a dash of chipboard pieces and a sprinkle of enamel dots.

I may have cheated slightly - I did use one large photo, but there's also 3 small photos.

I went to a bridal shower in July for a good friend.  There were little wooden hearts with the word "love" on them, so of course I stole some for my layout!  When I scrapbook events, I generally put the invitation on the page too, as I have done here.  I blocked out the phone number and e-mail to RSVP to.

3 Patterned Papers (background & two photo mats) - My Mind's Eye On Trend Collection
Wood Veneer - "Love" hearts - decorations from the party
Chipboard Frame (on bottom center photo) - Heidi Swapp
Enamel hearts - MME On Trend
Letters - Thickers