Sunday, February 16, 2020

LM 485 - Once loved, now forgotten - die cuts

This week at Lasting Memories, we are using die cuts on our layouts.  

This is actually made from a page kit that I got at CKC convention several years ago.  It has several die cuts, so I used it for this challenge.  

These photos were taken at the Easter brunch that I hosted in 2017.  










Friday, February 7, 2020

February Challenge YOUrself

Here's my DT entry for Challenge YOUrself.  This month, we are using the Mariah Carey song "Hero" as our inspiration.



I wanted to create a layout about my hero, my husband.  When we were dating and first married, my husband was in the army.  I have very few photos of him in uniform and these are my two favorites.  









Supplies:
Patterned Paper by Scrapbook Customs
Stickers by Paper House Productions
Black Letters by Thickers
Gold Letters and Army Emblem - Sorry, I didn't save the packaging!

Monday, February 3, 2020

February Stick it Down

Here's this month's sketch from Stick it Down, designed by yours truly.



With the heart in the sketch, I thought this would be perfect to scrap to a friend's wedding I attended in November.  We had a great time and took lots of photos, so I will be making a second double page layout soon.




















Supplies:
All papers and ephemera by Heidi Swapp Honey & Spice Collection
Stampin Up Heart Punches
Letter Stickers by Thickers

Sunday, February 2, 2020

LM 483 - Once loved, now forgotten - Punches


This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "once loved, now forgotten."  We are using tools that have been collecting dust in our stash.  This week, we are using punches on our layouts.

I recently got a cat punch and I was dying to use it.  I decided to combine it with several different sized circle punches.

This is my kitten, Rosie.  She was the second kitten I found outside of my home and brought in.  Both Oliver and Rosie have the same mother, who used to hang around my house before she was hit by a car.  I found Rosie last June, so she is almost a year old.  She was very skittery at first and it took a while for her to warm up to people and dogs.  Now she is just as sweet as can be.  She sleeps with my every night.














Supplies:
Paper and stickers by Echo Park Meow Collection
Cat Punch and various circle punches by Stampin Up
Wood pieces were gifted to me, so I don't know where they're from
Heidi Swapp Roller Date Stamp
Black sharpie marker

Sunday, January 19, 2020

LM 481 - Out of Your Comfort Zone - Only You

This month as Lasting Memories, our theme is "out of your comfort zone."  This week, we are focusing on YOU.  The photo should only feature you!

Since I don't have kids, my layouts focus on my husband and I.  I create lots of layouts about myself, so this wasn't out of my comfort zone at all.

I took a photo with a stuffed Santa while Christmas shopping, so I decided to use it for this challenge.










Supplies:
All patterned paper, stickers, chipboard and puffy stickers by Crate Paper Merry Days Collection
Red cardstock by Close to my Heart

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

January Challenge YOUrself

Here's my first DT entry for Challenge YOUrself.  This month, we are using Ali Edward's one little word.  You choose a word to represent you for the year.



I chose the word "Present."  I want to live in the moment and be more present for family and friends.  I want to pay attention to what's happening in front of me and spend less time on my phone.

I chose a photo from last year on New Year's Eve.  I bartend two nights per week and New Years Eve happened to fall on my night.  I took this selfie while I was working at the bar.








Supplies:
Patterned papers by Simple Stories
Happy New Year banner by Jolees
Gold glitter paper by Crate Paper (in Merry Days tag kit)
Thicker letter stickers

Monday, January 6, 2020

January Stick it Down - 2nd Attempt

I really loved this month's sketch, so I decided to create a second layout this month for Stick it Down.



I decided to create a layout using photos from the Philadelphia Flower Show this year.  I went with a friend from work and we had a great time.  


















Supplies:
Patterned papers by Crate Paper Willow Lane
Chipboard elements and stickers by Crate Paper Willow Lane

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January Stick it Down

This is the January sketch at Stick it Down:




I took a TON of photos of my pets this holiday season.  This sketch was a perfect way to get a bunch of them into one layout.  I will do a similar layout with the photos of my dogs.


















Supplies:
Patterned Paper by Craft Smart (Hot Buy Paper Pad at Michaels)
Flair by Scrappin Happy Studio
Cat Puffy Stickers by The Paper Studio