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


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

An announcement!

I meant to post about this sooner, but this month has been super hectic!

I have been asked to join the double page DT at the sketch challenge blog Stick it Down.  I am very honored and super excited to join their team in January!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

LM 321 - Glitter & Glam

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "Best of 2016" and our challenge this week is "Glitter and Glam."

I was inspired by this layout that I found on Pinterest and I absolutely LOVE.  I used some photos from my trip to Disneyland in January of 2016.

Paper by Simple Stories (Say Cheese Collection)
Mickey heads by Eyelet Outlet
Thickers Black Glitter Letters


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Crafty Chicks Layout

I created this layout using photos and paper I got at the Lancaster CKC Convention in July of 2016.  I went with my two scrapping buddies, Kelly and Shea.  We has SO much fun and I absolutely LOVE the pictures of us, especially the "Charlies Angels" ATG photos!

Background Paper by Basic Grey
Die cut by Paper Wizard
Crafty Chick Paper by CKC


On the Go Layout

Here's another layout I created for my anniversary road trip.  We were in Portland Maine, which is a lovely little town.  

I scraplifted this layout that I saw on Pinterest using CTMH Tommy papers.

Papers & Embellishments by CTMH (Tommy Collection)


Alisson's Lobster House in Kennebunkport

In October, my husband and I took a road trip through New England for our 9th Anniversary.  We went to Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine.  

At this year's scrapbook convention, I bought this adorable lobster kit from Scrapbooking with Debbie. Here's what I did with it:


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Scrap it with a Song: November Reveal

This month at Scrap it with a Song, this month's pop song is "I Need Your Love" by Ellie Goulding.

I used some photos from my wedding to create this layout.

Patterned paper by Webster's Pages
Bazzil cardstock
Letter Stickers by Thickers


Sunday, November 13, 2016

LM 319 - Triangles

This month at Lasting Memories, our monthly theme is "All About Shapes."  This week's shape is a triangle. 

In October, my husband and I took a road trip through Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine for our anniversary.  These are photos we took at a Grist Mill in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

I saw this layout on pinterest that looked like a quilt and I used it as my inspiration.  

Paper: Photo Play Falling Leaves Collection