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.

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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.

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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

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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!


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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

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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


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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)

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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:









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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


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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

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Stick it Down: November Guest Designer

I was asked to be a guest designer at Stick it Down, which is an awesome sketch challenge blog!  Each month, they have a single page layout, double page layout and even a card sketch!

I absolutely LOVE the sketch this month and I was excited to try it out:



I had some cute pictures of my BFF and I when we met Donald Duck at Disneyland.  This is what I came up with:


Paper & embellishments are from the Simple Stories Say Cheese Collection
Cameras & word bubble are CTMH Magical Collection

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

LM 318 - Circles


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

I created this layout for my trip to Disney.  We went on the Grizzly River Run and both got wet!  I love these photos!







Here's a close up of the circles I used to create the Mickey head:


Paper by CTMH
Embellishments by CTMH and Simple Stories

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Quick and Easy Disney Layout

This layout isn't my best work.  It was a quick and easy layout to showcase 8 horizontal pictures. This was the only way I could figure out how to get them all on one 2 page layout.  Plus, I had two really cute die cuts from Paper Wizard that I wanted to use.







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Sunday, October 23, 2016

LM 316 - Fall Celebrations

This month at Lasting Memories, the overall theme is "All About Fall."  This week, our challenge is "Fall Celebrations" such as Halloween and Thanksgiving.

My birthday is a couple days before Halloween and I have always loved the holiday!  I love getting dressed up.  I created this layout with photos from a couple years ago.  I was Minnie Mouse (and so was one of my friends, LOL).  I took so many pictures that I printed them small and ran a strip along the bottom.  









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Sunday, October 16, 2016

LM 315 - Favorite Fall Activity

This month at Lasting Memories, the overall theme is "All About Fall."  This week, our challenge is "Favorite Fall Activity."  

One of my favorite things to do is visit Linvilla Orchards.  They have pumpkin patches, apple orchards, corn mazes, hayrides, etc.  They have the BEST pumpkin pies and apple cider.  It's the epitome of fall and I LOVE IT!




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