Sunday, May 14, 2017

LM 344 - Use washi tape or strips of paper in a BIG way

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "all about the BIG picture," which means using something small to make something BIG.  This week, the challenge is to use washi tape or strips of paper in a BIG way.

From the beginning, I knew I would create a Christmas tree for this layout, and I knew I wanted to use my xmas card as the photo.  Initially, I planned to use washi tape, but I didn't like my Christmas washi with my Christmas card.  The colors weren't right.

So I went into my Christmas paper drawer and found one of my favorite collections from October Afternoon, Make it Merry.  The colors were perfect!  I used the 8x8 pad to cut lots of strips and then I created the tree with them.  I am really happy with the way this layout turned out.







October Afternoon Make it Merry Collection - 12x12 background paper, 8x8 pad for strips, brads, Chipboard, Letter Stickers

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Mother's Day Card

I haven't shared a card in AGES!  I still make all of my cards, but I usually forget to snap a picture!

This is the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day tomorrow.



All supplies by Close to My Heart

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

LM 343: Use Twine to Create a BIG Shape

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "all about the big picture." This week, our challenge is to use baker's twine to create a big shape on our layouts. This is the inspiration photo:



As soon as I saw the inspiration photo, I immediately thought of doing a Mickey head for my Disneyland scrapbook.  I decided to use my very favorite photo from my day at Disneyland with my BFF.  This was taken by one of the Disney professional photographers and I just love it!  I even got it made into a magnet for my fridge!

We were in Disneyland for the 60th anniversary, so I chose the navy glitter letters for that reason.  The right page to go next to this one will have some navy and baby blue to accompany the photos.  Once I finish the layout, I will be sure to post it.

I went outside of my comfort zone for this layout but I am THRILLED with how it turned out!  I rarely use white cardstock for my background paper.  I've never watercolored on a layout before.  (This was a great way to try out the gelatos I got for Xmas!)  I've also never stitched on a layout before.  I enjoyed that a lot, so I may be doing more stitching in the future!


White, black and starmist cardstock by Bazzill
Gelatos Red Cherry
Black embroidery floss
Blue glitter thickers
Mickey embellishment by Disney Sandylion

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Monday, May 1, 2017

May Stick it Down Challenge

I absolutely LOVE the sketch at Stick it Down this month!  


I bought this beautiful CTMH Charlotte paper pack specifically to use with the photos from my little brother's wedding.  The colors were perfect.  We wore gray bridesmaid dresses and carried flowers in oranges and corals.  








CTMH Charlotte Paper
Black music note paper by Pink Paislee
CTMH Charlotte Compliments Stickers & Die Cuts
CTMH Sequins
Webster's Pages Lace Heart
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Font

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

LM 342: Create a big number or letter

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is to use small embellishments to create BIG letter(s) or number(s).

I scrapbook chronologically and I create a new book each year.  I am still working to finish my 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 books.  For some reason, I usually create my title page last.  This is my title page for my 2016 book.  I am hoping to have the rest of the book finished soon!

My title pages usually have the year and one of my favorite photos from the year.  I love how this one turned out.  I even put our last name at the base of the 2.






Paper: My Mind's Eye Collectible Collection
Die cut stickers: My Mind's Eye Collectible Collection
Misc Brads from Stash
Brads: My Mind's Eye Collectible Collection
Enamel dots by Echo Park
Buttons by October Afternoon


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Friday, April 28, 2017

Easter Birthday Layout

My grandmother's birthday fell on Easter a couple years ago, so I created this layout.


Challenges:
Another Freaking Scrappy Callenge: Easter or Spring Celebrations
613 Avenue: Spring
Crafty Calendar: Spring
Creatilicious challenge: Anything goes with optional birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Paper by Webster's Pages
Cardstock by Stampin' Up
Cricut Plantin Schoolboook Font & Celebrate with a Flourish
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

LM 340 - Use bunnies, chicks or eggs

HAPPY EASTER!  At Lasting Memories, our theme this month is spring.  This week's challenge is to use bunnies, chicks or eggs.

I created a layout using some Easter photos from a couple years ago.


Paper by Webster's Pages
Cricut Celebrate with a Flourish

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

LM 339 - Use the word spring

At Lasting Memories this month, our theme is spring.  This week, our challenge is to use the word spring in your layout.

I love this photo of my friends and I.  We went out in April for a girls night, since the spring weather was so beautiful.


Echo Park This & That Collection
Rhinestone flower by Michaels
Thickers Letters

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Monday, April 3, 2017

April Stick it Down Double Page Layout

Here's the April sketch for Stick it Down:


This was a little outside of my comfort zone. I don't usually do a lot of spraying on my layouts, but I pulled our my Heidi Shine and was pretty pleased with the results.





Black Stampin Up Cardstock
Heidi Shine in Gold, Teal and Purple
The Paper Wizard - Las Vegas Die Cut
Jolees dice and poker chip stickers
K&Co Gold Glitter Eiffel Tower and Statue of Library

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

LM 337 - Use 5 different patterned papers

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is to use 5 different patterned papers. There's an optional birthday theme, but I am still trying to finish up my Christmas 2016 pages.

I got this kit at the CKC convention last summer, but I made some modifications.  I love this paper line by October Afternoon.






Papers and Embellishments by October Afternoon
Letters by American Crafts

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

LM 336 - Use three tags

This week at Lasting Memories, the challenge is to use 3 tags on your layout, with the optional theme of birthdays.  I don't have any birthday pictures to scrap, currently.  I am trying to finish up Christmas 2016.  

I got a great kit at the CKC Convention in Lancaster last summer.  Some of this layout is based on the kit, but I put my own spin on it.    


My three tags are along the left side:



Paper and embellishments by October Afternoon
Creative Memories Circle Cutter

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Monday, March 6, 2017

March Stick it Down Double Page Layout

This month at Stick it Down, we used this sketch:



I just printed all of my photos from Christmas.  I used photos from my pollyanna with my friends.  I absolutely LOVE the photo of us laying on the floor with our heads together.  I think we look like a snowflake.  







Background paper by SEI
Matting Paper by My & My Big Ideas
Jolees Present Stickers

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

LM 334 - Use a Banner

Hellllooooo!  I'm back!  I had a short hiatus.  As always, we are renovating our 100 year old house. We are working on one of the 2nd floor bedrooms currently.  We gutted the room to add insulation in the walls and re-wire to get rid of knob & tube wiring.  My scrap room is on the 3rd floor directly above this bedroom, so when my husband cut the wires, I lost electricity in my scrap room. I now have light, just no electrical outlets, so I guess I won't be using my cricut for a little while, LOL.

Anyway, this week's challenge at Lasting Memories is to use a banner on your layout.  There's an optional theme of birthdays this month.

We took a family photo at Christmas and I really love it.  I wanted a layout to showcase it, and I found this awesome Christmas banner on the patterned paper.  Here's my layout:


Here's my right page:




Patterned paper and stickers by Simple Stories
Stampin Up Cardstock
Poinsettia by K&Co


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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

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