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

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

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

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