Monday, October 9, 2017

October Stick it Down Challenge

Here's October's sketch for Stick it Down:









Supplies:
6x6 Paper Pads - American Crafts Kringle & Co and Craft Smith Old Time Christmas
Jolees Sweaters & bow
Paper House Production Sweaters
Thickers Letters
Me & My Big Ideas Letters
CM Circle & Oval Cutters


Sunday, October 8, 2017

LM 365 - Around the House - Children's Art or Book

This month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge, our theme is "Around the House."  This week, our challenge is to use children's artwork/journaling on your page or be inspired by a children's book.
I don't have children, so I don't have any children's artwork to scrap.  However, my friend's baby shower in July had a book theme and her baby's room is Eric Carle themed.  I loved the shower invitation, so I included it on my page.

When I was at the scrapbook convention in July, I found these adorable plastic caterpillars from Eric Carle.  I think someone made them with shrinky dink - they just came in a plastic sleeve, without a brand name.  You may remember the card I made for this showed.  I used another one of these caterpillars on the card:



Supplies:
Background paper by MME (On Trend Collection)
Cloud/rain stickers by Shimelle
White Cardstock by Stampin Up
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Black
Black letters by Thickers
White letters by AdornIt
Plastic Caterpillar from Scrapbook Convention (no brand name)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

LM 363 - All About Patterns - Chevron

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "all about patterns."  This week, our challenge is to use chevrons on your layout.

I found this gorgeous chevron background paper in my stash.  I think it came in one of my Hip Kit Club kits.  My family and I took some photos at the beach a couple weeks ago and they worked well with these colors.  My dad's shirt and my shorts were the same color as the background paper.


Supplies:
Chevron background by Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
Anchor papers, whale, journaling card by Glitz Uncharted Waters Collection
A Few Much Needed Days Away - Crate Paper Oasis Collection
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Patina, Hot Pink, Coral & Black

Sunday, September 17, 2017

LM 326 - All About Patterns - Plaid

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "all about patterns."  Our challenge this week is to use plaid on your layout.

Plaid always makes me think of Christmas.  I went through my xmas photos from last year and found this one of my BFF and I.  She lives in Los Angeles, but her parents still live a couple blocks from me in Philadelphia.  Believe it or not, her name is Lauren too, and we have been BFF's since kindergarten.  Lauren comes home every Christmas and she hosts an annual "Boxing Day Brunch" at her parents house. Boxing Day is a British holiday, celebrated on December 26th.  Lauren has worked with British companies for years and has adopted the holiday.  We have a pot luck brunch and do a white elephant pollyanna.

The background paper & gold strip were metallic, so it was hard to get a great photo of this layout, but I think you get the jist.


Supplies:
Papers and border strips by SEI
Santa, Pine cones, Happy Holidays & Corner by K&Co
Journaling Card w/ ornament & Tag (with date stamped) by Anna Griffin
Roller Date Stamp by MME
Letters by October Afternoon

Sunday, September 10, 2017

LM 361 - All about patterns - florals

This month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge, our theme is "all about pattern."  This week's challenge is to use floral paper on your layout.

I use florals often in my layouts.  I wanted to create a layout about doing the breast cancer walk.  My mother in law was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.  She had a double mastectomy in November of 2015 and she lived with us for 6 weeks while she was recuperating.  She has been through chemo and radiation since then and is currently in remission.

On mother's day, my husband and his brother did the Breast Cancer walk with their mom.  Many of their aunts, uncles and cousins walked too.


Paper by My Mind's Eye Follow your heart collection
CTMH Adhesive Sequins
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Black & Blush
Thickers Letters


Sunday, September 3, 2017

LM 360 - All About Patterns - Stripes

This month at Lasting Memories is all about patterned paper.  Our challenge this week is to use stripes on your layout.

I had some adorable photos of my friend's baby.  This was the day I first met him.  Isn't he the cutest? He is Charles the 5th, so we all call him C5.



Supplies:
Striped Paper - Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
Other papers - My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy
Thickers Orange Stickers
Green stickers by October Afternoon
Animal Stickers by Jolees
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Black, Patina & Ocean

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Stick it Down Challenge

Here is the double page sketch for this month at Stick it Down:


I had some pictures from a friend's wedding that I wanted to scrap.  The colors of the flowers and our dresses perfectly matched this collection by CTMH.








Supplies:
Patterned paper - CTMH
Floral Thicker Stickers
Green Stickers by October Afternoon
Prima Flowers
Heart Stick Pin by K&Co


Sunday, August 27, 2017

LM 359 - All about Patterns - Polka Dots

At Lasting Memories, our theme this month is "All About Patterns."  Our challenge this week is to use polka dots.

I created a layout for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disneyland.  My BFF and I went in January of 2016 and I am trying to finish up my scrapbook from the trip.


Background paper by K&Co
Yellow Cardstock by Stampin Up
Polka dot paper by Simple Stories (Say Cheese Collection)
Cork letters by CTMH
"Let's Ride" and flag stickers by CTMH
Map , camera & film stickers by Jolees


Sunday, August 20, 2017

LM 358 - All about animals - In the Sea

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "All About Animals."  This week, our challenge is to use animals that live in the sea.

I went to Disney in January of 2016.  This layout is for the Finding Nemo Submarine Adventure Ride.  It was SO cool!  I found the perfect paper at Jo-Ann's.  They had all their Disney paper on clearance and I was able to find this AWESOME Finding Nemo background paper that looked like the ocean floor.









Background paper by Sandylion
Jolees Nemo Stickers
Letters by October Afternoon


Sunday, August 13, 2017

LM 357 - All About Animals - At the Zoo

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "All About Animals."  This week, our challenge is to use a zoo animal - it can be in your photo, on your paper or embellishments, etc.

When I came up with this month's challenge, I knew exactly which photos I wanted to use.  In December, we went on a trip to St. Augustine, Florida.  We visited The Fountain of Youth.  There were peacocks EVERYWHERE!  And you could feed them peanuts!  I absolutely LOVE peacocks and this was the absolute highlight of my trip.  The photos worked really well with this gorgeous paper!











Paper & Embellishments by SEI
Blue & green stickers by October Afternoon



Monday, August 7, 2017

August Stick it Down Challenge

Here's the sketch for this month's challenge at Stick it Down.


In December, my husband and I went to St. Augustine for vacation with his family.  We visited the oldest wooden schoolhouse.  I used an old Webster's Pages collection and its vintage school images were PREFECT!  






Webster's Pages Wonderfall Collection
My Mind's Eye Everyday Circus Collection (Background Woodgrain Paper)
October Afternoon - Blue and Green letter stickers


Sunday, August 6, 2017

LM 356 - All About Animals - In the House

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "All About Animals."  This week, our challenge is to use an animal that could be in your house (dog, cat etc) - it can be in your photo, on your paper or embellishments, etc.

I was down the shore last week.  Each night, I would walk my dogs with my 14 year old nephew. The sun was setting one night and we talked down to the bay.  Rocky, my boxer, jumped up onto the wall.  I sat next to him and asked my nephew to take our photo.  I LOVED IT!  SO I asked him to have me my other dog so that she could be in the photo too.  These are two of my favorite photos of me and my dogs.  Look at that lighting!!!








Hip Kit Club
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams - paper, puffy hearts, chipboard
Thickers Letters
Glitz Unchartered Waters Collection



Sunday, July 30, 2017

LM 355 - All About Animals - On the Farm

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "All About Animals."  This week, our challenge is to use a farm animal - it can be in your photo, on your paper or embellishments, etc.

I went to an agricultural high school in Philadelphia.  I am planning to create a scrapbook with my photos from high school.  This will be the first page for the scrapbook.




October Afternoon Scaparilla Collection - paper, chipboard
Die Cut was purchased at a convention - I don't remember which store


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sea, Sun & Fun

Here's another layout using Hip Kit Club kits.  I used some additional goodies from the Oasis collection too.  I really love how this layout came out.

My BFF lives all the way across the country in Los Angeles (I'm in Philly).  She came to visit in June and we went to Long Beach Island (LBI) in NJ.  Another friend of ours came down to the beach too.  It was a little chilly, so we went to the beach bundled up.  We brought bloody mary's to drink.  Once we finished, we left our cups and flip flops and went for a walk.  I love the photo of our flip flops and glasses all lined up.  I wrote 2017 in the sand below, it's a little hard to see.

Journaling is on the left tag behind the photo.



I was inspired by one of my favorite youtubers, Audrey Yeager.  She created a layout that used the waves in this way.  Here's a link to her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaVGO1Kun04

I started with this sketch by Sketches in Thyme.  I was going to put two waves above the photo and two waves below, but I ended up moving the photo up and putting all the waves below.  I also ended up adding a ton of embellishments, but I think you can see the basic sketch.



April Hip Kit Club Exclusive Letters (&)
Crate Paper Oasis Collection - 12x12 background, 6x6 paper pad, ephemera pack, puffy sticker words, chipboard elements, stickers
Wood veneers from stash - bucket & shovel
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - hot pink, black, seafoam, gold





LBI Weekend Trip

I got a couple of the Hip Kit Club kits and I have been wanting to use them.  I used some additional goodies from the Oasis collection too.  I really love how this layout came out.

My BFF lives all the way across the country in Los Angeles (I'm in Philly).  She came to visit in June and we went to Long Beach Island (LBI) in NJ.

We took photos in this adorable coffee shop.  They had FABULOUS palm tree wallpaper that we absolutely loved.  The photos went perfectly with Crate Paper's Oasis Collection.




April Hip Kit Club Exclusive Letters (LBI)
Crate Paper Oasis Collection - 12x12 background, 6x6 paper pad, ephemera pack, puffy sticker words, chipboard elements, stickers
Wood veneers from stash - shells, palm tree
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - hot pink, black, seafoam, gold



Sunday, July 16, 2017

LM 353 - Summer Adventures - Use a BIG Title

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "Summer Adventures."  This week's challenge is to use a BIG title to document your big adventure.

I decided to create a layout about California Adventure Park.  It's located in Anaheim California, right next to Disneyland.  My BFF and I went there last year.  Technically, it wasn't a summer adventure, but I actually travel more in the fall and winter than I do in the summer.





Background paper by Stampin Up
Polka dot & striped by Simple Stories (Say Cheese)
Anaheim Paper by Scrapbook Customs
Mickey heads, Castle, etc are Jibbitz for Crocks (I took the backs off them)
Cricut Explore - I used Clipart from the internet to make the California & title


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Bridal Shower Card

As I mentioned in my last post, I don't make a lot of cards.  On Saturday, I made two for the two showers I attended this weekend.

This is the bridal shower card that I made.




Paper by My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Collection
Basic Grey Hearts
Stampin Up Ribbon
Stampin Up Stamps Love and Laughter
Stampin Up Punches - Scalloped oval & word window


Monday, July 10, 2017

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Shower Card

I don't make cards often, but I made TWO on Saturday morning.  I had a bridal shower Saturday and a baby shower Sunday this weekend.

The baby shower was for my friend Amanda. She doesn't know what she's having, and she's doing an Eric Carle themed nursery.  The shower had a book theme and was adorable!

I got inspiration from the invitation.  I was at the CKC convention in Lancaster, PA on Friday and happened to find "A Very Hungry Caterpillar" flat backs, so I bought a two pack.  I used one for this card and I will use the other on a layout about the shower.






Inside:

Supplies:
Stampin Up Cardstock
Stampin Up Circle Punch
Stampin Up Letter Dies
A Very Hungry Catterpillar flatback (bought at convention, no brand listed)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Color Crazy - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Digi Choosday - anything goes
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - anything goes
Simon Says - summer sunshine



Sunday, July 9, 2017

LM 352 - Summer Adventures - 4th of July

At Lasting Memories, this month our theme is "Summer adventures."  This week's challenge is to scrap your 4th of July adventure.

I host an annual 4th of July picnic.  Last year, we only took one photo of my girlfriends and I.  It's one of my favorite pictures, so I had to scrapbook it!


Paper by Adorn It
Letter Stickers by October Afternoon
Star stickers by Jolees

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Stick it Down Challenge

Here's this month's double page sketch at Stick it Down.


I struggled with this sketch a little.  I don't normally include so many photos on one page.  It took me a while of going through photos to find ones that would fit this layout.  I ended up doing a layout for my brother's 30th surprise party last year.

There was a lot of blue in my photos.  I found an old Simple Stories collection that went perfectly!






Background Paper by My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine
Simple Stories Happy Day Collection
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold, Navy and Green