Sunday, December 17, 2017

LM 375 - December Holidays/Traditions - More than 2 photos

This month, our theme is December Holidays and Traditions.  Our challenge is to use more than 2 photos on your layout.  This is a two week challenge.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

These photos are from Christmas 2016.  We were all opening presents at my brother's house.  For my parents and nephew, we bought them tickets to a show, so they are holding up the papers that say where they are going.  We took my nephew to a Flyers game, my dad to a comedy show at Helium Comedy Club, and my mom to a QVC studio tour.  

My mom had a siamese cat, who passed away right after Christmas.  I got her a cute doorstop.  My sister in law has a westie, so I got her a light up westie in a Santa suit.  My brother wrapped my husband's gift in princess paper - hilarious!




Paper & Stickers - Close to my Heart Yuletide

Sunday, December 10, 2017

LM 374 - December Traditions - Tic Tac Toe

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is December Holidays/Traditions.  This week, we have a tic tac toe challenge.


I decided to choose the diagonal row from the bottom left to the top right.
Blue: Stickers (Saint Augustine December 2016)
Two Types of Alphas: I actually used 3.  Family, vacation, and Saint Augustine December 2016.
Glitter or Sequins: The chipboard sticker tree has glitter on the pot and sequins on the tree. 

I created the first page for my St. Augustine scrapbook.  I went there last December with my husband and his family.  Everything was decorated for Christmas and it was gorgeous!  Loved it there!






Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Falala
Chipboard & stickers: Crate Paper Falala
Vacation gold word & hearts: Crate Paper Oasis
Family chipboard: Close to my Heart
Blue Letter Stickers: October Afternoon


Monday, December 4, 2017

December Stick it Down Challenge


Here's the December double page sketch for Stick it Down:


I am trying to finish up some of my vacation scrapbooks in the next couple months.  I went to St. Augustine in December of 2016 with my husband and his family.  We visited the Fountain of Youth. 








Patterned Paper: Close to My Heart
Letters: Thickers
Stickers: Crate Paper Oasis (let's go, palm leaves), Close to My Heart (palm trees, arrows)
Chipboard: Crate Paper Oasis
Seagull ephemera: K&Co
Heidi Swapp Color Shine: Navy & Gold

Sunday, November 19, 2017

LM 371 - Scrapbook Cooking - 2 photos, 2 different fonts for title, 4 patterned papers, 5 buttons, 1 ribbon/trim/twine, 4 die cuts and sprinkle with mist

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "scrapbook cooking."  Our recipe this week is 2 photos, 2 different fonts for title, 4 patterned papers, 5 buttons, 1 ribbon/trim/twine, 4 die cuts and sprinkle with mist.

I created this layout with photos from my brother's 31st birthday in March.







Patterned papers by MME Citrus Twist Collection
Die cut polka dot paper by MME Citrus Twist Collection
Die cut stars & labels by MME Citrus Twist Collection
Buttons by October Afternoon Witch Hazel Collection
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Black
Thickers Letter Stickers

Sunday, November 12, 2017

LM 370 - Scrapbook Cooking - 1 large photo, 3 patterned papers, a pinch of wood veneer, a dash of chipboard pieces and a sprinkle of enamel dots.

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "scrapbook cooking" and we have recipe challenges each week this month.

This week's recipe: 1 large photo, 3 patterned papers, a pinch of wood veneer, a dash of chipboard pieces and a sprinkle of enamel dots.

I may have cheated slightly - I did use one large photo, but there's also 3 small photos.

I went to a bridal shower in July for a good friend.  There were little wooden hearts with the word "love" on them, so of course I stole some for my layout!  When I scrapbook events, I generally put the invitation on the page too, as I have done here.  I blocked out the phone number and e-mail to RSVP to.


3 Patterned Papers (background & two photo mats) - My Mind's Eye On Trend Collection
Wood Veneer - "Love" hearts - decorations from the party
Chipboard Frame (on bottom center photo) - Heidi Swapp
Enamel hearts - MME On Trend
Letters - Thickers

Sunday, November 5, 2017

LM 369 - Scrapbook Cooking - Twine/thread, sequins, labels, die cuts, solid card stock, and vellum!

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is scrapbook cooking. Our recipe for this week is twine/thread, sequins, labels, die cute, card stock and vellum.

I created a layout with a photo of my friend's daughter.  She was Cleopatra for Halloween last year.  I love this photo and I used some October Afternoon paper I've been hoarding.

I have a secret hatred of vellum, so I didn't have any.  I guess that's cheating slightly, but I didn't want to go out and buy some just for this challenge.










Black cardstock by Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper by October Afternoon Witch Hazel Collection
Die cut journaling tag by October Afternoon Witch Hazel Collection
Letter stickers, label stickers, banner & buttons chipboard, brads by October Afternoon Witch Hazel Collection
Sequins by Close to my Heart

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Stick it Down Challenge

Here's this month's double page sketch from Stick it Down:


I am trying to finish up my 2016 scrapbook.  This sketch worked perfectly with some photos from Christmas morning.  Plus, I have been dying to break into my new Crate Paper Falala Collection goodies!  Here's my take on the sketch:












Supplies:
White Cardstock by Stampin Up
Patterned paper by Crate Paper Falala Collection
Die cuts, enamel shapes, tags, chipboard stickers by Crate Paper Falala Collection

Sunday, October 22, 2017

LM 367 - Around the House - Stamp with something other than a stamp

This month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge, our theme is Around the House.  This week's challenge is to stamp with something other than a stamp.

A couple months ago, I saw a layout where someone used a toy car to stamp on a layout. Unfortunately, I can't remember who did it, so I can't give proper credit.

I had the cutest pictures of my nephew at the beach several years ago (he's 14 now).  At the scrapbook convention, I found the CUTEST truck papers by AdornIt, and I had to buy them to go with the photos.  My nephew called ALL of his trucks "Digger Dan" so that HAD to be the title for this page!

I borrowed a truck from my friend's son and used it to stamp on the layout.  I absolutely LOVE how this layout turned out!


Supplies:
Paper & embellishments by Adorn It
Stampin Up Night of Navy Ink
Thickers Letters

Friday, October 20, 2017

Ireland

I apologize in advance for the long post.  My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this month.  We spent all of last week in Ireland.  I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from our trip.  I took over 1200 photos and I don't know how I will decide which ones to scrap!

Dublin




 


Middleton



Blarney Castle & Blarney Stone



Muckross House




Cliffs of Moher







Connemara National Park


Kylemore Abbey & Gardens






Mullarkey's bar in Clifden