Sunday, June 25, 2017

LM 350 - June Holiday Insights - Log Cabin Day

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "June Holiday Insights."  Our challenge this week is "Log Cabin Day," which is about a quieter, rustic time.

I took this prompt literally.  When I lived in Drexel Hill, PA, there was a log cabin in walking distance from my house.  My husband and I would go there often.  After a snowstorm, I brought my camera and took some photos there.  I used those photos to create this layout.

Carta Bella Winter Fun Collection


Sunday, June 18, 2017

LM 349 - June Holiday Insights - Summer Solstice

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "June Holiday Insights."  Our challenge for this week is about the summer solstice.  It's the day with the most sunlight all year.  Since it's such a long day, you could add something long to your page.

I have a great picture with my girlfriends at my friend Theresa's birthday last year.  I have been hoarding this paper for YEARS and it was time to finally break it out, since the teal was perfect for this photo!

I've been watching a lot of process videos lately and I have been loving the splattered pages.  I am definitely doing this more often!

Paper and embellishments by My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart Collection
Thickers letters
Heidi Shine in gold, navy and teal


Sunday, June 11, 2017

LM 348 - June Holiday Insights - Flag Day

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is June Holiday Insights.  Since 6/14 is flag day here in the USA, our challenge is to use red, white and blue.

Last summer, I met up with my two besties at the beach.  My BFF's daughters came too, and I got the cutest pictures of them eating watermelon.  I used them to create this layout.  Of course, I had to include a pic of my two BFF's and I too!

Paper by AdornIt
Thickers Letter Stickers


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Some Quick & Easy Disney Layouts

I am trying to finish my Disney scrapbook.  I created a couple super simple layouts and wanted to share.  I have some more layouts to share, but I created them for specific Lasting Memories challenges, so you'll have to wait to see them :-)

Disney Patterned Paper by Sandylion
Patterned paper by CTMH
Cardstock by Stampin' Up
I love a Parade & "D" 60th by Paper Wizard
Goofy & Parade Mickey by Jolees
Plastic Pooh & Goofy heads are Jibbitz for Crock shoes with the backs cut off
Striped Mickey head by Hallmark
Disney Washi Tape (Found in the kids aisle at Michaels!)


Monday, June 5, 2017

June Stick it Down Challenge

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

I created a layout about the Boston Tea Party.  We went to Boston as part of our anniversary road trip through New England last fall.  It was interesting to see a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party and to learn about the key players in it.

You'll notice the black feather on the right side of the layout.  Those were given to everyone prior to the reenactment - everyone held up their feathers in agreement for throwing the tea in the harbor.

Background paper by K&Co
Black dot paper by Graphic 45
Thickers Letter Stickers


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


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


Friday, April 28, 2017

Easter Birthday Layout

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

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

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


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


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