Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Springtime hello

Over at Lasting memories Challenge Blog the design team has a real camaraderie. A few members were needing some cheering up so we decided to send a team member a card to brighten their day. Each design member chose the person above them in our team database and started to create.

Here is the card I created for my team member Haven....

I used a Docerela Creations stamp for the sentiment. I embossed the green card stock using a Sizzix folder from the Dots and Flowers set. I layered it on top of yellow floral paper from the Whimsy Stack by DCWV.
I then created the flower. I used mint color bakers twine from Martha Stewart and coiled it on a circular cutout and a pink glittered brad for the center. The flower petals are created from crinkle ribbon I purchased from 3GirlJam. (I believe it was in the Valentines Day bundle). I again used the mint colored bakers twing for the stem. I hope you like my card.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

LMCB #81 How do you layer up?

This week at Lasting Memories Challenge Blog we want you to show us your layered ideas. What do you love to layer up on your layouts? Paper, flowers, embellishments???
As usual there is a sketch but it is not mandatory for the challenge. What is mandatory is that you tell us what you like to layer up in your post and you link up here.

Here is my project for this week. Although I love embellishments, I tend not to use too many. What I really like on my layouts are layers of papers and lots pictures layered on paper. Here is a two page layout I scrapped a week or maybe two ago when I found the ticket to A Day Out with Thomas.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge#80 Pawsitively Sweet

This week at Lasting Memories Challenge Blog we want you to showcase your animal pictures. Whether its family pets or zoo animals, we want to see them.

We have a sketch that you can follow from if you wish. It is not mandatory so just maike sure you show us your animal pictures. You can link up your projects here LMCB #80 .

This week is exciting because we have some blog candy for the winner. Our DT member Kimberly is givng away this Cricut cartridge.

Now here is my layout. I chose to follow the sketch, but as usual my interpretation is a little off. Here are pictures of our family dog from the first day I brought him home to a picture taken this past week.

Her is a close up of the Title which will show that I used pearls and hearts instead of buttons and I used raffia around the layout instead of stitching.

I also wanted to show the photos because I did that layout in photoshop instead of matting two separate pictures. I did this because I wanted to use these paw prints in the upper left.

I am entering this in the following challenge

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day card

Just wanted to share a clean and simple card I created for my Mother In Law. I stamped a Docerela Creations stamp for the sentiment "Happy St. Patrick's day" which I added some green decorative scarf (which I have had for months and never used)to. Then I stamped a four leaf clover from the Joanne's dollar bin six times along the bottom.
You can't see it in this picture but I inked the back edge of the card.

I am entering this in the following challenges.

Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge
Use It Tuesdays - The green decotaive scarf was the hoarded item I used.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge Blog #79 - We're feeling Lucky

The challenge at LMCB is a little different this week. We have 3 elements to it if you REALLY want to challenge yourself, but only ONE is mandatory! Come play along and link up your entry.
  1. We want to see the word LUCKY on your layout - this can be the title, journaling - as long as we see it and this is MANDATORY
  2. If you want a little more challenge, add in what you find inspiring about the photo below (NOT mandatory)
  3. Or challenge yourself by using the word LUCKY and the sketch. Again, this one is NOT mandatory
  4. REALLY want to challenge yourself?? Along with the word LUCKY, try the sketch AND photo!

I used the word lucky. I was so happy to find these photos of my son's first St Patty's day. I love those pants so much that he had them in two size ranges. LOL This layout was alot of fun.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge # 78 - Color Challenge with a sketch

This weeks challenge is a fun and easy one - we're asking you to use this sketch WITH the color inspiration photo. Look carefully .. there's black, grey, white and then of course all those pastels. Can't wait to see what you create this week!!

Here is the sketch and inspirational picture.


Karen's offering up some candy this week!!! Here's what you have a chance to win if you follow the sketch and use the colors.

This is my interpretation of the sketch. This year will be my son's fourth Easter and I just scrapped his first Easter for this challenge. I free hand cut the glittered grass on the bottom of the page. I stamped pink and pink with brown Easter eggs using Studio G stamps I got from the $1 bin at JoAnne's Fabric. The tulips are stamped from the Studio G and then I colored them with my pencils. I stamped Easter on a CTMH cut out that I chalked brown.  The patterned paper the pics are matted on is from CTMH. I hope you like my layout. I think this might be one of my favorites now.

I am entering this at
Love To Crop's Spring Fling Challenge

One Stop Craft Challenge