Sunday, April 22, 2018

AWESOME - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Good morning friends, time for the latest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal. We are continuing with the theme for April of "All About the Paper" and today's challenge is to only use 6X6 paper pads for your layout.

Here is my layout....


What a couple of cuties! I took this photo last summer. All the toys in the world cannot replace the creative fun of an oversized cardboard box. The boys had a blast with this box for weeks!

Here are some closeups....


I used a couple of my favourite stamps and added some random stamping to my background. 


One of my favourite punches is the Ampersand. I love cutting out two and pop dotting it to create some dimension.


Product List: AC Cardstock, Teresa Collins - He Said....She Said 6x6 paper pad, Crate Paper chipboard and accent stickers, MME wood hearts and wood dots, Thickers, Hemptique hemp cord and Tim Holtz Distress inks.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the design team's creations. Then get creative and link yours up by the end of April. We would love to see what you create.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Discover - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Good Morning friends, time for the latest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal. We are continuing with the theme for April of All About the Paper and today's challenge is - Use at least 4 different patterned papers on your layout.

Here is my layout....


I created a double layout and I used 7 different patterned papers on my layout. The photos are from our day trip to Midland, Ontario where there is lots to see and discover. From beautiful gardens, the harbour front and wonderful murals throughout the town.

Here are some closeups...




I even used a Tim Horton's card on my layout. The graphics from Canada 150 are perfect for my layout.



A camera tin pin from Cuts2Luv is a perfect addition to my layout.


I cut the title with my Silhouette and using one of the cursive fonts.


I created a little pocket for a journalling card.

Product List: AC Cardstock and brads, Cuts2Luv tin pin, Creative Memories - Celebrate Canada designer paper pack and ribbon and washi from my stash.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the team's designs. You have until the end of the month to play along.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

SAVE THE DATE - Project Life Style

Good Morning, it is a blustery one today and they are calling for all kinds of winter type weather. I don't know when Spring is ever going to arrive. Today I would like to share a Project Life Style card with you....


I created this card for my daughter's wedding album....here is another view.


I was inspired by the Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style sketch #99. I extended the sketch to portrait to suit my page, adding journalling at the top. You have until the end of the month to play along with this sketch.



Well my sister and I are off to Scrapfest, so let's hope the nasty weather holds off. Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Life Is Good - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Good morning friends, it is time for the newest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. We are continuing with the theme for April of "All About the Paper". Today's challenge is to create your own background paper. Start with solid cardstock and use mixed media, paint and/or sprays, tie die it, stamp it etc....

Here is my layout...


Another photo taken the last day at the cottage. Such fun memories!!!

I have lots of photos to share of how I created my background paper....


I sprayed red and yellow Mister Huey's spray mists onto a plastic bag. I wanted the red and yellow to mix together to make more shades.


I dipped a piece of bubble wrap in the paints and then applied to my cardstock.


Then I prepared some Tim Holtz's texture paste with a drop of black acrylic paint to apply the brick stencil. Once dried I dabbed a baby wipe in white and green paint to make a more textured look to both the stencilled bricks and background.



A couple of circles stamped completed my background. 


Lots of layers under my photo completed the layout.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the team's creations.
We would love to see what you create, so be sure to share with us.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

My Dad - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Welcome back to another Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal. Since it is April 1st we have a new theme called "All About the Paper". Today's challenge is to try a new paper technique on your layout (paper weaving, paper folding, quilling, paper lollies, rolled paper flowers, paper fringe etc.)

Here is my layout, I chose to try paper weaving.....


This picture of my Dad is from the 1940's. I just love these old photos. I also loved the way my layout turned out. I think the paper weaving is the perfect background for this vintage photo. 

Here are some closeups...


I anchored down the weaving with some machine stitching on the background paper that I first added a bit of stamping with a handwriting stamp.


A few simple embellishments and paint splatters to finish things off!


Product List: Kaisercraft background paper, BoBunny-Heritage Collection 6x6 paper pad, chipboard and buttons.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the team's creations. We would love to see what you create with this challenge.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Carmen's - Project Life Style

Good evening everyone. I have a quick post to share tonight. A Project Life Style card that I created for my daughter's wedding album.


This is the name of the venue that my daughter was married at. Just a simple card for the date and name for the page. A tin pin from Cuts2Luv, Ki Memories Rub-ons, date stamp and washi from my stash complete the card

I was inspired by the sketch #98 at Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style.


I just love playing along with this challenge. I will share the rest of the page once I complete it.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Shower

Good Morning Friends, I have another wedding related layout to share with you today.


This layout showcases the invitation that I created from a freebie online and the adorable cupcakes that a local bakery created for me. I took a photo idea from Pinterest and she created them perfectly. My daughter's friend created the diamond donuts which was the perfect addition to our deserts. I added one of the diamonds to the layout as well. I tucked it in on the right side behind the photo.

I was inspired by the sketch from Sketches In Thyme



Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!


Monday, March 26, 2018

Best Friends

My Mom recently became a new pet owner of a rescue kitty. They both need companionship and have instantly become Best Friends.

Here is my layout...


I was really shocked at how quickly this adorable kitty adapted to her new home. She is a sweetie!!!

Here are some closeups....



I was inspired by the sketch #148 from Sketch N Scrap.



Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Three Generations

Greetings, I was lucky to attend a crop on Saturday and I was very productive. I am back creating some wedding layouts. I would like to share one with you tonight.


I love this photo. I am so fortunate to have shared this special day not only with my daughter, but my Mom as well.
Here are some closeups....


I fussy cut some of the flowers to create a lovely cluster of stickers and enamel dots. The Love above my Mom is a rub-on.


I cut my title with a font and my Silhouette.


I added some rub-ons that add some lovely pink shading behind my photo and doilies.

Product List: Teresa Collins - Save the Date paper, stickers & enamel dots, Basic Grey & Fancy Pants Rub-ons.

I was inspired by the Blend - A - Sketch challenge from Scrap Our Stash. I really enjoyed this challenge.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Challenge Yourself. I used the middle row - Rub-ons, Photo with You and Border Punch.



Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

OH CANADA - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Welcome back for another Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal. This is the last challenge for March under the theme of "Did you Know?" and today's challenge is March is Red Cross Month. Either do a layout that has Red & White colour scheme (can have the plus signs too that have been so popular lately) or if you ever did anything or received anything for the Red Cross you can tell us about that.

I of course being Canadian choose to use the Red & White theme....the colours of our flag. Here is my layout....


2017 was Canada's 150th birthday and the celebrations could be seen everywhere. At the Wayne Gretzky Centre the flags were displayed beautifully. I took pictures of the boys after swimming lessons in the Spring and Fall sessions.

Here are some closeups...


I stamped several of the stamps from the Scrapbook & Cards Today - Celebrate Canada stamp set. They worked just perfectly for this layout.

I also sprinkled a few punched out red maple leafs to the white background.



Product List: AC Cardstock, Creative Memories - Celebrate Canada designer paper pack and Bazill ribbon.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the teams creations. You have until the end of the month to play along.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!