Sunday, September 25, 2016

GO TRAIN - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Happy Sunday morning everyone....time for another Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal. We are continuing with the theme of "Direction" for the month of September, meaning which direction did you go this year based on something you did? Today's challenge is "ALL AROUND" - Anything Goes that shows Direction....or use CIRCLES on your layouts!!

Here is my layout....

This summer we planned a surprise adventure for the gang. We took the "Go Train" to Toronto to go to the Ripley's Aquarium. The boys loved the ride on the train as much as the aquarium.

Here are some closeups....

I added black stitching for my circle to mimic Train tracks. I also tucked a DCWV Envelope into my layout to keep our ticket stubs.

My journaling was easy to add with my new WeR Memory Keepers Typecast.

Product List: AC Cardstock, Bo Bunny and MME papers, MME flair pin, DCWV envelope & Thickers. The buttons are from my stash.

I used the sketch from The ScrapRoom...

I was also inspired by the Scrapping4Fun Challenges - Challenge #74 - Boys, Men, masculine.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Nana's Love

Happy Friday everyone....we made it to the end of the work week. I for one am very happy about that!
I have the last wedding layout to share with you that I created last weekend at a crop.....

This photo was taken of me and my Grandsons just after the bride gave them their gifts for being ring bearers. They were so proud.

Here are some closeups...


Product List: Paper House - Wedding Day paper, MME -Lost & Found - Record It paper & chipboard, Jillibean Soup sequins & Thickers.

I used the Let's Get Sketchy Week 1 sketch....

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Love This!

Happy Thursday everyone...the weekend is just around the corner.
Day  4 of wedding layouts for me.....

Here are the girls and Aiden taking a rest from dancing at the reception! I love this photo!!!

Here are some closeups....

I painted the Mixed Media Fragments by Gina's Designs & Love This arrow from Blue Fern Studios chipboard with light pink acrylic paint and then brushed metallic water colour over the top to give it a nice shimmer.

Product List - Paper House paper - Wedding Day, Heidi Swapp Chipboard, Pink Fresh Studio acrylic hearts, and the lace and washi tape from my stash.

I used the sketch from Show Us Your Stuff and the handmade item is the chipboard from Gina's Designs.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hair & Makeup

Hi 3 of wedding layouts.....Another double with lots of photos.....

As the title suggests this shows the fun photos of the bride, bridesmaids and myself getting ready for the wedding. We were fortunate enough to have three lovely ladies willing to come to the hotel and perform their magic. It was a lot of fun!!!

Here is each page closeup....

I created the title myself using my Silhouette and welding the font together. I love how it turned out.

And some closeups.....

Product List: Kaisercraft paper, Teresa Collins paper & chipboard, Heidi Swapp chipboard, Recollection lace stickers, MME flair, Jillibean Soup sequins.  Aria lace & twine from my stash.

I used the sketch from LET'S SCRAP for my starting point...

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Morning everyone...I am back with another Wedding layout...

This photo was taken just before we went up to the rooftop for the ceremony...such a special moment.

Here are some closeups....

Product List - Webster Pages papers, Dovecraft - Flora Muse papers, Aria lace and twine, Heidi Swapp title, Jillibean Soup sequins and the flowers are from my stash.

I used the Week 2 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Family & Friends

Greetings friends...I attending a crop on the weekend and I was very productive. I will be sharing my layouts with you this week. All of the layouts I created at the crop were for my daughter's wedding.

Here is the first one...a double.

Sorry this photo is a little dark...couldn't get it to lighten up. 
Below is a closeup of each page...

And some detail closeups....

I added a line of stitching down each row of hearts and then folded the hearts out for some dimension.

Product List - MME papers, AC cardstock, Echo Park tin pin and lace and clips from my stash.

I used the sketch from The Memory Nest - Make It Monday No. 71. I mirrored the sketch to make it a double. I like that this sketch had three photos as I have lots of photos from the!!!

I was also inspired by the challenge at Challenge Yourself - to use stitching on a layout with yourself in it.

Thanks for stopping by....Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

JUMP! Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - DT Reveal

Good Morning! It is time for another Design Team Reveal for Lasting Memories Layout Challenges. We are continuing with our theme for September of "Direction" meaning which direction did you go this year based on something you did? Maybe you went up, up and away? Maybe you went down into caverns or deep waters? It'll be an interesting month and we can't wait to see those layouts! And today's challenge is IN - Jump in a pool? Camped in a tent? Sat in a Floatie? Lounged in a chair?

Here is my layout....

I choose to go with Jump IN the pool. I took these photos a couple of weeks ago on my Grandson's birthday. He wanted a pool party for his birthday and I got these shots of him jumping in the pool.

Here are some closeups.....

I added a little cluster which includes a punched heart, a Echo Park tin pin and some puffy hearts by Fancy Pants.

I layered my title over a diecut heart and ampersand over three different products strips from my Crate Paper Poolside papers.

 I used my birthday gift from my hubby for the first time on this layout for my journaling. I was lucky enough to receive a WeR Memory Keepers Typecast!!!

I used the sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

I was also inspired by the challenge at
 Another Freaking Scrapbook Challenge to use red on your layout and

Rochelle's This or That Challenge to use puffy shapes.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog and check out the rest of the design teams creations and link yours up before the end of the month....we would love to see them.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Today I would like to share a double and a singe layout that I created from a kit that I purchased at Scrapfest in April. I purchased this kit from Bryds Nest Paperie. I just loved this kit. I wanted to share it with you to show you how I made the kit my own.....

Here is the double....

Isn't it just gorgeous with photos from my daughter's wedding.

Here is each page closer up....

I added stamping to the background.

I also cut out a couple of hearts from the extra paper and also added another Love title. I colourized this love to match the layout.

This shot shows the stamping closer....

It just has such a wonderful vintage feel.

And here is the single layout that came with the kit...

This is my best friend pinning my Grandson's boutonniere took three of us before Eileen got it to stay!

I added stencilling to the background of this layout, changed the photo arrangement up a little and added a larger title with the same sentiment as the kit.

Have a wonderful day! Stay Crafty!!!