Sunday, December 18, 2016

What Year Are You Working On?

I am several years behind on my scrapbook projects.  I am just to wrap up 2012 and so when the current challenge at Lasting Memories was announced .... I was truly challenged.  The challenge is "Anything Goes but you have to use 2016 photos!"  WHAT?!?!

Fortunately, the kids just received their school pictures and the envelope was sitting on my desk!  What a relief...  This is what I pulled together...

Let's see your 2016 pictures!  Be sure to link up by the end of the month!

Materials Used:  cardstock, Pink Paislee - Indigo Bleu papers, Cricut "7th Grade," brad, Recollections flower, unknown manufacturer of "smile" sticker, DCWV leaf, Heidi Floss Edge Distressor, My Mind's Eye - Chalk Studio garland, and layout lift from Cheryl Husmann.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

New Challenge at Lasting Memories

Can you use just four photos on your layout?  No more... No less?  Using only four photos is the new challenge at Lasting Memories.  This is what I created:

Let see what you can create with four photos!  Links are due at the end of December!

Materials Used:  Close To My Heart - Fundamentals Memo paper, Cricut - Cherry Limeade font, brads, and Simple Stories - Harvest Lane papers.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Just One Photo....

The new challenge at Lasting Memories is to use just one - only one photo on your layout.  This is what I created for the challenge reveal:

The layout has some obvious layering.  I rolled the edges of the gray paper and the horizontal "strip of paper" is actually fussy cut from scrap.  I then added eyelets to the center of each circle.  Throw in a little doodling and a few embellishments and this page is a wrap!

I hope you can join us with this challenge at Lasting Memories - be sure to link up by the end of the month!

Materials Used:  Echo Park - Capture Life papers, Paper Trunk - Batik Divine paper & Benny alphabet, brads, eyelets, and Sizzix Original Die - photo corners.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

It Does Make Sense... Really...

So I am currently scrapping a weekend trip to DC.  The papers I chose to use - winter, snowflakes, Christmas, etc.  It makes sense to me since we were there during December!

I completed this layout using the sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch and my work:

This sketch is perfect for these two photos that I simply stayed true to the plan!  If you would like to join me in this challenge, hurry the link close tomorrow (11/30)!

Materials Used:  Fancy Pants Design, Inc - Blissful Blizzard papers, American Crafts cardstock, buttons, Cricut cut of my system font, Captials, and crochet snowflake.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Glitter & Glam

I am happy to help reveal the new challenge at Lasting Memories.  The challenge revisits a popular challenge that was held earlier in the year - Glitter & Glam/Oscar Theme Month.  I decided that the photo used for my daughter's school play was perfect for this challenge.  I also added some bling to the layout for a little more sparkle!

I hope that you are able to join us in this challenge - you have until the end of December to link up! I can't wait to see your work!

Materials Used:  DCWV paper, cardstock, Want 2 Scrap/Say It With Bling, Petaloo/Color Me Crazy flower, and Cricut Nursery Rhymes & Cricut Craft Room fonts.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bright & Beautiful

Bright & Beautiful - that is what I think of when I look at the Mood Board at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.  Check it out!

I was inspired to use bright, bold colors on my layout.  Also the quote, "Be Inspired," is very fitting for my Girl Scout Troop to venture out and learn to cook at a local restaurant.   This is what I created:

The layout was completed with lots of layering and adding a few embellishments - including an up-cycled ribbon from a shopping bag.  I hope you can join me on this completely fun mood board.  Be sure to link up by November 30th.

I also added a simple second page to this layout:

Materials Used:  Echo Park - Capture Life papers & sticker embellishments, cardstock, Basic Grey - Basic Candy Buttons, Prima - Stationer's Desk Metal Clip, Recollection flowers, ribbon, rickrack, brads, and Cricut Nursery Rhyme font.


Berry71Bleu has a beautiful Mood Board challenge this month.  Here it is:

I think this is stunning... perhaps because navy blue is one of my favorite colors.  The mood board inspired me to pull out and use my blue pattern papers.  I also used gray that was showcased.  In addition, I placed chevrons on the layout.  This is what I created:

Hurry - the links to join me on this challenge close on November 30th.

Materials Used: Echo Park - For The Record 2 papers, Life In A Snapshot - 10/16 sketch, Cricut Chalkboard & Cricut fonts, and chipboard chevrons.

Found A New Challenge Site!

I currently searched a page titled, "All Our Scrapbook Challenges Are Here" on Facebook.  This resulted in a new challenge blog for me, Mystical Scrapbooks.  The challenge for November is to be inspired by the following Mood Board:

I had a stack of photos from a Halloween Dance (theme was animals) and thought this was a great challenge to follow!  Not only was I inspired by the subject of the photos, but the colors as well - particularly orange, yellow, and black.  This is what I created:

This was a fun mood board to work with!  If you want to play along - hurry - links close on November 30th.

Materials Used: Sketch from Let's Scrap - 9/16, Core-dinations cardstock, Recollections flowers, Cricut - "Dance Party," Scenic Route chipboard/Hilarious, Imaginisce Fall Papers, Jillibean Soup Country Pumpkin Chowder & Cream Style Corn papers, and brads.


OK - so I had a post already for this week's challenge and I just realized that I forgot to publish it and so the post - which is now outdated - sat in my draft pile!  Ugh.  Unfortunately, this challenge ended yesterday.

Well, I am going to share the page regardless.  The challenge was to use any shape and I chose hexagons. This layout is pretty straightforward - just lots of layering!

Materials Used:  cardstock, scrap paper, foam tabs, bling, brad (star), Cricut shapes and Christmas title, and Scenic Route Christmas Dreams rub-ons.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


I'm pleased to help reveal the new challenge at Lasting Memories!  This week, the challenge is to use triangles.  I chose a triangle background from Cricut, filled in some triangles with scrap paper, added mulberry paper - photos - and embellishments.  And folks - it is another page done!  Woo Hoo!

I really would love to see how you incorporate triangles in your layout!  Please join us and link up your work by November 25th!

Materials Used:  DCWV paper, cardstock, Christmas scrap paper, mulberry paper, Paper Trunk - Benny alphabet, homemade embellishment (reindeer), and brads.