Sunday, January 31, 2016

It Is All About The Blues At Lasting Memories

Blue is such a great color I think - so you can simply imagine my delight when I learned of the new color challenge at Lasting Memories (#278).  The challenge is to be inspired by the color board below:
When I saw the feminine images and the pink flower, I immediately thought of a photo of my daughter at The Nutcracker.  Our family goes every year (or just about) and my daughter always takes a picture with the Sugar Plum Fairy.  We have done it so much so that it has become a sort of tradition.  

I started looking for papers in my newly reorganized stash and found some old papers that needed to be used (or tossed).  I also went to PageMaps (January 2016) for a little help pulling together the page.  There really isn't anything notable about my work other than - getting a little creative with alphabets and a lot of layering.

I hope you are able to join us - I can't wait to see your work!  Links are due at the end of the month.

Materials Used: Bazzill cardstock, ribbon, old - really old patterned papers, ribbon, sequins, transparent and cardstock snowflakes (unknown manufacturer), Queen & Co - Dark Blue Snowflake, Rhinestones, PaperTrunk - Carson alphabet, and Basic Grey - Basic Mini Mono alphabet.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Week - New Challenge at Lasting Memories

I am happy to help reveal a new challenge at Lasting Memories (#275), which is to follow the theme - New Beginnings.

I decided that the first day of school is perfect for this theme!  Looking for a little help putting together I page, I grabbed a PageMap from January 2016 and a Simple Stories kit.  Viola - my page was complete!

I would love to see your interpretation of a new beginning on our blog.  The links close January 29th.

Materials Used: Simple Stories - Year-O-Graphy papers, stickers, and alphabet; buttons, Bazzill cardstock, tag, ribbon, and recycled twine.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Challenge at Lasting Memories

Lasting Memories has posted their new challenge (#274) for the new year!  The challenge is to create a layout following the theme "New Beginnings."  Show us what you do that's NEW.  Activity, sport, project, hobby, making a new friend...

Since I am still working on 2012, I found photos of my son trying on his new hockey equipment - getting ready to learn how to play ice hockey.  He was really excited about his new adventure and still loves the sport today.

I can't wait to see what new adventures that you experienced!  Links are due at the end of January.

Here is my example:

To help me pull this page together, I used a PageMap from January 2016.

Another note that I need to add is that I re-organized most of my scrap stuff.  I followed Totally Tiffany's plan (using some but not all of her materials) and I have to say it was easy to pull this layout together.  I was so tickled how everything came together so quickly and pretty much effortlessly.  How crazy is it that the cardstock, transparency and labels all had little dots on them.  Though I have to admit - that was simply pure luck but none-the-less, I was able to find all of these elements under 10 minutes.  The whole layout took me less than 30 minutes to complete.  I'm just a little excited.

Materials Used: Coredinations cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, scrap transparency, Basic Grey -Basics Label Stickers, Me & My Big Ideas Soft Spoken embellishment (hockey title), and brads.