Sunday, February 25, 2024

Winner Layout for Lasting Memories #690

Thank goodness for Lasting Memories, because with how busy my life is right now, I don't know if I would ever get scrapping done unless I was creating layouts for the challenges! Here is the latest and final challenge for February's We Go Together theme: be inspired by famous couple Barbie and Ken by using an item for every letter of their names. I love challenges that make me put on my thinking cap, and I certainly needed it as I tried to figure out what items from my stash would fit with each letter. I included my list below, and I hope it inspires you to come play along with this or any of the challenges before the deadline of March 2nd.

B - baker's twine
A - alphabet stickers
R - rub-on
B - bookplate
I - ink
E - embossing

K - Kraft cardstock
E - epoxy bubbles
N - notebook paper

Memo Fundamentals & January - March 2023 Mix-In papers
Kraft, Sapphire & Colonial White cardstock
Desert Sand & Sapphire ink
Typeset Complements canvas stickers
My Crush Best Day Ever Assortment stickers
Epoxy Bubbles
Silver bookplate (JoAnn Craft Essentials)
Winner rub-om (K & Company)
Outdoor Denim baker's twine
CTMH Chevon embossing folder
Circle Double Stitched steel dies (Art Impressions)
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #291

Challenges: Let's Craft and Create #204 Anything Goes with optional stripes or polka dots; Festive Fridays #153 (I chose blue + white + embossing + shape other than rectangle {circles, star} + supportive sentiment "you're smart," "winner," & "you did it")

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Snapshot Layout for Lasting Memories #689

It's another Sunday and time to reveal another fun challenge over at Lasting Memories! I am hosting the challenges this month, and I picked the theme of "We Go Together' as a reflection of Valentine's Day. This week's challenge is to stick two or more items together using fasteners. I chose to use twine and brads to fasten the three little banners to my layout. We would love to have you play along with this or any other of the monthly challenges at Lasting Memories, so click on the link above for more details!

Watercolor paper (Recollections)
Blue Skies paper
Sage, Kraft & White Daisy cardstock
Sage, Desert Sand & Juniper ink
Black marker
Sweet Rush puffy stickers (American Crafts)
Enjoy #Life journaling card
Black brads
Black and white baker's twine
Wooden Trinkets
Red enamel dot
Craft buttons
Juniper washi tape
Heart stencil (
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banners, scalloped borders
Challenges: Cut It Up #297 Have a Heart (used a stencil to add hearts to the background paper); Scrap With Stacy February Tic-Tac-Toe board (used the top row with one word title + washi tape + banner)

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Happy Graduation Layout for Lasting Memories # 688

I'm hosting the challenges over at Lasting Memories this month and chose the theme of "We Go Together" in honor of Valentine's Day. Today's challenge is to create a layout and a card using the same products (or two layouts if cards aren't your thing). I decided to scrapbook a graduation layout and create a congratulations card using pretty much the same supplies, which was handy since I didn't even have to pull any other products out. If you would like to join in on the fun, pop on over to Lasting Memories before the end of the month to enter this or any of our other February challenges!

Here's my layout:

The framed photo is popped up to create a pocket to hold another photo and my journaling card:

And here's my coordinating card:

AP Tags & Happy Everything stamp sets
Color Kaleidoscope paper (American Crafts)
Kraft, Black, Topiary, Canary & White Daisy cardstock Black & Desert Sand ink
Creme Brulee baker's twine
3-D foam tape
Corner rounder
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped border, scalloped circle, tab
Cricut Artistry cartridge: balloons
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: graduation cap
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Stitched circle steel die
Pattern for the card: Try a Sketch on Tuesday # 640

Challenges:  Festive Friday #152 - for my layout, I used  twine, interactive (the framed picture is a pocket to hold another photos and my journaling card), people, outdoors, and balloons.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Laugh Layout for Lasting Memories #687

It's Sunday and that means another fun challenge from the Lasting Memories Challenge Blog. I got to think up the challenges for February, and they all go under the theme of We Go Together. The first one is simple: use complementary colors (colors opposite each other on the color wheel). I chose yellow and purple for my colors and was able to incorporate lots of both those colors. Even my photos have a bunch of yellow and purple. If you would like to join in with this challenge, click on the link above to get the details and to see the color wheel. Here's my layout.

Laughter & Ticket to Ride stamp sets
I Heart Us paper
Gypsy, Sky & White Daisy cardstock
Gypsy, Sky & Canary ink
Violet fineliner marker (iBayam)
Childhood PML card
Falling for You Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banners
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 32 (left side only and reversed)

Challenges: Double Trouble #158 Thing 1 = Anything Goes + Thing 2 = link up with any previous partner (I chose Ellibelle's Corner I Spy #11 Hearts); The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone

Sunday, January 28, 2024

So Happy Together Layout for Lasting Memories #686

Greeting to all my fellow crafters out there in blogland. Hope you are having a wonderful day and having a chance to do some crafting! It's time for another challenge over at Lasting Memories, and this month the theme is sketches with a twist. We would love to have you join us for any of the sketch challenges this month, but hurry because the linky closes on Saturday, February 2nd. Here is this week's sketch, and since the twist was to use washi tape, I added two strips of washi tape all the way across my page.

The sketch:

My layout:

My Happy Place paper & cardstock stickers (Doodlebug Designs)
Mint, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Glacier, Canary & Colonial White cardstock
Raspberry & Juniper ink
Turquoise fineliner pen (iBayam)
Black marker
Tabbed Journaling card
Wicker Lane cardstock stickers (Photoplay)
Juniper washi tape
Craft buttons
White Daisy embroidery floss
Freshly Baked enamel dots & hearts
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: large scalloped circles, flowers
Scalloped border punch (Fiskars)
Small scalloped circle
Challenges: Cut It Up Challenges #296 This Makes Me Happy (because it does!); Crafter's Cafe #304 Fancy Edges (scalloped edged circles & scalloped borders); The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone January challenge

Sunday, January 21, 2024

I Hope You Dance Layout for Lasting Memories #685

It's Sunday again and that means it's time for another challenge from Lasting Memories. Design Team member Lori picked out some sketches for us to use this month, and she also asked us to include hearts on this week's layout. The sketch shows a bunch of hearts, but I really wanted to include both the chipboard banner for my title and the little die-cut guy and gal playing Just Dance, so I moved things around and used fewer hearts. We would love to have you join us over at Lasting Memories for any of our sketch challenges this month, but the Linky closes on February 3rd, so don't delay!

Here is this week's sketch:

 And here's my layout:

Friendship Alphabet Small & Priceless Love Word Puzzle stamp sets
Life Delights papers & stickers
Blush, Wisteria, Chocolate & White Daisy cardstock
White Daisy textured cardstock
Blush, Wisteria, Chocolate & Sweet Leaf ink
Burnt Sienna fineliner pen (iBayam)
Lilac Mist Bigger Brads
Chocolate baker's twine
DE Banners chipboard
Bubble wrap
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: heart, heart circle, scalloped border, people
Challenges: Heart's Quest Challenge Blog #46 (boy/girl figures + hearts); Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone January challenge

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Let's Do This Layout for Lasting Memories #683

Good morning and welcome to another challenge from Lasting Memories. Design Team member Lori picked out a bunch of sketches for us to use, and I must admit I was a little nervous about using this one. Tiny photos aren't really my style, so I decided to change it up by using two larger photos, which meant the central portion of  my layout ended up not being tall and skinny. I like how it came out, though, and I always enjoy seeing the various ways people interpret the same sketch. Can't wait to see what you do with it! Please join us over at Lasting Memories before February 3rd to share your take on any of our sketches for this month. 

Here's today's sketch with a twist of  4 different pieces of patterned paper (I used 6):

And here's my layout:

Blue Ribbon, My Game & Take Note stamp sets
Splendor & Wood Grain papers
Goldrush, Mocha, Creme Brulee, Colonial White & White Daisy cardstock
Goldrush, Moonstruck, Topiary, Toffee, Mocha & Whisper ink
Goldrush & Moonstruck markers
Warm Grey ShinHan Touch Twin marker
Paper flowers (Recollections)
Goldrush Bigger Brads
Just Blooms Floret paper leaves
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: sun, fence
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: ticket, tab, scalloped border
Cricut Artiste cartridge: cloud, notebook paper
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: heart geotag
Challenges: Cut It Up Challenges #294 Anything Goes with a die-cut (I used 8!); Let's Craft & Create #203 A Penny for Your Thoughts i.e use a sentiment (used Let's Do This as my title).

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

EMS Sketch #112 + Gifts Layout

Happy 2024, everyone! It's a new year, so I decided to create and share a new sketch. This one features four photos but still gives plenty of opportunities to show off any patterned paper you got for Christmas. I adapted mine because I wanted to cut off the long end of the 5" x 7" photo and include a longer photo next to it, so feel free to get creative with it and change it up to fit your needs. And don't forget to share your final project by linking it up in the comment section below!

Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout:

Chloe papers (Bella Blvd)
Capri, Canary & Black cardstock
Pixie & Canary ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Chloe & Molly stickers (Bella Blvd)
Chloe chipboard sticker (Bella Blvd)
Pink grosgrain ribbon (Osprey)
Cupcake Hearts puffy shapes (Doodlebug)
Black enamel dots
Blue sparkles (Recollections)
Circle Double Stitched steel dies (Art Impressions)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: flowers
Challenges: The Outlawz AG in a Card Free Zone Wrap It Up (I used photos of my daughter unwrapping her birthday gifts plus the photo of a cat in a box, because we all know boxes are the best gift a cat can unwrap!) 

Sunday, December 31, 2023

O Come All Ye Faithful Layout

My last layout for 2023 is also the last layout I needed to complete for 2016! I started this layout in October but it was not working for me, so I put it aside and finally decided to finish it tonight. I fell ten short of my scrapping goal this year (only made it to 90) but am looking forward to a new year and hopefully more scrapping fun. Happy New Year, everyone!

A Typeface, Glory to God & Trim the tree stamp sets
Mistletoe papers
Cranberry, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Cranberry, New England Ivy & Black ink
Black marker
Sparkles Holiday Shapes
Black button brads
Red ribbon (recycled)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, ornaments, stars, tag
Cricut Artiste cartridge: pocket
Cricut Design Space: nativity scene
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 98

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Live + Laugh Layout for Lasting Memories #681

Good morning everyone, and welcome to my layout for this week's Lasting Memories challenge. This month's theme is the Design Team's Favorite challenges from 2023, and today we are revisiting a challenge from September 17 - Stash Busting: Layering - create a layout with lots and lots of layering, and use brads, buttons or bling, or even better all three if you can. I chose to use buttons with some photos of our family posing with the cardboard cut-outs at a Mexican restaurant. I took a risk with the color combo by using some colors that aren't found in my photos, so hopefully it came out okay. This is the last Lasting Memories challenge for December, so we would love to have you play along and  share your layout based on this and any other challenges from this month.
Let's Wander Mixed Media papers (American Crafts)
Nectarine, Flaxen & Black ink
Black marker
Let's Wander Thickers, Tags & Journaling Pieces (American Crafts)
Field Notes Journaling Ephemera (American Crafts)
Color Kaleidoscope cardstock stickers & Puffy Stickers (American Crafts)
Journey Color Buttons II (Fun Stampers Journey)
Embroidery floss
Teal enamel dots
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #593

Challenges: Challenge YOUrself #120 Anything Goes; Park Hopping My Happy Place December 2023 Challenge (I was inspired by the Mexican themed photos which reminded me of Fiesta Village at Knott's Berry Farm in Southern California)