Sunday, September 24, 2023

Siblings Layout for Lasting Memories #669

Good morning, and happy Sunday to everyone! This month over at Lasting Memories, Sandy challenged us to use up some of our stash, and today's challenge is to create a layout with a title starting with F, M, or S, and use at least three pieces of patterned paper. I chose to scrapbook a photo of my kids hanging out with their bio-sibs as we celebrated my daughter's birthday. We at Lasting Memories would love to have you play along with this or any of our September challenges using a newly created layout, so click here to come check it out. But hurry, because a new round of challenges start next Sunday! Here's my layout:

Besties - Zoey, Buddies - Ian & Buddies - Joey stamp sets
Dotty for You & Party Time papers
Lagoon, Green Apple, Chocolate, Honey & White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon, Green Apple, Chocolate, Sapphire & Buttercup ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Party Time stickers
Later Sk8r PML card
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped circles, banner
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: title
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: overlay
Cricut Artiste cartridge: happy
Pattern: Rochelle Spears September 2023 sketch

Challenges: Crafter's Cafe #300 Children Clothes (I had so much fun finding stamps that represented three of my kids, and then adapting one to be a girl - can you guess which one?); Use Your Stuff #493 Hand Drawn Lines (faux stitching around one of the stamped images and lines + hearts around the outside of the large circle)

Friday, September 22, 2023

Recover{y} Layout

Lasting Memories posted a challenge on September 3rd asking us to use a weaving technique, and I started a layout for it two weeks ago, but was not feeling inspired at all until last night. Today I have slowly been working at getting my layout finished and posted, so here it is!

May-June 2022 & October-December 2022 Mix-In papers
Black, Candy Apple, Scarlet, Sage & White Daisy cardstock
Candy Apple ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Heartfelt Whimsy felt shapes
Red & white pearls
Red baker's twine and hearts (source unknown)
Black check ribbon (recycled off of a gift)
Cricut Artisty cartridge: title, circles border
Pattern: Posted on but possibly originally from Let's Scrap

Challenges: Let's Craft and Create #199 Paper Strips instead of ribbon (not sure this is what they had in mind, but I used lots of paper strips in my weaving!)

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Brianna's 9th Birthday Layout for Lasting Memories #667

It's time for another challenge from Lasting Memories, and hopefully this one will kickstart your creativity like it did mine! Design team member Sandy is celebrating her birthday today, so she challenged us to create a layout using numbers and tags plus three or more patterned papers. We could also play along with the optional birthday theme, which I did by using photos from my daughter's 9th birthday. All of Lasting Memories' September challenges will be open until the 30th, so hop on over and join in the fun!

Happy Birthday stamp set
Jan - March 2023 Mix In papers
Black, Sorbet, Honey Butter, Glacier & White Daisy cardstock
Black ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Sorbet ribbon
Love Letters rub-on
Freshly Baked, Red & Teal enamel dots
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, tags
Corner rounder
Pattern: Stick It Down September double page sketch (found on their Facebook page)
Challenges: Color My Heart Color Dare #565 - used Melon + yellow, blue, black, and white.