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)

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Happy Birthday 2 U Layout for Lasting Memories #680

Greetings and happy Sunday to you all! It's time for another fun challenge from Lasting Memories, this time revisiting one of the design team's favorite challenges of the year. Since this also happened to be a challenge I hosted, that was a bit of a thrill for me! Here's the challenge: 

LM #680 - Summer Wordplay "Campers" (June 25) - use an item or technique that starts with the first letter of this summer word: CAMPERS.

Here are the items I used:
C - circle
A - arrow
M - milk bottle (bet you didn't see that one coming!)
P - patterned paper
E - epoxy stickers
R - ribbon
S - stamp

And here's my layout, another cat party one. Only one more layout and I'm all done scrapping this party - woohoo!

Happy Everything stamp set
Chloe papers (Bella Blvd)
O Happy Day papers (Simple Stories)
Ballerina & Capri cardstock
Juniper ink
Peacock Blue fineliner pen (iBayam)
White gel pen (Sakura)
Chloe chipboard sticker (Bella Blvd)
My Happy Place Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Floral kit - epoxy stickers (KI Memories)
Blush ribbon
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: arrow
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #67
Challenges: Double Trouble #155 Die-cember (Thing 1 = title and arrows die-cuts + Thing 2 = play along with Use Your Stuff' #481 Wrap It up by using ribbon + Thing 3 = used ribbon); Heart's Quest Challenge #43 Hearts + music theme (didn't know what I was going to call this layout until I saw this challenge and it inspired me to use the Happy Birthday song as the title of my layout!)

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Mom Time Layout for Lasting Memories #679

This was supposed to be posted on Sunday, but our internet stopped working Saturday night and we just got it fixed. Oh well, better late than never, and I hope you still are inspired to play along with our latest challenge from Lasting Memories!

Good morning and happy first Sunday in December to all of you! Can you believe it’s only 21 days until Christmas? Where has this year gone? Speaking of years, over at Lasting Memories, the design team is looking back over some of our favorite challenges of the year. The first challenge revisits A Walk in the Park Day from March 26, and asked us to use at least one outdoor photo. I could have continued with my daughter’s cat party photos, but I was ready for a break, so I chose photos from an outdoor event at my kids’ school to celebrate Mother’s Day. We only have three challenges for December, so I hope you join us over at Lasting Memories and show us your work. Here’s my layout! 

These Are My People, I Heart Us & Smitten papers
Watercolor papers (Recollections)
Black, Gypsy & White Daisy cardstock
Pixie, Smoothie, Gypsy & Capri ink
Black marker
Dazzling Die-Cuts arrow
There Are My People stickers
Purple Glitter Gems
White pearls
Flower punch (EK Success)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: scalloped frames
Cricut Artiste cartridge: mom
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: large curvy reactance cutout, vines
Pattern: Page Maps for Challenge YOUrself blog

Challenges: Cut It Up #292 Use more than one die-cut; Color My Heart # 577