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!)