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