Sunday, August 21, 2016

Summer Nights at Lasting memories

 August Challenge theme- Color or coloring
This weeks challenge is to use the photo for color inspiration.

If you've missed the last few weeks like myself.  You can find the other weekly challenges in the side bar at Lasting memories.  I've been just keeping up with LMDT assignments as my last few weeks have been crazy busy with scouts.  In the last few days I have slept in my own bed one night with an Adult Girl scout Trainer Training weekend, over night break then off to Cub Resident camp for three days.  Still can't believe that I have provided 63.5 hours of training to other adult leaders.


 For my Layout I choose the photos from the color selection as you can see the deep pinks in my daughters dress.  I also wanted to go with more of the color scheme from the photo but sunsets around here are more cotton candy colored then the deep pinks, purples and blues, so I went a little lighter but the same idea
I used the following challenges for my inspiration
This or that challenge- I used washi tape
  and  I used the bonus sketch

I added a few hand cut flowers, but felt that the layout still felt really flat so I broke out the buttons and floss for some added embellishment.  Then topped it all off with the sparkly bling.  I used the cluster of flowers poking out from behind the photo to draw a the eye into the photo of the girls since the layout was a bit busy with patterns
Thanks for stopping by to take a pick.  I hope you join us this week at lasting memories

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Creative slow down

So I've been in a bit of a creative slump.  Not that I don't want to create but rather have limited time to create.  I finally had a chance to get crafty this morning only because I wasn't teaching swim lessons. I took last week off from work to help run a Girl Scout Day camp which was also the same week of a new swim session.  I'm going to try and get something fun and inspiring up, but for now I'm just trying to keep up with my DT comittiment.  Hoping for another crafty session tonight.  In the meantime here's a peak at my crazy scheduled life.
And a close up of this month which needs to have an orthodontist appointment added, a GS girl planning meeting, a troop leadership meeting and water ex meeting all happening in the last two days of the month.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Black and White plus one color

Welcome to another August challenge at lasting memories
This week we are continuing the Color themed with Black and White plus one color. 
Originally I was going to go with Pink as my daughter Danielle has pink flowers on her first communion dress, but then I found the " Be the light" chip board embellishment from my TSR kit BoBunny Believe.
The hints of yellow really drive home the feeling of light and emphasize the pharse " Be the Light".
Couldn't ask for a better way to highlight her first Holy communion.
I used sketch #110 from sketch-n-scrap

You have until the end of the month to play along with the color challenges.
If you missed last weeks challenge you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Scrabble at Lasting memories

Welcome back for another of Lasting Memories July  "Childhood Games" themed challenges. Each week the design team at LMCB has made a layout based on the photo/game to inspire you. This week we have the game Scrabble as our inspiration.  You can use anything from the photo below as inspiration.  All challenges this month are open for entries until July 29th. 
Head on over to Lasting Memories for a full list of challenges.
 I picked up these vintage titles from a neat little store (the Haven) in downtown Springfield, Or.  I thought I might do an altered art project with them and still might with the letters I didn't use.
The tiles are pretty chunky so I popped the photos up on two layers of heavy cardstock and foam squares so that the height distance wasn't so drastic.
I based my layout on Sketches in Thyme #207 sketch.  The overall feel is similar but I changed the orientation of the photos, title and banner.  I also used pearl dots instead of paint splatter.

I tried toning down the darkness of the brown paper by using a chalk marker to give it a faux wood grain look since the photos are of my kids climbing the Christmas trees.
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you join us this week at lasting memories

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas morning 2013

Finishing up 2013 with a sketch from creative memories using the new
A year to Remember part 2 paper pack.  Here's the sketch:
July CM Sketch
and here's what I did:
I changed it up a bit by adding an additional photo on booth sides.
I also didn't use the circle elements instead I used the embellishments that go with the paper pack.  Also I combined "A year to remember Part 1 &2 as they coordinate so well.

So the Part one " a year to remember" paper is the blue with dots and the embellishments are the red arrow, the red and green pennant.  Everything else is from part 2

That's it for now. 
Come back again soon as my Sunday reveal for lasting memories is up next

Friday, July 22, 2016

Blog Hop Prize winner

I was going to hold off until the end of the month, but the comments on the blog hop have come to a screeching halt, so it's time to announce the lucky winner "Jennifer Earley".  Thanks for being so patient and I've put a little something extra in the envelope.  Just need an address to send it to.  Please contact me for your prize.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Light parade

Happy Sunday and reveal day at Lasting memories.  If you are looking for this weeks challenge and some inspiration from me you can find it Here.

Christmas in July!  Sort of, I just happen to be up to December of 2013 in my stash of photos.
I'm using the following sketch #109 from Sketch -n- scrap for my layout inspiration. 
and here's my take. 

 I have almost finished of my CM holiday paper.  Also pulled out some fibers.
I still have a ton of the embellishments though.  oh well still making a dent in the stash

Lasting memories- Candyland

This week at Lasting Memories we are featuring the childhood game of Candyland.
You can use anything from the photo below for inspiration.
Our designers went with  colors from the board, pattern of block of color then a picture as well as used candy shaped embellishments.  Make sure to check them out. 
I might try and play along this week now that I'm done with Cub Scout day camp.
I just didn't have the time or energy this past week to get anything ready for the reveal. 
 Good thing it's my off week anyway.
Although I do have a layout along these lines from a while back (Jan 2015)