Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lasting Memories 200th Challenge Blog Hop

Hello and thanks for stopping by! We're hopping with celebration and excitement this week :) Yep, we're having a blog hop in celebration of our 200th post Lasting Memories! Our challenge? BUTTONS! We are looking for buttons, buttons everywhere on those layouts this week! Along the way, you'll see that some of us are offering a little candy on our blogs but you have to visit us to see who! We've also gotten a little creative with our buttons so we hope you'll be inspired! You should have arrived here from Michele's blog and if this is your first stop, please be sure to hop back to Lasting Memories to start the hop so you don't miss a thing! 

Each of us has a letter for you to collect that will spell out a scrapbook themed word, so don't forget to jot down my letter which you'll see below. Once you've completed the hop, leave your answer in the comment section back at Lasting Memories. Comments will be moderated so there's no peeking! Then you have to enter your LO and guess what?! Our grand prize winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from A2Z Scrapbooking Store!! 

Awesome right?? Oh!! And one MORE thing! I'm also offering up some candy: Leave a comment to win this.

Now time to reveal my complete layout! There's no photo because it is a gift. The pink/purple is a shiny metallic paper so it didn't photograph well. The "adorable" is done in crystals which didn't photograph well either. I'm sorry:(  This is MUCH prettier in person.

Tip for making the heart: I freehand drew the heart frame out of heavy pink cardstock.  I then glued the edge of the lace on the back of the heart, so that the lace would be exposed behind the buttons. I randomly glued buttons, brads, and sequins around the frame filling in all of the exposed areas. I used various sizes of glues dots from mini to pop dots depending on the size of the embellishment. 

Your next stop is Darcy's blog!! And don't forget to jot down my letter which is O.

Have fun and happy hopping!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Lasting Memories Challenge-Sketch

Ripley's Aquarium, Gatlinburg, TN This is worth a visit!

I tried an additional twist to the challenge I decided to make my second page a question and answer. : What's THAT creature? 1. Penguin (I LOVE Penguins. I could watch them for hours.) 2. Walking Fish (They actually walk on land!)  3. Iguana  4. Sea turtle.


Looking forward to seeing what you do with this sketch!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lasting Memories- My Country Tis of Thee

  One of my favorite vacation spots  is Gatlinburg, TN.  Yes I know it is can be a bit gaudy and touristy, but that's part of the charm. I just enjoy being able to being a tourist for a week and enjoying the great outdoors. And those who know me know I have been a teddy bear fan for years, so if you mix in bears you know I have died and gone to heaven. Sadly I never did find a teddy bear store. But I did bring home a black bear stuffed animal.

At the end of our vacation we discovered The Three Bears Store. This place was packed with souvenirs.  real bears and lots of fun! We could have spent hours here!

 The page looks curvy because Scott took the picture standing up between the easels instead of putting in on one side of the easel.The edges are all straight.

I used Best Creations My Country Tis of Thee (Retired) for the entire Layout.

I can't wait to see what you enjoy visiting n your country!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Twist & Turn Amusement Park Layout

   Did you have a nice 4th of July?  We had a beautiful day and the temperature was so pleasant we were able to work on the flower garden. What a pleasant change of pace! And last night we sat in our driveway and watched the fireworks and there were no mosquitoes!

I am in Summer Camp with May Flaum. I just love her classes! She is so down to earth and her thing is just to play with the supplies and get comfortable with them.  This week she had a lesson on using 6x6 paper from a Simon Says Card Kit.  I always have paper left over , so I was thrilled to have an idea on how to use the kit in my scrapbooking.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wonderful Memories Wedding Layout

Lot's of scrapping time today! Yeah!!!!!! So here's another wedding layout I made for my niece.

Supplies Listed below

613 Avenue Create Anything Goes
Scrap Our Stash: Sketch and Sequins/Enamel Dots

Have a wonderful week:)

Wedding Layout

My niece is getting married in September. Her colors are light aqua and sand. She is using a beach theme, although she is not actually getting married on the beach. I am making an album for her wedding pictures as my gift to her.

Supplies at bottom of post.


Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge Petals and Pearls
Hiding in My Craftroom: Wedding
We Do Dodoobadoo : Pins And Pearls  The shell is actually a pin
Craft for the Craic: Something  Summery or with Flowers
Creative Corners: Flowers
Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch

Scrap Our Stash Challenge # 15 Monocromatic LO Use 5 different embellishments:  1, glittered tape,  2.  shell pin, 3. string of pearls,  4. leaves 5. rubon

Have a  wonderful day!