Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lasting Memories Challenge: Show Us Your Vacation Photos

It's the end of Summer Vacation and we want to see your Vacation Photos this week at Lasting Memories.
My vacation photos are actually 22 years old. There are from when Scott was a year old.  Deer Acres was located in Pinconning, Michigan. I loved going there as a kid. My mother's side of the family would gather there once a summer, There were Mother Goose exhibits and a petting zoo. We always had a picnic lunch which consisted of KFC Chickens, my Aunt Barb's Tuna and Macaroni Salad and my Mother's Texas Sheet Cake. And we got to drink Coke out of a bottle. (Those were the days of the green Coke bottles, nothing was disposable.)

Taking Scott with my family was a highlight of our Michigan vacation to see my family. Scott loved it there and would have ridden the Merry Go Round nonstop if it had been allowed.He was furious with me though because I wouldn't fix the cracks in Humpty Dumpty. I was Super Mom and I could fix anything in his eyes.To bad that Super Mom didn't exist through his teen years.....sigh



Supplies listed below

Challenges:
Seemacrafts: Summer Fun in August
Crafty Creations Challenge: Use Something From Your Stash  Everything was from my stash but  those flowers are probably about 10 years old!
Oldie But a Goodie Anything But a Card. Everything is at least 6 months old  those flowers are probably about 10 years old!
Papertake Weekly Challenge To Die For, The reindeer is a die:
PDE Linky Party: Metal Dies or Punches The reindeer is A Sizzix Die
Try It On Tuesday: Use Your Stash Everything was from my stash but  those flowers are probably about 10 years old!


Looking forward to seeing your vacation layouts!







Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lasting Memories Challenge- It's a Heat Wave Photo Inspiration and Blog Hop winner

We have a winner from the Lasting Memories 200th Challenge! For the life of me I can never get random number generator to cut and paste correctly, but I did use it. There were 15 comments and the 11th one is Jackie George one of my DT sisters! Congrats Jackie:)

Now onto this week's challenge:)

I love my Silhouette. It took me a long time to join the Silhouette bandwagon.  For years I was a Cricut fan, but honestly I didn't use it as much as I should have considering the price because I hated digging out cartridges looking for the image I needed. With the silhouette I can  just search my Silhouette File on my Computer or click and go straight to the store. And I only have to buy the file I need.

So what is this leading up to?  It's time for a photo inspiration  at Lasting Memories. 

Here's your inspiration for Summer and Peppers:


I chose to focus on the orange peppers. I used Silhouette's Racing for the title. I also used the Silhouette's Checkered Border for the bottom trim. The rest was done with stash and we won't talk about how old some of it is. Let's just suffice it to say, it was long overdue to be used.








Looking forward to seeing your photo inspired layouts!




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lasting Memories Challenge -Anything Goes

 Oh do we have a fun challenge for you this week at Lasting Memories! It's Anything Goes!

I had a ton of fun with this one!

When Percy was alive it was nonstop movement and noise. And on those rare minutes when he was sleeping we did everything in our power to make sure he was not disturbed so we didn't have to watch him nonstop! LOL




Tip 1: The bottom photo was overwhelmed by the light in the window. I used a Simon Says Word Bubble Die and cut the die down. And the zzz.... were a great to use up letters that often don't get used on a sticker sheet.

Tip 2: I made the chipboard using Sizzix Rectangle Frame die. I then covered it Tim Holtz's Distress Crackle paint and let it dry. Then I inked it with Walnut Distress Ink. After it dried I misted it with Tsukneko Frost Sheer Shimmer.

Tip 3: The Dress it Up Dog House embellishment was originally blue. I used Airondooks Earhworks Alcohol ink to change it's color. Very easy!

Tip 4:I had no brown flowers. So I took an old Prima flower that I hated  the color and  misted it with Bronze Tattered Angels Mist and the Sprayed it Tsukneko Frost Sheer Shimmer.

Tip 5: To make the banners I covered a piece of scrap cardstock with the washi tape I used under the top photo.. I then die cut the banners.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Tim Holtz, Studio Calico
Chipboard: Grafix
Embellishments: Dress It Up Embellishments: Dog
Washi Tape: stash
Flower: Prima
Brad: American Crafts
Silhouette: Bone downlad
Adhesive: Zots, Glue Glider Pro
Die: Spellbinders Nesting Pendants, Simon Says Talk Bubbles

Challenges

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Anything Goes
Dream Factory: Dr. Dolittle What comes to mind when thinking of Animals and get Well. In this case they need lots of rest!


Looking forward to seeing your creations!



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.

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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!

HOP LINE UP

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.






Challenges:







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.