Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge #75 -All You Need is Love Feb 12

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The challenge this week at  Lasting Memories is “All You Need Is Love…”- Use the word LOVE on your layout but does NOT have to be Valentine theme (certainly can be if you like though!)

Our awesome blog candy this week is from Michele. Please stop by her blog and wish her a HAPPY Birthday!!!

With the challenge this week I also decided to use Lasting Memories Sketch of the Week.
Thanks to Pagemaps !

This weeks layout is of the boys' cousin and her new hubby.  What says "LOVE" more than a wedding?

Not sure what tricks the camera wants to play today, but that top row of pearls and ribbon is straight on the layout. If anyone has a suggestion of what settings on my camera I need to change, I would love to hear them. And the flash was off, so I am not sure why the metallic gold paper matting behind the photo picked up my image slightly- I don't see it when I look at. Must be camera gremlins...sigh


Paper and Cardstock: Scraps,Scrappin Sports & More Nephew/Niece, Laura Ashley Purple Vines, K & Company Blue Roses, Purple Gingham, K and Company Lilacs, Walmart Gold Metallic Paper

Embellishments: Joanne's Purple Bridal Bouquet, Zva Creative Pearl Swirls, Hobby Lobby Wedding Ribbon

Cricut Cartridges: George and Basic Shapes (hearts) and Cursive 101 (love-welded in Cricut Cart Room)

Tip: Sewing on paper can be tricky. I found when trying to sew through the 2 layered hearts the paper was having a hard time moving through the sewing machine. I ended up first gluing the hearts in place with my Glue Glider Pro and then having to help guide the paper. If you use an adhesive be sure to wipe down the needle, foot, and anything else that may have gotten glue on it with a baby wipe and some Un-Du. Otherwise it will gum up your machine and you will have much bigger problems.

Tip on making the dimensional hearts: I glued the bottom one down with repositionable glue. I did the same with the one on top. I then sewed the line through the center. I took the sides of the top heart and removed the respositionable tape. I then folded the sides of the top heart up.

Lasting Memories Challenge #75 - Use the word Love and I also used the sketch for this week

Be sure and stop by to wish Michele Happy Birthday! Have fun creating your "Love" Layouts! I can't wait to see them:)


  1. This really makes me wanna do some more scrappin!!! Thanks for joining us at 2 sisters!!!

  2. I really love what you did with this sketch! I love the deep rich purple and the hearts :)

  3. Beautiful layout, Elizabeth! Love the ribbon with pearls weaved around it!! Hugs!

  4. elizabeth beautiful LO!!! great trips as well :) I am going to try to do some stitching on my Lo - i hope it turns out as nice as yours

  5. Pretty way to use purple!! Love that you were able to use the sketch too!
    Stacia - LMDT

  6. I love the sewn on hearts and thanks for hte tip. I also love the trim at the top. I know it is so weird how crooked things look sometimes. We all have that problem.

  7. Love the layout, very nice take on that sketch! Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

  8. I love the way you stitched your hearts! That purple really makes them pop. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

  9. Great us of th sketch. Love the hearts snd the pearl ribbon.

  10. I'm so glad you used the sketch it really helps showcase the wedding photo

  11. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  12. So beautiful! Great job with the hearts. They look awesome!

  13. very cute unusual colors for love LO
    Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Fridays

  14. great page - love how you used the hearts!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  15. This is so elegant and beautiful, Elizabeth!! I love the beautiful dimensional hearts!! Happy Valentine's Day :)


  16. Elegant LO! Love that you used the sketch.

  17. Hello I'm doing the Scrapbook throwdown and just checking out your work. This is a Fabulous layout using stitching. Love how you stitched through the heart....Great site just joined.

  18. This is gorgeous, Elizabeth!! I absolutely love those hearts. I don't see your image at all? The photo looks great!! One thing I do is try to find a really bright space and take my photo there. Sometimes I lay my photo on the floor right in front of the door so you get the natural light. That will help. Another option I've done if I can't get it just right is to take pic with flash on, but have it bounce off the space just around so you can crop it out. In the warmer weather, I LOVE taking my creations outside to do the photo's.

  19. Loving the purple and the hearts...a really elegant page!

    Congratulations on being the very first WINNER of Challenge #1 at the Color Me Creative Classroom. I'm sure you must be very excited!!


  20. PS: I was sorry to read that you have not been feeling so great and HOPE this month will be a better one for you!

  21. Oh you did so good on this Elizabeth!! Sorry it has taken me all week to tell you so. I love the rich purple and the dimensional hearts are wonderful! Just love the whole thing!!!!!

  22. I love your color, heart shape, ribbon..uh that's everything, right? LOL. I looove your page.
    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier and leave a sweet love :)


  23. Such a wonderful project, I "love" it.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week with our challenge of "LOVE", I hope you come back and play again!!

    Erin Reed


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