Monday, February 20, 2017

Lasting memories "in the name of love photo challenge"

Welcome to the fourth and final challenge for in the name of love challenges.
 This week we are challenging you to use this photo for  inspiration for your layout.

I initially wanted to go with the red and black but my photo and papers available in the kit I was working from took my in another direction.  I did use the black, but that's it color wise.
The cluster of plates and candles reminded me of a butterfly so I went with that as an embellishment
And here it is:
I based my layout on the show us your stuff sketch challenge for February

I tried using a die and embossing plate with my cuttlebug. 
It is part of a prize pack I won last month.  Haven't figured it out just yet and the embossing didn't stand out on the busy pattern so I added glitter glue.  So kind of hand made but not.
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Design team call at Use your stuff

While I have enjoyed my time as a DT with Use your Stuff it's time for me to move on.  I'm headed into a busy camping and training season for girl scouts and don't think I can commit the time to crafting.  I'm having a rough time right now as we are just starting cookie sales and I help oversee the a troop of 50+ girls. 
The design team is a super supportive and creative group
and the best part of all is You don't have to have DT experience.
  You can be a scrapbooker, mixed media artist, ATC creator, card maker, bible journaler, project lifer, or anything in between....if you love to create and can make our challenges work within your medium then please apply.

 You do need to have a blog or FB page where you can highlight the challenges to others.  Our whole purpose is to motivate and inspire others so we want to get the word out there.   You  also need to be a FB member as our communication, challenges, etc are discussed in a FB group.

Your DT term would be from April until September with the option to return for a following term creating a minimum of 2 projects a month (ever other week).  You will also be hosting a challenge about once or twice a term depending on the rotation.
So if you're interested in joining the team here's what you need to do:
email Tammy at with the subject line UYS DT Call.   Be sure to include a little blurb about yourself and your crafting as well as a link to your work or some examples.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bingo with Use your Stuff

Happy Monday and welcome to use your stuff BINGO challenge
I used: brads, pink, hearts and ribbon to create this layout
of my husbands Aunt Diane funeral. 
I was inspired by  Scrap-n-sketch # 122
and paired it with my latest TSR kit fancy Pants " sweet nothings"
The papers are perfect for this challenge as it has the Pink and Red for the challenge.
I never thought I'd go with a valentine style paper to document a funeral but it works because Diane loved my children like they were her own grand kids.  She'd take them out for special one on one dates, taught them to crochet and tend roses.  She was truly special

I went with a solid piece to back my title work as the paper is rather busy.
I used multiple die cuts here: Wonderful banner, heart and don't forget.  I also have the brads holding it all in place

for my last two bingo items I have the different hand cut and wire clip heart as well as grey ribbon and a paper ribbon die cut for the bottom cluster
Thanks for stopping by to take a peak.  For more inspiration stop by Use your Stuff to see the other designers creations.

Friday, February 10, 2017

February Guest at Stick it down

I'm so excited to be featured as the guest double page designer for Stick it down.
I created another girl scout layout and featured last years world thinking day as February is the month that girl scouts celebrates the World association of girl guides and girl scouts.  There are over 144 countries involved in WAGGS, so it's a great time to learn about our sister scouts and the countries they live in.
 and here's the sketch that I used to create this months layout

For the left side of the layout I altered the photo sizes to fit the subjects
and on the right side I went with a larger Journal block which I swapped out for a smaller photo on the outer edge, however the general layout is pretty much the same.
 close up of the journaling as there was quit a bit to tell
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. 
You can find more inspiration from the Stick it down design team on the blog

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Arrow and Hearts at Lasting memories

 This months "All in the name of Love challenges continues with using HEARTS or ARROWS.
Use one or both of these shapes on your layouts.  I used both for mine.
 I went with the heart paper as I was looking for some red to pull from the color of the Quad and it fit the challenge.  I used Creative Memories a year to remember paper line.  The arrows and paper bits are all from CM except for the blue cardstock.
I used the February Jump start from TSR
My layout has three photos as I squeezed in two pictures on the vertical photo spot.  I like how I was able to crop out the background and get more of the kids with their uncle. 

I wanted the title to stand out from the background paper so I mounted it onto solid card stock.
The letters are perfect too, as they are red and the J is topped with the heart.  I also did a bit of hand written title work too.  Finished the whole thing off by throwing in some sequence and a few enamel dots too

Close up of arrow cluster
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lasting memories- Love Challenge

Sorry I'm late getting the current challenge posted for Lasting memories. 
 I was in Portland this weekend attending a girl scout training then hanging out with my good friends Crystal and Tami.  I'll share a couple of photos from our weekend at the end of the post
This weeks challenge is to use your stuff all in the name of LOVE
Use a product that starts with each letter of the word love.
My letters are:
L= layers, O= orange and oval tag, V= velum, E=embellishments (snaps) 
I used the January single page at SID


I skipped the title in favor of the arrows since I had the velum journal box
After printing the list I filled in which scout did what
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Saturday night after training we went urban orienteering.  I didn't take any pictures outside but here's the map.  Made it to 21-24, 19,27-28, 1-5, 30 and back to the start at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village.  Super hilly terrain. 
Dinner after orienteering at Little Lamb Hot Pot in Beaverton
Red is spicy broth, white is original

My GS BFF- Crystal

Sunday morning at Pittock Mansion over looking Portland

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

derby 2017

My husband wanted me to just throw together a layout of my son working on his derby car to have at this weekends derby.  He wanted to highlight that boys should be helping or doing the work and that it wasn't supposed to be an adult craft.  Anyway, I rushed to get it done with some success

I created the camo effect my rubbing Cloudy sky ink pad onto the bright green paper
added a few splashes of color from the last of a kit and there you have it.

Thanks for taking a peak

Fidget to widget with make it Monday

I'm back with another girl scout layout. 
I'm almost a full year behind  the current scout year as this layout is from February 2016, 
 oh well still plugging away. 
 I used the following sketch from Make it Monday
I substituted patterned paper for PL style cards and quotes as I don't do Project Life
I really like the flexibility of using more photos then is called for on the sketch as I wanted to capture the whole story of the girls learning to code for their entertainment technology badge.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tic Tac Toe at lasting memories

Welcome to our fourth stash bashing challenge at Lasting memories.
  If you've missed the last three challenges you can find them here
1. Use those punches
 2.Buttons, brads and bling,
 3.Ribbon, Washi tape, or Paper Strips

This week we are playing Tic Tac Toe.

I went across the bottom with Die cut title,
stars and doily

My two page spread is based on January's two page layout at Stick it down
I changed up the sizes a bit as the orientation of my photos didn't line up with the sketch, but I have the same number of photos per page and the smaller ones are cut to 3 inches high.
I love how the border came out, so glad I tried to follow the sketch
I chalk inked the doily with light blue and I misted it with blue as well to make it jump off the background white cardstock
left hand side of sketch
 right hand side of sketch

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