Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lasting Memories April 16- Easter Sunday use bunnies, chicks or eggs

Happy Easter Sunday everyone.  I hope the Easter bunny stopped at your house with some special treats.  I'm trying to cut back on the amount of sugar I'm consuming so I decide to treat myself to some new scrapping supplies this spring instead of indulging in a chocolate bunny.
I picked up the Creative memories power palette folders.  Now that I'm doing more kits I like to keep everything together so I don't have to hunt and search for coordinating papers and embellishments.  Next up is creating my own kits from my stash.
 
Anyway on to this weeks Challenge which is to create a layout using Bunnies, chicks or eggs.
Also don't forget there is plenty of time for  you to play along with our first two spring challenges as well (use flowers, use the word spring)
 
Here's my Easter layout from April 2015
 
I used the March jumpstart sketch from TSR, but added a few twist

Super cute bunny from the march  TSR kit "Echo Park- Celebrate Easter/Spring"
 
 The lined paper in the kit was the perfect place to add journaling to the layout

 and my title piece is salvage from the paper identification strip. 
 
Hope You enjoyed my inspiration.  Please join us over at lasting memories for our Spring Challenges
 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Lasting Memories April 9th - use the word spring in your title or journaling

Welcome to the second spring themed layout challenge.  This week we are asking you to create a layout that uses the word Spring in the title or journaling.  We can't wait to see what you come up with and don't forget it's not to late to join us for last weeks challenge to use flowers.

I choose to go with the word Spring in my title and was inspired by the March 15th sketch over at Stuck sketches. Nothing like a good sketch to get the creative juices flowing.  I've been away from scrapping for too long due to girl scouts and I have a feeling that this Spring will be busy too.
 
But for now here it is my "Spring Planting" layout
 featuring my Junior scout Danielle and her troop mate Samantha. 


I pulled the blue polka dot paper from my stash as it was a close match to one of the journal cards I have from the GS kit I've been trying to use up.  I got it from one of my former scouts that was cleaning out her closet.  Cute die cutes and bugs go perfectly with the theme too
 
 
 
My "spring" title and journaling
 
Hope you've been inspired to create a spring layout. 
 Don't forget to share it with us at lasting memories.
 
 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lasting Memories April 2 -Spring Flowers

I can't believe Spring is finally here after weeks and weeks of non stop rain for us in the Pacific Northwest, so to celebrate all of the challenges this month will have a Spring theme.

This week we are asking you to create a layout using spring flowers.  It can be photos of flowers, patterned paper with flowers or even bunches of flower embellishments.  I went with flower embellishments as my photos are actually from November/Dec 2015.  I did however go with the bright spring colors to compliment the flowers on my layout and to pull in the blue on the bow my daughter uses.
 
  I went with flower embellishments as my photos are actually from November/Dec 2015.  I did however go with the bright spring colors to compliment the flowers on my layout and to pull in the blue on the bow my daughter uses.
 
I also used  even more scrapping challenge

 
The flowers are a mix of die cuts from my TSR kit " Jillibean soup Chit Chat chowder" and felt flowers that I have had in my stash for a while along with the assorted pearls and gems.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join us at lasting memories for our spring challenges

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

sneak peak of things to come

I'm so excited to host April's challenges at Lasting Memories.
I've been busy this Spring break scrapping away as I know my creative time will be cut short with upcoming scout events.
 
So what's on the schedule?
Think Spring and check out these little peaks


 
Each challenge will go live on Sundays in April.
Can't wait

Monday, March 27, 2017

latest creation for Blue and Gold Banquet

Yup it's that time of year again and yes I don't know how to say NO,
so I've been busy cranking out the silent auction signage again this year. 
The theme is Americana a.k.a Red, White and blue.


I saved the negative cut outs to make the banners for the kids  auction.
Love that I saved paper and time

 
Now to make a few more table markers as the ones from last year won't be enough as the large group of tigers are now wolves and our bear den doubled in size this year.  Should be okay on Wolves and Webelos though.

Then the rest of the spring break I plan to craft and get ahead with DT challenges.
  So I am in the craft room getting stuff do, just have to wait on posting it all

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I'm back in the craft room

Yeah...Girl scout cookie sales are over for another year.  I have to thank my amazing new daisy leader for coming to my rescue this year and helping me with cookies.  Brande did all the money collecting and was my second pair of eyes.  Which came in handy twice to find missing cookies.  I have a great system as long as I don't forget to do an entry or two.  Which is really easy to do now that we are a troop of 50+.

Anyway enough of the blabbing.  I was just over on the DT blog at Lasting memories updating my challenges for next month.. Can't wait to get started with some spring themed challenges. So come back soon to see what they are.  I can tell you this much that I'll definitely be using my new TSR kit "echo park- Celebrate Spring/Easter"



Now to go and find just the right photos for such fun paper.  I'll be back soon to show it off, but in the  mean time know that I am happily crafting away

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Use your Stuff- dry embossing


Hi there, It's my turn to host the challenge at Use your Stuff.
If you're an avid paper crafter then chances are you have a bunch of embossing folder that you just had to have and now don't use.   This week we are asking you to break them out and create a project using dry embossing.  No folders no problem you can hand emboss with a stylus and stencil or just break out the pre embossed paper from your stash.
 
 
For my project I tried a technique I've see but never done.  I inked my sizzix wood grain folder from stampin up with distress ink then ran the paper through.  I love the end result as it almost looks like barn wood.

Pertty much everything on this card I've had in my stash for a long time.
The wood veneer "hi" is rubbed with blue chalk ink as well as the fabric ribbon. got the veneer in a pack from Michael's when wood phrases were just becoming hot.  The chalk is from the target dollar spot from 4yrs ago.   The adorable little bird is actually from a valentine card kit that I also picked up from target 2 years ago.  Bought it post holiday thinking the youngest would like making her own cards with them for next year.  Totally wrong.
 
The tiny flowers have been living in a cute glass jar for at least 10 yrs, so glad to use up a few more.
 
And there you have it my last creation for the Use your stuff team. 
I've had fun playing along with the challenges.  I'll probably pop in now and again as time allows as I'm coming up on my busy time of the year for scouts with trainings and camps
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join us at Use your Stuff