Saturday, July 27, 2013

Christmas in July

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is Christmas in July.  I just did a Christmas layout not too long ago so I'm stretching the challenge and doing some spring snow photos.  If you've been playing along with all the other blog challenges for Christmas and are out of photos why not try doing a layout with traditional christmas colors pared with something other then Christmas.
  Or do snow photos with a wintery theme like me.

The photos of my layout aren't so great.  I'm at a crop and blogging via my smart phone.  So I should get back to work.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Birds and the Bees

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is all about the "Birds and the Bee's"
I know we haven't had that talk yet in this household, but I probably should seeing as I have 3 girls in the house.  Thankfully the oldest (soon to be 14) has no interest in boys what so ever. 
But this challenge isn't to document the talk, unless you want it to.  What we're asking for is for you to create a layout showcasing Bird or Bee or even both.
They can be the focal photo, theme or even embellishments.
I've done a bit of everything regarding bees and have two 2page layouts to share with you
First up is going buggy
My oldest girls did a school music performance where she dressed as a bee and sang
"Buzz, Buzz"- super cute song by the way.
So here's both pages
I used a photo of the stage for the title. 
All the  bees on the page are oval cut photos with circles for wings and hand cut antenna
Second page with journaling
close up of my little queen bee

For my second bee layout
I journaled the night hike turned bee disaster

the 2 pages together

Photos of us setting out on the hike.  I don't have photos of the aftermath as several of the girls had to strip down to their underwear to get all the bees off.
The little bee in the middle of the page is a Girl Scout patch from the bee a reader campaign. 
 I gave each of the girls one as a badge of honor for surviving the bee attack.
the second page is all journaling and the cute bee embellishment.
I worked the whole layout around the border, which I got it a while back from my CM consultant.

love this little cutie from create a critter cartridge

To bad the real bees weren't so cute.

Hope you get busy like a bee and join us for the "birds and the bees" challenge

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Country charm at lasting memories

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is country charm.  All you have to do is create a layout using a charm and country colors.
  Here's what I did with mid week sketch#27-13 from scrappy sketches.
 Rotated the sketch to suit my photos
I went with rusty oranges to play off the color of the covered bridge.  The rest of the color combo is inspired by the paper itself. I really love the big floral print that I fussy cut.  Kind of looks like it could be wallpaper from a country kitchen.  
To add even more country flair to my layout I  used some lace and rick- rack too.
As for the charm I came up a little short.  All I had to fit the bill was the copper tag.
  So that's what I went with in place of the charm.

Close up of fussy cutting and copper tag.
  The sign photo was also fussy cut in the shape of Oregon
Hope you'll have some country fun with us at lasting memories

Sunday, July 7, 2013

precious family moments

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is all about your families precious moments. 
The sweet moments that take your breath away.  It's hard to pick just one sometime, so the one I'm sharing now just happens to be from January 2012 as that's where I am at the moment in the order of my photo box.  I'm mostly a chronological scrapper.  So here we go
For my birthday we took a trip to the coast.
Along the way the girls happened upon a rather unique bike rack and all took turns pretending to ride. Super cute photos on an unseasonably warm afternoon
I'm having fun combining two CM stack packs Happy Birthday and Sunshine Getaway.
Throw in some solid colored teal paper to pull it all together and break up some of the patterned paper.  The Journal box, flower embellishment and diagonal stripe are from the sunshine getaway stack pack. The rest are from the Happy birthday pack.

Hope you'll share your precious moments with us at lasting memories

Monday, July 1, 2013

Special celebrations at lasting memories

We're celebrating all of life's special occasions over at lasting memories.
I did a companion page to go with my things with wings page of my daughter's  birthday breakfast.
So the paper and colors should look familiar.  Trying hard to us up this stack of paper
This time instead of double mating everything I inked the edges.
Slightly different look then the last page, but common colors, stripes of paper and embellishments

Hope you'll join us at lasting memories