Sunday, September 29, 2013

Evens and odds at lasting memories

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is to use
an even number of photos and an odd number of embellishments. 
I worked in the requirements of this challenge into my current class challenge at Big Picture.
For the left brain challenge we were to group multiple photos of different sizes and orientations on a layout, kind of like a photo collage.  I didn't create it on the computer and print it as I wanted to use the prints I already have.  To achieve the same effect as having printed a photo collage I just mounted all the photos on to white card stock an left a small border.  
I used CM happy birthday stack pack and washi tape
As you can see I have 4 photos (even number) and one pin wheel, one journal card, five pennants for a combined total of three types of embellishments.  Tricky 

these pennants were connected to look like the were sewn onto a piece of twine.  I didn't like the funky angle that it did so I cut and paste the way I wanted it.
For the right brain challenge at Big Picture
We were to start with a favorite recent photo, determine the date it was taken, then scramble the numbers to create a new date, select a photo from that date and put them both on the same layout while establishing a connection.
This was a bit harder as I usually scrap chronologically so I pulled one from were I'm at in my scrap pile which would be April 2012.  I used a photo of me and my girl friends celebrating April's birthday.   Her actual birth is 4/28 but we went out on the 29th so her sister could come.  Anyway the reconfigured date I came up with was 9/24.  The closest event to this date was Hooky weekend.  It's an adult girl scout camp at the end of September. 

here's my layout with the girl friend connection.  The journaling inside the flower goes like this
"scout friends, work friends, but most of all the best of my girl friends"

Again I used even number of photos and odd embellishments.
This time I did cluster of threes.
  Three buttons, three piece of washi tape, and stitching/ embroidery floss
and of course the single flower frame.
Hope you been inspired to show us your even and odd creations at lasting memories this week
stay tuned for my next  Big Picture assignment-Journaling
This is Layouts 17 &18 out of 50

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Process- BP right/left brain challenge

Okay so here I go on the second challenge for Big Picture. 
 This time around it's all about creative process. 
Our  left brain challenge from Jennifer was to create a page using 2 star photos in a divider page. 
 If you've been following me since the end of august you'll know that I'm also doing a 50  layout challenge in which I can't spend money on scrap supplies. So what to do.  I mimicked the feel of pocket pages by dividing my photos into columns, using journal tags, and keeping the embellishments to a minimum
Now for the right brain challenge by Stacey.
We were supposed to pick a story  and build a layout around it and wait to the end of the creative process to come up with a title. We were also encouraged to create a pocket to put in last minute finds or other things that went along with the story, but do not need to be front and center
I really struggled with this challenge as I like to scrap chronologically and I usually have a title well before the end.  So I cheated a little.  I know that after I did the 4th of July layout that I really wanted to use the tractor photos of my son and his grandfather.  Now for the story.  My son is the 3rd generation to ride on the tractor and soon we'll be living out on the farm too.  So I'm sure that he'll be driving it before long.  Thus the title
I did add a pocket under the title for the more intimate journaling about him being the 3rd generation of tractor drivers in the family

the other problem with titling at the end is coming up with a space for it.
I altered red thickers by sanding and painting.  Didn't sand enough off on the K, but pleased with the overall results.
these are layouts 15 & 16 out of 50

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Family vacation at lasting memories

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is all about Family vacations. 
 I'm sure there will be a ton of summer vacation photos shared this week so I decided that I would do something a little less expected for this time of year.  I'm sharing some snowy cabin pictures from our Spring vacation up to our lot in Crescent.
Here is a glimpse of our cabin life.
This LO is a 2 pager and I'm revisiting an older sketch to get all the photos on that I wanted.  So if the LO looks familiar it is
I'm using up a bit more of my Rugged paper by CM.  It works so well with the photos of the cabin

Close up of Title

right side of layout. 

peep s'mores.  We went to the cabin for spring/Easter vacation and made s'more with peeps that Uncle Jeff brought up for the kids.  Sent the same photo via cell phone for Auntie Shelly to see. 
 They totally spoil the kids

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bug Eyed Beauty- left Brain challenge

I already shared with you my take on the right brain challenge at Big Picture on Sunday with my Hula girl LO.  Now I'm going to share with you my left brain ideation challenge.
 We were to take a months worth of photos and sort them with 1 to 3 stars.
1 =keep in digital format for file/reference
2=print but not top priority
3= most scrap and tell the story now.

Well I cheated a little  as I used the last group of photos that I printed.  Not quit a months worth, but enough to give the challenge a go.  I had pictures of the cats that I printed and didn't use for the animal antics challenge = 1star, Playground photos when it was sprinkling and 4th of July sparkler photos at 2 stars.
 My three star moment came when I got to the selfies of Danielle with my sunglasses.
  I usually don't prioritize my photos as I mostly  scrap chronologically, however I do curtail my photos based on quality and ability to tell the story. So this challenge wasn't too much of a stretch.

I did find creative inspiration for the layout and elements in the two following challenges
Sketchabilities for the sketch
The three big S's
I stamped the journal tag.
the stitching is stamped as well
and I choose splatter over spray for my third S

#12 out of 50 LMDT sister challenge
 #2 out of 16 for Big Picture, hoping to continue with a left and right brain LO for every challenge

Sunday, September 15, 2013

All about me

This weeks challenge at lasting memories it's all about you.  So have some fun and show us your serious side, your goofy side and hey, even your "I've had it!" side.
Today I'm sharing my Hawaiian Hula girl side.

I had a lot of fun with this one, as I'm taking a left brain, right brain challenge class at Big Picture.
According to the cute survey I'm a left brain creature and I believe it as I like structure and am super organized.  Turns out I'm more balanced then I thought though.  52% left, 48% right.
This layout is for the right brain ideation challenge issued by Stacy Julian, were you're supposed to create a LO  of a place that is sparked by patterned paper.  I did however use the pass that Jennifer Wilson gave to lefties, which was that we could pull a few different piece of PP before landing on one.  Good thing as I organize my patterned paper by the predominate color on the page and then store them in rainbow order ( total left brain thing).  I started with my pink/red and went forward till one just jumped at me.
The yellow background with the flower reminded me of my favorite flower in Hawaii, the Plumeria
from there I went through my pictures and found the one of me in my Hula outfit.  It works well as the tube dress I have on is yellow too.  It's the color of the King Kamehameha.
Anyway I had to study state history in 4th grade and then we performed a hula complete with drums and singing.  The other photos in the layout are from the 4 years that I lived on Oahu.
 The Kodak Hawaiian Hula Show and Hanauma Bay.  I love how the challenge allowed me to mix and match times and subjects because they all remind me of Hawaii.
Can't wait to try the left brain ideation challenge next.
I used this sketch from sketch week
stuck close to the sketch, swapping hearts for flowers

I made the flower embellishment by fussy cutting some of the flowers from the middle of the paper.  I knew the cut out would be hidden by the photo placement.  Then backed the two larger flowers with the same card stock that I mated the smaller photos on.  Covered the yellow part of the flower with liquid glass and then added the rhinestone bling when it dried. 
Hope you've been inspired and you'll take some time to join us for the all about me challenge

#11 out of 50
Some of the DT sisters at lasting memories are also doing a 50 layout challenge in which we are busting stash.  Most of us have restricted our purchases of crafty stuff until we hit the 50 mark.  We're also encouraging each other and checking in weekly to keep motivated.
  I hope buying the class doesn't count against my no craft purchases.
 If I do every challenge, both left and right I should get 16 LO done in the next 4 weeks

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wednesday update of Animal Antics at lasting memories

 For this weeks challenge we want to see all kinds of animals this week.
 Zoo, pets, other peoples get the idea! 
 I'm a little behind this week, as I'm still painting at my father in laws cottage.
How ever I do have two different ideas I want to work on tonight after I pick up the latest prints.
First off we have a new kitten.  My husband went to an old friends house to get the pressure washer repaired and came back with the cutest black and white kitten.
Here's Luna
 So my layout might be about her and the other animals adjustment to
 or it will be something out in left field as far as the animal thing goes

Okay so here's the updated portion below.
I did go out in left field to start with this LO of Furries
I was inspiration by this sketch over at Pamela's world of scrap's

I spent a bit of time stitching the title onto the gypsy fonts cut.
a closer look at the Furries. 
This costumed pair showed up at River Road park on our last scheduled day of summer.  They like dressing up and going out to make kids happy.  Funny thing is none of the mom's would let their kids near them.  Some of them even left.
okay and for my new fur baby I used the same sketch as above but the 12x24 version.
left side of layout

I moved the title onto the photo so it would stand out from the background

right side of layout

and whole thing together.
Thanks for taking a look sorry I'm so tardy on the assignment.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

5,6 and 7 of 50 callenge

Some of the DT sisters at lasting memories are also doing a 50 layout challenge in which we are busting stash.  Most of us have restricted our purchases of crafty stuff until we hit the 50 mark.  We're also encouraging each other and checking in weekly to keep motivated.
This is #6
used up bits and pieces from the CM cheerful birthday addition
mounted the sticker on red card stock to make them pop off the background paper
Next up we have a 2 pager for # 6 and #7
Kind of feel like this is a cheat page as it's a digital LO from my consultant that I made into a hybrid

So here's the first page.  I added the brackets that I matted on green to make it stand out against the sunset photo.  Also put on the flowers, brads and paper.


and the second page

Framed myself by cutting the circle die into a couple of pieces

and here are the other piece of the same circle
Only 43 more to go

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tale Tales at lasting memories

This weeks challenge at lasting memories were asking you to tell us a tall tale, fib or fish story.
My tall tale is kind of a wild one as you can see by my layout.
The kids were playing with the settings on the I pad camera and I ended up with a bunch of thermal images of them. 
Here are "my alien children"
I used this layout from a NSD challenge
pretty much stuck to the sketch other then the aliens
Left side with title
close up of journal box
" Only once in a blue moon will you get a story as good as this.
My children claim to have seen an alien spaceship while lying out in the backyard watching the blue moon rise.  Second time this summer that they've claimed to see one.  It must be the mother ship coming back for them.  These photos were taken earlier in the day of the second sighting.  What are the odds that they would change the camera setting to thermal?"

Right side
And a close up of the alien and mother ship.
  I used the rocket from boys will be boys cartridge and the alien is actually a cut from the robotz cartridge.  I cut off the lower portion of its body and stuck it into the window of the rocket.
Also added some red pearls and black glitter glue for the details
I hope you join us in telling a tall tale of your own