Sunday, July 29, 2012

mining for silver

This week at Lasting memories we want to see silver on those layouts. 
 Silver embellishments, paper or you all decked out in those silver stretch pants on New Years. 
It's  up to you.

I did another Layout featuring photos of my Dad. 

The silver elements I used are the metal heart, frame, silver brads, pen and aluminum foil.
I'm all out of shinny silver paper so I used the foil instead, besides it matches the brads perfectly.
I tried doing the date in silver pen but it didn't show.
I might still add a title and some journaling after my mom's visit as I'm not sure about the details behind the photo.  Just that it was summer of 46. 

Hope you'll join us for the silver mining over at lasting memories

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Go fish at Childs play

Today we're going fishing  at child's play challenge with the classic card game go fish

Eeboo Color Go Fish Playing Cards

I have been doing alot of photos of my Dad recently and thought what would be more perfect then pictures of him at his Grandma's cottege on lake Erie. I'm sure he spent so time on the dock fishing as the cottege had all sorts of equipment lining the back wall.   At least that's how it was when  I got to go to the cottege when I was maybe 7 or 8.

So here's what I did:

The color palette is from CSI #29

and the layout is loosely based on scrappy sketches

Left side of the layout. 
The elements are CSI printable cordinates.  I just printed and cut the images. 
The lemones were part of a larger lables, so I just cut out what I wanted
right side of layout

the journal bottle is also a printable that I colored on the lid so it would stand out from the background paper.  I also added the flower brad to cover up the printed image at the bottom.

I hope you'll be inspired by the game go fish and join us for the challenge

Monday, July 23, 2012

Un-Cut paper at Use it Tuesday #36

This weeks challenge is all about using those uncut pieces of paper.  You know the ones that are so pretty you can't bring yourself to cutting them apart or cover up  the pattern.
Well we are giving you and excuss to finally do it.

 If you're not familiar with Use it Tuesday, their mission is to get crafty people using what they already have. So cut into that paper and join the challenge at  Use it Tuesday.

 I made this LO of my dad and ?
I'm still working on filling in the blank as no one really put names or dates on the photos I have.  I know it's not my grandmother, but kind of looks like her so maybe a sister.  I'll have to wait till my mom's visit in September to figure it out.
I used some of the papers from my 8x8 stack of CM bountiful papers to create the LO.  

 The funny thing about them is that they aren't so beautiful that I couldn't cut them.  I just didn't know what to do with them.  So they have sat in a file for a few years now.  Along with the matching cardstock border stickers.  They were only 8 inches long but with some  creative cuts and a second set of stickers I made a full length border.   A little distressing with a nail file on the chipboard brackets  and  to finish the whole thing off a leaf and journal box from my stash.
I hope I've inspired you to use some of your stash and would love to see what you come up with.

Please link your creation using Inlinkz by Friday  Aug 3rd. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE036 when uploading to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so we can find your creation.
Please make sure to mention you are playing along with us at Use It Tuesday  (a link is great too!)

Lasting memories Black and White

This weeks challenge over at lasting memories is to use Black and White with a splash of color. Whether you use a black and white photo or paper, we want to see mostly black and white with just a splash of color.

I knowyou've already seen this post, but keep reading as I have another LO to share.
This one isn't quit black and white, but it's close.  I used a monochromatic Navy blue scheme. 
The photo is of my dad from the mid 40's.  Not quit B+W, not sepia either.
I choose to use the denim background because of the overalls he is wearing.  Can't imagine that they would be any other color then the dark navy.  We're talking 1940's no one did fancy color overalls back then.  The rest of the pp was picked based on the denim.  The gingham and stars is all from my stash of creative memories papers that I got way back when I first started scrapping. 

I got my inspiration from the sketch below:
And I used the Bingo
straight across the middle
Ribbon, Banner,Buttons
Here's a close up of the photo of my dad.
I matted the banner strips on white so they would pop of the background.
The red ribbon is the backside of a Christmas ribbon. I like that it was only printed on one side so I can get more use out of it.    
 The buttons are super old stash.  Can't even remember where they came from and I had to spray paint the white ones, they were cream to start with. A little red embroidery floss and there you have it.

I hope you can join us this week at lasting memories

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Black and white at LMCB -Navy Men

This weeks challenge over at lasting memories is to use Black and White with a splash of color. Whether you use a black and white photo or paper, we want to see mostly black and white with just a splash of color.

I have been trying to get started on my Dad's family album and this is the fourth LO so far.  I'm having a hard time with faces, names and places and really only have my mom to ask and sometimes she doesn't know or she'll have to look at the pic which is hard to do more then 2000miles away in CO.

For this LO I used Black, metallic gray and white card stock.
A little colored ribbon and rhinestone bling.  That's it.
I cut the boat in the background from CM travel cart at 5 inches and font 2 at 2 inches.
  I  also welded 3 anchor borders together.  To make the anchors stand out for the black background I outlined them white white gel pen and added tiny rhinestone bling at the top. 

The cloud is embossed with Devinne swirl and I also added larger rhinestones over the ship windows
I hope you can join us this week at lasting memories

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Feeling guilty

My mom left me with all sorts of pictures from my dad and grandpa the last time she visited in January and she'll be back for another visit at the end of September.  So far I've got three LO's done.  The third one will post as part of my DT post on Sunday so you'll have to wait till then. 

If it looks familiar it's because I did my Child's play challenge " my room"  based on good night moon in the same configuration.    I found this layout in a scrapbook I looked through at the retreat I went on.  Wish I know the name of the book to give more credit

I used up a stashed felt and brad kit that I got back when I first started blogging over a year ago from creative charms.  Such a steal because Krystal from getting cricky had a deal if you sent creative charms a dollar and a stamped envelope they'd send a grab bag treat.  the embellies worked great with the last bit of dollar ribbon from Micheal's too

Newport was cut out of my new CM vibe paper
So I've got two of the three elements here for the seriously creative July challenge.
Not sure that I could get any ink in here

Now to get more of his stuff done, while I can still ask my mom questions

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

8 months

I've seen this sketch used by several of my fellow DT at lasting memories and thought I'd give it a go.
You can find the months artful design sketch challenge here

Here's my take on the sketch:
I'm working on my dad's photo album and these pics are of him and his mom
I love the basic grey Piccadilly 6X6 pad that I got from A2Z scrapbook.  It reminds me of old time wall paper.  Perfect for pictures from the 1940's.

close up of journal strips and title

close up of the paper.  See wallpaperish isn't it?
Just wish I could have got the frame on the smaller photo to be a closer match to the original border on the full size photo.  Wow have photos changed

Watercolor at Childs play

If you are looking for my digging for gold layout click here

Otherwise we are on to today's challenge.
 We are playing with a favorite art supply, watercolor paint.

Watercolor paints for kids
here's what I did:
I used water color paint on the song lyrics that I printed.  The Kids at River Road Pre-K did a cute little number to Katy Perry " fireworks"  so I printed the chorus and painted it.  I think it would be less wrinkled if I used watercolor paper, but wasn't sure how that would do in my printer.

The class was on risers for the preformance so I had a little boys head in the middle of my daughter's chest so I covered it with the boarder

Come join us for this fun challenge

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Digging for gold at lasting memories

This week at Lasting memories we want to see gold on those layouts. 
 Gold embellishments, paper or you panning for gold- it's up to you.

Here's what I did:

I used the following layout from creative scrapper
 I replaced the flower element with a paw print as Irving's mascot is a tiger.  I cut the paw icon from CM- This and That cartridge.  Then fussy cut around the edge to create the negative image

This is what I have left after using the negative image.  I'm sure I'll use it as I still have 3 more kids to get through Irving elementary and a son to get through cub scouts too.  The possibilities are endless and it makes me eligible to play along with the current scrap fit challenge.

Now for this little beauty.
I was given this awesome cellophane gift wrap  last month and have been waiting for a LO to us it on.  Totally  enjoy being able to reuse old gift wrap.
Doesn't it look great wrapped around the gold card stock?

Don't forget to link up your gold project at Lasting memories by Saturday.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Child's play- Goodnight Moon

Today we are reading with a classic book, Good Night Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown.
I was inspired  by the book to create this LO of my son's room.
I drew from the green, red and yellow on the book cover for the color scheme.
Also thought it was a good fit because it showcases his room

My title is from the line  " good night room" but shortened to my room. 
 I know it's a stretch, but I'm just trying to give you some ideas

close up of journaling.  I used up a lot of my old CM primary stickers for this layout

Layered clear sticker over patterned paper so that the green on the sticker would stand out from the background colors

Now come play with us at Child's play challenge.  You have till the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to join us for the Rush Hour and Snoopy sno-cone machine challenges too.

Monday, July 9, 2012

UIT- embossing

I'm so excited to be back on the DT at Use It Tuesday. If you're not familiar with Use it Tuesday, their mission is to get crafty people using what they already have. This week we are embossing.  Any kind of embossing- dry, heat, whatever the technique. I invite you to play along with the embossing challenge at  Use it Tuesday.

  So break out your favorite embossing folder, heat gun or stylus to create a scrapbook layout, card or altered art item using mostly items from your stash and don't forget to mention what you used.

  I'm making this Thank you card for Krissy, Megan and Cassey with Lane Rural Fire and Rescue.
They came to our last Girl scout meeting to talk to the girls about camp fire safety.

I was inspired by the diamond plating on the fire truck, so to mimic that design I covered card stock with aluminum foil and embossed it with cuttlebug diamond plate embossing folder.
  The ribbon is from my stash as well as the stickers and all card stock.  The star is from a scrap of paper that I embossed with cuttlebug stars folder and then fussy cut out a signle star.
I hope I've inspired you to use some of your stash and would love to see what you come up with.

Please link your creation using Inlinkz by Friday  July 20th. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE035 when uploading to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so we can find your creation.
Please make sure to mention you are playing along with us at Use It Tuesday  (a link is great too!)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

dancing with the Paws at lasting memories

This weeks challenge is Dancing with the paws.  So show off the pets in your life.  Don't have any then use a friends or zoo pictures.

Right now I can't bring myself to create a LO about my pets.  Between the oozing rash of Poison Oak from the cat and having to shave, bath and de-flea the dog.  I just can't find the loving mojo to create a page about them. So I'm going to pass on this one and just comment on all the cute photos/ LO's and join everyone next week.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Back on the Team

I'm so glad to be back on the Use It Tuesday Team.
  Our mission at Use It Tuesday, is all about promoting the use of our stash. Additionally, we positively celebrate all levels of crafters! From beginners to true paper “artists”, there is a place for everyone here.

So stop back by on Tuesday to see my first post of the term.
Here's a quick sneak

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

LMCB Blog Candy

Happy fourth of July everyone.  If you haven't heard.  I'm sponsoring/hosting this weeks prize at Lasting Memories.  Our wonderful DT member Elizabeth and co owner of a2z scrapbooking has just returned home from the hospital, so to lighten her load I'm offer up this package of patriotic stickers and ribbon
All you have to do is create a Red and White layout or a Red, White and Blue layout and post it to the challenge by Saturday evening.  Can't wait to see what you come up with and have a safe and happy fourth of July

Snoopy snow cone machine at Childs play

Today challenge is based on the classic toy snoopy sno-cone machine.
I actually had one of these when I was a kid and fondly remember grating the ice to make sno-cones for me and my brother.  I looked through most of the photos my mom sent me hoping to find one of when we lived in Hawaii and had Hawaiian shaved ice every time we went to the beach. Sadly it wasn't to be. 

Snoopy Sno Cone Machine

However I did find these photos from my post college graduation trip with my mom to Breckenridge.
My favorite is the hand sculpture with the Ice crystal balanced on the tip of the finger. 
 You'll have to look close to see it

For my layout I used a mix of paper.  Some new ( Red-  Basic Gray Piccadilly)
 and some from my stash (Blues- all CM papers)
Gypsy font Snow cut at 3 inches and cover with red glitter glue

The small red dots are my new hero art hue dots, but the larger red disk is a left over bingo chip from a game I threw out. ( missing a bunch of the bingo number balls, kept some cards too.)

Hope you'll join us over at Child's play