Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Traditions at lasting memories

Today's challenge at lasting memories is all about Christmas traditions.  
We don't have any hard and fast traditions in our house.
We do however always give practical gift such as socks and underwear.
 Last year we went big and gave the girls a new floor and bedding.

This layout is 100% stash.
I used a combination of Christmas ornament paper scrap with cut up CM
Christmas pages that I received at my consultants open house last year.
Also through in some epoxy embellishments, old alpha stickers, ribbon and not so old but still from my stash rhinestone swirls
I was inspired by Allison Davis sketch
I changed it a bit to add the long journal card that I had as well as moved the title location
Sorry the photos are funky. 
I took it with the I pad as the camera went hiking with the middle daughter
Hope you'll share your tradition with us
  2 more pages done, in the single digits now.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Anything but snow at lasting memories

Good morning. Hope you'll be able to join us this week. Last week was a little quiet and we think we scared some away with our challenge. There was a bit of discussion among the team as to why no one joined us.  The general consensus was a three way tie-  busy month with lots of holiday prep, fear of showing your creative mess of a space and then just general disinterest in scrapping about the place you scrap in.  
This week it's an easy one .. 
Anything But Snow
We're looking for anything, absolutely anything on your LO's except snow.
Easy, for me I went with spring and did an Easter layout
both sides together and all from my stash, so two more down
left side


Come join the fun with us

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Creative space at lasting memories-updated 11/11

Updated layout photos at the end of this post

This weeks challenge at lasting memories is to showcase your creative space in a layout.
I've done this before right after my wonderful husband surprised me with more shelves above my scrapping desk.  Well my space has changed a little as I found an island/desk with a flip top at my local St. Vincent de Paul thrift store that I stand and scrap at.  
As I write this I'm waiting on photos from walgreens as I didn't have prints of my newest desk. So I'll share some photos of my area now and then post my layout on Monday.  Fingers crossed as it is a no school day(veterans day) and I have promised to take the oldest bra and underwear shopping

this is the view of my scrap area from on top of my bed. 
My space runs the length of our bed room wall

this is the island/ desk I found at the thrift store
inside the drawers

ribbon and washi storage

wrap around shelves .  This is the short segment to the left of the desk

under my desk, paper storage sorted by color

idea book that lives on my desk,
it has sketches I've done and a few I want to try all sorted by number of photos
print storage in the big black boxes

work space to the left of my computer screen
area below
I hope you'll share your  creative space layout with us at lasting memories
Update starts here:
So here's the layout I did with the pictures of my scrap space
Right side of layout

Title was hand doodled then fussy cut

left side
I used the art booking cartridge to cut the frames and the stamps from the set to do the journal lines and the scrappy life.  I covered the word My with pink "scrappy" label
close up of frame, hearts and washi
I followed this fun  PL style sketch by Allison Davis

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mirror image at lasting memories

Holy late.  I was supposed to have this post up this past Sunday, but it's now Friday night and I'm just getting to it.  I've had a couple of busy weeks capped with girl scout events on the weekends.  Thankfully the only thing on my plate this weekend is laying peel and stick vinyl floor in the oldest bedroom.  No more freeze my booty off in the lake.  Yup I was in the lake on the Oregon coast on purpose two weekends ago.  Water temp 63degrees, no wet suit
Okay so this challenge is rather open to interpretation.  It can be a photo of you in the mirror or a reflection on water or even a layout that is symmetrical on both sides of the page. 
 That's kind of what I went for.
This layout is 99% from my stash. 
The arrows are chipboard from the art booking kit that I ordered from close to my heart last week. 
 I've been drooling over Kim's projects lately and finally caved in and broke my no new stuff till I've finished 50 layouts form my stash.
close up of journaling
I covered the arrow and the circles with washi
I used the sketch from inspired blueprints for some inspiration on this layout.
36 of 50 almost there

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Last Day

I'm finally starting to try and play along with more of my favorite sites.  Need to amp up the creative mojo now that the weather has turned so dark and gloomy her in the Willamette Valley
I know this sketch challenge for Creative Scrapper is closed
but here's my take on 253
I flipped it to suit my photos
I had a lot of fun with this LO and am pleased with how it turned out.
I played around with some Amy tangerine stickers and paper that I picked up recently. 
 I know I've been bad, but not that bad.  I found them all at Big lots for super cheap.
I even customized some of the stickers by fussy cutting them.
I got the camera and expand your horizons from one sticker, so being thrifty again.
Just can't count this Layout as a Stash busting layout.