Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch. 49 - It's Christmas in July!!!

Good morning Sunday!!  Today over at Lasting Memories Ch. 49 we are celebrating Christmas in July.  It's only 5 months away!!  Can't believe it myself!!    Show us a layout that has something to do with Christmas or that specific Holiday time!! 
I have a layout of our family going on our annual Tree Farm hunt for that perfect tree!  It's always an adventure... and really gets us all in that Christmas mood!!  So much fun!!
Here is my creation...

Would love to see some Christmas Spirit!  Head on over to Lasting Memories and link up your layout by August 6th 9:00pm EST.  The DT has some fun things to show you as well!!  You won't be disappointed!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

PPC Ch #66 - A "Warm" Hello!!

It's Monday!!  And that means it is time for another fabulous color combo over at PPC!! 
I loved this color combo... but have to admit... I had to add my little teeny tiny itty bit of Red to my card.  It just needed a little sumthin'. 
Beaches... Sun... Hot!!  And RELAXATION.  Finally summer is upon us... and I love it! 
Happy Monday all.. and please go check out what the wonderful and talented DT did for this week.  Would love to see you join us!
Here is my creation...

And here is the color combo to follow... come join us!!!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch 48 - It's all about the TITLE

Hi all bloggin' friends!!  Today over at Lasting Memories Ch. 48... it's all about showing off that TITLE on your layouts. 
I have a layout I actually did a few years ago of a short weekend trip my Hubby and I took to the Oregon Coast.  This is Newport, Or.  If you haven't been... I highly suggest.  It's like your own outdoor aquarium and awesome coastline... and places to wine and dine. 

Come on over to Lasting Memories and link up your layout that shows off yor title big and bold... or a unique way of titling your page.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

PPC Specialty Ch. #8 - Snow Lake Hiking Layout

Good morning to everyone!!  I have a sick kiddo and had internet connection problems last night... so I am hoping my day can only get better!!  So far so good... as I am chatting to all of you!
Today over at Picture Perfect Creations...crafty challenges we have a FUN and EASY Specialty challenge for you!! 
Simply create any kind of project using 2 Ribbons and 3 Buttons.
I took the opportunity to create a Scrap Layout.  This is a picture of my DH and DD in 2004 on our hike to Snow Lake in the Cascade Mountains.  6 miles of steep incline, rocks and switchbacks... and he carried her the whole time!  It was also 88 degrees and MUGGY.  I'm surprised we actually did this... but I guess we were younger (ha) and we were determined to see the end result.  This photo doesn't do the scenery justice... but daughter is happy as a clam!!  She just got to sit back and ride along.

My Taffeta Ribbon and Baker's Twine are my 2 "ribbon" choices and then I have 1 button in the center of my ribbon bow and 2 buttons tacking down the left part of my title. 

I followed Sketch 7.14 from Sketchy Thursdays this week!!  I am loving their sketches lately. My title and the overall layout is sort of "Enlarged" from the original sketch... but you get the idea.

I will be adding a 2nd page to this layout... for I have lots of fun pictures and more of a story to tell.  So be on the lookout for that soon!!

Come on over and join us for PPC Specialty Ch 8 this week.  Any sort of crafty project allowed!!  As long as it has 2 ribbons and 3 buttons on it somewhere!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

CardstockClose to my Heart "Backcountry" paper pack & Stickease Asst.
StampsStampin' Up Quirky Alphabet & Snowfall
EmbelliesSU  Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Rich Regals Buttons and White Baker's Twine, 1 1/4" circle punch, scallop border punch


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch #47 - Distressing - Life Gives you many reasons to smile...

... and my kids are one of mine!!
Good Sunday morning to you!!  Today at Lasting Memories we have a "Distressing" challenge for you!!  Create a layout and add some sort of distressing to it.  This could be tearing edges, inking sides of paper, adding ink any ol' place here and there for a distressed/messy "artful" look.  The Design Team gals have many wonderful examples to share with you.  Go check them out! 
Here is mine...

I will share with you... that I am not a huge fan of distressing... mostly for the reason that my "Tears" don't come out right (in my eyes) and every time I do distress something... I want to fix it and go for the more clean look.  I need to experiment a little more.  This was a good challenge to get me to do something a little different!!
On my layout above, I inked the sides of the journaling pieces, the edges of the Crumb Cake cardstock behind the photo... and then I added some brown distressing ink on the background paper itself just for some highlights behind the journaling.  Everything else is pretty "Clean" and simple.  This is one of my most favorite photos of my kids together.  Kept the whole layout on the neutral side as to not "Overpower" the photo is itself. 
Enjoy... and go check out Lasting Memories Challenge 47 and show us your distressing talent!!
Have a great day!!

Supplies:  All Stampin' Up
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown, Brocade Blue
Embellies:  1 1/4" circle punch, bashful blue brads, white gel pen, photo corner punch
Stamps:  (These are all retired and I borrowed from a friend.. .didn't make a note of)

Monday, July 11, 2011

PPC CC #65 - a "Celebrate" Happy Birthday Card

Good Morning Monday fellow bloggies!!  It's time for another color combo challenge over at Picture Perfect Creations ...crafty challenges #65.  It's a very "Rich" color combo in my opinion.  I thought of it as a good color combo for a couple... for an anniversary or wedding.  But ended up making a Birthday Card!!  :-)  And I do have to say.. .the person that will be receiving this card is elegant and classy in her own unique way! 
Here is my creation...

And here is the color combo to use...

I hope you all will consider joining us!  Remember... it can be ANY kind of crafty creation.  Paper, Knitting, Quilting, Painting... as long as it is using the above colors.  Show us what you can do!!
You must link up over at PPC by 10:00am EST on Monday, July 18th.
You have a chance to earn a "Grand Creation Winner" or a "Runner Up" badge to proudly display on your blog!!
Happy Crafting!!

CardstockSU River Rock, Real Red, Regal Rose DSP pack, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink SU Regal Rose, Real Rose, River Rock, Basic Black

StampsClose to My Heart - It's Your Day
              Stampin' Up - Something to Celebrate
EmbelliesSU Basic Rhinestones, Ribbon punch, Scallop borner punch, Oval punch, 1/4" Black gross grain ribbon

Sunday, July 10, 2011

LMCH 46 - MOSAIC - Goodbye Summer Beach BBQ 12 x 12 double layout.

Welcome to Sunday!!  Which means it's time for another layout challenge over at Lasting Memories!! And a WINNER for last weeks blog candy!!  This week we are challenging you to show us the MOSAIC technique.  This is not my usual choice of ways to scrap my photos.. .but as I got going ... I felt like I was putting together a jigsaw puzzle and even did a DOUBLE page layout!  :-)  It was fun!!!!

(as always... click on image for better view)

Left Page...

Right Page

I feel like I am "Wishing Summer Away" with my recent End of summer scrap layouts that I have posted.  NO GOSH NOT AT ALL.  Summer is my favorite time of year... so I am naturally going to those pictures and scrapping them.  I have ALOT!!  I started as a chronological scrapper... but went crazy trying to keep up.  So I am now an Inspirational scrapper.  Try this if you find yourself overwhelmed or in a slump.  The most important thing is to get your memories preserved and it shouldn't be a "Job."   

I  had alot of pictures for this layout... and with the linear look of Mosaic... thought it brought all my pics together well.  You don't need alot of embellishments for this kind of layout, for the mosaic look sort of "Outshines" eveyrthing.  I would say my one bit advice for attempting this look is to pick ONE size of square and stick with it.  All of mine are 1" x 1".  Even the colored pieces going across the bottom and top of the pages.  Let's see what you can do.  I would LOVE to see!  If I can do this... YOU can do this.  Come on over and join the Lasting Memories 46 Mosaic challenge.  The DT has some GREAT things to show you as well.  Many different ideas!!
You have until Saturday, July 16th, 9:00pm EST to link up your layout.

And now for the WINNER of my Blog Candy... dum dee dee dum..........

SANDI said
"Awesome mini-album! Thanks for inspiring me to get working on my own. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy...I especially love your DD's drawing. She is very talented!"

Sandi... you have until Saturday, July 16th to email me your Address.
fish quad at comcast dot net

Thanks all for stopping by today!! 

Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Jersey Shore DSP
Ink:  Basic Brown Marker
Embellies:  Title are Rub-Ons (not sure of brand), Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon, Linen Thread, Button from Regals collection

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

PRIZE revealed over at Lasting Memories!!! and MORE chances to win more CANDY!!!

Want a chance to win all of THIS???  Go HERE to find out how.  You have until Saturday, 9pm EST!!

Want even MORE chances to win more stuff???  Go to Lasting Memories and do your very own "Blog Hop" at all of the Designer Team blogs to find out WHO has candy.  There is some GREAT stuff out there!!  You don't want to miss out!!

And finally... want a 3rd chance to WIN??
Go HERE (my post) and simply leave a comment for 1 chance.  Become a follower (or tell me you already are) for a 2nd chance.

Have fun and Good luck!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Picture Perfect Creations # 64 - A little LOVE card for my Hubby.

If you are looking for the LMCH 45 Mini Album post with Blog Candy ... GO HERE.

Happy 4th of July to All in the States... and Happy belated Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!!  I hope this means that everyone is enjoying a longer weekend!!!
It's Monday... and time for another wonderful color combo challenge at PPC crafty challenges.  I really like this combo.. and would have never put it together myself.  After I played around with it.. .I ended up loving it!!  It's perfect for a little card I gave my Husband this morning as he ventured off to work.  YES on a Holiday!!!  He also has a bum shoulder... so I am hoping it put a smile on his face a little. 

And Here is my creation...

Here is the color combo... perfect for a guy, if I do say so myself!!

I used  The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 124 from Karen over at The Sweetest Thing where I will also be entering my card for her weekly challenge.  She has wonderful sketches ALWAYS... and I don't often get to play... so glad I get to this week!!

So before you head out today for your BBQ or Picnic and all of your 4th of July festivities... come on over and see all of us and the wonderful DT creations over at PPC.  Hope you get a chance to mix these colors up yourself and enter our challenge!!
Would love to see you and thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Holiday!!!!

Stamps:  A Perfect Blend - A Muse Studio Stmps; It's a loop thing - Stampin' Up
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Peach Parfait, Cherry Cobbler,  Soft Suede. Peach Parfait DSP, whisper white - Stampin' Up
Ink:  Soft suede, white gel pen, real red, pacific point, peach parfait, basic black
EmbelliesAll Stampin' Up -   Fresh Favorites Button, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, 1/4" white gross grain ribbon, square clip from hodgepodge hardware, scallop edge punch, white bakers twine,
Embossing Folder (squares) from Cuttlebug (don't know name of it... used on upper pacific point paper.), random heart punch from EK Success.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

LMCH 45 - Make a Summer Theme Mini Album - and BLOG CANDY!!!!

Hiya!!  There is alot going on this week over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges... so I am going to show you what I got and get to the point.  :-)  Come join us!!  It's a fun one this week!!!!!
Make a Summer Themed Mini Album!!!  Submit by Saturday, 7/9 at 9:00pm EST.  The DT's have lots of ideas!!  Go see HERE.

Keep reading to see how you can win BLOG CANDY here with ME and the GRAND PRIZE at Lasting Memories!!

Here is my accordian style album...  this is the cover.  (I don't love it)

All Opened up... (I like this alot better.  :-) )

Page 1 and 2...

Page 3 and 4...

Page 5 and 6...

How you can win some CANDY this week...

  1. Simply leave a comment here for ONE chance to win my candy.
  2. Become a follower here for a 2ND chance to win (my candy)...and leave an additional comment saying so.
  3. I will choose a winner on Sunday July 10th.

Chipboard Sandcastle mini album, Beach themed stickers from Jolee's, Square mini chipboard album, Polka dot ribbon, Fun fibers and a lovely drawing from my daughter.  :-)  She insisted!!!

and for the GRAND PRIZE candy over at Lasting Memories... Comment on as many of our DT blogs as you can AND you HAVE to play along this week at Lasting Memories Ch 45 in order to be eligible for the grand prize.  See LM BLOG.

You also have a chance to earn a "Top 3 Badge" and/or an "I was Featured Badge" to proudly display on your blog!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Have fun and good luck!!

6 5/8" x 6 5/8" chipboard album
Rub-ons from Me and My Big Ideas
Su Cardstock:  Green galore, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Yo Yo Yellow,(first 4 colors are retired), Tempting turquoise, Bashful blue, basic black.
Cricut:  Cricut Classic Font
Other:  Miscellaneous summer themed brads that I had on hand... ribbon as well. 
Ink:  SU Black Marker for journaling.