Friday, November 25, 2011

PLG # 7 - Happy Thanksgiving!! Inspirational Photo Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Hope it was so wonderful.  We get to enjoy 1 more Turkey Day with my side of the family tomorrow.  Lots of food, family, football and hanging out!!
We have a NEW challenge going on over at Paper Lovin' Gals!!   Happy Thanksgiving!  (Or Day after in my case.  :-) )  Make a card, scrapbook layout, wall hanging, quilt... whatever inspires you from the below photo.  EASY PEASY as Pumpkin Pie!!!

Here is my Card...

This is a card I made with a Stamp Group last weekend.  So it was perfect for our challenge.  Check out what the other talented DT members have created HERE.  You have until Tuesday 11/29 @ 8pm PST to enter your submission!!  Thank you for checking out PLG # 7 and I hope can come join us!! 

Supplies Used:  (All Stampin' Up)
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:  So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Stamps:  French Foliage, Thankful For
Embellies:  Cajun Craze striped 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thank You Amanda's Crafts & More AND Peachy Keen Stamps!!!

A shout out and a THANK YOU to Amanda and her Getting Scrappy Challenge for picking ME as the WINNER for the month of November!!  I won the below Stamp Set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I am excited... I don't have these yet and can't wait to try these on my Everyday Paper Dolls cuts!!  Thanks again... and go check out Amanda's new challenge!!  It just started yesterday!!  See link at the bottom.

Lasting Memories Ch. 65 - Inspirational Photo (SNOW Layout).... ohhhh and there is a GIVEAWAY!!

Hi all!  It's Monday... but feels like Wednesday with our Thanksgiving Holiday happening this week!  Yay!!  I am a day late sharing with you my layout for the newest LMCB #65 Challenge.  It's a photo inspirational challenge this week.  There are 3 photos to choose from.  I actually used photo 1 & photo 2 to inspire me for my layout.  Go to Lasting Memories to see all the photos, Check out the wonderful DT creations and read about HOW to win the Giveaway!!  The giveaway includes...
A distressing tool
A tape runner with two refills
A snowflake mini pocket punch
A Christmas Additions Kit
  Very fun week to play indeed!!!

Inpsirational photo 1
Inspirational photo 2

And here is my creation...

Close-up of Left Page...

Close-up of Right page...

It's all about the PINK and the BLUE and the SNOW.  This is our daughter at 21 months.  Her 2nd time seeing snow... and she pretty much could have cared less that we built her a snowman.  She just wanted to sit on the stairs and munch on her goldfish crackers.  Finally after a few hours... she decided that "Mr. Frosty" looked like a nice person to say Hello too.  

I am entering this layout into the following challenges as well:

 Getting Scrappy Ch. #21  - Use EMBOSSING on your layout along with a Cricut/SVG cut.  My embossing is on the ligh blue paper rectangles.  They are embossed with snowflakes. The 'Joy' banner and the word SNOW are cut with the Cricut. 

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Die Cuts - Use DIE CUTS on your layout. Again the banner, the word 'Snow' are cut out using my cricut and then the 2 colored snowflakes are from a Stampin' Up Simply Scrappin kit.

ScrapFIT Weekend Warm-up 18  - Use STAMPS on your layout.  The top blue border is stamped with snowflakes and then the snowman tag is also stamped and colored.

Thanks so much for looking and coming to visit... and I hope you find some time to play along with us at  Lasting Memories # 65 challenge this week!!! 
You have unti Saturday 11/26 @ 9pm EST to link up your entry!!!  And remember there is a PRIZE!!  Woo hoo!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' papers, LOVE Designer Paper.. .all from Stampin' Up.
Cricut:  Cheerful Season Cart, Christmas Cheer Cart
StampsA-MUSE Holiday Tags
Embellies:  Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder,  SU Ice Brads,  SU 1/4" gross grain Navy ribbon,  SU Linen Thread, Random letter stickers for smaller wording on title.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Paper Lovin' Gals Ch. # 6 - PRIZE challenge - (Thanks Card)

Ohhh... it's Thursday and I am THRILLED!  So today is Paper Lovin' Gals Ch. # 6.
 Photo inspiration challenge with a PRIZE!!  Woo hoo! 
Go to PLG # 6 to see details for the prize.
What do you see in the below photo??  Well... show us pretty please!!  :-)

Here is my inspirational creation...

I saw the leaves and the colors!
I have to say... I did this card quick.. .but I LIKE it! I will be duplicating this at least 4 more times to use for the numerous Thank You notes that I all of the sudden need.
And this is not my complete thought up creation.  I was VERY inpsired by a photo on page 53 of the newest Paper Crafts Magazine.  I used different stamps, and replaced twine with ribbon and used different type scallops.  But it's the basic idea.

Soooo.. for PLG # 6...
Create a card, scrapbook page, 3D item, knit, crochet, anything you are inspired to make by the photo at the top of this post.  All we ask is that you have FUN with it!  Link your project up by 8pm PST using Mr. Linky by Tuesday, November 22nd. 

Have fun creating and can't wait to see what you have to share!!

All Stampin' Up
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Cranberry Crisp
Stamps:  Fall Fun (2002 Retired)
Ink:  Cranberry Crisp. Old Olive, Only Orange
Embellies:  Taffeta Old Olive ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop edge punch

Monday, November 14, 2011

THANK YOU Frosted Designs & Artful Delight!!!


Monday is getting brighter and brighter by the minute!!  I didn't sleep worth diddly last night... had to deal with a longer than usual furnace guy this morning... my son "might" be getting another "bug"... and then... I just saw that I WON over at Frosted Designs for sketch 27!!  Yay!!  I am very excited! 

I won the November Kit from Leanne with Artful Delight.  I have the October kit and I have sooo much left still.  You can see a layout I created using that kit HERE.

Here is my layout that won!  :-)

Frosted Designs has another "Sketch along Tuesday" starting tomorrow.  Definitely check them out!  I have to say I have been quite inspired! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch. # 64 - "Hidden Journaling" - Thanksgiving Layout

Hello and Happy Sunday to you all!  Boy is it every FALL where I live.  Wind, Rain, Hail and Chillier temps for about the next 7 days.  And... we get to watch one last soccer game of my daughter's season today.  Brrrrrrr!!! 
It's time for Lasting Memories Layout Ch. # 64 - Show us your HIDDEN JOURNALING!  I am sharing with you a layout from last year at Thanksgiving dinner with my side of the family.  Just Us, my Parents and a good family friend.  Do you see my Hidden Journaling??

and here is a close-up...

And there it is...

I had fun doing this layout.  Mostly because of all the patterned paper that I found (that I forgot I had...oops).  Just bright and cheery and happy to me.

I am also entering this layout into Getting Scrappy Challenge # 20 - Create a Layout of something you are Thankful for.  Need to use a Cricut or SVG cut somewhere on your layout.

And over at Paper Thrills Ch. #30 - We are to create a layout about Family. 

And finally at the Paper Variety - They are also hosting a challenge all about Family.  Include the word "Family" or a family member's title.  I used the word "YOU" to describe my entire gang.  ;-)

I hope you have some time to play along with us at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges # 64 - where we want to see your HIDDEN JOURNALING. Easy!!  Right??
You have until Saturday, November 19th @ 9pm EST to link up and join us.
Happy Scrappin'!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up Solid Cardstock:  Close To Cocoa, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla
Patterened Paper - from Little Yellow Bicycle - Hello Fall
Most embellies - from Little Yellow Bicycle - Hello Fall
Cricut Cartridge - Story Book for the Title

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Paper Lovin' Gals Ch. # 5 - Photo Inspiration (Thanks Card)

Hello and Happy Thursday!  It's time for Paper Lovin' Gals ch. # 5!!  What do you see in the above photo?? Would love to see you join us by creating any type of project (Layout, Card, Quilt, Painting).. whatever you desire... based on the above photo for inspiration!!
Here's mine...
As you can see... I pretty much used the photo for everything minus the word "Love."  I needed another Thank you Card... so I improvised. 
You must check out what the other talented Design Team Members created for you.  Lots of "Love" in the air!!  If you see something you like... leave them some "Bloggy Love."  I know they would appreciate it.

So... come on out and join us!  You have until Tuesday, November 15th at 8pm PST to link up your entry HERE.
Your chance to be chosen as our "Winner" or 1 of  2 "Honorable Mentions" for the week.
Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch #63 - Use SEPIA... inpsired by Frosted Designs Sketch 27 - "

Hello Hello and Hello!  Well here in the U.S... .our "Daylight Savings Time" has ended... so we all gained another HOUR on the clock last night.  How did you all use your extra hour??  I watched a movie with Hubby and slept a bit longer.  Heaven!!
I'm excited to share with you my layout for the start of the next LASTING MEMORIES LAYOUT Challenge #63.  Our challenge this week is to use SEPIA photos and Earth Tone colors!!  I was very excited to do this challenge... for Sepia photos is just not something I would automatically think up.  Thus the "Challenge" got my wheels turning and I am happy with the result.
This is my Hubby and I on one of our "Weekend Get-Aways" in March of 2010. (Although I accidentally dated it 2009 on my layout... oops.)   We have some silly photos from our long walk/hike on this beach that day... but I used a few more subtle/serious ones.  It's kind of funny how adults can act when the kids are not hanging at your feet.  It reminds us that we are still kids too!  My layout is using mostly the "Beau Chateux" collection from Stampin' Up.  I love the color combo.  I am also very proud of my "Cluster" in the bottom right corner.  I don't do clusters very often and was finding all kinds of fun things to add!!
I was also very inspired by this week's sketch from Frosted Designs!  So thus entering in their challenge.   

I hope you get excited as I was to show us what you can do with some SEPIA photos & some earth tones!!  Link up your entry at Lasting Memories Ch#63 by Saturday, November 12th @ 9pm EST.  You have a chance to be "FEATURED" throughout the week or a part of our "TOP 3."  I hope you will find some time to join us!!

Thank so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paper Lovin' Gals Challenge #4 meets Mojo Monday 213!!

It's time for Paper Lovin' Gals Challenge # 4.  I can't believe we are onto challenge #4 already!  Crazy!!  So what do you see in the above photo??  The patterns, colors, silhouette, the wood grain???  There is a lot going on with the picture and I would love to see what YOU see!  Join us this week for PLG #4

Here is what I created...

I think I saw a little of everything from the photo.  This was my first attempt at a fan-fold flower without using any kind of scorer.  Just my fingers.  It worked and I am happy.  :-)  And as you can see, the colors, patterns, wood grain all jumped out at me.  This is one of a few Thank You cards that I need to make for my Hubby's work.  They all gave him quite the "Send-Off" last week for his last day.  He is now in a new position (same company)... and I think he is missed at his old one.  That is a good thing!  Everyone did LOTS of sweet things for him... so I am turning into a card making fool this week.

I also used the Sketch from MOJO Monday #213 this week to help me lay this all out.  Gotta love their sketches.  I chose the square option.

Come on over to Paper Lovin' Gals for challenge # 4!!  We have a few new DT members to introduce to you as well!  Sooo much inspiration over there!  You will surely not be disappointed! You need to link up your creation by Tuesday, November 8th at 8pm PST.

We will choose a Gal Pal (Grand Prize) and 2 Honorable Mentions each week and award badges for your blogs.  Every now and then we will have PRIZES too!  So what do you have to lose?  You can't win if you don't play.  :-) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get to craft some this week!!