Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lasting Memories Ch. # 71 - "Happy New Year"

Well we are well into the New Year for 2012... and we are well into our challenges over at Lasting Memories!!  For this week's challenge LMCB # 71... it's all about something to do with the NEW YEAR.  How did you celebrate New Year's Eve??  How did you wind down on New Year's Day?  What are your New Year's Resolutions?  Goals?  Wishes?  Show us what the NEW YEAR means to you and link up your scrap layout HERE by Saturday, January 21st @ 9pm EST.  Ohhh... and we are being sponsored by Haven this week with a  wonderful prize pack!!  So.. definitely wise of you to play with us!!

Here is my layout for "Ringing in the New Year for 2012"...
I really gotta stop taking my photos at night.. .because I don't quite get the right lighting... but this is the best I could get... and I will show some close-ups as well.
We spent another New Year's Eve at home... with dinner, a movie, games, fireworks and a slumber party!!  And we can't forget the all important PARTY FAVOR NOISE MAKER!!  Oh my gosh... my Husband and I had to finally throw those things away.. because the kids would not stop blowing them.  Talk about a headache!!!  So I had to highlight the infamous noisemaker on my layout!!  I am proud for what I came up with.  The base is a Cricut Cut  from "Sweet Treats"... and then I added curling ribbon for the frilly ends!  I was proud of myself for thinking that one up!!  :-)

And then topped it off with a Clock/Hat embellie from the "Celebrate with flourish" cartridge... and just simply a close-up of  the journaling.

Hope you come play with us at this week!!  Lots of new changes over at Lasting Memories with something for you to see every day!!  Featured Layouts, Tips and Tutorials, Featured Artists.... and now even an Inspirational sketch to get your MOJO flowing.  Come See!!

I am also entering my layout  at the newest Getting Scrappy Challenge - "Anything Goes."  Amanda and her NEW DT provide 2 challenges per month.. .and I think I have attempted to play with them at least once per month.  Always love their challenges.

And then I found a new sketch blog (Well new to me) called Twisted Sketches 134 where I used the below sketch and incorporated the twist of "NEW" on my layout.  Wish me luck... this challenge runs all month.

And finally...Paper Cutz Ch. # 120 is having a challenge that has to do with anything for the New Year.  Well I would say... my layout shows exactly that.  :-)  You have until January 20th for this one.

Okay my friends... that's all I have for you.  So glad you stopped by to check out my creation!
Happy Scrappin' week to you!!  (Although I will be back with more posts)

Supplies Used:
Cricut Lite - Celebrate with Flourish (Hat/Clock)
Cricut Cart - Sweet Treats (Party Favor Base)
Cricut Cart - Boys will be Boys ("NEW")
Stampin Up - Celebrations DSP, Celebrations Quick Accents, Basic Rhinestones, Cardstock of Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Martha Stewart - Essentials Paper Pad - (shiny Red paper for party favor and word New)


Michelle said...

Yay! It's so great to see you over at Getting Scrappy! I LOVE how you used the curly ribbon on your LO! I seriously have to try that one day, and the more cuts I see from Celebrate with a Flourish the more I want it! You rocked this challenge at Lasting Memories! And everywhere! LOL!
Michelle GSDT & LMDT

TeenaBugg38 said...

OHHHHHH how cute Michele!! I love that very cool! I think your photos look fine :) And I really LOVEEE your take on the! Fun! Fun!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is FAB!!!! Loving the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the way you used the curly ribbon!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Connie said...

Great layout! You captured the party atmosphere well with the colors and embellishments.

Suzanne said...

What a great fun family evening and layout. Love the curly ribbon for the noise maker. So smart!!!! Also like the clock. Looks like everyone had a blast!

Amy said...

Michele, this is an AWESOME layout!! LOVE the curling ribbon (GREAT idea!!) and I LOVE how everything really POPS off the black background!! You definitely came up with a very inspiring layout!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your Lasting Memories Talent!! :)

Your LMDT Sister,
Amy :) at

Karen Wilson said...

I LOVE your noise maker!! How cool and creative!! Great choice with the black background to. Like Amy said, it makes everything pop. Looks like you guys had a FAB night!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a fun LO! I love the ribbon curls coming out of the party horn! And the colors are so much fun too! Thanks for joining us at Getting Scrappy!

Elizabeth said...

Loved the curly ribbon idea!!!!! Great layout! Check out
That program has been wonderful in correcting my photo lighting errors. You can do a lot of other fun things with the program too. Some of it is free, but the other part is a nominal cost-well worth it in my opinion:)

Elizabeth LMDT

Kimberly said...

hey Michele you can almost hear the horns blowin!!! what a great page you did

glassgraffitix2 said...

Looks like you had a blast! The colors you chose really showcase your LO!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Hi Michele! It looks like you had great fun for New Years! Love your LO!

Stacia said...

Love this page! Those curly cues are so cute!!! What a great idea....

Amanda said...

Hey Michele, I was so happy to see your super fun layout!! I just loev the creative way you used the curling ribbon on you party blower.. I'm so glad you joined us a Getting Scrappy Challenge and I hope you will join us again this week..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda :0)