Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lasting Memories Layout Challenge # 74 "Going Digital" and LM's first Blog Hop!!

Welcome to our first hop of 2012 at Lasting Memories!!  I, (Michele) am the FIRST STOP... so welcome!!  If you would like to check out all of the details of our hop first, just click HERE to start at Lasting Memories! Please be sure to read through because this week we have a lot going on! We're being sponsored by Digi Darla which is PERFECT since this weeks challenge is "DIGITAL"!! 

For my layout today, I used Digi Darla's "TIMMY TURTLE" 
Here is what I created...  My daughter was very excited and anxious to go outside in the rain to test out her new umbrella and rain boots.  When to her surprise, the rain stopped and the sun came out.  So Daddy "Made Rain" with the garden hose and she thought that was pretty cool and I thought "How Silly"... so the camera came out. (Me inside from the living room window)  :-)

And a Close-up of Mr. Timmy Turtle... I colored him to match my daughter's umbrella and clothing.

And another close-up of embellies and fun papers.

And a final pic... I outlined the cloud, raindrops and alpha letters for more depth.

This is my VERY FIRST stab anything digital other than my photos.  If I can do it, YOU can too!!  It was very fun!!  I also followed the "Inspirational Sketch" from Lasting Memories for my layout this week.  You can see the details at the very end of this post.

And... I am also joining the gals at SCRAPFIT for their  Workout # 61 "Blank Canvas"... where you must start your layout with a piece of WHITE card stock and see where it takes you.

Supplies Used:
Echo Park - Springtime Collection
Stampin' Up - Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo Card stock.
 INK:  Barely Banana, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Gable Green, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade   
Digi Darla - "Timmy Turtle"    
Random Alpha Letters - Don't know Brand                              

Now it's time to hop onto ELIZABETH for more inspiration!! Oh and one more thing!! We're also including our friends from Digi Darla's DT in our blog hop and we'll finish up at Digi Darla's Designs where you can view her newest releases and more!! Once you've had a look around, leave Digi Darla a comment and let her know which image is your fav for your chance to win 5 of her images!!! 

How's that for a busy funfilled week!!! Be sure to join us and show us your digital creations for a chance to win. All the details can be found at Lasting Memories .. Link up your layout by Saturday, February 11th at 9pm EST.. Here's your master list in case you get lost .. happy hopping!!!

LASTING MEMORIES DT

Michele (YOU ARE HERE)
Elizabeth (NEXT STOP)


DIGI DARLA'S DT
And Our Friends from Digi Darla's are doing ANYTHING digital - doesn't have to be a layout!!


Thank you for hopping with us and be sure to come back and play a long with us!!! Here's a sketch from Heather at Scrappy Sketches for inspiration as well - REMINDER: sketch is OPTIONAL - only layouts following our challenge are eligible for giveaways.


29 comments:

Stacia said...

This layout is super fun Michele!! What a great color combination and I love the title treatment!!
~Stacia - LMDT

Stacia said...

OH.....I've also passed a Liebster Award on to you...Check out the post on my blog :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is soooooooooooo sweet! I love that Daddy did that!! I loveeeeeeee the photos and that little turtle is ADORABLE! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jennasa~findtimetocreate.blogspot.com said...

I love this layout and the digi you colored is awesome!
Jennasa-LMDT

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

So very cute! I love that little turtle digi. What a sweet thing for daddy to do and I think you were very smart to stay inside.

Beckie said...

Stunning Lo. LOve how you incorporated the digi!

Be blessed, Beckie

Kimberly said...

beautiful LO - love all the colours and the embellishments!!!

Karen Wilson said...

Hey michele! This is AWESOME girl! I LOVE that image and can't wait to play with it. You ROCKED this challenge and you wouldn't know it's your first digi attempt. I love that you matched their umbrella's!!

(psssst - Darla has lots more of those images, aren't they darling??)

craftin-dawn said...

Awsome!! Great layout!! Love the Rain theme!! timmy turtle is sooo cute!!

Scrappin Mama said...

Love the Layout it is so Awesome!!! Timmy Turtle is so cute!! I love the image....

glassgraffitix2 said...

I love how you colored your digi can't believe this is your 1st stab bc you did such an AWESOME JOB!

Edwina said...

Aaaah! Just too cute! I think it is wonderful that daddy make rain for your daughter. The layout is precious! I love the word rain in different colors. Timmy Turtle is so cute. I just love Digi Darla's images. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

Haven_mom4 said...

Great take on the sketch and I'm sure timmy won't mind the girly colors, because helooks so cute

Elizabeth said...

I love this layout! It is just darling! I am envious you had "Rain pics" I so love that turtle!
Elizabeth LMDT

scrappyhappymom said...

This is just way too cute! Awesome layout! Thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT!

Digi Darla said...

What a great job! Love this layout and what a perfect digi for this....you colored it very,very well! Love the raindrops and butterflies! Great story!
Love it!

Sheila said...

Adorable layout, and how sweet to make rain! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

Staying Crafty said...

What a super FUN layout!

Katrina said...

Hi Michele!!! You have won the new Exit Here collection from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker!!!! Please email me your mailing address at:

cardipaws@sbcglobal.net

Congrats!!!! Katrina

Missy Whidden said...

Awwww!!! This is so cute! That turtle is PERFECT for those photos!! I just love it all :) Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!!

Michelle said...

Michele! This is sooo cute! what fun pictures and that turtle worked perfectly! Not too bad for our first ever digi challenge ;)

Michelle LMDT

Amy said...

Michele, what a FUN layout!! I love, love, LOVE that they "made rain"!! TOO CUTE!! So many fun elements on your page (especially Timmy Turtle - love him!) -- you NAILED this challenge!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your Digital talent at Lasting Memories this week!! It was so fun hopping with you!! :)

Your Lasting Memories DT Sister,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Carol said...

Fab layout Michelle, what fun for your little girl. Carol x

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

WOW - such a fab LO! Love the raindrops and floating butterflies. Your color work is just amazing!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Lisa Watson said...

Such a fun layout! Love the turtle and the big raincloud!! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapfit!!

Marg said...

awww ... Timmie is adorable and so is your page!

Steffanie said...

This is adorable! Love the custom colored turtle and the cloud and raindrops! Thanks for playing with us at ScrapFIT!

marla said...

Great layout and I love the idea of adding digital images to scrapbook layouts!!

marla said...

Great layout and I love the idea of adding digital images to scrapbook layouts!!