Sunday, February 18, 2018

LM 383 - Color Me Happy - Green/Yellow

This month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge, we have color challenges this month.  Here's our colors for this week. It's all about the greens/yellows!

These photos are from St. Patrick's Day last year.  We went to the bar where I bartend a couple nights per week.  So much fun!

Paper and embellishments by Echo Park St Pattys Day Mini Theme

Monday, February 5, 2018

February Stick it Down Challenge

Here's our sketch from Stick it Down for February:

This month, I was given some flower ephemera from Cheeky Studio to use on my page.

I loved the flowers from Cheeky Studio.  They reminded me of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection, Bohemian Dream.  Don't they match perfectly?

I used photos from my friend's 30th birthday party.  Some of the photos were really dark, so when I photographed the completed layout, they aren't perfect. 

Patterned Papers by Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dreams
Flower ephemera by Cheeky Studios
Butterfly, shine bright and HAPPY letters from CVS Bohemian Dreams Chipboard
Purple Letter Stickers by Thickers

Sunday, February 4, 2018

LM 381 - Color Me Happy - Reds/Pinks

This month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge, we have color challenges this month.  Here's our colors for this week. It's all about the reds/pinks!

Mike's cousin got married a couple years ago and we traveled to Ohio for the wedding.  The invitations and bridesmaids dresses were red.  Their flowers were red roses, so this collection from Carta Bella.  I have had it for a couple years and don't remember what it is called.

All paper, embellishments and letters by Carta Bella

Sunday, January 28, 2018

LM 380 - Color Me Happy - Blues

This month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge, we have color challenges this month.  Here's our colors for this week. It's all about the blues!

Last May, my BFF Lauren (who lives in Los Angeles) was on a business trip in NYC.  Our third BFF, Dara, works at a hospital in NYC, so the 3 of us were able to meet up for dinner.  I stayed in Lauren's hotel room that night and the next morning we had brunch and then she flew home.  

Since I had taken the day off of work, I decided to hang out in the big apple for the day.  I have been wanting to go to the 9-11 Museum, so I took the subway and walked through the museum.  I am glad I did it alone, so that I could go at my own pace.  It was incredibly moving and I think they did an incredible job with the museum.  I  highly recommend checking it out.

I loved this buildings paper from Carta Bella's Metropolitan Girl collection.  I struggle to use papers with big scenes on them.  I am really happy with how this one came out.

Here's the layout I created:

Navy & baby blue patterned papers by CTMH
City papers by Carta Bella Metropolitan Girl
NYC Stickers by Jolees
Globe Sticker by Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
Thickers Black Foam Letters

Monday, January 8, 2018

January Stick it Down Challenge

I can't believe it's January already!  The holidays went fast!  Here's this month's sketch at Stick it Down:

I'm not quite ready to be done scrapbooking the holidays just yet.  In fact, I end up scrapping Christmas all year long, since they are my favorite pages to scrap.  I don't do a December Daily.  I prefer 12x12 size and I don't do something Christmas related every day.  I create an album for each year (chronological) and about half of it ends up being Christmas.

Every year, I host an ugly sweater party at the bar where I work.  This year, I dressed up as a snow woman with a white tutu.  It was really fun!  I love the photo of my parents and I on the left page.

Paper and embellishments by Carta Bella Cabin Fever Collection
Echo Park Enamel Dots
We R Memory Keepers Mini Letter Punch Board
Green Glitter Thickers
White Heidi Shine Spray
Coconut Gelato
Recollections Christmas Noel Mini Stickers (below) - aren't they the cutest?  They matched this Carta Bella collection perfectly.  You will see some of these stickers throughout the layout.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

LM 377 - Word Play - Love

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "word play."  There will be a word each week to use somewhere on your layout.  This week's word is "love."  (You can use love, lovely, loving etc).

I created this page as the title page for my 2017 album.  I absolutely love this photo of my husband and I at a friend's wedding.  We were both wearing burgundy and matched perfectly.  Since I used the color photo on the wedding page, I decided to make it black and white for the title page.  I am really thrilled with how this turned out.

Most of this is from the Hip Kit Club (last spring)
Papers and embellishments from Crate Paper Oasis and Chasing Dreams Collections

Monday, January 1, 2018

Favorite Layouts of 2017

I have looked back over some of the layouts that I created this year.  Here's my favorites in no particular order.  I love Christmas, and I have more xmas layouts in my album each year than anything else, so it's no surprise that many of these are Christmas layouts.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

LM 376 - Word Play - Happy

Happy New Year!  This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "word play."  There will be a word each week to use somewhere on your layout.  This week's word is "happy."  (You can use happy, happiness, happiest etc).

I decided to create a layout for my Dad's birthday.  He was 64 in November.  We went out to dinner at a local restaurant and then went to see Murder on the Orient Express.  He loved the original movie and was so excited for this re-make.

All paper and embellishments are from the Carta Bella Traditions Collection.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Home for the Holidays

I've had a little bit of time to scrap this week.  I was inspired by this layout by Rachel O'Neal for the Paper Issues blog.  Isn't it adorable?

I decided to make a 2 page scene.  I sketched out what I wanted.  Please excuse my poor drawing skills, LOL.

This is what I ended up with.  I used photos of my house in the snow and some of my Christmas decorations.  I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!

I am entering the Paper Issues challenge on Facebook.  I used white, snowflakes, layers, stickers and ink.

White Cardstock by Stampin Up
Patterned Paper by Crate Paper Falala
Stickers, enamel shapes & Chipboard by Crate Paper Falala
Green tree stickers by October Afternoon Under the Tree Collection

Sunday, December 17, 2017

LM 375 - December Holidays/Traditions - More than 2 photos

This month, our theme is December Holidays and Traditions.  Our challenge is to use more than 2 photos on your layout.  This is a two week challenge.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

These photos are from Christmas 2016.  We were all opening presents at my brother's house.  For my parents and nephew, we bought them tickets to a show, so they are holding up the papers that say where they are going.  We took my nephew to a Flyers game, my dad to a comedy show at Helium Comedy Club, and my mom to a QVC studio tour.  

My mom had a siamese cat, who passed away right after Christmas.  I got her a cute doorstop.  My sister in law has a westie, so I got her a light up westie in a Santa suit.  My brother wrapped my husband's gift in princess paper - hilarious!

Paper & Stickers - Close to my Heart Yuletide