Sunday, June 30, 2013

LMCB - Special Celebration Challenge

Hey everyone...
I am a bit behind schedule this week as well as my post didn't go live last week.  I was in Alberta for the week visiting my best friend - there as been some flooding in Alberta and a town is completely evacuated.  We needed to change our plans around a bit and didn't get to go up into the Kootenay area but I did get to see Jasper.  Personally I prefer Banff over Jasper area even the hot springs are better. 
here is a pic of what we woke up to 
 and me an my bestie :)

 Anyhoo... enough about my trip.. Lasting memories has a new challenge this week 
"Special Celebration"
and what is more special then Christmas?
this Lo is using pics from 1998 - wow so long ago
the pics include my ex-boyfriend and his family but you have to scrap even the old pics - it was a part of my life :)
below is some close ups - products are all CTMH and cricut 

Other challenges that inspired me..
artistic inspirations - fur/feather (my bird is feather)
Heart 2 Heart - colour me happy 
love to scrap - no cards
creative craft challenges - a stitch in time
Simon says - ATG

Sunday, June 23, 2013

LMCB - Things with wings Challenge

Good morning everyone... 
Lasting memories has a new challenge this week 
"things with wings"
here is my inspiration...
a very CAS page with beautiful ribbon and i love that butterfly
here are some close ups..

and the challenges that also inspired me...


Hey everyone!!
Pile it on has another great challenge for you today... Vintage/Shabby... now that really is a challenge for me because it isn't my style - be honest... let me know how i did.  move vintage then shabby?? no??
The prize this week is choice of $4 Digi from A day for daisies - love those stamps.  My large toadstool is actually a freebie that they have going on.  
I love how it turned out... coloured with my copic
the little fairy pops up on the card for a 3D effect.

and it wouldn't be a pile it on with out the challenges:

ladybug crafts ink - flowers and ribbon
DRS - designs - the great outdoors
tuesday throw down - fantasy
feeling sketchy - sketch

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

YNS - challenge beach scene

hey everyone...

I love your next stamps!!  and now they have a challenge blog here- yeah me... challenges great stamps you know i am there!!!
here is my card using the sketch and the photo inspiration
the sketch...
and some close up shots  
the beach ball was cut using my cricut - simply charmed 

and challenges that inspired me
your next stamp - sketch
crafty sentiments - fun in the sun
loves rubber stamps - summer theme
scrappy moms stamps - summer time
die cutting divas - refreshing summer
paper pretties - summer fun

Sunday, June 16, 2013

SK8R boy

So if you follow my blog you will know that I am a challenge junkie.. lol - I think there should be a group for us!!  anyhow has a sketch challenge on the go and Stamping Bella has a Summer theme on the go... plus there is a ton of guy challenges out there right now.. so to combine them I made the below LO... for the details on the challenges I find inspiring please look below... 
here is my LO 
 love that close up shot...  he is going to kill me.. lol 
love my Stamping Bellla Stamps - not just for cards!!

i did double mating on this one and used my cricut to cut the letters and gears
all found on the artiste what would i do with out that cartridge now????

Tip - I cut my gears and them used the halfs - noone would notice that the other half is missing under the photo... just a quick tip to save on your papers.

and as promised challenges that inspired me...

crafting when we can - mad for markers
craft your passion - father's day/masculine
tuesday throwdown - your the man
papertake - hello boys
top tip tuesday - masculine (with tip 
the crafters cafe - for a male
crafting for all seasons - one for the guys
inky impressions - for a guy
simply create too - for a male
the crafting cafe - here comes the boys
jelly park challenge - masculine theme
little claires - male theme
crafting by designs - atg with a twist
the sisterhood of craftes - all about the boys
crafty sentiments - project for a male
get inky - creations for boys or men
cutie pie challenge - one for the kids
loves rubber stamps - masculine theme
melonheadz friends - die cuts
kaboodle doodles - for your fav. guy

LMCB- tell me a story challenge

Hey everyone 
Lasting memories has another great challenge for you this week "Tell me a story"  which should be any way you interpret it... here is my story and inspiration for you...  
the pics are of me at 3 (little brownish one) and the other pic is of my baby girl at 3.  Both of us feeding the chippies (chipmunks) at the cottage.  
so cute!!!
here is a close up of the photos
the papers are close to my heart -clementine paper pack

and the challenges that inspired me
corrosive challenge - animal antics
crafts and me - vintage
delicious doodles challenge - all creatures great and small
little red wagon - three or more pattern papers
love to create challenge - vintage diva
victorine stamps - in the garden with animals
pause dream enjoy - lo or calendar

Sunday, June 9, 2013

sea world visit in 1987

hey everyone...
i have been playing around in my craft room - now this isn't' my favorite lo but maybe its the pics that don't make me go... awhhh.... they are super old photos from over 20+ years ago.  i have been holding on to them, no idea why other than i hate to throw out photos because you never know!!  lol 
anyhoo i finally scrapped them...
and some close ups 
products used 
Simple stories summer fresh papers

and the challenges that inspired me to get those photos scrapped!!

my creative moments - summertime
dutch dare card challenge - summers coming
crafts and me challenges - something old
brown sugar - fabric or felt
craftying by designs - atg with a summer fun twist
stamp and create - summer fun

LMCB - Opposites Attract

good morning everyone!!
today looks to be a promising day of beautiful weather - I have my work picnic to go to so I am hoping that the sun will stay out :)
Welcome to another challenge at Lasting memories!  Seriously with out this challenge group I don't think I would have been able to scrap as many photos as I have over the past year!  Such a great team to work with - LOVE them all!!  
Any hoo... enough sappiness - we have a new challenge for you this week 
Opposites Attract
and we are being sponsored by... Karen who was able to do a review for
and she is able to give a way an on-line video class - so cool!!!!!
make sure you save some time to get this challenge done for a chance to win!!!!
here is my inspiration..
My two babies... a black poodle (which is hard to see in the photos) and my white princess kitty 
both are snuggling on the couch together.
they are the best of friends
totally opposites!!!  cat/dog - black/white plus i tried to use papers that were also opposites
and some close ups of the LO - i tried to get a better photo of my puppy (she is 14 not really a puppy)

below I tried to get a close of of the sparkles on the letter...
it didn't' show up that well - better light next time??

I was also inspired from the following challenges:
cute card thrusday - ebony and ivory
crafty sentiments designs - black and white with one other colour
June page maps sketch challenge - sketch

PIO - for or from a father challenge

hey everyone...
Pile it on has another great challenge for you this week
For or from a Father
we are sponsored by My heart pieces
here is my inspiration for you....
It is a match book card - plus it is the perfect size for a gift card
can you guess who will be getting this card next Sunday??
the card is made with CTMH products
paper pack - Later sk8r
tie is cut from the cricut artiste cartridge
Pocket - Rugged Dude 
some close ups of the card and its folds below
and the little card pulls out for a special note

some close ups of the tie, epoxy bubbles and embossed star

I am really happy with the way it turned out and I hope my dad likes it...
Also if you are coming to my class on monday night you will be making one as well :)
Of course it wouldn't be a pile it on challenge with out piling on the challenges!!!

Challenges entered:
melonheadz friends - father's day
love to scrap - rockin rubbah
love to create - father's day or special guy
abc - masculine card
tammy's scrapping corner - atg with texture
the crafting cafe - here comes the boys 
rose blossom garden - father's day key on artiste
lady bug crafts - for the men in your life
crafty musketeers - stamped image
milk and coffee- male inspired
crafty creations - one for the boys
creative belli blog - father's day 
paper pretties- fantastic fathers
stampin royalty - man up
perfect sentiments - father's day
the stamping chef - father's day 
by lori designs - for dad
sweet stamps - for dad
scrappy moms - father's day 
anything goes challenge - fathers day 
party time Tuesday - fathers day 
a gem of a challnge - emboss it 
little scarp pieces - fun friday 
simply create too - fathers day 
crafts 4 enternity - for the boys
crazy for challenges- father's day 
colour Q - colour