Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lmcb food beverage or guilty pleasure

hey everyone...
Lasting memories has another great challenge for you this week!!
Food, beverage or guilty pleasures!
and here is my inspiration for you...

I used my cricut for the words and cupcake - a child's year and sweet treats 
the paper is from Bella Blvd. - baby girl
if you follow me you will know that I just finished my cousin's baby book and this paper was left over from the pack I was using.  The pics are from a shower I went to a while ago and I just loved the cake!! 
Check out the cute little feet in the belly!
here are some close ups of the LO 

Of course there needs to be some stickles on the cupcake!!
and of course the challenges that inspired me -

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Zoe's book is done!!!

Hey everyone!!
So... if you follow me you know that I have been working on a book for my cousins new baby!!
Well I can't even say that she is new any more...
it took me a bit longer than I thought it would - but I love the whole book.  Below are the last four pages to the book.  You all know I love my challenges so I have put my inspiration right after each page

here we go...
I use my cricut artbooking for the giraff  and ctmh stamps
and the following inspiration for this one is
and the inspiration for this one..

what inspired me:

and the last one...
and the last one was inspired by the following challenges

Thanks for sticking around... now to finish my baby girls Cuba book!!

Pio thinking of you

Hey everyone
This week at Pile It On! we want to see "Thinking of You" projects.

Our sponsor is All Dressed Up Stamps, and they offering a prize of 2 digi stamps of the winner's choice!
I was able to play with All wrapped up - https://www.etsy.com/listing/167683666/all-wrapped-up?ref=shop_home_active_3. (Sorry working from my iPad- I will link it up later)
And some close ups

Saturday, February 22, 2014

SnD - February challenge

Good morning everyone!!
Sketch N' Die has a challenge that has been happening all month!
Today is the day for my bit of inspiration
We are being sponsored by 
which you can find here
here is the sketch for you to try out...
My goal this year is to get one Christmas card done a week - not doing that great at it but I am going to keep plugging away.
I used the following dies - die version - merry Christmas, Impression obsession - birds
and my trusty Cricut "joys of the season" for the card and the wreath
here are some different views...
and a close up of the birds, I coloured them using pencil crayons
and that other challenges that inspired me... 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Scrapping 4 fun challenge guest

hey everyone...
I am such a lucky lady to have been asked to Guest Design for Scrapping 4 Fun challenges!!
Their challenge right now is to use a monogram!  At first I was like... arghh how will I do that??
but then... this popped into my head
What do you think?  The one is my large monogram - not really a letter but I am sure it fits the bill
My Lo is of my baby and her friend getting ready to board the plane to Cuba!
I was so nervous about two girls going on their own... but they have to grow up some time

I really like how the page turned out here is a close up..

and of course it wouldn't be me with out the other challenges that inspired me!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

another page for Zoe

So I have been a busy bee... trying to get this book completed for Zoe 
I have't met her yet... but I am sure to meet her soon in the spring when the weather is a bit better.
Here is another page... I really like the way this one came out.. thanks again for the inspiration from all the challenges I follow!! (noted below)
the sketch was from page maps of course I had to tweak it a bit as I am working an 8x8 book
the paper I used is from Bella blvd. baby girl - trying to keep it consistent through out the book 
I also used the stamps from CTMH laughing lola card making kit (retired) and wild wonders which you can find here.  The inks are retired but I am trying to use them up (baby pink and citrus leaf) I also used ranger perfect medium for the water mark.  The dew drops are from robins nest silver bell
here is some close ups

and the challenges that inspired me

Valentine thank you

Hey everyone...
with Valentine's now over I am going to focus on St. Patty's day and Easter but I still had some scraps from Valentine Cards that I made... so what to make..
here is what I came up with of course with inspiration from the challenges noted below
I used my Cricut 'Artbooking' for the background layers and the doily - you can get that here
the thin die cuts are from memory box-  thank you script and precious stars
here are some close ups of my card
and the challenges that inspired me...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lmcb all you need is love (and friends)

Hey everyone!  This weekend is family weekend
My dad is coming by today so I will have a whole day tomorrow to get in some scrappy time!!  Yeah!
This week at lasting memories we have a new challenge for you ...
Love is in the air- use the word love on your layout along with some wings 
( cupid, angle, bird...)
and here is my bit of inspiration for you!
My daughter and her friend when to Cuba so I have been slowly putting together a book for her
The trip came after a big break up of hers... so originally I was going to cross off the love and then put in 
friends but I re-though it and you also love your friends!
and some close ups!
I fussy cut around the sentiment as i wanted it in the middle of the two pages but then It left the right side with a blank white space... so I got out my markers and made the other side to the flower!
Almost a colour match but not quiet
and of course it wouldn't be me with out sharing the challenges that inspired me:
frosted designs - love is... (of course your friends)
craft hoarders - your style (love all sketches) but I am a CAS girl
my hoarding items... the letter stickers - I have been itching to use those up (over 5 years old - lol)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy valentines day!

Happy Valentines!!!
ok... so I am a day late... but I really wanted to get a card posted yesterday!!
there are so many great challenges out there that I had to do something for Valentines... even though I don't have a husband - maybe my daughter would like this one.
Anyhoo... here is the card
eveything is close to my heart and the cut outs are from artbooking or artiste

and of course all the challenges that continue to inspire me to create

Sunday, February 9, 2014

LMCB - Pink or red

So... I am addicted to the Olympics... always have been,  hate watching regular sports on TV but for some reason the Olympics call to me!!  They are all so talented and the sports are so unique.
so far Canada is doing pretty good!!

Anyhow back to craftygoodness!!
Lasting Memories has a new challenge for all you scrapbookers out there!

It's a COLOR challenge..LMCB# 177
Use PINKS and REDS... 
allowed with white, black or kraft in the background.

and here is my LO for inspiration...
I used a bunch of challenges for inspiration and I also used ScapMuch?! February kit My mind's eye paper and left over hearts were cut from my cricut (artooking)for a card that I am in the process of making. 
the journaling reads.. Sarah you have always been loved!  You will continue to be loved everyday...
Love you more than anything that's impossible I said it first!
(a saying my daughter and I had when she was little)

challenges that inspired me...
red carpet studios - love actually 
simon says - have a heart
cut it up  - valentines
bitten by the bug - valentine heart
my minds eye - all you need is love 
simon says - love notes
love to scrap - who loves ya baby
crafty sentiments - love is in the air
scraptastic club - quote (in the journal)
the paper girls - love your love
Fantabulous cricut - seeing red
more than favors - valentines
scrapping everyday miracles - love is in the air
stuck?! - sketch

PIO - stripes and or dots

Good morning everyone..
It is starting to snow here again - arghh... seriously think that this is the most snow we have ever had!!  Well always a good day to be in craftin! 
This week at Pile it on we have a design team call!  you should come on by if you love to use challenges as your inspiration like I do!  We also have a new challenge for you... Stripes and or dots!  We are sponsored by StitchyBear's Digi Outlet features many wonderful digi artists, and every month a special artist collaboration is available for a discounted price. Join their Design Team at the One Stitch at a Time challenge blog, and the SBDS News blog.
I used baby bug set in my card below... isn't she adorable!!
and of course the challenges that inspired me..
corrosive challenge - feel the love
creative corner - seeing red
stamping sensations - wings, fantasy and fiction 
card making mamas - sparkle
stitchy bear - with love
Penny black - sparkle
totally paper crafts - hey cutie
fairy tale - more than two colours
top tip tuesday - girly
the craft place - love 
sketch and stash - sketch 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Change is good!

This is for lasting memories challenge blog - 

Time for change .. in a GOOD way!


Hi everyone!! Well, we have been throwing some ideas around on how we can make LM just a little bit better for you, our readers. Some changes that are taking effective immediately are:

LM will now host our regular weekly challenges, but you have the ENTIRE month to enter! What does this mean?? As we go live with each challenge, the linky with that challenge will close the last Friday of the month, for example: Feb 2-28, 9-28, 16-28 and 23-28

The challenge month will now close the last Friday of the month at 6pm EST .. why? Because we need time to count up the entries for a monthly grand prize! Enter each challenge and get 4 chances to win! One entry per challenge please .. enter 2, you have to chances etc. AND we have another announcement! Months end will now have a grand prize AND we'll be choosing a GDT to join us for the following month!

Find our upcoming challenges for  the entire month on the right sidebar!

Check out the left sidebar! Find us on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! We're everywhere now! (just have to add our FB link to the sidebar)

Keep an eye out for upcoming blog hops!

We are also looking for sponsors, so if you'd like to sponsor us, please email us! We'd love to hear from you!

Watch for your entry to pop up on our Social Media sites!! If you'd rather them not be put on social media sites, PLEASE leave us a comment here when you link up (very important!)

So there you have it! Lots of awesome stuff going on at LM! Instead of one day of DT Monday Mojo, we'll be showcasing layouts every day!! We're excited about our changes and we hope you are too!!

Our first challenge is up and running - get your scrappy on!! Have a great week!!!
Karen and the LM DT

snow fun with kraftin kimmie

hey everyone
another challenge for kraftin kimmie challenge blog 
this one is for winter - arghhh silly rodent scared of his shadow - arghh - now more winter!
any how here is a card I made with Kraftin Kimmie stamps - I dont think I have even had a chance to use it... I know I have played around with it but not on a card.. so pretty!  And of course the ohter challenges that inspired me are listed below

the challenges that inspired me:
the paper shelter - all wrapped up 
hobby cutz - for a lady 
kraftin kimmie - celebrate winter