I thought I would share another "Winter" layout that I did. Unlike the last layout, this is done in very warm and non-typical winter colours... but I think the contrast is neat! It makes winter seem a little less cold and gloomy!
What have you been inspired with throughout the winter months?? Link those layouts over at Lasting Memories!
What is more wintery than shoveling off roofs and going to Ice festivals?? Nothing!
Again I used my favourite paper pack from Creative Memories, "Make A Wish!" I also used Creative Memories snowman and snowflake stickers, and of course my lovely cricut to cut out the title for this lovely winter themed page!! What do you think when someone says "winter?" Link your layouts over at Lasting Memories and check out what the Design Team came up with!
This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is to create a layout Christmas inspiration. These pictures are from last year at my parents house in Tumbler Ridge. I love these pictures... because you can see all the boys working in the kitchen! :) I did this layout in typical cold colours to depict winter...I used the awesome "Make a Wish" paper pack from Creative Memories... love it!
What does Christmas Inspiration mean to you??? Link your layout at Lasting Memories so we can all see!
I couldn't rest with only having shown you ONE layout using my cricut... so here are some more I have been pumping out!!
This first layout is some more pictures from our Saskatchewan trip this summer. I just love the layered effect of the cricut letters...
This next one might be my new favourite layout! I love how 'uderwatery' and blue it is! I had some 'water' paper that worked perfect for this! And the "Life's A Beach" cricut font was obviously perfect! What a fun day! We enjoyed the float so much we did it twice that day!
This last layout is pictures from when Hubby's cousin got engaged. We were comissioned to secretly take picture from afar... very fun!
I used the "Storybook" cartridge to cut out the 'bubble' (what are those things called again??) and then cut out arouns the cut out, to make another 'outline'. I also used the 'Storybook' cartridge to cut out the saying "A Wish Came True". I think this page suits the event quite well! Congrats Jen & Jaime!
What have you scrapped lately using a cricut, or any other cutting machine?? Link your layouts at Lasting Memories... but hurry! You only have until this Saturday to link your "Cricut" layouts!
This week's callenge at Lasting Memories was to use your cricut...oh my gosh! How could I choose between all of the layouts I have done lately using my cricut!! I use it on almost every page, and I love tham all!
My husband took these gorgeous sunset pictures while he was out at work in late June. I wanted to feature them on a page, but I didn't want to take away from the natural beauty of the pictures. I finally decided on this super simple layout...
This particular font is called "Caligraphy"...wow! Stunning! I used a swirly thing from the "Storybook" cartridge...another of my favourites!
Simple, clean, breathtaking. What more can you ask for in a layout?
What have you made with your cricut (or any other custom cutting systems)?? Let us see your creations by linking your layouts over at Lasting Memories!!
I absolutely LOVE how this layout turned out!! This is the cover page for my second 2010 album. This year I decided to put a calendar page into my scrapbook for each month. I still need to fill in the events on this one...
I punched out each individual square with my Creative Memories one inch square punch in matching Creative Memories Leaf paper. I then Chalked around EACH square. What a great rustic/autumn look!! I then stuck all of the squares together and vuala, a beautiful, custom calendar page with a nice fall look!
I LOVE the look of the chalking around the adges of the paper!
It is just that easy to createa beautiful calendar page using a simple punch! What have you punched out lately? Let us see it by linking to the Lasting Memories challenge!
My little sister-in-law turns 18 today! Holy Macaroni!! That means we have NO MORE children in our family!! YIKES!!
I made her this funky little card...
I love the buttons!!! (Thanks Karen!)
I used double sided paper I bought at Costco last year in a value pack (gotta love Costco!), and Creative Memories stickers, as well as a couple buttons I got in a little surprise package from Karen at Lasting Memories. Easy, easy, easy card... and I like how it turned out!
This week's Challenge at Lasting Memories was to "SEW" on our layouts. This is a technique I love, but rarely do. Mostly because I have limited space so I never have my sewing machine out at the same time as my scrapping. Anyway... this was a fun challenge! These are some pictures from a big family get together in Saskatchewan this summer... what a bunch of cuties!
I used and zig-zag stitch and sewed around the title words:
Down the first page as a "border":
And around a feature piece of paper with the words "cute as can be":
And there you have it... an adorable page with some very simple and fast "sewing" embelishments.
Guess where I am??? On my bi-annual SCRAPBOOKING RETREAT!!! I look forward to my fall and spring retreats all year...and this year should be amazingly-super-de-duper fun because my sister-in-law, cousin and Aunt are all coming! (Although my best-friend and partner-in-craft could not make this one because she has a new baby!). I am sure we are having a blast and getting LOTS scrapped!
Anyway... on to the challenge!
I had never even heard of a "flip flap" until I became a member of the Lasting Memories Design Team. I happened to get a promotional package from Close To My Heart in the Spring and there were these strange little picture sized page protectors that I didn't know what to do with. When Karen suggested a "flip flap" challenge I thought she was crazy...then I remembered those little things.
I AM HOOKED.
These added so much to my page, not to mention I was able to add 4 MORE pictures to my layout without it looking stuffed and overcrowded!
Want to know how they work? Read on!
During the Christmas holidays we held a surprise book-signing and book-reading to celebrate my Mother's latest novel "And the Beat Goes On." I chose to use these pictures because I had a few extra shots that I wanted to fit onto the page, but didn't seem to have room. A flip-flap was the perfect solution!
For this layout, I began by picking my pictures and colours and came up with a basic layout.
Then I chose the pictures to be used in the "flip-flaps" and layered them several times. You will need to leave one side "un-stuck" so that you can insert the flip-flap like so:
Attach your flip-flaps. You will end up with 3 pictures that take up the space of ONE on your layout!
I didn't only put pictures in the flip-flaps... I used some memorabilia and a beautiful sticker poem I found called "She Who Believes in Herself."
The toughest part about useing the flip-flaps is making sure that they will be accessible even once your page protectors are in place. Because I use Creative Memories pages, this was not very hard. They are side-loading, and therefore if you position the flip-flaps right against the edge of the page, there is no need to create a hole for them to go through.
Carefully slide your pages into the protectors, leaving the flip-flap open until the page protector is in place.
And there you have it... a great page with some extra pizzaz!
Have you ever used flip-flaps?? I'd love to see what you have come up with! Link your "Flip-Flap" layouts over at Lasting Memories...and be sure to hurry...you have until Saturday for this challenge!!