Saturday, November 22, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #99 - Reveal

Hello, everyone! Me, oh, my! The end of my week has been all about hives, teething, fevers and quite possibly, the beginning of the chicken pox! YIKES! With that in mind, revealing a brand new Let's Capture Our Memories sketch with an awesome set of designs is exactly what the doctor ordered for me! ;) This week, the LCOM girls worked with some awesome sketches by its very own Shirley Mascarina! WOO!HOO! Here is the layout sketch:



And here are the designs. Drumroll, please... ;)











Awesome layouts, eh? I seriously want to go scrapping... NOW! Hee!Hee! And here's the card sketch:


And the awesome cards by our oh, so talented cardmakers:








Christmas in in the air with these cards... which gets me thinking - I need to scrap my Christmas cards subito presto!! 

Now, I don't know about you, but I am just "itching" to get scrapping (pardon the pun regarding all the itchiness going on in my house!). If you are too (minus the itchiness in your house, I hope!), don't forget to share with us your creations! We would love to see them. When you submit your design(s) using today's sketches, you'll get a ballot for to win an awesome LCOM prize. And... if you submit your designs using sketches #96-97-98-99, you'll get a ballot for each submission. YAY!

November Prize
A $10 gift certificate to Let's Capture Our Memories!

How to Play Along:
1. Make a newly created project using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery.
2. Then leave a link to your project using the Inlinkz widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your LCOM Sketch post and not just your blog address.
3. If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword LCOM99. LCOM products are NOT required to participate, and you can enter as many times as you want. If you don't have a particular shape indicated in the sketch, feel free to substitute.
4. There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time, but the linking form will close on the last day of the month at 11:55pm (Atlantic Standard Time) to allow us to find a prize winner.

Happy scrapping!



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Product shuffle : Old Frame and a Circle Punch

In my scraproom, on the very top of my paper organizer, I have a stack of stuff that is collecting dust, waiting for me to get inspired and use in some project someday.  Today I use one of those products.  It is this silver frame.
I knew I wanted to make a Christmas theme frame, something like a small advent calendar.  That was my launching pad.  First step was glue paper onto the back of the frame. I chose some leftover Basic Grey  25th &Pine.
Before sliding the back into the frame I used some 3D foam tape around the perimeter of the frame, I then used some Maya Road ribbon and glued it directly onto the tape.

After I slid the frame in, I used some liquid accent to glue some small circle containers onto the back. These containers previously stored some of my brads, I then punched circles in the pattern paper using my circle punch, and then glued the paper on the inside of the container lids.  

Another cool find was this packaging from Prima that I was about the throw out.  See those banners on the lower left hand side? I incorporated them into my frame .  It was  just the punch of red I needed 


To finish it off, I then added Webster's Pages ribbon, Simple Stories and Jillybean Soup alphas and some unknown pearls I had sitting next to my brad stach, and there you have it.  My 12 days of Christmas advent calendar.  
I hope that you like it and inspires you to look into your scraproom and find how you can bring life into your "to be used later" stash.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #98 - Reveal

Good morning everyone!
It's the weekend!  After a short week of work, it is so nice to get a weekend where I start out feeling refreshed.  I might get a chance to catch up on all my chores and even have time left over to head into my scraproom, if I can remember where it is- it's been a while.  
What better way to get out of a rut than to browse through great sketches and a brand new team of designers.  Some are familiar faces, but we also have new ones.  Can't wait to show you how talented they all are, 
First of all let me show you the amazing layout sketch we are featuring this week from Page Drafts.  I love this sketch and will absolutely create with it this weekend 


Now let's see what our fabulous team of creative ladies came up with using this sketch as inspiration





What amazing work!  now let's check out the card sketch, also by Page Drafts


Now imagine you were to receive one of the following cards in the mail.  




   I don't know about you, but I am so inspired.  If you are too, don't forget to share with us your creatons!  We would love to see them.  When you submit your design(s) using today's sketches, you'll get a ballot for to win an awesome LCOM prize. And... if you submit your designs using sketches #96-97-98-99, you'll get a ballot for each submission. YAY!

November Prize
A $10 gift certificate to Let's Capture Our Memories!

How to Play Along:
1. Make a newly created project using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery.
2. Then leave a link to your project using the Inlinkz widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your LCOM Sketch post and not just your blog address.
3. If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keywordLCOM98. LCOM products are NOT required to participate, and you can enter as many times as you want. If you don't have a particular shape indicated in the sketch, feel free to substitute.
4. There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time, but the linking form will close on the last day of the month at 11:55pm (Atlantic Standard Time) to allow us to find a prize winner.

Happy scrapping!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Inspiration Station - The One-Hour Challenge

Hello, everyone! Aurélie here today to inspire you by being inspired. Now, I don't know about you, but for me, there's nothing quite like heading to a crop to get my scrap on. I just love the energy generated from a room full of scrappers papercrafting the whole day through. Since the beginning of October, I've been to three crops hosted by Isabelle and Let's Capture Our Memories and boys o' boys, I tell ya, the scrappy mojo has been plentiful. From day sketches, single-page layouts, double-page layouts, cards, mini-albums, you name it - my fellow scrappers and I have been having some good ol' scrappy fun. And in my neck of the woods, an LCOM crop is not quite complete without a one-hour challenge. Yes, that's right! A one-hour challenge. Isabelle gives us a sketch (that we can only look at when she says, "Go!") and we have one hour to design our layout. Sounds crazy, I know, but it's SO much fun! I have been known to have minor heart palpitations and shaky hands while participating in these challenges!! Hee!Hee! However, most importantly, I have realized that "sometimes", I really am too frugal when it comes to cutting my patterned paper, and that I really do fuss a "tad" too much on where I adhere my embellishments. When you have one hour to get 'er done, you get 'er done. No time to think twice about anything. As I mentioned in the October Inspiration Station, as Nicole Nowosad would say, "Cut and commit!" Hee!Hee!

This past weekend, I attended a LCOM crop and participated in not one, but two one-hour challenges. Once again, for me, it's not about following the sketch to a 't', but rather having a starting point to... get 'er done! Here are the layouts I created during the one-hour challenges:


Now, I will admit, I did take some time after the challenges to hand-stitch those straight lines as well as fussy-cut that chevron pattern. However, most of the elements were cut and committed in one hour. YAY!

What products do we have here? Most are from the Fancy Pants' True Friend collection (patterned paper, 6X6 paper pad, sequins, sticker fundamentals, label stickers, button set, and ephemera pack). I did add some Jillibean Soup Soup Staples III patterned paper along with some pieces from some Crate Paper and Echo Park collections. I also added a Pink Paislee circle grid, Maya Road chipboard hexagons wrapped in My Mind's Eye washi tape, Elizabath Craft Designs peel-off stickers, American Crafts alphas, Tim Holtz rubons, We R Memory Makers staples, a Wilton doily, and yes, stitching using my Bazzill Basics stitching template with some DMC floss (big shout out to my sister, Ginette, who had the perfect shade of orange floss!). Sketches by Becky Fleck over at PageMaps.

So, with this all of this in mind, I totally dare you to scrap a layout in one hour. You can ABSOLUTELY do it! Choose a sketch and a photo or two or three or... and GO! The clock's a ticking! Hee!Hee!

Happy scrapping!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #97 - Reveal

The weekend is here! The weekend is here! WOO!HOO! Can you tell how excited I am that the weekend is here?! Hee!Hee! No, but seriously, it's been a bit of a long week in my neck of the woods. No particular reason. Might be the shortened days - which, in itself, can be a good thing sometimes because... scrapbooking season is in full swing! And today, I get to reveal a set of fabulous designs by some of Let's Capture Our Memories' brand new design team. Here we go!

This week, the team got to play with awesome sketches by a sketch guru, Laura Whitaker. Here's the layout sketch:


And the designs from some of our layout designers:











And here's the card sketch:


And the designs from some of our card designers:





I SO love how different all these designs are from one another! And I would LOVE to see how you are inspired by these sketches, too! Mm-mmm, that's right! It's your turn to play along! And... when you submit your design(s) using today's sketches, you'll get a ballot for to win an awesome LCOM prize. And... if you submit your designs using sketches #96-97-98-99, you'll get a ballot for each submission. YAY!

November Prize
A $10 gift certificate to Let's Capture Our Memories!

How to Play Along:
1. Make a newly created project using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery.
2. Then leave a link to your project using the Inlinkz widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your LCOM Sketch post and not just your blog address.
3. If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword LCOM97. LCOM products are NOT required to participate, and you can enter as many times as you want. If you don't have a particular shape indicated in the sketch, feel free to substitute.
4. There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time, but the linking form will close on the last day of the month at 11:55pm (Atlantic Standard Time) to allow us to find a prize winner.

Happy scrapping!

Monday, November 3, 2014

WINNER!

Good morning!

We hope you had a fabulous weekend Trick or Treating!  The weather here was great and the kids are already on their way to emptying there loot bag... (with a little help from mom and dad!)

It's time to announce our winner for the October Sketch Challenges!  Once again you have all linked some amazing projects!  We so love going through them all!  Thank you for coming back every week to share with us!

The winner of the 20$ Gift Coupon to the Let's Capture Our Memories store is...




KARRIE (SweetScraps) 


Congratulations Karrie!  Please email me your full name and address to isabelle@letscaptureourmemories.  Please indicate October Winner in the subject line.  You have until November 10, 2014 to claim your prize.

Make sure you join us for our next reveal this Saturday!  Our new design team is ready to rock it for you!! 

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

LCOM - November Color Spot

Good morning!

I hope you didn't miss us to much yesterday as we purposely waited until today to post our Color Spot.  Yesterday's sketch reveal was awesome!  It also was the last for a few of our designers!  I wanted to make sure they got the spot light yesterday.  They certainly deserve it!!  If you haven't check it out yet, head on over here.  Make sure you leave them some love and join in on the fun !!

So without further adieu, welcome to the November Color Spot!  I found this picture from Carla Schauer while looking for Halloween craft ideas for my kids.  Totally not Halloween, but I just loved all the buttons and flower pot idea!  This was the one to share with you!


This month's designer is none other then me, Isabelle!  When I saw the colors in this picture I immediately knew what paper collection I was going to use.  The Birthday Bisque by Jillibean Soup was just what this Color Spot needed!! 


I love the Jillibean Soup placemats, but I've always been a little intimidated by them.  I've never been sure how to use them.  Yes, I've seen them all over projects and love it all, but I've never been able to put one down on a project until now!  I love the way it turned out!



What about those Beanboard Alphas?  They are my all time favorite alphas!  They were the perfect embellisnment to add to my layout.  Nothing like a few sequins to make this celebration that much more special!

I hope you are inspired by this month's Color Spot and you will share your creations with us by linking them at the bottom of this post!  You know how we love to see what you create!!

Happy scrapping!