Saturday, April 25, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #121 - Reveal

Happy Saturday, everyone! Aurelie here to reveal to you another amazing set of sketches and designs by the amazing Let's Capture Our Memories design team! This week, the girls got to play with some Becky Fleck sketches found over at Pagemaps.com. Here's the layout sketch:



And the designs:













Love, love, L-O-V-E!! Wanna see the card sketch, now? Here it is:



And the card designs:










And there you have it! Another reveal by a group of amazing and talented and ever-so-dedicated ladies!! Wanna design with these sketches, too? When you do, please remember to link up your design(s) to today's reveal by using the link up tool below. You'll get a ballot to win an awesome LCOM prize for each submission you link up for Sketches #117-118-119-120-121.

April 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 LCOM121. 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, April 20, 2015

Product Shuffle : Title Letters

Good morning!

It has happened to all of us.  You have your layout almost done, you just have to put your title in. You find the perfect font in the perfect color in your stash, but as you spell out the letters to your title, you notice that your are missing an "E".  You can go about this problem 3 ways as I see it.  Try to find a title that will work with the letters you have, try to find another sticker sheet that has the letter you need, or you could transform the letters in the sheet that you have to make the letters you need.  Let me show you a few layouts where I did just that.  I have tons in my stash, I just can't seem to get rid of my old Thickers
Using the brand new Fancy Pants's Office Suite collection (now available in the LCOM store), I created this layout using a picture I found on my phone that my girls took.
I was missing an "A" for my title, so I created one using two "I" and a dash.
Depending on the type of alphas and the font, you can basically craft any letter from the letters you have availble, especially if you have foam letters.
In this next layout using goodies from the Herb& Honey collection by Basic Grey, I crafted my missing "F" using a "Y" and a dash.
Sometimes, all you need a little alteration to get the letter you want.  Depending on the font, you can almost always interchange an "U" with an "N", a "W" with an "M", a "P" with a "D". You can sometimes get an  "A" by altering a "d" or a "g".  Or like in the next example, use an "A" to get an "E".
Do you see it?  The first "E" in the word selfie is an upside down "A" with a little piece cut out.
So next time you are stuck with a missing letter, take a look at your sticker sheet and try to find a solution.  Sometimes all you need is to look at it upside down to see the letter you need.
Have a great week and be sure to ckeck back in on Saturday for an awesome sketch reveal!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #120 - Reveal

Good morning!

I hope everyone is feeling great!  The sun is shining, the snow is melting, it's a beautiful day.  It feels like spring. We can go to crops and not risk being snowed in!  It's wonderful!  
It is now time for this week's sketch reveal.  I love both sketches and I love all the art that our very talented team submitted.  Want to see?  Let's go.

Here is this week's sketch by  our very own, very talented Shirley Mijares Mascarina


Let's take a look at what our designers created using this sketch 




Great work as usual ladies.

Now it's time for our very lovely card sketch also by Shirley Mijares Mascarina
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Let's take a look at what our designers created using this sketch



Those are some very awesome cards.  Don't you agree?   

Now I dare you to try your hand at one of those sketches!  I double dare you to take of picture of your art and share it with us!  All you have to do is link your creation(s) using the link provided below and you'll get a chance to win a great LCOM prize! Plus, if you continue to submit your design(s) for sketches ##117-118-119-120-121, you will get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal. 

April 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/keywordLCOM120. 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!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #119 - Reveal

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here to reveal an awesome, awesome, awesome set of designs by Let's Capture Our Memories' design team!! This week, the girls got to work with an original sketch by LCOM's very own Isabelle Perreault Doucette!!! How cool is that!? ;) Here's the sketch:


And here they come:








Amazing designs, eh? I was so excited to show them off to you as soon as they started rolling into my inbox!! But wait! There's more!! The card team was busy, too, with a Laura Whitaker sketch:







Don't you just wanna go scrap right now? I know I do! When you create your newest design(s) using today's sketches, please submit them to today's reveal using the link below - you'll get a ballot to win an awesome LCOM prize every time you enter. And that's just the beginning! When you submit your design(s) for sketches #117-118-119-120-121, you'll get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal. YAHOO!

April PrizeA $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 LCOM119. 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!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Inspiration Station - Creating with stamps à la Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today with another instalment of Inspiration Station - where I aim to inspire by being inspired. Today, it's all about seeing that one layout and saying to yourself, "I have got to figure out how to do this layout!" I was recently looking through an online gallery, and found this gem by Tatiana Yemelyanenko:



Isn't it absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S?!? It seriously made my scrappy senses go crazy and I immediately began my search to find Tatiana to ask here if I could showcase this layout on the LCOM blog. I was so happy when she accepted! Here's a little something about her:



"My name is Tatiana Yemelyanenko, I'm from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. I hold a PhD and worked at the University but now my work is my sweet little daughter. I fell in love with scrapbooking and mixed media in the end of 2011. I love that scrapbooking helps me to capture the moments of my life and brings feeling of creativity in ordinary days. I like to experiment with different styles and techniques and use mists, paints, texture pastes and stencils in my projects. Now I'm in design teams Imaginarium Designs, C'est Magnifique kit club and Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo. My blog is http://timeforscrapbooking.blogspot.com"

Now, for those of you who know me, you realize that stamping is usually not my go-to thing. Sure, I have stamps, but they are mostly sentiments and images I can use as background elements. SO... I thought of two scrappy friends who are amazing stampers, showed Tatiana's layout to them, and asked them if they could help a scrapper out. And of course they did! Thanks, Cécile and Pam!! And here's what I came up with:






So yes, stamping was the game, but fussy-cutting was my name! Using different Stampin' Up stamp sets, I stamped the flower images with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink and then cut them out one by one. Some were heat-embossed using Stampin' Up clear embossing powder. And some were highlighted with a Wink of Stella clear Glitter Brush by Zig. Popped some up using dimensional adhesive. I did a bit of background work using a Heidi Swapp stamp with gold Brilliance ink and a Lime Citron stamp with Claudine Hellmuth Studio gesso. I also stitched a branch/leaf pattern through the flowers with one of my Bazzill Basics stitching templates and some DMC floss. Added a few embellishments, too - a My Mind's Eye label, Pink Paislee and My Mind's Eye alphas, My Mind's Eye wooden dots, and splats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, and Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain. And all of this was done using patterned papers from Carta Bella's It's a Celebration collection. Are your scrappy senses tingling, yet? Hee!Hee! Get out those stamps and start creating! 

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #118 - Reveal

Happy Easter!

It's Easter weekend!  Time to take out those cameras and snap pictures of Easter Egg hunts, Family meals, and anything spring.  We have some great sketches to help you make those last minute Easter cards and layouts using your favorite pictures.  So I hope you take time out of your holiday weekend to spend in your scraproom, I know I will.

Here is this week's sketch by Page Drafts


Let's take a look at what our designers created using this sketch 





Great work as usual ladies.

Now it's time for our very lovely card sketch also by Page Drafts.  
  

Let's take a look at what our designers created using this sketch



Those are some very pretty cards.  Don't you agree?   

Now it's your turn.  Pack up those Easter chocolates and head out to your creative space and try your hand at one of our sketches.  If you do, link your creation(s) using the link provided below and you'll get a chance to win a great LCOM prize! Plus, if you continue to submit your design(s) for sketches ##117-118-119-120-121, you will get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal. 

April 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/keywordLCOM118. 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!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Color Spot

Good morning!

We hope you are having Spring like weather in your neck of the woods.  After the harsh winter we've experience, the last few days have been filled with sunshine and the snow is finally melting!!  YAY!

I was hoping to be able to share some pics of the crocuses that usually come out be now, but they are still hiding under the snow.  So I went looking for pics online and found some pretty tulips.  Who doesn't love tulips?!  It's the perfect Spring flower!  I remembered that our national capital city usually has a tulip festival.  This is where I found this picture.  The colors are so vibrant!  I just knew that it would be perfect for this month's Color Spot.



I asked my fellow scrappy friend and design team member, Christine Perez, if she would have a go at this month's Color Spot.   She came up with a great interpretation!  Here is what she had to say about it.

"Since there are many colors, I chose a more simple background, but worked in some details with stencils and inks (blue/orange/fuschia).  I matted the photo on yellow paper and decided to use some green textile to add texture.  My page is simple because the colors are so vibrant!" - Christine



One thing I love about Christine's designs is the pictures she uses.  Yes the pictures!  If you follow her, you will know that she uses a lot of scenic pictures and tells the story of the place and the emotions she might of felt while visiting.


I love how Christine always adds little subtle details to her pages.



Thank you Christine for sharing your project with us!  You sure know how to rock the color world!

Make sure you visit Christine's blog for more inspiration.  Don't forget to link your projects down below using the attached link.  You know how we love to see what you create!

Happy scrappping!