Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Product Shuffle : Gift Bag

Good morning!

Whenever I receive a gift in a gift bag, I always save the bag in hopes that I can reuse it someday.  I have lots of pink princess ones at the moment since my daughter just had her birthday.  I was looking through my stash yesterday to find one to give to a friend of mine but could not find a suitable one. So I dedided to make one, well modify one....

This is the bag I had.  It did not seem right since the gift was not wine.
So I started bu cutting the bag to 12 inches high so I could use one piece of paper to cover it.  Once I had the pieces of paper the righ size, I scored them, using the bag as a guide.
I then glued the paper onto the bag and added some Prima flowers and butterflies.  I also added a gift tag by fussy cutting one of the pattern paper in my scrap pile.
I also added some pretty ribbon I found lying aroud
Now the gift bag if all ready to meet the birthday girl. So much nicer than what it used to look like
I hope she likes it and I hope you like it too!
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Inspiration Station - Pie-Charts

Hello, hello! And a very Happy Mother's Day to all of you - mothers of children and pets, aunts and grandmothers, and role models. Aurelie here today for another bout of Let's Capture Our Memories' Inspiration Station - where I aim to inspire by being inspired. For a good three years now if not more, we've seen pie-charts become a true go-to scrappy staple. And I truly believe that Canadian scrapbooking guru Nicole Nowosad is the scrappy pie-chart pioneer, integrating them in all kinds of ways on her layouts since the hey days of pie-charts. Here are a few of my favourite of hers:


She even integrated some in the most recent LCOM Color Spot:


But this next pie-chart design of hers, designed for Jillibean Soup, is my all-time favourite:


As soon as I saw that layout, I K-N-E-W that it was THE pie-chart design that was going to inspire me to give pie-charts a go. With that in mind, when the time came to prepare for this reveal, I asked Nicole for her blessing (she said yes! Hee!Hee!) and off I went in my scrapcave to start prepping my design. And here it is:


Set on a Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, I made my pie-charts using my Silhouette, some Stampin' Up cardstock and the new Simple Stories collection (6X6 paper pad, stickers, chipboard frames, cardstock die-cuts, and chipboard stickers). I then hand-stitched them using a Close to My Heart stitching template and some DMC floss. I also used some Christy Tomlinson by Pink Paislee rubons, Elizabeth Craft Designs peel-off stickers, Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee alphas, American Crafts cork butterfly, a resin butterfly given to me by fellow LCOM designer Jocelyne Roy (thanks, Jocelyne!), and some good ol' Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. Loved how it turned out. Huge shout out to Nicole Nowosad for being the inspiration behind this piece and her H-U-G-E devotion to this fabulous hobby of ours. Cut and commit! Hee!Hee!

Happy scrapping! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #123 - Reveal

Good morning!!

Welcome to our latest sketch reveal!  Isabelle here, and I can't wait to share this one with you.  Our DT has created some amazing projects and I'm positive you'll be inspired to create something amazing as well.

Our sketches this week come from the very talented Shirley Mascirana.  I love the simplicity of them and the possibilities for adding layers and embellies are endless.

As Mother's Day is just around the corner, I asked the team to create something wonderful with this theme in mind.   Team member, Cher, shared a great little story about her mother and the card she created for this week's reveal.  Here is the Card Sketch by Shirley.



"I found some old vintage cards that my Mom had saved and thought that it would be fun to create a Mother's Day card using a few of them. As a little girl, I remember that my Mother and her friend would cut apart cards like these and then paper piecing certain parts back together to give the card a 2D look. They would then frame them and hanging them on the wall for decoration."





Cécile Lavoie



Majo Wybranietz


Whether you will be celebrating your mom, your aunt, your sister or that special female role model in your life, we hope you are inspired by the team's take of Shirley's Layout Sketch this week.   


Here's what our talented layout team created.









Awesome, right?  Now it's your turn.  Let's see what you create with these sketches.  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 #122, #123 and #124, you will get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal.   


May Prize
A $10 eGift code to the  Let's Capture Our Memories shop!

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/keywordLCOM123. 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, May 7, 2015

An wonderful DT, an Update and a Winner!

Good morning!

We are finally enjoying the Spring like weather here in the Maritimes.  It's been a really harsh winter and the warmer temperatures and the beautiful sunshine is so refreshing!  We hope you are enjoying some great weather in your neck of the woods as well.

We've had to say goodbye to a few awesome DT members last week as the term was over for some.  I'm always sad to see such great talent leave, but I'm also so grateful to have worked with such great ladies who love to create and share their passion with all of us.  Thank you!  We still have a wonderful group of awesome, talented ladies and I'm taking the opportunity to thank them as well, 'cause, well, they're just awesome!!  

I wanted to update you on a little change coming to the Saturday Sketch Reveals.  As my family life and that of those who help me coordinate things around are getting a little busier, I've decided to change the format of the reveals a little.  Instead of having a weekly reveal, we will be going to a bi-weekly reveal.   The month of May will have 3 sketch reveals instead of 4.  It's a month in transition.  After the reveal this Saturday, the new format will begin.  We will still have great sketches and great design work to showcase and inspire you with and we always love seeing your linked creations!  So join us on Saturday for our next reveal!

Didn't I mention a winner?  Ah, yes!!  We have a winner for our April Sketch Challenges!  Thanks to all of you who link you creations!   We have some pretty talented fans out there!!

The April prize was a 10$ eGift code to the Let's Capture Our Memories shop.  And the randomly chosen winner is....



So Scrap Happy - Jackie George



What a beautiful take on Sketch #119!  Congrats Jackie!  Please send me your full name and address to isabelle@letscaptureourmemories.com to claim your prize.  Please indicate April Winner in the subject line.  You have until May 15, 2015 to claim your prize.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #122- Reveal

Good morning!

Well, this is it!  My last post as an LCOM sketch team coordinator.  It is also the last reveal with this team.  A new team will be revealed soon, please come and see what LCOM has in store for you in the next weeks!  It is exciting!  I will still be with you once a month around the 20th of each for a product shuffle.  This last term was a blast, thank you Isabelle and my amazing team for making my job as coordinator so much fun!

So let's get to what you have all come here to see: The sketch
This week's sketch is one of my favorite from the very talented Laura Whitaker


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



I am sure you will agree that they are all simply gorgeous!

Now it's time for our very lovely card sketch also by Laura Whitaker


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



Love them all!  Awesome work ladies!

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 #122, 123 aand 124, you will get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal. 

May 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/keywordLCOM122. 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, May 1, 2015

May Color Spot

Good Morning!

Welcome to May's Color Spot!  We are so happy that the weather is finally great and the snow is finally moving on!  I can't wait to get my flip flops and my Daisy Dukes (gasp!! did I say that?) out and enjoy some sunshine!!

Looking for color inspiration is sometimes hard.  I want to find something that everyone will love.  I think this month's color spot will inspire most!  It's funny how I come about choosing the images.  I was cleaning out the cupboards and came upon a case of mason jars.  Just so happened I needed them to store some items.  I later sat at the computer looking for the perfect spot to share with you.... I can upon this image by Theretroredhead2 on Etsy.

Voila!  The perfect Color Spot!


I asked my friend and fellow designer, Nicole Nosowad, if she would like to create something fabulous with this month's color scheme.  Was I ever excited when she accepted!  I love Nicole's style of scrapbooking.  I had the pleasure of taking one of her classes at Crop & Create Cornwall last September and had a blast!!  The one thing I retained from the class is to not over think your page.  As Nicole said to us:  "Cut and commit!"  And it's true!!  :)

Here's what Nicole had to say about this month's Color Spot.

"I loved the fun spring colors in the color spot - I chose to stick to a lot of blues and green, and use the yellow in the color spot as it was quite predominant in my photo. I made a simple circle stamp on my Silhouette and used it with various dye inks to create the base of the pie charts on my page, and then some Basic Grey Tea Party papers for some pie pieces ! I added some grey metallic thread, to bring in more of the blue/gray from the color piece." - Nicole Nosowad


Gorgeous!  Love all the details on the page.  And the colors are fabulous!


Check out all the details on her page.  LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!   The pie charts, the signature stitching and the layers upon layers.  It's plain fabulous!


Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your creativity with us this month.  Make sure you follow Nicole on her blog for more inspiration!  You can also find her on Facebook, here.

Don't forget to share your projects with us by linking them below.  We love to see what you create!

Happy Scrapping!

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!