Saturday, January 24, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #108 - Reveal

Good morning!

We have had a very cold winter so far, but hopefully you have a little warmth in your corner of the world.  I will make sure my scrapbook is toasty this weekend as I invited a few friends for my first crop of the new year.  I had taken a month off as I had surgery in my wrist, but I am ready to dive right in and start scrapbooking again.  My first layout might just feature this week's sketch.  It is different from what I usually make, but I am simply drawn to those circles.  Take a look at this gorgeous sketch provided by Page Drafts.



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




Once again I am amazed at how pretty and so very different each one of those layouts are
Now are you ready for some cards?  Here is the Page Drafts card sketch
  


More butterflies!  you know I love it!  Now let's take a peak the designs

What can I say?  These are simply marvelous!  Amazing work ladies! 

Should you be inspired by these layout  and cards, 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 #105-106-107-108, you'll get a ballot for each submission. YAY!

January 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/keywordLCOM108. 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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Product Shuffle - Notebook

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge fan of everything Disney.  I was collecting Disney DVDs before I had kids and one of the first item of my bucket list was to visit Disney World.
I have been a few times since then and I am still in love with everything Disney.  We are not going this year so needless to say I am slightly jealous of the few of my friends that have a Disney vacation booked already.
One of my favorite thing that me and my family love to do at Disney if collecting autographs from the characters.  You can buy autograph books from any souvenir shop at Disney but I though I could alter a simple notebook to do the job.  It was a hit!  Not only were the books unique, bigger, we got so many compliments from the characters.  It really did elevate our interactions with the characters.
I made one for each of my girls.  I had them draw the characters they wanted to see before going to Disney, They collected the autographs and then they added the pictures of themselves getting the autographs on the next page. What a great souvenir they have.

So I decided to make an altered notebook for my friend that is going this spring.  All you need is a regular notebook.  I purchased this one at the Dollarstore.
Fist step was to Modge Podge some Simple Stories Say Cheese on the cover.  I fussy cutted some banners on top to add a little detail
I then added some stickers, washi tape and some ribbon to tie everything together
Now here is the finished altered notebook, all ready for the trip to Florida.
It is so easy!  Even if you are not a Disney nut like me, you could alter a notebook in any theme you want.  You could alter any notebook to offer as a journal, or a mini scrapbook to give away as a gift or to keep for yourself.  Plus it is a great way to use up scraps too

Saturday, January 17, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #107 - Reveal

Happy Saturday, everyone! So happy to be with you again to reveal some awesome sketches by the Let's Capture Our Memories design team which will totally get your scrap on! This week's sketches are by none other than the super dooper talented Laura Whitaker. Here's the layout sketch:



And the designs:
















Now, for the card sketch:



And the designs:










And there you have it! Inspiration for the masses! Would you like to play along? We'd love to see what you come up with, too! When you've completed your design(s) using today's sketches, link them up below and you'll get a ballot to win a super dooper prize from LCOM! If you design some more using sketches #105-106-107-108 and link them up to each respective reveal, you'll get a ballot for each one of your submissions. Awesome!

January 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 LCOM107. 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, January 16, 2015

Inspiration Station - It takes two, baby!

Hello, everyone! SO sorry I'm a tad late posting this Inspiration Station, but we are just coming out of a nasty bout of stomach flu and cough and colds! We are all on the mend, though, which is awesome, so here I am with this month's instalment of Inspiration Station, where I try to inspire you by being inspired.

I've been admiring the work of a few, particular ladies now for some time. Scrappers who scrap a whole lot different than me and achieve absolute perfection every time. There are actually too many to name, but you know who I'm talking about - the scrappers who whip out mixed media products and make a layout without any paper but the background piece. YIKES, but YES! It looks like so much fun!! 

I've been wanting to try this for a long time, but have always had a hard time trying new scrappy techniques by myself. So, with that in mind, I invited a friend of mine and fellow Let's Capture Our Memories designer, Elisa Delora, to the house over a week or so ago and we dabbed a bit into the world of making backgrounds without paper. Wanna see what I came up with? Hee!Hee! I'm excited to show you!



I took out a Tim Holtz stencil and dabbed it with some Versamark. And then, get this, poured some clear embossing powder over it and made it melt with my heat gun! I've had that thing for years, but rarely use it! I think Elisa had an epiphany! A little birdie told me that she's since procured herself one for her own!! Hee!Hee! 

Now, I know! I know! I did use some paper, but very little. It's from Carta Bella's Winter Fun collection. I also used a few of its sticker embellishments. You also see a few snippets of Stampin' Up patterned and transparency papers , American Crafts corrugated paper and alphas, a Heidi Swapp title sticker, October Afternoon alphas, Studio Calico wood veneer, Magenta mesh, Cosmo Cricket tiny text, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, a Lime Citron badge (thanks, Elisa!), and stitching using a Close to My Heart stitching template and one strand of DMC floss. Oh! And that background piece? A B-side of a My Mind's Eye patterned paper!! 

And there you have it! Sometimes, it really does take two to get the ball rolling. Thanks, Elisa, for the great evening of scrapping, and the inspiration to try something new on a page!

Happy scrapping!


Saturday, January 10, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #106 - Reveal

Good morning!
I know we are already more than a week in the new year, but let me all wish you a very happy 2015.  I hope you still have a few resolutions that you have not broken yet.  
We asked our artists this week to take inspiration from the sketch but also to look to what they loved in 2014 and what they are looking forward to in 2015 as a step stone to their layout.  I can't wait to see what they created.  Let's first take a peak at this week's sketch  

Here is the sketch provided by Page Maps.



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




Awesome as usual ladies.
Now are you ready for some cards?  Here is the Page Maps card sketch
  

A butterfly!  Great sketch! can't wait to see the designer's cards.  Let's look at them now




Wonderful start to the new year if I do say so myself.

Should you be inspired by these layout  and cards, 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 #105-106-107-108, you'll get a ballot for each submission. YAY!

January 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/keywordLCOM106. 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.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Winners! Winners!

Good morning!

We're finally seeing so snow accumulate on the ground this morning!  We're a little excited about it since in a "normal" January, we'd already have a few feet of snow on the ground!  We're not sure how long it will stay, though as the is freezing rain and rain in the forecast for later today.  We'll enjoy the winter scene in the meantime.

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we totally forgot to announce our November Challenge winner!  So two winners to announce today!  Here we go!

Our November winner for a 10$ gift coupon to the LCOM store is...


ELISABETH B



Our December winner of a 10$ gift coupon to the LCOM store is...


SHERRI'S CREATIVE OUTLET


Congratulation ladies!!  Please email me at isabelle@letscaptureourmemories.com with your full name and address to claim your prize.  Please indicate "month" winner in the subject.  You have until January 11, 2015 to claim your prize.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #105 - Reveal

Hi, everyone! And a very happy new year to you, too!! Why not celebrate all the newness around us with a great Let's Capture Our Memories' design team reveal? ;) This week, we have two sketch designers - LCOM's wonderful owner, Isabelle Perreault-Doucette (layout) and one of our go-to sketch designers, Laura Whitaker (card). Let's start with the layout reveal, shall we? Here's the sketch:


And the designs:













See a certain theme coming up? ;) Let's see if you'll be able to see it with the cards the girls designed. Here they are, preceded by the card sketch:




Cécile Lavoie (she made two!)




Yes, that's right! The LCOM girls are ringing the new year with a set of new year themed designs!! Way to go, everyone!! And what about you? Inspired yet to use today's sketches? If so, please link your design(s) to today's reveal using the link button below. We'd love to see what you come up with. And yes, of course, you'll get a ballot to win a super dooper LCOM prize for each design you submit. But wait! There's more! ;) You'll get a ballot for each design you link up to the upcoming January reveals as well! So, that's for sketches #105, 106, 107, 108 (we'll save #109 for February). WOO!HOO!

January 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 LCOM105. 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!