Saturday, December 13, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #102 - Reveal

Hello everyone!

I love Christmas and winter.  I love seeing a fresh blanket of snow and all the Christmas lights .  It gets me in the Christmas spirit.  Today, I am so grateful  to be writing this blog from my dry basement.  We have been experiencing some record breaking rainfall in the area and considering that my scrapbooking stash is all in the basement of my home, I can't help but count my blessings.  Since the ground is certainly not white and there is no snow in the forecast, I will just have to be content with some holiday themed projects.  I can't wait to see them and I am sure it's just the thing we all need to get even more in the Christmas spirit.  

First of all let's take a peak at the gorgeous sketch provided to us by the very talented 



Ready for some Holiday cheer? Prepare to be amazed by the creations of our designers.  



I told you they would be amazing right?
The great thing is we are not done!  we have a card sketch aslo by Shirley Mijares Mascarina


Ready for some Christmas cards?   






Those cards deserve a front row display on any mantle in my opinion! 

I am taking out my red, green and white, my glitter and glue and am creating a Christmas layotu this weekend.  I might just finish my Christmas cards!  Should you be inspired by these layout 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 #100-101-102-103-104, you'll get a ballot for each submission. YAY!

December 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 LCOM102. 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, December 10, 2014

Inspiration Station - Jazzing up stashbusting!

Hello, Let's Capture Our Memories fans! Aurélie here with another instalment of Inspiration Station where I hope to inspire you by being inspired. As of late, I've heard many fellow scrappers say that they are attempting to use the scrappy stuff they have accumulated through the years. You know what I mean. Oh, yes. All those scrappy buys we've made, telling ourselves it'll be for this or that. I know you know what I mean. ;) Honestly though, I am totally into doing some stashbusting myself. However, sometimes, I just want something new. Some people want a new pair of shoes. Others want a new mascara. Me? I want new scrappy supplies! Hee!Hee! SO, with that in mind, as of late, I've been a "bit" more strategic while scrappy shopping... I try to find pieces that will go with all those beautiful collections I already own. Really! Still don't believe me? Here's the proof!


Last Saturday, while at the LCOM Happy Holidays crop, I noticed that Jocelyne was using some beautiful pieces of Carta Bella's Hello Again collection. It reminded me that I had that very same collection sitting at home just waiting for me to sit down and start scrapping with it. Well. ;) I mean, I was at a crop. And Isabelle just happened to take some brand new products out of a box. Hee!Hee! No, nobody had to twist my arm, but I found some awesome add-ons that look like they were made for that line - or any line for that matter. See it? Or them, actually? Yes, that's right! American Crafts' Dear Lizzy Printed Foil Letter Stickers (to be added to the LCOM very, very, VERY soon!!) and Jillibean Soup's Mix the Media Smile Wire Word . Those products have versatility written all over them and then some. They go with absolutely everything and make using older collections just a tad more exciting. I also used Simple Stories' DIY Shop Chalk Speech Bubble Stickers, a few pieces of patterned papers by Fancy Pants and House of Three (now, that's old! Hee!Hee!), a Studio Calico frame, Stampin' Up and Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts alphas, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Stampin' Up denim ribbon, stitching using, now get this, a new stitching template (!) by Close to My Heart and some dear ol' DMC floss, and hearts punched from Creative Imaginations corrugated paper using punches by Stampin' Up and Epiphany Crafts. Sketch by Becky Fleck over at PageMaps.com

The moral of the story? There's always room for a scrappy pick me up purchase once in awhile! We are all in this together!! Hee!Hee!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #101 - Reveal

Hello, hello! Aurelie here today to reveal another awesome set of designs by the fabulous Let's Capture Our Memories design team. And guys, really, this one... is... totally... A-W-E-S-O-M-E! This week, the girls had a beautiful set of sketches by the oh, so talented Emma Stafrace over at PageDrafts.com. Here's the layout sketch:



And the designs by LCOM's very own:












It's like the perfect storm - a great sketch meets a bunch of great designers! ;) The same can be said of our awesome cardmakers. Here's the card sketch:



And the designs (please note that some designers made two cards using the same sketch and came up with two totally different looking cards!):









I mean, can you imagine receiving any of those cards in the mail? WOW! I am SO inspired to scrap, like, right now. Aren't you? ;) And when you do design your own fabulous creations using today's sketches, please link them to this post using the link button below. You'll get a chance to win an awesome LCOM prize!! WOO!HOO! And... if you submit designs using sketches #100-101-102-103-104, you'll get a ballot for each submission. Can you do say, "Happy dance!"? Hee!Hee!

December 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 LCOM101. 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, December 1, 2014

December Color Spot

Welcome to December!!

We have now received a nice blanket of white snow and everything is so pretty.  Makes for great walks in the trails and breathtaking views!!  I'm getting my camera ready for some actions!  And what better place then right here for inspiration to create some lovely layouts with those pictures.

Let's get right to it.  I believe this month's color spot will leave you all warm and fuzzy with inspiration!


Another great color combination from Design Seeds.  It's my go to for color inspiration and I just had to share this one with you!  I'm in love with the reds and greys!!

I asked my dear friend and fellow designer team member Gisèle Julien if she would have a go at this month's color spot.  It's nothing short than fabulous!  Here's her take on this month's spot.


I love all the circle accents she created on her page.  It makes my eyes move across her page in a whimsical way.  LOVE those maple leafs!  The punch of red and grey is just perfect.

Here's a few close-ups of the string details.  This is such a great way to add detail to your layout.




Thank you Gisele for sharing your layout with us!  We hope you are inspired by this month's color and that you will share your creation with us.  You know we always love seeing what you create! Make sure you link it up using our link at the bottom of this post.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #100 - Reveal

Good morning everyone!

Woohoo! We are at sketch 100! Can you believe it?! I hope you all had a great week and a very awesome Thanksgiving to our neighbors to the south. I hope that you were also able to take advantage of a few Black Friday deals. I have got the best remedy for a turkey hangover and some retail exhaustion. How about some scrapbooking therapy?! Sit back relax and be inspired!

First of all let me show you the very fun layout sketch we are featuring this week from PageMaps I love this take on the very trendy pi charts.

 


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






Are you as surprised as I am seeing how different all the layouts are using the same sketch! Now let's check out the card sketch, also by PageMaps.


That sketch is so pretty, you just know the cards will be as awesome right?  Let's take a look. 






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 #100-101-102-103-104, you'll get a ballot for each submission. YAY!

December 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 LCOM100. 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, 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.