Saturday, October 25, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #95- Reveal

Good morning!
It's time for another sketch reveal!  Nothing like a sketch and some inspiration from fellow crafters to brighten up a rainy day.  Perfect forcast here for scrapbooking as it's supposed to rain all weekend.  

Firstly, let's check out the sketch from the very talented Laura Whitaker.  Do I see a butterfly!?! 


Now let's see what our designers created













They are amazing right!? 
Now let's take a look at the great cards sketch, also by Laura Whitaker



Let's see what our card designers created using this very pretty sketch as inspiration





Did this inspire you?  I dare you to take these sketches and share with us your layout and/or card!  You might just win a prize! Submit your design(s) to today's reveal using the link below.   And the same goes for all October sketches (92-93-94-95) - you'll get a ballot for each submission!

October Prize
The October prize is a $20 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/keywordLCOM95. 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!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Meet The Design Team!

Good morning!

Fall is upon us, I think... well at least the calendar says it's late October.  I think Mother Nature is enjoying some time off in the South where it's still warm and sharing it with us before Ol' man Winter starts his nonsense!!  

We put out a Design Team Call earlier and the response was overwhelming!!  I'm always so honored with the response to each call.  There is such amazing talent in this scrapbooking world and it makes me all warm inside to think that so many of you want to share your talent with us!  I'm truly blessed!

So without further adieu, meet our next Design Team!

Aurélie Cormier
Beatrice Lawson
Brenda Caldow
Cécile Lavoie
Cheryl Kosakura
Christine Perez
Christine Santos
Diana Poirier
Elisa Delora
Fernande Brideau
Gisèle Julien
Heather Robertson
Isabelle Elliott
Janice Yue
Jocelyne Roy
Kelly Carroll
Marion Wybranietz
Nadine Carlier
Shirley Mascarina

Help us welcome the following Guest Designers to our team!

Brianna Marshall
Lynn Lefebvre
Sabina Galfre

Joining in with our Design Team are these amazingly talented Sketch Designers!  I'm so very excited to welcome them to our Team as well!  

Laura Whitaker
Emma Stafrace
Shirley Mascarina
Pagemaps
Isabelle P. Doucette

Who's excited to see what all these talented ladies will create?  Me! Me! Me!  Join us on November 8th with the first reveal! 

Happy scrapping!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Product Shuffle - Brads

Good morning!

If you started scrapbooking 5 years ago or more, you must be like me and have tons of brads hanging around your craft room.  They have come a long way since the first ones I purchased, they are much more pretty and come in a variety of different colors, patterns and textures.  This week, I will show you a different way to use your brads and it is super simple!

Using some Studio Calico wood veneer butterflies as a base, I simply glued a Teresa Collins brad on top.   I had to glue the brads because I used the prongs for the butterfly's antennas.  I simply straightened the prongs and bend them so they would be visible from the front!  So very simple, didn't I tell you?


I did the same thing to 2 other butterflies on my layout.   Here is another one.


And here is my layout using some old CTMH, and some American Crafts Thickers.


There you have it!  Now go! Go dig out your brads and find a new way to use them.  Be sure to tell us your unique way to use brads in the comments down below.

Visit us again tomorrow when we will reveal the next LCOM design team! Their first reveal will be in November.

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #94 - Reveal

Happy weekend, everyone! Can't believe that another Saturday has crept up on us, but no complaints here. And a Let's Capture Our Memories reveal on top of that?! Woo!Hoo! This week, Vicki Von Richter (AKA PrincessPea) has given us a great set of sketches to work with. Here's the layout sketch:



And here are the designs by our awesome design team:
















How 'bout a card sketch?



And a few fabulous card designs?







And there you have it! Another LCOM reveal for the masses!! Want to play along? Just scrap to your heart's content using the sketches revealed today and link your design(s) to this post just below. Every design submitted gets you a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the LCOM online store!! WOO!HOO! And... the same goes for all October sketches (92-93-94-95) - you'll get a ballot for each submission!

October Prize
A $20 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 LCOM94. 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, October 11, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #93 - Reveal

Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends and to our neighbors in America- I hope you enjoy your long weekend too!  Long weekends mean even more time to scrap right?  Fall is in full swing here, and I am hoping to get out and take lots of family pictures to scrap real soon.
We have sketches this week by the very talented Ana Castro
First, let's check out the layout sketch


Now let's see what our designers created











I absolutly love everyone of those layouts!
Now let's take a look at the great cards sketch, also by Ana Castro


Let's see what our card designers created using this very pretty sketch as inspiration





Did this inspire you?  I dare you to take these sketches and share with us your layout and/or card!  You might just win a prize! Submit your design(s) to today's reveal using the link below.   And the same goes for all October sketches (92-93-94-95) - you'll get a ballot for each submission!

October Prize
The October prize is a $20 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/keywordLCOM93. 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, October 10, 2014

Inspiration Station - Ode to Nicole Nowosad!

So happy to be here with you for another instalment of Let's Capture Our Memories' Inspiration Station - where I aim to inspire by being inspired. This week, it's no secret. It's all about Nicole Nowosad. A very popular name in the scrapbooking industry for quite some time now, Nicole has designed and is still designing for some top-notch scrappy manufacturers and suppliers out there such as Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, Fancy Pants amd Cocoa Daisy, not to mention being on Scrapbook & Cards Today's regular line-up. I mean, that alone says a lot!

I first started noticing Nicole's work in 2012, when I seriously fell in love with hand-stitching on most of my layouts. I could always recognize Nicole's work by noticing her unique ways of stitching elements on her pages. Here's an example:



Amazing stuff, eh? I know! LOVE!! I've often said that Nicole invented the infamous pie-chart design element on layouts. Here is one of my absolute favourite layouts of hers with one of my all-time favourite Basic Grey collections, Highline:



Stitching and a dimensional pie-chart on one layout - REALLY! Who could ask for anything more? Hee!Hee! But wait! There's more! Nicole has been a pioneer in showing scrappers from all over the world on how to use die-cut elements - she actually has her very own collection of Silhouette free cut files to download right here (she designs for Silhouette, too!).  Here's an awesome example of hers on how to balance a layout with such an element using some quilt-like features:



I recently got the chance to meet and take a class with Nicole at a Scrapbook & Cards Today Crop & Create event. It was absolutely FABULOUS to see how she uses patterned paper to create her designs. "Cut and commit," she would say. I must admit, I was a bit intimidated by meeting such a well-known scrapper, but boys! Was it ever nice to see how "normal" she is and how she genuinely loves to scrap just as much as the rest of us. Enjoyed speaking to her and learning from her so very much that I instantly thought of this blog post and asked her a day into the event if I could create a design based on her work. She agreed! WOO!HOO! Excited was not the word! And imagine just excited I was when I showed her my design and she stamped it with her seal of approval!! My goodness! Just like opening a new box of scrappy goodies on Christmas morning, I tell ya. Hee!Hee! So... without any further adieu, here is my Ode to Nicole Nowosad:



Used tons and tons and more TONS of My Mind's Eye Jubilee - Sherbet collection on here along with a Jillibean Soup placemat, Queen & Co. washi tape, Prima Sculpture Flowers, American Crafts Pow! Glitter Paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Making Memories staples, and yes, hand-stitching using DMC floss with CTMH and Tim Holtz stitching rulers. And be still my beating heart! Do you see what I see? Yes! Unstitched holes!! Holy camoly! Living on the wild side! I must have been channelling the inner Nowosad in me - Hee!Hee!

On that note, I want to give a very special shout out to Nicole Nowosad for giving me the OK to do this post. It was truly a great and "humbling" experience to meet you and speak to you. Thank you for letting me see a bit of the real you! ;) You are such a great example for all of us scrappers. Thank you for all you inspire and all you share with us all. Hope to see you REAL soon! ;)

Happy scrapping! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Winner!

Good Morning!

October is in full swing!  The colors outside are just so gorgeous and the weather is still pretty mild.  It makes for great nature walks with the family!

Saturday was World Cardmaking Day.  We were hosting a crop in my home town and we spent the most wonderful day with beautiful ladies.  Our scrappy friends created such great projects all day long.  We took some pictures and we will share those with you later this week.

It's now time to announce our September winner!  What a great response this month from all our fans!! I say this every month, but our fans are SO talented!!!  Thank you for sharing all your projects with us every week and ever month.  We so appreciate every single one of you!

Our September prize was a copy of the Summer and Fall issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine.  Our random selected winner this month was a card entry.  How fitting as we celebrate WCMD!!  I thought I would share it with as well.

Our winner is....



Cheryl Kosakura

Congratulations Cheryl!!  Please email your full name and address to isabelle@letscaptureourmemories.com.  Indicate your are the September Winner in the subject line.  You have until October 13, 2014 to claim your prize.

Make sure you join us this Saturday for our next reveal.  The Team has outdone themselves yet again! 

Happy scrapping!