Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Color Spot

Good Morning!

We are welcoming the month of March with open arms!  It's the month Spring rolls in and Boy! are we looking forward to it.  Especially with all the snow we've received lately!

While browsing the web for the perfect color scheme, I started dreaming about warmer weather and the times we spend looking for beach glass at the cottage.  And then I came across this picture from www.jamaligarden.com.  Bingo!  This was the one!  The lovely, soft colors of the glass was exactly what this month's color spot needed.


Our guest designer this month is none other than the lovely Brianna Marshall.  I am in total la-la land over her layout!  It's just plain gorgeous!  She hit the bulls-eye with the color scheme and then the composition is just fabulous!


I love how she created the banners on the top and the bottom and how she layered them on the horizontal strips!

The layers around the photo is superb.  I love all the confetti and sequins!



Thank you so much Brianna, for sharing your wonderful creation with us this month.   Make sure you visit her blog for inspiration.

We hope you were inspired by this month's Color Spot and will share your creations with us by linking them below.  We always love seeing what you share with us.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #113 - Reveal

Good reveal day to you all, Let's Capture Our Memories fans! Today, we have a set of awesome sketches by Becky Fleck over at PageMaps.com to inspire you. Here is the layout sketch:


And check out these fabulous creations by our talented design team:









And here's the card sketch:



With the "love"ly cards by our oh, so talented designers:









Fernande Brideau (who made TWO cards with the same sketch!)




So, so, SO love the different styles and themes for all of these designs!! So, what are you waiting for? ;) When you create your own design(s) using today's sketches, please remember to submit via the link provided below. You'll get a chance to win an awesome LCOM prize! AND... if you submit your design(s) for sketches #113-114-115-116, you'll get a ballot for each submission you link.

February 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 LCOM113. 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, February 21, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #112 Reveal

Good morning!

I hope everyone is envoying winter and is still feeling a little warmth and love from Valentine's day.  Bue skies here today and getting ready for an LCOM crop todat so all is great.  Hope some of your will take some time over the weekentd and scrap a little even is you can't be with us in person.  To give you a little inspiration, take a look at this gorgeous sketch by our very own Shirley Mijares Mascarina
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Let's take a look at what our designers created using this sketch 



Love each an everyone one of those.  Do you?  So very unique and awesome in different ways
Now are you ready for some cards?  Here is a very lovely card sketch also by Shirley Mijares Mascarina
  


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

Once again, I am amazed.  These are just spectacular.

So wouldn't you like to create using these sketches? If you do and link your creation(s) to the link provided below, you'll get a chance to win a great LCOM prize! Plus, if you continue to submit your design(s) for sketches #109-110-111-112, you'll get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal. 

February 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/keywordLCOM110. 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!
Share with us your Sketch #110 creations!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Product Shuffle : Transparencies

Hello everyone!

Excuse my lateness.  I've been buried in the snow and just got out!  Amazing how much snow we had over the winter here.  Over 3 meters and still more is forcasted.
For this product shuffle I took out a transparency the I have been hoarding for a few year.  It is from Teresa Collins and was so pretty, I never really knew what to do with it. I decided to take out my trusty scissors and fussy cut out the images.  Why did I not think about it earlier?  You see those clock faces? those are part of 12X12 transparency.
I then placed a little glue on the back where it would be hidden by the pattern paper.I also fussy cutted some of the ticket pattern paper and layered is on the top and bottom of my page
I used Bo Bunny's Modern Miss collection for this layout and I love how fun it is.  It is also very versatile.
And here is the final layout featuring our fist pictures of 2015.
Those transparencies give the punch of colors, kind of looks like a stamp but not as messy.
To complete the layout I used DMC floss, CTMH cardstock and American Crafts Thickers
I hope you like it.
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow morning for an awesome sketch reveal.  See you in a little bit.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #111 - Reveal

Hello, hello! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! And welcome to another Let's Capture Our Memories design team reveal!! This week, the girls played with an awesome set of Emma Stafrace sketches. The team was also asked to create projects using a love theme - may it be the colour palette, or the title, or even a photo that they particular loved. So, here is the layout sketch:


And the LOVE-ly designs:









Time for the card sketch:


And another set of LOVE-ly designs, but by our cardmakers:




Now, aren't you just in the mood to go scrap the day away with these sketches? If you are and link your creation(s) to the link provided below, you'll get a chance to win a great LCOM prize! Plus, if you submit your design(s) for sketches #109-110-111-112, you'll get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal.

February 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 LCOM111. 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, February 10, 2015

Inspiration Station - Ode to Paige Evans

Welcome to another Let's Capture Our Memories instalment of Inspiration Station - where I aim to inspire by being inspired. Have you ever seen a layout and instantly thought to yourself, "I am SO lifting this?" That's exactly what happened to me a few weeks back when I saw this gorgeous Paige Evans layout she designed for Basic Grey:


I mean, isnt' that G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S?!? As soon as I saw this beauty of a layout, I immediately Facebooked Paige and asked her if I could lift it for this month's Inspiration Station - and she agreed! WOO!HOO! I mean, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, it was absolutely the perfect inspiration piece to make my scrappy senses tingle - Hee!Hee! Here's what I created:


Used oodles and oodles and oodles of Echo Park's Head Over Heels on this one - lots of patterned papers and element stickers. I used the same Silhouette die-cut heart background Paige used for her layout (by Alaa'K - design ID #15615) and hand-stitched across the 1X1 square pieces glued on the background (yes, I hand-stitched the whole thing! I know! I'm crazy! Wanna know what's crazier? I have a sewing machine, but I've only used it twice! Hee!Hee!). I also added some Stampin' Up vellum and tiny paper clips, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, and American Crafts alphas. Oh! And TONS of 3D foam squares!! And all those die-cut hearts I made? They are stored in a nice, little Ziploc bag with the rest of the Head Over Heels collection just waiting to be used on another layout! ;)

Wanna find out more about the scrappy genius who is Paige Evans? Here's a bit of info on her and her work:


"I’ve been scrapping since I was 16 (that was waaaay back in 2001!) and got my very first job at a scrapbooking store in Redmond, WA called Yesterdays. They didn’t even have an application, just took my name and phone number. I wonder what my life would be like now had I not walked into that store that fateful day because so much of my life has revolved around scrapbooking since then. I work from home as a mom by day and by night I manage the American Crafts blog and design team, am on the Studio Calico Contributing Team, the Ali Edwards Digital Creative Team, a blog contributor for Elle’s Studio, and a freelance scrapbooker for Amy Tangerine. I love guest designing and teaching scrapbooking workshops near and far. Basically, I LOVE scrapbooking! I’ve been married to Chris for 7 years and we have a 4-year-old son named Fox and a 2 1/2-year-old daughter named Jane. Currently we’re living on an Army base in Grafenwöhr, Germany for 3 or 4 years. My husband is a dentist for the Army and we’re loving our adventures here and traveling as much and as often as we can."

It was truly SO much fun lifting this layout, Paige! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you do for scrappers the world over! You are a true, true, oh! so true inspiration for us all.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #110 - Reveal

Good morning!

February it here and it is thge perfect time to say to each and everyone one of you that we love you!  February is the month a Valentine's day after all.  We continue with the love theme with our sketches and we also asked our designers to channel love into their projects. Take a look at this gorgeous heart filled sketch provided by Laura Whitaker.



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



I feel the love!  Do you?  All those hearts, and warm colors, it's just so LOVE-ly!  hihi
Now are you ready for some cards?  Here is a very lovely Laura Whitaker card sketch
  


So many hearts!  I love it!  Now let's take a peak the designs

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

So wouldn't you like to create using these sketches? If you do and link your creation(s) to the link provided below, you'll get a chance to win a great LCOM prize! Plus, if you continue to submit your design(s) for sketches #109-110-111-112, you'll get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal. 

February 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/keywordLCOM110. 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!