Saturday, September 13, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #89 - Reveal

Good morning!

What a wonderful time of year it is.  I love fall and how crisp the air feels.  I love getting back into the routine and getting more scrapbooking done.  I love that there are a few crops in the horizon to look forward to.  The leaves that are starting to change and the many photo opportunities that come with fall.  My photo pile is starting to get pretty tall so I'm ready for a sketch to put them in action.  Are you?
Let's get started with the layout sketch.  Another awesome sketch by Vicki Saulnier (aka Princess Pea) with a thanks to Shabby Princess for the digital images.
 
Here is what our designers created with this sketch :


Kelly Carrol



Brenda Caldow


 Shirley Miscarina


 Diana Poirier


Amazing work as usual.  And speaking of amazing work, check out this card sketch and the beautiful cards that our card team created.  I would love to receive any of those cards in the mail



Alicia Hill


Isabelle Elliott

Cecile Lavoie 

I told you they were amazing didn't I? 

Now it's your turn to give those sketches a try.  Create using today's sketch and when you're done, submit your design using the link below. You'll get a chance to win an amazing prize from LCOM! And if you do the same for reveals 87-88-89-90-91, you'll get a ballot for each entry. Woo!Hoo! Who's with me, now? Hee!Hee!

September Prize

The September prize is the Summer AND the Fall edition of Scrapbook and Cards Today!!


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 LCOM89. 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, September 10, 2014

Inspiration Station - Getting back into the scrap of things!

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here with another instalment of Let's Capture Our Memories Inspiration Station feature - where I try to inspire you by being inspired. Having a fabulous September so far? This is truly, truly, TRULY my favourite time of the year. It's like everything is new again. And for me, this September is truly that - full of newness! One week ago today, I returned to work after a year-long maternity leave. YIKES! And scrappywise, I needed to get back into the swing of things, too! Over the Summer months, I would actually sometimes look at my scrappy stash and try to convince myself to get scrappin', but it just wouldn't work. But then, September came rolling by, I started a new routine, and boom!, on Sunday, I saw a new sketch over at Creative Scrappers and thought to myself, "Bingo!" That's just what I needed. A great sketch to get the creatives juices flowing again. And here it is - the awesome sketch that got my mojo working again, by Jenny Evans:



And yes, of course, I just had to flip it to its side, making it look like this:


And here is my finished product, done in less than two hours from start to finish (after a scrappy slump, I'd say that's pretty darn good!):


Used tons and tons of Echo Park's Head over Heels collection on this one (patterned paper, alpha stickers and element stickers) as well as some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, American Crafts Thickers, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, Stampin' Up silver-foiled paper, Making Memories staples, DMC floss, and be still my beating heart, washi tape from Lord knows where! ;) And for those of you who know me, did you notice anything? No journalling and no stitching! The photo of my niece with my daughter said it all, really, and the element stickers along with the title were just perfect in explaining the sentiment. Didn't see the need to say anything more... WOW! A new routine is right!! ;)

So that's that! It was so great to get scrapping again!! Can't wait to do it again!!!

Oh! And now, with a new routine at home and at work, instead of seeing me every week, I'll be trying to inspire you every 10th of the month. But, no worries! New fun things will be happening on the LCOM blog - you'll just have to visit some more to find out! Hee!Hee! Nice way to keep you on your scrappy toes, eh? Hee!Hee!

Happy scrapping to YOU!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #88 - Reveal

Good weekend to you all! The first week of school has come and gone in our neck of the woods and the weather has gotten warmer and warmer and warmer just in time for a sunny Saturday (or at least, that's what the weatherman was saying as I wrote this post! Hee!Hee!). And as September is out and about, so is crop season!! WOO!HOO! I love this time of year. And Let's Capture Our Memories is in the top ranks of awesome crops!! The first one will be on October 4th, here in Moncton, NB (go here for more details). Who's with me? ;)

But before we all start planning out what we're going to bring (!), why not have some fun right now by having another terrific LCOM design team reveal? I thought so, too. ;) This week, the girls worked with super dooper, fabulous sketches by Ana Castro. Here's the layout sketch:

And here are the awesome designs by our team:











Amazing, eh? Flipped, flopped, different styles, different themes - this sketch is over-the-top user-friendly! And gotta love that multi-photo option! Totally versatile enough to switch to a single-photo layout, but for all those scrappers out there who like to put more than one photo on a page, this one's for YOU! Hee!Hee!
We haven't forgotten about our cardmakers! Here is Ana's card sketch for this week:

Fernande Brideau





SO love these two cards. SO different, yet the sketch is SO recognizable. Love it, girls!

Now, mm-mmm, that's right, it's YOUR turn! Go, go, go! Create using today's sketch and when you're done, submit your design using the link below. You'll get a chance to win an amazing prize from LCOM! And if you do the same for reveals 87-88-89-90-91, you'll get a ballot for each entry. Woo!Hoo! Who's with me, now? Hee!Hee!

September Prize

The September prize is the Summer AND the Fall edition of Scrapbook and Cards Today!!


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 LCOM88. 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, September 2, 2014

Winner!

Happy September everyone!

A new school year has started for us this morning.  Mixed bags of emotions for this mama and the kids too!  One was happy to return to the same school to find ALL of her friends, the other was anxious and excited as he was off to a brand new school as he starts Junior High!  I can't wait to hear how their day went tonight at supper!!

We had a tremendous response to our August Sketch challenges!  Thank you all again and again and again for joining us every week and every month for our Sketch Reveals!  We are truly blessed and we have the most amazing and talented participants!!  Our fans are the best!!

Our August prize was a surprise potpourri of embellishments from manufacturers we all love!  We randomly picked from all the participants from August and the winner is.....



CELESTE B


Congratulation Celeste B!  Please send me your full name and address to isabelle@letscaptureourmemories.com.  Please mark your subject as "August Winner".  You have until September 9th to claim your prize.

Our next reveal is coming up this Saturday!  See you them!

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Color Spot

Good morning to you all!

We're welcoming September with great anticipation.  It's Labor Day weekend which means we have a extra long weekend.  Yay!  It's our last family getaway for the summer since we are back to school and routines tomorrow!!  Yikes!!  It's been a fabulous summer and we've had the opportunity to travel and visit the Maritimes and soak in the fabulous flavors it has to offer!  

Which brings me to this month's Color Spot.  I was immediately drown to this photo on Design Seeds when searching for this month's spot.  After spending countless summer days and nights admiring the scenery that surrounded us, this photo immediately took me back to those places.  I knew this was the one to share with you.  


I've asked my friend and fellow design team member, Brenda Caldow if she would like to take up this month's challenge and I was so happy she accepted!  I love Brenda's designs.  There's always a touch of whimsical and fabulous to her pages.  She shares that with us today.

I love all the layers she used under her photo, especially the music sheet! Brenda tells me that the very handsome man she pictured with is Shannon Noll.  He's an Autralian Singer who was performing with Suzi Quatro at the Red Hot Summer Concert. She was so excited to attend the concert and meet him in person. 


What beautiful flowers she used in her layout and check out this great wood veneer!  Don't you just love the way she distress it to match her design!  It's the perfect finishing touch!



Thank you so much Brenda for sharing such a lovely layout and a great story with us!

And because this Color Spot was inspiring for me, I thought I'd give a go at it too.  It was the perfect Color Spot to use up some of my Irish Farm House Collection from Jillibean Soup.  


We R Memory Keepers makes these fabulous Sew Easy Templates.  It was perfect to add that final touch to my title.

Jillibean Soup's Butterfly Sugar Pic was the perfect partner to the die-cut butterfly.



Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed our Color Spot.  Make sure you share your September Color Spot with us by linking it to the link below.  You know we always love seeing what you create!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #87 - Reveal

Good morning!

Can you believe it's the last weekend of August! I hope you all have a good one!  We will be spending our time with the family hopefully relaxing and gathering some energy before school starts next week.  Still have a few items to pick up from the supplies list but I should get some time to sneak into my scrap room sometime.  You should too, preferably with one of your beautiful sketches brought to you this week by Page Maps.
First of all, here is the layout sketch


Our artists all did a wonderful job, creating unique layouts using the same sketch.  Check it out.

 Diana Poirier

 
 Brenda Caldow


 Brianna Marshall


 Shirley Mascarina


 Kelly Carroll


Are you ready for the card sketch?  It is so pretty I would be temped to print is as is for my own card. 


Our designers made used this sketch to make gorgeous cards.

 Cecile Lavoie 


  Isabelle Elliott


 Alicia Hill



Inspiring work isn't it?  I now challenge you to do like those ladies and print out those sketches and make something.  If you do create something using one of these sketches, don't forget to link them up.   When you link up your design(s) based on today's sketches right at the bottom of today's reveal, you get a ballot to win an awesome prize from LCOM! You can enter designs for sketches 87-88-89-90-91! Each entry will get you a ballot to win that prize!!

September Prize
The September prize is the Summer AND the Fall edition of Scrapbook and Cards Today!!

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 LCOM87. 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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Product Shuffle : 5x7 Kraft Envelopes Take 2

Good morning!
This week I continue my quest to use up part of my massive stash of envelopes!  If you want to my first fist take click here.
It seemed like it had been so long since we were invited to a wedding.  All of sudden, a couple of months ago we received three invitations!  We unfortunately missed two while we were away overseas on our vacation, but I still wanted to send cards.  The third wedding is this weekend.  While making wedding cards, I will be using envelopes to seal the cards, obviously!  But how could I use more?  By making a card using the envelope!
I am using a kraft envelope, that way it is sturdy enough to be used as a card.  it is already scored, so all I need to do to transform it into a card is to cut the sides.  I removed about one inch on each side to make a 5X6 fold over card

I then added Pink Paislee's Secret Crush paper to the card.  This romantic love themed collection seemed perfect for a wedding card.  

 I like how it all came together.  You would never guess that the card was created using an envelope.
I used Pink Paislee mini alpha stickers, Webster's Pages trim and Prima flowers and flourishes.  Super easy!  I even embellished the inside using fussy cut doilies from the same paper collection
I did this to hide the glue strip that was on the envelope, but it makes it just that bit more fancy.  I hope you like it! I'm off to make more of these envelope cards.  See you Saturday for our weekly sketch reveal!
Have a great day!