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!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Inspiration Station - Let's feature some of YOU!

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here for another round of Inspiration Station. I've been mixing it up for a few weeks now and I thought I'd continue the trend. ;) And what better way to start the week by being inspired by some of Let's Capture Our Memories' sketch reveal participants? Yes, that's right! I've gone through the last few Saturday reveals and chosen a few submissions that I've absolutely fallen in L-O-V-E with! Woo!Hoo! Here we go!

First up, is this super cute layout by Heather Robertson. That feather is absolutely to die for and the colour combo is super perfect. Oh! And did you see those little hexagons hugging the title? OMG! Awesome!


Secondly, we have a LisaM layout. Just love the mix and match of patterned papers and the bright colours she used that just so pop against the neutrals. Love the different textures on here as well. And those blue alphas for the word blueberries? Need I say more? ;) Super cute!


Finally, a fabulous layout by Scrapacrolles. A stitch-a-holic myself, I must say that the stitching just drew me in. And then, I noticed the threaded buttons!! WOO!HOO! Just love the calmness of the colours. Matches perfectly with the photo. And the stencilling... and the washi tape... and the... Hee!Hee! Love, love, love!


And there you have it! Totally inspired by three great layouts by LCOM followers just like YOU! Thanks so much for all your awesome submissions week after week! And stay tuned - you never know when your layout might just pop up on our blog for EVERYONE to see!! 

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

LCOM - Sketch #86 - Reveal

Happy Saturday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see what the Let's Capture Our Memories design team has been up to! This week, we have amazing sketches by the very talented Emma Stafrace from Page Drafts. Here is her awesome layout sketch and the team's fabulous designs:


Ashley Hamm


Beatrice Lawson


Elisa Delora


Gisèle Julien


Lucinda Davidson


And here's Emma's yummy card sketch followed by the team's awesome designs:


Fernande Brideau


Sherry Brown


Shirley Tait


Inspiration all around, eh? Love it! Want to create with today's sketches? Why not link your design(s) to today's reveal when you're done? You'll get a ballot for each submission along with those for sketches 83-84-85-86, to win a fabulous prize! WOO!HOO!

August Prize
A grab bag of embellishments from a pot-pourri of awesome scrappy manufacturers!

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 LCOM86. 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, August 21, 2014

Product shuffle : Twine

Good morning!

I went to my scraproom for the first time in almost 3 weeks this morning!  It was good to be back, to sit down and create after a long vacation away from home.  Only problem was, I could not see the top of my desk.  After cleaning a little I found an empty spice bottle on my desk.  I decided it was going to be my icebreaker challenge to get me back in the creative mood.  I struggle with finding my tools once I start creating and this pretty spice jar was to become a home for the tools I use most often and sometimes (or should I say always) get lost under piles of scrap once I start creating.  Here is the bottle in question
The project was super duper easy!  Step one was to peel off the label.  The bottle was still sticky afterwards, I left it that way and even added double sided tape on top and started to wrap Doodlebug Designs twine around the bottle.
After that I added a Prima butterfly, a Teresa Collins decorative brad, a few My Mind's Eye pins and dots and that was it!  A pretty bottle to keep my supplies in view
Wasn't it easy!  I hope you try it too. 
Don't forget to come by again on Saturday for another sketch reveal.  I know it will be awesome. 
Have a great day!