Monday, July 20, 2015

Product Shuffle - Ribbon Flower

Hello everyone!

Jocelyne here with another product shuffle for you.  I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. We have enjoyed a small staycation and an amazing camping trip so far and we are getting ready to make a road trip soon.  Getting excited for my vacation week that is coming soon!  I jsut have to remember to take my camera out and gather material to scrapbook!
This month I will show you how to use your ribbon to make a very cute flower.  I chose a wide Webster's Pages scallop edge trim ribbon, but you could use any ribbon really although a ribbon on the widder side will be easier.

First step is to take your ribbon and thread some floss all along the side of the ribbon

Once you have done that all the way, just pull on the floss on either side and tie them together.  That's it!  Super easy isn't it!? I added a little star fish in the middle, but you could add a button, bling or anything else to complete it.

Sketch 128 from last reveal was my inspiration for the layout I made using the flower.  I also used some Studio Calico wood veneers.  They are juste so cute don't you think?
 Here is my completed layout using the very nautical Adrift collection from Basic Grey.
I also used some American Crafts alpha sticker and the seagull veneer is from CTMH.

I hope I inspired you to use some of your ribbon or trim in a non conversional way.  I hope that you all have a great rest of summer and I'll see you next month same time same place!  Big hugs to all of you!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

LCOM - Sketch #128 - Reveal

Hello, hello! Aurelie here to take care of this week's reveal while Isabelle is enjoying some vacation time with her family. Oh! And it's a good reveal, too! Nicole Nowosad sent in some awesome sketches for the Let's Capture Our Memories design team to work with. And that's not all! Nicole designed a few projects herself for today's reveal, too!! WOO!HOO!

So, here's the layout sketch:



And here's Nicole's design followed by the designs created by the LCOM team:











Amazing stuff, eh? Love how they are so different from one another, yet come from the same sketch. Cool, indeed! And the colours!! I want to go in my scrapcave like... NOW! ;)

Now, it's time for the card sketch:

Followed by Nicole's design and those from the LCOM team:







Another awesome set of cards, for sure! Those watercolours in Nicole's card... YUM! And that Minion is just so cute! My son, Louis-Olivier, would love that one for his Minion birthday all set for next weekend!! And those splats on Majo's card - LOVE!

Now it's your turn!! Let's see what you create with these sketches. All you have to do is link your creation(s) using the link provided below and you'll get a chance to win a great LCOM prize! Plus, if you continue to submit your design(s) for sketches #127 and #128, you will get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal.

July PrizeA $10 eGift code to the Let's Capture Our Memories shop!

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 LCOM128. 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, July 13, 2015

Inspiration Station - Pocket Scrapbooking à la Nicole Harper!

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here with July 2015's Let's Capture Our Memories Inspiration Station feature. I have a confession to make: I L-O-V-E the concept of pocket scrapbooking and I actually do envy those who take the time to record the everyday happenings of their lives. I just haven't found the way to incorporate that in my own life. H-O-W-E-V-E-R, the pocket scrapbooking concept has already entered my scrapcave - I've done a travel book of a trip we took to San Diego, and I've also done a gift or two for my brothers who have been travelling abroad these past few years. I just haven't found my comfort zone, yet, that's all.

Now, when our sweet Éloïse was born in 2013, I knew that I wouldn't be able to scrap the way I had done it for Louis-Olivier. My style had changed, the industry had changed and frankly, my scrappy time had been cut a bit. I recognized that the pocket scrapbooking concept was going to help me out with this predicament and so I set off in gearing myself up with tools and supplies to get me going... Almost two years later, and a few attempts in starting Éloïse's baby book, I have finally figured out how to go about this. And this has a LOT to do with the fabulous work of Nicole Harper. 



Nicole Harper has been playing with paper since elementary school, when shopping for new supplies quickened her heart a beat. She spends her crafty time creating layouts and mini albums, but loves hunting for vintage finds whenever she can. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband Mike and their daughter Allison…and is a proud soccer mama, medical professional and trusty friend. She wears her heart on her sleeve with her journaling and loves to share the everyday moments that mean the most.

I've had the chance to assist a few of Nicole's pocket scrapbooking classes via Scrapbook & Cards Today's Crop and Create events, and I have fallen in love with her pocket scrapbooking style over and over and over again. She is a genius at mixing elements to add depth and interest onto her pocket cards and projects without adding bulk. L-O-V-E her work! And she is as sweet as can be, too! Here are a few samples of her work:




See what I mean? I just love how her pocket scrapbook pages aren't filled up with photos, but rather a combination of photos with tons of journalling. Now... do you wanna see what I came up with? Here we go (my goodness - I'm actually nervous! Hee!Hee!):







Using Simple Stories' SN@P! concept, I opted for the 6X8-ish version. Armed with the pink 6X8 SN@P! album, the Simple Stories Baby Girl SN@P! pockets, stickers, as well as the 3X4 and 4X6 cards, along with some Simple Stories Vintage Bliss, Pebbles Special Delivery, a Heidi Swapp photo mat, and a piece of Cosmo Cricket's 2wnty-thr3e collection, I gathered my Nicole Harper examples from classes I took with her and images of her work I found via her Gossamer Blue gallery (right here), and I plunged in. Following Nicole's examples, and using rub-ons, markers, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, stickers, wood veneer pieces, washi tape, tranparencies, and hand-stitching, I decorated some of the cards in order to add some interest to them.  I also FINALLY took out the brand-new typewriter Mathieu bought me for Christmas and typed on some cards, but also used hand-written journalling (Nicole's suggestion to use the ZIG Photo Signature pen to write directly onto photos is AWESOME!). Finally, the corners of the cards were rounded, while I left the photo corners squared. 

And there you have it! The beginning of my pocket scrapbooking project for Éloïse. Can't wait to continue!! And a huge shout out to Nicole Harper - You are a scrappy force to be reckoned with for sure, Nicole. Thanks for all you do to share your scrappy process with others. I want to pocket scrapbook like you when I grow up! Hee!Hee! To see Nicole's work, please hop on right over here.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

LCOM Sketch #127 - Reveal

Welcome to another Saturday Sketch reveal!  This is our first reveal for the month of July and we have the fabulous and very talented Nicole Nowosad sharing some pretty amazing sketches!

Let's get right into it shall we?


Gisele Julien

Beatrice Lawson

Christine Perez

Elisa Delora

Brenda Caldow

How fabulous are those layouts!!  We love everyone's take on the sketch!  Let's see what the team created with the card sketch.


Majo Wybranietz

Cher Kosakura

Fabulous!  We love that the team created cards with different themes!  Makes for such a versatile sketch!

 Now it's your turn.  Let's see what you create with these sketches.  All you have to do is link your creation(s) using the link provided below and you'll get a chance to win a great LCOM prize! Plus, if you continue to submit your design(s) for sketches #127 and #128, you will get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal.   

July Prize
A $10 eGift code to the  Let's Capture Our Memories shop!

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 LCOM127. 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, July 1, 2015

July Color Spot

Good morning!

It's July 1st and I would like to wish you a very Happy Canada Day!!!  A day to celebrate our great country with family and friends!  It's a day where we get to take lots of fantastic pictures and scrapbook them!  And we have the perfect inspiration to help you along!  

Welcome to July's Color Spot!  We have another Design Seed inspiration palette to share with you.  This one was perfect for celebrating our July 1st festivities and ties in so well for our friends and family south to us for the July 4th celebration.  The pattern in this seed was screaming fireworks to me!!  This perfect, right?!  Check it out!



I'm so grateful to have met some pretty amazing people in this industry and so fortunate to have so many of them literally live in my backyard.   This week's Guest Designer is none other then the very talented Marielle LeBlanc.  Not only does she live only a few blocks away, but she is also a lovely person and I'm so blessed to have her as great friend.  I'm so happy she accepted this month's spot.


I love how Marielle plays with layers on her layout.  Just the right touches for this one.  She really knows how to showcase her photo!  Just look at that sweet boy!  Such a great design using this month's color spot.


Ok!  What about that bicycle?!!  Love!  Did you notice those arrows?  So subtle, yet adds great texture to the page.  Love the texture!  

Thank you, Marielle, for sharing your creativity with us this month.  Make sure you check out all of Marielles's creations on her blog or on Facebook here.  You can also find her creating for Spellbinders here.

It's your turn.  We love it you share with us your creations.  Make sure you link your projects using the link below!  Can't wait to see what you share using this month's Color Spot!

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Product Shuffle - Gold Pen

Good Morning and Happy Father's Day!

I am not used to making anything masculine.  I love my Prima flowers and my ribbon but that was just not going to cut it on a father's day card.  As I was cleaning out my scrapbooking carrier, I was testing out my markers to see if they were still working and came across a Pilot gold pen that I had forgotten I had. It still worked and I knew I wanted to use it on my card.


To make the focal image, I used a CTMH stamp and some reinker.  Adding a few drops of reinker to a sponge and then over saturating the stamp let you stamp a wider image.  I then used the gold pen to draw over the stamped image.


I used the same pen to doodle around the torn cardstock and draw a few stars around the card.


I also used a ruler and my trusty pen to add faux stitching to the bottom part of the card.
And there you have it!  My husband's father's day card.


Along with CTMH cardstock, ribbon and stamp, I used Carta Bella's Well Played paper, Basic Grey photo frame, My Mind's Eye enamel dots and Prima wood buttons

Have yourself a great day and I'll see you next month!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

LCOM Sketch #126 - Reveal

Happy Saturday!

School's out!!  My kids' last day of school was yesterday and Boy! are they ready for summer vacation.  I think we are too!  This week's sketches were designed by the lovely Lynn Lefebvre and I'm certain they will jump start your creativity as you scrap all those wonderful pictures from this past school year!

Let's get to them!

Beatrice Lawson

 Christine Perez

Brenda Caldow

Elisa Delora

Gisele Julien

What great Layouts from our team!  Let's see what great cards our Team created with Lynn's card sketch.

Majo Wybranietz

Cheryl Kosakura

Cecile Lavoie

Super fun cards!  

Thank you, Lynn, for sharing your sketches with us this month!  Make sure you visit Lynn's blog to see more of creative projects.

Now it's your turn.  Let's see what you create with these sketches.  All you have to do is link your creation(s) using the link provided below and you'll get a chance to win a great LCOM prize! Plus, if you continue to submit your design(s) for sketches #125 and #126, you will get a ballot for each submission you link to each respective reveal.   

June Prize
A $10 eGift code to the  Let's Capture Our Memories shop!

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 LCOM126. 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!