Saturday, October 31, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
The Halloween cards are finished mailed and received by all the grandkids and family members so today I thought I would make a few Christmas cards to add to what I made during Christmas in July. I'm going to need a lot more of them than any other holiday. Next week I'll probably switch to the few Thanksgiving cards I will send out but for now I felt like Christmas. I mean we did have a little snow earlier this week so I'm in the mood.
I used the World Card Day Month sketch #4 at "SKETCH N SCRAP" for the card on the right.
It's been so fun playing along with all their card sketches this month.
Here is the sketch and link to "SKETCH N SCRAP".
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
This was a fun sketch to work with from "SCRAP OUR STASH". This is my 2nd time using it since it came out in the challenge on the 15th of the month. First time I didn't use papers or alphas to go with the challenge. So now I have all the elements covered. I used two different Fall leaf paper and then I have mixed alphas with my title. Large chipboard alphas for Fall and tiny mini stickers for Clean up. Plus for a little extra I decided to add some twine to may layout with a single simple wood veneer leaf for a simple embellishment.
Here is the sketch and the link to "SCRAP OUR STASH" .
Monday, October 19, 2020
"USE YOUR STUFF BLOG" challenge #408 is Autumn/Fall and pumpkins always say Fall to me.
I know you have been waiting for it! Here's this weeks AUTUMN/FALL challenge!
While going through old pictures a couple of weeks ago I found this wedding day picture of my maternal great grandparents. I loved making this layout and writing up some of the history of my great-grandparents. I went very simple with the design for a 1890 wedding.
I'm entering this layout at challenge #209 at "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"
Sunday, October 18, 2020
When I saw the sketch for challenge #211 at "SKETCH N SCRAP" I knew I had the perfect pictures to use with the sketch. The weekend before the sketch came out I had been craving Mexican food. With the coronavirus we have only eaten out about 4 times since March and this Mexican restaurant was now the 2nd time we had gone out to it during all of this. They do social distancing and I also knew they had a separate table by itself in a front corner so by going at an odd hour, we went at 3:00, I knew it would most likely would be available. So off we went and had a nice dinner out as safely as you can during these times. I had to start with a huge margarita (which ended with me having a long nap when we got home) then we had the chorizo/bean/cheese appetizer and I got the special chicken burrito for my entree. It was just what I had been wanting.
Here is the sketch and the link to all the great challenges in October at "SKETCH N SCRAP".
Hello everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are joining us today. Are you ready for a new challenge? Here we go.
Our theme for October is - Hello Fall - and our challenges this month will feature a variety of events and things you can find in October during Fall in the USA, and this week's challenge is:
Saturday, October 17, 2020
First thing I did this morning in my craft room was go to "SKETCH N SCRAP" and see what this Saturday's card sketch was. I needed more Halloween cards and went right to work using the sketch.
I used a muted orange inking on my white card and then added black on top and inked the card edges in black. I added the orange plaid patterned paper and then cut down a PL style card that had my Happy Halloween sentiment on it. Next I added my yellow moon circle behind the card and then on top of the moon I added a bat sticker and my card was complete.
Here is the sketch I used and the link to "SKETCH N SCRAP".
Friday, October 16, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
I had heard about this cove at the lake for 3 summers now and finally last month we went out on the boat looking for it. We were about to give up and turn around and head home as we were having no luck finding it where I thought it was and then just like that it was there. What a wonderful sight. Now I'm looking forward to going back there next year earlier in the summer. But what a wonderful sight at this home owners lake front lot and dock. I'm sure there have been 1000's of pictures taken here over the years. It is so beautiful to see.
I used the sketch #210 at "SKETCH N SCRAP" for this layout. I wanted to make sure I got to include more than just a single picture for a layout of this scenery.
Here is the link to "SKETCH N SCRAP" and all their challenges for October and the sketch I just used.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
This is a totally new way fo me to make a layout. I have no title, no journaling, just my paper and picture. I had two pieces of this paper so I use one as my background and then on the other one I fussy cut 10 of the shells out and then used different sizes of pop dots to pot up the shells over the background shells.
I was inspired by the Survivor October prompt at "SOUL-SCRAPPERS".
Hi SURVIVOR Members!
Thankyou ALL for outwitting
your opponents that have dropped out so far......!
Lets get to the OCTOBER challenge and win some prizes and points.....
For this months challenge.
You can Pick one, Pick Two or Pick all Three
Its your choice!
FISH, SAND and SHELLS
This is a free scrap, so any theme will do!
I don't make a lot of slim line cards but I wanted to work with the 2nd sketch for WCD that are being posted every Saturday at "SKETCH N SCRAP" I turned the sketch upside down when making my card.
Here is the sketch and the link to "SKETCH N SCRAP" for all the challenges this month.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
I decided today to play around with plaids and mixing them on a layout. I found the perfect sketch to use at "THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS"with the October sketch, then I decided to combine the Scrappy Girls challenge and incorporate the tic-tac-toe board at "SCRAPPING WITH STACY" I used the middle row, Hearts, Word Sticker Phrases and 1 Photo.
Check these challenges out and join in the fun.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
I'm not a big card maker but I do love making cards for my extended family for all the holidays. Halloween is always fun because I send one to each of my grandkids and a few extra relatives also. Today is used the card sketch #179 at "SKETCH N SCRAP" for this card that I'll be sending to one of my granddaughters in Florida. She wears glasses so this little cute pirate is perfect for her.
Here is the sketch and link to "SKETCH N SCRAP" for all their fun challenges in October. Check them out there are many fun sketches to play along with this month.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
For the last two days I've been taking a big part of my craft room apart and rearranging but I am almost finished and I stopped to play along with World Card Making Day. I got one card made, my first Halloween card for the year. I used the sketch at "SKETCH N SCRAP" it was a great one to use.
I mixed and matched a lot with this one, the little girl came from Simple Stories Say Cheese Halloween, the Happy Halloween banner sentiment came from Simple Stories Happy Haunting, the orange background paper came from Bella Blvd. Spooktacular, the black paper in the center came from a Recollections Halloween pad and finally the polka dot paper was a scrap piece from Echo Park.
Here is the link to "SKETCH N SCRAP" and all their monthly challenges are here along with every Saturday for the month they will have a new card challenge.