I’m was on a role this month with finding challenges that help me get these 8×10 photos done. When I saw the sketch from Scrap Much? by Laura Whitaker I knew it would be the perfect 2nd page to my previous 9 month boy layout.
Hello and welcome to our very first challenge for 2015 at Lasting Memories! We’re celebrating the new year and new Design Team with a blog hop. Super fun right?! If you’re just starting the hop, be sure to start at Lasting Memories so you don’t miss anyone – if you’re last stop was Suzanne then you’re on the right track!
Our challenge theme this entire month is “Life’s Moments” and our first challenge is “Life’s Simple Pleasures” .. we want to know what one of your simple pleasure’s in life is. Chocolate? Coffee? Adorable children, pets or grandchildren?? SO many things to consider and we’re excited to see what you create! What’s my Simple Pleasure??? Here, let me show you!
One of my favorite Simple Pleasures is seeing our son interact with my sister. They are the best of friends and no matter how crabby he is anything he does with her is golden. In this particular case they were making chili while hubby and I snuck away to a movie.
I started this layout with the sketch from My Creative Sketches. I liked how linear the sketch was, but still left room for interpretation. Except for the Studio Calico wood stars and the title all items on the layout are from the Bella Blvd Max collection. You can’t tell in the photo, but I also used a Tim Holtz stencil and put white modeling paste through it. In person it adds a very subtle touch to the page.
I can’t wait to inspire you more with the Lasting Memories challenges!
Your next stop is Bea and when you’re all done visiting the new Design Team, we really hope you’ll have time to join the fun! All our challenges run for the entire month, so you have time to play! Thanks for stopping by today!
Claire (returning member)
Kimberly (returning member)
Lasting Memories (time to craft!)
I stayed pretty true to the sketch except I rotated it and turned the three photo spots into one large one. The scallop and bracket borders were done using my Kiwi Lane templates. To tie the pages in together I used the same paper lines and the same embellishments…voila…a whole new page in under a half hour. I’m really loving sketches lately rather than photo or color challenges because they allow me to get the photos I need to done without to much stretching to make my ideas fit. Also, who can complain about getting a page done in a half hour!?
Until next time…keep scrapping!
Time for another fun reveal from the Child’s Play Challenge team. We were challenged to use the toy…Webbles. The slogan of the toy is Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down. While our son had some Weebles I didn’t have any pictures of him playing with them. I decided instead to go with the fall down part of the rhyme. I used pictures of when hurricane Sandy struck, and our son had to come to work with me since daycare and home were without power.
To go with the falling down/tipsy feeling of Weebles I used a mid July sketch from ScrapMuch? I thought the skewed accent paper worked perfectly. All the papers and elements are from the Bella Blvd Max collection, and I even added some outlining in my stars (my attempt at doodling). The amazing tab pulls a photo out of the street signs knocked over.
I hope you enjoyed my reveal, and that you will come over and join us. Until next time…Keep Scrapping!