Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is DIY. There's so many options - make your own flowers, background, etc. Our sponsor is My Grafico and we all used the same set of flower images.
Close up of my hand quilled flower
Paper by K&Co
Cuttlebug Quilling Folder
MS Leaf Punch
SU Ticket Punch
SU (Bring on the Cake) sentiment
This fortnight, our challenge at Craft Us Crazy is "love or remembrance." You can interpret the challenge any way that you like.
For some reason, I was REALLY in the mood to make Christmas layouts... I made about 6 in the last week. This is one from our first Christmas together. I was two months after we got married, and it was the first Christmas that Mike had been home in several years (he had been overseas for the Army).
All paper and embellishments by K&Co
Cricut Christmas Noel & Plantin Schoolbook Carts
Well, we survived! Yesterday wasn't the end of the world!
This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is "florals." I chose to create a layout with pictures from the day after our wedding. There's photos of the floral arrangements from the reception as well as a pic of the happy couple!
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you will know that I created a wedding scrapbook using purple, which was the bridesmaid dress color. The table flowers were supposed to be purple mums, since it was fall. When I walked into the reception, I realized that they had used burgundy! I wasn't really happy about it, but it was too late.
Paper by The Robin's Nest & Colorbok
Flowers, journaling tag, and letters by K&Co
Nestabilities Circles & Ovals
Ok, so I have been a major slacker when it comes to my weekly Christmas card. I have been super busy with work and I haven't had much time to craft, other than what I need for my DT's.
I got a gorgeous card kit by Anna Griffin on QVC. It came with the cards, pre-cut papers, embellishments, ribbons, and sentiments. So this was a VERY quick and easy card, but I like the way it turned out.
This fortnight, our challenge at Craft Us Crazy is something new or favorite embellishment. I just got a new stamp set from Stampin' Up, so I was very excited to use it! It is so perfect for Father's Day!
SU Plane and Simple
SU Linen Embossing Folder
Brown Chalk Ink
Cardstock by The Paper Co
Happy Mother's Day! At Lasting Memories, out challenge is to use this photo as the inspiration for our layout:
Isn't it pretty? I really liked the colors, so I looked for paper that went with it. I decided to create a layout about my sorority's spring social.
Polka dot paper by Martha Stewart
Striped paper by K&Co
Cricut Gypsy font & Plantin Schoolbook
K&Co Tag and flower stickers
This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is "all about me." I wasn't sure what to do with this one. Then I remembered the pictures that my friend Ben took several years ago. Ben was really getting into photography and he needed a model. I worked as a professional model for several years, so Ben asked me to help him out. We took most of these pictures in my parents yard in Philly. The one on the water was taken on the point in Longport, NJ, which is where my parents have our summer house, and where Ben lives year round. (If you notice that the photos are watermarked, they have my maiden name on them).
I ordered this gorgeous Peacock Lane paper by Bo Bunny and I got it in the mail last week. I LOVE IT! Purple is my favorite color and I love it paired with teal. I also have an obsession with peacocks, so this is perfect!
Close up of the stamp and faux stitching
Bo Bunny Peacock Lane Paper & Journaling Block
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook
White Gelly Roll Pen
SU Peacock Stamp
Tim Holtz Photo Strip Die
My name is Lauren. I'm 33 and live in Philadelphia, PA with my husband Mike and our two dogs (Rocky the Boxer and Daphne the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel). I work as an account manager for a yearbook company.
I enjoy photography, scrapbooking, card making, reading, and traveling.