Friday, November 30, 2012

The eve of December daily...

It's finally here!  The eve of December daily!  I for one, absolutely love doing a December daily album every year and look forward to following Ali Edwards December Daily posts for such incredible inspiration! 
Today I want to share with you my album cover. I will be using the Crate Paper, "Make it merry" line with some little tidbits I have laying around my scrap table. The album is a American Crafts 8x8 Red album.  I am trying to keep my front cover pretty simple.  Now the rest of the book, well that's a different story!

So, how many of you are diving into this project this year? Have you made your cover yet? What items and paper line are you going to use to create yours?  Have you done this in the years past?  I would love to hear all about your adventures with this project.  

I will be starting a thread HERE to share our ideas, thoughts and pictures on Saturday December 1st.  Please stop on over and join us, we would love to hear all about your beautiful books!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wow'd Us Wednesday!

It's Wow'd Us Wednesday time!  I love this time of the month when I get to cruise around the gallery and choose a layout that just knocks my socks off.  Look at this little gem I found by Carla Schultheis. She created this layout using Lisa's November Sketch by and I love the what she did with it, don't you?!

The alpha's she used coordinates perfectly with the theme and she even used a misting technique to pull it all together!  Congrats on your Wow'd Us Wednesday toot Carla!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Weekly Challenge

Good Morning and HAPPY MONDAY. I hope you all started off your Monday with a good start! When I created this layout I am about to share with you to go with this Challenge, I wanted to really push myself to do something I have not done in a long time. How many of you find it hard to scrapbook about yourself? Do you have an album all about you? I remember when there used to be this "Dare" challenge out each week, that would challenge people to make a layout about themselves with a theme each week. I LOVED that! It really got me to focus more on who I am into a book that would later be another great gift to my children/grandchildren when I was long gone. In a way it works like a Picture/journal diary as well. You really get to know who you are with the different topics. With my layout I chose to be a little silly and pick a topic that is funny to me. I was born with naturally curly hair, but for as long as I can remember, I LOVE to straighten my hair ( those of you with naturally curly hair know what I mean lol). So I thought I would showcase my hair both ways and show how I am so fickle with the hair being straight or curly.

So my challenge to you, is to get a little silly and have some fun making a layout ALL ABOUT YOU! When you are done, please upload your layout to our Little Red Scrapbook Gallery. We always love to see your work!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Fun!!! Woohoo!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends, ate lots of good food and had a great time! What about Black Friday, did any of you venture off in the crowds of people at the stores today? I know I did ;) can't pass up a chance to make my kiddos Christmas a little better with some great deals on gifts, I know my son will be HAPPY with the Nerf shooter I got dirt cheap at Target late last night, the deals on lalaloopsy dolls where amazing at Target as well, My daughter will be thrilled. Even picked up some of their awesome movie deals. What about you, how did you do? Come join us on the LRS message boards and tell us how you did today. Tell us how your Thanksgiving went, maybe share some pictures, we would love to chat with you!

Now on to our LRS Friday Fun. I thought it would be fun to do a little Color Challenge. I have a board on Pinterest just for Color inspiration and challenges. It really pushes me to think about color on my creations. I also included my layout using the colors from the color challenge, which just so happened to match some of the papers we got in the November LRS kit :) Once your done, please upload your creations to our gallery. Happy Scrapping!

My Layout using these colors...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Karrie's November Weekly Challenge

I thought I would post a little different kind of challenge this week since we are all busy with Thanksgiving and probably can't get much scrapping in. Instead of a layout challenge, your challenge this week is to do 3 things:

#1: Upload 3 projects into the LRS gallery.
#2: Give some love to 5 member's projects in the LRS gallery.
#3: Like us on Facebook if you haven't done so already.

Post in LRS Challenge thread when you've completed these 3 tasks and your name will go into a drawing to win a Fancy Pants Design 12X12 Memo Book. This book has 24 double sided notebook pages featuring some very creative designs.

Challenge will run from November 19 - November 30.  I will draw a name and post on December 1.

See you in the gallery!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Mid Month DT Gallery Highlights

Just in time to play along with Tammy's "Scraplift the DT" challenge, I bring you the Mid Month DT Gallery Highlights as chosen by me, Lisa.  ;)  It's always a treat to see the different styles of each designer.  I can see a layout in the gallery and know right away who has designed it..I think I love that the best...there are so many different ways each kit can be used and our DT girls are the perfect example of that!

Soooo...first up, I give you Karrie's "footy pjs rock" layout!  I mean, stinkin' cute is this??  Karrie, you crack me up!  I love how she clustered the tags on the right and even snuck in the little piece of washi tape used to close the embellie bag in the kit!  Just plain FUN!!

Footy PJs Rock

Next up, we have Meg's "Sisters are Forever" layout.  Leave it to Meg to create such a beautifully feminine layout...she is the queen of shabby chic and she pulled it off so perfectly on this layout...look at how she used the spools, the pins the misting on her letters!!!  All her layers are so fun and she even let this piece of paper do some of the work for her!  LOVE.

Sisters are Forever

Tammy...where do I start with the greatness that is this layout?  I absolutely LOVE the embellie cluster in the top left...the way she tucked the frame in there...and then, check out that title...adorable!!!  And don't let me ignore the "lazy" really pulls the entire layout's so easy to forget that something as simple as a black pen can make such an impact!
Ruby's Dress- November LRS Kit

Nikki...this girl has such a way with ink...whether it's the edges of the paper, the stamping on the actual layout or even in this case, the FLOWERS...I love how she uses INK. And again, that little pop of the washi tape...don't throw it away!!!

And lastly, one more from me.  I did 4 layouts and card this month because I was so inspired by this kit...everything came together so this one used the embellie add on.  I was so intrigued by the Prima DOORS...and this is what came of it...the hidden journaling behind the photo talks about how it doesn't matter what you wear as long as you wear a smile.  I think most teenage girls could be reminded of that, don't you?)  In the packing of the doors were cutable banners, so that is what you see at the bottom of the photo, from the packaging, as well as the tabs on the tags..and I misted my title with the new Heidi Swapp Peach mist which was the PERFECT match for these papers.  It's really glimmery in person. :)  

Never Fully Dressed

So there you have it, our mid month design highlights as chosen by me!!  Hope you like them and are as inspired as I was and that you'll play along with our "scraplift the DT" challenge HERE.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WOW Us Wednesday - 11/14

Happy Wednesday everyone!! It's Karrie with another fabulous pick for our Wow Us Wednesday feature!! :)

As soon as I saw this layout by Katie (username KatieBug) in the LRS Gallery, I knew I had this week's pick!  I just love the gorgeous black and white color combo with a splash of pink.  And the rhinestones on the pleated ribbon are stunning.

Please stop by the LRS Message Board and join me in congratulating Katie on being selected for this week's Wow Us Wednesday feature!  Congrats to you, Katie!

P.S. - We want to see MORE layouts in the gallery - you all are a talented bunch, and we LOVE to showcase what you do with the beautiful LRS kits each month! YOU just might be the next one featured on a future WOW Us Wednesday!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Challenge: Scraplift the DT!

Happy observed Veterans Day!  Please take a moment to thank all Veterans past and present for the freedoms we enjoy today.

I have the pleasure of throwing out today's challenge!  For my challenge, I would like you to pick a layout out of the gallery that has been created by one of our fabulous Design Team members and scraplift it!  There is nothing more fun than seeing how each of us inspires you, our wonderful LRS Members.  Please be sure to give the DT member credit when you lift her layout.

I took inspiration from AnnaMarie.  AnnaMarie is one of those scrappers who I have waited each month to see what she creates next because she does such beautiful work!  Here is the layout I lifted of hers:

...And this is what I created using the LRS November kit and the yummy add-on embellishment kit. I used a 5X7 photo instead of a small one but I still love how it turned out.  Thanks AnnaMarie!

Please upload your layout to the challenge area of the LRS gallery and link a photo of it along with the layout you've scraplifted to my challenge thread. You never know you just may be featured in our next Wow'd Us Wednesday post...have fun!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday fun day--11/9

Welcome to Friday fun day!   Hard to believe it is already November 9th and the Holidays are right around the corner!  So while I was thinking about how close we really are, I thought about how I have been working diligently on my Holiday cards for the past 2 months already. I know, call me crazy, but you all  know  how much time it takes to get these things moving along, right?!!
Well, you guessed it, Friday fun day is all about Holiday card making today!  I don't know about you all but I LOVE making Holiday cards, it is my favorite thing to do!  So today I am going to show you one of my favorite things to add to my cards.  You know that clear, irridescent snow that you see in all the department stores right now for the decorative villages for under your tree?  Well, I stock up on that inexpensive stuff every year and have a couple little drawers full of it. 
Here are two cards I wanted to share with you with this fabulous stuff on them:  

Don't you just love the dimension and depth it gives the card, and don't forget the little sparkle!  We all need a little sparkle in our life don't we?!    Now that I have your wheels turning, I would love to see what ideas you come up with using a unique, out of the box embellishment that you might find.

Please stop on by the boards and share with us what you have created!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November's card challenge...

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's that time again, Time for our monthly card challenge! 

This month I challenge you to using some of those cute little wooden embellishments that have been popping up everywhere in the scrapping world.  In this particular card, I used the wooden trees that were included in our kit.  Here is what I created with them:

You may ink them, paint them, mist them or just leave them as is, just as long as you incorporate them as a part of your card creation.

Be sure to link back over right Here, so that we can enjoy the beautiful creation you made.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!


Monday, November 5, 2012

First Peek at the November DT Gallery!

Happy November!  I can't even say "November" without thinking about fall, and it seems the DT ladies were feeling the same way, because we all did beautiful Fall themed layouts, in slightly different ways, of course!!

We all used this month's sketch to create our layouts..I just love our different "spins" on it!

Tammy shared this beautiful layout with us, featuring photos of a fall hike...I just love what she did to the leaves in the kit...GORGEOUS!!!

                   Happy- November kit

Meg shared this adorable page with fall photos..I love how she tucked the tag in there instead of another circle!

                            So much fun

I created this page of my little Pumpkin at the documenting our little traditions of the season!  Ohh..these Maya Road layering flowers have my heart for sure!

We would love for you to play along with our sketch challenge, too.  Just upload your creation to our gallery and link us up in the sketch never could be picked for our Wow'd Us Wednesday feature and have bragging rights on our Facebook page!! So much fun!  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Kit and Sketch Challenge

Hi all, Lisa again, this time to bring you the first look at the November kit and challenge you with our Monthly Sketch Challenge!

Here is our November Main Kit...featuring Basic Grey "Lucille" papers.

LRS November 2012 Main Kit - 

Basic Grey "Lucille"

$27.50 with no membership commitment, $25.00 with three month commitment or $22.50 with a six month commitment

Basic Grey "Lucille" Double Sided Pattern Papers (10 Sheets Total): 1 Sheet Mini Skirt, 1 Sheet Kitten Heels, 1 Sheet Seams, 1 Sheet Gather, 1 Sheet Indigo Ink, 1 Sheet Wrap Dress, 1 Sheet Over Blouse, 1 Sheet Pleat, 1 Sheet Pin It, 1 Sheet Selvage 
Color Cardstock (4 Sheets Total): 1 Sheet Bazzill - Foxy, 1 Sheet Bazzill - Dragonfly, 2 Sheets Bazzill - Almond Cream
Main Kit Embellishments:  1 Basic Grey Serenade Elements Sticker Sheet, 1 Basic Grey "Lucille" Titles Sticker Sheet, 2 Asst Lily Bee Designs Autumn Spice Index Journaling Cards, 2 Jenni Bowlin Studio Paper Receipts, 3 Asst Prima Sugar Plum Flowers, 2 Prima Innocence Flowers - White, 2 Asst Prima Birdsong Script Birds, 2 Asst Maya Road Wooden Twigs, 6 Maya Road Kraft Layerable Flowers (3 Lg & 3 Sm), 2 Each Pink Paislee Portfolio Indigo Blue Buttons & Fabric Covered Brads, 2 Asst Pink Paislee Portfolio Ephermera Tags, 2 Maya Road Vintage Pins (Brown Pearl & Butterfly), 3 Maya Road Mini Wooden Spools, 1 Pack Basic Grey Bling It Rhinestones, 1 Pack JilliBean Soup Corrugated Alphabets - Kraft, 24" Maya Road 1.5" Silky Crinkle Ribbon - Teal
It is so beautiful in real life...just perfect to capture all those fall family memories!  The photo does NOT do it me on this!

And now for our Monthly Sketch Challenge!  I have chosen this sketch for our Challenge...
We hope you'll play along, load your creation in our gallery and link us up in the Monthly Sketch Forum.  We have loads of great sketches for your inspiration in sure to poke around- it's never too late to link up!!  We love to see your work!