Since I don't speak French, I'm just going to go with my own translation for the Making Memories Je t'Adore line..."most adored scrapbook supplies"! I mean, just when I think Making Memories can't get better, they come out with another gorgeous line of paper, embellishments and even jewelry!!! I was lucky enough to choose this fun new love/valentine line of papers to share this month! The papers are double sided for extra diversity, the embellishments are girly and gorgeous, and the box turned out to make a pretty awesome craft project!
As soon as I opened my Creative Team box, I knew this embellishment package was going to make a great gift box!
First, I took this embellishment package , pulled all of the fun stuff out of it, traced it onto the Eiffel Tower paper for the interior of the box, cut two strips of the Red Ledger paper and placed them around the outside edge of the lid, and added the heart trim from the embellishments inside the box. The top was easy too, because of the mini cupcake liners...they make perfect flowers! I added a few bits of ribbon, more embellishments and a charm from the bracelet to finish off the top. SO CUTE!
For My Favorite Things about You
I had this older photo of Mackenzie that was just screaming to be scrapped in a very little girl way. These papers and products are perfect for that! I used a bit of pink distress ink to add some texture and the silky ribbon roses are the sweetest!
Lots and lots of layers is my style, and one way I love to separate the layers from each other is by adding an interesting punched border! It gives dimension and definitely adds to the fun of the layout. The flowers on my nieces top in the photo were my influence for grabbing a few floral layers of these fabulous papers! The embellishment box has lots of flowers, gems and buttons to finish things off.
Do You Know What it Is?
How adorable are these photos that my niece sent me from Christmas? My mom and dad went down to visit and were excited to learn that they would be adding to their great grandchildren in July! These photos show Chloe sharing an ultrasound photo with Nana and asking all about what she was seeing in the photo! I love how much softness and love you can show on your layouts made with these products...just so sweet!!!
Lastly, this is for you! To thank you for all of the love and support you have shown me while I've been on the CT here. For those of you who have been my friends, my partners in crime (LOL) and even president and loyal members of my Fan Club (I have never been as surprised and honored as I was by that ladies!!!) I have truly enjoyed every moment that we've spent together here. I'm sad to say that this is my last reveal as a CT Member and I'm happy to let you know that I'll still be hanging around, scrapping with all of you at our happy scrappy home, A Cherry on Top, just in a much more relaxed way. Thanks so much everyone, and I really will
Love You 4Ever
The following products were used for these projects:
Every month, Jennifer (sarahwhithers), sets us a challenge to create a layout based on a recipe in the Countdown Challenge.
Just like a regular recipe, you need to use one of these, and two of those, to pull together a layout. The challenge can be hard, sometimes, especially if your asked to use something like nine different patterned papers- it often forces you to look outside one particular kit into kits from other designers to pull together coordinating papers and embellishments into a eye-pleasing page.
This week, the digi team decided to put each other to task. Jennifer (sarahwhithers), Brittney (milmomma) and Sara (Keling) each put together a recipe to share with everyone, and then we each created a layout with that recipe - sounds like a lot of work, doesn't it!
Recipe #1 - Brittney
"Yes I know its a lot but I love busy layouts ," Brittney said. "This weeks reveal focuses on Recipes, nope not the ones we use for cooking. Similarly these recipes are made to come up with a great page. For me this is the hardest challenge , being told what I have to use is the worst, even when I make the recipe!"
1-animal (Or you can replace this with 1 metal if you really can't do the animal)
3-doodles or stitches (no mixing, 3 doodles, or 3 stitches )
5- ribbons, rick rack, string, etc
7- floral (leaves, flowers, etc.)
Jenn created this lovely page of her furbabies. She used "My Pet" by Sweet Digi Scraps and "Spring Cake" by Mye De Leon, as well as a freebie template by Isabel Mendez.
Sara (keling) said, "Whew! What a challenge!" She used "I Didn't Do It" by Sweet Digi Scraps, "Boys & Girls in the Band" by Kay Eflin, "Resolution" by SAS Designs, "Rock Out" by Sweet Digi Scraps, "A Mighty Jungle" by Tallula Moon Designs, "Messy Stitching" by Amy Teets and "Gone Wild" by Sherri Tierney.
"I used the photos of my son with the class pet to take on this recipe that I came up with." Britney used "Everything's Nice" by Serene by R.W., "Kids and Pets" by MC-Designs and "Bad Sewing Machine" by Traci Reed.
Recipe #2 - Sara
"Recipes are such a challenge to me - there easy to write, but hard to put together, especially when you're looking for 9 coordinating papers from different designers' kits."
1 - Metal
2 - Papers
3 - Fonts/Alphas
4 - Ribbons/Ric-rac
5 - Flora (leaves, flowers)
6 - Photos
Cassandra (mommybruno) created this great page and said: "The fun thing about using recipes to build a layout is that they challenge you. Four ribbons was a lot for me to use on a LO about my son, but I managed to incorporate them in a way that isn't girly. And like with any recipe, I just have to tinker with the ingredients! I added stitching and a word art. I love how this LO turned out! Thanks for the inspiration, Sara!"
Britney's page features a baby shower. She said: "With this weeks reveal focusing on recipes, I have to say I loved Sara's the most. It flowed well as soon as I started it. Sometimes the right pictures go right with the recipes and that helps." Britney used "Electic Comfort" by Bella Gypsy Designs, "So Happy Together Alpha" by Shawna Clingerman and Jenn Barrett, and "All My Heart Alpha" by Shawna Clingerman.
Laura (ArtTeacher) also followed Sara's recipe. She said: "For this reveal, I chose Sara/Keling's recipe of 1 metal, 2 papers, 3 fonts, 4 ribbons, 5 flora, and 6 photos. I found a template that used 6 photos and with a few alterations, this is the layout I came up with. I really love recipe layouts because they help me come up with things I wouldn't normally do!" She used a free template by Dani, "Snow Day" kit by JennCK Designs, "Dear Santa" kit by Sweet Digi Scraps, a metal tree from Lindsay Jane Designs' "Christmas Traditions" kit, and the fonts Calamity Jane Bold, Calamity Jane Regular and Angelina.
Jennifer's page, "Party Animal" used "U Are the Star" by Laura Burger.
In using her own recipe, Sara create a page from the Pickin' On The Square in Newnan, GA. She used "State Fair" by Hot Flash Designs, as well as alphas from "Jingle Bells" (Red Glitter Alpha) and "Mischief Maker" (Felt Turquoise Alpha), also by Hot Flash Designs. The G-Clef is from the Sweet Digi Scraps' kit "Rock Out."
Recipe #3 - Jennifer
1 - Word art
2 - Pictures
3 - Papers
4 - Strings/Ribbons
5 - Buttons
6 - Lines of Journaling
7 - Elements of any kind but must have the color RED in them
Brittney's said about Jennifer's recipe: "This weeks reveal is a huge challenge to me. Jennifer's recipe wasn't too bad for me since I love scrapping with red! :)" She used the kit "Rock Out" by Sweet Digi Scraps.
Sara found Jenn's recipe a bit challenging, because "I don't like red! That's why I went with a Christmas page! The journalling is a 6-line poem about Christmas I found on the web." She used "Christmas Words" and "Dear Santa" by Sweet Digi Scraps.
Using her own recipe, Jenn features her furbaby, Gwen. She used "Pieces of Me" by Amy Teets, "A Brand New Outfit" by Mye De Leon and wordart is "WordArt" by Jennifer.
Pink, pink, pink! What's a girl with a husband, a son, and three male cats to do with *pink*?! Why, make Valentine's, of course! I love pink but almost never get a chance to use it because of all the testosterone in my life and in my photos. But upcoming Valentine's Day gives me the chance to play with pink, frolick with fuchsia, and create with carnation. We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine line has all those shades plus some awesome complementary greens and yellows. Add in some sweet birds, cheeky typewriters, and hearts galore... what more could you ask for in a modern Valentine line?
How about flocking, die cut papers, and specialty stitched papers? Yup, WRMK includes those too. And the chipboard alone will make you crave sweets! :-)
This is my best friend's little girl, Laila. She just turned one and one of her favorite games is to ask her "Laila, how big?" and then you say "SOOO big!" and she raises her little arms in the air. Adorable! I took these photos at her birthday party and had to take advantage of the PINK to scrap her sweet face. I fussy cut the pink stitched paper to create the border and layered some of the flocked sticker ribbon. I left the journaling tag blank for my friend to fill it in herself. I love how the colors compliment her little hat and dress!
Yes, you read that right. I said "closet" friend. As the journaling recalls, at my 16th birthday party my friend Meredith slipped me a napkin that said I was her closet friend. Now, Meredith is not the sentimental type. The world may never know if she meant to say "closest" or was just being a goon and intentionally wrote it wrong but 16 years later the joke (and term of endearment) remains strong in our relationship.
I grounded the die cut paper on kraft cardstock and added some adorable little birds to this page. I really like that WRMK used plenty of yellow and green in this collection. As Meredith and I are not the most girly girls it was nice to use these colors and add the pink for just a little pop!
I've been waiting for the right project for these Jenni Bowlin bingo cards. The Be My Valentine line coordinates perfectly with them so I decided to create a mini banner! I used the patterned paper and a border punch to make six accordion flowers, topped them with die-cut circles, and then my alphas to spell "Love <3 U". Some pleated crepe paper finishes the bottoms. I strung the cards on a ribbon with bows and hanging crystals between them. This banner certainly brings a little extra love to our house!
Bee My Valentine Card
Now for the Valentine cards! I kinda fell in love with this super cute bee tag. Yes, it's cheesy, but if you can't be cheesy on Valentine's Day when can you?? I tied the tag with some pink lace and layered it over some circle punches from the dot paper. They were the perfect size! The mini chipboard tucked into the corner and the two stick pins give the card a little depth.
Love Birds Card
This card was inspired by the teeny tiny banner. I just *had* to cut it out and "string" the triangles on some stitching! How cute are those sweet birds perched on the lines? I added the hearts as if they were singing love out to the world! The large tag was pop dotted for dimension and I tied the bow for a little texture.
Oooh, what is it about miniature typewriters!? Love letters! This is probably my favorite card of the bunch. I stitched the striped background to the cardstock, cut the heart border off the die cut sheet, and added the tag on top. The ball trim, crocheted flower, and metal rose give this card some additional vintage flair.
I hope you love We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine collection as much as I did! Make something for someone you love!
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