Monday, April 9, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge - "April Showers Bring May Flowers"

Hi everyone! So sorry I haven't had any projects to show you lately, I kinda lost my mojo there for a while, but I think it is finally back!! I am on Spring Break from college finally and I am planning on getting A LOT of crafting done! :)

This week over at Lasting Memories the challenge is "April Showers Bring May Flowers". We want you to show off those rainy day photo's or those gorgeous blooms! We are being sponsored by A2Z scrapbooking for a $10 gift certificate and there is also an optional sketch for you to play along with if you need one, but for my layout I chose a different one this week. I also chose to show off pretty flowers since I couldn't fine ONE picture of the rain. AND I got to finally use a sewing machine for the first time after going through 3 non working ones! Well here, see for yourself! :)

I love the way this page came out! So springy and fun :) We got a surprisingly warm day here in Northern Cali in early March, so when Kenzie spotted the sprinklers I grabbed her new bathing suit and threw it on her and of course grabbed my camera to snap some adorable photos and I'm so glad I did :)

I used my Singer Pixie Plus to sew a circle around my sentiment which is a combination of Joy's Life Stamps for Hello (sweetie taped off) and a DCWV rub-on for Spring. My shape is cut from the Lacy Labels cartridge.

I made my own shade of purple paint and splattered some on my white paper for this cool little effect. I love that flower patterned paper too! Cut from CAC cart

Go link up your rainy day or flower pages over at Lasting Memories! You have until April 14th!

Sketch I used:

Lasting Memories - Flowers
Love to Crop - Any sentiment
ScrapFit - 4 photos
Sous - Spring theme


Elizabeth said...

Hi Michelle:)
Kenzie is so precious and to have pictures of her with the flowers is just perfect. Love what you did with the page! What a special page for her:) You did a great job with the sewing!

Haven_mom4 said...

The paint splatter almost looks like rain. Love the cute pictures too.

Lisa said...

Aww! She looks SO ADORABLE!!! Her Bathing suit is so CUTE! I love your page! I love the flower cut outs and the purple! The splatters are great too;)
Thanks for entering the challenge at Love To Crop
LTC guest designer

Suzanne said...

So many wonderful elements to this layout. The pictures are so darling and I love the sketch you used. Love the bright flowered scalloped circle and the spattered ink. Such a neat effect on the white space.

magicwanda said...

Great spring layout...
Thanks so much for playing along with us @ SOUS.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

So I'm a Nor Cal girlie too!
I wonder where you are at, we certainly have
had some crazy gorgeous days (in between the
rain, right? LOL!)
I love the page and the layering and clustering...
Great job!

Julie said...

I really...really like this....first of all sewing (love) and ink splatters (that stole my heart) and what a cutie pie and thanks for joining us over at ScrapFit

Nanne said...

Super fun page and great take both, the sketch and our Spring Themed challenge over at SOUS..
thnx for sharing this with us girls..

Kimberly said...

Michelle your page is super cute! love all the stitching - i really should try to get out my sewing machine and check out that technique
kimberly -dt sister

glassgraffitix2 said...

What an adorable LO of an adorable little girl!

Lisa said...

I love this bright and fun! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS! :)

Tracey said...

Fun Spring the paint spatters and stitching:) Thanks 4 joining us at 'SOUS'! said...

This layout is so springy! Love all the creative elements.

Tammy E. said...

Very creative and fun. Great job on the stitching. Thanks for playing along with us at SOUS!