Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lasting Memories Reveal: She Loves Outside

This is my last reveal as a Lasting Memories guest designer. But, the exciting news is that I have officially been asked to join the design team! I am excited beyond measure!! So, for my official guest designer layout, for the Earth Day challenge, here is my layout about by beautiful granddaughter spending time outside.

Isn't she adorable!?! She absolutely loves when she gets to play outside. She just recently started walking, so walking in the grass is new and exciting for her. She found my garden chair and managed to get up in it. She's so tiny! These pictures were taken on one of our rare rain-free Spring days (seriously, we've had over 19" of rain since February!) in the Pacific Northwest. It also happened to be two-days before Earth Day. It was the perfect opportunity to be outside.

I just got my new Noel Mignon kit, Carousel, today. I fell in live immediately and knew I HAD to use it right away! The colors were perfect!

See that glitter? I cut out strips of paper, rounded the corners, then ran them through my Xyron sticker maker. I then covered the adhesive with the American Crafts Cotton Candy WOW! Glitter that came in the kit. It was perfect for adding that pop. I also used some Heidi Swapp embellishments from her new Dreamy collection that came with the kit. I love the sheer look of them!

Whenever I use a lot of straight lines I also like to add circles to soften the look. This doily was perfect! And those sequins!?! Those were in the kit as well...made by Jenni Bowlin. I must get more of those!

And this little cluster of embellishments just had to happen. The sequins, sheer hears, wire sun and heart, the 'Cute' sunburst, and the little tiny flair that says Busy Being Happy...I love it all! I also used a few other little things from my stash, such as some of the letter stickers and the little black tags, simply because they all worked so well.

And, last but not least, I used a sketch challenge for this layout. Creative Scrappers is having a 
birthday challenge. They have supplied 12 sketches for you to play with. Simply pick the one (or 
more) that you want to play with, create your layout and enter to win. What fun!

I hope you all have enjoyed my layouts as a guest designer for Lasting Memories for the month of April. I've had a blast and I can't wait to start my new adventure as a permanent member of the team! Head on over and take on the Earth Day challenge yourself.


  1. This is so pretty lite and fun! Great idea for using glitter. Congratulations on joining the team.

  2. Beautiful layout Jackie! Love the pretty pink :)

  3. Congratulations Jackie and welcome again to the team! I love your work so much. This layout makes me smile - so pretty and pink and your granddaughter is so adorable! BTW, you don't look old enough to be a grandmother ;)

  4. This is such a GREAT layout Jackie. I love the pink glitter, and the doodling around the page. Welcome to the team!

  5. Great layout for sure! Welcome to our lovely little group! So fun to encounter new members from our readers. Love it. I really like all of your doodling etc. on your strips of paper. Grandmother?? Really? Gosh... don't look old enough. But I guess if my daughter was older... or I had her younger... I could be one too. :) (I'll patiently wait. LOL. ) Fun that you share in the same PNW weather as I do. I don't feel so alone now. Today was gorgeous. Tomorrow another one. Yay. Again... welcome. This will be fun.

  6. Awww! What a darling layout and she is having a blast! Welcome to the team! We're excited to be working with you. We'll have to make it official this Sunday when we start May's challenges!!

  7. Glad you joined us! These are ADORABLE and the colors are perfect!