Sunday, January 6, 2019

LM #428 - Bling, Buttons, Brads, Sequins, Enamel Dots...

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend. Our weather has turned unseasonably warm here in the middle of the US and it's looking to stay that way for a few days. It was nice to have the doors open and letting in fresh air yesterday!

Lasting Memories has a new challenge up today. Our theme for January is - This or That - and we are working on using up some of those neglected items in our stash. This week our challenge is to use bling, buttons, brads, sequins, enamel dots, etc. on our layouts.

Here is what I came up with - using several blue enamel dots, red gems, and a few silver sequins:

I have had this photo of Ada in my "to scrap" pile for several months and thought it was time to get it done. The photo is just a tad blurry, but it is too cute not to scrap, so I turned it to black and white and it is not so noticeable. There's not really a story behind this photo - I was just taking some photos of her one day and this is one of my favorites. It just captures her sweetness!

I used my January Counterfeit Kit - which you can see here - that I created for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge - for this layout. I had included several scraps in my kit that I thought would be perfect for this photo. 

I also saw this sketch from The Studio Challenges and couldn't wait to use it. I love me some circles on a layout!

I added in quite a few more circles than it shows on the sketch, changed the orientation of the photo and the placement of the title. 

I included a circle stamp set in my January Counterfeit Kit and I actually used a few different stamps on this layout. It's always a bit scary to stamp directly on the background, but I really like how it turned out!

Be sure to stop by Lasting Memories to see the fabulous layouts from the rest of the design team. I would love it if you played along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!


  1. Wow! I love your layout! Great take on the Sketch of The Studio challenges!

  2. Love the circles!! That picture is adorable, love how you turned it to black and white, looks great with the white background!

  3. Fantastic work with that sketch, Lori! I just love all the circles and bling! :)

  4. Love your layout, Lori! I was thinking this might have CKC copy-cat kit papers! Very clever with your creative scrap page!!!

  5. Beautiful work Lori. I might have to visit LM I think. :)

  6. Awesome layout Lori love that picture and great way to use up that paper too :)

  7. Great layout and I love the stamping. It is scary but I know I can always cover it up with embellishments or paper if I don't like the way it turned out.
    Cindy F

  8. Lovely layout, thanks for joining in with us at The Studio!