Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #34


sorry didn't mean to shout, LOL  I am really excited about this week's challenge over at Lasting Memories.  This week's challenge is to create a layout about Easter.  YEAH... you may wonder why I am that excited about this challenge over all the others?  Well, it's because we had just taken Miss Bella to see her first Easter Bunny...didn't go so well (I will explain later in the post), but regardless we got pictures and I can scrap them not only for her album but for this challenge also. 

So we took Miss Bella to the mall that day because it was my only day off and I wanted to see her interact with the Easter Bunny.  Unfortunately that morning she also had a doctor's appointment and she got 5 shots ontop of it...ugh.  She was in a pretty good mood, so we thought we'd risk taking her.  Everything was fine until...yup, you guessed it, I sat her on the Easter Bunny's lap.  This picture is the best of them...  She wanted nothing to do with this large furry thing.  I even tried sitting next to the Easter Bunny with her on my lap and no way, no how.  Then her mother, who is definately afraid of costumed figures did her best and tried to console Miss way, no how.  All in all, the picture isn't that bad, but I think we traumatized her.  Now when she looks at the pictures, she looks up at me and says:  "OH" and looks away.  I hope she gets over the fear of the Easter Bunny.

The background paper is from Heidi Grace, I got it at Big Lots.  The ribbon is also from Big Lots and it was from American Crafts.  The Easter Bunny was cut on my cricut with SCAL at 5 inches from the Scrapping Table  Easter collection.  I added my new peachykeen stamped face, now I wish I had some of the critter faces...hint, hint (family).  I also added stickles to the bow.  The eggs were also cut with SCAL at 2.5 inches.  I had received an egg in a swap and she had layered it with a flowery pattern.  I, of course, didn't have such a thing so I created it by just adding some flowers in the egg without welding and cut it gave it a nice pattern affect. 

I then used the cut outs of the flowers and added them to the tulips stems that were cut in SCAL also from the Scrapping Table Easter collection and highlighted with stickles.  The grass is the last piece of metal paper I had (handcut) the dimension it brings.  The chick was received in the Spring swap through Facebook

I matted the picture of Miss Bella and the Easter Bunny with a core like cardstock I got on clearance at our local Paperwerks store.  That's where I buy most of my vinyl and they always have a clearance section that I must visit while I am there...LOL. 

I have seen people "speckle" their background paper, so I tried it also.  Not sure if I really like how it came out, but what's done is done.  I layed a paper doily that I had cut in half onto each side of the paper and hit it with my glimmer mist.  The I took one half of the paperdoily and adhered it over the open area a bit offset.  The other side I added my "journaling tag" that I cut using my TBBM...a real cricut cartridge cut.  So, I hope you enjoyed my layout for this challenge and keep your fingers crossed that I make the Design Team.  You have to enter all challenges this month to be considered for the Design Team.  So far, so good...

Oh and by the way, I created this entire layout on my new Scrapin' Easel...and boy do I love it.  I can change the look easily using the magnets that come with it as you can see by the picture below versus the finished layout above.  Check here if you have never seen it or know what I am talking about.  I love that I can scrap at an angle, makes it a lot easier for me because I stand when I scrap.  LOVE IT!!!


  1. Wonderful LO! Love your bunny and Easter eggs.) Good Luck with the DT)
    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  2. What a great LO! I have one of these, only it's with Santa and my poor baby girl is NOT a happy camper, so there we were, myself and my 2 munchkins sitting on his lap!! I do however have one of these of ME!! LOL!! I eventually got over my fear once I realized I got candy! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories, good luck with the DT and GREAT LO!

  3. Great layout, love the cute picture. How long does it take for the children to realise that if they are good they might get something!!! Thank you for playing at Lasting Memories.

    Hugs Ali x

  4. Great Easter project !
    Thanks for commenting in my blog,
    Have a great Easter ;-)
    ~Maria Elena~

  5. Very nice layout. I'm glad you got a photo that wasn't too bad. Poor Bella. I love the eggs and the grass at the bottom of the page. They really pop off the page. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.


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