Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lasting Memories #55 Black and White

Good morning ... today is another Sunday filled with Lasting Memories. This week, Karen has challenged us to do a layout strictly in Black and White.  I was pretty excited about this at first, but then I remembered I had no ink for my printer and couldn't print any pictures...I know, I still haven't gotten any.  So I had to resort to going through my stash of pictures when I came across this one...This is one of my favorite pictures of my two oldests.  This picture has a lot of meaning to me, not only of who took it, where it was taken, but just the kids looks so sweet and innocent and the other is ... well, he just looks mischievous.  LOL  So here we go:
Isn't this just beautiful?  Well of course I think so cuz I made it, 
but honestly I loved the black and white challenge.  
For the first time ever, I painted some chipboard that 
I cut with my E-Craft and used rub on letters
to add their names and the dates onto
I added some bling over the top of stamped images
See the arrows?  That's my hidden journaling tag
Then I took some white silk flowers and added a 
bit of bling to the center and inked the edges.
Now I also used this layout for a sketch for my PaperSecrets challenge
 Each week we are given an assignment for a layout. I really don't care if I win the contest, it's just helping me to do more layouts that I should have done a long time ago (or some new ones in this case). If you participate and follow the guidelines you advance to the next week. We started with 27 and 10 moved onto again last week.  I will keep updating you as I go along. Who knows, I might not be able to participate one week and then I am out, but until then, I am scrapping my butt off, (they used a different word, but my blog is family friendly...hehehe
Here is the sketch:
but I had to rotate the sketch to accommodate my picture
but it worked quite well
and this is what I used:
raw chipboard (leave raw , paint, ink, etc....your choice)
border punch

stamped image

hand or machine stitching
glitter/micro beads
So I hope I've inspired you to do a Black and White layout and head on over to Lasting Memories and enter the challenge...they are so much fun.  I'm loving how many pages I've gotten done this year and all the new techniques I've learned.  It's been quite the inspirational motivation for me.


  1. Oh, Brenda, you did a marvelous job on your layout!!! And your sweetie doesn't look mischievous, he just looks like well, more like bored...almost as if you can read his little mind thinking how he'd rather be climbing that tree than taking a picture in it... lol!!!

  2. Just beautiful Brenda. Your photo is awesome and the layout is just perfect. Great techniques. Congratulations for keeping up with your weekly challenge.

  3. Brenda, what a beautiful layout -- I love the looks on their sweet little faces -- I can definitely see a few reasons why this picture would be so special to you!! :)

    The layout is perfect for the challenge -- And I'm so honored to be on such an amazing team with such and amazing and talented person!! :)

    Your Lasting Memories DT Sister,
    Amy :) at

  4. Brenda... this is darling!! Some how I think polka dots and kids go so well together. this is a very whimsical layout! I love it! And 20 years ago. Wow. Is your son still mischievious?? :-)

  5. I love your pic! I also have a pic of my son in a split tree and love it! I'm a big fan of hidden journaling too! xoxo Charity LMDT

  6. Great layout and adorable picture. I love the hidden journaling.

  7. Love it. Love it. and.... What adorable children. You get a triple A + on this one.

  8. Brenda, I so love this. You always do such a great job, and I love ya. I have learned so much from you. I am so happy that we are friends. Have a blessed week girlfriend.

  9. Wow Brenda! I love this!! I see I've had a couple of you have to go rootin' through old pics to find those B&W's, but look what you found!! I love these challenges!! You rocked this one and I love that photo. You did an amazing job on that sketch too! WOW!! Beautiful!

  10. Incredibly gorgeous, Brenda! Love the black and white color scheme.


  11. Wow! Great techniques! This is awesome! And I totally love that picture!!

  12. Somehow I missed this beautiful layout, Brenda! Wow, you did such a fabulous job! The pic is just adorable! Love this! Stop by my blog when you get a chance...I have an award for you! You don't need to repost, just know that I want you to have it from me :)


  13. I love your page! I love the detail along the sides- it is very pretty! It all works beautifully together!

  14. I love the LO! The photo is just so cute!!

  15. Very adorable LO! Love the way you just added a touch of color!


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