Thursday, October 6, 2011

MemoryWorks TeamWorks Blog Hop -- Life's Celebrations

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"Join the MemoryWorks TeamWorks team today for our Life's Celebrations Blog Hop! Below you'll find our blog hop listings - start the hop at the MemoryWorks Blog and end at the Simple Stories blog. The Blog Hop starts at 9:00am MST. You'll love seeing all of the wonderful projects that have been created with the four new lines from Simple Stories! So take part in our Blog Hop and celebrate LIFE! Remember to comment on one or ALL the blogs for a chance to win a Simple Stories kit of your very own!!"

Welcome to my blog for the blog hop today! I want to start by thanking MemoryWorks and Simple Stories for sponsoring the blog hop. I have used the Simple Stories Generations Collection Kit and the Aug 2011 MW Express Kit which contains some of the Happy Day products in the kit. Just a little behind.;) Well, college classes are keeping me from doing scrapbooking like I used do. I wanted to get a few more projects done but ran out of time. I will post what I get done here and on the MW website. After I am done here, I will finish my layouts from the Aug11 MWE kit since I am in the creative mood. And i will then start on my projects for the new Oct11 MWE kit. I received it yesterday afternoon. Yeah!! So without further ado, here are my layouts that I have created from these awesome kits!

Note: Some of the products I used in my list are items that MW no longer carry. So don't be alarmed if you can't find it on my website.

Aug11 MWE Kit – “happy happy Birthday to you” Layout by Sharon Hill
Aug11 MWE "happy happy Birthday to you" LayoutAug11 MWE "happy happy Birthday to you" Layout close-up

This layout is of my baby's birthday and was created using products from the August MW Express Kit. Included in this kit was some of the new Simple Stories “Happy Day” line.
MW Products Used:
--Prism: 12 X 12 Cardstock – Candle Glow Medium
--Aug11 MWE: Simple Stories: “Happy Day” – Flashcards, 4 X 4 Quote & 6 X 8 Photo Mat Elements, “It’s Your Day” Paper, “Celebrate” Paper
Basic Grey: Buttons – Pyrus
Creative Impressions: ½” Orange & White Dot Ribbon
Jillibean Soup: Arrows & Stars Corrugated Shapes
--Petaloo: Color Me Crazy – Marsh Blue
--Fiskars: Border Punch – Scallop Sentiment, Notebook
--Fiskars: Squeeze Punch – XL Round n Round
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Bundled Sage, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw
--Ranger: Ink Blending Tool and Foam
--American Crafts: Precision Pens
Non-MW Products Used:
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Broken China
--Fiskars: Squeeze Punch – L Round n Round, M Round n Round
--Sizzix: Tim Holtz: Alterations – Mini Paper Rosettes

“Keys from the past unlock doors to the future” Layout by Sharon Hill
"key from the past unlock doors to the future" Layout"key from the past unlock doors to the future" Layout close-up

This collection kit works great with old black and white photos and old newspaper clippings. Of course I scanned the newspaper clippings and printed them out onto photo paper. I have used original clippings but remember to spray them with a special archival spray before applying them to a project with photos. It is neat to see all the names of the relatives in the newspaper clipping.
MW Products Used:
--American Crafts: 12 X 12 Cardstock -- Kraft
--Simple Stories: Generations Collection Kit – Flashcards, 4 X 6 Journaling Card Elements #2, “Home Sweet Home” Paper, “Live. Laugh. Love.” Paper
--Simple Stories: Ribbon Bundle – Generations
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye
--Ranger: Ink Blending Tool and Foam
--Tim Holtz: Sanding Grip
--Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
--ZVA Creative: Mini-Curly Q
--Petaloo: Velvet & Lace – Peach, Brown
Mixed Blooms – Cream
Velvet Hydrangeas – Cream, Sage, Rose
--American Crafts: Precision Pens
Non-MW Products Used:
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

“In Loving Memory” Layout by Sharon hill
"In Memory Of" Layout"In Memory Of" Layout close-up 1"In Memory Of" Layout close-up 2

This layout is special because of a family member who pasted away 1 month ago, 1 ½ months shy of his 81st birthday. He was a special man in all of our lives. He served and was active in many organizations in the community and also in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. This is why I used the anchor buttons I used for the centers of the flowers to honor that memory. I tucked the card from the funeral under a piece of ribbon. He was one of the grandsons of my great-grandparents pictured in the above layout.
MW Products Used:
--Prism: 12 X 12 Cardstock -- Spring Willow Dark
--Prism: Accent Pack – Herbal Garden (Sunflowers Light 6 X 12 cardstock)
--Simple Stories: Generations Collection Kit – Flashcards, “Together” Paper, “Home Sweet Home” Paper, “Live. Laugh. Love.” Paper, "Always & Forever” Paper, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Expressions Cardstock Stickers
--Simple Stories: Ribbon Bundle – Generations
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye
--Ranger: Ink Blending Tool and Foam
--American Crafts: Precision PensNon-MW Products Used:
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
--Sizzix: Tim Holtz: Alterations – Mini Paper Rosettes

That is all of my projects I have completed thus far. Keep checking back to see more.;) Hope this helped to inspire you all. Be sure to leave a comment here before you move onto the next blog to increase your chances of winning the nice prize Simple Stories is giving away.

1. MemoryWorks
2. Christy
3. Danielle
4. Jade
5. Kelly H
6. Lacey
7. Lisa H
8. Sandy
9. Sarah J
10. Sharon -- You Are Here
11. Sheri
12. Shirelle
13. Susan
14. Simple Stories

Happy Blog Hoppin'!:)

*This blog post is dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Rutt. We love you and miss you. Your memories continue to live on in each of us.*

2011 TW Siggy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

MemoryWorks Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Blog Hop Today!!!

Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Blog Hop

100 Days of Summer logo

I can't believe it is here already!!! Time flies when you're busy. I have been so busy with college classes that I don't have much time to scrap.:( I only got *gasp* 1 layout done for the blog hop.:0 That is unsual for me because I normally have a lot made from the kits. I do have 2 more layouts started though, one is a two-page layout. So check back to see my other creations I make from this awesome kit, the fourth collection of the simple Stories line. Love the colors! Love the kit!!! So without further ado, now it is time to show you my lonely layout.

"Relax" Layout by Sharon Hill
SS 100 Days of Summer "Relax" Layout

So there it is. Be sure to check back again for more layouts I complete from this kit. Now for you to move along to the next blog.

Participating Blogs:

MemoryWorks Blog
Lacey Igo
Sheri Feypel
Susan Nichols
Jade Wilson
Sandy Zent
Lisa Harris
Kelly Holbrook
Sharon Hill -- You Are Here
Sarah Jimerson -- Go Here Next
Christy Musack
Simple Stories

Happy Hoppin'!

2011 TW Siggy

Monday, May 30, 2011

Never Forget..............................

I want to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day. I can't believe the month is almost over. I can't believe last monday was my birthday and the week flew by! But anyhoo, today is an extra special day too. A day of remembering and memorializing. Nowadays the younger generations have forgotten the true meaning of today. To them it is considered "the first day of summer vacation" and pool parties, barbeques, and maybe see a parade. They might even shoot fireworks. Today is not about that. Today is the day to remember all the men and women in the military who lost their lives fighting for this country. They forget that the reason for them to live freely the way they do is because of the sacrifice of all those men and women. It is that sacrifice that allows us Americans to have freedom and rights. Today is a day to honor all those lost men and women.

I hope you all will take the time out of your day to watch a parade, and go to your local Memorial Day Services, usually done by veterans of the American Legion. I usually go to 2 services but this morning around 5 am I fell, like I need more pain. So that has slowed me down more. So I will miss the service by my Legion Post this year. I will go to the one in town though, closer that the Legion service. This year is extra special. I will be releasing a big red balloon in memory of 2 fallen sailors I was stationed with. It is the 20th anniversary of their deaths this year. I will release the balloon during taps.

To honor all the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the military, I created this layout in memory of them. The photos on the layouts were taken from a trip to Washington DC. The photos are of the Vietnam Women's Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Iwo Jima Memorial.

"Never Forget" by Sharon Hill
Never Forget Layout

For my final word today, I want to remind everyone to stop what you are doing at 3 pm for a moment of silence.

In Memory Of
DKSN Young Sept. 17, 1991
BM1 Shannon Nov. 16, 1991
USS Monongahela AO-178

It may be 20 years, but your memories
live on with all of us who served with
you both.

HT2 Sharon Hill
USS Monongahela AO-178
US Navy Apr 88 - Apr 92
USNR Apr 92 - Mar 96

Saturday, May 14, 2011

All Day Crop

Here I sit at an all day crop that I vendor at. I did do some scrapbooking and as a matter of fact, my layout won second place.:) I made 10 cards for a swap I'm going to on Monday night. So I did get something done.;)

I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments you all left during the MemoryWorks Blog Hop. I had fun making the projects for it. The layout I am going to be posting is made from the PageMap for the monthly PageMap contest which ends tomorrow. So I am crossing my fingers!;) I made the layout using products from MemoryWorks.

Mr & Mrs" Layout by Sharon Hill
Mr. & Mrs. Layout

I LOVE the new Petaloo flowers that are out this year. They are so realistic and love the various media used to make them. I also love how some flowers Petaloo produced are crocheted. Hmmmm...makes me want to dig out my crochet hooks.;)

As I may have promised before, here are the lists of products used to make the projects for the MemoryWorks Blog Hop.

Simple Stories Destinations Kit Projects
“Caribbean Cruise 2007 Travel Journal”
MW Products Used:
Fancy Pants: Brag Book
Simple Stories: Collection Kit – Destinations
Simple Stories: Ribbon Bundle – Life Documented
Simple Stories: Petaloo – Red Flowers
Ranger: Distress Stain – Vintage Photo
Ranger: Distress Ink – Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw
American Crafts: Precision Pens
Non-MW Products Used:
Ranger: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-A-Dile III Main Squeeze, Corner Attaching Plates, Gold Corners

“Mini Backpack Post Card Holder”
MW Products Used:
Simple Stories: Destinations Collection Kit – “Journey” Paper, “Going Places” Paper,Fundamental Cardstock Stickers, Flash Cards, Elements
Simple Stories: Ribbon Bundle – Life Documented
American Crafts: 12 X 12 Cardstock – Pomegranate, Dandelion
Ranger: Distress Ink –Faded Jeans, Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw
Non-MW Products Used:
American Crafts: Elements – Gold 5/8” Brads

“Paradise Found” Layout
MW Products Used:
American Crafts: 12 X 12 Cardstock – Dandelion, Spinach
Simple Stories: Destinations Collection Kit – “Journey” Paper, Expressions Cardstock Stickers, Elements
Simple Stories: Elementary – Doodlebug Buttons – Blue Jean, Ladybug, Bumblebee
Ranger: Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw
American Crafts: Precision Pens

Well that is all for now, so until next time!

Happy Scrappin'!

2011 TW Siggy

Thursday, April 28, 2011

MemoryWorks Simple Stories Destinations Blog Hop Today

The day has finally come! And since you are here, you obviously have been to some of the other blog posts. Since I have alot of photos, I will limit my text. So sit back, enjoy, and be inspired!:)

"Travel Journal" by Sharon Hill
Travel JournalTravel Journal Front Cover Close-Up 1Travel Journal Front Close-Up 2Travel Journal Inside Cover - Page 1Travel Journal Page 2 - 3Travel Journal Page 46 - 47Travel Journal Page 48 - 49Travel Journal Page 50 - 51Travel Journal Page 52 - 53Travel Journal Page 54 - 55Travel Journal Page 56 -57Travel Journal Page 58 - 59Travel Journal Page 60 - 61Travel Journal Page 134 - 135Travel Journal Page 136 - 137Travel Journal Page 138 - 139
The travel journal is made by using Fancy Pants new Brag Book. I carefully took the book apart and reorganized the pages to the order I wanted the pages to be in. After I finished the pages, I carefully put the book back together. I even had some blank pages left. So I plan on using them on future layouts for journaling. I will cut some in half or thirds to use as journal blocks on the layout. I used some seashells I got at the beach in Antigua on the front cover of the journal. The cover was colored using the new Distress Stains. I used Vintage Photo and used the Distress inks in Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans, and Walnut Stain. I started each section (port of call) of the book my journaling a little about the island and what we did for an excursion. Then I put photos of the excursion and then in the pockets I put tickets, receipts, brochures, etc. I also took photos of the towel critters and souvenirs I got and put them in the journal as well.

"Post Card Holder" by Sharon Hill
Post Card HolderPost Card Holder FlapsPost Card holder BackPost Card Holder Front PocketPost Card Holder Inside Front - Page 1Post Card Holder Page 2 - 3Post Card Holder Page 4 - Inside Back
The post card holder looks like a backpack, hence the 2 ribbons on the back of the holder. I got the instructions from Scrapbook-Crazy website but modified it to make it much larger to hold the post cards.

"Paradise Found" Layout by Sharon Hill
Paradise Found LayoutParadise Found Layout Close-Up 2Paradise Found Layout Close-Up 1

So there you have it. Sorry for the long post. I just wanted to show some of the pages to the journal so you have an idea of what to do with the pages. Now the next step is for you to go to the next person in line on the Blog Hop List.

MemoryWorks Blog
Lacey Igo
Susan Nichols
Danielle Hunter
Sharon Hill (you are here)
Sheri Feypel
Kelly Holbrook
Sarah Crawford
Sarah Jimerson
Sandy Zent
Simple Stories

I hope you all get inspired after today. Have Fun!

Happy Hoppin'!

2011 TW Siggy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MemoryWorks Travel Blog Hop

Destinations Logo

Come travel the MemoryWorks TeamWorks members blogs on Thursday, April 28, 2011 for a blog hop highlighting the Simple Stories: Destinations line! The team will display projects that will inspire you on your summer adventures and trips, as well as life adventures using this fabulous paper line! The hop starts at the MemoryWorks blog and ends at the Simple Stories blog. A prize, sponsored by Simple Stories will be given to one commenter. We hope you come travel with us on April 28th!

Thursday, April 28, 2011!

I will be posting some nice projects using the new Destinations kit including a travel journal, post card holder, and a layout. So be sure to stop back tomorrow! You are to visit all the blogs in order and be sure to leave a comment on each blog. There will be a prize at the end of the blog hop chosen from all the comments on the blogs. So the more comments you leave on the blogs, the better chance you will have of winning. You are only allowed to post one comment per blog.

See you all tomorrow!:)

Happy Scrappin'!

2011 TW Siggy

Thursday, April 21, 2011

February MemoryWorks Express Kit

February 2011 MWE Kit Love Potion

I know, I know! It's April. I didn't realize that it has been that long since I last posted on here. So I will skip a couple of months projects and show you all the ones I made from the February MW Express Kit. I loved this kit! Especially the heart shaped box filled with embellishments. It actually looks like a box of candy. In the paper liner cups that candy would be in, the embellishments were in each one instead of candy. So cute! And of course I did all my layouts of the love of my life, my cat Marvin.:) Enjoy the cuteness!

"Love At First Sight" Layout
I cut the tree out of one of the papers in the kit and adhered it onto cardstock.
Feb11 MWE Project "Love At First Sight" LayoutFeb11 MWE Project "Love At First Sight" Layout Close-Up2

"The Odd Couple" Layout
I cut out the flowers along the bottom edge from one of the papers in the kit and adhered it to the cardstock after I adhered my photos.
Feb11 MWE Project "The Odd Couple" Layout

"My Sweet Valentine" Layout
Feb11 MWE Project "My Sweet Valentine" LayoutFeb11 MWE Project "My Sweet Valentine" Layout Close-Up

"Marvin's Friends" Layout
Feb11 MWE Project "Marvin's Friends" Layout

"Catnap" Layout
Feb11 MWE Project "Catnap" LayoutFeb11 MWE Project "Catnap" Layout Close-Up1Feb11 MWE Project "Catnap" Layout Close-Up2

"All Dressed Up" Layout
Feb11 MWE Project "All Dressed Up" LayoutFeb11 MWE Project "All Dressed Up" Layout Close-Up

"Love, Bliss" Card
I used the paper doily that I used as a mask for the "All Dressed Up" Layout. I adhered the doily to the front of the card.
Feb11 MWE Projects "Love, Bliss" Card

"XOXO" Card
Feb11 MWE Project "XOXO" Card

"14 Days of Valentines" Tags
These tags you can put any kind of ticket or coupon that you create to give to your sweetheart for the first 14 days of February, one for each day. You could put things like this ticket is good for a romantic dinner, breakfast in bed, etc. Each ticket or coupon is redeemable by you only of course.
Feb11 MWE Project "14 Days of Valentines Tags"
Tag #1
Feb11 MWE Project "14 Days of Valentines Tags" Tag #1
Tag #2
Feb11 MWE Project "14 Days of Valentines Tags" Tag #2
Tag #3
Feb11 MWE Project "14 Days of Valentines Tags" Tag#3

"Rose Bouquet"
I made the roses out of the paper in the kit. One of the papers was light pink with different sized and colored words on it. I used Barn Door Distress Ink to cover all that up to make the petals red to go with the petals from the other paper.
PhotobucketFeb11 MWE Project "Roses" Close-Up2

There you have it. All my projects I made using the February kit. This was my assigned month as a MW TeamWorks member so I got my kit early and had a deadline to complete everything. Then my projects were posted on the MW Blog during February along with other projects from my fellow team members who were also assigned that month as well.

So until next time.....

Happy Scrappin'!

2011 TW Siggy