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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lasting Memories Layout Challenge: Let's CELEBRATE!! Feeling hot, hot, HOT!! :)

Love To Crop! es muy caliente today!! :)  I'm running a little behind this week, but if you haven't heard yet -- There's an AWESOME new challenge up at Lasting Memories!!  It's all about celebrations!!  Whether it's a graduation, a birthday, or any other special event, we want to see your layouts CELEBRATING!!  Here's mine:
Wanna know what we're celebrating???  Well...  A coupla things...  #1 We got to meet Dancing With The Stars' Mark Ballas...  #2  This is what The-Girl-Child and I did for our New Year's celebration last year (on the 2nd)...  #3  We were celebrating our birthdays because we received the tickets for "Burn The Floor" as birthday gifts from The-Grandparents...  #4  Anything I get to do with one of the kiddos is ALWAYS a celebration!!  :)
The show was simply amazing...  The talented performers captivated us from beginning to end -- And we left there wanting to hit a club for some salsa dancing!!  Instead, we stalked the stage doors to get pictures and autographs...  The chilly wait outside definitely paid off, and it's always a perk when the performers are generous with their time, pausing to take plenty of pictures...  Yes, there's a page two to this layout (and possibly a page three and four), but this one definitely sets the tone...
I cut this "hot" image from my "Shall We Dance" Cricut Cartridge (a Cricut Circle Exclusive from last year) at 8"...  I cut two layers of the shadow feature (one in red and one in gold) so that I could distress the layers and give it a "fiery" appearance.  The edges are also inked with orange and rust ink...
I found the "fire" image on the Dude Cricut Lite Cartridge...  I only used the two inside cuts (yeah, I haven't quite figured out how the cuts on that cartridge work yet!), distressed the edges with a distressing tool AND the orange and rust ink, and then added some gold stickles (brushed across for a neat sparkle effect).  Incidentally, that "burn the floor" photo that doubles as a title is actually a picture of the side of the show's tractor trailer truck!!  What a find as we rounded the corner to our car!! :)
I used gold colored staples to attach some 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon across the bottom of the layout.  I used the rust ink to blend the ribbon at the edges for more dimension...  I'm excited to continue this theme for the rest of our pictures with the cast and crew.  :)

Now it's YOUR TURN!!  So dig out your CELEBRATION pics and show off those layouts!!! We can't wait to see what you create this week!!  Want to see some more inspiration???  Be sure to check out all of my Design Team Sisters' AMAZING layouts!!  Check them out by clicking HERE!!  Be sure to enter YOUR celebration layout in the current challenge at Lasting Memories by this Saturday (March 3) at 9pm EST  -- When you do, you'll be entered in the AWESOME GIVEAWAY sponsored by ARTchix this week!!!


And here's what you're going to win!!! How COOL are these!!!!  Thank you to Marie for organizing this!!



Ohhhh... and one more thing... we have a BEAUTIFUL sketch from Heather Waldron at Scrapy Sketches for you take a whirl with if you should so choose!  *** Remember, the sketch is OPTIONAL ***
http://scrapysketches.blogspot.com/

Until next time,

20 comments:

angie ashuk said...

I love this LO. It turned out great!!!

Karen Wilson said...

Girl, this was well worth waiting for! I absolutely love this and omg, how cool to meet Mark!!!! Love that cut out too!

Rhonda Emery said...

very cool layout

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Great LO! Love the theme. Can't wait to see your page 2 and 3.

~tami

Michelle said...

I LOVE all the distressing you did!! And such a perfect cut for this page! I love how fiery it all looks! GREAT job!! :)

Rosie said...

awesome picture!!!! super cool layout!!!


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www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a cool layout!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

WOW, Amy, this is so hot, the flames leap off the page!! They are so realistic-looking!! I love how you threaded the ribbon along the bottom...it looks like a mini wall of flames!! I absolutely love the dancing couple...I would join the Circle for that cart along!! But the picture is just spectacular!! Your daughter is so beautiful!! And oh my gosh, I'm star-struck!! I'm a huge Mark Ballas fan!! I ♥ him!! Fab-u-lous layout my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kimberly said...

wow... love it - so hot!!
so lucky to get great tickets like that. Kimberly - DT

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

O My goodness you and your daughter must have been so excited!! Mark is my favourite dancer on Dancing With The Stars!! How cool,I love the layout!! Great cuts.
Kristan
GCDT-Sister

Amy said...

Super cool and clever layout! I love all of the flames- I'm sure that you and your daughter will remember this always! :)Amy

sharon said...

SO SO COOL!!!! I loveee the HOT HOT HOT--you definitely get that feeling-- and the ribbon at bottom! :) PERFECT

glassgraffitix2 said...

WOW!!! Amy, this is fabulous!

girlia said...

Amy, you have the most wonderful adventures. This LO is awesome.

scrapinmamaof2 said...

I love this layout Amy! It is so cool. What a fun way to celebrate! I agree being with my kiddos is always a celebration!

Heather

Michele F. said...

Whoa!! Amy this is to die for!! I love all the fire cuts and of course the dancer cut. What a cool thing to have for a memory!! Just love this to pieces! Your talent is worth waiting for!!
Michele

Stacia said...

Love your die cutting!!! What a great page!
Stacia

Haven_mom4 said...

The flame effect is amazing. You definately have one hot layout

Dee Burns said...

Oh Amy! You and the girl child are two of the luckiest girls in the world...love Mark Ballas and his friend Derek Hough.(insert excitement here) But Mark...oh! B-T-W...that's my dh's name...hmmm!

Love the LO. Incredible creative work in that page. Great job!
Dee B

Julie said...

what a great layout...love the burning flames!!

 
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