07 March 2014

Guest designing at Lasting Memories

I was so excited to be invited for a guest designer stint at Lasting Memories this month.  This fun challenge blog focuses on LAYOUTS ONLY - which is a fabulous motivator for me.  I have no end of photographs to scrap and albums to complete.  The wonderful design team has a wide range of styles, and the blog also regularly features participant creations - so there is almost daily inspiration

My first layout share is for Alpha Wars - what a great name for a challenge!!  The challenge is to use two or more fonts/styles of alphabet - shouldn't be a problem for most scrappers, I'm sure. 

My tips for making this technique work:
* Make sure it fits the layout style - this is a fun layout with a mix of products and "bits and pieces" so the mixed alphabets don't look out of place. 
* Alter the letters - paint, mist, doodle, ink or whatever - to coordinate better
* Keep it simple - for more traditional layouts or classic style, use no more than two fonts, and don't mix fonts in the same word.

Echo Park Victoria Gardens - Picket Fence patterned paper
Fancy Pants Designs Lilac House - Needlepoint patterned paper
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Lowercase White foam alphabets
Carolee's Creations AdornIt - Uppercase Green foam alphabets
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Cosmo Cricket Ready-Set-Chipboard alphabet letter
EK Success Retro Flower - Medium punch
Prima E-Line - Chelsea flowers
Luminarte Twinkling H2O - Mystic Blue


  1. This is great Karen. Love the challenge and love how you used those alphas.

  2. Glad you joined us! This is GORGEOUS!
    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

  3. So gorgeous! Thank you for being our guest this month at Lasting Memories!

  4. Welcome!! So excited to be working with you this month!! I love what you did for our challenge and your first GDT post - it's perfect and fun!!


  5. Karen... love your LO!!!! congrats on the guest DT :)

  6. So glad to have you with us this month Karen! Your layout is just lovely! She is so pretty and the paper patterns are perfect!

  7. This is a gorgeous page! I love your mix of alphas and your tips too. May I feature your tips on our (Lasting Memories) facebook page? Its great to have you scrappin with us this month. Thanks for joining us at lasting memories.


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