Thursday, September 22, 2016

Easy Watercoloring Technques with Laura

Calling all card-makers! We shared some super fun techniques today on Facebook LIVE! Did you see it? If not, you can check it out here:


 Additionally, here are some close-up photos of the two cards - feel free to PIN them for later! :-)
We promised we should share all the links on where to grab these fun products too! 

Tombow Dual-Brush Pens (Blitsy)
available in various sets
Get it!

Ranger Mini Mister 3-pack (Blitsy)

Bristol Vellum Pad 9x12 (Blitsy)
Paper Smooches Stamp Set - Crystal Clear (Blitsy)
Paper Smooches Stamp Set - Simply Said (Blitsy)

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Blitsy)
Ken Oliver Color Burst Splash 6x6 Paper Pad (Blitsy)
A Muse Studio Pigment Ink

You can purchase card bases, assorted colors of baker's twine, and cardstock on our website -

We hope you enjoyed today's video and would love to hear from you! If there's a technique or product/tool you're longing to see used, comment below or send me a quick email! Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop back again!

Happy Crafting!
~Laura at Down Memory Lane

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Weekly Challenge!

Whew! I's been awhile since we've posted on the blog. Sorry, but things have gotten busy around here with side-projects! But I'm back and will be posting AT LEAST once per week. (Or at least that's the plan!) Today we're launching a NEW IDEA - weekly challenges!!! It might be a sketch, a technique, a product, or something else, but one thing is for'll be FUN!  And who knows.  If this thing catches on, we might just start awarding prizes too! 

The challenge for this week is to make a page (or 2-page layout) using this sketch:

Weekly Challenge - 05/23/2016

  • Use this sketch as a basis for the page, but feel free to modify things as needed.  For example, those circles on the right don't have to be circles....substitute other shapes or even embellishments!
  • You don't need to include all the elements on the sketch on your layout.  Only have two photos? That's okay! Not in the mood for journaling? Omit those strips or use patterned paper instead!\
  • Have fun! Be creative! Use multiple patterned papers or a new embellishment.  Try a new technique or bring back an old one.  We want to see your personal style in the layout!
Guess what?  Because this is OUR weekly challenge, we're going to play along too! Use us for inspiration if you'd like.  This is our time to have a little fun too - use new products, try out different page themes, and flex our creative muscles! We'd love to hear what you think too so feel free to comment below.

"I Love Coffee" by Laura Nesvacil (for Down Memory Lane)
And here's are some close-ups so you can see some of the page details....

Love the paper used on this page? Me too! In fact, this paper is why I had these photos printed!

Here are the details on the products I used.....

White Grid Pattern - Blue Chevron/Grid by Simple Stories
All Other Patterns - 12x12 Paper Pad Shimelle True Stories by American Crafts
Cardstock - American Crafts 
Diecuts - Silhouette Design Store
Machine - Silhouette Cameo 
Marker for Journaling - Copic Multi Liner 0.5 Black

Other Info:
So, there you go.  The challenge is on!  We can't wait to see what you create!

To have your design featured on our Facebook page and Blog for this challenge, please comment with your photo or email it to

Happy crafting!!!