Thursday, August 13, 2020

Cherish Today


Still working on some pictures of my nephews that live in Australia.   They are just so adorable when they wear some matching clothes.

I used the August sketch at "LET'S GET SKETCHY" for this layout, a super fun sketch to work with.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Hot Summer Day

Nothing beats jumping in the swimming pool on a hot summer day and my granddaughter Elle is no different.   She loves coming over to her Uncles house on weekends and swim all she can.   Luckily I have been able to spend a lot of those weekends with her this summer and enjoy swimming with her.

I'm entering the layout in two challenges.


I have a sun project life card on my layout and a chipboard sun embellishment.


Challenge #205 - Summer Dreams

Welcome to August everyone! Heather here, and I am officially challenging you to create something that screams all things Summer!

For me time in the swimming pool is what summer is all about

Happy 6th Anniversary

With coronavirus going on my daughter and son-in-law couldn't celebrate their anniversary as planned with a nice trip, so my daughter improvised and created a scavenger hunt travel adventure at their home with all these notes for clues of the gifts she had for him.   She shopped for GC at their favorite local places for some gifts, like their favorite restaurant for special occasions, favorite pizza place, favorite coffee shop and the bike shop he frequents with his bicycling team.  Plus donuts for breakfast for their favorite donut shop and a zoodle maker from the local kitchen store that she was able to get with curbside shopping.     It wasn't the same as the trip they took to Italy last year on their 5th anniversary but still just as special for the two of them while at home.   Plus special for me because she saved all the notes for me because she knew I could use them to make a layout.   She only took one picture of his gifts all together and then I added a wedding picture on the first page of the layout.

I'll be entering this layout at "LASTING MEMORIES" for their first August challenge of.....

LM #509 - Special Events - Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation

Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you all! I hope you are having a good weekend. It is a new month and that means we have a new theme and a new set of challenges for you today!

For the month of August DT member Deanna is providing our challenge and the theme for this month is - Scrapping Special Events. Sometimes it's a struggle to get those special events in your life scrapped so Deanna has chosen a few different choices for each week this month and we hope you'll play along!

Here is our first challenge of the month:

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Love these boys

These are my only nephews (or nieces).   They live in Australia so I haven't even met Remy yet, but I see pictures of them all most daily so that helps having them so far away.   I'm making an album for my brother ( their Grandpa ) for Christmas.     For this layout I used the Scrappy Friends challenges.

First the sketch from "ROCHELLE SPEARS SCRAPBOOKING" and then the tic-tac-toe challenge at "SCRAP WITH STACY".    I did a diagonal line of.  Twine/Ribbon,  Journaling & Plaid.

Wild Flowers

My granddaughter was having a great time on her walk through the trails and was able to pick a big 
bouquet of wildflowers to take home.    She loves picking flowers and other bits on nature when out walking or on her bike anywhere.   It's' the little things that always make her so very happy.   

I used the 2 photo sketch #506 at "LASTING MEMORIES" for this layout.  I love how it turned out.

Friday, July 24, 2020

A Flower in Your Hair

Oh so pretty with a flower in your hair, oops I mean a flowers in your bike helmet.   Whoever said
bike race can't be pretty and stylish.

I made this layout for the July 2020 Sketch Challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"
I went straight to my stash and found these 2 leftover 6x6 squares of the blue star paper, I just cut them to make a little smaller and then I had one strip of the red star paper left and I cut it into my banner and what was left of it I cut out the white stars leaving a little red around them and then lightly inked in red.   I used the little yellow tag for the date to pull the yellow from the center of the flower and also to work with the gold puffy title alphas and the gold glittery arrow.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

A Slice of Summer

Nothing says summer more than eating a big slice of watermelon.     Oh so good.   These pictures
look like my granddaughter was really enjoying this slice of watermelon outside on their deck.
I used parts of a collection I love and was hanging on to the last few pieces and got them all to work on this.   Plus the watermelon die-cuts I have had a hoard from a swap from many many years ago
so these pictures were perfect to start using some of them.

I'll be entering this layout at "USE YOUR STUFF"   their challenge #401 Summer Fun was perfect to go with this layout because like the card says, a slice of summer and watermelon is true summer
treat to me.

Happy Summer!  Oh can you feel the heat and bask in the sunshine!
We want to see your sunny summery project for this us your SUMMER FUN!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Nature Stop

Elle loves to go out with her Dad on the bike trails around Columbia,  these pictures are from a stop on one of their favorite trails to go on.

I used the sketch for July 15th at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"   for this layout.  Check out both layout sketches for the month and the two card sketches too.   You have till July 31 to enter.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

I (Heart) Summer

I had fun making this layout, a little different than my usual design style but I started out with the inspiration from Sketch #428 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME".
My granddaughter had been over swimming and didn't want to leave but then Mom and Dad reminded her that their first ripe strawberry was ready for them to come home and pick.   So then
she was all happy about going home.   She had to make sure and watch carefully as Dad cut it into
three slices so they could all have a bite of the first strawberry off their plant in the back yard.

Here is the sketch I used and the link to "SKETCHES IN THYME".

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

My Captain

WooHoo, I scrapped a picture of only me, that is a rarity.      I printed this picture today so that I could play along with the July challenge at   "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF"
The challenge this month is a sketch.   This is challenge #79 as always you must include a picture of yourself on your layout.     For us scrappers that is harder than you think because we are usually the
pictures takers too.    But this time I passed the camera off to my husband and asked him to take my picture.

July 4 -- BBQ

We were home at the lake with some family members for the 4th and had our own BBQ, but this was the BBQ my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter in the picture had together with my brother and Dad.    My son-in-law loves to cook and break and he grilled brats and hot dogs and then made a
true Greek salad and then made an awesome lemon curd and strawberry tart.   Sure wish I had been there just for that alone.

I used the first challenge of the month at  "SCRAP YOUR STASH"       What's My Challenge -- "Pick Your Word"
I picked the word BBQ and used it for my title.   Then for each item I used using the letters in BBQ

I used all B=Bo Bunny papers,    B=the color Blue   and  for Q=the letter Q in my title or you could go with Q=Quick and easy embellishments.   Just all I could come up with.  :)

Monday, July 6, 2020

Celebrate July 4th

I have 3 challenges to enter this layout in that I completed this afternoon.    We had a great viewing of several business sponsored fireworks display from our dock at the Lake of the Ozarks but then the
best was to our left and our right from neighbors with their huge displays.   We loved it all.

First I used the 6 photo sketch for challenge #505 at   "LASTING MEMORIES"

2nd is wanted to play along with challenge #203-Stars & Strips at "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"  so I kept that in mind when I picked out the papers to use for my layout.

Challenge #203 - Stars and Stripes

Since we just celebrated Independence Day this past weekend here in the US, I thought it would be fun to include some stars and stripes on your projects. They do not have to be patriotic projects - you just need to use stars and stripes on your project.

Then last but not least, another challenge that came out today is the new challenge at  "In The Stars" at  "BITTEN BY THE BUG"    I added 8 different stars for embellishments on my layout, in different colors, styles and sizes.


Hello Cricuteers!! Connie Can Crop here with my next challenge for the BBTB2 Design Team. 

We just celebrated 4th of July here in America and Canada celebrated July 1st. So let's create any type of project that includes at least 3 different size STARS. They can be any color but must be different sizes and cut with your Cricut. And yes you may use more than 3.

Friday, July 3, 2020

So much fun

I got these pictures of my granddaughter last weekend while I was being shown around her new swings and playhouse.  She jumped around from item to item to play and show me everything, so much not shown here.   She is a lucky little girl with great parents.

I used the 3 photo sketch at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  challenge #504.   
This is the first challenge of the month here.   Looks like its going to be a fun month.

On Stage

Our granddaughter Addisyn loves to sing and perform.   Here she is in a Saturday class that she takes,
doing what she loves best.

I did the Pick 3 challenge for June at  "SOUL SCRAPPERS"  for this layout that is due by July 10th.

Here are my choices and the choices I had to choose at least 3 items from:

I choose 4 items and maybe could say 5.   I have a children theme,  colors pink or blue ( I have both),
3 or more pictures, 2 or more patterned papers and ribbon.  My 5th could be flowers as the one banner and on the umbrella embellishments I used floral paper.

Are you ready for a NEW Pick 3 challenge?  Just choose 3 or more of the items in this list, include them on your scrap page, card, or OTP, upload to the gallery, then let me know in this thread that you've done so.  Be sure to tell me which items you've used. 
Here's the list to choose from:
1. children theme
2. colors pink or blue
3. 3 or more picturess
4. 2 or more PP's
5. Double Layout (DLO)
6. flowers
7. ribbon

Thursday, July 2, 2020

You and Me

Getting my oldest grandson to pose for a picture is rare but he did for this one with his Mom so I had to make sure and scrap it.

I used Sketch #204 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"for this layout and it worked out perfect.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


I always make layouts of the grandkids but rarely one of the parents, so this is my stepson David and his wife Nikki.   When I saw the picture I knew I wanted to make a layout using it with just them, no kids included.   They will be here July 4th so will have this to add to the stack of layouts for them to take home.

I used the Sketch Challenge at  "SOUL SCRAPPERS"   SC145

Lee Canyon

My stepsons family just finished a Las Vegas COVID style vacation at his wife's parents home.
They spent a lot of time swimming at their house and then some different day trips out into
the areas surrounding Vegas.   On this day they drove about 45 minutes away and went to Lee Canyon for a day of hiking and visiting the ski resort for some summer activities.    It looks like
they had a great time from the pictures they sent back.    They will be with us here at the lake for
July 4th long weekend so I wanted to get as many new layouts made for them that I can to take home with them.

For this layout I used the Double Delight Sketch Challenge at  "SOUL SCRAPPERS" to make this
layout.   Here is the sketch .  You have till July 15th to join in the challenge.

Feel free to add more photos, take away photos, whatever works for you!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Child Labor

Whatever Elle's Dad does Elle wants to help out and do the same.   So this week it was helping carrying (pulling) the trash out to the curb for pickup.  They do everything together, cooking, planting a garden, washing their bikes, building the swing set.  She wants to do all the Dad and Mom do.

I used the June sketch at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY" .   I had to rotate it to work with my pictures.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Beautiful Granddaughters

These are pictures of my daughter-in-laws family.    They took a bunch of family pictures on Mothers Day so I was so glad to get them and be able to scrap them.

I used sketch #202 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.  I loved being able to use so many layers putting this together.    Everything I used but the brads was from a new collection I just got in the mail.    It's Carta Bella - Flower Market.   I love that I got to use one of the chipboard pieces as a Title for my layout too.

Here is the sketch and link to "SKETCH N SCRAP"  be sure and check out all their challenges for

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ice Cream

Every Sunday my daughter and family go to visit my Dad and they go out to lunch together.  
Dad loves ice cream so the buffet place they mostly go to on Sundays has ice cream cones you can get for dessert.  Dad always gets one and now that Elle is older she gets her own ice cream cone.
She is a great eater and eats a big lunch but always has room for that ice cream.   Dad says they sit there for the longest time eating their ice cream than anything else.   But he loves the time with her.

I used this week sketch reveal at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"    It is so fun to work with a grid 
design sometimes to make a layout.   I think it has its own unique look to it.     I hope you have as
much fun with this sketch as I did.   You have until June 30th to enter you layout for this sketch of any of the other sketches this month at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"

Monday, June 15, 2020

Swimming Together

With no traveling this summer because of the coronavirus I hope I get to spend a lot of time just
have fun swimming times with my granddaughter.  With that happening I can't complain about no
vacation away, this is all I need.

I'm entering this at two different challenges.   A prompt challenge and a sketch challenge.


The theme for this month's challenge is Summer Dreams. You may portray our summer dream topic any way you like, because we love creativity!  (But if the theme isn't obvious on your page, please explain it in your text.) 
But don't forget to include a photo with YOU on your layout.

New Swing Set

When I saw the new challenge at "SCRAP OUR STASH"  this morning I knew I was ready to do this challenge with this great sketch and the add-on that Kraft paper had to be included and at least one
metal embellishment.

Last week I had made my first trip out to a store other than a grocery store in three months and I went
to Michaels.  One of the paper stacks I bought was all Kraft paper.   So  I just went ahead and used all
Kraft paper on my layout and then I have 3 metal embellishments,  a metal charm that says love on
the pictures where they meet and then 2 metal gold jewels brads.

Here is the sketch and link to this challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH".

Brother Luv

These last few days I've been making layouts of my two nephews because I'm working on getting
enough made to make an album for my brother for Christmas.

For this layout I used the new sketch #203 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  that just came out today.
It was perfect for these 3 pictures, of these cuties.

Here is the link to  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  and the  sketch I used.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

A Christmas Layout

I'm making an album for my brother with pictures of his two grandsons and I wanted to use the picture from their trip to see Santa last year.    I have so many Christmas papers and lots of scraps of Christmas papers too so I thought the sketch the challenge at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  to use  5 different patterned papers was perfect and would great together and use up some of my scraps.
Counting the paper I used to cut out my tags I used 6 different patterned papers.    I love mixing patterns and even mixing manufactures,  I used 3 different ones on this layout and it was so much fun putting everything together.

LM #502 - Team A - Use at least 5 patterned papers on your layout

That's it! Just use at least 5 different patterned papers on your layout!

Jack Fruit

I'm using this layout for challenge #501 at   "LASTING MEMORIES"    It's A Celebration - Confetti

It's time for our second challenge of the month. We celebrated our 500th challenge last week and we are keeping the celebration going all month long! This week's challenge is:

LM #501 - Team B - Confetti - use mists/splatters, sequins, enamel dots, a shaker element, etc. to create some confetti on your layout

I have enamel dots on my flower embellishements and also sequin stars and regular sequins
around the scalloped die-cut I used to hold my title and journaling.


I'm working on a scrapbook to give to my brother for Christmas.   His two grandsons, Silas and Remy, live in Sydney, Australia.   He was last there in November 2019 when Remy was just a 6 weeks old.  He had plans to go back for 3 weeks the first of April this year but then the coronavirus and lockdowns cancelled those plans and it looks like he won't get to go back anytime this year so I though a scrapbook of pictures I've collected from Facebook and Instagram would be perfect for him to look through the pictures all together before he gets to visit in person again.

I'm entering this at "LASTING MEMORIES" for their challenge #500 - Bingo.    The theme for June  is "It's a Celebration" starting off with challenge #500 for them.  Quite the accomplishment for them.     I have a bingo on the diagonal from bottom left to top right.  
Use a Sketch, Stickers, Flowers and 2 Photos.

Hello everyone! Good Sunday morning to you all! I do hope that you are having a good weekend!

Today is a special day here at Lasting Memories. Not only is it the start of a new month of challenges - but today we are sharing our 500th challenge! 500 challenges...I think that is a pretty awesome feat! There aren't a lot of challenge blogs left and we are so fortunate that we have such wonderful followers encouraging us to keep on going!

Since we are celebrating our 500th Challenge this month, our theme is "It's a Celebration" and our first challenge for June is:

LM #500 - Team A - Bingo