Wednesday, August 26, 2020

My Helper

I knew my daughter and son-in-law were going to paint the inside of their closet and put in a new shelf but when I saw this picture she sent me all I could think was "this is an accident waiting to happen on their new carpet".   But it all worked out fine, no spilled paint and Elle, my granddaughter got to do what she likes best.....anything her Dad does she wants to do.   LOL

I'm running behind this month, its been a hard month with the death of my Dad two weeks ago, but when I can scrap I find it very therapeutic.     I used the Scrappy Friends double challenge for this layout and it was fun combining everything.


and then "SCRAP WITH STACY"  her tic-tac-toe board challenge.    I did the center row across,   Chipboard, Hearts and a Doily.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Mothers Day Spa Day

Our granddaughters in Orland treated their Mom on Mothers Day to breakfast in bed and then a special at home spa day for her.   So fun and so special.

This layout is for  "LASTING MEMORIES"  and challenge #510.

LM #510 - Special Events - Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Canada Day

Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you all! I hope that you are having a good weekend.
It's time for the second challenge of the month. As a reminder, this month our theme is -  Scrapping Special Events - and this week's challenge is:
 LM #510 - Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July or Canada Day

Create a layout about Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, or for our Canadian friends - Canada Day - the choice is all yours.

Seasons Greetings

Just had a couple of pictures I hadn't scrapped yet for Christmas but this was a profile picture of my grandkids and their Mom for last Christmas and one I had yet to scrap so printed it this morning for
the newest challenge #512 at  "LASTING MEMORIES"   It was fun going back and scrapping a Christmas layout in the heat of August.

LM #512 - Special Events - Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa

Hello, hello! Good Sunday morning to you all! I hope you are having a good weekend. Today we are sharing our last challenge of the month. Before we get to that I want to say a big thank you to our guest designer this month, Jessica! I have loved seeing her beautiful layouts each and every week. Thank you, Jessica!

And we have some exciting news - we have two new design team members joining us! You may recognize Maureen and Tracey as they were our guest designers in July. Tracey will be joining in on today's challenge and Maureen will be joining us in September. We are thrilled to have them both joining us here at Lasting Memories!

Now, on to today's challenge. Our theme for August has been - Scrapping Special Events - and this week we will be working on this special event:

LM #512 - Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Virtual School Start

My grandkids in Texas school year started on Thursday, at least for the next 4 weeks its all virtual then they will evaluate if the schools will open.    Mylan is starting 5th grade and last year in elementary school and Kai is a Freshman this year.   A hard way to start High School but I know they will work it out just fine and get it done.

I'm using one of they layouts at   "LASTING MEMORIES"  for their challenge #511

LM #511 - Special Events - Back To School, Halloween, Thanksgiving

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you have stopped by today. Today we are ready to share our third challenge of the month with you!

As a reminder our theme for August is - Scrapping Special Events - and this week our challenge is:

 LM #511 -Back to School, Halloween, Thanksgiving

Create a layout about one of these fall-time events.

Friday, August 21, 2020



I was looking through old pictures on my computer today to find something to use for the latest layout sketch at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  and saw this picture of the two coleus we planted in a pot on April 21st, exactly 4 months ago.    Yesterday my hubby and I were just talking about how huge the coleus had grown this summer on our front porch.   So I went out front and took a new picture of it today and then printed it and the old picture to make this layout.    Bonus is now I have a new layout to add to our album as mostly I'm scrapping pictures of the grand kids and they all end up going to them and not staying here.

Here is the link to "SKETCH N SCRAP"  so you can check out all of August challenges, 2 layout sketches and 2 card sketch and have fun creating.   Below is the sketch I just used.

Thursday, August 20, 2020



Elle, you are such a loving person.   Your Mom and Dad found this dog wandering around in the neighborhood with no person around and looking very hot.   So they picked him up and brought him home and gave him water while they called the phone numbers on his tag.    His owner was found but before they showed up you got to make sure he got all the loving he needed.  You weren't sad at all that your "new friend" had to leave, because you were so happy and kept telling us all that he was home with his family now where he belonged.   I love your compassion.

I used the August 15th sketch at "SCRAP OUR STASH CHALLENGE BLOG"   Here is the sketch 

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: