Thursday, September 23, 2021

Outdoor Adventure


Filling up the album of my daughters family vacation Road Trip to Colorado.   They had so much fun and I got so many pictures from them for layouts.   So a win win for all of us.

I'm using this for the "LASTING MEMORIES"   Patterned Paper challenges for this month.   This last week was to use Striped Paper.

LM #566 - Patterned Paper Play - Striped Paper

It's time for our 4th challenge of the month. As a reminder - our theme for September is 'Patterned Paper Play' and each week we give you a  pattern that you must use on your layout. How much of each pattern you use is up to you - use a little or use a lot! Here's this week's challenge:

LM #566 - Stripes

Use striped patterned paper on your layout.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

On A Walk


This my brother with me in these pictures.   He had back surgery toward the end of August and after the first week  we started taking short walks together.   Help him exercise his back and me just to get some exercise.   

I'm using this for two different challenges.     I picked the pictures for  the "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF" and then chose the sketch at  "SKETCH N SCRAP" to make my layout.

"SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF"    For the past 20 years I have considered my brother Bruce my best friend.   We have always been close but these last 20 years we have lived in the same town or just an hour or so apart and we have been there for each other through thick and thin.   I could never have a better best friend.

"SKETCH N SCRAP"    This sketch worked out great for my pictures I chose.  I wanted to use the two selfies we took while we were out on our walk and also some scenery pictures too.  So this sketch for four pictures was perfect for me.

Monday, September 20, 2021

You Rock in Colorado


Working hard on all the pictures from my daughter and families vacation last month in Colorado.
I made this layout using the Sketch challenge at "SCRAP OUR STASH" .     It was a great sketch 
to work with for these pictures. 

Adventure in Colorado

I used the "SCRAP OUR STASH" September Remix Challenge for this layout.   You had to scrap lift the layout and be sure and use at least 5 different patterned papers.   I used 8 different patterned papers in my layout and a lot of scraps.  


I am also entering my layout at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  as I went to my stash of different floral papers to use on most of the strips behind my picture.  For their Patterned Paper challenge to use Florals.

 LM #565 - Patterned Paper Play - Florals

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you have stopped by today. 

It is already time for our third challenge of the month. Our theme for September is "Patterned Paper Play" and each week we will give a pattern that you must use on your layout. How much of each pattern you use is up to you - use a little of use a lot! This week's challenge is:

 LM #565 - Florals

Use a floral patterned paper on your layout.

Friday, September 17, 2021



I've been working on making a lot of layout from my daughters family road trip to Colorado last month.
They sent back so many pictures I might end up with a whole album of layouts for them.
They took to railroad up to the top of Pikes Peak and it seemed like everyone that did that was treating themselves with a donut on top so the kids did too.    Elle doesn't get sweets and sugars every day but she sure got her fair share during this trip and loved every bit of it.

I used the sketch for challenge #233 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.   Plus the bonus was that I got to use a lot of my scraps.    Always good to mix and match and use those leftovers.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Family Ride


First day in Steamboat Springs, the whole family went out on a bike ride together.   Letting Dad get acclimated to the altitude before his big race the next morning.

I'm using this layout for the challenge #564 at   "LASTING MEMORIES".

LM #564 - Patterned Paper Play - Plaid/Gingham/Checks

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are all having a good weekend. We are right in the middle of the long holiday weekend here in the US and I hope you are all lucky enough to have a little extra time off!

It's time for our second challenge of the month. For September our theme is - Patterned Paper Play -and each week we will give a pattern that you must use on your layout. How much of each pattern you use is up to you - use a little or use a lot! Here is this week's challenge:

September 5th - LM #564 - Team B - Plaid/Gingham/Checks

Use your choice of plaid paper, gingham paper, or a checked paper on your layout.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Climb that tree

 Had fun scrapping today with the Scrappy Friends challenge.    I used the sketch from  "ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOGSPOT"

Then I combined the sketch with the tic-tac-toe board at  "SCRAP WITH STACY"   I went on the diagonal top right to bottom left   Bow, Hearts & Sequins/Gems.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

New Teachers

 My granddaughters in Orlando had a meet and greet with their new teachers for the year just a few days before school started.    I love these pictures they had taken with them.    Looks like they are going to have a great school year.

I'm using this for the first challenge in September at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  .

LM #563 - Patterned Paper Play - Polka Dots

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you have stopped by. Today we share our theme for September and the first of five new challenges. Let's get started.

It's been a while since we've done a patterned paper challenge here on the blog so our theme for September is going to be "Patterned Paper Play" and each week we will give a pattern that you must use on your layout. How much of each pattern you use is up to you - use a little or use a lot! Our first challenge is:

 LM #563 - Polka Dots

Use some kind of dotty paper on your layout - small dots, large dots - it is up to you.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Colorado Rafting


It was a bucket list item for Susan and my grandkids to go white water rafting   So while on vacation this month in Colorado that got to do it.

I'm using this for the challenge at  "USE YOUR STUFF"

#429 Water/Beach


Happy Summer everyone!  We are happy to bring you this week's challenge!  Let's see all those BEACH OR WATER projects.... could be a trip to a beach, an ocean cruise, maybe its a beachy card...whatever you create we want to see it!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


 My daughter and family planted a couple rows of corn in their backyard and my granddaughter Elle was so excited when they picked the first ear of corn.   I was pleased for them we didn't know if it would produce at all but they have gotten several ears so far.

I used the sketch at "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES" for this single picture.   It was perfect for it.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Beautiful Princess


A couple of weeks ago, I babysit my granddaughter for the day while Mom and Dad had work meetings and Elle's daycare class was closed because of a Covid contact.     So she came to me dressed in her princess dress and we had such aa fun day.

I used the layout sketch #231 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Colorado Road Trip


My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter have been on a 10 day road trip to Colorado.   This was their first over night stop once they got to Colorado and they loved it.   Today they get home but I've started the layouts from their trip already as they have shared so many pictures with me via text and FB.

I'm entering this the challenge #562 - Sequence  just announced today at    "LASTING MEMORIES"    it worked perfect for one choice on the Sequence challenge.  My picture are all in a vertical (sequence) row.        So that is Option #2 that I used.

The object of the game Sequence is to create horizontal, vertical, or diagonal rows of five chips on the board.  

August 22nd - LM #562 - Team B - Sequence - This week I am giving you 3 options for your challenge:

Option #1 - Create a layout with a grid background - 

Option #2 - Line up your photos in a row across your layout - this can be vertically, horizontally, or on the diagonal.

Option #3 - Show us a sequence of events in your photos - or now and then photos, or before and after photos. 

Be sure to let us know which option you went with this week - Option 1, 2, or 3

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Beautiful in Mexico


My beautiful granddaughter Mylan while on vacation last month in Mexico.    I'm entering this at   "LASTING MEMORIES"   for Challenge #561 - UNO

The object of the game Uno is to get rid of all of the cards in your hand. When you only have one card you have to shout "UNO" to let everyone know you are down to your last card. So this week's challenge is: 

August 15th - LM #561 - Team A - Uno! - Use one photo on your layout

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Be Happy


This is my second entry in the August   "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF"     I just don't get that many pictures of myself.    But I took these selfies while we were out just enjoying a nice Saturday afternoon last week.    I thought it was perfect for this months challenge, because it was just what I needed,  some fresh air and seeing the beauty of nature.   Life is stressing with the big outbreaks of the Delta variance of Covid so I really wanted to do this just for myself.

Oh Yeah that was fun

 My adrenaline junkie 4 year old granddaughter had no problem going on this alpine coaster while on vacation in Colorado.   Mom didn't go but Dad was fine with taking her on the ride.    First think Elle said when she got off was "I love it"

I used the August sketch challenge at "SCRAP OUR STASH"  and added sunglasses as one of my embellishments as my summer embellie and to go with the sunglasses Dad was wearing.



The grandkids and Mom and Dad took a family vacation to end the summer to Vegas to stay with the other grandkids.   Besides swimming daily in their pool they did go out for some bowling time too.

I used Sketch #481 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  for this layout.    I think this is going to be another sketch I'm going to keep to use again.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

California trip

 My two Texas grandkids took their last summer vacation to California where there Mom is from and got to spend time with their grandparents and their two cousins that they are with in the pictures.

I'm entering this at  " LASTING MEMORIES "   for challenge #560 - using stars.

LM #560 - Get Your Game On! - Mario Party

Let's get on with today's challenge. Our challenges this month will all be inspired by different board/card/video games and this week's challenge will be based on the Super Mario Party video games.

The  Mario Party video games have always been a family favorite in our house. The object of the game is to finish the game with the most stars, so this week's challenge is: 

LM #560 - Super Mario Party - Add a star - or stars - to your layout.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Bahamas Vacation


Our daughter and family from Orlando went on a vacation to the Bahama's last month so I have several pictures they shared with us to make layouts with for them.     This is the first one I started with.
I was inspired by the Lift#93 challenge at  "SOUL-SCRAPPERS"    I was inspired by the arrangement of the pictures and the general look of the layout.    I wanted to add a few more embellishments than just the one sticker at the bottom left, so I fussy cut the hello out of a PL style card and added that to the side of the picture where they had spelled out Bahamas 2021 in the sand.   I thought that went well with it, along with the colors.   Below is inspiration scrap lift layout I followed.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Dress Up Time


I have all the old pictures from growing up that were at my Mom and Dads house here with me now.    So it has been so much fun going through them and seeing new pictures and remembering times in other ones.    I don't remember this, but I do recognize the furniture that was in my grandmothers bedroom.
Looks to me like I was checking out a drawer full of jewelry to see what I could wear.     To this day I love wearing rings and bracelets.   I'm not a make-up person but sometimes I wish I had more fingers and arms for rings and bracelets.

I'm entering this at "SCRAP-CHALLENGE-YOURSELF"     Here is this months challenge,   I think these pictures fit, because it shows what I still indulge myself with for my happiness.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Fresh Coconuts for everyone


This is my son and my two grandkids enjoying some fresh  coconut milk while on vacation last month in Playa del Carmen.    I'm  not a coconut fan at all so I kinda cringe even looking at them with it.

I'm entering this layout at "SOUL SCRAPPERS"  for their new One Word challenge OW#7.       I have a one word title "FRESH"  and I used all upper case alphas.

This months challenge is to use

UPPER CASE letters on your title

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Greenberg Family Together


All the Greenberg kids and grandkids were together for a weekend in St. Louis early in July so of course we had to get a family picture.

I used the August Remix Challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"  for this layout and I have the required diagonal stripped paper in 3 places.

Family is so important to me and it doesn't happen often that all the Greenberg side of the family gets together so this was an inspiration for the challenge at  "USE YOUR STUFF"   This is the Good Life.

#428 Inspired by Real Life


So today's challenge is a bit of a challenge!  Our theme is INSPIRED BY REAL LIFE.    We want you create a project that is inspired by something in your life...maybe a person, a place, a thing, an event, a hobby ...something that's important to your life!

Summertime Vacation


I made this layout today for two challenges    "LASTING MEMORIES"   and  "USE YOUR STUFF".  This was a picture from the vacation my two grown kids and their kids took together this July.   In this picture is my daughter and her husband, and daughter and my sons daughter walking together on the resort grounds.   My son was ahead with his son and took the picture of the group.

First was the Tic-Tac-Toe board at "LASTING MEMORIES".   I did the top left to right diagonal............ Star, Summer Theme, Free Space, Bling, Chipboard.

Next is the theme challenge at  "USE YOUR STUFF"   Challenge #429 - Inspired by Real Life.

So today's challenge is a bit of a challenge!  Our theme is INSPIRED BY REAL LIFE.    We want you create a project that is inspired by something in your life...maybe a person, a place, a thing, an event, a hobby ...something that's important to your life!

Monday, August 2, 2021

Wheely Good Time


Once again I had fun working with the Scrappy Friends Challenges.    I got right to work on the two challenges together this month.  

"ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOGSPOT"      I just loved the sketch this month.

"SCRAP WITH STACY"   I used the the right side column down Tag, Enamel Dots, One Photo.

Feed the Bunny


I used sketch #230 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

By the Seaside


When I saw the new challenge at   "THE PAPER PLAYERS"   this morning I knew exactly what I wanted to do for it.   I wanted to make this layout using this picture of my granddaughter under the tree by the seaside on vacation last month in Playa del Carmen.