Monday, April 26, 2021

The Amazing Burr Oak


This mighty Burr Oak tree is well known around Missouri, sitting alone out in the bottom land close to McBain, Mo.   It has outlasted vandalism, many floods, lightning strikes and even a fire inside it last year.

My granddaughter was quite impressed with the size and this picture really shows the massive size of this
wonderful and beautiful tree.

I was inspired by the challenge #545 - World Penguin Day at   "LASTING MEMORIES".

 LM #545 - World Penguin Day - Today is World Penguin Day - it is around this time that the penguins start their northward migration, so in honor of the penguins - 

Create a mostly black and white layout with just a splash of color - OR - use a black and white photo (or photos)

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Spring Memories


We took a walk around Shelter Gardens to see all the spring flowers this last weekend before our expected snow and freeze a day ago.

I went with the latest challenge prompt at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for this layout.

LM #544 - Flowers and Tags

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you are joining us today!

All of our challenges this month has something to do with April and things that happen during the month. Are you ready for this week's challenge? Here it is:

LM #544 - Spring is in the air! Include flowers (this can be an embellishment, floral paper, or in the photos) and at least one tag on your layout.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Happy Easter


This is my last Easter layout for this year.   My two grandkids in Texas.   I made another layout of them from this Easter yesterday and that will go in their ongoing albums for them to take home but this one will go into my chronological holiday album.

I'll be entering this at  "USE YOUR STUFF"  for their challenge #420  EASTER/SPRING.

Here is the new challenge for your enjoyment!  Our theme is Spring/Easter  (now I know Easter is done, but if you still feel like making some projects that have that feel to them, go right ahead!)

Monday, April 19, 2021

Easter in Texas

 This is a layout of my two grandkids in Texas.    Their Mom was sure to send me lots of pictures of them with their baskets.   I love it that they are still using the same baskets they had from their first Easter on.  I love traditions throughout the years.

For this layout I used the double Scrapping Friends for the challenge with the sketch made my   "ROCHELLE SPEARS"  and then the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at "SCRAP WITH STACY",    I always love working with Rochelle's sketches and for Stacy's tic-tac-toe I used the left column,  Border Punch, Foam Stickers and a Banner.

Easter Basket


For this layout of my granddaughter and her filled Easter basket I used the fun sketch challenge #464 at   "LASTING MEMORIES"  I used a lot of scraps to do this layout and some old Easter basket stickers as my embellishments,  I love it when I get to use things I've been saving 

Here is the sketch and link to the challenge  at  "LASTING MEMORIES".

Saturday, April 17, 2021

You Are My Best Friend


Elle has three dogs in her family and she takes turns treating them as her #1 friend, lately it has been Malcolm that is always by her.   The picture on left was one day she had a stomach bug and Malcolm stayed right by her while she spent the day resting on the couch.   The other picture was after Malcolm had stayed at another house while they were busy doing some work on the house and it was easier without the dogs around, so Malcolm got a lot of hugs when he came home that evening.

I used the April 15th sketch challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"  along with using the sketch  you had to be sure and use an arrow as an embellishment, I added 3 gold puffy sticker arrows.

Friday, April 16, 2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers


April Showers bring May Flowers and also beautiful flowering trees.    I was so happy to see we have both a Redbud and Dogwood and also a flower Cherry tree (not in picture) in the front yard of our new home and also a large redbud on the side yard and one in back yard and several in the woods behind us.   I just love this time of year when the trees are at their peak.

I used Sketch #223 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Loving Spring


This was such a simple layout to make but I'm really happy with it.  This is my take on the single page sketch for April at  "STICK IT DOWN"

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Welcome to Paradise


Our son and family took a Spring Break vacation to Mexico and had so much fun and got some awesome family pictu   "SOUL SCRAPPPERS"    Below is the layout I scrap lifted.

Welcome Home


I'm finally getting around to making a layout about our new home here in Columbia.   We are so happy here.   We both fell in love with the house just seeing the pictures online when it was listed and then we saw it in person and decided to not look at anything else this was the house for us.   We love it.

I'm using this layout to enter in the April Mood Board Challenge at  "SOUL SCRAPPERS"   I was inspired by the colors on the board  including all the black in the pictures and the square that had the rainbows also the square with the door that goes with our front door in the picture.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Easter Egg Hunt


I just finished this double Easter page of my granddaughter.   I got to be with her this year for Easter, last year was Covid, the year before I was out of town, but this year we live in the same town so I'm enjoying more of these special moments.

I'm entering this at    "LASTING MEMORIES"    Challenge #542 is a word play challenge using the word 

EASTER   I have  E=Easter in my title and an Easter theme,  A=Alphas, S=Stickers  T=Tag & the color Teal,  E=Eggs on my paper and the word Eggs,  R=Recollections, all the Papers on my pages are from the Recollections stack called Happy Spring.

LM #542 - Word Play Challenge - EASTER

 Hello, everyone! Happy Easter to each and every one of you! We are so happy that you have stopped by today. It's the start of a new month and we have a lot of fun challenges planned out for you!

All of our challenges this month will have something to do with the month of April and things that happen during the month, so let's get started with the first challenge>

 LM #542 -  Word Play Challenge - EASTER - Since today is Easter Sunday - use a scrappy item, theme, or technique for every letter in the word "EASTER". Your layout does not have to be Easter-related - it can be about anything. And since there are 2 "E"s you will need to include 2 different "E" items. Please let us know what items you used for each letter. 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

New Lawn


    I made this simple but fun layout today for the newest  "LASTING MEMORIES"  Challenge #543 to use a 4x4 photo.   The reason behind the challenge is that April is the 4th month.   Well I doubled up on 4x4 size because my birthday is April 4th.

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021

LM #543 - 4x4 Photo

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! I do hope that you are having a good weekend. 

It's time for our second challenge of the month so let's get to it. All of our challenges for this month have something to do with April and things that happen during the month. Here is this week's challenge:

 LM #543 - 4x4 photo - Since April is the 4th month of the year - include at least one - 4x4 photo on your layout. (You can include more than one and you can include other sizes, as well.)

Friday, April 9, 2021

My 70th Birthday dinner


My 70th birthday was on Easter Sunday and we celebrated most of the day with my family that lives here in the same town, starting with breakfast and ending with dinner together.   Then last night my hubby and I went out for a special birthday dinner.

I'm entering this layout for   "SCRAP-CHALLENGE-YOURSELF"   The challenge for April is to pick a letter and use it as often as you can with items on your layout.   I chose the letter "B"  first off my name is Barbara so that is a B,  then Birthday, is in my Title (Happy Birthday), Baxters (where we had dinner),  I also have Buttons, Bling, the color Blue, a Banner, Balloons on my paper and in an embellishment and on the tag on the right page I have a Butterfly and a Bow.

This month, we would like you to pick one letter and use it in various ways on your layout.  For example, if you chose the letter P, you can use PAINT, PEARLS, PATTERNED PAPER, etc, and a use word that begins with P in your title.   

**Please remember to include a photo with YOU on your layout.**  

Monday, April 5, 2021

On Vacation

 I got these great pictures of my grandkids from Texas while they were on Spring Break down at Hilton Head, South Carolina.     I'm going to have fun scrapping all the great pictures they took.

For this layout I used layout sketch #222 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP".

Friday, April 2, 2021

Vacation photos


Our  St. Louis kids and grandkids went to a resort in Mexico for Spring Break and had a great time.     So I"m starting to scrap some of the many pictures they posted for them.

I used the   "SCRAP OUR STASH"   April 2021 Remix challenge,   I scrap lifted the layout by  the DT member Gail Dowler and added butterfly embellishments for the requirements of butterflies added to the layout.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Spring Flowers

 When we moved into our new house 3 weeks ago.   All I knew was I had all kinds of green leafy plants coming up all over but had no idea what they would be.   Most of them are daffodils but many other surprises are opening up now.    I'm so happy because I've never lived anywhere with so many spring time bulbs all planted around.

I used the Sketch #463 by Brenda Ragsdale for the first in April at  "SKETCHES IN THYME" for this layout.   It was certainly fun to work with and will be one I keep to use again.