Monday, June 28, 2021

Key West


I wanted to make a layout for Challenge #90 at "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF"  but I really couldn't find any new pictures I wanted to scrap of myself that I hadn't already used in a layout.

So I went to my closet and pulled out an old photo album and it had pictures from a road trip I went on back in 2002 to Key West.    This was before I started scrapping so this trip was never scrapped.

I used 4 different washi tapes on this late (one I used twice) and one I used for my title across the top.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Just Married


Even though my husband and I divorced after 30 years we are still friends now and I decided I wanted to scrap some of our wedding pictures and put them in the albums I'm making of old pictures for our kids.

I made two layouts today and I'm enjoying it so going to make several more in the coming days.    The new challenge at "LASTING MEMORIES" was perfect for this, because we were married back in 1971.   Definitely throwback pictures.

LM #554 - All About the Photos - Throwback Photo

 Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! We are so happy that you are joining us today. 

I can't believe that it is already time for our last challenge for June. Since this is our last challenge, that means we have to say goodbye to our fabulous guest designers for this month. A big "Thank You!" goes out to Haven and Julene for joining us all month long! I know I have really enjoyed seeing their beautiful layouts each and every week.

Now on to this week's challenge. Our theme for June has been 'All About the Photos' and our last challenge is:

 LM #554 - All about the photos - Throwback photo - Create a layout using a photo that's at least 10 years old.  If you don't have an old photo, create a layout using a selfie.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Golden Anniversary


This morning I was going through a box of memorbilia and pictures looking for something to use for a vintage/heritage layout for the group I'm in.     I came across this newspaper article about my paternal grandparents and their 50th wedding anniversary celebration in 1967.    Seemed pretty vintage and heritage to me.   Then I remembered about the latest challenge in "LASTING MEMORIES" and new it would work for this challenge also.   The challenge came out Sunday on Father's Day which is great too because this is my fathers parents.

LM #553 - All About the Photos - Black and White Photo

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you all. Today is Father's Day here in the US - so Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads out there!

It's time for our fourth challenge of the month here at Lasting Memories. All month long our challenges have been "All About the Photos" and this week's challenge is: 

  LM #553 - All about the photos - Black & White - Use a black and white photo on your layout.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Graduation Dinner


On more layout from my granddaughters 5th grade graduation dinner and dessert celebration.

I used the sketch on June 15th at  "SCRAP OUT STASH"  you also had to add at least piece of wood veneer on your layout, I used 3 pieces on my layout.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

SSoccer 2021


My granddaughter just completed her first year of soccer.   At 4 years old she played spring soccer this year and she absolutely loved it.    She ran hard and listened to her coach and even managed to score two goals.   By far not the best player on her team but also by far not the worse player.   She had fun and loved the team playing together and learn things through group sports and that is what matters the most.  

For this challenge I used the double challenge of the Scrappy Friends Challenge.   First I used the sketch at  "ROCHELLE SPEARS SCRAPBOOKING".    I always love her sketches and this was no exception.

   Then next I combined my layout with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at "SCRAP WITH STACY".  I did the bottom row of the board using a banner, corrugated yardstick and circles (my two fussy cut soccer balls.)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Any Occassion Card


I just made this card using the sketch #195 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP" .    I didn't add any sentiment, I thought I would just put it in my card stash for some reason I need a card to send out.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Star Wars Metal Art


I had four pictures of my grandson putting together this metal Star Wars piece on a rainy weekend.

So it was perfect for the single page sketch at  "STICK IT DOWN".

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Diamond Art


This was the first weekend of summer break after school was out but it was all rainy and cool for
Texas weather so the kids stayed in and did crafts.    Mylan was doing diamond art.   I've always
wondered what it would be like.   I think I might have to try it too.

I used the sketch #227 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"    for this layout.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Island Pets

 I made this layout for the challenge #551 at  "LASTING MEMORIES" . 

LM #551 - All About the Photos - Picture Frames

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

It's time for another fun challenge - courtesy of DT member Lauren. Our theme for June is 'All About the Photos' and this week's challenge is:

 LM #551 - All about the photos - Picture frames - Create a layout with a frame(s) around your photo(s).

Monday, June 7, 2021

Enjoy Today

 My granddaughter is on vacation in NY with her Mom and Dad and grandparents on her Dads' side.    They got there mid day yesterday and already they are having adventures.   My daughter sent these pictures to there time to Great Chazy River close to their home in upstate NY.    Looks like jet lag from Missouri is not effecting her one bit with a plane ride that left at 6:30 a.m. here.

I was inspired to do my take on the double page sketch at  "STICK IT DOWN" .

Friday, June 4, 2021

Happiness is Homemade


The strawberries have started growing at our grandkids house and they are happy,  after the first big picking they were able to make a strawberry pie and some strawberry jelly.

I used the prompt at   "LASTING MEMORIES"   for this layout.

LM #550 - All About the Photos - Multi-Photo Layout

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! We are smack dab in the middle of the long holiday weekend here in the US. I hope if you are lucky enough to have a little extra time off that you can find some time to get scrappy!

Today we kick off a new theme and a new set of challenges, courtesy of DT member Lauren. It's going to be a month full of challenges that are "All About the Photos." Let's get started with the first challenge.

LM #550 -  All about the photos - Multi-photo - Create a layout using at least 3 photos.  

Thursday, June 3, 2021



I saw this picture of my Dad and his dog Precious last week when I was looking for trip pictures from 2007.   This picture was taken right after we got home from our road trip.    My brother and I had just
surprised Dad with this puppy 2 weeks before we took a road trip to Texas to visit my daughter.
They became best buddies and inseparable from the first moment Dad held her.   He slept with Dad under the covers for Precious entire life.    When I saw the picture I printed it because I knew I had to scrap it.

Today I used the June 2021 Remix challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"  there was a scrap lift to use and you had to use polka dots on the layout.  I had it all put together except for title and embellishments and realized I had forgotten the polka dots so found some polka dot paper to use, did some more tearing and added it in two places on the layout.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Let's Go


I think my granddaughter could live on a bicycle.   She still uses her bike with training wheels some, but also has a bike she pedals and balances attached to the back of her Dads bike and they go on long rides and she has a bike without training wheels too, that she rides on.    She has goals to be a professional rider when she grows up and watches bike races on TV with her Dad and has her favorite cyclists.

I used the sketch challenge #226 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP" .