Friday, July 30, 2021

Summer Fun


The last Title challenge for the month at "LASTING MEMORIES"  was great to use with more pictures of my granddaughter on her vacation this month to Cancun area.    

LM #558 - Layout Titles - Summer Fun

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! I can't believe it is time for our last challenge of the month. Before we get to this week's challenge I want to say a big "Thank You" to our guest designers for July - Connie and Sherri. I have loved seeing their layouts each week this month.

Now, on to this week's challenge. Our theme for July has been "Layout Titles" and each week you are to use the title that we provide for you for the title of your layout. You may add words to the title provided, but you cannot take any of the words away. Here is this week's challenge:

LM #558 - "Summer Fun" - use the phrase - "Summer Fun" for your title on your layout. You may add extra words, but not less.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Life is Good


I love that my daughter got this family selfie while they were on vacation this month.   They look so happy and were having so much fun all together on vacation so I thought this was the perfect picture to use the title "Life is Good"  which was the title challenge on July 11 at "LASTING MEMORIES"  monthly challenges for July, all about titles.

LM #556 - Layout Titles - Life Is Good

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! I hope that you had a good week and are ready for a new challenge.

Our theme for July is - Layout Titles - and each week you are to use the title that is provided as the title of your layout. You may add extra words, but not less. Here is this week's challenge:

 LM #556 - "Life is Good" - Use the phrase "Life is Good" for your title on your layout. You may add extra words, but not less.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

July 4th


We started celebrating the 4th in the morning when I went to Flat Branch Park to meet my granddaughter for the Kid's Sing-Along a friend was doing on stage there before her band started for the adults and more bands in the afternoon.   It was a great morning and extra fun for Elle because two of her friends from pre-school were there too, so they hung out and played and danced together.

I used the "SKETCHES IN THYME  Sketch #477 for this layout.

When in Texas


An overnight in Texas to meet up with the cousins before heading out to Mexico on vacation.

So ...  "When In Texas", especially in Ft. Worth you have to ride the bull.    I used Sketch #229 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.

Love This View


My daughter and family just got back from a trip to Cancun and I've started scrapping some of their pictures.   I love this one of them looking into this lagoon where they could swim and explore, but right now they are just checking out the view of the rocks and fish there.

I'm entering this in two challenges,  a sketch challenge and a title challenge.

"SCRAP OUR STASH" is where I got the sketch I used plus another requirement was to use stars.

"LASTING MEMORIES" - Their challenges this month are all about titles. This weeks title was perfect for these pictures.

LM #557 - "Love This View" - use the phrase "Love This View" for your title on your layout. You may add extra words, but not less.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Cherish Vacation Memories


I'm entering this layout at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"  

11th July - Multiple Photos

 The challenge this time is to use...

Multiple Photos; create a layout using 2 or more photos.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

NY Bound


I have lots of summer pictures I need to catch up on of my grandkids.   Starting with this one from early June of my granddaughter going to NY with Mom and Dad to visit with her other grandparents.  It had been over a year since she got to see them so all were excited.   I love it that on every flight she has ever gone on they always get a picture of her reading the flight instructions.   Even her first flight at about 8 months old they snapped a picture like that.

I used the sketch #228 from July 1st at  "SKETCH N SCRAP".   I loved how they had the banners/flags going up above the pictures.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Pack Your Bags for a Road Trip


I'm out of ink for my photo printer for one more day so I've been busy making cards and scrapping some old vacation photos that I had printer before I kept everything digital and stored on my computer.     This was a road trip from Missouri to Key West, FL  back in 2002.    This our first stop, for lunch still in Missouri at St. Genevieve, MO.

I get to enter this in three different challenges.    Since it is a rare layout with a picture of me I get to enter this at "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF".   The challenge for this month is using shapes and I have 2 large circles of patterned paper here.

I used the Scrappy Friends challenges for this layout.    First the sketch at "ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOG" and then the Tic Tac Toe challenge at  "SCRAP WITH STACY"


"SCRAP WITH STACY"   I used the right side column, Gold, Journal Card & 2 or more Photos.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Christmas in July #2


I'm working on Christmas in July cards this afternoon.   I needed the push to make cards and making Christmas cards does it but also I'm out of one of my photo color inks so can't print any new pictures for scrapbook layouts.   So cards it is.

I used this great sketch at  "FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES"    to make this Christmas cards featuring pinecones.    

I will also enter this card at the "ALPHABET CHALLENGE BLOG"  and their new challenge or G is for Green or Gold

Christmas in July #1


I always need a push to make cards so Christmas in July is just that push.   Plus I love getting out all my Christmas papers and embellishments and playing with them again.     I have made 3 Christmas cards today and this is the first one.     I'll be using it for 2 different challenges.

First the sketch #197 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"

Next I'll be entering my card at "SHOPPING OUR STASH"  #449.   As I said above it was fun to get into my stash of Christmas papers to make this layout.

            Shopping Our Stash $449 - Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 6, 2021



I made this double page layout today from my pictures from the 4th.   This will go in my holidays through the years album and then I'll make another layout with the picture of Elle and her little friend together watching fireworks for her album.

This layout works for the first challenge for July at "LASTING MEMORIES" - Celebrate.   I had the perfect Celebrate title on a piece of patterned paper where one side was PL type cards.
I used another card from that piece on the left side of the page as it was perfect for those pictures.

LM #555 - Layout Titles - Celebrate

 Hello, hello! Happy Independence Day to all of our American friends! I hope you all get a chance to celebrate today - while staying safe!

This week's challenge is:

 LM #555 - Layout Titles - "Celebrate" - use the word "Celebrate" for your title on your layout. You may add extra words, but not less. You may also use any form of the word Celebrate, for example...Celebration.

Good Times With Ice Cream


Nothing beats a good bowl of cold ice cream on a hot summer day.

I used this sketch by Rochelle Spears at "SKETCHES IN THYME"  for this layout.  Challenge #475.

Fun Party

My stepdaughter always has the best parties whether for adults or kids and it was no exception for her now 7 year old granddaughter.  She wanted a combo mermaid & hippopotamus themed party and that is what she got.

I made this for the "SCRAP OUR STASH"  July Remix challenge,  using a scrap lift that was posted and you have to add puffy sticker/embellishment.   I have puffy alphas, hearts, star and circles. 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Ready Set Go Race


I made this layout for the "SOUL SCRAPPERS"   LIFT92  for July.    Below is the layout I lifted,  I followed the general layout of the layout, and also the splatters, the center striped look and I also used different alphas like were in the scrap lift.   You have till July 24th to enter this challenge.