Friday, December 30, 2022

Making Cookies

 I made this for the "CSI Case Number 400"

I was inspired by the multiple colors and the image of the red heart Christmas cookie in the case file.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Christmas 1956


This was the Christmas card my parents sent out in 1957 with my brother and me sitting in front of our fireplace in our home.   I have to laugh looking at this as my brother was about 6 weeks shy of being 2 years old and I wonder how many pictures they had to take to try and get him sitting calmly there.    Obviously this must have been the closest he got to it.

I'm entering this in the challenge at  "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF"   the challenge was to use a Black and White photo and of course to include a picture of  yourself.

I am also entering this at "COLOR STORIES INSPIRATIONS"   CSI Case File #400.

I was inspired by the circle of Christmas embellishments around the clock, my patterned paper is in a circle of embellishments around my center picture.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Beach time


The St. Louis family got to travel to Florida for 4 days while Dad attended a work conference, the kids got to hit the beach and have some fun.

I used the Dec. 15th sketch at   "SCRAP OUR STASH"  for this layout.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Happy 1st Birthday


I found these pictures in a box of old pictures the other day and realized they were from my first birthday so I had to scrap them.

I used the challenge #629 at   "LASTING MEMORIES"  with B&W photos and monochromatic colors I used mostly shades of pink.

LM #629 - 2022 Favorite Challenges - New Challenges/New Ideas

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

It is time for our third challenge of the month. For December we are revisiting some of our most popular challenges of 2022 according to Inlinkz. Our third most popular theme of the year was January's - New Challenges/New Ideas. For this week's challenge we have combined two challenges from January.

LM #629 - New Challenges/New Ideas (January 2022) Create a monochromatic layout and use black and white photos. Neutral colors are allowed (black, white, off-white, kraft, and grey).

We Are Loving Amsterdam


My son and his girlfriend were in Amsterdam in November, first for a business meeting and then some extra day on their own to enjoy the area.

I'm entering this layout at   "LASTING MEMORIES"   for challenge # 630 = Shapes

LM #630 - 2022 Favorite Challeges - Shapes

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you stopped by today. This will be our last challenge of the month - and year! The design team will be taking the next couple of weeks off to enjoy the holidays. We will be back on January 1st to kick off the new year with fun new challenges for you.

Before we get to this week's challenge, we sadly have to say goodbye to one of our design team members. Deanna is stepping down from the team. She has been a part of the Lasting Memories family for almost five years sharing her beautiful work with us each week. It has been a pleasure working with her and we wish her all the best. Many heartfelt thanks to you, Deanna, for being a part of our team for so long.

We also want to say a big thank you to our December guest designer, Jill! It has been a pleasure working with Jill this month and I always enjoy seeing her beautiful work!

Now, on to this week's challenge.

For December we have been revisiting some of our most popular challenges from this year - according to Inlinkz. Our fourth most popular theme was from April and was our shapes theme. Here is this week's challenge:

LM #630 - Shapes (April 2022) - Create a layout and choose one of the following shapes to feature on it:

Triangles, circles, hearts, or hexagons

(this can be one big shape or your chosen shape used multiple times across your layout - for example - a big circle on your background, or lots of different-sized hearts all over your layout, etc.).

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Family Camp Weekend


I made this double pages of pictures of when our daughter and family went to the parents weekend at camp where their daughter went this past summer.

I used the double page sketch at  "STICK IT DOWN"   for this layout.    This is a double page sketch that I will be keeping to use again.

Trip to the Zoo


I made this layout for the "LASTING MEMORIES"  Wedding Challenge.    Use something old, something new, something borrowed something blue.     The old is all my patterned papers, the new is the puffy hearts and stars I added, something borrowed is the sketch I used, it's an old one I saved from and the blue is on my title.

LM #628 - 2022 Favorite Challenges - Wedding Inspiration

 Hello, hello! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend. 

It's time for our second challenge of the month. Our theme for December is "Favorite Challenges from 2022" and our second most popular theme for 2022 was - Wedding Inspiration - so this week's challenge is:

LM #628 - Wedding Inspired (May 2022) - Create a layout and use something old, something new, something borrowed (either scraplift someone or use a sketch, etc.), and add something blue. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Cranktivus 2022


Walt's Bike Shop here in town has been setting up a bike ride in early December for several years where the riders go out into the community with a shopping list of food to get to donate to the Central Pantry.
Everyone buys a ham and then spends $20 more on different items they pick out from the list to buy and
then deliver back to Walts at the end of the ride and then everything brought in is delivered to the Pantry.
This has been Elle's third year of going on the ride.   This year on her own bike and not on a tandem bike or riding in the burley.   I love it that she is learning about sharing and buying things for people in need at this young age of 5 years old.

I'm entering this layout at "LASTING MEMORIES"  - Love Your Stash.  I used five different patterned papers, added a chipboard sticker with the bike and the 2022 in the title,  I added a strip of washi tape along the top that says Be Wonderful, then my finishing touches was some bling and I also did  some spray splatters on the background paper but a lot got covered with my design.

LM #627 - 2022 Favorite Challenges - Love Your Stash

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you have stopped by today! I can't believe that it is already time for our last theme and our last set of challenges for 2022. This year has gone by fast! Let's get to it.

For December we will be revisiting some of our favorite Lasting Memories challenges from 2022 - according to how many played along with us each month - and our challenges will be based on those themes. The month of March saw the most entries, so our first challenge of December will be from our "Love Your Stash" challenges.

LM #627 - Love Your Stash (March 2022) - Create a layout and use 3 or more patterned papers, stickers (this can be any sticker - puffy, chipboard, or cardstock stickers), trim (washi tape, ribbon, twine, etc.), punches/die-cuts/ephemera, and finishing touches (enamel dots, brads, sequins, bling, splatters, etc.)

Monday, December 5, 2022

Wrapping Gifts

 I have always loved gift wrapping and I usually do it in about 3 different sessions.   I started yesterday with everything I had bought and ready to go.   It was time to get something under the tree.  I still have all the adults to buy for, our oldest grandson, that is taking forever to get ideas from and then stocking stuffers.

I used the challenges with Scrappy Friends for this layout the sketch at  "ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOG"

and then the tic-tac-toe challenge at  "SCRAP WITH STACY"   I did the middle column,  Puffy Stickers, Two Photos and Snowflakes.



I made this layout of a couple of a couple of grandkids getting ready to carve their Halloween pumpkins this year.    I made this layout with the challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"  in mind.   The Wheel of Challenges for Dec. 22 was a shape challenge.   I have diamond shapes in my background patterned paper and then I cut out 4 diamonds on the right side of my layout.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Covid 2020 Thanksgiving


I keep chronological albums for all holidays and when I was putting layouts away for this Thanksgiving, I realized I didn't have anything for the two years before.    I'm sure I scrapped this picture but I must have put in my general album I keep going too.   So I made this one picture layout for my Thanksgiving layout.

This was our Covid Thanksgiving where everyone stayed at home and celebrated on their own.   I know I've scrapped the picture below too but I put it in the album for my granddaughter and her family as I fill as I go and then pass on to them, but now I will have their Thanksgiving in my holiday album too.

Either one really would have worked but I'm entering the one of my husband and our Thanksgiving for the single page sketch challenge in December at  "STICK IT DOWN".