Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Walk the Dog


I made this layout of my granddaughter and her other grandmother that is in town for an extended visit taking Malcolm for a walk to the park.      I used the January sketch at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"  and I used  5 different patterned papers and 4 different embellishments, a puffy bow, a dog square, 2 hearts on the picture and 2 chipboard buttons on the right side.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Light Display


I made this double page layout using the double page sketch at  "STICK IT DOWN"   I had so many pictures to choose from I ended up adding one extra picture on each side.

Sunday, January 8, 2023



I made this game time fun layout for the SCRAPPY FRIENDS double challenges.

First is the sketch for  "ROCHELLE SPEARS" 

Then the Tic-Tac-Toe at "SCRAP WITH STACY"  I did the top row, Circle, Banner, Ink/Paint.   I inked the edges all around the red textured background paper and I also inked the edges of the green card stock mat around the patterned papers.

January 1, 2023


The challenge #631 at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  is Firsts.    So I made this layout about how we spent our first day of 2023.     We went out for a nice meal on New Years Eve, so New Years Day was spent quietly at home.     We had leftovers from the night before and lots of snacks, this was what I was enjoying while watching the Chiefs win and play the next last game of the regular season.     It was the perfect  FIRST DAY OF A NEW YEAR.

LM #631 - New Year Challenges - Firsts

Hello and Happy New Year! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy to have you joining us for another year! We are the luckiest blog around to have such talented scrappers join us each and every week! Thank you all so much for your support and here's to making 2023 the best scrappy year yet!

We are kicking off 2023 with a new set of fun challenges, courtesy of design team member Lauren. Here is what Lauren has to say about the challenges - 

Happy 2023!  The new year is here.  This month we are focusing on the year that has passed and the new year that's ahead.

Our first challenge of the new year is:

LM #631 - Firsts - Since January is the first month of the year, this week we are creating layouts about "firsts."  Maybe it's a first birthday, first anniversary, first time visiting a restaurant, or new vacation spot. 

2022 Favorites


Along with all the layout scrapping I do, I also do a double pocket page Project Life spread for each week during the year of what I did.    Some weeks something is special is going on and other times, I just have pictures of just about every dinner we have and maybe picture of the movies we watch together.    So at the end of the my 2022 album I had one empty back of the last page I did for weekly 2022 and I didn't know what I was going to do for it.    But there were two new challenges I saw this week that I knew would be perfect for this last page of my 2022 Project Life album.     I went through all my pictures for the year and picked out favorite things I did or what happened for each month during the year.       Printed them, typed out my journaling of what each monthly picture represents and then on all but two of the months I added a little embellishment to go with the picture.


LM #632 - New Year Challenges - Year in Review

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

It is time for our second challenge of the month. For January we are focusing on the year that has passed and the new year that's ahead and we have another fun challenge for you! This week's challenge is:

LM #632 -Year in review - create a layout to highlight several events that happened in a year.                                                                              



The theme for this month's challenge is:
"2022 . . . the year in review."
You can interpret it any way you like, for example, you can scrap about how one experience changed the year for, or stood out for you. Or you can scrap about different experiences you had, or you can put your photos in chronological order!  These are some suggestions . . . it's up to you!

I have pictures of myself in 6 of the 12 months memories.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

New Year Bike Ride


I made this layout using the single page sketch at  "STICK IT DOWN"   after a very cold week around Christmas we started the New Year off with warm weather and Elle was able to wear her new biking outfit for the first time with a New Years Day bike ride with her Dad and some biking friends including her little friend Charlie.