Monday, March 27, 2023

Fort in Cartagena, Colombia

 I made this double page layout today of pictures from our ship excursion stop in Cartagena, Colombia.   This for was massive and impressive so I did more research on it when I got home and added it as more journaling for my double page layout.

I'm entering this at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for Challenge #643 - March Happenings -Walk in the Park Day.  To include at least one outdoor photo on your layout.

LM #643 - March Happenings - Walk in the Park Day

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

It is already time for our last March challenge. Before we get to the challenge, I want to say a big thank you to our guest designer for March - Amy Jo. It is always such a pleasure working with her and her layouts are always fantastic! Thank you, Amy Jo, for being our guest designer this month!

For the month of March, we have been celebrating some special days that you just might not know are special! Here is our last challenge of the month:

 LM #643 - March 30th is Walk in the Park Day - Use at least one outdoor photo on our layout.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Konoko Falls, Jamaica

 I made this layout for the Scrappy Friends Challenges for March.     I started with the March sketch from "ROCHELLE SPEARS SCRAPBOOKING"  and then the Tic-Tac Toe Challenge  for March at  "SCRAPPING WITH STACY"  I used column, Bakers Twine Tag, Circle.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Coral Room

 I'm entering this at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for Challenge #642 - "International Day of Happiness".    We were both so happy, this was at our first dinner at the beginning of our Panama Canal Cruise.   We were so happy to just relax and enjoy every bit of the cruise and have the time to ourselves on a vacation we had started planning in the fall of 2022.

LM #642 - March Happenings - International Day of Happiness

 Hello, hello! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you have stopped by today to check out the new challenge.

Our theme for March is - March Happenings - and we are celebrating some special days in March that you just might not know are special!

Here is this week's challenge:

LM #642 - March 20th is the International Day of Happiness - create a layout about someone or something that makes you happy!

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Excursion in Costa Rica

 This layout is from a rest stop after out excursion in Costa Rica to a tropical greenhouse where they grow and ship tropical plants worldwide.       I'm so glad I got a picture of this flower and fruit arrangement when we got there because the host ended up cutting up all the fruit around the arrangement to cut up and give samples to all of us.   It was so good a tasty, just what we needed.

I'm entering this layout at "LASTING MEMORIES"  for challenge #641 - Plant a Flower Day.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

St. Louis Cardinals


I saw these pictures last month when I was looking through a photo album of my Dads, looking for another photo.    So when I saw the challenge for this month on "SCRAP YOURSELF"  I knew these would be the pictures I would scrap.    Dad use to write on photos dates or events or names he wanted to remember, so on one photo he has the date of the game and then on two others of the players.   Steve Kline because he knew I had met him that year at Spring Training and he was just the greatest guy and then on of Albert Puljos at bat.   The big name player for the Cardinals for several years.   I love having these pictures of Dad and I together at a ball game, we went to many Cardinal games growing up and he is the one that made me a St. Louis Cardinal fan for life.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Pack Your Bags and Let's Go


Working on layout for the cruise we just finished.    This will be my first page for the album with the picture of our bags being packed and ready to load into the car for an early start the next morning on our drive to Florida.

I used the March 2023 Sketch + Stash Challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH".

 Create a layout inspired by this sketch and you
(Star patterned paper and/or star embellishments)
on your layout.

• Your layout must be NEW as of March 1st, 2023
• You must link your entry on the side bar with Mr. Linky by
March  31st, 11:59 PM (PST)

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Look for the Sloth

 We just got home yesterday from a 10 day cruise and today I started making layouts for the first time since the end of February.    This was my first layout I made from the trip.     I used the sketch at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"

And I combined this layout with the challenge at  "LASTING MEMORIES"   So I made this layout of the one sloth that we could easily see on one outing in Costa Rica.

LM #640 - March Happenings - World Wildlife Day

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

It's a new month and that means we have a new theme and a new group of challenges for you to try. It is my turn to provide the theme and the challenges for the month and this month we will be celebrating some special days in March that you just might not know are special! 

Here is our first challenge:

LM #640 - March 3rd is World Wildlife Day - create a layout and add an animal to it in some way. This can be an animal on your patterned paper, in your photo, or an embellishment.

*You do not have to scrap about an animal - but you can if you want to! Scrap a zoo trip, a pet, one of my granddaughter's nicknames is Goose - so I could scrap about how she got her nickname or add a goose sticker to a layout about her, etc., she also loves squirrels so I could add a squirrel to a layout. Just some ideas!