Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lasting Memories- All About the Titles

The Challenge this week at Lasting Memories is all about the TITLE. We want to see what you have done to make your title stand out.

My page this week is about the boys' birthday dinner. My parents and sister had come from out of state to celebrate and I had planned to make baked chicken. HOWEVER, I made the mistake of buying organic chicken from the local Target. When I opened the package the smell was overwhelming because it had spoiled. And let's just say returning the chicken to Target was just as unappetizing. It took more than 45 minutes of arguments despite the fact the package was clearly marked as theirs and had a current date on it. I had bought it that day, but couldn't find the receipt. They did finally refund my money, but I will NEVER buy meat from there again, now that I know what a hassle it is to get a refund. (It couldn't be exchange because there was a problem with the refrigerator. And instead of thanking me for bringing to their attention before someone got sick, they treated me like I was trying to rip them off.)

So Grandpa came to the rescue and took us to dinner at Olive Garden.:)

Tip: I used Blue Velvet paper to make the celebrate. And I left one end of the title banner on trimmed to draw the eye to the title, while at the same time I used the blue velvet chevrons to bring focus to the title.

Cardstock and Paper: Hero Arts Grass Layering Paper, DCVW Graduation, Stash, Blue Velvet Paper
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Rhinestones; Hero Arts, Stash
Dies: Spellbinders Diamonds, Cheery Lynn Designs Celebrate, Avery Elle Chevron Bits

Looking forward to seeing your creative Titles!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lasting Memories #214 Trick or Treat or Use Halloween Colors

Hello Crafty Friends! It is BEAUTIFUL outside! I think I am going to have to run to the Apple Orchard today. The boys love roast cooked in Apple Cider. It's just too nice to stay inside. The colors are amazing:)

This week at Lasting Memories the challenge is about Trick or Treat or to use Halloween Colors. I admit I was a bit perplexed on how I was going to handle this.  I can proudly say that despite the fact I have over 30 years of scrapbooking to get done, I do have the boys Halloween stuff done. And they are adults now, so we are past Trick or Treating.

However the boys , the owner of a2z Scrapbooking's family and I took a short vacation two weeks ago to Southern Indiana, It was so pretty despite the occasional rain. We spent a couple of days at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. (Yes you read that right, LOL) Holiday World is an awesome amusement park that uses the themes of different holidays for each section. It also is known for its free soda, free sunscreen, and its cleanliness. It is very family friendly. I highly recommend it. And it's not far from Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home which is another worthy stop,

I used stuff from my stash that some of it is more than 10 years old, so I can't help you out on supplies this time. However the dies I used for the banner is MFT Mix and Match Banner.


Sketches in Thyme Sketch 131

A Gem of a Challenge Trick or Treat (Halloween)

Crafts 4 Eternity: Halloween
Fussy and Fancy Orange and Black
Jo's Scrap Shack: Haunted Wishes
Simply Create Too Shop Your Craft Room- LOL I couldn't list supplies because the stuff is over ten years old!
That's Crafty Challenge Blog: Spooky

Have a Spooktacular Week! I am looking forward to seeing your Trick or Treat/Halloween colors Layouts:)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lasting Memories #213 Lists, Lists and More Lists

Welcome back! Sorry I have been MIA. My heart has had a ton of attitude and just walking across the street to get the mail require a 2 hour nap. I am on new medication so I am hoping things are going to take a turn for the better soon.

This week at Lasting Memories it' all about Lists. It doesn't need to be complicated. I just chose three descriptive sentences and used those for my list.

I am trying to get my niece's wedding album done. It's getting close:) (That's the reason there are no photos.) I kept the layout clean and simple so that the photos would be the highlight.

Sketch in Thyme:

Looking forward to seeing your lists:)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hero Arts Christmas Layout at a2z Scrapbooking Blog

I am over at a2z Scrapbooking today. Here's a sneak peak of my layout:

Be sure to stop by and get a discount code for the store:)

Also Saturday, October 4th is World Card Making Day and there will be challenges at a2z Scrapbooking all day with gift certificates:)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Applewood Farms Layout

Don't you just love this time of the year? I love the cooler temps, the changing leaves, and the crispness in the air. And the boys and I love visiting the orchards and farm markets.  So I am so excited that the theme at Lasting Memories is Nature's Glory.

This page  is from our Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge trip a couple of years ago in to the spring time. Applewood Farms is such a treat. The restaurant is wonderful (get the fried chicken)and the signature Apple Julep (nonalcoholic) was yummy! They also had a bakery, ice cream shop, Cider mill and awesome gift shop filled with all kinds of apple products and more.

Cardstock and Paper: Hero Arts Pine Layering Paper, American Crafts Kraft, Coordinations
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Banners
Michael's Ribbon
Dies: Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions, Cottage Cutz Apples,  Cottage Cutz Mini Basket
Brad: Stash
Alphabet: Making Memories
Copics: E57,E39, R37


Crafts for the Craic: Something with circles on it. I used wagon wheels and apples.
Crafts 4 Eternity: Smile Please-Look at those huge grins on the boys:)

Have a wonderful week! I am looking forward to seeing your interpretation of Nature's Glory!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lasting Memories Challenge- Fall Colors

The Seasons are a changing! This week at Lasting Memories we want to see your layout using Autumn/ Fall colors.

Here's my  PumpkinFest LO:

 Tip: I used the welcome sign at the Pumpkin Fest as my Title (bottom right hand corner.)


Papers and Cardstock: Doodlebug Take Note, Studio Calico Darling Dear, Pebbles Love Your More, We R Memory Keepers Country Livin'
Punch: 2.75" Circle Punch
Sequins: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eyes Boy Crazy
Flower: Fabric Editions On the Dot Yo Yo with an orange enamel dot center
Fall Leaves: Prima
Photo Corners: Prima


Craft for the Craic: Something with Circles On it (The photos are framed in circles:)

Looking forward to seeing your Fall colors!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lasting Memories Add Leaves

I am way behind this week in getting this posted. Lots of computer issues...sigh.

 This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is "Add Leaves" You have until the end of the month to join us:)

I am still working on my niece's wedding album so there no pictures on this page:

 Divas By Design; Anything But a Card
Sketches in Thyme #129

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Leaves and Lace


Be sure to check back tomorrow. Lasting Memories has a new challenge that is easy peasy!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lasting Memories #207 Let's Celebrate

It's time for a Celebration at Lasting Memories. I choose Christmas Memories for my celebration:)
 Scott is an Indiana University fan. Not that he knows much about Indiana University it's more because I did my undergrad at Michigan and James is at Purdue. What Scott didn't take into account is the fact that my Master's in Educational Administration is from IU, LOL. But anyway he loves anything IU. And the other thing he loves is Blue Raspberry Dum Dum suckers. And a whole bucket of them was enough to send him into seventh heaven! LOL

Journal: You were so excited get a car stereo for your car! And a container filled with Blue Raspberry Dum-Dums was awesome!

The supplies for this layout all came from a retired BoBunny Christmas collection. I believe it was called Blitzen.


Hobby Cutz Challenges For the BOYS

Looking forward to seeing your celebrations!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lasting Memories Challenge: Show Us Your Vacation Photos

It's the end of Summer Vacation and we want to see your Vacation Photos this week at Lasting Memories.
My vacation photos are actually 22 years old. There are from when Scott was a year old.  Deer Acres was located in Pinconning, Michigan. I loved going there as a kid. My mother's side of the family would gather there once a summer, There were Mother Goose exhibits and a petting zoo. We always had a picnic lunch which consisted of KFC Chickens, my Aunt Barb's Tuna and Macaroni Salad and my Mother's Texas Sheet Cake. And we got to drink Coke out of a bottle. (Those were the days of the green Coke bottles, nothing was disposable.)

Taking Scott with my family was a highlight of our Michigan vacation to see my family. Scott loved it there and would have ridden the Merry Go Round nonstop if it had been allowed.He was furious with me though because I wouldn't fix the cracks in Humpty Dumpty. I was Super Mom and I could fix anything in his eyes.To bad that Super Mom didn't exist through his teen years.....sigh

Supplies listed below

Seemacrafts: Summer Fun in August
Crafty Creations Challenge: Use Something From Your Stash  Everything was from my stash but  those flowers are probably about 10 years old!
Oldie But a Goodie Anything But a Card. Everything is at least 6 months old  those flowers are probably about 10 years old!
Papertake Weekly Challenge To Die For, The reindeer is a die:
PDE Linky Party: Metal Dies or Punches The reindeer is A Sizzix Die
Try It On Tuesday: Use Your Stash Everything was from my stash but  those flowers are probably about 10 years old!

Looking forward to seeing your vacation layouts!