Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge #71 New Year Resolutions

This week the Challenge at Lasting Memories is “Happy New Year!”- Scrap your New Year's Resolutions or show us how you celebrated New Year's Eve. We don't celebrate New Years Eve (No way can I stay up that late, lol) nor am I the partying kind of person, so I decided to do crafting goals.

 2012 Craft Goals:

1. Participate as a Design Team Member on a blog: Well on my way with this one! I was selected to be on the Lasting Memories Challenge Blog Design Team at the beginning of the month. What a wonderful group of women! It has been a pleasure getting to know all of them. I look forward to working with them for the next six months. Be sure to check out all of the new changes at Lasting Memories. We added Sketchy Saturday yesterday!

2. Finish handmade Christmas presents by Thanksgiving. Hmmm..good intentions on this one. I signed up for Kristen Werner's and Jennifer Mcguire's Clean and Simple Online Card Making Class this past week. Due to college starting up again for Scott and my getting the flu I only got one card done..sigh.  I still have the flu and I am not getting over it very easily. The chemo has destroyed my immune system (which is the goal-so it is working-but unfortunately this is one of the consequences) but it has made it impossible for me to sit at the computer for more than a few minutes at a time.

3. Learn how to do digital scrapbooking. I did purchase My Memories Suite this week. There is a discount code on Lasting Memories . Karen also did a great tutorial on using it this week., be sure to check it out.


Micheal's: Flowers , leaves and crystal swirl.
Cardstock and Paper: Webster's Pages, Hero Arts
Letters: Webster's Pages
Transparency over photo: Webster's Pages
Brads: Whiff of Joy

Be sure to join us at Lasting Memories this week. Haven is celebrating her birthday:) Happy Birthday Haven!!! Check out Haven's layout from last week to figure out which one it is! LOL  Haven is giving away this cool package of Creative Memories birthday scrumptious  for a participant in this week's Lasting Memories challenge:

 Lasting Memories Challenge 71
Creative Scrappers #190

We R Smash Bookin', Scrappin' & Journalin'    This is a free scrapbooking group at Color Me Creative Classroom. It is a lot of fum. This is the group that also hosts the Bookendz Group . This month the challenge is to to create a list of things you WANT or would LIKE to do for 2012 and then at the end of year see how many you did.

Scrapbook & Cards  Today Challenge this month is to to find something old, new and borrowed and create something cool that you'll love to start out 2012 with a bang! New: Using crystal swirls, Old: Rosebud flowers, Borrowed:Creative Scrappers Sketch

Happy Birthday Haven!!! Wishing you lots of happy memories on your special day!


  1. Thanks for all the Birthday love and yes I'm sure I'll do another page shouting out my age when I turn 40.

  2. I just love your floral work! Those are great flowers :)

  3. Elizabeth.. this is so pretty. Your take on the sketch and our challenge is perfect. I am so glad that we have helped to accomplish one of your craft goals so far!! Wonderful!! :-)

  4. Your page is beautiful and so is your story over on the chat forum at We R Smashbookin! Love your beautiful page. You are an inspiration to me, so I need to get busy on my book.

  5. Hi Elizabeth - I love the idea you came up with for you book. I'm also in the Smash Group and working on a little journal too. I'm doing more of a year in crafting and want to make a book about projects I make throughout the year.

    A couple of years back, I made a scrapbook based on Project 365, which was a picture each day and then a page each week....I did nto end up with pics for every day, but did complete the FULL book (52) pages and I enjoy going back and looking at it from time to time. It too was like a Journal of that year!!

    Hope you'll be on the mend soon...I'm also in the CAS Class...and LOVE it! Keep in mind that you have lifetime access and there is NO you can take all the time you need!!

    Best wishes for happier and healthier days!!

  6. Your work is truly inspirational -

  7. Great page. Love all the beautiful florals with the pearl accents. Your crafty goals are great. I think crafty goals always help us keep focused.

  8. GORGEOUS!!!!! I love all of those flowers!! You did an amazing job!!

  9. Very pretty layout!! I love the bright pink and beautiful flowers -- Very inspiring!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your Lasting Memories Talent!! :)

    Your LMDT Sister,
    Amy :) at

  10. Stunning layout Elizabeth!!! Great job!

  11. Oh, aren't you sweet!! I'm honored to be working with you on my Lasting Memories DT. You've already acquired one goal already, keep going!! You'll do it!! Those flowers are beautiful and just a little FYI - YOU inspire ME .. :)

  12. love your goal to finish by thanksgiving... i think i will have to add that one to mine as well :)

  13. Your LO is beautiful! I can see it better now that it's turned correctly. You also did a great job with this sketch!

  14. Love this page about your goals, and I am happy to say I am so glad to be able to be on the same design team with you

  15. this is so beautiful! I love that you added a picture of yourself doing what you love!
    Michelle LMDT

  16. That's a really lovely layout Elizabeth! I love its colours and the colour combination you made, everything fits with each other perfectly!

  17. WooHOO! Congratulations on being the WINNER of our first SMASH Challenge over at CMC. I was really excited when I read that you won! YIPPEE!!

    Looking forward to seeing what you create for February!!


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