Sunday, August 11, 2019

LM 460 - Plants - Palms

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is plants.  This week, we are using palms on our layouts.

When we were in Nassau, I was delighted to see that their government building is PINK!  It was so pretty and tropical.  I has to take some photos and this pink palm paper seemed perfect for it!

Patterned Paper by Crate Paper Chasing Dreams Collection
Stickers by Scrapbook Customs
Letter Stickers by Amy Tan

Monday, August 5, 2019

August Stick it Down

Here's the August double page sketch for Stick it Down:

I decided to scrap some photos from Easter.  My grandmother lives in a nursing home and her birthday happened to fall on Easter this year.  We took her out to lunch at her favorite place, Applebee's.  We were able to take some family photos outside and I love how they turned out.  My husband was spending Easter at his mother's house.  My brother and sister in law were both working, so I was watching my 1 year old nephew and brought him to lunch with us.

All patterned paper and stickers by Simple Stories 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

LM 458 - Plants - Flowers

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is plants.  This week, we are using flowers on our layouts.

I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show last year with my husband.  My nephew went to an agricultural high school (my alma mater) where they create an exhibit for the show.  My nephew helped to work on it, so there's photos of him and the exhibit. 

Patterned Paper by Crate Paper Flourish Collection
Cardstock by Stampin' Up
Chipboard, stickers and ephemera by Crate Paper Flourish Collection

Sunday, July 28, 2019

LM 457 - Plants - Trees

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is plants.  This week, we are using trees on our layouts.

Since I am doing #ScrappyChristmasinJuly challenge again this year, I thought that a Christmas tree would be perfect for this challenge.  Last year was Oliver's first Christmas.  He absolutely loved the Christmas tree.  He would lay on the tree skirt, climb the tree and bat at the ornaments.  I thought the title "Oh Christmas Tree, your ornaments are history" was appropriate, LOL.

Patterned Paper by Crate Paper Bundled Up Collection
Chipboard by Crate Paper Bundled Up Collection
Chipboard Cat by October Afternoon Make it Merry Collection
Glitter Letters by Me & My Big Ideas
Green Letter Stickers by October Afternoon

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Scrappy Christmas in July - Holiday Fun

Here's another layout for the #scrappychristmasinjuly challenge.  I love how this one turned out.  I used photos of my niece, Evelyn.  She's the daughter of my BFF.  They live across the country in Los Angeles (I'm in Philadelphia).  They came to Philly for the holidays, so I was able to spend some quality time with them.

Paper, Embellishments, Chipboard, Ephemera - Hip Kit Club December 2018 Kit

Scrappy Christmas in July - Noel

I completed a couple more layouts for #scrappychristmasinjuly.  These photos are of my father in law and two brothers in law opening gifts on Christmas morning.  I used the Merry Days collection to create a holiday scene.

Patterned Paper by Crate Paper Merry Days Collection
Ephemera, stickers, puffy stickers by by Crate Paper Merry Days Collection

Sunday, July 21, 2019

LM 456 - Patriotism - Celebrate Your Country

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is Patriotism.  This week, we are celebrating our country by showing our favorite place to visit or what you love about your country.

I have lived in Philadelphia my whole life and I absolutely love my city.  Last summer, my work bestie came to visit me (she lives in MN).  I took her around Philly to show her the sights.  We went to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other Philadelphia landmarks.

Cardstock by Bazzill
Patterned Paper by Simple Stories
Sstickers by Simple Stories
Die Cut by Paper Wizard

Friday, July 19, 2019

Scrappy Christmas in July - Challenge #3

Last year, I discovered #scrappychristmasinjuly and I am participating again this year.  Tracey Fox is even giving challenges this year on the Scrappy Like a Fox Facebook Page.  Tracey does an instagram video series called #scrappytrendwatch, so she combined it with challenge 3:

These are Tracey's latest scrappy trend watch videos.  I chose to make a layout using "the inner circle."  I love wreath layouts, especially for Christmas.  I love being able to use a bunch of supplies on a layout without it looking cluttered.

Patterned Paper by October Afternoon
Dog/Cat Stickers by Recollections or The Paper Studio
Stickers by Crate Paper Fa La La Colection