Sunday, July 22, 2018

Beach Baby

I absolutely loved this month's case at CSI


This week, we took my 3 month old nephew to the beach for the first time.  I had this kit from Embellish It and it was perfect.  The colors of his bathing suit and the whales/fish on his shirt matched perfectly!  


















Supplies:
Kit by Embellish It
Papers, Stickers & Ephemera by Bella Blvd
Co-ordinations Cardstock

I am entering this layout into these challenges:
CSI - Inspiration Photo
Challenge YOUrself - Take me to the ocean
More than Words - Beach & Sea Shells

LM 405 - All About Me - You Are My Favorite

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "All About Me."  This week, our challenge is "you are my favorite."  Create a layout documenting your favorite thing(s).

I absolutely LOVE hibiscus - they are my favorite flowers.  Every year, I buy a couple for my backyard.  When I was in the Bahamas in May, I took photos with hibiscuses, so I decided to create a layout with those pictures. 









All Supplies by Authentique Utopia Collection

Sunday, July 15, 2018

LM 404 - All About Me - Throwback to Your Glory Days


This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "All About Me." This week, our challenge is to scrap a photo of you from your glory days.

I've been meaning to scrap this photo for a while. It's one of my favorite photos of me as a baby. When I was at the scrapbook expo last summer, I bought a phone die cut specifically for this photo.

This photo was taken on Christmas 1984. I was 14 months old and Santa gave me a Fisher Price Phone. I must have loved it, because it is in all the photos from a Christmas and in many others from around this time.
















Supplies: 
Echo Park Toy Box (paper and stickers)
Echo Park A Boy's Life (paper)
Echo Park Jack & Jill Ephemera (#1 embellishment)
October Afternoon Daily Flash (pink phone sticker)
Paper Wizard Die Cut Phone (from Toy Story set)
Buttons from Stask

Christmas in July - Murder Mystery

Christmas is my favorite thing to scrapbook.  This month, the Paper Issues facebook group is hosting Scrappy Christmas in July.  

I have decided to post one Christmas layout per day this week.  Today is day 7, the last day.  If you'd like to see the other 6 layouts, click on the label "Christmas in July" at the bottom of the post.  

October Afternoon is my all time favorite scrapbook company.  I have made up a kit with several October Afternoon Christmas collections that I've been hoarding.  That's all I will use in these 7 layouts.  

My brother and sister in law invited me to go to a Murder Mystery dinner with them.  The Cock & Bull restaurant in Lahaska, PA hosts murder mysteries all the time and this was the first one I attended.  It was called "A Dickens of a Murder" and it was great.  There were lots of laughs, a great story line and many Christmas Carols sung.  










Supplies:
October Afternoon Under the Tree
October Afternoon Silent Night
October Afternoon Make it Merry
October Afternoon Holiday Style
Doilies from Stash

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Christmas in July - Snow Fun

Christmas is my favorite thing to scrapbook.  This month, the Paper Issues facebook group is hosting Scrappy Christmas in July.  

I have decided to post one Christmas layout per day this week.  Today is day 6.  If you'd like to see the other 6 layouts, click on the label "Christmas in July" at the bottom of the post.  

October Afternoon is my all time favorite scrapbook company.  I have made up a kit with several October Afternoon Christmas collections that I've been hoarding.  That's all I will use in these 7 layouts.  

This year, it snowed a couple times before Christmas.  Rocky and Daphne love the snow, so I took some photos of them.  I especially love seeing all the snow in Daphne's fur.  It really sticks to her long hair!






Supplies:
October Afternoon Under the Tree
October Afternoon Silent Night
October Afternoon Make it Merry
October Afternoon Holiday Style

Friday, July 13, 2018

Christmas in July - I Love Baking

Christmas is my favorite thing to scrapbook.  This month, the Paper Issues facebook group is hosting Scrappy Christmas in July.  

I have decided to post one Christmas layout per day this week.  Today is day 5.  If you'd like to see the other 6 layouts, click on the label "Christmas in July" at the bottom of the post.  

October Afternoon is my all time favorite scrapbook company.  I have made up a kit with several October Afternoon Christmas collections that I've been hoarding.  That's all I will use in these 7 layouts.  

Baking Christmas cookies is one of my absolute favorite things do to during the holidays.  I make many many batches and then bring them wherever I go.  I bartend part time, so I bring cookies to our annual Ugly Sweater Party.  I also bring them to my parent's house, my brother's, and my brother in law's.  







Supplies:
October Afternoon Under the Tree
October Afternoon Silent Night
October Afternoon Make it Merry
October Afternoon Holiday Style
Deer Cookie Stickers by Jolees

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Christmas in July - O Christmas Tree

Christmas is my favorite thing to scrapbook.  This month, the Paper Issues facebook group is hosting Scrappy Christmas in July.  

I have decided to post one Christmas layout per day this week.  Today is day 4.  If you'd like to see the other 6 layouts, click on the label "Christmas in July" at the bottom of the post.  

October Afternoon is my all time favorite scrapbook company.  I have made up a kit with several October Afternoon Christmas collections that I've been hoarding.  That's all I will use in these 7 layouts.  

This year, I actually remembered to take photos of us decorating the Christmas tree.  In the top left photo you can even find Daphne sitting in her favorite chair and overseeing the operation.  









Supplies:
October Afternoon Under the Tree
October Afternoon Silent Night
October Afternoon Make it Merry
October Afternoon Holiday Style

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Christmas in July - Pollyanna

Christmas is my favorite thing to scrapbook.  This month, the Paper Issues facebook group is hosting Scrappy Christmas in July.  

I have decided to post one Christmas layout per day this week.  Today is day 3.  If you'd like to see the other 6 layouts, click on the label "Christmas in July" at the bottom of the post.  

October Afternoon is my all time favorite scrapbook company.  I have made up a kit with several October Afternoon Christmas collections that I've been hoarding.  That's all I will use in these 7 layouts.  

This layout is about my pollyanna with friends this year.  We call it the "Ho Ho Hoes party" LOL.  We all wore Christmas pajamas and we each received a Santa, Snowman or Reindeer headband to wear.  








Supplies:
October Afternoon Under the Tree
October Afternoon Silent Night
October Afternoon Make it Merry
October Afternoon Holiday Style

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Christmas in July - Dear Santa, I Can Explain

Christmas is my favorite thing to scrapbook.  This month, the Paper Issues facebook group is hosting Scrappy Christmas in July.  

I have decided to post one Christmas layout per day this week.  Today is day 2.  If you'd like to see the other 6 layouts, click on the label "Christmas in July" at the bottom of the post.  

October Afternoon is my all time favorite scrapbook company.  I have made up a kit with several October Afternoon Christmas collections that I've been hoarding.  That's all I will use in these 7 layouts.  

This layout is a complete scraplift of a layout by Kaybeetoo that I found here: https://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/597933/view/5810875/-1/72/0.html 

I went to a pollyanna (I'll post that layout tomorrow) and I got this Santa headband.  I had to take Christmas photos of my fur babies in it!  This layout worked perfectly for these photos.  












Supplies:
October Afternoon Under the Tree
October Afternoon Silent Night
October Afternoon Make it Merry
October Afternoon Holiday Style
Doilies from Stash

Monday, July 9, 2018

Christmas in July - Our Christmas Card 2017

Christmas is my favorite thing to scrapbook.  This month, the Paper Issues facebook group is hosting Scrappy Christmas in July.  

I have decided to post one Christmas layout per day this week.  Today is day 1.  If you'd like to see the other 6 layouts, click on the label "Christmas in July" at the bottom of the post.  

October Afternoon is my all time favorite scrapbook company.  I have made up a kit with several October Afternoon Christmas collections that I've been hoarding.  That's all I will use in these 7 layouts.  

Every year, I make a scrapbook page for my Christmas card.  It's always the first page of my Christmas section of my scrapbook each year.  This year's card features 4 photos from my 10th anniversary trip to Ireland.  The middle photo was taken at a friend's wedding and it is my very favorite photo of my husband and I.








Supplies:
October Afternoon Under the Tree
October Afternoon Silent Night
October Afternoon Make it Merry
October Afternoon Holiday Style
Doilies from Stash

Sunday, July 8, 2018

LM 403 - All About Me - Document Your Job

This month at Lasting Memories, our theme is "All About Me."  This week, our challenge is to document your job.

I absolutely love my job.  I have been working at Jostens Yearbook Publishing Company since right after I graduated college in 2007.  I started out working with a sales rep and traveling to schools in Delaware and Maryland for 7 years.  For the last 4 years, I have been working from home as past of the VSD.

My team is called the "Virtual Sales Desk" or VSD and my official title is Senior Associate Account Manager.  Since we all work from home, my team only sees each other once a year at the Jostens Annual Business Meeting (ABM) in January.  We took this team photo at ABM last year, which was in Minnesota.  I love my co-workers so much.  We have weekly conference calls and use an instant messenger program for questions and chatting, but I wish that I could see them more than once per year.

My job is different every day, which keeps it interesting.  I assist 4 sales reps that work with more than 500 schools in PA, NJ, MD, DE, NY and NC.  I help with training  and answering questions from yearbook advisers and staffs about our yearbook software, photoshop, photography, graphic design, sales & marketing, and anything else yearbook related.  I help schools to create layouts, proofread pages, track deadlines, send marketing e-mail blasts to parents, and so much more. As a senior member of the VSD team, I help with training other VSA's, taking notes on our weekly team calls, answering questions from teammates, etc.










Supplies:
Paper, letter stickers and Ephemera by October Afternoon 9 to 5 Collection
Tiny Words and Other Stickers by Simple Stories Reset Girl
Sharpie Fine Tip Pen