Sunday, January 16, 2022

LM 582 - New Year, New Beginning - Monochromatic

This month at Lasting Memories, we are focusing on new beginnings.  This week, we are creating monochromatic layouts.

I had a baby in November and Audrey Noelle has been keeping my busy!  My husband's cousin is a professional photographer and she did a newborn photo shoot with us.  These purple swaddle photos are some of  my favorites, so I decided to create a monochromatic purple layout.










Supplies:

Patterned Paper by Graphic 45 and Authenrique

Purple Cardstock by Stampin Up 

Stickers by Crate Paper 

Gold embellishments and word by Thickers


Friday, January 7, 2022

January Challenge YOUrself

This month at Challenge YOUrself, we have a "working together" challenge!  



I created a layout about my team from work.  We are a remote team and we live all over the US.  We have weekly meetings via zoom.  This was our 2020 Virtual Christmas Party.










Supplies:

Patterned paper by October Afternoon

Poinsettia, tree and star by Jolees

Letters and words by Thickers

Monday, January 3, 2022

January Stick it Down

   Here's this month's sketch at Stick it Down



I used photos from Christmas 2020 to create this layout.  My father in law and brothers in law came over to exchange gifts Christmas afternoon.














Supplies:

Papers by Craft Smart

Poinsettias by The Paper Studio

Words by Thickers

Label Sticker by October Afternoon

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

December Challenge YOUrself

This month at Challenge YOUrself, we have an "anything goes" challenge!




I created this layout using a photo from a Smith and Myers convert in 2020.  Since it was during the pandemic, the concert was held in the parking lot for the Phillies.  We tailgated in the back of my husband's pickup truck to watch.











Supplies:
Patterned Papers by Imaginisce
Cardstock by CTMH
Letters by Pinkfresh Studio
Embellishments by Recollections





Monday, December 6, 2021

December Stick it Down

  Here's this month's sketch at Stick it Down



I created a layout with photos from a dinner at my Mom's last year.  It was a few days after Christmas.  














Supplies:
Papers, tags and embellishments by Crate Paper Merry Days Collection


Sunday, December 5, 2021

LM 577 - Flashback Challenge - Multi Photo

This month at Lasting Memories, we are revisiting some of our favorite challenges from this year.  This week, our challenge is to use 3 or more photos.

I created a layout using some photos of my sweet Daphne (and the cats).  I took these photos in mid-January 2020.  Sadly, Daphne passed away at the end of January.  









Supplies:
Patterned Paper by Simple Stories
Letters by Thickers
Chipboard by Simple Stories


Sunday, November 21, 2021

LM 575 - Stash Bash - Enamel dots, brads and/or stamps

This month at Lasting Memories, we are bashing our stash.  This week, our challenge is to use enamel dots, brads and/or stamps.

I created a Thanksgiving layout using TONS of enamel dots.  The photos were from Thanksgiving 2020.  We hosted a smaller group than normal because of Covid.











I also made a pocket page for some additional photos:



Supplies:

Patterned paper - Crate Paper Marigold Collection

Ephemera, die cuts, chipboard - Crate Paper Marigold Collection

Thanksgiving Stickers by Jolees

Enamel dots by Echo Park

Sunday, November 14, 2021

LM 574 - Stash Bash - Wood veneer, flair and/or buttons

This month at Lasting Memories, we are bashing our stash.  This week, our challenge is to use wood veneer, flair and/or buttons.

To be honest, I really hate flair, so I don't have any in my stash.  I rarely use buttons either.  I found an adorable gingerbread wood veneer, so I created a layout with him.  The photos are from my annual gingerbread house decorating party.  This is the second page of a 2 page layout, so there's not really a title.











Supplies:

Patterned paper by Crate Paper

Stickers by Craft Smart

Wood veneer by The Paper Studio

Monday, November 8, 2021

November Stick it Down

  Here's this month's sketch at Stick it Down



I created a layout using a ton of photos from the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.  I loved all of the fun animals throughout the tour.  












Supplies:
Papers by Scrap My Trip
Stickers by Scrap My Trip
Stickers by Jolees