Monday, August 27, 2012

Summer's End

Our theme this week at Lasting Memories is "Summers End". Did you do something special before sending the kid's back to school? We'd love for you to share with us. 

Monday, August 20, 2012


This week's Lasting Memories challenge is "It's Cool To Be Cool"! Show off how you stay cool during the summer!!

My layout is of my favorite subject: My lil stinker! We got him a small toddler pool to play with during the summer. He saw his daddy blow it up and was getting excited. He even started splashing in the water before we were even done filling it. But, as soon we put him in the pool, he was one unhappy person.

Here is  close up of his reaction. It was just too funny!

I found these really cute embellishments. It is perfect for this LO because it looks like little droplets.

I used my favorite Thickers to add a title.

Patterened Cardstock: DCWV
Alphas: American Crafts
Stickers: EK Success
Embellishments: JoLee's
Stamp: Imaginisce

Sunday, August 12, 2012


This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is all about "A Special Celebration"!! 

This LO is to celebrate Mother's Day!!! We all went to the Crab Pot to celebrate it along with my Mom, Dad, and Brother. This was my first Mother's Day so it was a special one!

If you've never been to Crab Pot, I suggest you go to one or one just like it! They throw a giant bowl of seafood and goodies on your table, you throw a bib on, and you feast away!!

Now onto my LO!

I was inspired by a RECIPE challenge from Challenge Me Happy
one or more stamps
two photos
ribbon or twine or both
two or more paper clips
no cardstock
three patterened papers or more

Here are a few close ups to show you each element!

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hero Arts Stamp

I saw a fun challenge at the Hero Arts Blog! I needed to create a few cards for August, so I thought "Why Not take out my stamps!

Here is my 1st Card! A birthday card using the Zig Zac Cupcake stamp.

I stamped the frosting part of the cupcake onto pink paper. Then stamped the cupcake bottom onto brown paper twice. I scored one of the bottom stamps every 1/4" and folded it to create an accordion look. I glued this on top of the second bottom stamped paper to finish off the cupcake. I added different embellishments for sprinkles!

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterened Paper: Recollections
Ribbon: May Arts
Stickers: Jolee's
Embellishents: Miscellanious 

This second card could be used as a "Just because" or an Anniversary Card. I used Hero Arts' Old Writing Digital Stamp. I LOVE the versatility of this Digi Stamp. It can be used for any themed project!

Cardstock and Patterned Paper: DCWV
Ribbon: May Arts
Sticker and Pearls: Studio G
Brads: Miscellanious

My final card is another birthday card. I used the same technique with the Cupcake stamp, but went for a manlier look. The colors were inspired by Frosted Design's Friday Color Challenge

Cardstock: DCWV and miscellanious scraps
Patterned  Paper: recollections
Ribbon: May Arts
Embellishments: Miscellanious.

Thanks for dropping by again!

Sunday, August 5, 2012


It's Lasting Memories' 100th challenge AND the first challenge of August 2012!! Guess what!! We're going to change things up a little at LM! Instead of having winners each week, we're going to have one big prize at the end of each mth. The more you play, the more chances you have to win! It's that simple! 

Play once, twice, three or four times - each week gets you one more entry!
Winner will be announced Sunday, September 2nd with our next giveaway! 
This months prize is:

So, this weeks challenge is going to be fun and everyone's a winner!! We're playing BINGO this week! You know how to play, right? Choose any line and add those elements to your layout!
Special thank you to Denise for designing our card for us:

Here is my take on the challenge! I decided to go for a double bingo!!

Here is a close up of my glitter cardstock.

A view of my flourishes.

Cardstock: DCWV and The Paper Company
Border: K and Co.
Flourishes: Studio G
Ribbon: May Arts 
Alphas: Thickers
Button: Other

Thanks for joining our challenge this week!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I am a Ribbonista!

 I am such a huge Ribbon-holic. So to be announced as a May Arts Ribbonistas is such an honor! 
Please check my bio and leave a comment at the main Design Team Post to be entered for a giveaway!!