Sunday, December 4, 2011

"How Sweet It Is" - Lasting Memories Sentimental challenge

I am waking up one tired lady this morning. I had an absolutely amazing time last night at my local LSS (30 minutes away). Each year they have a huge party and auction to raise money for military families. This is the first time I could go and let me tell you I won't miss it ever again. It was a total blast!!!!!!!!
First we had dinner and then we all got paddles to bid on the layouts, projects and other items that have been on display in the store this year. They also have a raffle and silent auction on items.
Well let's just say my "Provo Craft" paddle (they saved this one for me) was flying in the air way more than I planned. After all it was for charity and I will admit " I love the thrill of winning".
When I got home I had a total of 27 layouts, an awesome goody bag and a free special class on the 16th with Lance from Rusty Pickle (worth about $80) for $280.
Plus I feel like an even bigger winner as my friend and her daughter (who I met at classes) won 6 free crops with 19 friends and they are including me. Awesome isn't it?!
Anyway a little tired but it was fun and I can't wait till next year.

So on with my layout for Lasting Memories this week. I chose to use the title of one of my favorite songs when I was a youth. "How Sweet it is to be loved by you" and then I messed up the title and put "How sweet 2 be loved by you".
Oh well either way it is perfect for a holiday layout like this. The paper is one of the Recollections stacks at Michaels this year which I fell in love with. Gingerbread cutouts are from the Gingerbread Carts and the title is cut from Jubilee which was a freebie on Black Friday when you bought two carts. Used ribbon, gems, MS gingerbread punch and some kitchen and gingerbread brads I got at Scrapbook Expo.
Hope you like the layout and that you will join us this week for the Lasting Memories challenge. You have until Saturday to create and it can be a one page layout. Come an check out what the other designers have done with this challenge and then see what you can make.

Also entering this at Amandas Crafts and More-Wonderful Christmas time  Christmas or holiday  layout and Shes a Sassy Lady Anything you need for Christmas- must include red or white
Blog Quick Quotes - Christmas Theme
Frosted Designs Music Challenge
Happy Craftin


  1. What a perfect x-mas cookie decorating layout!! I have the gingerbread cart... and I just really have never thought of puting bling on the cuts like you did! I love it!! Super cute. I might have to snag an idea or 2!! (with credit of course)

  2. Adorable! What a lovely holiday project and the bling is a wonderful touch!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Quick Quotes!

  3. Cute layout, Suzanne. I love the Gingerbread cart.

  4. I love the little gingerbread elements!! So cute! Thanks for sharing your layout on the Quick Quotes Blog!!
    Jen (DT)

  5. This is so cute. I love the gingerbread designs. Great layout.

  6. Sounds like you had a blast!!! WOW!! LOVE your layout this week!! I love gingerbread and this is a cart on my wishlist.

  7. I love the title of your layout! What a great interpretation of our music challenge! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  8. Adorable layout and I love that you used on of your favorite songs as your title!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

  9. What an adorable layout, Suzanne! I love gingerbread men! Yum!

  10. What a cheery layout with all the gingerbread cut outws and using your favorite song for the title..thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week Happy Holidays!

  11. I love your layout, it is too cute. It kind of reminded me of my layout on my blog, feel free to check it out.

  12. Cute ... Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  13. Oh what a great layout Suzanne, love the papers and your Yummy Gingerbread Men! I just got me some of that stack the other day at Michael's too and so glad I did, I really like the way you used it! Sounds like you had a blast, I soooooo miss that living way out in the country and not having a LSS close but they are opening a Hobby Lobby in the next county about 45 min away so hopefully they will have classes (a friend of mine is begging me to teach classes, all I can say is, we'll see, that's kinda scary, lol!) I'm working on a layout this week with gingerbread men too, hope you stop by and check it out, it's lots of fun, your layout is inspiring for some ideas! Thanks for joining us over at Quick Quotes, always love to see your creations!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa