Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lasting Memories Home for the Holidays

This month at Lasting Memories we have several different but related challenges each week. We are sure you can find something to get your creative juices going.  
Date When celebrated : Always December 3
Today is  National Roof Over Your Head Day. It is a day of appreciation for the things we have, starting with the roof over our heads. For most of us, a roof over our head signifies living in a house that protects us from the elements, keeping us warm, dry, and cozy. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky as you and I. There are many homeless people right here in our country. Some people live in a cardboard box on the street...... literally. There are millions of people around the world who live in poverty or disaster areas, and do not have a home to keep them comfortable and safe. Spend a few minutes  being thankful that you are not homeless, and appreciating your roof and home today. Also make a contribution to a homeless shelter, so others can come in out of the rain.
Happy National Roof Over Your Head Day!
"National roof over your head day." -
Scrap about your home or someone elses home or any home in general. .
Or switch: Scrap about your home during the Holidays. Seeing Christmas lights would work.

I decided to scrap a layout for my home during the holidays.  We always strive to keep Christ in Christmas and celebrate the birth of Jesus our savior.  All the cuts are from Silhouette America.  The star paper was from my stash.  I also printed the verse from Luke 2:11 from Silhouette America.  
I envision pics of the grandkids in their Christmas program at church, playing with the nativity figures reenacting the Christmas story or lighting the advent calendars for my picture.  

So check out what all the designers created for you at Lasting Memories and join us for either challenge this month.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Being thankful with Bingo twist at Lasting Memories

It's time for another fun challenge at Lasting Memories.  This month the theme is about being thankful and for this week we have a Bingo board for you to use.  
Here is my layout using last years Doodlebug.  
I used 2 alphas, 3 patterned papers, stickers, and one photo.  
The pic is of my grandkids in a wheelbarrow at the pumpkin patch.  
Check out what the other designers created for you at Lasting Memories and join is the Scrapbook Bingo fun.  Happy Craftin.  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Turkey banner

 Hello everyone- this is Suzanne from Cricutcraftingrammy here to share my Fall banner. 
I love the PCW cut file for the Turkey 1101 
 You can make this mighty fine turkey standing or sitting. 
I also had leaves and acorns left over 
 from my Wreath  Project I did earlier this month using the Fall Wreath Cut file.  
The turkey was cut, inked and glued together.  
The leaves and acorns were cut, inked and some were embossed.  

I found these Trick or Treat fabric doilies at Michaels for 70% off so used them 
as the base covering up the words with the turkeys and leaves.  
The Give Thanks ribbon is also from Michaels. 
Here is a closeup of  the turkey and leaves on the banner.  

I hope my banner has inspired you to join us for the November challenge.  Maybe you would like to create some decorations for Thanksgiving or create a layout or card.  It is up to you.  Check out all the awesome files at Paper Crafting World.  and link up on the PCW blogspot.  

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lasting Memories Give thanks everyday

It's time for another "Thankful Challenge" for the month of November at Lasting Memories.  

For this weeks challenge we have a photo inspiration which you can see below.  
I used a Fall theme and some photos I had of granddaughters Katie and Brittany
 at the pumpkin patch.  The titles, pumpkin with the word family, and 
owl on a branch all came from Silhouette America.  
I then added some little leaves and ribbon I had in my Fall stash.  

Photo Inspiration 

I hope you will check out the other designers project at Lasting Memories and join us for the challenge.  We have a challenge each Sunday and you have till the end of the month to complete all the challenges and link them up for that month.  Please join us and Happy Craftin!

Join Let's Scrap for a new challenge

Here it is the middle of November already and it is time for another
 great sketch challenge at Let's Scrap
For this one I chose pictures of  my granddaughter Kenzie and grandson Micah this past Summer. 
I took them to several events at the library to encourage reading.  At one of the programs they got to try on different hats and they had a blast and it made for some great pictures.   
I used a paper kit from my stash which had coordinating colors.  I used a Silhouette America file which I enlarged to make the rays fit the 12 x 12 page.  I then took the pieces that were cut out to do the rays on the other side of the paper.  The title Good Times is also cut out from Silhouette America.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and several MS punches for the butterflies.  
The flowers and branch punched stems were added to give dimension.  
Here is the great sketch from Michelle Van Wyk. Please drop by Let's Scrap to see what the other designers have created.  They always inspire me with their amazing talents.   We would love to see your take on this challenge.  All you need to do is use the sketch and link up before the end of November.  Happy craftin!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Christmas card for exchange

Last weekend I was supposed to go to a Card exchange group.  Luckily I completed my 20 cards ahead of time to exchange as I got bronchitis and wasn't able to go.  
For my card I took a file from Silhouette America by Lori Whilock.  It is actually a gift box file but I made it into a card.  Isn't he just the cutest Santa.  
The hat ball and the hat trim are pop dotted.  The holly and belt buckle are made from glitter paper.  
The eyes and holly dots are Stickles.  
Inside I added a print and cut circle from Silhouette America.  

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thankful challenge for Lasting Memories-My friend Beth

Are you ready for another great challenge at Lasting Memories?  The challenge this week is - Who Are You Thankful For?

Our challenge this week can be easy for some, tough for others. Some it will even bring a tear to your eye and a smile in your heart, or it could have you in a full out belly laugh (all by yourself!) as you recall that awesome thing you did with that special someone.

For my person that I am thankful for I chose my best friend Beth.  
I first met Beth, about 5 years ago,  when I went to her store Scrapbook Blessings.  
 All the scrapbook stores near me had closed so I was on the hunt for new store.  
I not only found a store but the best friend you could ever have.    
Beth was so sweet to my husband and I that day and that was the beginning of our friendship.  
Not long after that she encouraged me to start teaching classes and I have been ever since.  
Her family has totally embraced me as one of their own.  
She is always there for me, listening, encouraging and making me laugh.   
Through the past few years there have been changes to the store but 
if anything our friendship is stronger and stronger.  
So for Beth I am thankful for
This is a picture of us on a trip to the Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo.  
We had great times visiting her daughter there while she was in college.  
Now her daughter is at Harvard.  Hmmm maybe a trip to Boston?!

For the paper I used Adorn It  from a few years ago  

Please checkout the other designers projects at Lasting Memories.  Then check out each challenge on Sunday.  You have the entire month to complete any of the challenges you wish and link back to LM.  
Happy Craftin. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall Wreath Decor

Hello everyone this is Suzanne cricutcraftingrammy here to share a project for Paper Crafting World. I love Fall Colors even though in Southern California we don't get a lot of them.  
So I decided to create a Fall wreath for some fun colorful decor.  
I had an old green 12" styrofoam wreath but you could use any size or a straw wreath for this  project.  I went to Michaels and found this beautiful Red Heart Supersaver yarn called Cherry Cola.  
It was only a few dollars.  
So I tied the yarn and began to wrap.  Keep the yarn tight and laid flat on the wreath.  When I finished covering the wreath I tied the end off and tucked it in.  
Here is what the wreath looks like all wrapped with yarn and believe me there was plenty of yarn 
left if you wanted to make another one or maybe even two.  

 I then cut a bunch of the different leaf shapes in various Fall colors using the 
Fall Wreath cut file .  My leaves are around 3 for the 12 inch wreath but you can make them larger or smaller for your wreath size.  I filled a page with a leaf  and also cut some out of scraps to get color varients.  I then embossed some of the leaves with various embossing folders to give them texture and inked the edges and some of embossing.  Then I cut out the acorns at 2 inches and embossed the tops and inked edges.  
Then I got out my handy glue gun and glued away till I was happy with the way it looked.  
I still have some leaves left which I will use in another project this month.  


Hope you enjoyed my project.  

For November the challenge is Anything goes and the twist this month is to use the color red.
Check out the files at Paper Crafting World and the projects on the blog by the other designers.  
We would love to have you join us and link up your project.  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Summer layouts

Found these two layouts in a pile in my room and never got them posted.  

The layouts are from a class I did this Summer for my bimonthly layout class I teach.  
I added some fun cuts and pics of the grandkids and they are all done.  
If I remember the top paper is Echo Park and the bottom paper is Bo Buny.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Lasting Memories- Five Things I am Thankful for

For the month of November at Lasting Memories we are focusing on the Thankful theme.  
For the first week the challenge is List 5 Things we are thankful for.  
Like the inspiration photo my thoughts first of all went to family, friends, home, etc. but I decided to go a little different route and create a page about 5 "fun" things I love.  
1.  Chai frappacinos with mocha at Starbucks
2.  Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate 
3.  Books
4.  Wearing flip flops year round
5.    Anything Disney 
The title and most of the pictures are from Silhouette America.  
The Mickey is from PPBN Designs 

Please check out what the other designers have created for you and then join us for the challenges this month.  A new challenge will be posted each Sunday and you have all month to complete the challenges.  Pleas join us at Lasting Memories and Happy Craftin!

Let's Scrap- Time for school layout

October is over and here it is time for the November 1st challenge at Let's Scrap.  
Michelle has created another awesome sketch for us to create with.  

For my double layout I used Graphic 45 ABC Primer paper.  This is an older paper that was recently released again.  I love the vintage school graphics.  I did some fussy cutting of a few of the images and inked all the edges of the papers. I added a few little flowers to bring out the red of the paper and pop dotted a few items.   
The pictures are of my granddaughter Kenzie at the beginning of her Transitional Kindergarten class.  
I hope you will check out what the other designers have created with this layout at  Let's Scrap.   You will get lots of inspiration.  Then we hope you will join us and link up your layout for the challenge.  You have two weeks to complete your layout and link it up.  Happy Craftin!