Monday, August 19, 2013

LM #153 - How You've Grown & WINNER


This has been a crazy week studying for midterms. I apologize my post is so late so lets get right to it!

How You've Grown

We want to see how you've grown along the way of your scrapbooking adventures.
Here, I have the very first layout I ever did, 5 years ago!

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I have the actual hat and booties from the picture on the page!


I was in the kitchen eating chocolate when my son came in and saw me. He said he didn't want any so I put the rest back in the fridge and went into the bedroom. All of a sudden my son comes RUNNING into my room and yells, " Mommy!!!! I ate all your chocolate that was in the fridge!" (in his sing-song voice) LOL!


Last weeks Birthday Blog Hop was amazing! I've been so busy I barely got my post up!
I used for my winner, and the winner is........................


Please email with your address so I can mail out your prize pack!!

NOW!! Go to Lasting Memories to link up for our next challenge!

xoxo Charity

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Birthday Hop Time!

Hi everyone!! It is PARTY time at Lasting Memories today! We're celebrating Karen's special day with a "Scavenger Hunt Birthday Hop"! It's her 40th birthday tmw and what better way to celebrate than to have a hop in blogland!

Before we get started, you better get yourself a pen and paper because you're going to need it! There are 10 blogs in the hop and each person has chosen an element to use on her layout. Your job is to find all 10 elements, write them down and choose FIVE to include in your layout!

Be sure to keep your eyes open because we have sponsors as well as DT members giving goodies away. You may have to do a little something more for the DT candy, so be sure to read every post!

Sound like fun?? We think so!!! Ok, lets get to it! You should have arrived here from Claire and if you're just coming by, start at Lasting Memories because you don't want to miss a thing! You'll also find the master hop list there too. For my layout today, I chose pockets for my element.

My son and I went to the beach, where we collected sea shells. On the bottom picture I have glued a mini magnifying glass to show how far out people could go to swim.

I have hidden journaling pockets everywhere! If you have been following me, you know I love my hidden journaling and pockets on layouts. I have four pockets on my page. Starting at top left, I have hidden journaling. I have glued, with Crystal Effects, a sea shell to all journaling spots. The next pocket I made with blue glitter paper and my score board. I used a blue mesh bag and placed our sea shells from the beach in this pocket.

Here is another hidden journaling pocket. I asked my son what his favorite part of this day was. He said it was swimming with Mommy! So this is what I wrote and placed in this pocket. Why should I have to write all my thoughts on these layouts?!!

Here is an up-close shot of the pocket of sea shells.

And guess what! I'm giving away some candy!! Just leave me a comment telling me how many pockets I have in my layout and what you like best! I'll be giving away a kit to make your very own summer layout!

Don't forget, for the grand prize you have to complete the hop, enter your layout using FIVE elements you've found a long the way and be sure to comment that you've done everything!

 Grand Prize

Thanks so much for joining us! You're next stop is Darcy!

Here's our Hop List order

Monday, August 5, 2013

Challenge #151 - Start & Stripes

Good Morning!!!

I am back with our weekly challenge at Lasting Memories! This weeks challenge is called Stars & Stripes!

We want to see stars and stripes on those layouts. I had some help with my layout from one of my foster kitties! Who knew she was a scrapbooker!!

I brought my son with me to the voting booth so he could see the whole process. They had cookies and pastries there! He was in heaven! JaKobe was so well-behaved the employees gave him stickers!

Now it's your turn! Go make a fabulous layout using stars and stripes and link it our challenge site:
Then be sure to tune in next weekend for an awesome Birthday Hop with all of us Design Team Girls! We have put together a fabulous hop LOADED with prizes! I'm getting excited just thinking about it!!!

xoxo Charity