Sunday, January 4, 2015

Simple Pleasures a Lasting Memories Blog Hop

Hello you all and welcome I am so excited to tell you that I made the cut over at Lasting Memories and I am one of their designers for the next 6 months! How cool is that!

Hello and welcome to our very first challenge for 2015 at Lasting Memories! We're celebrating the new year and new Design Team with a blog hop. Super fun right?! If you're just starting the hop, be sure to start at Lasting Memories so you don't miss anyone - if you're last stop was Lori at My Happy Life then you're on the right track!

Our challenge theme this entire month is "Life's Moments" and our first challenge is "Life's Simple Pleasures" .. we want to know what one of your simple pleasure's in life is. Chocolate? Coffee? Adorable children, pets or grandchildren?? SO many things to consider and we're excited to see what you create! What's my Simple Pleasure??? Here, let me show you!

I have so many simple pleasures where do I begin? Family and Friends has to be a good place to start. Most of the best times in life involve one or the other. Another simple pleasure is receiving a cute letter in the mail (Yes the original mail! ) and Christmas seems to bring the joy of seeing Family and Friends by way of photo cards and traditional Christmas cards :) I get a warm fuzzy feeling when I get a letter or a card and have time to read it and enjoy that little moment in time.
This layout also came about from a sketch challenge over at Stick it Down

We received some cute photo cards this past year:
The 2 bottom photos came from friends of ours that share the same passion as we do with our Moline tractors. The top photo is Dave's brother and his family. I also cut up the card we received from Dick and Mary that had this cute card front with the mail box and the sentiment Sending Happy Holidays 
The title block was fun to put together I used some of the kit I made last month for this layout besides the blue cardstock background from the current counterfeit kit. The touch of red comes from the card we received from our niece and it made for a nice touch on this side of the layout and to give the layout more balance. The camera came from the Amy Tangerine remarks sticker pack that I then fussy cut for the title block.

 The picture on the right is a collage photo card of our Niece's girls, The both have the Campbell looks, Greta looks just like Dave's sister at that age he told me and Lucy looks like Dave's mother at that age.
The picture on the top left is the newest addition to the family our Great Grandson Waylon (awww he so cute :) Waylon is 7 months in this picture and just love that Sabrina sent this one out of him.
I fussy cut the inside of the card that we received from Dick and Mary to include with the pieces of their card that I cut up and scattered about the layout. I also included the journaling strips like in the sketch, I just added an extra line.
Thanks for stopping by today and do enjoy the blog hop :)

Your next stop is Paula and when you're all done visiting the new Design Team, we really hope you'll have time to join the fun! All our challenges run for the entire month, so you have time to play! Thanks for stopping by today!

If you get lost along the way here is the Line Up

Claire (returning member)
Kimberly (returning member)
Lasting Memories (time to craft!)

39 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Tina! I love this layout! You did a fantastic job with that sketch. Love it!

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  2. Tina, great idea using cards on this sketch. So much fun!

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  3. great idea with the cards!!! lovin your LO and I can't wait to see what you have in store for the next six months!! Welcome to the LM DT!!!

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  4. Wow! A two pager...I love your layout. Great ideas as well. Cant wait to see your future layouts as well. ~Paula

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  5. welcome to the team! What an awesome 2 pager, I love this idea for preserving christmas cards.

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  6. I always love seeing your creations Tina. Congratulations on the DT spot at Lasting Memories :)

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  7. Congratulations Tina on your new DT assignment. LM is lucky to have you as your pages are fabulous! This is such an awesome idea and you laid it out so perfectly. And your great grandson is a DOLL!

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  8. Fabulous idea on what to do with those awesome photo cards we get... I love your double layout! Thanks for your inspiration!
    Kim xXx

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  9. Wonderful layout! What a great way to document those nice greetings that Christmas time brings! Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations on making the team!

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  10. Oh my gosh, I love your double page!! And you just led me to a new sketch challenge, so thank you!! Look forward to more of your inspiring layouts:-)

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  11. Great layout and love the sketch. So many interesting shapes and textures. Looking forward to creating with you on the DT.

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  12. What a wonderful way to remember all the work people put into sending cards. So glad to be on the team with you. I look forward to getting to know you and your work in the coming months.

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  13. This is terrific Tina! Love the blue with a touch of red. Congrats on the design team. I look forward to seeing more of your Lasting Memories work.

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  14. Oh I love your simple pleasure!! It's the one thing my hubby gets on me to do each year so we can receive as many cards as possible. It's he highlight of our afternoons each December day. I too make a layout to preserve my cards. Your's is fantastic!! Welcome to Lasting Memories!!

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  15. Congrats on the DT. Such a lovely layout and a great way to preserve the Christmas cards.
    Cindy F.

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  16. Congrats, Tina!! I love this layout too. What a great idea.

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  17. What a wonderful take on the sketch! I love how you used Christmas cards that you received-what a great way to celebrate them! Thank you so much for joining us at Stick It Down! :)

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  18. That's a cool idea and I love the layout! Thank you for sharing with us at Stick it Down!

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  19. Great idea to scrap your cards! Thanks for playing along with Stick it Down

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  20. Congrats Tina, you will make a great addition to this design team!!! I love, love your layout! Family and friends are most certainly simple pleasures for sure. I love how you used traditional cards as well as the photo cards on this layout-such a fab idea!! Great take on the sketch too my friend. Like you I love getting snail mail, especially Christmas cards!! Hugs, Brenda

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  21. What a great way to preserve these special cards. Thanks for playing with us at Stick It Down.

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  22. I too love to send and receive Christmas Cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. What a great idea. I love all the colours and the way the cards tell the story. The pictures are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down.

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  24. Very nice take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down. Congrats on making the team at Lasting Memories.

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  25. What a great idea to preserve Christmas cards, unfortunately we have moved house so often that noone ever has a current address so its only the kids who receive cards so Im a little envious!!!! Love your layout and look forward to working with on the DT this year!

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  26. Wonderful spread. Thanks for playing at Stick it down.

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  27. congratulations on making the design team! They are very lucky to have you :)

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  28. congrats on the DT! I love that this 2 page LO has all Christmas cards- fantastic! thanks for joining in at STICK IT DOWN!

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  29. Love how many photos you've incorporated!

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  30. Such a great way to save those cards!! Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down!!

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  31. fabulous layout, great take on the sketch.

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  32. Great take on the sketch! Love that you used photo cards as well as photos from your collection. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down and congratulations on becoming a DT for Lasting Memories.

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  33. What a great thing to do with some of your Christmas cards! The sketch at SID worked perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down!

    ~Ashley W
    Stick It Down Card Team member

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  34. Such a fun and lovely page! Love what you did with the photo cards!! Congrats to you!!!

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  35. Congratulations on making the Lasting Memories Design Team!
    Looks like your big CKC kit will serve you well this month.

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  36. What a fabulous idea to keep the greeting cards on a page. Thank you for playing along with Stick it Down

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