Sunday, June 14, 2015

Part Of My Journey a LO for Lasting Memories Challenge

Good Morning to you :) I hope that the weekend has been well for you. I have been catching up on the videos for an online class I'm taking at Craft With May: Vacation 2015. The class shows various ways to approach a Vacation Album, since my Steamtown Album is on my list to finish up this month I thought catching up with the class was the perfect inspiration to get me back into the project. This week should be a good week to get that goal accomplished. But, today is for this week's newest challenge over at Lasting Memories: The Journey. This is what I did with a little bit of help from LOAD to get this part of my like down on paper:
This layout came about from the LOAD prompt: Broadway Show:
Have you ever felt like your life was On Stage?
Every life is full of many stories; if your life was “Live on Broadway”, what would the show be titled?
So I went looking about at the plays on Broadway and come across this one: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying So that became the title of my layout. The play does depict part of my own Journey in Life, so with that said this is the inspirational quote to use for this week's challenge over at Lasting Memories:

What a wonderful quote to work with and there is so many ways to got with it, check out what the other designers have done over at Lasting Memories
There were times in my business that my husband was struggling to understand what I was doing with my life, with my business. That's fine because it was my journey to make sense of, there are times when I don't understand his journey too :)
 A close up of the pictures: One when I started (I was mobile back then) and the other was one that was taken close to finishing up my business (I was the in-house embroiderer for a local screen-printing business). I also included a printout of my logo in the layout. We decided to close my business this year when problems arise with the machinery, with the people I was working for and my husband to be able to retire if he wanted to. Boy talking about getting gray over a 10 year period! Things can change very quickly over a decade.
 My journaling came from and article that my company was featured in and thought it made a nice addition to the layout
 I used last month's counterfeit kit and some scraps too. Stickers from Simple Stories 24/7 line and candy dots from Stampin Up.
I used 3 different Alphas for the Title. look forward to bring more stories on my time in business, lots of fun stories from on the road and some not so fun. As we clean out 2 trucks for a huge yardsale in August, I know I'll be coming across many things from my business ventures and can see them going into the many smashbooks that are waiting for such stories!
We look forward to seeing where your Journey will take you this month......


  1. I had no idea you had this big business. How great that you got to travel with it too. Enjoy your time now. I will be great to go thru everything and make pages about the business.

  2. What a fabulous and beautiful page!! LOVE how the quote inspired you and how you were able to incorporate an article about your business on the layout!! LOVE it!!

  3. Tina you just amaze me with all you do! I love the layout and the concept for the layout. I always enjoy seeing what you create. TFS my friend.

  4. Tina - this is a fantastic layout! I love that you included the newspaper article and you logo. The papers you picked are just perfect!

  5. Love all the memorabilia you included on your page - such a great record of a big part of your life. Wonderful page!

  6. Wow Tina, what an amazing layout! I have enjoyed reading and learning more about you my friend. How cool that you had you own business like this and even more cool was how successful you were with it. I am in awe and love that you are a woman of many talents! Stay cool, it is down right sultry in PA! Hugs, Brenda

  7. Looks good. I love the title Tina.

  8. What a great layout and record! Awesome memory to scrap!

  9. What a great page Tina and I love the title. How cool to have the article and scrapbook it.

  10. Great page, love the addition of the newspaper clipping.
    Cindy F

  11. Wow Tina, lovely page indeed and what a great memory fro you and your family! I love how you included the newspaper clipping, that is fabulous, and your logo too! I had no idea about your business - isn't this awesome... I hope that you and your hubby enjoy retirement!