Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bella's 1st Birthday - Lasting Memory Challenge

Good evening all,

So here I am again one more time for today...maybe. LOL I've been having so much fun in my "room" today. Wow, 2 cards (only 1 posted because the other one is for Festive Fridays here this coming friday), 4 little matchbooks and now a scrapbook page layout. When I have a day like this, I should schedule my postings instead of posting all on one day...nah. Ok, so here we go:

This weeks challenge over at Lasting Memories is reduce, re-use and recycle your scraps or something you have laying around that you could incorporate onto your layout! So, I took this challenge a bit too literal. Let me explain...

We celebrated my granddaughter, Bella's first birthday in January (her birthday is December 31st). I made cupcakes and cupcake wrappers. I also made a banner with her name on it and a frog for her cake. Actually, you can see the post banner and pictures. So when this challenge came up and it said reduce, reuse and recycle...(I stopped reading through) your scraps or something you have laying around that you could incorporate onto your layout I came up with this idea. LOL

I reduced the banner I made originally, and I reused - recycled the frog pick and cupcake wrapper on the layout itself. So technically I did follow the rules of the challenge by reducing my stash also. I had all these paper scraps leftover from the projects that I had made. I am now officially out of the beautiful green silver glittery paper. I hope you enjoy my layout and would love any comments you might want to leave. 

As always, have a great day and god bless.


  1. Cute! I think it's a great idea to use what you really used, if that makes any sense :) The banner is adorable!


  2. This is a GREAT layout! thanks for sharing

  3. This is fantastic Brenda and I love the pictures. Thanks for playing at Lasting Memories - hope to see you again.

    Hugs Ali x

  4. GREAT take on our challenge! My niece's name is Isabella and we call her Bella. She's a ham!! Love your layout and how you incorporated everything into it. It's perfect! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!

  5. thanks for advertising my giveaway. I am an old follower of yours. I love your layout page. Good luck with my giveaway. Victoria :)

  6. I love your LO! It certainly has all the elements! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  7. Brenda, so glad to see you again participating at Lasting Memories. You did a wonderful job recycling the items from you granddaughter's party. The photo of Bella with cake all over her face is priceless. Great job!! I'm glad we could inspire you to work on your layouts. I hope you will join us again.

  8. This is so cool!! Great take on our challenge! Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories, hope to see you again for tomorrow's challenge!

  9. What a cute layout! I LOVE the frog! Thanks for playing along with us at Lasting Memories. Hope to see you again!

    LM DT member


My favorites have this to say