Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #32

Welcome all to another challenge day for me.

Lasting Memories posts a new challenge every Sunday and I've been trying to do as many as possible.  This month they are also choosing another member for their DT.  The first thing I do on Sundays is check the challenge out over there.  This Sunday was no exception and when I found out it was a Spring challenge that really got me going.  See, we were going out for breakfast to a Pancake Feed for a group called Achieve;  it's a program for Mentally and Physically Challenged Adults.  We try to support programs like this all the time.  Both my older children work at a camp every summer that also deals with Mentally and Physically Challenged Adults and Children.  Anyway, I knew we were going to be going downtown to the coliseum for the pancake feed and I thought maybe afterwards we would go and check out the falls.  We have the most beautiful falls around.  We've had a lot of snow melting and some rain so I knew the falls would be running fast.  When we got there we found a really neat spot where a tree had fallen over and I thought it would make the perfect spot for a picture.  I couldn't get my camera to use it's self-timer, so a very nice lady stopped and offered to take the picture for us.  She did fine, but I should have checked because she did only take one picture and it wasn't the greatest, but it is what it is...
So as you can see the picture itself was pretty far away.  We look so tiny...LOL, well I guess the main focal point was supposed to be the FALLS.  Isn't that log cool looking though?  Look at those rapids.  The water was crashing like crazy.  Miss Bella really loved seeing that water rushing. 
So I cropped each of us out and cut the heads at 2 x 2, then I rounded the corners and used my giant Marvy Uchida punch and punched the flowers out and adhered our faces onto them.  Remember, I don't throw anything away so I used the zip strips remnants from the other day after making my "door hanger" and used them as stems.  I also adhered leaves from silk flowers to them and created a bouquet.  Kinda not my style, but I think it worked just fine.  I added a couple of flowers to the left side of the layout for balance and these cute little pink birdies.  The dragonfly and butterfly were from a "swap" I participated in and were my cuts for this month.  I also added a couple of metal swirls for added bling.  I added a sheer ribbon to all four sides and the title in sticker letters.  I am not much of a sticker person, but I've been trying to use up my stash and found these cute letters stickers that had butterflies and dragonflies.  The colors just seemed to all go together.  Really honestly, the LO looks much better in person.  I can't wait until my light box is fixed and maybe that will help with my photographing of my layouts.  I hope you've enjoyed reading about our Falls and like my Spring layout.  Feel free to leave a comment, telling me your favorite thing about Spring. 
I am going to try out for the DT team, but even if I don't get picked I've enjoyed participating and creating more and more layouts.  It's really been an inspiration and has gotten my creative juices flowing again.

As always, have a great day and god bless.


  1. What a fun layout! The flowers with pictures was a great idea! Good luck with the DT try out. We appreciate your frequent participation at Lasting Memories :)

  2. Brenda, your LO is fab as usual! The pic is awesome, even though you all are tiny. Love the way you fixed it! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  3. I love how you did your flowers!! That's being creative! I think the photo is great and those falls certainly are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories and good luck!!

  4. Love how you included the pics as flowers! So creative!

  5. What a beautiful layout, and you deserve that DT spot!!! Hope you get it!!!

  6. I love what you did with the faces. I once did that we a team soccer photo. Yes, that log is so cool. The perfect photo op. I enjoyed reading the story behind the photo. Very cute dragonfly too. Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories and good luck.

  7. Looks like you had a fun time, great idea with the faces. Thank you for playing at Lasting Memories.

    Hugs Ali x

  8. Beautiful! I love your bouquet of photos! Good luck with the DT call! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!


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