Saturday, January 10, 2015

ONE day at a time... - Lasting Memories ch # 224

Well Happy End or Start of the week to you all.  It's Sunday which means the next challenge is up over at the Lasting Memories blog.  It also means I got some scrapping in during a very intense and exciting football game with the Seahawks!  They are Superbowl bound again and we can't be more excited.  Taking ONE game at a time.  #GoHawks
LMCB 224
  It's all about "Captured Moments."  

Well not only is New Year's Eve a captured moment in itself, but I set the timer on my camera, put it on the counter, thinking we were all posing for the picture... and then I was pleasantly surprised to see my son on the left with his lovely bunny ears above my head.  :)  It's that perfectly imperfect picture that captured the moment of reality.  You have the entire month to join this challenge and the one that started last Sunday.  "Simple Pleasures" and now "Captured Moments." 
Come join us!!!

Which leads to my chosen word for the New Year!  A word that we try to live by or basically defines what we are thinking or want to think on a day to day basis.  My chosen word is ONE.  With the photo not entirely perfect, I learned this last year that other things don't always go as planned and perfectionism is just not an attainable idea.  I have never wanted to be perfect... but sometimes we might look like everything is perfect, as we are hiding behind a forced smile and it's not.  We all are dealing with something that causes hurt, anxiousness or worry.  
I am vowing to take ONE year, ONE month, ONE week, ONE day at a time.  
Everything happens for a reason and to worry too much about the future is pretty much a waste of time in the present.  Gotta enjoy the moment now.  

The challenge at CHALENGE YOUrself # 14 for this month helped me to start and complete my layout.  You are to include a photo of yourself and scrap about your one little WORD for the new year.  
My word is ONE.
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I also used the sketch at SKETCHABILITIES # 130.  Great sketch!!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I "Challenge" you to scrap about a captured moment, your one little word for 2015 or this great sketch above.  
See you all soon!!  :)

Crash your Stash #2

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Lasting Memories First 2015 Challenge with a Blog Hop!! "Life's Simple Pleasures"

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 Kimberly 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!

This is from a trip that our family took over a long weekend last February with the rest of our very large family.  26 people in all.  So the little blip of time that my Hubby and I got to spend outside both during and after a big Snow Storm that had hit, was caught on camera.  :)  Love it when that happens.  We don't see snow super often where we live, so seeing it in these huge amounts last winter was quite fun.  It's the simple pleasures that make me happy.

Your next stop is our beloved Blog Owner, Karen!!!... 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!

Line Up

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

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I'm also entering a few challenges that inspired me with my layout. 
 Thanks for the "Push" to help me complete this.  :)

First Up... Paper Issues # 004 - Sketch Challenge - Ends 1/16/15

Use Snowflakes, Snow, White on Most of your project. - Ends 1/14/15

And Third - Pals Paper Arts - Color Challenge - Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy and Silver - Ends 1/6/15


Starting my "Crash your Stash" challenge for 2015.  Go HERE to join if you would like.  :)
This is # 1.