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Monday, September 26, 2011

The Days We Treasure

YAY! I am DONE a whole set of pics from our fishing trip! This is the last of them. I did 6 LO's and I love them all. Can't wait to get everything printed now. Amazing really, when you look at these pics, how small the kid's were once and Andrew would let us take his pic. Now it's a fight most of the time, but I just go in stealth mode, lol, and get what I want!! Have a great day!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

LMCB #57 - Frames and Flowers!

Hello there!! This week at Lasting Memories, we're challenging you to use frames and flowers on your layout!! Fun stuff! For my layout today, I chose to use some floral pics from my gardens and then I edited them in my scrapbook software as "embossed" to give them a fun look! I love how this turned out!! Have a peek over at Lasting Memories to see what the DT did and come on out and join us!! Can't wait to see what you come up with this week! Have a great day!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pool Time Fun

Sneaking in a couple layouts before my Lasting Memories post in the morning! I've been getting in here whenever I can to get caught up on pics. Ashleigh is 3 here and she'll be 11 next month! I love these pics. Such a happy child and I remember this day like it was yesterday too. Another reason I love my camera!! Enjoy your night!

Challenges Entered:
  1. FBW #172 - Open with a Butterfly, fairy or angel
  2. Raise The Bar #72 - Things with Wings

Family Outings - Together

Here's 2 more layouts from our family day fishing trip in Kirkfield back in ' 03. Still a few more to come so stay tuned!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Fun

Before I get to today's post, I'd like to send a shout out to my Aunt Linda!! She is so good to comment on all my posts and even emails me when I don't post for awhile to be sure all is well! So ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope your day is filled with love, laughter, family, friends and most important, good health. I love you!

Now onto today's post!!

Morning!! I am super excited to be getting so caught up in all my older pics. Seeing as my kiddo's are 15 and almost 11!! Here they're 4 and 8! Don't even ask me about their school books! So, this is another digital, loving this, and one more page done!!! Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!!

Challenges Entered:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Asheigh's BIG Catch!

Hello! As promised, here's Ashleigh's corresponding LO to yesterday's fishing LO! Yesterday was Andrew and today is Ash. I can't believe they were even this small!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Family Fishing Vacation 2003

Good morning!! Here's another fun LO I did with MyMemories. I'm really trying to get caught up with all these old pics. I love the way this one came out and I'm working on a corresponding one of Ashleigh as well. Hope everyone has a great day - we're halfway through the week!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Beautiful and Some News!

Hello!! My mom and I took a Motorcycle Training Course this past wknd and wow, was it hard work! Friday night from 7-10 in class and then Sat 8-4 on bikes and Sun 8-5 on the bikes. Saturday morning we didn't even turn the bikes on, you pushed a partner to get balance control etc and then finally turned them on Saturday late morning. We were both completely exhausted on Saturday night and muscles we didn't know we even had hurt. Keith treated us to dinner, so was really nice. Back up and at it on Sunday and that was tough bc we were so darn tired. I'm exhausted, but I passed!!! Now I have my M2 and less restrictions and hubby's pretty darn proud of me as I am of myself!! Came home to a wonderful dinner on the table from my awesome hubby!!! Thank God I have today off though .. I am SO tired out.

Now onto today's LO! Again, done with MyMemories digital software, which you can find both the link AND special $10 savings code to your right in my sidebar. I took these at Elmvale Zoo. Are they not just absolutely beautiful? Magnificent animals. Tmw I have another LO to show you of one more sibling. Have a fab day!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

LMCB #56 - Sketch and Fall Colors!

Good morning and welcome to another Lasting Memories challenge! This week we're asking you to use this sketch AND fall colors!!

I almost goofed (and keep in mind, these are MY challenges!! LOL!) and forgot to use fall colors! So I actually have this done twice!! I have been doing a lot of digital and find it's such an easy way to get caught up on all those pics that we have sitting on CD's. Here's another LO I did using MyMemories and it's some more pics from a family wedding a few years back!! Come on out and check out the rest of the DT inspiration and we hope to see you this week too!! Happy Sunday!

This is the original one before I realized I had to use fall colors!! Thank God for digital on this LO!! I just went back and changed the colors. So, which do you like better?? I like the one below .. it really shows the colors in Ashleigh's dress more. Love to hear your thoughts!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Good Times Together

Hello!! Here's the last LO to my Little Picasso set. You can see the first page HERE and the second HERE. This is the final result. Look at that child of mine .. lol!! She had a BLAST with those paints and right in the pool she went and then in for a warm bath. I just adore the one of Andrew and Ashleigh with their heads bent together.

I am really having fun with this software. I've dabbled in digi before, but since I dl'ed MyMemories, I find I'm in here all the time and really getting caught up on old photo's. Hubby said to me last night "Isn't that cheating though?" My reply? Nope, it would cost me more to print all these photo's then it would to print each LO and they're just as hard to do, just less mess!! My friend has a site that we all upload too and split the shipping cost, so it's a win, win situation. Love it. On that note .. Have a great day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Little Picasso

Morning! Here's another LO from when Ashleigh was just little. She's almost 11 and she was 2 here. This corresponds with yesterdays layout. I set her up to the table on a gorgeous summer day and gave her paints and a rock. Well, she had a ball. You'll have to check in tmw for one more corresponding LO that shows the end result!! I teared up looking at these. They grow so fast!! Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Special Bond Between Friends

I was going to wait and post this, but I (obviously lol) couldn't!! This is my daughter back in '04. She wasn't quite 4 yrs old. When she was smaller, our cat had kittens in her bedroom and I actually had to help this one as mom was too tired to open her sac. Once I did that, mom perked up and took over. That kitten and our daughter had a special bond from day 1 and as you can see ... Patches let Ashleigh do anything to her. Still does to this day!! They certainly have quite a bond!!

I'm entering this over at MyMemories Challenge blog "It's Time To Celebrate!" .. my first entry!!

Best Friends

As our kid's get older, sometimes I wonder if they even care the other exists!! I know, deep down, they certainly do, but they also go through stages of "I wish is was just me" and "Oh, (s)he is making me SOOO mad!!!!" among other things. BUT if something happens to either one .. it's all forgotten and the "protective" part comes out. One of the things I LOVE about this photo is the innocence of 2 siblings without a care in the world but their painting and eachother. This is why I love photography. Enjoy your day today!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Worth Of Memories

Hi there!! Naptime at the Wilson household which means .. yep, you guess it! Scrapbook time! Ok, so digital, but I am really getting caught up on some old photo's! Here's some more photo's I took from a family wedding. Ashleigh was 3 and Andrew 7. He would let me get his picture then. Now, forget it. The dress was handmade for Ashleigh and she looked darling in it.

Challenges I am Entering:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Family Vacation

Good morning friends!! Wow are we having some HEAT here in Ontario! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous! The AC's could actually come on during the day, but the nights are cool, so we just hang in there instead of paying the extra hydro! Today they're calling for 27* which will feel like 33*!! In Sept!! LOVE it! Anyway, enough blabbering! Here's another LO I put together from our trip to Elmale. Again, using my MyMemories Digital Software!! Hope everyone has a fab day!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

LMCB #55 - It's All In Black and White!

Good morning and happy Sunday!! Sunday already? Means a new Lasting Memories challenge and this one's a fun one! We're going Black and White!! Yep, your photo's and everything. No color this week!! My sisters friend Johanna took these pics of my nieces and I just love them. Johanna truly captured them. I didn't do a lot of journaling because the focus is the photo's on this one. Hop on over to LM and have a peek at what the DT came up with!!! Have a great Sunday!!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blog Candy Reminder AND A FREE Paper Pack!

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Hey all! Just chk'ing in before a busy wknd starts!!

First off, just a reminder we have a giveaway going on at Lasting Memories and it ends tonight at 9pm EST! We're giving away a copy of MyMemories Digital Software!! Get over there and check it out and join the fun!! I also wanted to share this with those of you who have been thinking about purchasing (or joining our challenge at LM for a chance to WIN) the MyMemories software. They are offering this paper pack free, this wknd only!! I'm off to DL and check it out. Be sure to enter the special code from my right sidebar to get $10 off the software and $10 in store credit! Happy shopping!!


Hi all!! I did some ride practicing this morning and then came home and felt like doing a layout. I'm going to enter this one in a couple challenges. The photo's are from July 2003 and Grandma has since passed. I found these photo's on a CD and thought they should be scrapbooked!!! Hope everyone is having a great Sat. The weather here is incredible for Sept. Enjoy!

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Challenges Entered:
  • Flutter By Wednesday #170 - Open as long as you have a butterfly, fairy or angel
  • MyMemories Challenge - Remembrance

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's Time for A "Special Treat" at Digi Darla's!

Hello friends!! We have a new challenge at Digi Darla's today!! You'll have to pop over and check it out. I chose to use Darla's "Apple Pie" image and co-ordinated it with some photo's from last years Thanksgiving that we hosted. Family, fun, laughs, good food and of course, MEMORIES!! Pop on over and see what the rest of the DT came up with!! Happy Friday!!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

LMCB #54 - "Simply You"

Good morning friends! It's time for another challenge at Lasting Memories today AND I have announced my new DT members as well AND we have a surprise! Be sure to hop on over and have a peek!! We're being sponsored by MyMemories!! Notice all these LO's I've been doing lately? They're ALL from MyMemories!! LOVE it! So, today's LO is "Simply You" (me) because if you read my journaling, you'll see it's about my passion for photography as well as my family. Wait till you see the versatility of this challenge. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!! Just a small note, my DT was just notified this past Friday evening, so they ay not have had a chance to get their LO up, but stay tuned for when they do!! Have a great Sunday!

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Day In The Life ..

Another layout using MyMemories Digital Software! I love this .. I have kid's having breakfast and I had a chance to get in here and whip this up! This is a baby monkey that we got the chance to watch at Elmvale Zoo. He was so cute and even started rubbing his eyes when he got tired!! Hope everyone has a great day today!!