Sunday, January 4, 2015

Big News and Lasting Memories Challenge #223

Hello.  My name is Andrea and I have absolutely no patience & I'm so excited I could just pee my pants.  I was chosen to be a Design Team Member for Lasting Memories.  Seriously?  Somebody pinch me.  Really?  Me?  Are they sure about this??

I am so honored to be a part of such an amazing challenge blog.  These ladies (and maybe some men) are the nicest group of scrappers I've ever met.  They welcomed me with open arms and I am eager to learn from them and share my work with all of you.  This will be my first Design Team position and I'm stoked!  Slightly nervous, but more like "first-date-butterflies" type of nervous.  It's awesome!

With all of my blabbering out of the way,  I'd like to welcome you 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 Paula,  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 Pleasures?  Coffee, my son, my husband, coffee, and chocolate.  Here's what I came up with for this awesome challenge:








When I was searching for a photo to use, I came across this perfect photo.  It totally fit this challenge and spoke to me.  This photo is my simple pleasure.  Everyday, when my husband comes home from work, my son, Cole runs to the door with joy in his heart and the biggest smile on his face.  He jumps up for a hug, and for the rest of the evening, they are inseparable.  They truly are best friends and miss each other when apart.  Every night when I see them, my heart smiles and I know how lucky I am to have these guys in my life.  Pure unconditional love.

Your next stop is Suzanne 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

                                    Paula<----(came from here)
                                       Andrea<----YOU ARE HERE
                          Suzanne<----(next stop)
Claire (returning member)
Kimberly (returning member)
Lasting Memories (time to craft!)

30 comments:

  1. Congrats! your layouts are awesome ~

    HAVE FUN!
    Sylvia ~

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. It's a dream come true.

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  2. Oh my goodness - I love this sweet layout! Love, love, love it!

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  3. sweet LO!! love the layers!! Welcome to the LM DT

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  4. I love your layout ... and your layers!! I can't wait to get to know you better and to see more of your wonderful layouts. I am just as excited as you are to be on the DT!!! ~Paula

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    1. Thank you so much Paula. I'm excited to get to know you better as well. This design team deal is already a blast.

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  5. Welcome to the team! I LOVE this layout... Looking forward to scrappin with you and seeing your layouts.

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  6. That layout so precious :) Yep those are some of the best moments :) Congrats on making the team :)

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  7. Congrats on your brand spanking new DT at LM!!!! I love your layout and your style! Love all you did behind the photo on this layout!
    Kim xXx

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  8. Super sweet page! I totally agree with all you had to say about your family! That's totally how I feel about ours, too! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring and congratulations on making the team!

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  9. Love this page!! That stitching and the sequins - awesome. Looking forward to having fun together on the LM team!

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  10. Your post cracked me up! I love it! Welcome to the team and we're just as excited to have you join us and flattered that we're your first DT and I hope it to be a wonderful experience! Beautiful LO - I remember those days too. Be sure to treasure them. It's hard when they grow up :) Again, welcome to LM!

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    1. Thanks Karen. My son is almost 4, and I have no idea where those years went. It's scary.

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  11. Andrea congrats on your first DT. I love how excited you are! Your layout is so awesome and perfect for the theme. I love the way you layered and the journaling. So perfect. Looking forward to creating with you on the DT.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. I'm having so much fun on the DT so far

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  12. Oh my goodness - your post is just so fun! I love the picture of hubby and son - it speak of an everyday moment that means so much. So glad to be on the team with you. I look forward to getting to know you and your work in the coming months.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet compliments, Lyne.

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  13. Oh what a fun post to read!! You are funny!! I love it! I think we all are going to get along quite nicely. :) Precious layout. Love that they are so close like that. Your heart must melt. I might have said this before... but I just love how you do white space layouts. And your cute little stitching. Oh I just don't have the patience. Don't have a sewing machine. So hand stitching or faux stitching would be my thing. Welcome to Lasting Memories! This will be fun!!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet compliments, Michele. Thank you for having me on the Team. Everyone is just so sweet at LM.

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  14. What a beautiful layout! The sentiment of your sweet, sweet boys says it all! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Im with Michele on this one! Ive always been so jealous of those who can do those white space layouts so beautifully! I really love this layout and such a sweet sentiment - its my first time on a DT too, so sharing that excitement - look forward to working with you this year!

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    1. Look forward to our future together with LM!

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