Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lasting Memories

Good morning everyone!

I am so excited to share this news with all of you!!  If you already follow my blog then you have probably noticed that I've been playing along with the current challenges over at Lasting Memories this month... well!  Karen selected me... ME... as a member of her super talented Design team for this term!  I still can't beleive it!  I am beyond excited!  The weekly challenges are posted each and every Sunday!  I love that there are a wide variety of challenges (sketches, color combo's, themes... and so much more) to help you to think outside of the box and hopefully to take you out of your comfort zone!  I hope that you will come on over and play along with us! 

So now on to this week's challenge!! This week, it's all about "Simply You" ... can be your style, you personally, something you love .. just "Simply You". Super easy, super fun!!!  It is also a great way to get to know a bit about the design team and a great way for us to get to know all of you!!  For my first challenge I am sharing this layout that I create of me and my baby girl... this picture was taken last year, it is weird to look at a picture of me with the weight still on... I never took to many pictures of myself at that time.  I'm much more likely to step infront of the camera these days although I always seem to be standing behind the camera anyways.

My mom took this picture of us while we were on a picture hunt around the local river.  One of my favorite things to do besides playing with my papers is to go out on excursions with my daughter and my camera... it is so relaxing.  The papers are from The Girls Paperie, lots of fussy cutting on this page!

Well I hope you will join us over at Lasting Memories and let us get to know you!  Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing your takes on our current challenge!!


  1. I'm so excited to be on the design team with you! What a great pic of the 2 of you! I love how the papers draw your eyes right to the pic (I haven't mastered that yet!!).
    xoxo Charity

  2. Gorgeous layout Joelle! So different and so soft. And such a sweet picture of you two.

    Congrats on being on the team! I"m so excited to be working with a great group of ladies!

  3. Gorgeous layout. I love how the flowers frame the picture. Congrats on making the dt.

  4. Joelle!! Super sweet layout and photo! I love "Walkabouts" and "Hikes' with my family... great photo taking moments. Welcome to the team. I have always loved your work! I remember some of your submissions from the previous DT call. Wonderful job! And CONGRATS to you!!

  5. What a gorgeous LO, Joelle! Beautiful photo as well. I love doing the same as you - off and about w/my camera. Sometimes my daughter, who's almost 11, joins me and sometimes just on my own. It's very relaxing! Your LO is just gorgeous and love how you really focused on that pic. Welcome to LM!

  6. I love how clean and simple this is!! My eyes just automatically go straight to the photo!! Love it! Im excited to see more of your work!!

  7. Gorgeous LO! CONGRATS on being on the DT!

  8. Welcome to LM and congrats on the DT. I am excited to see more of your layouts and this one is a wonderful start. I love that picture, you two sure do look alike. They layout is beautiful and so clean. Great job.
    Brenda LM DTM
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

  9. Great page! I love the photo, and the papers and layout of the elements really show it off beautifully!