Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lasting Memories #256 - Aim High

Hello, hello! I hope you all are having a fantastic Sunday! We have been enjoying some beautiful weather around here. You can't ask for any better than 70's to low 80's in August. Usually this is when we are seeing temps in the 100's!

Lasting Memories has a new challenge posted today, and it's another fun one. The theme for August is "Sky High" and this weeks challenge is to use one of the following titles on your layout -  "Reach For The Stars", "Aim High", or "You Are My Sunshine".

I chose to use the title "Aim High" on this layout about my daughter.

 
When Abby was younger she told us that since she wasn't very good at sports that she was going to be the best in her class. She was going to work hard and study and make all A's. Now we're talking this started out in elementary school! She stayed true to her word and all throughout elementary school, junior high, and high school, she made all A's. Her hard work paid off and she was valedictorian of her class. She received several awards and scholarships - one being a half ride scholarship to MSU - her university of choice. Her hard work and dedication to her studies paid off, and she got what she wanted! She kept up with the good grades in college, keeping a 4.0 grade point average and graduated Summa Cum Laude, but that will be another layout! If you're going to aim, aim high - the sky's the limit!
 
I used this older sketch from Sketch N Scrap for my layout. It was one of my favorites and I'd never gotten around to using it.  
 
 
After I had finished my layout, I realized I didn't have enough room for my journaling, and I'd already adhered the photos so good that they weren't coming up! So, I decided to create a pocket to slide my journaling down into at the top of the page.
 

 

This is the last challenge for this month. Pick a title and make your layout! You have until the 28th to join any or all of our challenges. Be sure to check out the Lasting Memories blog and see which title the other team members chose.

I am also linking this up to the Paper Issues - You Rule the School link party.  (8/31/15)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
 


8 comments:

  1. Wow this layout turned out great Lori :) You did a great job with the sketch. Good for Abby to have a goal like that and follow through on all those years :) Very impressive and she will be wanted by many companys when she is ready to hit the work force with that kind of attitude

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  2. I love the color palette you used for your layout and this journaling pocket is brilliant! Congrats to your clever daughter too. :)

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  3. Lovely page Lori and I too love how you added the pocket at top for the journal card....congrat's to your beautiful daughter I know you and your family are just beaming with pride.

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  4. Good for Abby and for mom. What a wonderful layout. I love the pocket and the sketch you used.

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You need to post these pages using this line on Bella Blvd's Facebook page!!! I love how you have used this line, love the story and LOVE the hidden journaling pocket!!!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You need to post these pages using this line on Bella Blvd's Facebook page!!! I love how you have used this line, love the story and LOVE the hidden journaling pocket!!!

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  7. What an accomplishment for Abby! Good for her for being so dedicated to getting top notch grades! I'm so glad she was rewarded with top student honors - I know she couldn't have done it without the love and support of her family!
    Your page is wonderful! I love the angle and the papers you chose! What a great way to include the journaling, too! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a bit behind, but all I can say is it was a very busy week in our house!

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  8. Beautiful page and story!!! LOVE how you used this collection on this fabulous page!!

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