Sunday, December 13, 2015

Lasting Memories #272 - He Is So Silly

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend. We have been having such warm, beautiful weather - it's hard to remember that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! It feels more like spring out there! The weatherman is saying that by the end of the week we will be back to normal highs of mid to upper 40's. That's not too bad, and maybe it will really get me in the mood for Christmas!

There is a new challenge up over at Lasting Memories today. The theme for December has been "Funny Holidays" and today's challenge is celebrating National Ding a Ling Day! Here is a little more about this holiday:

Date When Celebrated : Always December 12Today is  National Ding-a-Ling Day, a very special day to "Ring your Bell".  Nope, we're not talking about the Salvation Army Bell Ringers, standing with their bells and kettles, outside of every store in the country. On National Ding-a-Ling Day, you should brace yourself for bizarre and crazy behavior, from all of the people you encounter today. Even normally conservative people have been known to go a little crazy on this day. Some people say this is a day for wackos, lunatics, and others who are off their rocker. We say, it is simply a day to cut loose, act a little weird. What do you do to celebrate this day? Be ever vigilant to the ding-a-lings that will come out of the woodwork. Ding-a-Lings will be everywhere: on the road, on the street, in stores, and even in your house! We suggest you get into the holiday spirit, and become a ding-a-ling yourself......But, please do so for just one day.  
For the record: Ding-a-Lings and Ding Bats are not quite the same thing.
"National Ding-a-ling Day"

Our challenge to you is to make a layout about funny people, things comedic, anything funny. Or switch it up and scrap about a funny holiday happening (such as elf on the shelf).

Now if we are all honest, there are times when we are all ding a lings, so this shouldn't be too hard of a challenge! And when you have kids, well, there's a good chance that they can act like a ding a ling on a daily basis!

These photos are of my oldest son when he was about 4 or 5. I know - bad scrapbooker not having the date on the back of the photos! I do remember this day, when he decided he needed to clean his ears and then thought it was pretty funny to walk around with the Q-tips stuck in his ear, like a crazy robot! And of course this was back when he liked/wanted me to take pictures of him when he was being silly! He still knows how to put a smile on my face - every single day!

I used this fun sketch from December 4th at ScrapMuch? for my layout:

I added in just a little bit of hidden journaling on a tag behind the photos. I also used Simple Stories 24/7 collection - it had the perfect word stickers for this layout!
Be sure to check out ScrapMuch - they have fabulous sketches every Friday, and you have until the 29th to join in!
Head on over to the Lasting Memories blog to see what kind of ding a lings the rest of the design team scrapped about!
Don't forget - I am offering up the prize at Lasting Memories this month. All you have to do to enter is to join in on any or all of our challenges this month. You have until the 26th to link up your layouts for a chance to win this super cute paper pack:
Happy Place Collection Kit - Fancy Pants
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!



  1. Fantastic page, Lori! I really like the combination of papers and colours you used! Thanks for joining us at ScrapMuch?! :o)

  2. Fantastic layout you did great with the sketch :) He is so cute :) Kids can do the darndest things sometimes what a great moment to capture :)

  3. Great take on the sketch! Love your choise of papers. Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  4. Such a great age, perfect use of that collection too! Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  5. Oh MY!!! I have marked my calendar to REMEMBER this day ALWAYS ;P
    Great title and page
    Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?

  6. What an awesome layout and a great take on the sketch! Glad you could join in the fun over at ScrapMuch?

  7. Great take on the sketch. I love that paper line too! Thanks for playing along with us at ScrapMuch?

  8. Love your layout Lori....everything pops off the dark background. Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

  9. Adorable pics and layout. Love that you used Simple Stories.

  10. Great title and I {heart} all the cork accents! Thank you for sharing at Scrap Much?!

  11. Ha! Love the layout! Such a fun day to celebrate! Thanks for joining us at ScrapMuch?

  12. Great take on the sketch. Love the colors you used along with the embellishments - and the fun title. Thanks for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  13. What a fun page! Your layout is wonderful!