Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hello My Name Is... Lasting Memories #295

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday to you! We are right in the middle of a nice long weekend here in the states, and I have been enjoying every minute of it! It has been busy, but it's been filled with lots of family time, and I love that!

We are almost into a new month (can you believe it is almost June?!) and that means a new theme and a new set of challenges over at Lasting Memories. For the month of June, our theme will be, "All About Me". Our first challenge is, "The Meaning Of My Name".

My name is Lori, and as I said in my journaling, I've never been a big fan of it, but I don't really dislike it, either. Here is what I found out about the meaning of my name - and what I said in my journaling:

Lori...the meaning of my name:

English origin - with the meaning - Laurel tree or sweet bay tree - symbolic of honor and victory.

It was kind of fun researching the meaning of my name. I've never really been a fan of it, but I don't dislike it either. While researching I found out that people with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable,loving family or community, and a need to work with others and be appreciated. I find this to
be true with the way that I am. 

I know the reason my Mom and Dad picked this name for me was because I was their last hope for a boy. They had already had 3 girls and were hoping I would be a boy - no such luck for them!

My grandpa's name was Lawrence, and Lori is the feminine version of that name, so I guess I was 
named after my Poppy! I'm thinking Lori is not so bad after all!

Here is a look at the hidden journaling:

I finally broke down and used the beautiful Maggie Holmes Bloom collection for this layout. I love the papers and the colors in this collection, and thought I had better start using it instead of just hoarding all the pretty papers. I also used a couple of flair pieces and ephemera pieces that I have had laying out on my desk for ages.

I also (loosely) based my layout on this Week 4 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy - I'm barely getting it in by the deadline!

Check out the Lasting Memories blog to see the layouts from the rest of the design team. Design Team member Wendy is offering up a fun prize for this month, so be sure to check that out as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!


  1. Great layout Lori, love the picture of you and I like the name.

  2. Love your beautiful page and bright color!Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  3. Love this Lori! Such a pretty page!

  4. Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  5. Wonderful page Lori!!!! I found your approach interresting!!!! I think Lori is a such a beautiful name, I love it!!!! Thank you for joining us @LGS!

  6. Beautiful page! Thanks for joining us at LGS :)

  7. What a wonderful page and your colour choice is perfect. You did great with the sketch. Thanks for joining in at Let's Get Sketchy.

  8. Nice layout and interesting how your name reflects your desires.