Sunday, June 4, 2017

Aunt Kay - Lasting Memories #347

Hello everyone! Good Sunday morning to you! I hope you are having a good weekend. We have been busy this weekend with prepping our yard for a new pool. Lots of hard work, but it will be totally worth it!

I haven't had a chance to play along with our challenges at Lasting Memories in forever it seems. It's not that I haven't wanted to, life in May was just so incredibly busy. It seems that things might be slowing down just a bit and I'm hopeful that I will be playing along more regularly now.

For the month of June we are concentrating on June Holiday Insights. Tina has picked out a few unusual holidays in June for us to base our layout on. This week our challenge is based off of a June 4th holiday - "Old Maid's Day". Old Maid's Day is a day to bring awareness to those of us who have not yet found (and caught) our soul mate. Our challenge to you is to create a layout about a single in your life or even a layout about you when you were/are single.

I have made a layout about my Aunt Kay. She is the best aunt ever and has always been like a second mother to me. I have so many fond memories of summertime trips, sleepovers, and just fun days spent at her house growing up, and we are still making those fun memories even now! In fact, she just called yesterday asking us to come in and play board/card games with her now that the kids are out of school!

She has never been married, and as far as I know, never wanted to be! She was a teacher and then a school counselor before she retired. She loved to play tennis, loved to take photographs - and when we were younger she would turn those into slides and in the summer we would have "movie night" and watch the slide show - and  she has always been a baseball fan. She always came to the kids ballgames when they played, and is always ready and willing to help out in any way that she can.

As you can see, I am going to have a whole lot to say about my aunt! I think this may be one of those times that I make another 12x12 layout just for journaling!

For my layout I have used Maggie Holmes' Bloom collection and a sketch from Pagemaps from June 2017.

Head on over to Lasting Memories to see the beautiful and fun layouts from the rest of the design team. We have a $20 gift certificate to any online store for one lucky winner, so you better play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I will be back soon with another project to share with you!


  1. She sounds like a wonderful person! What a great tribute!

  2. Great LO- so pretty and delicate yet strong with that banner to anchor everything. Lovely, classy and what a phenomenal lady to have in your family!! Please let her read this wonderful post, I'll bet she will be thrilled! :) (Wish I could meet her! She sounds awesome.)