Sunday, December 9, 2012

No Snow at Lasting Memories

I am this month's Guest Designer at Lasting Memories.  The theme of this week's challenge is "No Snow".  As I was going through my pictures, I found one of me as a little girl blowing out the candles on a birthday cake.  And oh do I remember that cake.  It was the best tasting yellow cake with lemon filling.  Yes, those are Christmas decorations you see on the top of the cake.  It's the nativity scene and "Come All Ye Faithful" is written on the side.  My parents always bought birthday cakes for me and my sisters from a local bakery.  Since my birthday is four days before Christmas, it was not unusual to have Christmas colors on my cake.  This particular year, my mom specifically got this cake to remind me and my sisters of the true meaning of Christmas.  She wanted us to look beyond receiving gifts from Santa.  I hope to spread the same message to my girls.  Jesus is the reason for the season.  Merry Christmas.

This week's challenge is being sponsored by Cedar Chest Designs.  One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to her store.  Katie was so sweet by allowing the designers to choose an image or paper from her store. 

Supplies used:
background paper from my stash
printed paper - from the dollar bin at Target
cupcakes digitial stamp - Cedar Chest Designs; colored with Crayola Watercolor colored pencils
The above LO is based off a sketch at Stuck On U Sketches.

Til next time,


  1. Hi Melissa, what wonderful memories and fabulous layout - just gotta love cake - and those cupcakes are so cute. Thank you for playing along with us as STUCK ON YOU SKETCHES. Have a great day. BFN Carole

  2. Merry Christmas and a almost Happy Birthday. great layout so glad your sharing your memories with us

  3. Melissa this is so bright and happy! 4 days before Christmas?? My brother's is on the 22nd and to this day it bums him. Wonderful layout for this challenge!! So great to see your work here!!

  4. What a cute layout, Melissa!!! Love the bright colors, and the cupcakes are too cute!!! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS!!! Hugs!!

  5. Great layout Melissa, love the bright colours, perfect for a birthday page. The floating cupcakes are too cute. Thanks for using our sketch and joining us at SOUS!

  6. Love what you did with this sketch! What a GREAT memory! Thanks for showing us a bit of your talent!

  7. this is just too too adorable Melissa :) thanks for playing with us at SOUS :)

  8. oh gee... your another Christmas baby too!?!?
    My husband is the 20th.. My brother the 19th.. My cousin the 23rd... lol..
    Anyway --- I LOVE this LO! the papers and colours are fabulous!! And we are so excited to have you with us this month as Guest for Lasting Memories.. :)
    Toni - LMDT

  9. Such a sweet Layout, love the colours! Happy to see it on SOUS.

  10. Thanks for playing with us at SOU. Your layout and picture is just adorable. Makes me

  11. What a great take on the sketch! Love the hanging cupcakes, too! Thanks for playing along with us at SOUS!