Thursday, July 30, 2009

Welcome to our FIRST Memories Always - Forever Blog Hop!


Welcome to our FIRST Memories Always - Forever Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a Design Team Member for this wonderful site.

(If you have arrived here any other way than through the blog hop, please click here to be taken to the MAF homepage and start at the beginning of the hop.)

Memories Always - Forever (MAF) has been created as a place where members can rally together as a crafting community, showcase their crafting talents, share their ideas, learn, and participate in exciting challenges.

Not a member of MAF yet? Why not??? We are new and ready to go! All we need is you to help make the site rock!!

As a Scrapbooking Design Team Member, I hope to encourage you to have a bit of fun with your pages and will be hosting Funday Monday this month - I encourage you to join in! My motto is 'there is no wrong way to scrap' because it's all really about preserving your family's memories in a way that is attractive to you, right? My style changes and evolves with each picture I take or each memory that I savor; I love every page that I do and never redo something once it's in my book. I recently made this LO of myself and my daughter wearing the colorful native costume of Okinawa. We took these same photos 10 years ago, and think we will do it again in another 10! The style of the LO is a bit bright for me, but the memory is documented and cherished, just the same. In the other LO, I took a photo of my husband by the river during a sunset. The colors are muted, the design more lavish than the other LO, but I love this page too. I really couldn't pick a favorite as they both document wonderful memories for me.






Anyone who knows me knows that I love to give gifts, prizes or RAKs and I will be doing just that throughout my time as a Design Team Member with Memories Always - Forever. To win a special RAK from me, comment on this blog post about one of your favorite memories.

Then hop on over to here to visit Monica's blog and see what this talented girlie is up to! The contests end Sunday at midnight EST, but the fun at Memories Always - Forever is sure to be never ending!

Be sure to complete the entire MAF Hop to be entered to win the great MAF blog candy shown above!

(If at any point on the hop you happen to get lost or off track just check back on the Memories Always - Forever home page for the hop list.)

I can't wait to meet you and get to know you through our scrappin' ventures at Memories Always - Forever in the coming months! I'll see you in the challenges, talk to you on the forums and meanwhile - thanks for joining me on the Memories Always - Forever Blog Hop!

20 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

I love that picture with the sun in the hand! How neat is that!! I'm hopin'....

Lailani said...

That blue and red in your LO is great! I love your work and can't wait to see more:)

Heather the Mooselover said...

I love your layouts- especially Bingata Babes. Hop, hop, hop

irishirish15 said...

I'm having fun on the hop! One of my favorite memories is my trip to Ireland with my husband. It was so beautiful and relaxing plus we met some relatives and had fun with them. We can't wait to take our kids when they are a little older.

Thanks for the opportunity at your fun RAK - off to hop! :) Eileen

ToccaraFeliciano said...

love your LO's On to the next hop!

Charisma3103 said...

Memories gotta love them my fav memory hmm is watching myy 2 oldest boys blowing up condoms thinking they were balloons it was to hilarius. Hopping along

connie said...

I'm hoppin' - love the LO with the sun! One of my favorite memories is the birth of my children and grandchildren.

Beth S said...

Great layouts. Hmmm fav memory to scrap has to be time spent at the beach with my dogs, nephew and niece. Lots of fun and laughs in the summer.

Mary said...

love the LO!! looks like a card i jus did for hop-stop #1 :D i have lots of fun memories from the beach...but i think my FAVE memory was when we took my 4 yr old daughter (then she was only abt 2) to the beach for the first time and she wouldn't even put her feet down in the sand!

Sandy said...

I just love that Mosaic layout! I'm hopping on!

StacyC said...

Beautiful layouts. One of my fave memories is when my dh and I went to Malibu for our 9th anniversary. We walked on the beach and drew our names in the sand... Fun times...

kath said...

Great stuff, I love the idea of repeating the same activity every few years. One of my favorite memories that I have scrapped was playing mini golf with my 3 kids this year in Texas.
I'm hopping on!
Kathy Williams

Terria said...

Just hopping and visiting :)

Luisa said...

Awesome blog Theresa!!!
My favoritite memories are from my childhood with my 2 sisters, brother and 3 cousins. The whole gang together playing on the grass, beach, patio, wherever. We were so united and fun... Those are my greatest memories so far.

HazelQ said...

Cute layout! I like the colors and your blog :) I look forward to join your challenges! I have a lot of favorite memories so it's hard to pick one, so I'll just say that college, being with my friends and my bf are memories I'll cherish forever :)

DreamGal said...

My mind is full of memories of times with my mom & dad (both now deceased) and brothers. But my memory that helps me through the day, is of swimming in our pool with all 3 of my grandsons and my 3 children on the 4th. My daughter's husband is Navy, and at the end of the month, duty is calling them to Bangor, Washington. This will probably be the last time we are all together for a couple of years.

Tonya said...

Your layouts are fabulous. The photo in the second one is gorgeous!!

One of my favorite memories is when I married my best friend from high school.

vanessa Gutierrez said...

Hi Theresa! I am hopping! I was so touched that you never redo anything of what you did! You're right that anything you do is beautiful and scrapping is a way of preserving memories. Well, I did redo 2 of my lo before when I was just starting and I guess after reading your blog, no matter what I will not redo anything :D

Loree said...

I like the differences in your pages. I choose colors and shades and styles based on the content, so it's nice to see that others choose varied styles and colors. I love the grids. I tend to take pictures when I travel, so I plan to try the technique you showed with the gridding.
Favorite memories...reading with my children...

Elizabeth R. said...

Love the layouts but I especailly love the photo hold the sun.