Our "Scrappy" Friends!


Hello fellow scrapbookers!!! Welcome to "Lasting Memories" which is all about LAYOUTS!! Yes, JUST layouts! There are no cards allowed here. We have weekly themed challenges, but you have the whole month to get in on the fun! Our challenges begin each Sunday at 8am EST and all 4 challenges will end on the date listed on the sidebar at 6pm EST. At month's end, we will choose a GDT to join us for a month! Only one entry per challenge, and no back-linking is allowed since we would love to know that we "challenged" you. We look forward to challenging you and helping you get your pages completed!

Specialized Hosting Sites

A lot of crafters use specialized hosting sites that not all of us have access to. We just wanted to let you know that if we don't comment, it's because we don't have access - but we see your work here at LM and appreciate your taking the time to link up and show off your style!!

Friday, December 31, 2010

"A Winter Theme" Submission

Happy New Years Eve my friends! What plans do you have for this evening? The last few years we've had a quiet evening at home with finger foods and some good movies. A nice way to end the holidays as well as the year. My parents pop by for a bit and make their rounds with us 3 kids and then it's time for them to hunker down too. So, today's submission comes to us from Libeeti. I think is just so cute. Time is running out quickly for my current DT call. If you'd like to join me, today is your last day!! Come on out and show me your stuff. Can't wait to see it!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Eva's Winter" Submission

I have to say, I LOVE this layout, seeing as we're major pet lovers in our house! We also have a kitty that looks just like Eva! Today's submission comes to us from Anesha. Just love this. Stay tuned for more submissions tmw!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Ice Times" Submission

Good morning!! Today's submission comes to us from PaperJunkie. Be sure to pop over and see how she did this layout. Super cute huh? DT call is coming to end soon, so if you'd like to join my team, you can find all the info here. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Theme Submission

Today's submission comes to us from Tammy. Isn't this pretty? So many elements, layers and dimensions! Thanks for joining us Tammy! If you'd like to try out for my DT, please click HERE!

Monday, December 27, 2010

"Winter Layout" Submission

Hello friends! I hope this post finds you all well fed, happy and rested!! I know we certainly are!! Today's submission comes to us from Dragonlady. I love all the elements in this layout. Very well done! Interested in joining my DT??? Check out all the details HERE! Hurry, time is running out!

Friday, December 24, 2010

"Rare To Snow In El Paso" Submission

How excited are all those little ones out there? Santa comes tonight!! Even I'M excited!! Todays submission comes to us from Denise. I love the colors and design of this layout and that's quite a bit of snow for a 'rare' ocassion! Come on out and join us by the new year! You can find our current challenge and DT call right HERE! Have a Merry Christmas Eve my friends!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Let It Snow" Submission

Good morning! As promised, here's another submission!! This one comes from Leisa. Be sure to hop over and leave her a comment. Isn't this gorgeous? Love it!! Don't forget to play along with us and if you're interested, try out for my DT. You'll find our current challenge and info right HERE!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"We {{heart}} Snow!" Submission

Isn't this darling?? I was going through all the entries so far and I'm going to show case them over the next few days as we head into Christmas and then the New Year. I can't wait to show you as they're all so good!! This one comes to us from Lauren, so be sure to hop on over and visit her blog!

Reminder: Right now I'm running a DT call and if you're interested, HERE's all the details! REMEMBER TO ADD DT BY YOUR NAME WITH YOUR ENTRY PLEASE! We'd also love for you to just play along too!! Come and join us and show off those layouts!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Inspiration

Hello! I was doing some blog hopping and came across this gorgeous winter layout on Pris's blog and wanted to share. Don't forget to check out our CURRENT challenge and DT Call!!! Have a great day!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Challenge #19 - Winter Theme, Last Post for 2010 AND a DT Call for 2011!

Good morning friends!! We have a few things happening this week...first and foremost, since this is our last post with my current DT, I'd like to send a personal message to them:

I want to thank you all SO much for joining me on my first challenge blog adventure. You've all been super supportive and I've loved getting to know you. I wasn't sure about running a challenge blog as I know it's a huge commitment, but then I thought, what a great way to get working on those layouts!! So, I jumped in with both feet and ran my DT call. You've all stepped up to the plate and I've loved your work and I do hope you'll join us in the new year when you can!!! Don't be strangers!!

I also want to thank all of you who have joined us the last few months and inspired us with YOUR layouts as well. It's really neat seeing everyone's idea's on each challenge and I look forward to seeing more in the new year!!

Now onto this week's layout! We're challenging you to make a "winter themed" layout.With the Christmas season upon us, this will be our last challenge for 2010. You have till Friday, December 31 @ 9pm EST to join us. We hope you can find time to play along with us!

Are you interested in trying out for my DT? I'm looking for 7 people, so with myself, we'll have a DT of 8. Here's what I'm looking for & what you need to know:
  • You will be signing on for 4 mths (Jan - Apr)
  • Each challenge is posted on Sunday mornings at 8am EST, so pls have your post ready to go, on the challenge blog, by 9pm EST Saturday as I'll just pre-post
  • I would like it if you could try and comment on as many entries as you can, including the DT
  • I will send you out a full calendar in advance so you can work at your own pace
  • There may be a blog hop within your DT period, so I ask that you join in
  • Most important...HAVE FUN AND NO STRESS!!! If for some reason you can't join on a particular week, I ask that you make mention of our challenge on your blog and then just send me a quick email, it's that easy! I know we all get busy and sometimes things come up that are more important, no worries!!
How do you apply?? Play along with this week's challenge and add DT with your name. I'll be contacting my 7 new members on Saturday, January 1 and we'll be back in full swing on Sunday, January 8!!! 

Now onto some great inspiration from my DT to get your started...please join us and show us your winter themed layouts. Have a safe and happy holiday season and we'll see you back here in the new year! Join me on Sunday, January 2 as I introduce my new DT and then join us on Sunday, January 8th as we kick off the new year with some great challenges to get those layouts completed!!!

Pris: To see more great winter layouts, head over to ScrapArt by Pris!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Challenge #18 - Christmas Inspirational Photo

Good morning! Sorry we're a day late this week. With Christmas coming up quickly, it makes it a very busy time of year. Thank you all for joining us last week, we had some great entries!! Last week's Top 3 are:

Now grab your TOP 3 badge and display it on your blog! Congrats girls!

Lasting Memories

This week we have a fun challenge. See the photo below? Your challenge this week is a "Christmas Photo Inspiration" challenge. What do you find inspiring about this pic?? Is it the calmness, the tree, the lights? Show us your inspiration! You have till next Saturday, Dec 11 at 9pm EST to join us. 

Here's some work from the DT:


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Challenge #17 - Layering and 3D Effects

Hello!! We're a little late today, but this time of year is just super busy! Thank you so much for joining us last week. It was really neat seeing how you recycled items from your craft rooms and to see the idea's out there. This week is a nice easy challenge. All you need to do is "layer and/or add a 3D effect" to your layout!! Can't wait to see those pages! You have till next Saturday at 9pm EST to join us! Here's some awesome inspiration from the DT!

Designed by Suezie

Designed by Karen

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Challenge #16 - Recycle It!

Good morning!! Thanks to everyone who played along with our cricut/die cut challenge last week! You guys ROCKED this challenge! Again, top 3, so hard to choose, but here you go! In no particular order:
Now grab your badge girls! You deserve it!

Lasting Memories

Now onto this week's challenge which is "RECYCLE IT"! What the heck does that mean? Even I wondered that, since this was an idea given to me! So, what it means is this: look around and see all that ribbon, paper, even cards, buttons and doodad's you've collected over time? Recycle it on your layouts!! That's it!! Have a peek at what the DT came up with and be inspired to join us again this week. Can't wait to see your creations and what you recycle! Just link your layouts below before next Sat at 9pm EST to be considered for Top 3!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Challenge #15 - Use Your Cricut (or any die cuts if you don't have a cricut)

Hello!! Thanks for joining us last week! It's always so neat to see how creative everyone is and I personally love seeing all the takes on our weekly challenges. Before we get to this week's challenge and top 3, I'd like to say farewell to Kristie. Kristie has decided to step down from the DT and we wish her all the best!! Play along when you can...!

Now onto this week's Top 3 in no particular order: (this was SO hard this week!)
Congrats! Now grab your badge and display it on your blog!

Lasting Memories

Now onto this week's challenge and it's another fun one!! We want to see you get that cricut out and use your favorite cartridges on your layout!! Don't have a cricut? No problem! Any die cuts will do!! We can't wait to see what you come up with!! Have a peek at what the DT came up with to get you started and then come and play along. Just link your layout up below by Saturday, Nov 20 at 9pm EST! Have fun!

Pris: for more great layouts using your Cricut... check out ScrapArt by Pris!

Used her Big shot and dies for this


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Challenge #14 - "Punch" It Out AND Top 3!!

Hello!! Thanks to everyone who played along last week. Love all the sewing techniques!! We can even do our Top 3! YAY!! So, this week's Top 3, in no particular order:

  1. li-bee-ti
  2. ileana
  3. irit
Now grab your TOP 3 badge and display it on your blog! Congrats girls!

Lasting Memories

This week is another fun and easy challenge. All you have to do is use your punches on your layout! How easy is that!! You have till next Saturday, November 13 at 9pm EST to join the fun. Just link your layout below. Now have a peek at what the DT came up with! LOVE it!! Have a great day!

Pris: for more great layouts, head over to ScrapArt by Pris!
Designed by Suezie

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Winner Of Our Flip Flap Challenge!

Hi friends! Sorry I'm a little late with this one...the winner of last week's flip flap challenge is:


Thank you so much for playing along! Please email me your address so I can get your CTMH flip flaps out to you!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Challenge #13 - Sewing

Good morning friends! Well, I'm back from vacation and haven't had a chance to get my personal layout done for this week's challenge, but you have to check out what my DT put together. This week we're asking you to try stitching/sewing on your layouts! Here's a couple links for ideas:

I have to have a look at last week's challenge to choose a winner, so I'll be back soon with that!! Hope you all have a chance to join us and play along this week. You have till next Sat at 9pm EST. Just link it up below!

Pris: for more great layouts head over to ScrapArt by Pris

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Challenge #12 - Flip Flaps - Play along this week for a chance to win a pack of your own!

Good morning! Thanks for joining us last week! This week we're challenging you to use Flip Flaps on your layouts! These are SO fun! I personally LOVE using them. You can add so many more photo's to your layouts without having to worry how they'll all fit. Check out what the DT came up with to inspire you and then hop on in to play along! For every entry linked up, you'll have a chance to win a package of CTMH "Flip Flaps" compliments of Karen! Winner to be announced with next week's challenge. You have till Saturday, October 30th at 9pm EST to play along! So, let's see what you can do with your flip flaps to show off those pages!

Pris: for super cool details on this layout, checkout my blog, ScrapArt by Pris!

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