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!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday's Inspirational Sketch #8

Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week! Here's a fun sketch for you to try out and we hope to see you play along with this week's challenge!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Creative Thinking with "Kelli" - Using Chipboard In Your Layouts

Hi all! Kelli here with this weeks "Creative Thinking" tutorial which is all about chipboard! Here we go!!

Chipboard Covered With Paper


1. Adhesive sheets (a retired product from CTMH that I
purchased sooooooo many packages of when the retired) or any
adhesive of your choice.

2. Dimensional Elements from CTMH, otherwise known
as Chipboard! In letters and shapes.

3. Finishing Files by CTMH were the perfect tool to
finish the edges of my letters. You can use your
favorite sanding tools!

* Trace your letter or shape onto your adhesive sheet
* Trace your letter face down onto the "wrong" side of the paper you're using to cover your chipboard
* Adhere the adhesive sheet to the chipboard
* Adhere the paper to the chipboard
* Use your finishing tools to file off the excess paper around the edges of the chipboard

If you are not using adhesive sheets, use the same tracing method directly onto your paper and follow the remaining steps adhering your paper to the chip board with an adhesive of your choice.

Co-ordinating 3D letters for you Project is easy and fun!

Chipboard Sprayed With Homemade Glimmer Mist

This glimmer spray paint is super shinny and glittery when light reflects one way on it.
Then you see the rich close to my heart colour when the light reflects another way.
It's very scientific!! Not! Very Simple! Yes!

Mix 50 % Create a Shade Glimmer paint by Close to My Heart and 50% alcohol (you can get it at you local $1 store) Now add as much Colour Re-inker in your Favorite Close to My Heart Shade to get your desired colour in a small spray bottle (again your local $1 store). Shake it up really well and you get a fabulous glimmer spay paint that you can use for many different projects!

Simple, Cheap, Beautiful!
Chipboard Sponged with Ink

This is a simple technique, take a spone dauber, or a sponge, press on ink pad to collect ink, dab on chip board until you get desired texture or colour!

Here are some examples of my work with Chipboard.

A large chipboard circle sprayed with home made CTMH glimmer mist.

Letters and a heat shape sponged with a CTMH ink pad.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Challenge #8 - Chipboard and Fall Colors

Good morning everyone!! Thanks so much for joining us last week. For last week's Top 3, click here! This week, we're challenging you to use BOTH chipboard AND fall colors on your layout! How fun is this!! The DT have put together some amazing layouts to get you started. We can't wait to see what you come up with. You have till Saturday, October 2nd @ 9pm EST to link your layout below in order to be considered for Top 3 next Sunday! Can't wait to see what you create! Have fun!

Pris - Check out the details of this layout at my blog: ScrapArt by Pris
Tag, Hearts and Numbers are all Chip Board!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Your Top 3 For Circles, Scallops or Squares!

Hello!! Thank you so much for joining us last week! We're really enjoying seeing all your creations and it's fun seeing everyone's interpretations of each of our challenges. Be sure to join us Sunday morning at 9am EST for your next challenge! Here's your Top 3 for last week!! In no particular order...

Congratulations girls! Hope you join us again! Be sure to grab your Top 3 badge below!

Lasting Memories

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Inspiration!

Good morning! I wanted to share this layout, I thought it was super neat!! Thank you to Anesha for joining us this week! You can still join us this week! Click HERE for this week's challenge. You have till Saturday evening at 9pm EST!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday's Inspirational Sketch #7

Good morning everyone! It's Wednesday again and time for another sketch!! I thought this would be a fun one to try, let's see what you can do with it!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Challenge #7 - Circles, Squares or Scallops!

Hello! Sorry, we're a little late today, but here we are and we've got some amazing inspiration for ya! This week we're challenging you to use "circles, squares and scallops" on your layout. We've also made a little change..instead of having till Friday at 9pm, you now have till Saturday at 9pm EST to play along! Top 3 AND new challenges will be posted together every Sunday. So, let's get out those tools and see what you can come up with to play along with us this week! Remember, click on the DT names to visit their blogs to see how they did their layouts.Challenge closes Saturday, September 25 @ 9pm EST.

Priscilla- Details about this layout can be found at ScrapArt by Pris... Check it out!

You can find more details about this layout on my blog


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday's Inspirational Sketch #6

It's Wednesday and you know what that means! Here's another sketch for you to try! You can find more here!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Challenge #6 - Out of the Box

Good morning! This week at Lasting Memories, we're challenging you to make a layout that is completely "out of the box" for you!! I thought this would be a fun one and anything goes, right? We can't wait to see what you create!! Remember, we are now going WEEKLY with our challenges!! How exciting, right?? Also, don't forget to visit Mandy for the winner of our last challenges candy! Now here's some inspiration from the DT to get you started! Remember to link your LO below so we can come and visit.
Check out my blog for more pictures x

Please visit my blog for more information regarding my
"Out of the Box" Layout!

check out my blog for more details!

Out of the Box for me is a mosaic picture.
Very easy to do and way cool effect!

Visit me to see how I did this little pull tab!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Top 3 For Our Sentiment Journey Challenge!

Good morning! Thank you for joining us last week for our "Sentimental Journey" challenge. This week's Top 3, in no particular order, is...

Congratulations girls! Hope you join us again! Be sure to grab your Top 3 badge below! Have a great day!

Lasting Memories

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Time's Ticking!

Hi all!! Just a reminder, it's almost time for a new challenge! You still have time to enter our current challenge, but hurry! Time runs out Friday at 9pm EST!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

"Sentimental" Inspiration from Sarah

Hello all! Hope everyone is enjoying their long wknd. It's been nothing but clouds and rain here, but hey, it's a 3 day wknd, right?? I was just checking out our entries for our current challenge, and I love this story from Sarah and wanted to share. You'll have to visit her blog so you can see the actual journalling. I just found it so sweet.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Inspiration!

Good morning! Today's inspiration comes to us from Jeanette. I thought this was quite pretty and wanted to share. You still have time to join our CURRENT challenge and we've also provided a fun SKETCH for you to try! We hope to see you play along!!If you're a little stuck on where to start with this challenge, have a peek at Suezie's "Creative Thinking" tutorial and you'll be on your way!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday's Inspirational Sketch #5

Hello!! Here's another Wednesday Inspiration Sketch for you! You can find lots more HERE. Hope you get a chance to join us this week. Our CURRENT challenge is "Sentimental Journey" using your PC. Be sure to check it out and then come and play along!

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