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!!

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!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Creative Thinking With Kelli - Making Handmade Flowers

Making Handmade Paper Flowers is one of my favorite things to do.  I hope you find the following helpful.

Punch 2 scalloped circles.
Fold in half then fold in half again so you have 4 equal quarters.
Cut one fold into the centre.
Fold in between each scallop in an accordion pattern.
Glue your two folded pieces together to form one circle. 
attach an embellishment of your choice to the middle.

Peonies are beautiful full flowers that start as tight balls, which are opened with the help of ants and other insects in your garden, and open into stunning soft flowers.

You need three scalloped circles (size depends on you size preferance-the larger the circle the larger the flower) and one strip of paper scalloped at the top.

punch or free hand cut your scalloped circles (3)
at this point if you wish you can sponge colour onto your flower  

Cut inwards between each petal

take a rounded tool, I just used a kitchen spoon and start at the outside of the petal (laying on a soft work matt or a mouse pad) and pull inward, it will round the petal upwards and in toward the centre

take the flower in your hand and squish the petals inward toward the centre and release


use the same technique with your tool or spoon to curl the petals on the straight paper, then petal by petal tool the straight paper to the end. place one round flower on your work surface, put a drop of your favorite glue ( mine is liquid glass by Close to My Heart ) in the bottom of the flower, set in your next flower, more glue, your third flower, more glue then your rolled piece. Again squish your flower together and hold it for a minute.

Then you have a lovely Paper Peony for you next project!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Challenge #11 - Scrapbook It With Handmade Flowers

Hello! Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! Karen is away on vacation for 2 weeks, so Kelli will be stepping in to make sure we're up and running smoothly! It's Sunday and that means time for another Lasting Memories challenge!! Thank you for playing along last week! This week we're challenging you to make (and use) handmade flowers on your layouts. We're really excited to see all the different creativity on this challenge. Check out what the DT came up with and then come on out and play along! You have till Saturday, Oct 23 at 9pm EST to join us.


Pris- Check out how I made these flowers at ScrapArt by Pris!

(who cheated just a bit [oops!] and used handmade flowers purchased from Etsy)


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Challenge #10 - Emboss Your Pages

Good morning! Thank you so much for joining us last week! We look forward to seeing more and more of your creations!! Now on to this week's challenge!! We're challenging you to using embossing on your layouts!! Whether you choose to emboss with powder and a heat gun, dry emboss or emboss with your cuttlebug, we can't wait to see what you create! Here's some inspiration from the DT to get you started. Don't forget to link up below so we can come visit you! You have till next Saturday at 9pm EST to get linked up to be considered for our Top 3. New challenge and Top 3 will be posted next Sunday morning!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some Inspiration!

Morning! Today's inspiration comes to us from Cathie. I just love how she did her pocket to hold her memories on this layout!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday's Inspirational Sketch #10

Hello! I tried really hard to find a sketch that you could use for this week's challenge. I thought this one worked quite well as you could use the bottom piece as a pocket! Give it a try and don't forget to link up HERE!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Challenge #9 - Fancy Folds or Folders (Pockets)

Good morning everyone!! Hope everyone has enjoyed their wknd and ready to get into some scrapbooking! So, I was looking at our visitor counter today and WOW! We're over 1000 hits! Thank you SO much for visiting us! We'd like to thank you with a little blog candy this week. How do you enter? As you visit our blogs, some of us will be giving away some candy along the way. All you have to do is leave a comment. If you'd like to share with your friends, that would be great too! All winners will be announced with next weeks challenge.

This week's challenge is "Fancy Folds or Folders (Pockets)". What does that mean? Well, fancy paper folds could be turning down your corners, making a flower, anything you like! What's a folder? Well, this could be an embossing FOLDER or it could be a little folder to hold some memorabilia! It's all up to you! I've added some links from You Tube with some great tutorials and ideas to get you started. We can't wait to see what you create!! Be sure to link your creation below in order to be considered for the Top 3 by Saturday, Oct 9th at 9pm EST. Here's some inspiration from the DT to get your creative minds going!


Pris- Check it out at ScrapArt by Pris!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hey all! Just a little reminder that you only have till tmw evening at 9pm EST to enter this week's challenge! Here's a little inspiration from Mandy....check out her blog to see how she did her layout! Once your done there, dig out those pics and play along with us. Top 3 and new challenge to be posted on Sunday morning! Not sure where to start? Try following this week's sketch!

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