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!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Changes Coming for 2012!!

Hello friends!! Hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season!! We just wanted to give you a little sneak peak of what's to come in 2012 at Lasting Memories!! I've been wanting to make some changes and after talking to Michele, I think we've come up with some awesome ideas.

First off, I'd like to welcome back Denise!! Denise was on my DT in 2011 and even when she was no longer on my DT, she joined every challenge, always emailed me with new challenge idea's and was always in the loop. Her work is so inspiring. So, I emailed Michele and asked "What permanent position can we come up with that we can offer Denise?" Guess what!! Denise is now our "Challenge Co-ordinator"!! She has so many great idea's, that it just seemed perfect. So, welcome back Denise, welcome back!! We're super excited to have you!!!

Secondly, we still have our DT call going on (also a BIG giveaway - thank you Wendy!!!), but I've asked Suzanne and Amy to stay on board. Suzanne started as Guest DT and we decided we'd love to have her stay on for a full term to wow you some more!! Amy had a lot going on and was unable to fulfill her term as well as she had hoped, so I offered her the chance to redeem herself (LOL) and she accepted the challenge!! Bring on that inspiration Amy!!

Last but certainly not least, we're going to have some AWESOME new challenges in 2012!!! We can't wait for you to see them. We can't wait to show you all the new things we have coming up .. you're going to love it!!! We're SOOOO excited to kick off the new year!! Be sure to join us on Sunday, January 8th as we introduce our new DT and all our new and upcoming changes/challenges!!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Featured Layout - "Willie and Santa"... and DT CALL and GIVEAWAY Reminders!!

Hello!!!  It's Michele here today to bring you today's Featured layout from SUE!!  I love how she used our sketch for her adorable photo of "Willie & Santa."  The magic of Christmas definitely is shared in abundance with our four-legged friends!!  Congratulations SUE!!  Grab your "I was featured" badge and display proudly!!
Now that we are a whole 2 days past Christmas... I hope you all can settle and relax and conjour up a wonderful creative layout to share with all of us here for our Current Challenge!! A few fun reminders...
We are having a GIVEAWAY!!
AND... we are having a DT Call!!  :-)
You can see all the details HERE.  SUNDAY, January 1st it all ends! 
Thansk for visiting!  Hope to see you in the next few days.

Monday, December 26, 2011

DT Call & Giveaway Reminder!!

Don't forget! We have an AWESOME giveaway going on AND a DT call!! It all ends Sunday, January 2!!! Hurry and check it out and hope to 'see' you there!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Featured Layout - "Silent Night"

Good morning friends!! Thank you all who have joined our challenge so far! So fun seeing what everyone takes from our photo inspiration. Today's featured layout is from Julie, who is also trying out for my DT call!! This photo is just so sweet and precious. Beautiful. Congrats Julie and be sure to grab your Featured badge from the sidebar!! Thank you for joining us this week and good luck!!

Can you believe Christmas Day is almost here? I have lots of baking to do today, dinner with friends tonight, cooking turkey tmw .. of the hustle and bustle of the holidays!! If you want a really good laugh, check out my texting blunder and my Holiday Eating Tips. You'll have a good laugh, trust me!!!

Don't forget!! We have a new challenge, DT call AND a giveaway going on!! Find all the details here and hope you find some time to come and join us!!!

Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Featured Layout - "Grandma's Angels"

Good morning!!!! Karen here with another featured layout!! Thank you to Haven for entering this week and she's also trying out for the DT Call as well!!Good luck, Haven and thank you for joining us this week!

Just a reminder! We have a giveaway AND DT call going on for the next 2 weeks! Find all the details HERE!! Have a good one!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Featured Layout "Believe In The Magic Of Christmas"

When I saw this layout, I was amazed at how close to our inspirational photo it is!!! Today we're featuring Tina and I tell ya, I absolutely adore this layout. So soft and the innocence of a child. We need to stop and take a moment and really see Christmas through a child's eyes. I think we'll be amazed at what we see.

Just a reminder, Denise, you have a week to contact Michele in regards to your winnings!! We also have a new challenge, DT call and giveaway going on for 2 weeks. You can find it all out HERE!!

For those last minute shoppers (that was me this morning..lol) happy shopping, don't let the stress get ya!! Have a great evening everyone!!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

LMCB #69 - Holiday Cheer, A Giveaway & DT Call!

Good morning friends!!! Before we get started, lets see who won last week's giveaway, chosen by RANDOM.org!!

DENISE!! Congratulations!! Wow! Please contact Michele to see how to claim your prize!!

Thank you all so much for joining us last week. So amazing to see so many new faces!! We hope you continue to join us in the new year. We have some cool challenges all lined up and ready to go!!! Before we get to our last challenge for 2011, here's your TOP 3!

As we come even closer to Christmas, it's time for a mini vacation for Lasting Memories. We'll be on vacation till January 8th, when we'll be kicking off the New Year with a new DT!! Would you like a chance to be on my DT? All you have to do is join this challenge and be sure to add DT with your name when you link up (ex: Karen DT). Challenge will run for 2 weeks. New members will be notified first week of January! We will still be posting Featured layouts in the meantime to keep that mojo flowing over the holidays!! You'll also see some changes in January as well .. stay tuned!!!!

DT Member Info:
  1. This term is 6 mths - January to June 2012
  2. LAYOUTS ONLY please
  3. You will be required to join our Yahoo group which is where you'll find all upcoming challenges
  4. Comment on all DT member entries each week
  5. Comment on as many entries as you can
  6. Host at least one giveaway - whether it's from you or a sponsor you find
  7. Challenges run Sunday 8am EST to Saturday 9pm EST
  8. If you can't join a challenge, just please let us know, there's no stress here!!! We do ask that even if you can't make the challenge, that you post a link to our challenge that day on your personal blog
  9. HAVE FUN!!!
HUGE thank you to my current DT. You guys have been amazing and so inspirational over the last few months and I'm honored to have had you on my team. I look fwd to visiting you in the new year to see what you're up to and truly hope you'll join the fun at Lasting Memories!!!

This week it's all about Holiday Cheer and we'd like to see what inspires you from this photo ... colors, children, Angels ... let us know!

Feel free to use this sketch in your layout as well!! Let's share some holiday cheer!!

Now it's time to have some fun - show off those layouts and let us know what you find inspiring about the photo.

We also have a little twist to add this challenge! In keeping with the Holiday Cheer, we're doing a Christmas Giveaway. How do you enter? Play along AND leave us a comment and tell us about one of your favorite Christmas memories and/or a favorite family tradition. Thank you Wendy for sponsoring us this week!!!! Here's what you're "playing" for!!!

Happy Holidays to you and yours and best wishes throughout the holiday season. Stay safe and don't forget to get those memories on paper!!!! Here's some DT inspiration to get you moving!!! Don't forget, you have TWO weeks to enter!!








Friday, December 16, 2011

Featured Layout!! - "Snow Day"

Hello to all of our dedicated scrappers!!  I'm happy to share with you today this FUN and FUNNY layout from TINA.  Love the choice in colors and very cute buttons!!  Especially Mr. Snowman!  Ohhh and did I mention??  This is digital!  Great take on our challenge this week Tina!  Congratulations.. Grab your "I was Featured" badge from the left side bar and display proudly!  If you all want a good chuckle, you need to go read Tina's blog post.  In my opinion, entertaining!!!   

Don't forget we have a GIVEAWAY for this week's challenge!  (from me)  Still today and tomorrow to get your layouts submitted!  9pm EST on 12/17 is the deadline.  Looking forward to seeing you!!
Happy Friday! ~Michele

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Warmest Wishes"

Good morning friends!! Karen here with today's featured layout! I love the mittens on this ... so cute! Our feature today comes from Vicki. Please be sure to pop by and say Hi!!! Look at all those snowflakes!! Congratulations, Vicki!! You rocked this week's challenge!! Be sure to grab your "I Was Featured" badge from our sidebar for your blog. 

You still have some time to enter this week! We have a giveaway too, but you have to enter in order to have a chance to win!! Check it out HERE!! Hurry!! Challenge closes Sat, Dec 17th at 9pm EST!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Featured Layout - "Remember This Winter Day"

Hi Everyone!!  It's Michele here today with you on this busy... oh so close to Christmas Wednesday!!  Check out this adorable layout from Suzy!!  I'm lovin' the dots, stripes, the fun snowflakes and your journaling that is tilted in such a clever way!!  Everything just flows so nicely!  Great take on our challenge Suzy!  Please grab your "I was Featured badge" from our left sidebar and display proudly! :-)  Thank you so much for playing with us this week!!
You all have LOTS of time to enter this week's challenge.  Go HERE to link up by Saturday 12/17 @9pm EST.  And don't forget... there is a GIVEAWAY this week!!  Happy Scrappin' all!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Readers Submission "It's A Winter Wonderland"

Good morning friends!!! Karen here with today's featured layout. I saw this and fell in love! I love all the added dimension, the paper .. everything!! And it certainly says Winter Wonderland with Snowflakes!!! Thank you so much, Abby, for your submission this week!!! Be sure to grab your Featured badge for your blog and good luck with our giveaway!!!!

What's that you say?? Did you hear GIVEAWAY? You did!! And you still have time to enter for a chance to win too!! Check out our CURRENT challenge to see WHAT and HOW you can win!! Hurry!! You have till Sat, Dec 17 at 9pm EST!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

LMCB #68 - Winter Wonderland and Falling Snowflakes

Good morning friends!! Thank you all so much for joining us last week!! Wow, so cool to see new faces!!! We had some fun choosing a Top 3 this week .. here you go girls!!
Congrats! Grab your TOP 3 badge for your blogs!! We really hope you come join us again!!! So, now onto this week's challenge .. and it's a fun one!! But first .. we have a giveaway!! Michele sponsoring us this week!!!! Two 6 x 6 "Mini Decks" of Fun Wintery and Christmasy (Is that a word?) patterened paper from Cosmo Cricket and My Minds Eye. 

This week we're going with a Winter Wonderland theme BUT we want to see snowflakes on those layouts! Let's see what you come up with!! Here's some creativity to get you started. This week, for EACH entry you do, you'll get a chance to win!!! Enter once, get one chance - enter 4 times, get 4 chances!! You know the drill!! Get those layouts coming!!!











Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FEATURE for the Day - "All Dressed Up... and CUTE as a button."

Good morning!  I would like to share with you a layout from one of our fellow past DT members SUE.  Isn't her doggie just adorable??  Gosh this little cutie has a better wardrobe than I do!!  :-)  Love everything about the layout and especially her added BUTTON at the end of her sentiment in her journaling!  Fantastic idea!  Thanks for joining us.  Now it's your turn Sue to grab the "I was Featured" badge and display proudly!!

Join our CURRENT CHALLENGE going on now!! Let's see those quotes, sentiments, favorite sayings!!You have until Saturday 12/10 at 9pm EST to link up.  Lots of time!!  :-)

Have a great day everyone!  I am off to work.  I hope to see some new layouts when I get back??  Maybe I am wishful thinking??  It's possible.  Happy Scrappin' day to you all!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Today's Feature "Silent Night & Christmas Dreams..."

Hello and welcome to another Featured layout at Lasting Memories!!! Sometimes I am totally blown away by what people can do with digital. This is one of those layouts. I'm amazed at all the detail in this. It's beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us Denise!!! Gorgeous as always!!

Come on out and join us for this week's challenge!! It's a fun one and easy too. We can't wait to see what you create. You have till Saturday evening at 9pm EST!!!

Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

LMCB #67 - "Sentimental" Journey

Hello friends and welcome to another Lasting Memories challenge!!! We're super excited to see new faces last week and hope you'll continue to join us. I bet you're wondering who won our giveaway?? Winner is ....
NANCY D!! There were 8 entries, so there ya go! Congrats Nancy!! Please contact MARIE directly to claim your prize!!! Enjoy!!!

TOP 3:
  1. Tiffany
  2. Haven
  3. Candice
Congrats ladies!! Be sure to grab your badge from the side bar and hope you join us again this week!!!!

Now onto this weeks challenge - it's all about the sentiment on your layouts. Do you have a favorite one? What about a favorite quote? Can't wait to see what you create!! Now some inspiration from the DT ....

How sweet it is to be loved by you



"Sports FaN"




Friday, December 2, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Simply Delighted"

Hi everyone!  Another weekend is almost upon us!!  Still lots of time to play in our Current Challenge.  Entry deadline is Saturday at 9pm EST... and we have a GIVEAWAY!!  So you don't want to miss the chance!
I would like to share with you a layout from ERIN from Scrappin' Sisters and her take on our challenge!  Love that she pulled the oranges, yellows and browns for her creation.  Such a simple... yet elegant layout!  Not to mention cutie patootie photos!!  Congratulations Erin!!  Grab your "I was Featured" badge from our left side bar and display proudly!!
Happy Friday!  Hope you get some time to play with us!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Today's Featured Layout - "Xmas Treats"

Good morning!! I wanted to feature one of my previous DT members today!! Tiffany entered this layout in this weeks challenge/contest. Isn't it yummy looking?? Thanks so much for joining us this week, Tiffany! Grab your badge from the sidebar for your blog!! Nice to "see" you!!!

You still have time to get in this weeks challenge but you have to hurry! Challenge closes Sat at 9pm EST and we have a giveaway this week, so be sure to join us!!

Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Couple Reminders!!

Good morning friends!!! Don't forget we have a giveaway this week which you can find HERE and you have to play along with our current challenge AND you have a chance to earn 3 FREE digital images, which you can find out how HERE!!

Have a great day and come out and join the fun!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Challenge Entry, a DT Call At Digi Darla's & Earn Yourself 3 FREE Digi's!

My cousin Nancy is just new to digital scrapbooking and using My Memories Suite. Here's a layout she wants to enter in this week's challenge - she was having trouble loading it onto her personal blog, so we're uploading right here!!! You can visit Nancy HERE!!

Some more fun news!! Another DT that I'm on, Digi Darla's is looking for some fresh new faces and holding a DT call from now till January 5th! Check out all the details right HERE!! In the meantime, want to earn 3 FREE Christmas digi's? Check these out!!!

Are these not the cutest??? Earn 3 free digi's from this choice of 6 just by posting about our DT call on your blog!! Be sure to come back to Digi Darla's and leave a comment that you did just that so we can get your free digi's of choice out to you!!

Be sure to check out our current LMCB challenge HERE and come out and join us!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

LMCB #66 - Color Me Happy & Another Giveaway!

Good morning and happy Sunday! Know what that means? It's time for a new challenge this week!! Again, thank you all so much for playing along last week. We love seeing those layouts and it's also a lot of help to get them done, one page at a time. Before we move on, I bet you're itching to see who won Amy's giveaway!! Winner, chosen by Random.org is ....

FERN!!! Congrats!! Contact Amy to see how to claim your prize!!

Your TOP 3 for last week's challenge is:
Congrats ladies and be sure to grab your badge and display it proudly on your blog. Can't wait to see your next creation!

We have another giveaway this week!! Marie is sponsoring is with a grab bag of scenic route embellishments!!! How can you win? Play along this week, that's it!! Be sure to link up your layouts before next Sat at 9pm EST!!! Have fun and good luck!!

So this weeks challenge is a color challenge!! Here's your color palette for this week ... Lots of beautiful colors to choose from!

We've also included a sketch if you'd like to use that as well. Come on out and join us, can't wait to see what you do this week!!!!

Here's some rockin' inspiration from the DT to get your mojo flowing!!!!






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