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!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Please Help Us Welcome Our New DT Members!

I'm posting this a day early...I'm not good at the waiting game!

First off, a HUGE thank you for all of you who have joined us the last 4 weeks and worked hard at getting those layouts done. I also want to thank those of you who have either emailed me personally or commented. Thank you for your support. This was not easy!

I've been emailing back and forth with my DT for help as this was SUPER hard. You girls are full of amazing talent and you didn't make it easy! I have decided that for those who weren't chosen this time around, I am going to have Guest DT spots, so I'll be in touch. PLEASE don't be discouraged that you weren't chosen. There were 11 entries and I said I was only looking for 5. If I could choose all 11, believe me, I would have!! It certainly is nothing personal...I've gone over all the entries again and again and trying to make sure I have a little of something for everyone. I truly hope you'll continue to join us week after week and when the time comes for a new DT call, I hope you'll try again!!

Some of my current DT members are staying board for another term, they asked, how could I refuse!!
  • Ashley
  • Denise
  • Heather
  • Lauren
  • Sue
  • Tiffany
Kristie, Ali and Leisa are moving on to new adventures and I want to wish them all well. We'll miss you guys and you've been such an inspiration, please join us when you can!!! My daughter, Ashleigh, is just such a social butterfly, that she has decided it's in her best interest to play along when she can as well. Have a super fun summer my girl!!! PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!

So, I know you're all waiting patiently...so please help me welcome my newest DT members!!
Welcome girls!! We're super excited to have you join us. Can you please email me so I can get you all the details? I know some people don't have the email option on their blogs. Thanks a bunch and look fwd to hearing from you!

Friday, April 29, 2011

DT Call Now Closed & A HUGE Thank You from Karen

Well, my newest DT call has come to a close. Thank you ALL who have applied, you have certainly made this a tough call. I have been asked by some of my current DT to stay on board another term, so they are going to help me choose and good thing because I don't think I could do this on my own. You are ALL so inspiring and unique. I know I can speak on behalf of my current DT and say we have all enjoyed coming around to see all your hard work, as I know this was a tough one keeping up with all 4 challenges. I had so many last minute entries today and I have to say, I'm humbled that so many want to take part in being on my DT but also that so many of you come back week after week to play along with us and I've received a lot of personal emails thanking me for starting this challenge where it's all about LO's and nothing else. So many of your are getting caught up on those LO's and that was my goal!! So now I want to thank all of YOU for supporting this challenge blog because without you, it wouldn't be a challenge now would it!! THANK YOU so very much!!!! I can't wait to see what you think of the next lineup of challenges because I really tried to go a little out of the box, bring in more sketches and neat ideas!!

So, on that note, it's off to the drawing board for us to choose 5 new members. For those that don't get chosen this time around, PLS don't take it to heart. ALL of you are inspiring and unique!!! I've personally tried out for a few DT's and didn't make it and at first, I was upset and thought "Why not me? What's wrong with my work?" but I've since learned it has nothing to do with ME personally or my work. There is SO much talent out there that it truly amazes me and it just really makes it hard to choose, when we can't choose every single person!!

Stayed tuned to meet our newest DT members tmw!!!

Reader's Submission AND Time's Running Out!

Good morning!  Well, time is ticking and my inbox keeps chiming with last minute DT entries!! You have till noon today to enter ALL 4 challenges in April!! Today's featured LO comes from Sharon and is her entry for our Easter challenge. Grab your badge from the left sidebar, Sharon, and just copy/paste it on your blog! Any trouble, email me and I'll give you a hand.

Here's a list of all 4 April challenges!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Cute"

Today's "Feature" comes to us from Deb!! This her take on this weeks challenge and I thought it was just a super cute pic!!

Deb, grab your "I Was Featured" badge from the left hand side bar and copy/paste it to your blog! Congrats and thanks for playing along with us!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Leisa has a DT submission for us today! This is Leisa's take on our sketch challenge this week!! You can join us HERE! Hope to see you play along!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Challenge #35 - Sketch & Last Call for DT!!

Happy Easter everyone!! Thanks so much for joining us last week!! Again, some new faces!! Hope to see you join us again.

Your Top 3 for this week, in no particular order:
  1. Fern
  2. Beth
  3. Evanna
Congrats! Be sure to grab your Top 3 badge code from the sidebar!!

This weeks challenge is a SKETCH challenge! This is also your last chance to apply for a DT position! You have to play along in ALL 4 April challenges!! Here's your sketch - nice and easy and feel free to flip it or whatever you need, as long as we can see the original sketch in there!

Here's some inspiration to get you started!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Reader's Submission - Easter 2009

Morning friends! Today's submission comes to us from Haley! I just love this color palette and it matches perfectly with her photo's! Want to join us this week? Our current challenge is all about Easter and be sure to read the post if you're interested in trying to a place on our DT!

Haley, be sure to grab your "I Was Featured" badge from the sidebar .. just copy/paste the code to your blog!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Reader's Submission - Easter 2010

Good morning!! Today's submission comes to us from Debbie!! Isn't this gorgeous! Be sure to 'hop' over and read more about her LO! To join our current challenge, click HERE and be sure to read all the details if you're wanting a chance to join our DT!

Debbie, be sure to grab your "I Was Featured" badge from the sidebar! Just copy/paste the code right onto your blog!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Midweek reminder for Challenge #34

Hi everyone, Alison AKA Dragonlady here just to show my layout idea for the current challenge (This week we're working with an Easter theme. It can be an Easter layout, easter colors, even bunnies and duckies) and remind you that you have plenty of time to play along. I am a bit late because I have been on holiday with my children to the New Forest. My layout is about one of the days when we went to a steam railway called the Watercress Line. They were running special events over the Easter holidays and part of that was for the children to get their faces painted. Now I'm sure you all know how much children like this activity - and most of them will stay still long enough for it to be done!!!!

Hope you like it and look forward to some more gorgeous layouts.

Hugs Alison AKA Dragonlady

Reader's Submission - "Eggsperiment"

Ok, so don't ya just LOVE this LO!! Today's submission comes to us from Teenabug, be sure to pop over and leave her a comment!!! Teena, grab your "I Was Featured" badge code from the left sidebar girl, you deserve it!!!

Don't forget to join us this week, it's an Easter theme! Have a GREAT day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Introducing - "I Was Featured" Badge!!

Starting this week, we're going to be featuring some of those gorgeous 'readers submission' layouts throughout the week to inspire others to come out and join us!! Thank you, Lauren, for getting this badge together! As promised, Joelle and Me-Ma Kim were featured earlier this week, so they'll be showing off our new badge! Stay tuned for more reader's submissions throughout the week!!

Don't forget! If you're trying out for our DT call, you need to enter all FOUR challenges this month!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Challenge #34 - Easter Theme

Good morning friends! Wow, what a great turn out last week! We're so excited to see so many join us week after week and even more excited to see new faces!! Hope you continue to join us and tell your friends about us. Top 3's are getting harder and harder! This week's Top 3, in no particular order:
Congrats ladies! Grab your Top 3 badge code from the side bar for your blogs!!

This week we're working with an Easter theme. It can be an Easter layout, easter colors, even bunnies and duckies. Whatever you have on hand that signifies Easter to you!! It does NOT have to be an actual Easter LO, as you'll see a variety by the DT! Can't wait to see your creations. Don't forget, we're running a month long DT call and you have to enter all FOUR challenges in April, which will close on FRIDAY, April 29th @ noon. Good luck!! Here's the last 2 challenges in case you haven't entered them:
Now here's some inspiration to get you moving!! Have a great week!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Me-Ma, it's hungry again"

This evenings submission comes to us from Me-Ma Kim. Isn't this gorgeous!! Be sure to visit her and see a close up of those flowers! Join us tmw for our next challenge! Cya then!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Simply You"

Good morning friends!! I wanted to share this layout with you. I found it stunning!! Joelle entered this for the DT challenge we have going on right now. I have so many flowers and I find I hardly ever use them. I thought I had to showcase this to show everyone just how gorgeous they look on a LO!! Be sure to stop by and let Joelle know what you think!

Reminder, we have a DT call going on right now. You have to join in all 4 challenges this month. You can find "Spring Theme" here and this weeks challenge, journaling, here! Come on out and join us! We're looking for 5 new members! DT entries end on April 29th at noon!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Challenge #33 - Journaling, Winner of Last Week's Challenge and your TOP 3!

Good morning! Wow, we had an amazing turn out last week! Thank you all for joining us!! The winner of Leeanne's "Artful Delight" scrapbook kit is...(chosen by random.org) True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 20 Result: 17 Powered by RANDOM.ORG BETH!! Congratulations!! Please contact Leeanne to claim your prize and we would LOVE for you to show us what you created with it!! We also have your Top 3, in no particular order!!
  1. La Diva
  2. Jan R
  3. Suzanne
Congrats girls! Copy our badge code from the left and post it on your blogs! Now onto this weeks challenge. It's a challenge that is easy to some, yet tough for others. It's all about journaling this week. Some people journal every single page, while some struggle to journal at all. I personally love to hand write my journaling so that I will leave something of my very own touch in my albums. I love going through my cards from my grandparents, who are deceased, but I have that handwriting. I don't know, something about having that very special piece of them. So we would love to see your journaling this week. Why is it important to you? Do you struggle with it or find it easy? Enjoy and we look forward to seeing your journaling. Here's some great inspiration to get you started!



Don't forget, for the whole month of April, we have a DT call running. You have to enter ALL 4 challenges and you can find the information and the first challenge HERE. Have fun!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Challenge #32 - Spring Is In The Air With Artful Delight!

This weeks challenge is all about spring! We want to see how you incorporate "spring" into your layouts! Maybe it's using spring time colors or maybe it's using butterflies, bees and flowers! We're also being sponsored this week by Leeanne of Artful Delight!

"Artful Delight is a monthly scrapbooking kit club designed to bring you the latest and greatest scrapbook products. Our kits are jam packed with fabulous pattern paper, coordinating cardstock, chipboard shapes, ribbon, buttons, stickers, and so much more from manufacturers like Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants, Crate Paper, American Crafts, Basic Grey, Tim Holtz, and Graphic 45, just to name a few. We try to keep scrappers and card makers in mind when creating our kits. Allowing our kits to have the most versatility. Our kits will allow you to create at least 4-5 layouts PLUS 2 cards."

Artful Delight monthly kits are offered at an amazing single monthly price of $32.50(+shipping). We also offer 3 and 6 month subscriptions, our 6 month subscription will give you the best value. We offer shipping to the US, Canada and Internationally. (For Canadian and International orders please email leeanne@artfuldelight, actual shipping charges will apply)

Wanna know what you're playing for?? (yes, I'm a Survivor fan..lol) ... an AWESOME scrapbook kit!! Check this out!!
So show us what YOU think signifies spring on your layouts!! Here's some amazing inspiration to get you started!!!


I also have another little surprise! Would you like to be on my DT? I'm looking to add 4 more people to my team starting in May. What do you need to do? You need to join in all 4 April Challenges and be sure to add DT with your name. My current DT and I will be checking out all your awesome entries and new DT members will be notified April 30 and announced with our May 1 challenge!
  • LAYOUTS only
  • Challenge runs every Sunday and layout must be uploaded by Saturday evening
  • All challenges will be pre-posted so you can work at your own pace
  • Signing on for May - August
  • Comment on all DT members layouts
  • Comment on as many readers entries as possible
  • If you can't join in, no sweat! Let me know and we can add you in later in the week!
  • NO STRESS!!!!
  • Enjoy and have fun!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Little reminder, time's running out for you to join in on this week's sketch challenge!! We'd love to see your take on it! Cya tmw with a brand new challenge and we'll be thinking "Spring"!
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