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!!!!
Our "Scrappy" Friends!
Hello fellow scrapbookers!!! Welcome to "Lasting Memories" which is all about LAYOUTS!! Yes, JUST layouts! There are no cards allowed here. Find us on all the social media networks and follow us so you don't miss a thing. 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! No back-linking is appreciated, for we would love to know that we "Challenged" you. We look forward to challenging you and helping you get your pages completed!
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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
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Friday, December 23, 2011
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!!!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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
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
Good morning friends!!! Before we get started, lets see who won last week's giveaway, chosen by RANDOM.org!!
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:
- This term is 6 mths - January to June 2012
- LAYOUTS ONLY please
- You will be required to join our Yahoo group which is where you'll find all upcoming challenges
- Comment on all DT member entries each week
- Comment on as many entries as you can
- Host at least one giveaway - whether it's from you or a sponsor you find
- Challenges run Sunday 8am EST to Saturday 9pm EST
- 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
- HAVE FUN!!!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
NANCY D!! There were 8 entries, so there ya go! Congrats Nancy!! Please contact MARIE directly to claim your prize!!! Enjoy!!!
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 ....
Friday, December 2, 2011
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
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!!