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!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Talented Tuesday - "Toothbrush Painting" by Haven

***You'll find a linky at the bottom, because we thought this was such a cool tutorial, we wanted to see what YOU do with it!!!***

Hello and welcome to my Tuesday Tutorial for Lasting Memories. Today I'm sharing the painting technique I used in this week’s "trash it" layout.  I kept my old worn out toothbrush to paint and splatter on my layout.  I started by drawing several circles on my card stock with brown ink, and then went over it with the toothbrush and yellow acrylic paint.

Warning this technique is messy so protect your work surface.

To get a fine splatter hold the toothbrush so that the bristles are up and drag your thumb across them from front to back as seen in the photos below

For larger splatter and drips turn the brush so that the bristles are facing down and repeat the above mentioned thumb drag.

For the larger splatter I used a mixture of yellow, white and black paint

And here's a close up of what it looks like before the photos are added!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Now it's your turn to try this yourself!!! If you have a chance to try it, link up here so we can have a peek!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

DT's Monday MOJO!!

Hello and good morning!!  Here is some wonderful inspiration from our fabulous Design Team on how they TRASHED their layouts this week!  Link up HERE by this Saturday, February 4th at 9pm EST for your chance to be our TOP 3, to WIN the great prize... or you never know... you could be FEATURED as well.  Good luck and have fun!!


Aren't these just awesome??  Now go find your trash and join us!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

LMCB #73 - We're Trashin' Our Layouts and ANOTHER Giveaway!!!

Good morning! Thank you all so much for joining us last week!! There were some AMAZING recipes and can't wait to try them!! Before we get to this weeks challenge, the winner of Stacia's giveaway is...

#19 - SUZANNE!!!!

Congrats SUZANNE! Please contact Stacia to claim your prize!

TOP 3 for this week in no particular order:
Congrats ladies! Be sure to grab your badge from the sidebar if you don't already have one!! Thanks for joining us!

Now onto this weeks challenge! We're asking you to "Trash Those Layouts"!!! What the heck does that mean?? We want to see how you use your scraps or maybe even recycled items on your layouts. Should be interesting!! Can't wait to see what you create!! Come back tmw for our DT Inspiration post!!! Happy scrappin'!!!

We also have another giveaway this week!! Elizabeth is hosting this weeks prize, check this out!!!

Thank you, Elizabeth!!! All you need to do is play along for a chance to win!!! Here's some idea's if you need them:
Also, if you need a little more inspiration, try out our sketch from PageMaps!! Just a reminder - in order to qualify for our challenge/giveaway, you MUST follow our challenge!! You're welcome to incorporate the sketch WITH the challenge or if you'd like to just use the sketch, please do and leave us a comment so we can come and see what you did with it!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday's Featured Artist: Our Very Own Suzanne!!

Good morning friends!! Today we're happy to feature our very pwn DT member, Suzanne (surprise!!) Suzanne is celebrating her one yr blogaversary today with a blog hop, so hop on over when you're done here and have a hop around! You won't be sorry! You'll find all the details at Suzanne's!!! HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!! So what a special day to feature her!! Here's a little about Suzanne: 

"I have been crafting since in my teens ( a long time ago) and bought my first Cricut almost 1 1/2 years ago. I have become totally addicted to using my Cricut to make cards, decor and especially scrapbook pages. I belong to the Cricut Circle and love to learn from all the ladies on the Messageboards and other blogs. I have started this blog as a record of the projects I make. Besides paper crafts I love to work on weddings, holiday decor and in the past few months I have taken cake decorating classes and am learning to use my Cricut Cake Machine. I have been blessed this past year with two beautiful precious granddaughters who are the joy of my life. I recently retired after teaching 33 years to enjoy being a grammy and to give me time for my crafting obsession." 

Recently, Suzanne was a Guest DT at Passionately Artistic and as soon as we saw this, I knew we had to feature this creation. This is STUNNING!! She has created a tutorial and if anyone tries this, you have got to leave us a comment to your link so we can check it out!! I would love to see if I can do this, what a gorgeous gift!!! To see more, visit Passionately Artistic and see Suzanne's tutorial. Once you're done there, be sure to visit Suzanne's blog and get all the details on her blog hop!! You won't want to miss it!! See you Sunday with a brand new challenge and a new inspirational sketch!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Reader's Submission - "Chocolate Mug Cake"

Hello friends!! Thanks for joining us this week, always fun to see new faces!!! Today's reader's submission is from Jackie! I love this recipe and it's so easy and fun to make. Kid's love it!! Thank you so much for joining us Jackie!! Be sure to grab your "Featured" badge from the side bar!!!

Just a reminder - you still have time to join our current challenge AND get in on this week's giveaway from Stacia!! Hurry, time's running out!! Challenge ends Saturday at 9pm EST! We also have an OPTIONAL sketch there for you if you need inspiration as well!! Not sure what to do? Check out our DT inspiration page! Hope you'll join us!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Today's Feature, It's a Drink Recipe!!

Hello fellow scrapper's!! Karen here with today's featured layout. I love the sounds of this recipe, so had to share!! Our feature today comes from Ann!! Isn't this awesome? Her paper even matches that YUMMY drink!! Be sure to pop over and visit Ann as this is a 2 pg layout!!

You still have time to get in on this weeks challenge and giveaway!! Hurry because time is running out. We also had an excellent tutorial yesterday for anyone interested in digital scrapbooking.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Talented Tuesday" - Cropping a Photo in My Memories digital software

Good morning friends and fellow scrappers! Karen here with another awesome digital tutorial!! You know I LOVE my My Memories Suite! So, when I was putting my layout together, when I loaded my photo up, it wasn't centered the way I wanted .. so here's how I fixed that!

Note the full face portrait isn't centered - I've clicked it and you can see it's got the squares around it

Now I've double clicked and this menu opens up where I can slide the 'window' around my photo to better center it 

I've got it the best I can do, so now I click ok 

Note the change in the final photo! It's that simple! 

If you find you're interested in trying this program, at the top of the page you'll see a banner with my code - just follow the instructions on the banner and save!!! Thanks for visiting us today and we hope you'll come by again!

Monday, January 23, 2012

DT's Monday Mojo!!

Hello All!!  I LOVE what the Design Team came up with for our Current RECIPE Challenge!!  I think you will too!  So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the view for a while!!  
A few simple reminders...
We have a GIVEAWAY from Stacia this week.  You don't want to miss it!
We have a sketch on our blog sidebar for you to use for inspiration if you choose.
You must follow current LMCB 72 Recipe Challenge to qualify for TOP 3 and PRIZE.
Link up your "Real Recipe" layouts HERE by Sat. January 28th @ 9pm EST

Have fun checking out our layouts and Happy Scrappin'!!  ~Michele

There you have it!!  I think I am now HUNGRY!!  

Sunday, January 22, 2012

LMCB #72 - Hey Good Lookin', Whatcha Got Cookin'???

Good morning friends! Thank you all for joining us last week! So nice to see some new faces!! Before we get to this weeks challenge, let's name our winner from last week!! Winner of Haven's giveaway is:

Congrats Tanya!! Thanks for joining us! Please contact Haven to see how to claim your prize!!

So, I bet you're wondering what the heck is this weeks challenge about?!! Denise came up with a FAB idea!! It's a recipe challenge, but not a crafty recipe!! We're going all out with REAL recipes this week!! We want you to share your recipes with us - food, drink, bath salts, body rubs - that sort of thing!! Something that we can all try ourselves!! You'll see a lot of different idea's from the DT, so have fun hopping around to visit us all and then come on back and be sure to share your recipe!!

Here's an awesome sketch from Heather if you're looking for some more inspiration. This is an optional sketch and is NOT mandatory for our challenges. If you decide to do the sketch and not join this weeks challenge, we'd still love to see what you did with the sketch - so please leave us a comment with a direct link to your sketchy creation so we can have a peek!! If you do use BOTH the sketch/challenge, be sure to link it up below!!

REMINDER: In order to be considered for TOP 3 and giveaways, you MUST follow the challenge, thank you!!

We have another giveaway this week from DT member, Stacia ! Thank you Stacia, this is awesome!!

Want a chance to win Stacia's giveaway this week??? All you have to do is play along and share your favorite recipe with us! That's it!! 

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