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!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Design Team's MONDAY Inspiration!!

Hello!!!  It's Michele here today to share with you the WONDERFUL creations from our Design Team to showcase the latest and newest challenge going on now!!  We are having a "TREASURE" hunt!  And we want you to play!!  Link up HERE for LMCB # 86 and show us what you treasure!!  It can be Family, a Vacation Spot, piece of Jewelry, a Special memory... just about anything!!!  And here is what you can win from our fabulous DT member JULIE.  Um ya!!  So come play with us this week!!  In the mean time... check out our DT's creations!!  Thanks for visiting!!

TINA (Welcome Back!!  :-)  )
Treasure these every dy moments/Tina

Sunday, April 29, 2012

LMCB #86 - Time For A Treasure Hunt!

The winner of Michelle's gift certificate is CARO!!! Congrats Caro! Please contact MICHELLE to claim your gift certificate and happy shopping!!!

Thank you for joining us last week!! This week is a fun challenge - we're going on a "TREASURE HUNT"!! We're challenging you to scrap about something you Treasure and tell us the story behind it. This could be Family, a Vacation spot, your home a piece of jewelry etc. Sounds fun right?? We're super excited to see what you come up with this week. If you're looking for a place to start, here's a sketch from Rochelle Spears if you'd like to give it a try!!

Julie is also giving an awesome prize to one lucky winner!!! Check this out!

Come out and join us on a TREASURE HUNT!!! Happy Hunting!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


And here we are up to Thursday already!!  It's Michele again here with you to share such a LOVELY layout from one of our former DT members SHARON.  I just love how she created her own stenciling on the left side of her page!!  Such a beautiful layout!!  Never tired of your fun creations!!  Makes me crave some Sunshine!!

Congratulations Sharon!!  Grab your "I was Featured" badge.  Thanks so much for playing with us this week!!
Still LOTS of time to play!  Let's see some stencils on your layouts!!  You have until Saturday 4/28 9pm EST.  Link up HERE for your chance to win a $10.00 Gift Certificate, be a part of our TOP 3 or to be FEATURED over the next few days!!  Happy Scrappin'!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday FEATURE from KIM!!

Happy Wednesday all!!  Check out this FANTASTIC use of a stencil with that SUN!!  KIM showed us how to use the negative space from a die cut file and "INK" it onto her page.  Wonderful!!  Very cute and  simple layout!  CONGRATULATIONS Kim for being featured today!!  
Grab your "I was Featured badge " from our left side bar and display proudly!
You all have until this Saturday, 4/28 at 9pm EST to link up your creative layouts HERE using stencils!  Remember... you don't have to own stencils.  You can just simple trace something.  EASY PEASY!!
We also have a $10.00 Gift Certificate from the fabulous  MICHELLE up for grabs this week!!!  :-)
Can't wait to see!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Monday Mojo

You know that old saying "Better late than never!" Hi Denise here with some terrific inspiration from our talented DT! Let's see how you incorporate some stenciling in those LO's. Could be a painting stencil, a negative stencil from cutting out a previous die cut, an embossing stencil ect... The winner of this challenge will get a $10.00 GC to use at Michaels or Joann's! You have until 4/28 9pm EST to link up here to show us your awesome talent!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

LMCB #85 - Grab Those Stencils!!

Good morning friends!! Hope everyone had a FAB wknd! Thank you all for joining us last week!! Before we get to this weeks challenge, the winner of the $15 Michaels OR Joanne's gift certificate is ... 

Congrats! Please contact JENNASA to claim your prize!

Now your TOP 3, in no particular order:
Congrats ladies! Grab your badge code from the sidebar and thanks for joining us!!

This week we're challenging you to dig out those stencils and if you don't have actual stencils, get creative! Use those negative die cut pieces, trace something - you get the idea! We can't wait to see what you come up with this week and if you're stumped, here's a fabulous sketch from Sketchy Thursdays to get you started!! Have fun!

One lucky entry will win a $10 gift certificate for Michaels or JoAnn's this week compliments of MICHELLE!! Thank you, Michelle!

Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Monday Mojo!

Hi ladies! Denise here with your Monday Mojo inspiration!! Time for some awesome creations from our SUPER talented DT! We are definitely Hopping into Spring with style and you can to! Lets see some wonderful LO's.  You have until Saturday 4/21 at 9 pm EST to link up HERE and our very own JENNASA has a $15.00 gift certificate to either Michaels or Joanne's for the lucky winner. Here's some fantastic inspiration to get you going!

The second half,

Sunday, April 15, 2012

LMCB #84 - "We're Hopping Into Spring!!!"

Hey all!! Karen here to bring you this weeks challenge. Can you believe another week has passed us by already?? Bring on that warm weather!! It seems to have disappeared here in Ontario. Before we get to our theme this week, the winner of the $10 gift certificate for A2Z Scrapbooking is .. 

Congrats Suzy!! Please contact Elizabeth to claim your prize!!

Now for your TOP 3!! In no particular order:

Congrats ladies!! Be sure to grab your TOP 3 badge code!!

Ok, NOW onto this weeks challenge!! We're "Hopping Into Spring!!!" Show us your spring layouts - easter, flowers, sunshine, rain, hey - even some muddy fun pics!! Can't wait to see what you all create this week!! JENNASA is offering up a $15 gift certificate to Michaels or Joanne's for one lucky winner!!! Thank you Jenassa!! See you tmw with our DT Inspiration!! We won't forget this week!! Have a FAB Sunday!

Here's a sketch if you need one!

Friday, April 13, 2012

YOU are who INSPIRES us!! Some wonderful Saturday FEATURES!!

Hi everyone!  We are rounding up towards the end of yet another fabulous challenge here at Lasting Memories!!  "April Showers brings May Flowers" is the theme this week.  Since we here at LM completely forgot to showcase our very own DT members layouts (forgive me Ladies), thought I'd inspire our readers with YOUR wonderful creations!!  Here are some layouts that showcase flowers, water, umbrellas and the wonderful colors of Spring!!  CONGRATULATIONS Ladies!!  Grab your "I was Featured" badge from our left side bar and display with pride to all!!
You still have just under 24 hours to join our challenge!
Link up HERE by Saturday 4/14 at 9:00pm EST!  Can't wait to see more of these BEAUTIFUL layouts!!
Happy Scrappin'.  ~Michele  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10th Iris Folding tutorial

This is the best tutorial, I've found! Use the negative image cut out by your Cricut to make a template. You can make your pattern this way and the possibilities are endless!You can create a card, 3D image or a LO like I did!
As you can see the backside is quite messy! I chose a simple circle. I used a negative image of an image I cut out (directly on my designer paper) with my circle scissors So see you can use just about anything.

I used speciallty paper for mine but you can use anything that is thinner like origami paper or colored vellum or ect... Make sure when you fold your paper in half, the fold is toward your Iris which ends up being the middle of you image. I used letter stickers mounted on a scrap piece of card stock.
This is my nephew at his Senior Prom and it ended up being a quite LOVELY LO, when you turn it over!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

LMCB #83 - "April Showers"

Good morning and HAPPY EASTER!! We had a wonderful family dinner last night and really enjoyed ourselves. Before we get to this weeks challenge, thank you all for joining us last week!! Your TOP 3, in no particular order is:

Congrats ladies!! Grab your badge from the left side bar and hope you come and join us again!!

This week we are being sponsored by A2Z once again!! Thank you! Winner will win a $10 gift certificate to A2Z etsy store!

This weeks challenge is a fun one - "April Showers"Show off those rainy day photo’s or those gorgeous blooms this week! If you're in need of a little mojo, feel free to use this sketch but it's not mandatory. We can't wait to see what you create this week!!! We'll be back to show off our DT inspiration tmw!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

FEATURED inspiration from THERESA!!

Hello!!  Michele here with a classy layout from THERESA!  Can you find her hidden feature??  I just love the clean and simple lines and great masculine colors for her page!!  Wonderful take on our "April Fools" challenge!!  Grab your "I was Featured" badge from our left sidebar and wear with pride!!  :-) 
 Thanks so much for sharing your work!!
Lots and Lots of time for you all to join us this week!!
Deadline:  Saturday, April 7th @ 9pm EST
Show us your hidden tips, tricks, journaling, photos... anything you add to your layouts that is TOP SECRET!!
Happy Scrappin!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Some "April Fools" DT Monday Mojo!!!

Good morning all!!  Wanted to share with you up close and personal the FAB layouts created by our WONDERFUL design team for the latest LMCB 82 April Fools Challenge.  The Ladies have lots of different tips, tricks and hidden elements to show you.  Stop by their blogs for more detailed descriptions and photos!!  Get some ideas... and come back and SHOW us what you can "Trick" us with!!  :-)
Link up HERE all week!  Challenge ends Saturday at 9pm EST.

Happy Monday!!  


These Gals ROCKED this challenge!  
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