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!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Reader Features!

As we come to a close of 2014, I would like to take a moment and thank all our readers and our DT members for all the support and encouragement here at LM! You guys are awesome! Thank you! Lets show off some readers layouts!





Memories of Christmas 1984. I'm entering it in the Lasting Memories challenge #222 "Anyrhing Goes" with a Holiday Theme.

(see link)


And that's all folks!! Wishing you and yours a very SAFE and Happy New Years (Eve) and all the best in 2015!!!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lots of DT Inspiration!

Hello!! It has been brought to my attention, since I haven't popped on since Christmas, that we totally forgot about our Monday Mojo!! Amazing how the days fall into one another at this time of the year. I am completely balled up on what day it is! So without further a-do, here is some gorgeous inspiration from our DT!

I made a double page spread of some Christmas party photographs from 2012. I've added some wide Christmas ribbon trim and hand cut holly leaves.

This layout has a very natural and classic Christmas feel to it. The photo features a special teacher at my son's school.. She is a Religion teacher, Art Teacher, Assistant Principal, best friend figure to many students and parents.. So it was an honour creating this page!

I created a Thanksgiving page using up all last bits and pieces from Simple Stories Harvest Lane collection. I adhered them with decoupage then applied a light coat of gesso before adding my photo and embellishments.

Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hopping in the New Year!

Hi all! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!! We're getting geared up for a new year here at LM .. the DT is all together and working on new layouts AND we'll be kicking off our first challenge of the new year on Sunday, January 4th at 8am EST with a blog hop to showcase these amazing new designers!

Hope you can join us and we'll cya then!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

DT Call

Good morning! To those who entered, thank you so much for joining our DT Call! This was VERY hard to choose from and those who have been chosen have been contacted. To those who weren't, we will be in touch as we would love to have you join us as GDT! We wish we could have taken all of you!

Again, thank you so much! Our new team will be introduced with our 2015 Kick off challenge in Jan!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LM222 - ANYTHING GOES (with a Holiday theme) & DT Thank You

And here we are!!  Our very last challenge for 2014!!  What a fun and fast year this has been!
On behalf of Karen and Myself, we would like to say THANK YOU to our wonderful Design Team that has stuck with us through thick and thin this year.  You are all truly amazing!!  We know we will see you back here very soon.  You have so much craftiness to share.  So please keep sharing with the world!!
As we look at these names... we see Months even Years of dedication to Lasting Memories.
THANK YOU from the bottom or our hearts!!
  To all of our readers that enjoy their layouts from week to week... take a moment to stop by their blog to say Hello or FOLLOW them so you don't miss their inspiration.
A WARM and HEARTFELT "See you soon" (because I hate Goodbyes) to...
(And you just may see a couple of these faces on our NEW Design Team)

JANE - Scrap Pieces of Me

KAREN B. - Being Karen

CLAIRE - Three Waters Creations

KARRIE - Sweet Scraps by Karrie

KIMBERLY - Paper Munch

ELIZABETH - Visions of Paper

TONI HERRON - Scrap Crazy

And FINALLY... on with the challenge... 

LMCB 222 - Anything Goes with a Holiday Theme
Here is a fabulous layout from KARRIE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sensational Saturday Showcase!! + Challenge Reminder.

Well Happy Holidays to all of our readers!!  Sorry we have been a little MIA this week.  We can't let another day go by without showing off some of your fantastic layouts!!  
Thanks so much Ladies for joining us and grab your "I was Featured" badge from the sidebar if you haven't already.  

A few Reminders:  
A new challenge starts tomorrow.  So come back and join!!  
We will be introducing to you our new Design Team for first term of 2015 very soon!!
All current challenges for December on the right side bar with links.  Join 1 or all!
December 26th is the magical last day to enter.

Now check out these fun and gorgeous layouts!!  Pure talent.

From our Home for the Holidays challenge...

From our Snowflake Galore challenge...

From our Here comes Santa Claus challenge...
Santa and Me Created with {http://scraporchard.com/market/Secret-Santa-Digital-Scrapbook.html} by Down This Road Designs No Template

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday Talents from our DT!

Today is Tuesday Talents from our DT! I tell ya, the time before Christmas gets a little hectic! The team has some awesome inspiration for you!

Each year Santa tours our neighbourhood distributing lollies from the back of a fire truck to all the assembled children. I used a photo of my son patiently waiting for Santa to arrive

A simple layered page featuring a special photo taken last week of my youngest son meeting the Santa at his Kindy party. I have fussy cut all the present boxes from a 6x6 paper..

"Some Leave Cookies"
This page is all my hubby. Some leave cookies, my hubby leaves beer for Santa.

Monday, December 15, 2014

DT Call Info

Hey all! Wow, amazing entries in our DT Call! Michele and I are going through them all now and those who have made the team will be contacted VERY soon!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

LMCB 221 - "Here comes Santa Claus"

Wow!!  3rd December challenge here at Lasting Memories!!  That can only mean it's that much closer to meeting up with the "Big Guy" soon.  :)  So in honor of the spirit of Christmas... our next challenge is

LMCB 221
"Here comes Santa Claus"
This could be layouts from Christmas morning, Christmas Eve,
 preparing for Santa, visiting Santa, decorating for Santa... you get the idea. 
 Lots of different ways to interpret this challenge. 
 I know we will see some fun pages for this one!!
Thank you to all who have entered our challenges so far.  
You can find all the links on the right sidebar.
Thank you also to all who linked up for our DT call!!
We shall be choosing and announcing the new DT soon.
Lots of exciting things happening here at Lasting Memories.  
And finally... here is TONI's take on our newest challenge.  
She fussy cut all those presents!  Super cute photo.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Features... and one last shout out for our DT Call???

YIKES!!  I couldn't let this day end without showing off a few or your wonderful layouts!  Sooo as you are snuggling under your blankets tonight, paroozing your blog roll, with something hot to sip on possibly... I hope you find inspiration in these lovely pages and DREAM about what YOU can scrap for our challenges!!  
All Links on the right side bar.  
New challenge starting Sunday.

AND... one last reminder to enter our DT call with any one of your layouts that you love. 
 Ends tomorrow!!  go HERE to enter.  

And now for our FEATURES...

From our "SNOWFLAKE GALORE" challenge...

Do you want to build a snowman??  Love this!!  :)

Super cute with fun gems to top it all off!!  

From our "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" challenge...

Bring out the Jolly and the bling!!  Love the title work on this.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DT Call ENDS Saturday!

Tick tock my friends!! The clock is running out of time! Our current DT call ENDS on the evening of Saturday, Dec 13!! If you'd like a chance to be on our team for a 6 mth term, hurry hurry! Don't be late!

Have You Been Featured??

Hello!! We're off to a great start this month with 2 challenges on the board! Links on the sidebar! Let's show off some of these gorgeous entries!

From our "Home for the Holidays" challenge

Just Jill


and from our "Snowflakes Galore" challenge

(please click link to see her awesome layout as it's on InstaGram and I can't get the photo)


Ladies, thank you for inspiring us today!!

Don't forget about our DT Call! Ends Saturday!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mojo Monday Design Team Reveal: #LMC220 Snowflakes Galore

Welcome to Mojo Monday and our fabulous design team reveal. This week's challenge, #LMC220 is all about Snowflakes. Show us those Snowflakes in your layouts, it could be die cuts, background paper, in the photos themselves... The possibilities are endless!

We don't have snow at Christmas as it is summer in the southern hemisphere so rather than get caught up in the whole snowflake thing I just used patterned paper and embellishments to create my Christmas page.

I've chosen some large, spotty paper in wintery colours, which (if you squint) kind of evokes a snowy feel, maybe?
Stay tuned for more Snowflake layouts all week and month. We are looking forward to seeing your layouts. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

LMCB #220 - "Snowflakes Galore"

We just want to see your personal style.  So link up any layout that you love. 

Happiest Sunday wishes to you all!!
It's time for yet another challenge here are Lasting Memories!!

This week is all about SNOWFLAKES!!
LMCB 220
Show us those Snowflakes in your layouts.  Could be die cuts, background paper, in the photos themselves... or LOOK at what our DT KARRIE did!!
She went back to "School days" and literally cut out snowflakes the old fashion way.
Don't you love it??
Some of our DT are challenged with this challenge for they don't have "Snow" where they live.  That's ok!!  Be creative.  Think outside the box.  

Did you see the movie "Frozen?"  
Do you wish to visit a certain snowy place?  
Do you have a favorite ice cold beverage on the beach that gives you the chills?
Do you ever visit an ice skating rink?
Just some ideas.  :)

Can't wait to see what you can scrap.  As with all of our challenges, the links are on the right sidebar and you have until December 26th to enter.  Happy Scrappin' to you!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Wishing You ..

Hello! Just a reminder that our December challenges have started! We have one live right now and another set to go for tmw. You have all month to get in on the challenges for a chance to win a cool prize pack! Links on the sidebar!

Don't forget, we're also hosting a DT Call till Dec 13! Link up here!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Feature!

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Almost the wknd and hopefully some crafty fun time! Here's a gorgeous layout from Lucie to inspire us all!

We used to go find a Christmas tree in the forest with the kids. This is from 1983. I'm entering this in the Lasting Memories challenge 219, Home for the holidays

Lucie is on Pinterest, so if you're like me and a bit of a pin addict, follow Lucie to see more of her work!

Lucie, thank you for joining us and inspiring us today!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Want to join our DT? We're having a DT Call for the next 2 weeks! Link up your LO here! Good luck!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mojo Monday Design Team Reveal: #LMC219

Welcome to Mojo Monday! Can you believe that it is already the first day of December? 25 days til Christmas, 31 days til 2015... Time is just flying by! 

The first challenge of December is celebrating a holiday traditions. It can be any winter holiday tradition, not just about Christmas.  There are different traditions celebrated around the world and we want to see one of your traditions.

LMCB # 219
"Home for the Holidays"
Show us a Holiday Tradition you do in your home.

The design team has been busy at work putting together a variety of different traditions to show you. Hopefully one of their layouts will inspired you to get your page done. Here is what the design team has created for you. Click on their blog links for all the fun details and while there, leave some blog love because I am sure the design team would great appreciate it.

Three Waters Creations
"Christmas Cards"
My Christmas tradition is making Christmas and Winter Holiday cards. I scrapbook my cards so that I have a record of each year's theme. These cards are from Holiday 2011. See three other examples, including my 1st ever homemade card at my blog, Three Waters Creations.

Sweet Scraps

My family's tradition has always been that stocking contents are wrapped, and get opened first - kids don't even have to wait for parents.  Journalling further is on the pull-out tag.

Scrap Pieces of Me
"A Christmas Tradition"
It is a family cake recipe that is an annual tradition in my home.

Being Karen
"{New Clothes}"
My daughter always gets some new clothes for Christmas.

Karen's Crafty Corner
This year I started a new Tradition - making advent boxes for my kids!

Ok, now it is your turn to create a layout of your tradition for the season. To play along and link up, click on the challenge link on the right sidebar. We are looking forward to seeing what you created.
Have a wonderful Week and Happy December!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Related Posts with Thumbnails