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, May 31, 2014

May Challenge/Prize Info!

(sticky will stay at the top till end of May)

Join us for the month of May for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for Lacy Sunshine Stamps! We are also looking out for a June GDT. Each challenge entered earns one chance to win! Enter all 4 and you have 4 chances to win that awesome prize pack!!
Thanks for joining us!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Features and MAY Challenge extension...

Hello everyone!!  It's that fabulous day of the week once again... FRIDAY!!  :)  
So... normally I would be telling you that you have just a few hours to get in on our MAY challenges... 
but you have a whole additional week!!  Woo Hoo! 

Due Date for all 4 MAY Challenges is Friday, June 6th 6pm EST.
We sort of confused our calendar a bit... so bonus for you... longer time!
Find links on the right sidebar.

Please join us this Sunday as well for we will be kicking off our JUNE challenges.  So all kinds of scrappy inspiration!!  

On that note... here are some fabulous FEATURES from the current challenges.
Thanks so much for joining us!  We love it!!

From our CREATE your own background challenge...

From our UNUSUAL Embellishment challenge...

From our SKETCH challenge...

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

Sunday, May 25, 2014

LM #192 'Use a digital image or be creative and draw your own'

Good morning! Thanks for joining us here at Lasting Memories! We love seeing all those awesome layouts and knowing we're helping you to complete them! We have a different kind of challenge this week, which may be a little out of your 'zone' but that's what it's all about, right? We'd like to see you use a digital image on your layout this week! Use one you have or be creative and draw your own! This should be a really fun challenge and we're excited to see what you come up with. Don't let this one scare you, it's not as hard as you think!! Denise did a great tutorial and sneak peek HERE and here's Denise's completed layout

Don't forget to get in on all the challenges this month for a chance to win a $20 gift cert from Lacy Sunshine Stamps! Enter all the challenges to increase your chances to win. Have a great day!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tomorrow starts a new challenge here at LM

I thought it was very fitting for this little tut, giving our challenge is 'Use a digital image or be creative and draw your own' I can't draw but Heather from Lacy Sunshine can! I chose one of her images 'Lupita'
Most of us think digital images are just for cards or other crafts.
They also add alot of FUN and COLOR to our memories too!
I used the PNGed version (PNG means something is invisible on the image, usually the background) of 'Lupita' and sat her on my stairs, guarding the door on my deck from the dogs! LOL!

I always colors their eyes first cuz I have a habit of coloring the wrong part of the eye and have to start all over!LOL!

This is the only place we can have a garden so 'Lupita' guards the steps.
Come back tomorrow to see the finished LO.
This is one of the images in Lacy Sunshine Store, you could choose this one or their are tons of other cuties at the store and the winner this month receives a $20.00 GC for LSS from...uhh...

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

Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Features!!

Michele here... and Gosh... Friday again!  Happy Happy!!  
So if it's Friday again... that means it's almost time for our next and last
Sunday challenge to begin here at LM. 
 But WAIT... there are 3 other challenges still going on now!!  
You have until May 30th to join us in 1, 2, 3 or ALL 4 challenges for the month of May.  

Do you wanna be the JUNE GDT??
Do you wanna win a $20.00 prize??
Well then...
Links on the sidebar!  :)

Here are some wonderful layouts to share from our current challenges!  Enjoy!!

From our..."Create your Own Background challenge"
Love those stencil hearts and mist!!  So pretty!  
And I need to find that filmstrip washi tape!!  

From our ... "SKETCH" challenge...
Love how she added a few more photos, 
keeping the sketch still very visible!!

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

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

LM #191 'Sketch'

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a FABULOUS weekend! Time for our 3rd challenge of the month and Denise has challenged you to this sketch from PageMaps! So excited to see your interpretation of this.

Need some inspiration? Here's some from Jackie!

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

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time to show some more talent!

Hello! Karen here with some inspiration for your Thursday!! Have you had a chance to play a long yet? Direct links to our current live challenges are right on the sidebar. Each challenge entered earns you a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!! We're also looking for a June GDT!!

Let's show off some talent!

Make Your Own Background Challenge
Unusual Embellishments Challenge
Thank you for inspiring us today!!!

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday Featured Treats!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  A couple challenges going on here for the month of May so far.  The links are on the right sidebar.  Here are a few examples from our readers.  Fun!!  Come join us!  Can't wait to see your takes!  
Awesome prize up for grabs and Guest DT for June to be awarded!
Happy Scrappin'!!

From our "Create your Own Background" challenge
Masked circles and Using a Brayer!  Perfect!!  Cute idea for bubbles!!

From our "Use unusual Embellishments" challenge...
Rita created her own Envelope/Bag.  (Top Right)  Great idea!!

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

Monday, May 12, 2014

Our GDT Jane!

This is a FUN example of odd embellishments from Jane Howden
This is the story of my family all taking the same size shoe when we go ten pin bowling – both parents and both kids, although the way my teen son’s feet are growing this may not last for long!  I have used commercial clothing and product tags in place of patterned paper for my layout – just to be different and just because I could lol – but actually I think it is really effective – why not give this a try yourself.  
What an AWESOME idea!

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

Sunday, May 11, 2014

LM #190 'Unusual Embellishments'

Hello and Happy Mother's Day!!! Whether you are a mom to a child, a fur baby or a very special person in someones life, may your day be filled with love, laughter, family and relaxation :)
Thanks for joining us last week! Our prize for the month of May is a $20 gift certificate to Lacy Sunshine Stamps! Each challenge you enter this month earns you an entry into the draw. Good luck! This week Denise is challenging us to use "Unusual Embellishments" on our layouts. You'll see some pretty neat ideas within the DT .. wine corks, shrinky dinks and more! Here's some great inspiration from Denise herself to start off this cool challenge!
That is actually a mirror but it is very hard to take a pic of a mirror. Denise used mirrors and feathers.

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

Friday, May 9, 2014

Time for some FRIDAY FEATURES!!

Happy Friday all!  And happy start to Mother's Day weekend for all you Mom's out there!  
We are rolling right along into our May challenges and YOU have showcased so beautifully our first challenge of the month... CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND.

Check out these lovelies!!  Thanks Ladies!!  We love your work!!

You have until May 30th to join us on this challenge and the 3 remaining for the month of May.
Awesome prize pack from DENISE (on right side bar)... and how about being our JUNE GDT??

Let's see it!!  Get Scrappin'.  :)

Love her very own created die cut stencil.  Beautiful!!!

Paint splatters and daubing!  Perfect background!

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

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Good Morning!!!
Help us welcome our May Guest Designer

 Hello there,  I’m really thrilled to be playing along with Lasting Memories as guest designer this month.  I'm Jane, a SAHM to two wonderful children and live just north of Sydney, Australia. 
I have been scrapping now for more than ten years using scrapbooking as both a creative outlet and also a way to preserve my family’s precious memories. Like most crafters, what started out as a simple creative hobby has become somewhat of a major obsession. I scrap using both traditional paper and digital methods, mixing my pages equally amongst these two styles. 
I have my fingers firmly in a lot of scrapping pies and I like to keep up to date with products and techniques, searching the web and magazines for upcoming trends and changes within the industry. My personal layout style has evolved over the years because of this and I happily undertake a mix of varied styles but I do tend to lean towards a clean, relatively simple look with heavy emphasis on white space. I like to create layouts based not only on the lives of my children but on our “everyday” as well.
You can find me and more of my work on http://scrappiecesofme.blogspot.com.au - please pop by and say Hi.
This is Jane's "Make your own Background' LO

 I’ve used a stencil and glimmer mist to create my background – it really is a quick and easy way to make a setting for your work.  Oh and just in case you are scratching your head over my title – yep we call diapers “nappies” in Australia.
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