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!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

LM challenge # 219 "Home for the Holidays"

Hey everyone!!  So sorry our challenge is up a bit late today.  I think we are all still enjoying the Holiday weekend.  If you haven't had a chance to check out... our "Winner" and "Top 3" were announced yesterday for November... AAANNNNDDDDD we have a DT call!! :)
Go HERE for Winners Post
Go HERE for DT Call Post
Now on to our first DECEMBER challenge.  
LMCB # 219
"Home for the Holidays"
Show us a Holiday Tradition you do in your home.

Here is our DT member Jane with her Christmas Fruit Cake tradition. 


Can't wait to see all of your traditions for the Holidays!!
Maybe some new ones will be started.  

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

DT CALL - What's Your Style??

Time for our DT call!! If you'd like to join our team, link up below! It's Anything Goes - just show your style .. that's what we're looking for! Are you super creative, do you love white space or do you like working with lots of embellishments? Maybe you just like to keep it simple. Whatever your style, we're looking forward to seeing it and visiting your blog. We are looking for 10 members for a 6 mth term :) Members will be contact by Michele and/or myself December 15 and we'll be starting a brand new yr in Jan! Need more info? Check it out here :)

Now bring on the layouts!! Remember, layouts only my friends!!
Karen and Michele

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November WINNER and TOP 3!!

Oh Happy official first weekend of December or last weekend of November!!  Anyway you look at it, this brings our time to share with you our WINNER and TOP 3 for our NOVEMBER challenges.

What a group of talent you all are!  As always, we love to look at your creativity and sincerely THANK YOU for your continued participation!!

First up is our Monthly Winner... out of 35 total entries.
Chosen with Random.Org... (DT layouts not counted)

# 30!!  
That would be TINA from "TINA's SCRAP CORNER."
Congratulations!!  Please contact Karen or Michele to claim your prize.

And now for our TOP 3 chosen by our DT!!
Congrats.  Your layouts will be featured on our sidebar all month!!  :)




What a treat!!  Thank you Ladies!!
Now don't forget.. .a slough of challenges begins AGAIN tomorrow!!  All December challenges will be listed on the right sidebar.  Each challenges goes live each consecutive Sunday of the month.  Follow us along and scrap until your heart is content!!

We will again have a WINNER, TOP 3 and GDT for March of 2015 to choose.

AND... tomorrow is ALSO our DT CALL!  Look for a separate post from our challenge post.  We are looking for any and all scrappers!!  Woo Hoo!  Lots of fun stuff going on.

See you all soon!!

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

Friday, November 28, 2014

Fabulous Friday Features!

Good morning! How many of your are taking advantage of the online shopping or hitting the stores today?! A lot of great Black Friday steals out there! While you're thinking of that next gift, we have some features to show off for the last day of our Nov challenges!

All About the Title!




Ladies, thank you for inspiring us today!!

So many gorgeous LO's that we couldn't feature them all but we loved them! Thank you for joining our November challenges and we hope we inspired you as much as you inspired us! Challenges all close tonight at 9pm EST and winner will be announced tmw as well as our Top 3 of the month! Don't forget - DT Call and New Challenges go live Sunday!

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday!!

Ohhh it's Wednesday!!  Happy day before Thanksgiving to most of you!!  Happy "Let the Holiday decorating begin",  Happy shopping!!  ... and before you all do that... 
why don't you fit some scrappy time in??  
These following Ladies sure did!  
Congratulations on your FEATURES!!
You all still have time to join us for November!  4 challenges to check out.  All on the right sidebar.  Come see come scrap! :)
From our "All about that TITLE" challenge...
My family having fun with the video game Rock Band. Inspired by the Let's Scrap sketch 11-19-14. I'm also entering it in the Lasting Memories challenge LM#218 All about the Title !
From our "Use 1 photo" challenge...

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

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mojo Monday Reveal: LMC218: It's all about the TITLE.

Hello! Hello! Hello! Happy Monday! It is reveal day here at Lasting Memories. The Design Team has some wonderful layouts to share with you today. 

The last challenge of November is a FUN one, LMC218: It is all about the title. Create a layout using BIG BOLD titles. Make those title stand out and have some fun!

Here is what the design team has create. 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.

Our GDT Julie
Time to Create
"Here Comes Trouble"

Karen W
Karen's Crafty Corner
"What Makes Me Smile"

Karen B
Being Karen
"Keep Your Eye on the Ball"

I created my title in Photoshop Elements by placing a text layer over my photograph. I added embossing effects and a drop shadow, and used two different font sizes.

Three Waters Creations
"'Four'tuitously Placed at the Four Corners"
I give complete credit to my hubby for coming up with this title, lol! I used 3 different fonts for my creative title.

I have used two different alpha's for my title. It's actually a line from a recent top hit song by Sia.. and I chose the gloss gold thickers that really pop off this natural coloured layout..

"That Look"
Making the letters one of the focal points on the page.

OK Here's a new one - what else to do with GINORMOUS letters than make a
 GINORMOUS sentiment title?

Hopefully our design team reveal has given you some great ideas on how to makes those title stand out, BIG and BOLD. To play along, click on the challenge link on the upper right side bar. We are looking forward to seeing what you are creating.

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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

LM #218 - All About the Title!

Good morning!! Happy Sunday! It's time for our last November challenge which is "All About the Title"! We're looking for titles that really stand out this week and to start us off, we have a fabulous layout from our November GDT, Julie!!

Julie, on behalf of the LM DT, thank you so much for joining us this month and we look fwd to seeing more of you at our upcoming challenges!!

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Saturday!

And while you're dreaming of creating today, why not have a peek at our current challenges and be inspired to start (or finish) that layout you've been thinking of doing? Join the fun! Can't wait to see what you create!

Our last challenge of the month goes live tmw!

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Features!!

What time is it?  It's Friday Feature time of course!!  :)
And what lovely pages we have to share with you today.  Just loving all of our readers and participants!  So inspiring!

Remember... we have 3 challenges going on now.
All links on the right sidebar.
New and last November challenge coming up on Sunday.
Now get scrappin'.  

Thank you Ladies for showing us your beautiful work.  Congrats!!!  
Grab your "Featured" badge if you haven't already.

From our "Use one Photo" challenge...

From our "Use one Photo" challenge...

From our "Remember someone special" challenge...

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Wednesday!

And what would make it MORE wonderful? Some awesome inspiration of course! So lets get to it!

From our "Favourite Game Show" challenge

"Let's Make a Deal"

and from our "Remembering Someone Special" 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, November 18, 2014

Upcoming DT Call

With a new year ahead, lots of changes coming, I've decided to change things up a little more! Recently I've had some of our readers email me in regards to a DT call, saying they would love to be on our team. So, I've decided to host a DT Call where even our current DT will be reapplying for positions that will start in the new year. The DT call will run from Nov 30 till December 13 and new members will be contacted by Michele and/or myself on December 15th. 

Here's what you're signing up for
6 month DT term
Comment Rotation
Bi weekly challenges 
(we will be working in 2 teams but you can do every week, it's up to you!)
All our 2015 challenges are already listed, so work as far ahead as you like

What are we looking for?
Creativity and not afraid to step a little out of the box now and then
Team players
Willing to comment on both DT members layouts as well as our readers entries

We want you to have fun, get those pages done and support your team - it's as easy as that :)
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, be sure to link up between Nov 30 and Dec 13 for a chance to be on our team! We look fwd to seeing those awesome creations!!

Karen and Michele

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mojo Monday Reveal: Your Favorite Game Show

Hello! Welcome to another Monday Mojo Reveal here at Lasting Memories. Our design team has been hard at work creating layouts for our latest challenge. 

#LMC217: Your Favorite Game Show.
Create a layout based on your favorite game show. 

How fun and cool is this challenge?!? We have such a variety of layouts to share with you. Make sure to check out our design team blogs for all the fun details, and while there don't forget to leave some love, I'm sure our design team would appreciate it. And, of course, we can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Being Karen Blog
Game Show: Who Dares Wins

Three Waters Creations
Game Show: The Price is Right

Game Show: Deal or No Deal

Game Show: Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader

Sweet Scraps
Game Show: Match Game

Karen W
Kid's Cook Off

Game Show:  Wipeout

This is our third challenge reveal for the month of November. To play along for this challenge and our other challenges, check out the right side bar for the links. Hope you play along...

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

Sunday, November 16, 2014

LMCB 217 - Favourite Game Show

We are to the 3rd challenge for November already!  Gosh... time whizzing by.  I won't remind you how many Sundays are left until Christmas.  (6... shhhh)  :)

LMCB 217 - Favourite TV Game Show

That's right!  What is your guilty pleasure in TV Game Show watching??  Can you show us a layout based on that??  Well Julie, our GDT for the month surely did just that!!
Although... I think she might be spoofing the Game Show biz.  Or at least "Wheel of Fortune."   
Check out her blog to find out. :)

From Time To Create...

All 3 challenges you can find on our right side bar.  Come on and join us!!
Make sure to stop by tomorrow for our MOJO MONDAY DT reveals.
Happy Scrappin'!!

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Reminder!

Have you had a chance to play yet?? We have 2 current challenges running and our next one starts tmw!! Can't wait to see what you create this month!

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

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Features!

Morning! TGIF right! Time to play! We have some amazing features for you today. If you're looking for more inspiration, just have a peek at all our challenges. You'll be inspired for sure! Also find direct links to our current challenges right on the sidebar :)


You guessed it! These are all from our "One Photo" challenge! Thanks ladies!

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

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