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, August 30, 2015

LM #257 Mixed Media w/a BOLD title

Well we are officially almost in Sept so this is the start of our September challenges! This whole month our challenges will revolve around "Techniques and Titles" which should be a lot of fun! Our first challenge of the month is to do a layout using mixed media and we also want to see a bold title .. shouldn't be too hard right? We are super excited to see what you come up with!
EDIT:  We had a question about "What exactly is Mixed Media?"  And well we have an answer... :)

What, exactly, is mixed media? Ask a dozen people to describe it and you'll get twelve different answers. Ask the same people again a few months later and the answers might have changed and evolved. There isn't a one-size-fits-all definition. 

So with that said... Mixed Media is basically using all kinds of different products or things on your layouts besides just paper.  So Paints, inks, twine, metal embellishments, glitter, chipboard, die-cuts, up-cycled things, crayons, pencils... just about anything you can think of and chances are you have been doing a little bit already.  

I hope that helps!!
We also have some AWESOME news! We have a new member to our team! Please give a warm welcome to Wendy!
My Photo
Welcome to the team Wendy!

We also have our Guest Designer for the month! Please give another warm welcome to Carolyn - a fellow Canadian :-)

Hello! My name is Carolyn and I live in Winnipeg, Canada. I'm a mom to a fun four-year-old girl who gives me more than enough photos and topics to scrap. I began scrapbooking when she was born as a way to give myself a break and to document our family's journey. I just recently discovered scrapbook challenges and blogging and I'm hooked! I'm learning so much it is hard to define my style as I'm trying out all these new techniques but if I had to choose, paper piecing is my favourite so far.

I'm very excited to be guest designer this month. I created this layout as my daughter and all her friends are obsessed with Frozen. She was so excited when Elsa showed up to her friend's birthday party. I'm so happy I was there to see it and take pictures.

I used a glitter paper from Martha Stewart Essentials for the border, the letters and snowflakes. The letters I sprayed with Mister Huey's opaque white paint to give it a more frozen look. The snowflake paper is from Basic Grey: Eskimo Kisses. I used a Marvy, Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up punch for the snowflakes. The light blue shimmer paper is from DCWV: Solid Glitter Blue. I used this to outline the letters and make some snowflakes. I found the letters didn't pop off the background so I added some black ink around the edges. The larger white snowflakes are from Recollections. I chopped the circles off of them and used them around the layout. The ribbon, photo corners and gems are from Dollarama:) Finally, I used an old greeting card for some snowflakes and the border to the textbox.

Let's get rockin'!!!

September GDT - Carolyn

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

Extensions to SUNDAY at 9:00pm!! And some FEATURES!!

HI fellow scrappin' friends... I don't know about you, but my summer has been crazy busy!  I was kind of blind sided by the fact that the end of August is near.  
With that said... we have extended our 
August Challenges to end this SUNDAY at 9:00pm EST!
All the links have been updated.  (See right side bar)
Would love to see some of you that were maybe thinking about playing, but just ran out of time. 
Now check out these BEAUTIES!!!



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

Sunday, August 23, 2015

LM #256 - Which Titles Will You Choose?

It's time for our last challenge for August... and I think you will like it.  :)
Choose a TITLE (Below) for your layout.  Easy?  Of course!!
You have until this Friday the 28th to join us.  

LM #256
Create a layout with one of these titles
Choose One...
1.  Reach for the stars
2.  Aim High
3.  You are my sunshine

Our GDT and DT did just that and did it wonderfully!!





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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sensational Saturday Standouts!! (Features)

Happy weekend everyone!! Just want to share some more of these wonderful layouts from all of you!!  BEAUTIFUL if I may say.  :)

New challenge starting up tomorrow.  Be sure to come check out.  It's the last one of 4 for the month of August!  Chance for a PRIZE, TOP 3 and GDT for November.

All challenge links on the right side bar.

From our SKY HIGH challenge...

(The brick work with her beautiful background paper is amazing!)

From our Sunburst/Starburst challenge...
(What a great photo!!  The colors and shapes capture everything so beautifully!)

From our Sketch and add wings challenge...

(Colors and those Seagulls make me feel I'm at the beach!)

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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

LM #255 - Use a Starburst or a Sunburst!

Happiest Sunday Morning to all of you!! 
In continuing with our SKY HIGH theme for the month of August, our next challenge is all about those things that are HIGH in the Sky.
LM #255 
 Use a Sunburst or Starburst on your layout.

Here is a fabulous example from our 
GDT Beth

And some wonderful creations from our Design Team



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

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Features

I just love turning on the computer and checking out our current challenges and seeing some NEW entries!!  Yay!!  Thanks Ladies for these amazing layouts!  Congrats!  You've been Featured!!  

Our August challenges continue!  2 links on the right side bar thus far!  An amazing prize pack to be won... Top 3 to be chosen and are you our next GDT for November??

Well get going... and scrap away with us!  Let's see those pages!!

From our SKY HIGH challenge...


From our Sketch Challenge and add Wings...

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Karen!!

As the day moves along in Karen's world... where it is about 6:30pm... here I am in my world where it's just 3:30pm... and in the midst of my routine day... I remembered a very important piece of the calendar!! ...

It's KAREN's Birthday!!!

Yay!!  Happiest Birthday wishes to our Scrappin' Blog Leader!!  We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you!!

Hope your day was and continues to be fantastic!!

Love, Michele and the entire Design Team!!  :)

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

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Features!

Good morning everyone!!  We are loving the layouts that are coming in.  Here are some fabulous takes from our first August challenge "Sky High."
Thanks Ladies!!  So wonderful!!  

You can find links to the first 2 challenges on right side bar.



Click above on Tina's name to see her Instagram post!!

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

Sunday, August 9, 2015

July Winners!!!!

Go HERE to see our 2nd August challenge that started today.  :)

As promised...We finally have our Top 3, October GDT and overall winner chosen by Random.org!!
Whew!  The DT votes on everything except the overall... and let's just say it was such a close race!!
So please keep playing along... we SEE you!!  :)  
Love all of your dedication!!

TOP 3 - July

KATRINA - (Double Page Challenge)
Page 1

Page 2

LIZZY HILL - From our Together challenge

SANDY ROSS - From our Together challenge

Please contact Karen or Michele to accept.  :)

We had 68 total entries!!  

And here is her layout...

ANNA - please contact our DT LORI for your prize.  

Great job everyone!!  Congratulations!  Can't wait to see what this month brings.  

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

LM #254 - Sketch challenge PLUS Use anything with WINGS

Hello there!!  Here we are at our second challenge of August already?  Well, before we get to that challenge... a few bits of business... the winners post will be coming very soon.  
So please check back later today or tomorrow.  :)
Our second bit of business... we haven't had a chance to properly introduce to you our Guest Designer for August.  She did a fabulous layout for our first challenge related to the SKY HIGH theme... and now here is a little about BETH!  Welcome!  Great having you this month!!
My name is Beth and I am so honored to be a guest designer for Lasting Memories....I am from Keysville Va. have 2 grown children Lisa and Joey, three grandchildren and 1 great grand....hubby and I have been married for 48 years and am a retired postal worker....my crafting includes a lot of different media, I make cards, crochet, knit, and scrap, no particular style whatever catches my eye at the time.

If you would like to visit my blog it is Nana's Memories and More to check out some of my work.

And now to our challenge... LM 254 - related to the Sky High theme...

SKETCH challenge AND add anything with WINGS onto your layout.

From our GDT... Thank you Beth!!

Here are some outstanding layouts from our very talented DT!  Thank you Ladies!!  :)

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

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