Our "Scrappy" Friends!

Welcome!

Hello fellow scrapbookers!!! Welcome to "Lasting Memories" which is all about LAYOUTS!! Yes, JUST layouts! There are no cards allowed here. Find us on all the social media networks and follow us so you don't miss a thing. 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 have a prize pack for one lucky person and choose a GDT to join us for a month! Enter all 4 challenges for 4 chances to win! One entry per challenge please! No back-linking is appreciated, for we would love to know that we "Challenged" you. We look forward to challenging you and helping you get your pages completed!

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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!!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Couple Reminders!!

Good morning friends!!! Don't forget we have a giveaway this week which you can find HERE and you have to play along with our current challenge AND you have a chance to earn 3 FREE digital images, which you can find out how HERE!!

Have a great day and come out and join the fun!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Challenge Entry, a DT Call At Digi Darla's & Earn Yourself 3 FREE Digi's!


My cousin Nancy is just new to digital scrapbooking and using My Memories Suite. Here's a layout she wants to enter in this week's challenge - she was having trouble loading it onto her personal blog, so we're uploading right here!!! You can visit Nancy HERE!!

Some more fun news!! Another DT that I'm on, Digi Darla's is looking for some fresh new faces and holding a DT call from now till January 5th! Check out all the details right HERE!! In the meantime, want to earn 3 FREE Christmas digi's? Check these out!!!


Are these not the cutest??? Earn 3 free digi's from this choice of 6 just by posting about our DT call on your blog!! Be sure to come back to Digi Darla's and leave a comment that you did just that so we can get your free digi's of choice out to you!!

Be sure to check out our current LMCB challenge HERE and come out and join us!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

LMCB #66 - Color Me Happy & Another Giveaway!

Good morning and happy Sunday! Know what that means? It's time for a new challenge this week!! Again, thank you all so much for playing along last week. We love seeing those layouts and it's also a lot of help to get them done, one page at a time. Before we move on, I bet you're itching to see who won Amy's giveaway!! Winner, chosen by Random.org is ....


FERN!!! Congrats!! Contact Amy to see how to claim your prize!!

Your TOP 3 for last week's challenge is:
Congrats ladies and be sure to grab your badge and display it proudly on your blog. Can't wait to see your next creation!

We have another giveaway this week!! Marie is sponsoring is with a grab bag of scenic route embellishments!!! How can you win? Play along this week, that's it!! Be sure to link up your layouts before next Sat at 9pm EST!!! Have fun and good luck!!

So this weeks challenge is a color challenge!! Here's your color palette for this week ... Lots of beautiful colors to choose from!


We've also included a sketch if you'd like to use that as well. Come on out and join us, can't wait to see what you do this week!!!!


Here's some rockin' inspiration from the DT to get your mojo flowing!!!!
                                                                             
                                                                       Suzanne

Vicki

Brenda

Caryn

Karen




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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Last Reminder!

Just a reminder, today's the last day to get in on this week's giveaway!!!


A DISTRESSING TOOL
TAPE RUNNER AND 2 REFILLS
SNOWFLAKE MINI POCKET PUNCH
CHRISTMAS ADDITIONS KIT

Hurry and join the fun for a chance to win this giveaway!! 
You have till tonight at 9pm EST!! HURRY!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Reader's Submisssion - "TITANIC...take 2"


Happy Friday and day after Thanksgiving to all!!  I hope you enjoyed with good friends, family, food and maybe a little scrappin'??  :-)
It's Michele with you today and I have a layout from Irit that I think is super gorgeous!!  All of her elements are very eye catching!! 
Congratulations Irit.  Grab your "I was Featured" badge from the left side bar and display proudly!!

There is still time to join in on our Current Challenge.  Pick a photo and show us what inspires you!!  You have until Saturday (tomorrow) at 9pm EST to submit your entry.  Have lots of fun!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Just Beachy


Hello friends!! First, I want to take a moment and wish all my US friends a very safe and happy Thanksgiving!! Here in Ontario, we had Thanksgiving in October and it's a very important holiday for me. It's always nice to just stop and take a moment to reflect on what we're most thankful for and to realize just how blessed we are. 


I wanted to share a layout with you that I put together for another challenge that was to show something we're thankful for. I did this in My Memories Suite digital software (check out my OWN custom background!!) and  it's from a recent family trip to Florida for which I am so thankful we were able to go and just get back to what's important - family. This also works with our photo inspiration challenge this week as well. 


Just a reminder, we have an awesome challenge going on this week with a giveaway as well!! You have 2 chances to win .. hop over to our current challenge to get all the details and look forward to seeing what you create this week!!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful safe and happy Thanksgiving!!
Karen and The Lasting Memories Team

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Readers Submission "90th Birthday Party"


Good morning friends!!! Karen here with today's Featured layout which comes to us from Fern!! This is stunning and look at all that detail on there. Just gorgeous and an album to be treasured for sure. Thanks so much for joining us this week Fern!! Be sure to grab your Featured badge!!

We have an awesome challenge going on this week with a giveaway as well!! You have 2 chances to win .. hop over to our current challenge to get all the details and look forward to seeing what you create this week!!

Happy scrappin'!!
Karen

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Saying Goodbye to ....

Good morning everyone!! We have some sad news today ... Charity has made the decision to step down at this time and we want to wish her all the very best in her new adventures and family life.

Charity - thank you so very much for your time and dedication to Lasting Memories. I look fwd to seeing your work on your blog and hope you have some time to join us once in awhile. Take care of yourself and I wish you all the best!! Keep in touch!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

LMCB #65 - Inspirational Photo - 3 To Choose From & A Giveaway!!

Hello friends!! Thank you all so much for joining us last week and week after week!! Your TOP 3 for last week's challenge, in no particular order are:
Congrats ladies!! Grab your badge and display it proudly. You deserve it!!

Now we have some fun news this week!! Amy is sponsoring us with a giveaway this week!! Check this out!!


A distressing tool
A tape runner with two refills
A snowflake mini pocket punch
A Christmas Additions Kit


That's about a $40 value!!! How can you win? It's easy and you can have up to 2 chances to win ..
  1. Join our current challenge (one per person please)
  2. For a second entry, refer a friend and have them play along to! This gives you and your friend an entry!
Nice and easy, right?? Also, be sure to check out Caryn's blog this week!! You won't want to miss it as she has something going on ALL week!!!

Now onto this weeks challenge - Inspirational Photo(s). Show us what you find inspiring about your photo choice. I couldn't choose ONE photo, so I thought I would make this YOUR choice!! You can choose 1 of these 3 - or hey, if you're feeling really creative, feel free to use all 3!! It's up to you this week. Just let us know which one you choose. If you're feeling REALLY creative, try and incorporate ALL 3 in your LO!! Here's your 3 choices ...




Now can ya see why I just couldn't choose just one photo? These photo's are gorgeous and I found them here. We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!! Play along as many times as you like, we love seeing everyone's LO's. Here's some amazing inspiration from my DT!!!

Suzanne- Chose the blue one

Vicki - picked the first one / water, blue, green

Wendy- chose the first picture also

Karen (photo #1)


Kim-blue and white from photo #1

Caryn - I chose photo #3



Marie - Inspired by the winter photo

Michele - Used Photo 1 & 2

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Readers Submission "Here Kitty"

Hello friends and fellow scrapbookers!! It's Tuesday and Karen here with today's featured Layout from Kimberly .. I love these pics!! What a sweet kitty cat and too cute!! Note her hidden journaling under her middle photo. Very clever!! Congrats Kimberly!! Be sure to grab our badge for your sidebar!! Thanks for joining us this week.


You still have lots of time to come out and join us with our current challenge and show us your hidden journaling ideas. Can't wait to see them!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Tanner"

Hello Scrappin' Friends!!  It's Michele here today to share with you a layout from Haven.  We love that she was inspired by 2 of our fellow DT members to do her layout.  That is the whole reason we are all here!  Check out Haven's Blog to see what she did.. .but my hint is the wonderful "Ribbon tab" folded at the bottom of the school photo.  I personally love that idea!!  Congrats Haven!  Grab your "I was Featured" badge and display proudly.
Lots and lots of time to join our Current Challenge to show us your "Hidden Journaling."  Always look forward to see what you all come up with!
Have a great day!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

LMCB #64 - Hidden Journaling

Good morning fellow scrapbookers! Hope you had a wonderful week. Thank you all for joining us and showing off your talent!!! This week we'd like to see you use "Hidden Journaling" on your layouts!! Can't wait to see how creative everyone gets here. Here's some awesome inspiration from the DT to get you movin' .. have fun and happy scrappin'!!

Vicki

Suzanne

Wendy

Marie

Caryn

Michele
 (Go to my blog to see hidden journaling)

Amy




Friday, November 11, 2011

Layout Submission from Karen! :-) - "Dinner at JD's"


Hello Everyone!  It's Michele here today...and Karen, our fearless leader/blog owner, is finally back from her well enjoyed Holiday time and she managed to join our challenge this week!!  So I wanted to share with all of you her layout.  A fun vacation photo turned Sepia and using Earth Tones!  Love it.  This just shows you the so many choices you can come up with .

So... come on out and join us for our CURRENT CHALLENGE going on now.  You have until Saturday, 11/12 @ 9pm EST to link up.  Still a chance to be "Fetaured" right here or to be a part of our Top 3!!
Hope you will join us!  Have fun!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Readers Submission "Carving Out Happy Memories"


Hey all!! Karen here with a featured layout for today!! It's good to back in the swing of things here in blogland. I missed it! Today's LO comes to us from Tonya W. I love the colors of this one and all those photo's are awesome. Looks like they had a blast!! What a bunch of fun photo's and can you believe this is digital? Pop over and visit Tonya to see more. Come out and join our current challenge, we'd love to see your creativity with this weeks challenge!! Have a good one!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Special Thank You ....

Morning friends! Karen here, back from the sunny south Florida! We had a wonderful 2 week vacation, although Hurricane Rina did affect the ocean, so it bummed a couple plans we had. Had some cool days too. Was still nice to get away and we came home with nice tans. Kid's back to school today, not happy about it!!!

I just wanted to thank those of you who sent cards for Izzy. I'll get those in the mail this week. Thank you so very much. I know it will mean a lot to Evanna.

Another thank you to Michele for keeping the challenges running here and to my DT for all their dedication and hard work! You guys are awesome!!! I haven't had a chance to comment, but I did glance quickly each Sunday and you rocked all the challenges!!

Come on out and join our CURRENT challenge and just a hint - you'll need a sepia pic!! Happy scrappin'!!

Karen

Sunday, November 6, 2011

LMCB #63 - Earth Tones and Sepia!


Good morning Sunday to all!! Loved learning about the things you "Cherish" from last week! Good to see some Old and New friends as well! :-) We appreciate you playing with us!! With that said...
Here are your TOP 3... in no particular order:

*Ann

CONGRATS Ladies!! Grab your TOP 3 badge from our left side bar and display proudly!!

Now on to our NEXT challenge!! This week we're using Earth Tones and Sepia photo's!! Karen comes up with our wondeful challenges, and I have to say I (Michele) was a BIT excited when I saw this one!! It's one I forget about. I hope you get just as excited!!
So...Vintage, Sweet Baby, Nature, Family ... gosh I could on and on with subjects that look great using SEPIA!! Would love to see what you create using Earth Tones and Sepia photos. I love what the Design Team came up with this week!! Check out their inspirational layouts and then come on and join us!! You will be glad you did!!
Vicki
Suzanne

Joelle

Michele

Kim


Charity

Caryn

Marie

Link up your entry by Saturday November 12th @ 9pm EST for a chance to be a part of our TOP 3!
You may also be "FEATURED" throughout the week!





Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Cherish Memories"


It really is Wednesday! :-)  And a happy day to all of you!!  It's Michele here today to share with you this BEAUTY of a layout from Denise!!  I just love all the fun colors and papers and the way she layed out the word Cherish.  Can you believe this is a digital layout??
Congratulations Denise!  Grab your "I was FEATURED" badge from our left side bar and display proudly!!

Still LOTS of time to join our Current Challenge.  Can't wait to see who or what you CHERISH.  You never know... you could be our next "Feature" or a part of our Top 3.  Happy Craftin'!! :-)
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