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!

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!!

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday's FEATURED Layouts!!!!

Good morning friends!!  I think this week's challenge is a HIT with all of you!!  WE just love seeing all of your "Layered Up" entries!!  There is still time TODAY to enter our CURRENT CHALLENGE.  Show us how you layer things on your layouts.  Link up HERE by 9pm EST tonight to possibly WIN or be a part of our TOP 3.

In the mean time, I want to share some AWESOME layouts from our readers!!  
We know that they inspire us, so we hope that they inspire you too!  CONGRATS to all of you below!!  
Thank you so much for playing along with us this week!!
Grab your "I was Featured" badge from our left sidebar and display proudly!!
  Happy Saturday!  And see you tomorrow for our next fun challenge!!  :-)








Aren't these GREAT????


Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday's Featured Artist Is ...

Wow, I cannot believe it is Friday already. This week has flown by and we fell behind at Lasting Memories. So sorry about that!

Today's featured artist is Tammylee from "Tammylee's Stamp Corner"!


"Just a little about me. I am a 49 year old that loves life. I have two grown sons and have been married  29 years to my best friend. We live in Northern Wisconsin so I have a lot of time to work on my projects in the Winter. The rest of the year I buy out my time. I have loved crafts all my life. I started my first scrapbook when I was in 7th grade. I was the Historian for my OEA club in High school. I design for Mygrafico, Chalk-Ah-Lot, Craft Us Crazy, A Crafting Start, Mark's Finest Papers A Heinrich Company and Ready, Set, Create. I have been on many teams as a design team member or guest designer, and  I loved them all.  I am also the design team coordinator for MyGrafico and Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe.  If you have never seen powdered chalk then you have to stop by the cafe. Gotta love stamping, I love what I do!"

It is definitely the best of both worlds when we can love something that we do, isn't it?? Tammylee is currently Guest DT for April/May at Digi Darla's, which is a new challenge blog that I have taken on as well and we're happy to have her join us! Today Tammylee is sharing with our readers how she made the flowers on this card!!! She's put together a great photo tutorial, so sit back, relax and read on!! Enjoy!! And if you have some spare time this wknd and you would like to join our current challenge, we would love to see your creations. You have till tmw night at 9pm EST!! Happy Scrappin!


I wanted to share how to make these flowers!
YES USING CHALK SPRAY I MADE!
Supplies  scissors, flower punch, paper bags,
Elmer's glue (or any school glue) buttons, or pearls, walnut ink,
chalk with water in spray bottle.
I have used metallic colors blitzy and ritzy. 
I first cut my bags so they are easy to punch
I find that if my punch starts to stick a few punches of tin foil sharpens the punch.
Punched flowers
Now time to crinkle the flowers. I have found the longer they stay crinkled the better.
 
Next I spray them with Walnut Ink and then with
the chalk spray. The chalk spray gives a great shine.
Next I take 6 petals and glue a dot in the middle of each and stack.
See how glue is here, this is done for each layer.
 
Now for making the flower have more texture. I squeeze down in the middle and twist to layer the petals.
Here you can see I have added buttons in the center  
A ton of colors can be made using walnut inks and chalks.
The chalk spray is what gives the wonderful shimmer and shine.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

LMCB #81 - "How Do You LAYER Up?"

Before I get to this weeks challenge, I want to send a HUGE, heartfelt thank you to my team. I lost my grandma last Sunday night and it was very sudden. I let my team know that I didn't know if I would be around during the week and the outpouring support really touched me. Even writing this brings a tear to my eye.  Michele, Denise; you guys did an awesome job with the blog updates this week and ALL of you blew me away with your layouts for our "Pawsitively Sweet" challenge. I didn't get a chance to get around and comment, but I will be because the entries were amazing. Being a huge animal lover, this was a challenge close to my heart and I promise, I'll do my best to get around to everyone. Thank you ALL so much for joining us last week. I've been thinking about it and I'm not choosing a TOP 3 this week - you ALL deserve it, so I would love for you to just add that TOP 3 badge to your blogs. I noticed we're up to 230 followers and that is amazing to me. I started this challenge blog, not knowing where it would go and look at it - it's getting bigger and better every week!!! You guys are awesome!!

Ok, so now lets get on to this weeks challenge - oops, wait!! We need to let you know who won Kimberly's AWESOME prize!!! Chosen by random.org ....
Congratulations BRENSHEVIA! Please contact Kimberly to claim your prize and we hope you'll show off something you do with it in the future challenges!!

Ok, NOW onto this weeks challenge!! We're wanting to see how you LAYER up!! Do you layer your paper? Flowers? Maybe you layer your photo's or your ribbon?? We can't wait to see what you create!! Stop in tmw for some awesome DT inspiration and again, thank you for joining us each and every week!!


As a thank you for joining us, we are being sponsored by A2Z this week and winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for their ETZY store!!!

Here's a sketch if you would like to use it, again, NOT mandatory for our challenges!



Thursday, March 22, 2012

A BEAUTIFUL Feature about "Patches"

Happy Thursday to you all!!  I kept going back to this beautiful work of a Scrapbook layout!  Just love all the patterned paper and the hidden photos and journaling!  Such a great take on our Pawsitivley Sweet LMCB 80 Challenge.  Congratulations MOSHIE!!  Thanks for sharing this with us!!  Be sure to grab your "I was FEATURED" badge from our left side bar and display proudly to all of your friends!!

 

LOTS and LOTS of time to come play with us... and remember... you have a chance to WIN this...
 
Just link up HERE by this Saturday at 9pm EST.  You also have a chance to be a part of our TOP 3 or be FEATURED!  Hope to see you!!
~Michele

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Some FEATURED layouts from Charlotte and Caro!!

Hello to all of our scrappin' friends!!!  Michele here with you today... and I am loving the fun and wonderful layouts we are seeing so far for our PAWSITIVELY SWEET challenge!!  You all are rockin' this one!!  Here are a few layouts that definitely need your attention!!

 
Love the bright and cheerfulness of this!  Such wonderful color!!

 
Clever title!!  And such a great way to showcase some fantastic animal photos!!!

Congratulations Ladies!!  Grab your "I was Featured" badge from our left sidebar and brag to your peeps!!  Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

Still lots of time for the rest of you to show us your PET, ZOO and ANIMAL layouts!  
Saturday, 3/24 at 9pm EST is the deadline!!  Go HERE to link up!!
Happy Wednesday to all!!  

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Mojo 3/19/12

Good morning! We have some fantastic Mojo from our DT today! Here's some idea's to get your Mojo flowing. Show us some of your fantastic Mojo! 
Join our CURRENT CHALLENGE going on now.  "Pawsitively Sweet"... show us your Pet, Zoo and Animal layouts.  Can't wait!!










puppy love 

 










Sunday, March 18, 2012

LMCB #80 "Pawsitively Sweet"

Good morning and welcome to another awesome Lasting Memories challenge! Thank you for sharing your memories with us. All of your entries were fantastic!
Our Winner is SUZIE!!  Please contact Suzanne with your address for your prize. Our top three are in no particular order:

Sukie
Roulien
Barbara

Now for this week's challenge:
Pawsitively Sweet: Show us your pets, zoo or animal pics.
We have this wonderful sketch to get you started. You don't have to use the sketch but you do have to show us some of your pet, zoo or any animal pics, (Even if you have an unconventional pet like a "lizard or a hippo ect...")

If you enter you could win this Pawsitively Sweet prize from Kimberly!
You have until 3/24/12 @ 9PM EST to enter so lets see those fantastic LO'S!
Check back here tomorrow to see some fantastic DT inspiration!



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Some FEATURED inspiration for you!!!

Happy St. Patty's day everyone!!  We've got some lovely layouts to share with you!!  In the theme with our LUCKY holiday today and our Feeling LUCKY Challenge that is still going on... thought these layouts were very appropriate!  Congratulations Ladies!!  Grab your "I was Featured" badge from our left side bar and display proudly!!
 

 

 

You still have just under 7 hours to join our LUCKY Challenge.  Link up HERE by 9pm EST TODAY to be considered our WINNER or part of our TOP 3!!  Good luck.  Remember... the one requirement of our challenge is to include the word LUCKY somewhere on your layout.  That is it.  Easy enough!  Looking forward to seeing more of you!!
~Michele

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Featured Inspiration - "Lucky you're in my life."

Good morning Wednesday to all of you!! It's Michele here today... and I was breezing through some of the entries thus far... and this one from ROULIEN surely caught my eye!!  She has alot of cool elements on this page.  Check out some of her close-up photos on her blog.  Great use of the sketch and the color yellow.. and of course the word LUCKY!  It's all perfect!! 


Congrats  ROULIEN!!  Grab your I was featured badge from our left side bar and display proudly!!  I am loving all the layouts so far.  Keep 'em coming to the rest of you!!  For your chance to win Suzanne's fabulous PRIZE, be a part of our TOP 3 or be FEATURED during the rest of the week.  Or who knows... you might just be ALL 3!!  You have until Saturday, March 17th @ 9pm EST to join us!! 
And Remember... you need to include the word "LUCKY" as the one required element to our challenge somewhere on your layout.
Have a great Scrappin' Day!!
~Michele

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - My Memories Suite is Offering An AMAZING Deal!

Hi all! Karen here with an amazing offer from My Memories Suite, valid for the month of March only!! As you know, I LOVE the software and wanted to share this with you ... this is excellent for digital scrapbooking and easy to use. You can also download other stuff from the net and input it into this software as well. 

See you back here tmw with some reader's inspiration!!!!

This special offer is only good on receipts dated BEFORE 31 March 2012!! So if people were considering getting the software using your code before, they'll want to get it this month!!

Every Person who buys MyMemories Suite Software using my STM promo code STMMMS40568 during this Special Limited Time Offer is eligible to receive a One Year RAKStar Membership - free!! That's a free HUGE Digital Scrapbooking kit every month - and it's MyMemories Suite compatible, so it's like getting a free software content upgrade every month!! Valued at $247.35!!!

Here's how it works:

Post the details of the offer. Have your reader email you the receipt of the MyMemories Suite Software purchase using your code. Receipt must be dated between (February 24, 2012 - March 31, 2012). 



Once I have your receipt, I'll email it to My Memories Suite and we'll be given a gift certificate for RAKstar!!! How AWESOME is that!! So, if you've been thinking about getting My Memories Suite software, now is most certainly the time to do it!!!! Click on the blinky in my sidebar and enter my code - send me your receipt and watch for your one yr membership gift certificate in your email!! 









Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Mojo from our Design Team!!!

Good morning Monday to all of you!!  How about some wonderful Monday Inspiration from our Design Team to kick off your day??  We have a very fun challenge going on right now!!  You will see all kinds of different ideas below!! Go HERE for all the details of our challenge!!  Are you feeling "LUCKY?" :-) 
Have a great day and ENJOY!!  Happy Scrappin'!!!









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