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!!

December Link-Up

Friday, September 30, 2011

Reader's Submission - "McVIC"


Oh my gosh... it really is FRIDAY!  Woo hoo!  Hope you all have fun things planned for the weekend and MOST importantly have some time for some scrappin'?? 
It's Michele with you today to share this gorgeous and brave layout from KACEE.  Kacee... LOVE that you scrapped yourself... thus I described this at "Brave." :-)  We are all guilty of not doing this more.  Fun colorful flowers framing your beautiful portrait!! Congratulations Kacee!!  Grab your "I was Featured" badge from our left sidebar and display proudly.  Thanks so much for joining us this week!

There is still a little time to get your Frames and Flowers layout linked up!  Saturday 10/1 @ 9pm EST is the deadline.  Love seeing everyone's creativity!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Reader's Submission - "The Walker's"


Hi everyone! Sorry, a little late today, been a crazy day!! Today's submission is from Lydia! Isn't this beautiful and I love the doily. So pretty! Congrats Lydia!! Be sure to grab your Featured badge and thanks for joining us this week!

You still have time to join our current challenge, so come out and play! Challenge closes Sat at 9pm EST!

Have a good one!
Karen

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Granddaughters"


And HELLO!!!  It's Michele here with you on this wonderful Wednesday bringing you today's FEATURED layout from SUZANNE!!  :-)  Does this not just make you smile??  Not only an adorable photo of Suzanne's Grandaughters... but such a pretty layout to showcase their beautiful faces!  The pearls, flowers and that Gorgeous frame!  Love everything about this.  Take a hop on over to Suzanne's Blog to see another layout she created using this exact same photo.  Great work!  Congratulations Suzanne!!  Grab your very own "Featured" badge from our left side bar and display proudly!! 

Lots of time to join our Current Challenge!!  Frames, Flowers on a SCRAPBOOK layout.  Let's see what you've got! Link up by Saturday, October 1st @ 9pm EST. 
Have fun!!



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Feelin' Fallish"


Good morning!! Karen here with your daily inspirational feature!! Today's featured layout is from Beth! I LOVE this!! Beth, you really rocked our challenge this week and be sure to grab your badge from the left sidebar! This is gorgeous! Look at all those frames and flowers.

You can still join our challenge this week which is all about Frames and Flowers! Just a reminder, to be eligible for being Featured or TOP 3, you must link up a scrapbook layout. Thanks!! Have a great day all!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Fabulous You"


Hello everyone!  I am excited to share with all of you today's FEATURED layout from ILEANA.  Now if this doesn't make you smile on a Monday morning, then I don't know what will.  Love the Film Strip for a frame, the Scrabble tiles for the title and the COLOR of the whole layout really jumped at me!  Wonderful ILEANA!!  Congratulations!!  Please grab the "I was Featured" badge from our left side bar and display proudly to all of your bloggy friends!!

The week and this CURRENT CHALLENGE are in full swing!  You have LOTS of time to show us your Scrapbook Pages with some Frames and Flowers.  Can't wait to see what you create.  Link up HERE by Saturday, October 1st 9pm EST.

And just a reminder... to read the post above about "Cards for Izzy."  Would love you to all participate with us!  Can you just imagine the smiles and twinkles we can possibly bring to Evanna, Izzy and their family??
Have a wonderful Monday!  Happy Scrappin'!!!  ~Michele

Sunday, September 25, 2011

LMCB #57 - Frames and Flowers

Hello!! First off, I want to thank Evanna for her contributions as a DT member, but if you've read a recent post you'll know that Evanna and her family are dealing with a very sick little girl. Therefore, Evanna has stepped down from DT for the time being, but she will return when she is ready. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Before we get to today's challenge - here's your TOP 3!
Congrats ladies! Be sure to grab your TOP 3 badge from the left sidebar for your blogs!!

Now onto this weeks challenge and it's a fun one! We want to see frames and flowers on your layout! Sounds pretty easy, right? It is!! Come on out and join us! Be sure to link up before Sat Oct 1 at 9pm EST for your chance at being Featured or being Top 3!! Here's some inspiration to get your mojo rockin'!!

Karen

Caryn

Marie

Charity

Vicki
Wendy
Brenda

Joelle

Michele



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Just The 2 Of Us"


Hello and Happy Saturday!! Karen here with today's FEATURE!! Isn't this awesome? I love all the added elements on here. Crystal really rocked this weeks challenge! Congrats Crystal! Be sure to grab your "featured" badge on the left sidebar and display it proudly on your blog!! Thanks for joining us!

You still have a little time to get in this weeks challenge for a chance at being Top 3!! Come out and join our Sketch w/Fall colors! Can't wait to see what you create!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Lil Pumpkins"


First of all... THANK YOU to those of you that have sent heartfelt messages and are continuing to say your prayers for one of our friends and DT member Evanna and her family.  They are most surely appreciated and will hopefully put a sparkle in Evanna's eye.  Thank you all!  Please continue to keep her in your thoughts!!

Now on to today's post.  Thank gosh it's Friday!  It's Michele here today to bring you our FEATURED layout from JESSICA.  All the fun little buttons, tags, embellies and the twine tieing it all together really caught my eye!  Congratulations Jessica and be sure to grab your "FEATURED" button from our left side bar. 

There is still time to join our Current Sketch Challenge using Fall Colors.  Looking forward to what you show us!!  LINK UP by Saturday 9/24 @ 9pm EST.
Have fun!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Prayers and Positive Thoughts Needed for one of my DT members

Hi friends. I had an email this morning from one of my DT members and once I confirmed with her it was ok, I'm sharing with you.

Evanna just found out yesterday that her little girl has leukemia. We all know that prayers and positive thoughts can do amazing things. So we're reaching out to all of you in blogland to please keep Evanna, her daughter and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Evanna will be stepping down but I've told her that when she is ready to return, we'll be here waiting.

Evanna, we're all here for you!!!!

New Winner of the MyMemories Digital Software!!

Please scroll down for today's FEATURE from Michele!!!

Unfortunately, I didn't hear from last weeks winner, so we had to draw again and winner is (drum roll pls ...) 
True Random Number Generator  
Min: 11 25
20  
Powered by RANDOM.ORG
HAVEN! Come on down! Please contact Karen within the week to claim your prize! Congrats! Leave a comment here once you've done so just in case. 

You have till Saturday at 9pm EST to claim your prize!!!

Reader's Submission - "Rough Rowdy Boys"


Hi everybody!  It's Michele with you today hoping you are having an awesome week!  I can't believe we have made it to Wednesday already... which means it's my turn to FEATURE today's layout with you!  Congratulations CHERYL for this wonderfully FALL colored layout!!  Love the boys in the leaves!  Love your fun papers.  Such a perfect FALL page.  I am loving what everyone is submitting so far.  So FUN to see the variety!  Cheryl, grab our "Featured" badge from our side bar and display proudly!!! :-)

You have LOTS of time to join us with our CURRENT CHALLENGE.  Show us your take on our sketch with Fall colors!! 
Have a great rest of the day everybody!!  Here's to getting in some craft time!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Stealth Mode"


Hey friends! Hope everyone's had a great start to yet another week! Fall is here! Can you believe that? Crazy!! I love Michele's featured LO yesterday and today is my turn and I thought Sue's was super cute! I love this dog!! He's in "stealth mode" because he doesn't want to come in! LOL! Have a peek at Sue's blog to see more of her work. Congrat's Sue on being Featured today! Remember to grab your badge for your blog!!

Come on out and join the fun of our current challenge and show us your take on this weeks sketch using fall colors!!! Have a great day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Barn Owl"


Hi everyone!!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  I see that some of you have been scrappin'!  :-)  That is what we like to see.  It's Michele here today to bring you today's FEATURED layout from BETH
I am so intrigued that this is all done digitally!! (I have yet to try).  I also wanted to show you a great example of our sketch this week and using FALL colors that don't necessarily have a Fall theme!  Wonderful job BETH!  Love the cute owl!!!  Please grab the "Featured" badge from our left side bar and display proudly.  If you already have our badge, at least add the date and BRAG about yourself.  :-)

Lots and Lots of time to join our Current Challenge going on right now and ending Saturday @ 9pm EST.
Would love to see what you come up with!!
Happy Scrappin!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

LMCB #56 - Sketch Using Fall Colors



Good morning fellow scrappers!! Thanks for joining us last week, your TOP 3 in no particular order are:
Congrats ladies! Be sure to grab your TOP 3 badge if you don't already have one! Now onto this weeks challenge - we're challenging you to use this sketch ! Twist it, turn it - just as long as we can see it!  We also want to see the lovely colors of FALL incorporated into your layout.  Ok! Now let's get this challenge started!! Here's some amazing inspiration to get you scrappin'!!

Caryn

Vicki

Brenda

Karen
Charity

Marie

Wendy

Evanna

Joelle

Amy




Saturday, September 17, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Friends"


Good morning friends! Karen here with today's Featured Layout! This one really caught my eye because of the way Lydia draws our eye to the photo using the paper strips. I love this idea! Congrats Lydia on being Featured this week! Remember to grab your badge from the sidebar.

Still a little time to come out and join us and you still have a chance to make TOP 3 for this challenge!! Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Stay"



Hello fellow scrappin' friends!!  It's Michele here today bringing you a FUN layout from our very own former DT member DENISE.  First of all... this is a GREAT way to show all of you how you can incorporate Paper scrappin' with Digital scrappin'  You will have to see what I am talking about on Denise's Blog.  Love what she did!  Congrats Denise!!  Grab your "FEATURED" badge and be proud!!

It's the start of the weekend... so come on and get that Black and White layout done and link up to our current challenge LMCB # 55 going on right now!!  You have until Saturday 9/17 @ 9pm EST. 
Have fun!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Spread Your Wings"


Good morning friends!! Karen here!! Michele and I have worked out a great schedule, so you will have a "Featured" layout every day!! I absolutely LOVE today's "feature" from Beth. This is just darling and those photo's are beautiful. The butterfly looks like it's coming right off the page. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week, Beth and congrats! Remember to grab your "featured" badge!

Come on out and join this weeks challenge, it's all about black and white!! Can't wait to see your creations!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reader's Submission - "I Will Always LOVE You."


Happy Wednesday everyone!!  It's Michele here, with a very sweet layout from TINA aka Teenabug to share with you all!  Love all of your blocking of different papers and your BIG LOVE title.  Super cute!!  So Tina... Grab your "FEATURED" badge from our left side bar and display proudly!! 

Still LOTS of time to join our Current Challenge and show us what you can do with some BLACK and WHITE.  As Karen mentioned yesterday, I think this challenge was a little more difficult for some of us DT ladies... but once we finished, I love what everyone came up with.  So give it a try... I think you will be pleasantly surprised!!
Have a great rest of the day!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Reader's Submission - We're Rockin' The Beatles!


Hello!! Karen here with your (VERY) late, reader's submission for today!! Melissa rocked this week's challenge with her black and white LO all about the Beatles Tribute Band! Great job keeping those tickets. Congrats Melissa and be sure to grab your "Featured" badge!!

REMINDER: GRACE you need to contact me in order to claim your winnings from last weeks challenge!! If I don't hear from you by Saturday at 9pm EST, I'll have to draw another winner.

Come on out and join this weeks "All About Black and White" challenge! From what I've seen, even among my DT, some have really struggled, but WOW, you are ROCKIN' this challenge girls!! Can't wait to see more inspiration!!

Don't forget, for those who didn't win the MyMemories software, there's a code in the right sidebar for $10 off as well as $10 off in store too!! Happy shopping!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

LMCB #55 - It's All In Black and White

Before we get to today's challenge, I just want to take a moment to remember all who were lost September 11, 2001. I can't believe 10 years have past. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the survivors and those who were lost, their families. 

Good morning friends!! Happy Sunday! Thank you all for joining us last week .. what do ya think of my new DT?? Awesome huh? I bet you're all waiting to see who won MyMemories Digital Software! Well, without further a-do .. the winner, chosen by Random.Org is GRACE!!! Congrats!! Please email Karen for instructions on how to claim your prize!! (just for future, does anyone know how to cut/paste the winning image from random.org to here? I couldn't get it to do it??)

We also have a Top 3 and they are:
Congrats ladies! Grab your Top 3 badge and display it proudly on your blog!!!

Now onto this weeks challenge!! This week we're asking you to do your entire layout (inc'g photo's) in Black and White!! We're super excited to see what everyone comes up with. I personally LOVE black and white photo's and layouts. I don't know what it is about them, but I love them. So, here is some awesome inspiration to get you moving!!! Don't forget, we've all linked up now so it makes it SO much easier to come and visit us!!!

Evanna

Marie

Karen

Caryn

Vicki

Brenda

Wendy
Charity

Michele


Joelle


Amy




Saturday, September 10, 2011

Reader's Submission - "Hercules"

Happy Saturday everyone!!  Today we are featuring a layout from MELISSA - (Sunshine Honey Bee).  We have featured People, Places and now Animals!  So many different ways to interpret our challenge.  Melissa likes taking photos of animals, and this is a perfect page of Mr. "Hercules!"  You need to check out her close up photos on her Blog and check out how she mimicked the straw on the gorilla's back.  Wonderful idea! Congratulations Melissa!  Grab your FEATURED badge from our left side-bar column and display proudly.  Thanks for joining us this week!!


Don't forget our current Challenge this week is all about "Simply You."  You, your loved ones, something you love to do.  There is still a little time!!  Come join us for a chance to to win!!  Link up your layout HERE by TODAY/TONIGHT 9/10 @ 9:00pm EST And you have a chance to win this!!

REMINDER: Link up your LO and you ALSO have to visit MyMemories and then come back here and leave us a comment telling us what kit(s) you like in order to qualify for the drawing tomorrow!


  Good Luck everyone!! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

REMINDER!!

Don't forget our current Challenge this week is all about "Simply You."  You, your loved ones, something you love to do.  Come join us for a chance to to win!!  Link up your layout HERE by Saturday 9/10 @ 9:00pm EST And you have a chance to win this!! Good Luck everyone!!  

REMINDER: Link up your LO and you ALSO have to visit MyMemories and then come back here and leave us a comment telling us what kit(s) you like in order to qualify for the drawing on Sunday!



Reader's Submission .. "Venice"


Hello!! Karen here with today's Readers Submission!!! "Venice" comes to us from Kimberly!! You'll have to stop by Kimberly's blog to see the other page of this 2 pg LO. Congrats Kimberly and thanks for joining us this week!! Grab your "Featured" badge from the left sidebar for your blog!!

Don't forget our current Challenge this week is all about "Simply You."  You, your loved ones, something you love to do.  Come join us for a chance to to win!!  Link up your layout HERE by Saturday 9/10 @ 9:00pm EST And you have a chance to win this!!  Good Luck everyone!! 



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