Sunday, February 23, 2014

Food based guilty pleasures at lasting memories

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We're down to our last challenge of February. You have till Friday at 9pm EST to get your entries in! We'll be contacting a GDT on Saturday afternoon to join us for the month of March and we'll be announcing the winner of our gift certificate as well. Get those entries in.
 I have the last challenge for February.  Originally it was called cookie time- feature making, baking or eating or in my case selling Girl scout cookies.  Anyway the DT was struggling with what to do so we changed it to food based guilty pleasures
"Food/Beverage .. Guilty Pleasures"
What does this mean? Here's what I have to say:
"You know we all have those guilty little pleasures. Our favorite comfort food. This time of year it Girl Scout tagalong cookies for me. So for this week we are asking you to share your guilty pleasures with us- food based only please
I was inspired by creative scrapper sketch 262
I used a box of my favorite tagalong girl scout cookies and cut it into chevrons.
for the smaller chevrons I substituted wooden trefoils.
I scored this wooden 4inch trefoil from a give away at our local girl scout council office
I actually have several hundred  of them that we'll use at day camp as name tags
and then some will go to our older girl camporee for multi media craft projects
close up of my cookie box chevrons
 I varied for the sketch in that I didn't use three pictures,
 but instead documented the girls efforts at booth sales. 
Our troop of 28 girls is close to 5300 boxes of cookies sold


Friday, February 21, 2014

A2Zscrapbooking blog hop

We're so excited to be here today, because it's time to BEAT THE WINTER BLUES with a blog hop, celebrating a huge sale at one of our favorite online crafty retailers on etsy,  a2z Scrapbooking .

Their Sale section is jam-packed full of Hero Arts items that are 50% off
As if that's not enough,
 we have an extra discount code for an extra 20% off your entire purchase
So hop along with us today (February 21st), to see some fantastic, inspirational projects made using products you'll find in the a2z Sale Section.
Be sure to comment on each of the blogs, "LIKE" our Facebook page, and enter below using the Rafflecopter widget, to increase your chances of winning a gift certificate of $25.00!  You have until February 28th midnight, to comment and get extra entries via rafflecopter.
Now that's sure to beat those wintery blues!
Hi, It's Haven here at Haven's Haven to share my inspiration with you. 
You should be arriving here from Sue @ Sue's inky fingers blog. 
 If you're joining me here first please make sure to see the full hop list below
Thanks for stopping by
This  entire layout was made using paper cottage 6x6 pad. 
I started by cutting two piece of the mustard yellow paper in half to create 2 - 3x 12 strips.
I did the same with the lace paper but at 1.5 inches and the fussy cut along the scallop.
The center base is two pieces of the blue printed paper.  I hid the seam with the placement of my photo and paper layers.  The solid brown and pink are card stock from my stash, but match well enough.  I also used a piece of dotted paper from the pad as well as fussy cut the printed banners and journal tags from another sheet. The blue longer banner is also from the paper cottage pad mounted on cream cardstock to make it stand out .
Basic Grey Paper Cottage 6x6 Paper Pad

The cluster of embellishments are a combo of more paper from the pad that I fussy cut.
 The larger flowers I covered with liquid glass and stuck a hero arts red hue dot into the mostly dried glass.  The blue flowers were also fussy cut from the same page as the red and have hero arts red metallic décor stuck to their centers.  I then scattered the remaining hue drops among the twine
Hero Arts Hero Hues Dots Flatbacks

Hero Arts Red Metallic Decor Embellishments CH188
Next up on the hop is Kelly from You and Your big Dreams
 Here is the list of Hoppers.

If you get lost along the way or encounter a broken link,
please come back here for the full list!
Please note the terms and conditions:

  • Minimum purchase of $25.00 in order to receive the 20% off. (no minimum purchase required to receive the original 50% off discount)

  • The code A2ZHop20 will be good for February 21-28

  • If you spend $50.00 or more, you will also get a free gift with your purchase!!!

  • You have until Midnight February 28th to enter via the Rafflecopter widget.

  • Winners will be drawn randomly and will be contacted via email, by March 5th.

  • Please ensure you leave a current email address with your entry, so that we can contact you! Be sure to check your email, to see if you've won!

  • Any winners who are contacted, but who do not reply with their full details (so we can organize their prize) by March 10th, will forfeit their prize and new winners will be drawn.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Love is in the air at lasting memories updated 2/17

 We are on our 3rd challenge of February, which is love is in the air. For this challenge you need to use the word love along with something with wings on your layout.
 ( Birds, Butterflies, get the idea) 
Now for the fun part
At the end of Feb we'll be choosing a GDT to join us for March
one lucky person will win a $10 gift certificate from A2Z scrapbooking.
 One entry PER challenge please - but each challenge entry earns you another chance to win.
 We're loving this new change at LM as it gives you more time to play along.
I'll be playing along soon. I'm swamped with this weeks start of Girl Scout cookie season
Till than please check out what the other DT have got for inspiration
Yeah I got my layout done.  Just a little late due to silly Girl Scout cookies.  Who said it'd be okay to snow the weekend before delivery.  Messed up the whole schedule, but I was finally able to create my love layout.
My husbands wonderful Aunt Diane has been taking the girls on special dates for a few years now.  Here's Danielle's date with Diane from July of 2012

Journal- "Danielle you are very much loved by Aunt Diane. 
She has taken each one of you girls on a special date"
I used up this card kit from my stash for inspiration.
So glad I did as I'm not much of a card maker and don't have the instructions to put the card together.
The flair and butterflies are from my stash too.
  I misted- too orange ,chalked- too pink, and inked- too red but muted with black
 to get the two butterflies to my liking.  
of course I had to add some bling too.
I'm entering this layout in S.W.A.T drill #26
let's capture our memories #58- rotated the sketch 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine color challenge at lasting memories

Valentine's day is this Friday and I've been busy helping two of the four kids with Valentines for their classes.  We've put a good dent into my stash of Pink and Red paper , but I still had plenty for this challenge .  So what is the Lasting memories challenge this weeks?  Super easy.  Just use traditional Valentines colors.
Pink and/or Red with some white, black or kraft.
Here's my inspiration for you
I intended to use nothing but pink, but got a little off track and threw in some green,
because the ribbon slide sticker had some green in it

Funny how product can direct your layout choices, just one little sticker. 
 I liked the little bit of green bling in the flower center and wanted to have more. 
 Of course it looked weird with just specks of green bling
so out came the acetate flowers and swirls and of course more bling 

 I even covered up the original flower, because the pink was so in your face. 
 That's probably why I've had it in my stash for so long. 

We would love for you to join us with a Valentine colored layout
 and you can cheat a little like me if you need to

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Time for a change at Lasting memories

Time for change .. in a GOOD way!

Hi everyone!! Well, we have been throwing some ideas around on how we can make LM just a little bit better for you, our readers. Some changes that are taking effective immediately are:

LM will now host our regular weekly challenges, but you have the ENTIRE month to enter! What does this mean?? As we go live with each challenge, the linky with that challenge will close the last Friday of the month, for example: Feb 2-28, 9-28, 16-28 and 23-28

The challenge month will now close the last Friday of the month at 6pm EST .. why? Because we need time to count up the entries for a monthly grand prize! Enter each challenge and get 4 chances to win! One entry per challenge please .. enter 2, you have to chances etc. AND we have another announcement! Months end will now have a grand prize AND we'll be choosing a GDT to join us for the following month!

Find our upcoming challenges for  the entire month on the right sidebar!

Check out the left sidebar! Find us on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! We're everywhere now! (just have to add our FB link to the sidebar)

Keep an eye out for upcoming blog hops!

We are also looking for sponsors, so if you'd like to sponsor us, please email us! We'd love to hear from you!

Watch for your entry to pop up on our Social Media sites!! If you'd rather them not be put on social media sites, PLEASE leave us a comment here when you link up (very important!)

So there you have it! Lots of awesome stuff going on at LM! Instead of one day of DT Monday Mojo, we'll be showcasing layouts every day!! We're excited about our changes and we hope you are too!!

Our first challenge is up and running - get your scrappy on!! Have a great week!!!
Karen and the LM DT

Groundhogs day at lasting memories

In the grand fashion of groundhogs day, we here at lasting memories are trying to predict the return of spring.  Did you see your crafty shadow today? Will we be in for an early spring or more of the same brutal cold?  This week’s challenge is to create either a Spring or Winter Layout.
I vote spring, so glad to finally break out of the fog that has had it's grip on the valley for too long.
Even though I'm wishing for more spring like weather my layout for this challenge is a twist of both spring and winter.  Here's one more layout from our spring break trip last year up to the property/cabin.  March 2013 and we still had two feet of snow on the ground, not this year.
Willamette ski resort closed it's doors for the season last weekend and it looks like we are in for another dry summer.

The paper is a CM that I got as a gift for attending a crop this past June. I love the bright fresh colors on the background and the pink paper under the title has a faint floral pattern to it so it definitely has a spring feel to it as far as color goes, but the photos scream winter.
Close up of my brother- in -law after having to retrieve the shovel from the snow fort so he could get his truck free from the snow bank he high centered on
Just a hint of floral under the title.
 I cut the title with gypsy wondering font welded on the gypsy and then inked around the edges to give it a spring glow.
So what do you predict? spring or winter? We can't wait to see.