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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!!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

LM #491 - Word Play - "SPRING"


Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are all doing well and having a good weekend. 

 Today kicks off our April challenges and they are going to be fun! DT Member Denise has picked our theme and set our challenges for April. Are you ready? Let's get started!

For April our theme is going to be - Word Play - and you are to use an item or technique for every letter of these spring words:

(e.g. S-sun, stamp, silver, stars... P- pink, paint, polka dots....) Our first word is:



LM #491 - SPRING

Here's a look at the beautiful creations from the design team, starting with our guest designers:

S - Santa's List Patterned Paper by Teresa Collins and stickers
P - Patterned Paper and Poinsettias
R - Red
I - Ink
N - Nine letters in the word Christmas
G - gold heart and gold washi


S- Simple Stories: "Awesome" sticker - title
P - Pattern Paper: Paper Studio: Murphy's Square paper stack
R - Ripped paper
I - Ink: inked edges of the pattern papers
N - Navy: patter paper
G - Gray: patter paper and Basic Grey chipboard stickers


And now the creations from our talented design team:


S - Snowmen
P - Pink
R - Ripped Paper
I - Ice Skates
N - Navy
G - Green


Connie


S- Santa Sticker
P- Plaid Paper
R- Red Cardstock
I- Inking
N- Night before Christmas
G- Glitter Ribbon



Denise

S- sequins
P- phrase
R- rub on
I- ink
N-nautical
G- green



Deanna

S - Stamping
P - Pinkfresh Studios Line
R - Recollections Flowers
I - Ink
N - Nautical Theme
G - Green Gems



Such beautiful inspiration from the design team. Now it's your turn! Link up your layouts by Saturday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you find some time to play along with us!


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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Introducing April's Guest Designers

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a good Saturday.

Today we are so excited to be announcing our Guest Designers for April, but before we get to that, I want to say a big "Thank You" to our March Guest Designer - Alicia! Alicia has shared such great inspiration with us this month and I have so enjoyed seeing what she has created each week. Thank you, Alicia!

Now, on to our April Guest Designers. Please give a warm welcome to Sherri and Jamie!



Hi, I am Sherri Priest, a retired CPA who lives in Whitehouse, Texas.  I have been scrapping for more than 15 years.  I take lots of photos so I rarely do single photo pages and usually do two page layouts.  I have two grown sons who are both Eagle Scouts and married.  I have three precious grandkids who are the subject of many of my layouts.  I also scrap a lot of travel pages.  I scrap very simply.  I want the photos to stand out.  I don’t like anything too thick or messy! I love patterned paper, brads and enamel dots.

You can see more of Sherri's beautiful work on her blog - Sherri's Creative Outlet Blog.



My name is Jamie Arthur and I'm so excited to be a guest designer at Lasting Memories this month. I love scrapbooking and really love working with challenges. I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years at this point. I have two children, a Golden-doodle, and I'm married to the best man a girl could ask for. And when I say the best I mean it! This man puts up with my scrapbooking obsession as well as my coffee addiction and my love of books (which are everywhere)!  I enjoy spending time in my craft room creating layouts for our family scrapbook albums. It is so fun to be able to open our family albums and not just look at pictures but relive the memories through the layouts themselves. I put my albums in the order in which things happened and I go year by year. The only problem with this method is that I end up with a lot of albums! I tend to scrap everything, however I find that it is so worth it when I look at my children enjoying them.

Most of my layouts can be found on my blog and Instagram. On my blog I try to share what materials I used to create my layouts. Usually, I am using my Cricut Explore and Design Space, although occasionally I like to challenge myself to not use it. I also love using lots of pattern papers and embellishments.

Welcome, Sherri and Jamie! We are looking forward to seeing your creations this month!

Be sure to stop back in tomorrow for a new challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!




Sunday, March 22, 2020

LM #490 - Techniques - Texture

Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

Today we are sharing our last challenge for March. As a reminder, our theme for March has been "Techniques" - let's use some different techniques on our pages - and this week's challenge is:

 LM #490 - Include texture - use something with texture on your page, yarn, string, bakers twine, etc.

Here's a look at the design team creations, starting with our guest designer, Alicia:

March GDT - Alicia


And the rest of the design team:

I used bakers twine, brads, vellum, acetate, chipboard, 3D lollies and pop dots on some elements.


Toni


I used baker's twine, stencil work with mixed media, and popped my stickers. 


I used Bakers Twine and Chipboard letters and hearts.

Such beautiful inspiration from the design team. Now it's your turn! Link up your layouts by Saturday, March 28th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you find some time to play along with us this week! Have a great day!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

February Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner


Hello, everyone! We want to say a big thank you to everyone that played along with us last month! We had 57 beautiful entries in February. We always love to see everyone's beautiful creations for our challenges. Just a quick reminder - we are a "layouts only" challenge blog. While we do love to see cards, we ask that you only enter layouts in our challenges.

Today we are sharing our Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner for February. 

First up are the Top 3 - in no particular order:

#2 Stacy




#40 - Anna


Congratulations to the Top 3! Beautiful work, ladies!


Our picks for Guest Designer for an upcoming month are:

#27 - Scrap Queen



#46 - Sandi


Congratulations, Jamie and Sandi! Please email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your guest design team spot and for more information.


Our winner - by random draw - for this month's prize of a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice is:


#32 - Nasa (Sherri P) 

Congratulations, Sherri! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Thank you again to everyone that played along with us! We will be back Sunday with another challenge for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you have a great day!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

LM #489 - Techniques - Pressed Leaves or Flowers

Hello and Happy Sunday! I do hope you are having a good weekend and getting some scrappy time in! It's time for our third challenge of the month, so let's get to it!

Our theme for March has been "Techniques" and we are using some different techniques on our layouts. This week's challenge is:

 LM #489 - Use pressed leaves or flowers

Don't worry if you don't have any pressed leaves or pressed flowers in your stash - we will accept any leaves or flowers this week!

Here are the beautiful creations from the design team, starting with our guest designer, Alicia:

March GDT - Alicia

And the rest of the design team:


Denise
I used pressed leaves that were colored blue..

Lori
I used pressed leaves


Such beautiful inspiration from the design team. Now it's your turn! Link up your layouts by Saturday, March 28th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you find some time to play along with us this week! Have a great day!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, March 8, 2020

LM #488 - Techniques - Faux Quilting

Hello, everyone! I hope that you remembered to set your clock an hour ahead last night for the start of Daylight Saving Time! I always enjoy this time of year because it means a little extra daylight!

It's time for a new challenge today. As a reminder, our theme for March is different  techniques and this week's challenge is:

LM #488 - Faux Quilting - To give the appearance of quilted fabric either with real stitching or fake stitching with a stamp or drawn stitch lines or even use a quilt die.

Here's a look at the design team's beautiful creations, starting with our guest designer, Alicia:

March GDT - Alicia

And the rest of the design team:

Toni



Such beautiful inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn. Link up your layouts by Saturday, March 28th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a chance to play along with us!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, March 1, 2020

LM #487 - Techniques - Mix and Match Patterned Paper

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are here today! It's the start of a new month and that means we have a new theme and a new set of challenges for you. 

Our theme and challenges for March are courtesy of DT member Lori K. We will be focusing on techniques this month and our first challenge is"

 LM #487 - Mix and Match patterned paper

That's it! Grab some of your favorite patterned papers and mix and match them on your layout.

Here's a look at the beautiful creations from the design team, starting with our guest designer, Alicia:

March GDT - Alicia

And the rest of the design team:

I used 12 different patterns on this layout.

Denise


I used some 3 coordinating papers on my 2 page layout

Such beautiful inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn. Link up your layouts by Saturday, March 28th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.
We hope you find some time to play along with us this month! We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
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