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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!

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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!!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

LM #448 - Stamp Your Stash - Stamp Free For All

 Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you! We hope that you are having a good weekend. It's a long holiday weekend here in the US and it's also the "unofficial" start of summer. 

Before we get to the last challenge for the month, I would like to say a big thank you to our guest designers for May - JoyceAnn, Rima, and Louise. It has been great seeing their beautiful layouts this month.

Now,  on to the last challenge - our theme for May has been "Stamp Your Stash" and our last challenge is: 

LM #448 - Stamp Free-for-all - Pick your favorite technique from the month or one you haven't yet used and stamp on your scrapbook page! 

Youtube is a fabulous place for stamping inspiration, just add a little imagination to convert cardmaking ideas to your scrapbook pages. I hope this month of challenges has inspired you to bust our your stamp stash and use it, and/or to try new techniques in your scrapbooking!

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

My favorite way to add stamping to my layouts is to make my own stamped embellishments. Here I heat embossed the bird and flowers, added a little watercolor and fussy cut them out. I also like to have stamping on the background. And along with fussy cut embellishments I like to stamp sentiments then pen around and cut out.


Lauren
I stamped the sweaters on white cardstock, colored them and fussy cut them.

Deanna

I used my favorite 'Tiny Triangle' Stamp and some misting to add a distressed look to my layout. 

Denise
I jumped into my stamps and used lots of them...





Natalie
I stamped a sentiment & fussy cut some peach icons!

Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, June 1st for a chance to be our guest designer and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

LM #447 - Stamp Your Stash - Sentiment Stamps


Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you! We hope that you are having a good weekend. 

It's time for a new challenge here at Lasting Memories today. Our theme for May is "Stamp Your Stash" and this week our challenge is:

LM #447 - Sentiment Stamps - Although many stamp sets are geared towards card makers, we can easily use the sentiments on our scrapbook pages as well. Think outside the box on the meaning some sentiments can portray and match with your photos. Use sentiments to create your own die cut embellishments. Use a sentiment as a title for your scrapbook layout or within your journaling.

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




This "Merry Christmas" sentiment stamp PERFECTLY matched the pillow in this photo, so I just had to use it for this challenge!


Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, June 1st for a chance to be our guest designer and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, May 12, 2019

LM #446 - Stamp Your Stash - Tiny Stamps


Hello, everyone! Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there! I hope you all have a wonderful day today!

Before we get to this week's challenge - just a reminder that our DT Call ends on Tuesday, so get those applications in! You can read all about it here.

The theme for the month of May here at Lasting Memories is - Stamp Your Stash - and this week's challenge is:

LM #446 -Tiny Stamps - Today I challenge you to find a tiny stamp you love & USE it to create continuity throughout your layout. 

Repeat your tiny stamp to create a pattern with a custom color scheme, use your tiny stamp within your journaling to drive home the point of your story. There are a variety of ways to take your tiny stamp a long way on your page!

Here's a look at the design team's beautiful creations - starting with our Guest Designers:



I used a sea star and stamped it in a cascade pattern in various shades across my layout.


I used tiny snowflake stamps inside the snow globe. 


Denise
I used a tiny phrases roller stamp and a tiny star stamp from cats on appletrees. You can see it lying on my layout. ;-)



I used a tiny cross stamp to use a color scheme I didn't have many papers to match - to make my own patterned paper!

I used a tiny scribble stamp as part of my accent border. 

Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, June 1st for a chance to be our guest designer and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice!

And - I just realized that I owe you all a Top 3, Winner, and GDT pick for April. I will get them posted asap!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, May 5, 2019

LM #445 - Stamp Your Stash - Patterned Stamps


Happy Sunday and welcome back to Lasting Memories! Did you enjoy National Scrapbooking Day yesterday? Hopefully, you are lucky enough to be scrapping again today!

Before we get to this week's challenge I want to give a quick reminder that our design team call ends on May 14th. We would love to have you on the team. You can read all about it in this post here.

The theme for the month of May here at Lasting Memories is - Stamp Your Stash - and this week's challenge is:

LM #445 - Patterned Stamps - Find a patterned stamp to create interest on your page. Make a patterned layering or background paper, use patterns to create texture and interest on a page background, emboss and resist a pattern, add pattern to your mixed media background, get messy!

Here are the beautiful layouts from the design team - starting with our guest designers:










Deanna



Natalie
I glitter embossed this polka dot pattern before painting atop, and the glitter embossing resisted the paint so well - a favorite way to create a background with stamps!



Wow! Such beautiful inspiration for you today! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, June 1st for a chance to be our guest designer and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, April 28, 2019

LM #444 - Stamp Your Stash - Alphabet Stamps


Good Sunday morning! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We hope that you are having a good weekend.

Just a reminder - we are having a design team call going on now - May 14th. You can read all the details here.

It's time for a new theme and a new set of challenges today. DT member Natalie is hosting our fun challenges this month. The theme is "Stamp Your Stash" - let's pull out those stamps and show them some love! Our first challenge is:

LM #444 - Alpha Stamps - Pull out those alphabet stamps & use them on a page. Stamp a title, fussy cut your alphas, use small alphas for journaling, create an alphabet patterned paper, stamp those letters on that page!

Here is a look at the design team creations - starting with our guest designers:












Denise






Such great inspiration from the design team this week! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, June 1st for a chance to be our guest designer and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of your choice:


Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

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

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Introducing May's Guest Designers


Happy Saturday scrappy friends!

It's time to introduce our guest designers for May. First, we would like to say a big thank you to Mindy for being our April guest designer. We loved sharing her beautiful work with you each week.

Now, please help us welcome our May Guest Designers - Louise, Rima, and Joyce Ann!

First up is Louise:


I am a retired electrical engineer living in suburban New Jersey with my husband and our 2 teenage sons. My sons both run competitively and we love watching them compete. 

I started scrapbooking in 2002 as a creative outlet from my otherwise crazy life as a working Mom. What started as a little hobby has grown into a passion and expanded to include card-making as well. My other interests include travel, running, and reading. 

You can see more of Louise's work on her blog - Wide World of Scraps.

Next up is Rima:


Hello everyone! I am Rima and I am very excited to be a GD for “Lasting Memories” this month. I was born in Lithuania but have been living in Ireland for +14 years with my husband and our two sons Tomas and Benas. Although my life is quite busy, I try to find a little time for my art therapy and to sneak away to my craft room. I create A4 format (30cm*21cm) layouts and a patterned paper is my favourite product, and I would be lost without a ruler. I post my layouts on my blog and you are very welcome to visit it! https://papermomentsbyrima.blogspot.com/  

Next is Joyce Ann


I’m delighted to be sharing my layouts with all of you this month from sunny
central Florida’s east coast. I’ve given up most of my beach time for creating
layouts and other creative adventures. My love of taking pictures from childhood
led me to scrapbooking very early. Many styles are now gathered in my albums,
but the one thing that made the biggest impact happened around 2006 when I was
introduced to stamps and ink. This opened up my world of creating and most of my
layouts now have at least a little bit of something inky. I think my style is still
evolving, but my subjects are mostly my great grands, who are at the top of my list
of loves. So excited to be a special part of Lasting Memories Layout challenges this
month!
I'm delighted to be sharing my layouts with all of you this month from sunny central Florida’s east coast. I’ve given up most of my beach time for creating layouts and other creative adventures. My love of taking pictures from childhood led me to scrapbooking very early. Many styles are now gathered in my albums, but the one thing that made the biggest impact happened around 2006 when I was introduced to stamps and ink. This opened up my world of creating and most of my layouts now have at least a little bit of something inky. I think my style is still evolving, but my subjects are mostly my great grands, who are at the top of my list of loves. So excited to be a special part of Lasting Memories Layout challenges this month!

You can find more of Joyce Ann's beautiful work on her blog Kaleidoscope Impressions. You can also find her in the A Cherry On Top Gallery here.

We are so excited to have these three talented ladies as our guest designers this month!
We will be back tomorrow with a new theme and challenge - courtesy of DT member Natalie!
We have a design team call going on until May 14th! You can read all about it in this post here.

I’m delighted to be sharing my layouts with all of you this month from sunny
central Florida’s east coast. I’ve given up most of my beach time for creating
layouts and other creative adventures. My love of taking pictures from childhood
led me to scrapbooking very early. Many styles are now gathered in my albums,
but the one thing that made the biggest impact happened around 2006 when I was
introduced to stamps and ink. This opened up my world of creating and most of my
layouts now have at least a little bit of something inky. I think my style is still
evolving, but my subjects are mostly my great grands, who are at the top of my list
of loves. So excited to be a special part of Lasting Memories Layout challenges this
month
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Design Team Call!!

Good Monday morning! I hope that you all had a good weekend and are ready for the new week.

Lasting Memories is excited to announce that we are having a design team call! We are looking to add a few new members to our already fantastic design team. If you love creating layouts using a challenge then please consider applying. We are an easy going group who love to scrap and share our passion for it with our readers. No experience is necessary and international members are welcome to apply. Remember - we are layouts only!

Design Team Call
How to apply:

 Email the following information to loristroup@yahoo.com

- Your name and city/country

- Link to your blog, Instagram, or Facebook page

- List of design team experience - none is required

- Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be on the Lasting Memories team

- 2 recent examples of your work

Deadline for submissions is May 14th at midnight CST

DESIGNER DUTIES:

- Create 2 layouts per month. Challenges are posted at least one month in advance.

- Comment on participant entries

- Know how to use Blogger - we have a Design Team Blog on Blogger where all of the challenges can be found and you will add your design team creations there, as well.

- Commit to a 6-month term (this could be very well be extended)

- You must post the challenge and your layout to your blog, Instagram, or Facebook page the day of the challenge with a link back to Lasting Memories.

- Promote Lasting Memories on social media and on your blog.

- Post the Lasting Memories badge on your blog.

Our new design team members will be announced on May 20th, 2019.

We hope you consider applying - we would love to have you on our team!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!
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