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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!!

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

LM #393 - Variety of Shapes - Stars

Hello, hello! Happy Sunday! I hope that you are having a good weekend. We are finally starting to see some springlike weather here in the middle of the US and I am loving it!

It's (almost) the start of a new month and that means it's time for a new theme and a new set of challenges. Before we get to that, I want to introduce our guest designers for May, Leslie and Rachelle. Rachelle's full introduction will be next week with her first layout reveal, but here is a little about Leslie:


Heya!  I'm Leslie!  I'm a speech language pathologist who has lived in the great city of Philadelphia for close to 15 years.  I would be remiss if I failed to mention that I am a native Texan!  I started scrapbooking in 2006, but I took a hiatus from crafting after a fire destroyed all of my scrapbooks and my supplies two years ago.  I lost all of my belongings, but the only thing that mattered to me were those scrapbooks (I still get upset thinking about it!  But before you start to feel sorry for me, remember that every cloud has a silver lining.  I'm a newlywed, and I met my husband because of the fire (he lived in my building and also lost all of his things). It's actually quite romantic. My wedding this past December was the push I needed to get back into this hobby.  I'm so happy to be back, and I'm happy to be a Guest DT member at Lasting Memories this month!

Now, onto this month's theme. Our theme and challenges this month are courtesy of DT Denise. The theme is - Variety of Shapes - and our first challenge is:

LM #393 - use one or more stars on your layout.

Here's a look at what the design team has created starting with our guest designer, Leslie:

May GDT - Leslie



Denise


Deanna



Such beautiful layouts from the design team to inspire you this week! Link up your layouts by Saturday, June 2nd for your chance to be a guest designer or for a chance to win a $15 gift card from an online store of choice.

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

Sunday, April 22, 2018

LM #392 - All About Paper - Use Only 6x6 Papers

Hello, scrappy friends! Happy Sunday to you!

First of all, we want to say a big thank you to Ashley and Anna for being our guest designers this month. I have really enjoyed seeing their beautiful creations each week!

We hope that you have enjoyed our "All About Paper" theme this month. Are you ready for today's challenge? Here we go:

LM #392 - Use only 6x6 paper pads (background paper may still be 12x12, but everything else should be 6x6) 

Now don't worry if you don't have 6x6 paper pads - you can cut down papers/scraps to 6x6 and go from there.

Here's a look at what the design team has created, starting with our guest designers:








Lori

We can't wait to see what you create using 6x6 papers only! Be sure to link up by Saturday, April 28th for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online shop!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

LM #391 - All About Paper - Use At Least 4 Different Patterned Papers

Hello, hello! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are having a good weekend.

We are back today with our third challenge of the month. This month's theme is "All About Paper" and this week our challenge is:

LM #391 - Use at least 4 different patterned papers on your layout.

Before we get to the beautiful samples from the design team, we have another guest designer to welcome this week. Please help us welcome Anna as our second guest designer for April.


Hi, My names Anna and live in the Tampa Bay area near the sunny beaches of Pinellas County, Florida!! I have 1 daughter just turning 12 this month and she is the main subject of ALL of my layouts!! She's the reason I started scrapping in 2006. Although I am 5 years behind, I WILL CATCH UP!! One day hopefully!!
I love to go to the beaches, camping, and Kenny Chesney!! I'm a country girl at heart, grew up in a small town in mid-Illinois. Nothing but corn fields for the most part...and the 1st chance I got...moved to Florida. I've been down here close to 25 years now. Enjoy it very much but when the daughter goes to college, I just might venture out near the Carolinas or Tennessee!!

Be sure to check out more of Anna's work on her blog - Love This Girl.

Now, here's a look at the beautiful layouts for this week's challenge starting with our guest designers:




Sandy

Denise

Deanna

Lori
(coming soon)


Be sure to link up your layouts by Saturday, April 28th for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online shop!

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

LM #390 - All About Paper - Make Your Own Background

Happy Sunday scrappy friends! Is spring ever going to get here? Here in the middle of the US we are having another cold weekend. I am so ready for nice sunny - warm days!

Today is the start of a new challenge here at Lasting Memories. Our theme this month is "All About Paper" and this week is all about the background.

LM - #390 - Make your own background paper (start with solid cardstock, use mixed media, paint and/or sprays, tie die it, stamp it, etc)


That's right, we want to see what kind of a background that you create.

Here's a look at what the design team has created starting with our guest designer - Ashley.

Ashley used stamps to create a patterned paper background.

Such beautiful layouts from our talented design team! Now it's your turn. We can't wait to see what you create. Link up your layouts by Saturday, April 28th for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online shop.

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

Saturday, April 7, 2018

March Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner

Hello, everyone! I'm popping in here really quickly tonight to announce our Top 3, our Guest Design team picks for May, and our March winner.
Thank you all for playing along with us in March. There were so many beautiful entries that it made it hard to pick just 3 for our Top 3. I wish I could have picked them all! Here are the Top 3 in no particular order:
Karrie

JoNeita
Willa Jean
Congratulations, Karrie, JoNeita, and Willa Jean! Be sure to grab your Top 3 button from the left sidebar!

Our guest designer picks for May are:

Rachelle
Esther
Leslie

Congratulations, Rachelle, Esther, and Leslie! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your invitation to be our guest designer in May! 

The winner of the Simple Stories paper pack is:

#18 - JoNeita K.

JoNeita - email your address to Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your prize!
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Thanks again to everyone that played along with us in March. We hope to see more of your beautiful creations in April!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

LM #389 - All About Paper - New Paper Technique

Hello, everyone! Happy Easter to you!  I hope that you are having a good holiday weekend.

Before we get to the new challenge we have a new design team member that we would like to introduce. We are so pleased to have Deanna Deaton join the design team! Deanna plays along with our challenges regularly and I am sure you will be inspired by her beautiful creations. Here is a little about Deanna:


Hey everyone! I'm honored and thrilled to join this creative team of ladies here at Lasting Memories! I'm always inspired with their challenges each week. I'm Nana to 9 wonderful grandkids who really keep me busy scrapping their activities and special moments. I also enjoy walking, biking, reading, and traveling. 

Be sure to stop by her blog - Moments To Cherish - and say hello!

Now on to the challenge - it's the start of a brand new month and that means we have a new theme for the month and a new set of challenges. For April, Lauren is hosting our challenges and the theme is "All About Paper". The challenge for this week is:


LM #389 - Try a new paper technique on your layout (paper weaving, paper folding, quilling, paper lollies, rolled paper flowers, paper fringe etc.)


We would also like to give a warm welcome to our April Guest Designer - Ashley. 


Hi! I'm Ashley, a thirty-something dog mom from Indiana. I've been a registered nurse for 10 years and in my spare time I like to read, run, and scrapbook. I'm engaged to a great guy, but we haven't set a date yet. I love to travel, usually to a beach, and that always gives me great topics for scrapbook pages! You can see more of my work on my blog: https://marklandandmain.blogspot.com/.

Now, here's a look at what the design team has created for this challenge - starting with our guest designer:

For my new technique, I tried hand stitching on paper for the first time.
 


I created my layout using the paper weaving technique.

Denise


Deanna
 I decided to create my own sunburst paper using a variety of holiday papers.

Natalie
I tried a quilting folding technique I've been wanting to try with this adorable double-sided summer paper!

Wow - such amazing work from the design team! What new technique will you try this week? We would love to see what you create!

Be sure to link up your projects by Saturday, April 28th for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to any online store.

We hope you find some time this month to play along with us. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!
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