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!

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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, June 24, 2018

LM #401 - Stash Busting - Paper Stash

Happy Sunday scrappy friends! I can't believe that it is already the last Sunday of June!

Before we get to the last challenge of the month, I would like to say a big thank you to our guest designers, Esther and Jessica. It has been a pleasure working with these two and I have really enjoyed seeing their beautiful layouts each week.

Now, on to our last challenge for June. Our theme this month has been - Stash Busting - and our last challenge is:

LM #401 - Stash Busting - Paper Stash - use at least 5 patterned papers on your layout.

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





Natalie

Deanna


Be sure to link up your layouts by Saturday, June 30th for a chance to be our guest designer and for a chance to win this awesome prize from DT Sandy:


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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

LM #400 - Stash Busting - Rub Ons

Hello, everyone! Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads out there!

We are back today with our third challenge of the month and it is our 400th challenge overall!

Our theme for June is "Stash Busting"  and today our challenge is:

LM #400 - June 17 - Stash Busting - Rub Ons.  Add some rub ons to your layout.

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

June GDT - Esther
I love Rub-ons so much that I created two layouts!


Denise




Such beautiful inspirations from the design team! Now it's your turn to pull out those rub-ons and put them to use!

Be sure to link up your layouts by Saturday, June 30th for your chance to be a guest designer and for your chance to win this fabulous prize from DT Sandy:



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

Saturday, June 16, 2018

May Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner

Hello, everyone! Where has the time gone?! I owe you all a Top 3, GDT picks, and a winner for May!

Let's get started...we had 57 fabulous entries into our Variety of Shapes challenges and each one was beautiful! It made it very hard to pick just 3 top picks, but here they are - in no particular order:

Wendy



Congratulations, ladies! Be sure to grab your "Top 3" badge from the left sidebar.

Our Guest Design Team Picks from May are:



Congratulations, Julene and Marina for being our guest designer picks! If you are interested contact Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept.

Our winner for our May challenges - by random draw is:

#18 - Jessica S


Jessica - contact Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.

We will be back Sunday with a new challenge for you!

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

Sunday, June 10, 2018

LM #399 - Stash Busting - Stencils and Texture Paste

Hello, hello! Good Sunday morning to you!

We are back today with our second challenge of the month. Our theme for the month is - Stash Busting - and this week our challenge is:

LM #399 - Stash Busting - Stencils and texture paste.  Get creative on your backgrounds with stencils and texture paste.

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

June GDT - Jessica
I colored white texture paste with spray inks.


I colored the paste before I put it on the layout.


Denise


Deanna

Natalie



DT Sandy is offering up a fabulous prize to one lucky winner. Be sure to link up your layouts by Saturday, June 30th for your chance to be a guest designer and a chance to win this fabulous prize:


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

Sunday, June 3, 2018

LM #398 - Stash Busting - Paints/Mists

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the start of our June challenges! We are so happy that you stopped by today - you are in for a treat!

Once again, a big thank you to Rachelle and Leslie for being our guest designers in May, and thanks to all of you that played along with us, too! We had 58 beautiful entries last month. Be on the lookout for our Top 3,  our guest designer picks, and our prize winner to be announced this week.

The new month brings with it not only a new theme and a new set of challenges but new guest designers, as well! Please help us welcome Essie and Jessica this month:

June GDT - Essie

Hello, I’m Esther, 43 years old.
Together with my son from 12 years old, and my husband I live in Almere, the Netherlands. I work part-time as a financial administrator by an importer for photography supplies. Besides my scrapbooking hobby, I like to go hiking, geocaching and traveling. Of course, these are the perfect combinations with taking pictures to scrap. With a husband, who is a hobby photographer, I always have the choice of a lot of great pictures for my layouts.
When I scrap I love to work with sketches. Usually, I make double page layouts. When I have a sketch for a single page, I combine these often with a layout template. This is a great way to put a lot of photos on a layout.
I’m a “clean” scrapper. Yes, I also like all the mix media products and use them, but almost never very much on one page. Something I always do is inking the edges of every photo and piece of paper on my layout. Further, I really like to use rubons, (letter) stickers, die cuts, chipboard pieces, and my cutting machine.

For more inspiration, be welcome to take a look at my blog essiesscrap.blogspot.com.

June GDT - Jessica

Hello from Minnesota! I am Jessica. I have 5 children ranging in age from 11 to 2 weeks (born 5/17/18) who are the subject of most of my scrapbooking projects and a wonderful husband. I started scrapbooking around 2000 with photos from high school. My collection and skills have expanded and grown since then. I love working with bright colors and trying new artsy techniques. I have a Cricut Expression that I use to create titles and fun embellishments for many of my layouts. I make mostly 12x12 layouts, pocket pages, and cards, but have made several mini albums. I am excited to be guest designing with Lasting Memories this month!
You can see more of Jessica's beautiful work on her blog - Create and Share.

Our theme for June is - Stash Busting - and our first challenge is:

LM #398 - Paints and/or Mists - show us how you use paints and/or mists on your layout

Here's a look at what the design team has created, starting with our June Guest Designers:

June GDT - Esther
I have used acrylic paint to color the edges of the pictures and the edge of the background cardstock on my double page layout. The wooden fish is also painted and the drops are made with a template and acrylic paint.
Left side

Right side

June GDT - Jessica


Lauren

Tina





Once again the design team has done a fantastic job with the challenge! We can't wait to see what you create!

DT Sandy is offering up a fabulous prize to one lucky winner. Be sure to link up your layouts by Saturday, June 30th for your chance to be a guest designer and a chance to win this fabulous prize:



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