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!

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 31, 2019

LM #440 - Lawn and Garden Month

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are here today.

Today is the start of a new theme and a new set of challenges. DT member Tina is hosting our challenges this month! The theme that she has chosen is - Holiday Insights for Interesting Prompts - so we will be focusing on some of the not-so-well-known holidays in April. Here is the first challenge of the month:

April is Lawn and Garden Month and nothing says springtime more than the sprouts and shoots of a garden.

LM #440 - Create a layout about your yard in April

We want to see what your yard looks like. Are your flowers in full bloom or are they just starting to bud? Do you put out a garden each year? Maybe you don't have a yard but you love to look at the flowers out in the stores this time of year, or maybe there's a yard in your neighborhood that you love...

Here is a look at the design team's creations - starting with our Guest Designer, Mindy:


I took these photos in my yard last April.  The flowers in our yard were so pretty that I took photos of the dogs frolicking in them before we cut our grass for the first time.  

Denise
I took these photos in our garden yesterday. It was such a beautiful day and our tree was full of blossoms and bees!

Natalie
I have a brown thumb, so I was extra excited to see this flower I received and planted as a gift last year returned & spread to other places in the yard! Even though I kill plants all the time, I keep planting them, so I thought the "nevertheless she persisted" stamp was perfect - haha! I also have the deathly hallows tattooed on my foot, which is why I included that in stamp and wax seal forms.

Deanna

Such beautiful layouts from the design team to inspire you today!

Now it's your turn - link up your layouts below by Saturday, April 27th for a chance to be our guest designer and for a chance to win this:



We are trying out the new inlinkz this week so bear with us as we get it all figured out! 

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, March 30, 2019

Introducing April's Guest Designer

Hello, everyone! 

Today we are introducing our guest designer for April, but before we get to that, we would like to say thank you to our March Guest Designers - Melissa and Cindy! It was a pleasure seeing their beautiful work each week!

Now, please help us welcome April's Guest Designer, Mindy:


I am so excited to be a GD for April! My name is Mindy, I live in Ohio with my husband. We have a blended family of 2 boys and 2 girls plus 6 grandbabies and one more on the way in June!
Scrapbooking has been my passion for over 20 years!! I just started a blog when I found this challenge site so I am very new at that, but I enjoy learning new things! 

You can see Mindy's wonderful work on her blog - Life of a Scrapbooking Grandma!

We will be back tomorrow with a new theme and challenge from DT member Tina!

Have a great day!

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

Sunday, March 24, 2019

#439 - Photo Inspiration - Florals and Succulents Wreath

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to the final challenge of March. Can you believe that March is almost over? This year is moving right along!

Before we get to the last challenge of the month, we want to say a big thank you to our guest designers for March, Melissa and Cindy. I have loved seeing their beautiful layouts each week.

Now, onto the challenge. This month, DT member Lauren has been challenging us with beautiful inspiration photos. You can use anything from the inspiration photo - the colors, the shapes, the elements in the photos, etc. to create your layouts. This week's challenge is:

LM #439 - Florals and succulents in a wreath


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






Denise



Now it's your turn - link up your layouts below by Saturday, March 30th 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!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

#438 - Photo Inspiration - Irish Photo Inspiration

Hello, everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day! We hope you are having a good weekend. The weather is finally starting to feel a little more like spring here in the middle of the US and I am enjoying every minute of it!

It's time for our third challenge of the month. For March, DT member Lauren is challenging us with beautiful photo inspiration.

This month, you can use anything from the inspiration photos.  The colors, the shapes, the elements in the photos, etc.


LM #438 - Happy St. Patty's Day!  Here's an Irish inspiration photo for you:


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














Beautiful inspirations from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts below by Saturday, March 30th 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!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

#437 - Photo Inspiration - Floral Circles and Butterflies

Good Sunday morning! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are happy that you are here today.

It's time for our second challenge of the month. For March, DT member Lauren is challenging us with some beautiful photo inspiration.


This month, you can use anything from the inspiration photos.  The colors, the shapes, the elements in the photos, etc.

LM #437 - Team B - Here's some floral circles and butterfly inspiration for you:


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









Such gorgeous inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts below by Saturday, March 30th 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!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

February Top 3, Guest Designer Picks, and Winner!!

Hello, everyone! Thank you to everyone that played along with us last month! We had 28 beautiful entries last month.

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

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


#4 - Cyndie





Congratulations to the Top 3! Be sure to grab your "Top 3" button from the left sidebar.

Our pick for Guest Designers for an upcoming month are:

#15 - Mindy





Congratulations, Mindy, JoyceAnn, and Rima! 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 Photo Play "Wild Love" paper pack is:


#14 - Anna #434

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


Thanks again to everyone that played along with us in February!

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

Sunday, March 3, 2019

LM #436 - Photo Inspiration - Tropical Triangle

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! It's a new month and that means we have a new theme and a new set of challenges for you starting today!

This month DT member Lauren is hosting our challenges and she has come up with four great photo inspiration challenges!

This month, you can use anything from the inspiration photos.  The colors, the shapes, the elements in the photos, etc.

Here's the first challenge for March:

LM  #436 - Here's some tropical triangle inspiration for you:


Here is a look at the wonderful creations from the design team, starting with our guest designers:










I love all of the different takes on this challenge from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts below by Saturday, March 30th 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 we hope you find time to create with us this week!


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Introducing Our March Guest Designers

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! 

Today we are introducing our guest designers for March! We have two talented scrappers joining us for this month's challenges. Please give a warm welcome to Melissa and Cindy:

Melissa


Hi!  I’m thrilled to be a GD this month.  I started scrapbooking in 2005 when my husband was deployed.  I made a book of his deployment and have been hooked since.  I enjoy trying new techniques and challenges inspire me.  I live in South Louisiana with my hubby, three children, and one dog.  
You can find more of Melissa's beautiful work over in the gallery at A Cherry On Top here.

Cindy


My name is Cindy, I'm French-Canadian and I currently live right outside of Montreal. I started scrapbooking in 2002 after stumbling onto paper crafting magazines at my local store. At the time, scrapbook-related supplies were hard to find in Quebec, so I had to shop online and teach myself how to scrapbook. I slowly took a liking to my new hobby, but I think it was discovering stamping and card-making that really cemented my love of paper crafts. I like how card-making and scrapbooking go hand in hand, using the same supplies and techniques. I like how one aims at giving your creations away, while the other is about keeping your creations and preserving memories. While I enjoy scrapbooking, the whole process has always felt like giving birth to me: tough and painstaking, but with lovely results. I’m not sure why I find scrapbooking harrowing exactly, but I do love going through my albums and most importantly, being able to record the silly or touching stories that explain why some of our ordinary-looking pictures are our most cherished ones.

You can find more of Cindy's beautiful work on her blog - Encre, papier, ciseaux.

We are so excited to have Melissa and Cindy joining us in March! They both do beautiful work and I'm sure they will inspire you, too.

Our March challenges start tomorrow so be sure to stop back by!

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