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, 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!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

LM #443 - Kindergarten Day

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

It's time for our last challenge of the month, but before we get to that we want to say a big thank you to Mindy for being our guest designer for us this month! I have so enjoyed seeing her beautiful work each week!

Now for this week's challenge - our theme for April has been - Holiday insights for interesting prompts - and this week our interesting holiday is - Kindergarten Day.

It's Kindergarten Day! The first day of Kindergarten is a memorable, exciting, nervous, and anxious time for mother and child. Most children and mothers will never forget the first day of Kindergarten. Hopefully, it was a good experience for all!

Kindergarten Day is celebrated in honor of Fridrich Froebel. He was born on this day in 1782. In 1837, he started the first Kindergarten in Germany. It became popular quickly. Kindergartens were originally a 1/2 day to get children acclimated into learning, social interaction, and school, in a fun, yet educational manner. Kindergarten has evolved in most areas into a full-time program. This is partly the result of increasing pressures on education, and partly due to the increase in working mothers.

Celebrate today with a trip down memory lane.

LM #443 - Create a layout of you and/or your (or someone's) child's first day of Kindergarten.

Here are the design team creations, starting with our Guest Designer, Mindy:

April GDT - Mindy
My grandson's first day of kindergarten.

Deanna
This is sweet grandson Evan's school photo for Pre-K. 

I had already scrapped my boy’s first day of kindergarten, but here is his 100th day! 

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:


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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

March Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner

Hello, everyone! We are popping in today to announce our Top 3, Guest Design Team picks and our winner for March. We want to say a big thank you to everyone that played along with us last month! We love seeing your creations for our challenges.

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




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

Our pick for Guest Designer for an upcoming month is:

#13 - Rona
My apologies - I could not grab your layout from Instagram!

and

#23 - Mrs. Manic

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


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


#26 - Heidi

Congratulations, Heidi! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your gift certificate!


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

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

Sunday, April 14, 2019

LM #442 - Look Up At The Sky Day

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you have stopped by today. We hope you are having a good weekend and that you are ready for a new challenge.

April's theme is - Holiday insights for interesting prompts and this week our interesting holiday is - Look Up At The Sky Day!

Look up at the Sky Day is a fun day to check out what's up there. 'Ya never know what might be up there. An asteroid or meteor may be on its way. A solar eclipse could be on display. A flock of geese or birds may be overhead (you may need to duck for cover!). or, the clouds may be forming into interesting characters and patterns. Take a few minutes out from your busy day to look up at the sky today. If nothing else, the break from the routine will be relaxing.

LM #442 - Create a layout about what you see looking up at the sky

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

Denise

I created this page of us "flying" on a beautiful day in the mountains. The sky was too amazing to not try to be a part of it!

Lori

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:


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 7, 2019

LM #441 - No Housework Day

No Housework Day is your chance to do anything, except housework! Better still, have someone else do the chores or a day. Housework is a daily, seemingly endless and repetitive group of tasks. It often goes unrecognized and worst of all...taken for granted. But watch out! If the dishes aren't done, or there's no clean towels, somebody notices!

Celebrate No Housework Day: if you normally do the housework around the house, cease and desist for the day. Instead, kick back and enjoy the day. Relax and do anything except housework!

LM #441 - Create a layout of you relaxing for the day

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


Tina
I find that in the winter I relax either with a good book, scrapping a bit or just sitting and watching the birds.

Lori
(coming soon)


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:


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
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