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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, January 23, 2022

LM #583 - New Year - New Beginnings - New Challenges & Ideas - Black and White Photos

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

It's already time for the last challenge of the month and what a fun month of challenges it has been! Our theme for January has been - New Year - New Beginning - New Challenges and Ideas - and this week's challenge is:

 LM #583 - Use black and white photos on your layout.

Here is a look at the beautiful layouts from the design team:

Sandy


Deanna


Tracey





Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, January 29th at 6 PM ET for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:
Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today! We look forward to seeing what you create!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

LM #582 - New Year - New Beginnings - New Challenges & Ideas - Monochromatic

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you have stopped by today! We have a new challenge just ready and waiting for you so let's get started!

Our theme for January is - New Year - New Beginnings - New Challenges and Ideas and this week's challenge is:

LM #582 - Make it Monochromatic - Pick one colour and make a monochromatic layout.

Neutrals are always welcome but the rest of your layout should be one color.

Here's a look at the beautiful creations from the design team:

Sandy


Deanna


Lauren





Such beautiful inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up  your layout to the linky below by Saturday, January 29th at 6 PM ET for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! We can't wait to see what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, January 15, 2022

December's Top 3, GDT Pick, and Winner!!

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

Today we are sharing our Top 3, GDT Pick, and Winner for December so let's get started!

First up is our Top 3. We had 66 fabulous entries for our December challenges! Thank you to each and every one of you that played along and linked up last month. You are why we keep coming back every week!

Our Top 3 for December are:

#3 - Amy Jo






Congratulations, Amy Jo, Chris, and Barbara!

Our pick for guest designer for an upcoming month is:



Congratulations, Wendy! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your guest design team spot and for more information!

Our December winner for a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice is:

#13 - Barbara Greenberg

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

Thanks again to everyone that played along with us in December! We will be back tomorrow with another challenge for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today! Have a great day!








Sunday, January 9, 2022

LM #581 - New Year - New Beginnings - New Challenges & Ideas - Child's Artwork or Layers

 Hello, hello! Happy Sunday to you! We are so happy that you have stopped by today. Are you ready for a fun new challenge? Let's get to it!

Our theme for January is New Year - New Beginning - New Challenges and Ideas and DT member Sandy is providing all of our fun challenges this month. This week's challenge is:

 LM #581 - Use a child's artwork on your layout. If you don't have any artwork from a child, use lots of layers instead.

Here is a look at the wonderful creations from the design team:

Sandy

I used a collage that my daughter had made for an entry in our local fair.


Deanna

Photos of granddaughter Makaylee demonstrating making pottery at an Art Show at the Mall.



Photos of my daughter blueberry picking, I used layers for my 2 page layout.



Although an adult, he's still my child!


Fantastic inspiration to get you all started! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, January 29th at 6 PM ET for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! We can't wait to see what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, January 2, 2022

LM #580 - New Year - New Beginnings - New Challenges & Ideas - Add A Pocket

 Hello, hello! Happy New Year to each and every one of you! May 2022 be filled with lots of fun memories and plenty of scrappy time!

It is time for our first challenge of the new year. This month's theme and challenges are courtesy of DT member Sandy it is going to be a fun month for sure! Our theme for January is New Year - New Beginning - New Challenges and Ideas and our first challenge is:

LM #580 - Add a pocket to your layout, whether it is hidden or out in the open. Great place for private journaling or ephemera.

Here is a look at the beautiful layouts from our design team:

Sandy

Deanna


Maureen 


Such wonderful inspiration from our designers! Now it is your turn! Link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, January 29th at 6 PM ET for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! We look forward to seeing your take on this week's challenge!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, December 19, 2021

LM #579 - 2021 Flashback Challenges - Inspired By Famous Designers

 Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! It is less than a week until Christmas and that means that this week is our last challenge for the month. We're taking the next couple of weeks off to enjoy the holidays but we will be right back here on Sunday, January 2nd with new challenges for you!

Since this is the last challenge of the month we want to say a big thank you to our December guest designer - Vivi - for joining us throughout December. I know I have enjoyed seeing her beautiful layouts each week this month. Thank you, Vivi, for joining us!

Now, on to this week's challenge. As a reminder, our theme for December is "2021 Flashback" and we have been revisiting some of our favorite challenges from this year. This week's challenge is:

LM #579 - Inspired By Famous Designers - Create a layout inspired by one of the following famous designers that we showcased in October - Maggie Holmes, Paige Evans, Shimelle, or Vicki Boutin. You can use their products or adopt their style for your layout.

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

December GDT - Vivi

Vivi was inspired by Vicki Boutin and used bold colors, butterflies, and circles on her layout.


And the fabulous layouts from the design team:


{I used the Vicki Boutin 'Let's Wander' line.}



(Vicki Boutin Storyteller)




(I used the Vicki Boutin - Let’s Wander line.)

  


(I used Vicki Boutin ~ Patchwork paper)


Beautiful work from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, January 1st at 6 PM ET for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! We can't wait to see what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, December 12, 2021

LM #578 - 2021 Flashback Challenges - Title Challenge

Hello and welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you have stopped by today. 

Today we are sharing our third challenge of the month. As a reminder, our theme for December is "2021 Flashback" and we will be revisiting some of our favorite challenges from this year. This week's challenge is a title challenge:

LM #578 - Title Challenge - "It's a Wonderful Life" - Create a layout and use the phrase - It's a Wonderful Life - as your title. 

Even though this title is generally associated with the holidays - your layout does not have to be holiday-related. You could make a layout about time spent with your loved ones, or maybe a great vacation, or maybe just having a quiet moment with that great cuppa whatever! Whatever that phrase means to you - use it as the title of your layout.

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



And the rest of the design team:





Maureen 




Wowzers! Such beautiful inspiration to get you started! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, January 1st at 6 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! We can't wait to see what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

October and November's Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winners

Hello, everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! Today we are finally announcing our Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winners for October and November.  Let's get started!

First up are our Top 3 for October:

#7 - Karen B






Congratulations, Karen, Nelya, and Anna! Your layouts are beautiful!

Now our picks for Guest Designers for an upcoming month are:

#1- Krystle




Congratulations, Krystle and Donna! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your guest designer spots and for more information.

Our October winner for a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice is:


#6 - Heidi M

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



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Now for our November Top 3, Guest Design Team Picks, and Winner.

We had 51 total entries for our November challenges and I wish I could pick each one to feature here! They were all fantastic!

Our Top 3 for November are:

 





Congratulations, Jill, Lisa, and Barbara! Your layouts are all lovely!

Now our picks for Guest Designers for an upcoming month are:





Congratulations, Rainny and Karen! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your guest designer spots and for more information.

Now for November winner for a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice is:


#13 - Lisa Rea

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

Thanks so much to everyone that played along with us in October and November and thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 5, 2021

LM #577 - 2021 Flashback Challenges - Multi - Photo Challenge

 Happy Sunday! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We know that the holiday season is a busy time for everyone and we appreciate you spending some time with us!

It's time for our second challenge for December. Our theme for December is "2021 Flashback" and we are revisiting some of our favorite challenges from this year. This week's challenge is:

 LM #577 -  All About the Photos Challenge - Multi-photo Challenge - Create a layout using at least 3 photos.

Just use 3 or more photos on your layout!

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



And the beautiful creations from the design team:











Such wonderful inspiration to get you all started! Link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, January 1st at 6 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have a great day!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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