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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. 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 choose a GDT to join us for a month! Only one entry per challenge, and no back-linking is allowed since 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 7, 2024

LM #696 - Feelin' Sketchy - 3 Photo Sketch

Happy Sunday, everyone! It's my pleasure to welcome you back to another challenge here at Lasting Memories. 

We love sketches, and we hope you do, too! For April, Brandi is bringing you a brand new sketch every week to spark your creativity and inspire you to get sketchy and create something beautiful! Here is the second sketch of the month.

LM #696 - Get creative with this three photo sketch.


You can change up the sketch to make it work with your photos but we should be able to see the overall design of the sketch in your layout.

Here are the awesome layouts from our design team, starting with our guest designer.

April GDT Lisa:

I choose to do my layout in a 8x8 format for my travel album.




Thanks to the Design Team for sharing your lovely layouts with us this week! Now it's your turn - link
up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, May 4th at 10 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month.

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

Please include your name and the challenge number in your link up description. Only one link-up per challenge.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Sunday, March 31, 2024

LM #695 - Feelin' Sketchy - 2 Photo Sketch

Hello, hello! A Happy Easter to all of you, and welcome back to Lasting Memories. I can't believe that it is already time to get our April challenges started!

We love sketches and we hope you do too! For April, Brandi is bringing you a brand new sketch every week to spark your creativity and inspire you to get sketchy and create something beautiful. Here is the first sketch for the month.

LM #695 - Get creative with this 2 photo sketch. 

You can change up the sketch to make it work with your photos but we should be able to see the overall design of the sketch in your layout.

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

April GDT Lisa


I choose to create the sketch in 8x8 format for a travel album I am working on.


Thanks to the Design Team for sharing your lovely layouts with us this week! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, May 4th at 10 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month.

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

Please include your name and the challenge number in your link up description. Only one link-up per challenge.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Introducing Our April Guest Designer

Hello everyone, and a happy Saturday to you. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and are getting in some scrappy time before Easter!

Today we are thrilled to announce our guest designer for April. She has guest designed for us previously, so please give a warm welcome to Lisa.

April GDT Lisa


Hello, everyone. My name is Lisa. I live in rural Iowa with my husband of 33 years. We have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. I am a veteran art teacher of 35 years, all in the same school system. Scrapbooking is my self-care; it brings me peace and joy, along with giving me another form of creativity. I enjoy taking inspiration from other scrapbookers, so I hope you can find something in my work that will inspire you.

You can see more of Lisa's inspirational work over at Scrapbook.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new challenge. This month we are going to be getting sketchy!

Have a great day.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

LM #694 - Getting Into Shapes: Triangles With a Twist

Hello everyone and welcome to Lasting Memories Challenges! Whether you are a regular player or this is the first of our challenges you have checked out, we are so happy that you are joining us today.

Sandy is our hostess for the month, and she is challenging us to get into shapes! She's even added a twist to make things more interesting. Here's the final March challenge.

LM #694 - create a layout with at least 4 different Triangles and for a twist add some ephemera!

Let's see the design team's delightful layouts, starting with our guest designer:

March GDT Nelya:




Thanks to the Design Team for sharing your delightful layouts with us this week! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, March 30th at 10 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month.

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

Please include your name and the challenge number in your link up description. Only one link-up per challenge.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, March 17, 2024

LM #693 - Getting Into Shapes: Hexagons with a Twist

Top o' the morning to ye, and welcome back to Lasting Memories! We feel so lucky to have you joining us on this St. Patrick's Day for another of our exciting challenges.

Sandy is our hostess for the month, and she is challenging us to get into shapes! She's even added a twist to make things more interesting. Here's the third March challenge.

 LM #693 - create a layout with at least 4 different Hexagons, and for a twist add some stenciling to your background!

The design team's layouts might just make you turn green with envy, so here they are, starting with our guest designer:

March GDT Nelya




Thanks to the Design Team for their wonderful inspiration this week! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, March 30th at 10 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month.

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

Please include your name and the challenge number in your link up description. Only one link-up per challenge.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Sunday, March 10, 2024

LM #692 - Get Into Shapes: Squares With a Twist

Hello everyone and welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are joining us today as we have an exciting month of challenges in store for you.

Sandy is our hostess for the month, and she is challenging us to get into shapes! She's even added a twist to make things more interesting. Here's the second March challenge.

LM #692 - create a layout with at least 4 different squares, and for the twist add a square shaker box!

Let's see the design team’s inspiring layouts, starting with our guest designer:

March GDT Nelya




Thanks to the Design Team for sharing your delightful layouts with us this week! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, March 30th at 10 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month.

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!

Sunday, March 3, 2024

LM #691 - Get Into Shapes: Circles With a Twist

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are joining us today. We need to start out with the sad announcement that Design Team member Lori Kobular is stepping down. She has been on the team since December 2019, and she has inspired us with her lovely and heart-felt artwork during that time. We wish you the best, Lori, and hope you come back to visit often!

Now, are you ready for a new month of challenges? Sandy is our hostess for the month, and she is challenging us to get into shapes! She's even added a twist to make things more interesting. Here's the first March challenge.

LM #691 - create a layout with at least 4 different circles, and for the twist add some circle buttons, brads or bling!

Let's see what the design team was able to round up to use on their layouts, starting with our guest designer:

March GDT Nelya:

I went the subtle route for my circles and stamped them & added a little stenciling with crackle mousse. I added buttons & sequins for my bling!

For the twist I added buttons!

For my twist, I added bling to make my circle and form my frame!

Thanks to the Design Team for rising to the challenge this week! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, March 30th at 10 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month.

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, March 2, 2024

Introducing Our March Guest Designer

Greetings everyone. It's raining here in Southern California, the perfect day for me to stay indoors and craft! Whatever the weather is in your area, hopefully you are finding time to get creative this weekend.

Today we are excited to introduce our guest designer. It's actually more of a re-introduction, as she has guest designed with us previously. Without further ado, here she is in her own words!

March GDT Nelya

Hi, everyone!
My name is Nelya, and I’m originally from Ukraine. I’m a mommy of 4, and I love to scrapbook. I mostly got into it after having our first baby. My style has definitely evolved since then! I love to glean inspiration from other crafters; I think that’s how I was able to grow so much. Lately I’ve been loving using up my stash. The satisfaction I get from using up the last sticker on a sticker sheet, or paper from a paper pad is probably greater than I get when shopping for new supplies! I don’t have a space of my own yet, but I hope to in the future. Rarely do I complete a layout from start to finish in one sitting. Sometimes it takes me a few days or more, as often I’m only able to craft for small intervals at a time. I love to join in challenges! I’ve also focused more of my attention on journaling and story telling rather than a photo itself. I love to hear stories from my childhood, and want to make sure my kiddos have that too. I scrap in a variety of sizes: 12x12, 8.5x11, 6x8, and TN - as well as an occasional pocket page in any of those sizes!

My layouts can be found here on Pinterest, as well as here on Scrapbook.com. I’ve also recently started making YouTube videos of my layouts: Nelya's Youtube.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new theme and the first of our  four March challenges. This month we are looking forward to getting into shapes!

Sunday, February 25, 2024

LM #690 - We Go Together - Barbie & Ken

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the final week of our We Go Together challenges. This is Cheryl, and I thought it would be fun to celebrate Valentine's Day this month by focusing on things that go together! Hopefully you have been able to enjoy the other February challenges as well. Now let's get to this week's challenge.

 LM #690 - Be inspired by famous couple Barbie and Ken by using an item for every letter of their names.

The design team got really creative with this challenge, so here are their layout, starting with our guest designer:

Baker twine + Arrow + Ribbon + Banners + Ink + Embroidery floss
Kraft-colored items + Embossing (dry) + Nine phrase/ icon stickers.

Blue + Alphas + Ripped Paper + “Bro’s Amazing” Collection + Ink + Enamel Dots
Kids + Element Stickers + Numbers (date) 

Brad + Arrow + Ribbon + Brad + Ink + Enamel dots
Key + Ephemera + Numbers

Banner + Arrow + Rectangular Photo + Best Memories + Ink + Ephemera
Kin + Envelope inspired + Natural Wood embellishments

Baker's twine + Alphabet stickers + Rub-on + Bookplate + Ink + Embossing
Kraft cardstock + Epoxy bubbles + Notebook paper

Thanks to the Design Team for rising to the challenge this week! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, March 2nd at 10 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month.

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, February 18, 2024

LM #689 - We Go Together - Fasteners

Happy Sunday to all our scrappy friends, and welcome back to another fun challenge here at Lasting Memories. This is Cheryl, and I am excited to be hosting our February challenges. As we celebrate Valentine's Day this month, I thought it would be fun to focus on things that go together!

LM #689 - Stick two or more items together by using fasteners: brads, ribbon, twine, staples, etc.

Here are the creative layouts from the design team, starting with our guest designer:

February GDT Haven

I tied together two pieces of paper using ribbon to create a pocket for Valentine’s cards.

I used a large red hessian  bow to tie my 2 pieces of paper together,  which hides the joins as well!
I used staples to attach the two large hearts together as they are flocked and difficult to adhere and I used brads to attached the tags to the layout.

I used brads and twine to attach the three little banners to the layout.

Thanks to the Design Team for their great inspiration this week! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, March 2nd at 10 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month.

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

Please include your name and the challenge number in your link up description. Only one link-up per challenge.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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