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, May 31, 2020

LM #500 - It's a Celebration - Bingo

Hello everyone! Good Sunday morning to you all! I do hope that you are having a good weekend!

Today is a special day here at Lasting Memories. Not only is it the start of a new month of challenges - but today we are sharing our 500th challenge! 500 challenges...I think that is a pretty awesome feat! There aren't a lot of challenge blogs left and we are so fortunate that we have such wonderful followers encouraging us to keep on going!

Since we are celebrating our 500th Challenge this month, our theme is "It's a Celebration" and our first challenge for June is:

LM #500 - Team A - Bingo

Pick a row, column, or diagonally and use those items on your layout.

Our guest designer will be joining us next week, so let's get right to the beautiful creations from the design team:

Connie
Hearts, Polka Dots, Banner, Bling, Sketch


Chipboard, circle, free space, 5 or more patterned papers, die cuts


Deanna
Center Vertically....Chipboard, Circle,  free space, 5+ PP's, Diecuts

Denise
Hearts, Doily, Chipboard, paper tearing, 2 photos

Such beautiful inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, June 27th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month. Since we are celebrating this month, we are offering up 2 prizes this month so there will be 2 lucky winners! Our first prize is a $25 gift certificate to an online store of choice:

And our second prize is Simple Stories "So Happy Together" collection:


Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you find some time to play along with us!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Introducing June's Guest Designer


Hello and Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Just a quick reminder that the deadline to enter May's challenges is today at 6 PM EST. 

Today we are introducing June's Guest Designer! Again we would like to thank Sandi, Jessica, Karen B, and Anna for being our guest designers in May. They brought so much inspiration to the blog each week. Now, please help us welcome our June Guest Designer - Karen Sessions! 


My name is Karen Sessions and I am thrilled to have been invited as a Guest Designer during June.  I live in California and I've been addicted to paper-crafting for over twelve years.  My passions are scrapbooking and card making but I have enjoyed a lifetime of creative hobbies...sewing, knitting, embroidery, ceramics, jewelry, home decor, and rubber stamping.  I am comfortable creating in many different styles: vintage, cutesie, eclectic, steampunk, and sometimes CAS but most often my work is very intricate and embellished with a feminine flair.  Embellishing is my favorite part of the process where I select the perfect finishing touch.  Creating things is a magical process and I hope you will see the love of crafting in every tiny detail of my projects.  Stop by and visit me at my blog... Art & Soul.  www.karensessionsartandsoul.blogspot.com

Karen is also currently a member of The Robin's Nest Design Team and the ScraPerfect Design Team.

Karen will be joining us next week for our second challenge so stay tuned to see her beautiful work!

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

Sunday, May 24, 2020

LM #499 - 3 Things - Week 4

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are smack dab in the middle of the long Memorial Day weekend here in the US.

I can't believe that it is already time for our last challenge of the month! That means it will be the last challenge for our guest designers - Sandi, Jessica, Karen B, and Anna. I know I have really enjoyed seeing their beautiful work each and every week this month! We want to thank each and every one of you for being our guest designer!

Now, on to this week's challenge. As a reminder this month you will be given a list of 3 things that must be included on your layout. How much or how little you use of each item is up to you. You can also use other things that are not on the list, but you must include the required 3 things. 

LM #499 - 3 Things -

Geometric or Icon print patterned papers
Circles
At least 3 photos

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

May GDT - Anna




And the beautiful layouts from the design team:

Lauren

Deanna
Along with Circles and 3 Photos I used Patterned Paper with Hexagons, Diamonds, and Triangles.

Lori K


Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, May 17, 2020

April Top 5, GDT Picks, and Winner!!


Hello again! We are back today to share April's Top 5, GDT Picks, and Winner with you!

We want to thank everyone that played along with us last month. We had 88 beautiful layouts linked up and y'all knocked it out of the park! It is so hard to pick just a few layouts out of all of the beautiful entries. Once again we will have a Top 5 instead of a Top 3. 

Here are our picks for the Top 5 - in numerical order:

#3 - Jackie










Congratulations to the Top 5! 

Our picks for Guest Designer for an upcoming month - in numerical order - are:









Congratulations, Maureen, Celeste, Karen S, and Helen! 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 $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice is:

#6 - Wendy C
Congratulations, Wendy! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Thanks again to everyone that played along with us in April! We hope to see you playing along with us this month, too!

LM #498 - 3 Things - Week 3


Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you have stopped by today. I just wanted to let you know that the April Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner post will be up later this afternoon so stay tuned for that!

Let's get to this week's challenge. Our theme for May is "3 Things" and this month you will be given a list of 3 things that must be included on your layout. How much or how little you use of each item is up to you. You can also use other things that are not on the list, but you must include the required 3 things.

This week's challenge is:

LM #498 - 3 Things - 
Plaids/checks/ginghams patterned paper
Hearts (can be a paper or an embellishment)
Tag(s)

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

May GDT - Karen B








And the beautiful layouts from the design team:

Deanna


Lauren


Denise


Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you find some time to play along with us!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, May 10, 2020

LM #497 - 3 Things - Week 2


Hello, everyone! Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there today! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you are here today! It's time for our second challenge of the month so let's get to it.

As a reminder - our theme for May is "3 Things" and for each challenge you will be given a list of 3 things that must be included on your layout. How much or how little you use of each item is up to you. You can also use other things that are not on the list, but you must include the required 3 things. Here is this week's challenge:

LM #497 - 3 Things
Striped patterned paper
Stars (can be a paper or an embellishment)
Washi Tape (if you don't have washi tape you can use ribbon or paper strips)

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

May GDT - Jessica





And the beautiful creations from the design team:

Lauren 


Deanna
(My Washi is under the title.)

(Instead of Washi tape I used a strip of paper on the left side of the page)

Such beautiful inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We would love to see what you create for this week's challenge!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, May 3, 2020

LM #496 - 3 Things - Week 1

Hello, hello! Happy day after National Scrapbook Day! Are you making it a scrappy weekend? I sure hope that you are finding a little time to get scrappy this weekend!
It's time for a new theme and a new set of challenges here at Lasting Memories. For the month of May, we will be giving you a list of 3 things that must be included on your layout. How much or how little you use of each item is up to you. You can also use other things that are not on the list, but you must include the required 3 things. Our first challenge is:

LM #496 - 3 Things - 
Polka dot/dotted patterned paper
flowers (can be a paper or an embellishment)
stickers

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

May GDT - Sandi


I adore spots and dots, so it was no hardship to feature some dotty paper on this page.  I used a few different sizes of flowers and some sweet Basic Grey alphabet stickers.


And the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team:

Lauren

Denise

Connie

Deanna

Such beautiful inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts by Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 PM EST for your chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a chance to play along with us!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
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