Our "Scrappy" Friends!


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, January 29, 2017

LM 329 - Use your STUFF - All in the name of LOVE - start of February Challenges

Hello to all our friends!  Boy did we have such a great turnout for our January challenges!!  Love seeing everyone's work.  If you missed the WINNERS post... go HERE to see.  :)  tough decisions as always.
Now let's get our February challenges started.


LM 329 - Use your STUFF - Use a product that starts with each letter of the word LOVE.

We are excited to introduce 2 Guest Designers for the month of February!!  Please give them a warm welcome and I know you will love their creations.

Ciska - February GDT

Hi, my name is Ciska, I am 39 years old and live in the Netherlands. I am married and we have a fantastic one-year old daughter.I started papercrafting making cards, which I still do. About 5 years ago I also started scrapping 12x12 layouts when I wanted to make my wedding album and I haven't stopped since! My style is quite eclectic; I love a little bit of everything in my albums. I am really excited shared my pages with you for a month and hope they might inspire you in some way!

 I've used Letter stickers, Orange-Red colour, Vellum and Enamel Dots

RAINNY - February GDT

Hello, my name is Rainny, and I live in Taiwan.
I've been a secretary in a small company for 11 years.
I got married one year ago and we have a puppy daughter, Riceball.
When I was a university student, I started making cards.
In recent years, I love scrapbooking.
I like to record the life and treasured memories by scrapbooking.
I'm so lucky that My husband is very supportive of my hobby.
It's my pleasure to be chosen as the guest designer at Lasting Memories.http://rainny0127.pixnet.net/blog

And Rainny did TWO layouts for our challenge!

L--Layering, Label

L--Lace, Labels
O--Olive green
E--"Enjoy" word

And now for our wonderful and always reliable DESIGN TEAM!

I used Layers, an Overlay, Vellum, and Ephemera! <3

I used layers, orange, vellum, and enamel dots

I used lace, October Afternoon, vellum and enamel dots.

I used Layers, Orange, Vellum, Enamel Dots

Hope you enjoy these great layouts!  Link up at the top of the blog to play along. 

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

WINNERS! So hard to choose... LOVE THEM ALL!!


Getting right to it...  :)  
What an array of layouts to look through.  You all amaze us!!

First our TOP 3...



Denise A.

And our TWO chosen Guest Designers for March...
Beautiful Ladies...



Please contact Michele for the March challenges and to accept.  :)


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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

LM 328 - Tic Tac Toe

Hello scrappy friends! I hope you have all had a good week! I can't believe that it is time for the last challenge for January! This month is going by pretty fast!
First of all we want to thank you all for the lovely comments you have been leaving us, and for participating in our challenges. We love to see your beautiful creations.
We also want to say a special thank you to Hannah for being our Guest Designer in January. You do such beautiful work!
Now on to this week's challenge. Our theme for January has been "Use Your Stash", and our last challenge for January is:
LM 328 - Tic Tac Toe Challenge 

Pick a row - up and down, across, or diagonally - and use those 3 items on your layout. Of course you can use other items, too.

Arrows, Polka Dot and Doily

Here's a look at the design team's layouts:

Die cuts, stars, doily
Enamel dots, polka dot paper, hearts
Enamel dots (hearts), polka dot paper, hearts (washi tape)
You have until January 27th to play along!

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

LM 327 - Ribbon, Washi Tape, or Paper Strips

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend! We got hit with a little bit of ice here in the middle of the United States, but all in all not too bad!
We are back with our third challenge of the new year. Our theme for January has been to use up some of that forgotten stash, and our challenge for this week is:
LM 327 - Ribbon, Washi Tape, Or Paper Strips - Your choice

We want to see you use some ribbon, or some of that washi tape you've been collecting, or if you want, just use some paper strips!
Here's a look at the design teams creations, starting with our GDT member:

Haven - used washi tape

Natalie - used ribbon, twine, and washi

Sandy -  used ribbon and lots and lots of washi!
Lauren - used washi tape

Lori - used washi tape

Ribbon and paper strips 

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

Sunday, January 8, 2017

LM 326 - Buttons, Bling, and Brads

Hello scrappy friends! Welcome to our second challenge of the new year here at Lasting Memories! In January we are focusing on using up some of that forgotten stash. Time to get the old used up so we can buy some new, right?!
Our second challenge of the month is:

LM 326 - Buttons, Bling, and Brads - use a little, or a lot, use just one of the choices, or use all three!

First up... this great layout from our GDT for January...


Let's take a look at the Design Team's creations:

Sandy used buttons and bling.

Lori used wood buttons and bling.

Haven used buttons and lots of bling.

Tina used bling

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

Sunday, January 1, 2017

December WINNERS!!

The January challenges have started.  Go HERE to see.  :)

Happy New Year!  
A FRESH start to your scrapping!  
I know I need it!  :)

Okay... this was all really hard because we LOVE all of your work so much!  Please keep joining us, for we are pretty sure you will like our challenges coming up in 2017.
We have a GREAT Design Team to show you inspiration from week to week. 
Actually I think they are THE BEST!!

We are choosing TWO Guest Designers for FEBRUARY.

Congratulations to 




Please accept your GDT offering with either Michele or Karen.


Then... since I couldn't narrow it to a TOP 3... 
I chose a TOP 4.

Giorgia Rossini for Crea il tuo Kit con Angela & Giorgia




Congratulations Ladies!  Your layouts will be displayed all month on our blog.

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

LM 325 - Use Those Punches

Happy New Year! 
The Design Team was asked: Please sign up for a month and put your best creative mind forward and think up some fun challenges for 2017. We all thought it was a great idea! So the month of January is from our Design Team Sister Lori:

January's Theme is "Stash buster" challenge - Let's show these neglected items in our stash a little love in the new year!

This Week's Challenge is:
LM325 -  punches - pull out those punches and put them to use! If you don't have punches you can use die cuts/ephemera pieces on your layout.

Punches - Use those punches on your layout! Any type of punch - border punches, shape punches, and if you don't have punches, use  die cut/ephemera.

We first would like to welcome our GUEST DESIGNER for the month of January..


Hi! I’am Hannah Zheng. I live in Taiwan. I’am married and have two children and I have a work on daily. I play scrapbooking about 4 years ago. I want to save memories with my children and then I love it. I also like to make cards. minibook. ATC and other handmade. I love to creative because it can let me fell less pressure in the live and fell happy! I hope I can play forever!
I put my creation in my Fans Facebookblog and Instagram.
Welcome to visit.

And Hannah's GORGEOUS layout...

Let's see what the Design Team created for this challenge

I used two border punches, an ampersand punch and a tab punch.


I don't have any punches, but I love die cuts!  This is the title page for my Disneyworld album - a giant shaker pocket.

My punches are away in boxes and not accessible at the moment, so I used lots of die buts on this one!

I used one of my favorite punches on this layout

I used a scalloped border punch, a notebook edge punch, and a label punch on my layout.

Such fantastic work from the Design Team :) We look forward to seeing your creations with this month's fun theme.

Also... remember to link up at the top of the blog for the entire month.  

Stay tuned... for December winners are being announced soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!
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