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, February 26, 2017

LM 333 - "Birthday Theme" Sketch Challenge

Good Sunday morning scrappy friends! Can you believe that February is almost over? I know it's a short month, but it really just flew by!
We have a new theme and a new set of challenges for you today! For the month of March DT member Sandy is providing our challenges, and a prize to one lucky winner. Our theme is "Birthday" and our first challenge is:

LM #333 - Create a "Birthday" layout using the following sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker.

We have two guest designers joining us for March! Please give a warm welcome to Sherri and Ashley! We are so happy to have them joining us for our March challenges!
March GDT - Sherri

My name is Sherri Caramico, I live in New Jersey. I have been married to my high 
school sweetheart for 34 years, and am the mother of 2 adult sons, and 2 young 
Portuguese Water Dogs. All of them are my favorite subjects! We love to travel 
and Disney Cruising and Disney Parks are our favorite way to vacation.  I 
started scrapping late in my children's lives, ( about 12 years ago,) and I know 
I will never get "caught up." I'm okay with that, as I like to scrap what I 
"feel like" scrapping, and love lots of layers, textures and "stuff" on my 
pages.  </i><i>Scrapbooking has helped me to meet so many people that I now call 
my true friends. I love going on weekend scrapbook retreats with my scrappy 
friends, and creating and laughing together late into the night! I enjoy sharing 
my work, and hope I inspire others to think outside the box and encourage them 
just try a new technique or product. I believe there is no right or wrong, no 
good or bad in scrapbooking - everyone has their own personal "art" inside 
them." Don't be afraid to find yours!"

March GDT - Ashley

Hello! I'm Ashley and I 
started scrapbooking when I was 16. I only made 8.5x11 size pages until about 
four years ago when I decided to try 12x12 size. Now my albums are a mix of both 
styles, plus some pocket pages sometimes too. I've been a nurse for 10 years and 
I work at a high medium/maximum security prison nearby. I recently got engaged 
and we have three dogs. I love the challenges at Lasting Memories and I'm super 
excited to be guest designing!

And the layouts from our talented design team members:


One lucky winner will win this prize, courtesy of Sandy!

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February Features

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a good weekend so far! February is a short month and I almost let it get by without doing a "featured" post! We have had so many beautiful entries this month and we want to thank you all for playing along with us!

Here are a few layouts that have caught our eye this month. 

Denise Coulter


Beautiful layouts, ladies! Thanks so much for playing along with us and be sure to grab our featured button in the left sidebar!

We will be back tomorrow with a new theme and a new set of challenges for you!

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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

LM 332 - Color/Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello scrappy friends! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend. We are having unseasonably warm weather this weekend here in the middle of the US. It really makes me ready for spring!
Once again, we want to thank you all for joining us this month! It is awesome to see so many playing along with our challenges!
We have our fourth and final challenge for you today. This week we are challenging you to use this photo for  inspiration for your layout.
LM #322 - Color/Photo Challenge

We want to say a special thank you to our GDT for February - Ciska and Rainny. We have enjoyed you being a part of our team this month - you both do such beautiful work!
Here is a look at the Design Team's layouts, starting with our GDT -
February GDT - Ciska
 I've taken the colour scheme (although I have also added blue as a contrasting colour) and the theme (food) from the picture. I have very much enjoyed playing along with the challenges and I will definitely be back to participate in the challenges again!
February GDT - Rainny
  This is my creative for the final week.  I inspired of the lines and color.
It's really honored to be the GDT for Lasting Memories.
Thank you so much.

and from the DT

I went with the colors red, white, and black.


We hope you have some time to play along with us this week! You have until February 24th to join in our February challenges!

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

LM 331 - Celebration of Love

Happy Sunday all!!  Well in honor of my birthday TODAY and that upcoming LOVE day on Tuesday... today's challenge is all about the CELEBRATION of LOVE.  
So many possibilities here.  Don't be afraid to branch out.  Have fun with this one.

Be sure to check out our AWESOME Design Team layouts and Guest Designer layouts!!
They always surpass the expectations and I absolutely love it! 
Thank you to all that have joined us this month so far.  
So glad we can inspire you all to get those pages done.

Remember to link up at the top of the blog.  

LM 331
 "Celebration of Love" - Layout showing a moment, celebration, favorite hobby, family anything you LOVE!

February GDT - Ciska

February GDT - Rainny


Love of this wonderful hobby

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

Sunday, February 5, 2017


Hello Everyone and welcome to a new week's challenge for February. This week we challenge you to use HEARTS or ARROWS - Use one or both of these shapes on your layouts.
GDT - Ciska
GDT - Rainny
from our wonderful DESIGN TEAM!
I used both!!!

I used more hearts, but there is the one arrow
I used all hearts on my layout.

 We look forward to seeing what you all do with this fun challenge. 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!
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