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, April 30, 2017

LM #342 - Use Small Embellishments To Create BIG Number(s) Or Letter(s)

Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you!

It is (almost) a new month and that means that we have a new theme, and a new set of challenges for you today!

DT member Lauren is providing our challenges this month, and they are going to be fun! Our theme is "All About The Big Picture" and our first challenge is:

LM #342 - Use small embellishments (buttons, brads, bling, enamel dots, etc) to create BIG number(s) or letter(s) on your page.

We have two guest designers joining us in May. Please help us welcome Tina Phillips and Carrie Williams!

May GDT - Tina

My name is Tina and I'm from Knoxville TN. I'm a mom of five boys, yes 5!!!! All out of the nest except my baby boy, who is 12 and 6'3 (yikes!!). I started scrapping after he was born thinking I would just make a baby book.... It turned into a full blown obsession. I do both digital and traditional paper and adhesive layouts.  I'm not sure I can put a label on my style. Most of my layouts are of boys (duh) and I occasionally steal/borrow facebook photos of friends and relatives daughters when I wanna do something girly. I love, love, love patterned paper and in most of my layouts I use a lot of it. My blog has been neglected since I discovered Instagram....feel free to visit and say hello!

May GDT - Carrie

I'm married to my high school sweetheart and am a stay at home mom to two fur babies and a toddler, Zae, who inspires most of my scrapping. We live along the Mississippi River in Minnesota, where the long, cold winters make for lots of cozy nights in my craft room. l love to pull bits and pieces from a variety of styles and mix them up to see what happens.
You can find more of Carrie's beautiful work on her blog - Dear Zae

Here are the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team:



Wow - such awesome inspiration from our talented design team!

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

LM #341 - Color Inspiration

Hello everyone! We are so happy to have you here! We hope that you are having a good weekend.

First of all, we would like to say a huge thank you to Deanna and Giorgia for being our guest designers this month! We have loved seeing the beautiful layouts that they have share with us.

For our last Spring themed challenge you are to create a layout using the following color palette.  I just love all the varied shades of green in this combination with just a hint of pinks.  You don't have to use the same ratio of colors in the photo and it doesn't have to be an exact match, but close enough so that we can tell you used the color palette.

LM #341 - Use the following color inspiration photo.

First up is our April Guest Designer with her super cute layout


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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

LM #340 - Easter Sunday - Use Bunnies, Chicks, or Eggs

Happy Easter Sunday everyone.  I hope the Easter bunny stopped at your house with some special treats.  I'm trying to cut back on the amount of sugar I'm consuming, so I decided to treat myself to some new scrapping supplies this spring instead of indulging in a chocolate bunny.

To kick off this weeks challenge we are asking you to create a layout using Bunnies, chicks or eggs.
Also don't forget there is plenty of time for  you to play along with our first two spring challenges as well (use flowers, use the word spring)

LM #340 - Use bunnies, chicks, or eggs on your layout.

Here's a look at the layouts from the design team, starting with the super cute layout from our Guest Desinger, Deanna

Gosh... 7 years ago.  I love this layout and wanted to share again.  
Happy Easter!!

Such beautiful inspiration from the design team!

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

LM #339 - Use the word "Spring" in your title or journaling

Hello everyone! Good Sunday morning to you! We hope that you are having a good weekend!

Welcome to the second spring themed layout challenge.  This week we are asking you to create a layout that uses the word "Spring" in the title or journaling.  We can't wait to see what you come up with and don't forget it's not too late to join us for last week's challenge to use flowers.

Here's a look at the Design Team's creations, starting with our Guest Designer, Deanna:

April GDT - Deanna

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

March Winners And Top 3

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a good week! Once again in March we had a lot of beautiful entries to our challenges. We want to thank you all for playing along with us each week and sharing your beautiful work with us!

Now on to our Top 3 picks for March - in no particular order:


Beautiful layouts, ladies! Be sure to grab your Top 3 button from the left sidebar.

Our two chosen Guest Designers for May are:

Carrie Williams

Tina Phillips - Teenabug on Instagram

Carrie and Tina - please contact Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your guest design team spot for May.

Lastly - the winner of our prize for March, generously donated by DT Sandy is:

Jessica - contact Sandy, or send an email to Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Congratulations to all of you! 

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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

LM #338 - Spring Flowers

Hello everyone! Welcome to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are here! Here we are at a brand new month, and we have a great new theme and set of challenges for you!

For April DT member, Haven, will be hosting our challenges! Here is what she has to say:

I can't believe Spring is finally here after weeks and weeks of non stop rain for us in the Pacific Northwest, so to celebrate all of the challenges this month will have a Spring theme.

This week we are asking you to create a layout using spring flowers.  It can be photos of flowers, patterned paper with flowers or even bunches of flower embellishments. 

LM #338 - Create a layout using Spring flowers. They can be flowers in the photos, floral patterned paper, or flower embellishments.

We have two fabulous Guest Designers joining us for our first challenge. Please help us welcome Giorgia and Deanna! They both do amazing work!

April GDT - Giorgia

I am 34, I am Italian and I am a Radiation Technologist with a huge passion for crafts. Scrapbooking is my happy place: I really need to have time for me, to be creative, after working in the hospital. I love to preserve memories, I love to look at my LO and mini and feel again those feelings, and I also love to create cards for my friends and family. I am married and me and my husband love to travel the world: our travels are well represented in my scrap. I love mixing colors and patterns. I don't have a precise style, I love to work with inspiration of the moment and try products. You can find my crafty world here: www.giorgiarossini.com.

April GDT - Deanna

Hey everyone! I'm Deanna, married to my high school sweetheart Brad for 38 years. We have 3 adult kids who have given us 9 beautiful grandkids whom I adore and enjoy scrapping about. Although I think I've always saved memorabilia and kept scrapbooks, my oldest granddaughter is actually the reason I started scrapping 16 years ago like I do now. I ran across a scrapbooking site online and thought it would be such a wonderful way to preserve memories for her. I love working with and trying different brands and techniques! I'm an embellie junkie and a page is never complete without the perfect accents! Other things I enjoy doing are walking, biking, and traveling. I find the challenges here at Lasting Memories very inspiring and am honored to be a Guest Designer this month! You can find Deanna's beautiful blog here: Moments To Cherish.

April GDT - Deanna

Now on to our amazing design team's beautiful layouts:


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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Few More March Features!

Hello everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I hope you all have something fun planned for this weekend!

I am just popping in here really quick to feature a few more layouts from March. We had so many beautiful layouts this month and I wish we could feature them all!

First I want to say a huge thank you to our March Guest Designers, Sherri and Ashley! Both of you do such beautiful work and we are so happy that you joined us in March!

Now on to the features:


Such beautiful layouts! Be sure to grab your "I was featured" button from the left sidebar!

Thanks to all of you for playing along with us in March! We will be back tomorrow with a new theme and a new set of challenges for you! We will announce our March winner and Top 3 the first of the week!

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