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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. 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!!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Introducing March's Guest Designer

Hello and good Saturday morning to you! I hope that your weekend is off to a good start. Today we are excited to announce our guest designer for March.

Please help us welcome the talented Alicia O'Bryant:


"Hi, I am Alicia O'Bryant and live in Cincinnati.  I have been crafting most of my life.  I have played mostly with paper and beads.  My scrapbooking subject matter changes from kids to travel in a heartbeat.  I love to take photos and create pages to accent them the best.  I wish my dog was more photogenic but I get a good shot of him every once in a while too.  I look forward to playing along with Lasting Memories challenges this month, thank you for having me guest." 

You can see more of Alicia's beautiful work on her blog - Golden Goddess Designs.

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for our new theme and a new set of challenges courtesy of DT  member Lori K!

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

Sunday, February 23, 2020

LM #486 - Once Loved, Now Forgotten - Tool Free-For-All

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you stopped by today! I can't believe that it is already time for our last challenge of February. This month has seemed to fly by. Before we get to our last challenge, I want to take the time to thank our guest designers for February - Bethany and Karen. I have really enjoyed seeing their layouts each and every week this month.

Now, on to the challenge. As a reminder - our theme for February has been -"Once loved, now forgotten"  - and we have been focusing on those tools and supplies that are collecting dust.  Let's show them some love! This week's challenge is"


LM #486 - Tool free-for-all - Use any tool that's been collecting dust in your craft room - i.e. crimper, crop o dile, paper piercer, punches, stamps, die cutters, etc.

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

February Guest Designer - Karen
I used a distresser tool, sew stitch tool on the triangles stamps, and a stencil I bought two years ago and never used.

February GDT - Bethany
I can't say that my Silhouette collects much dust, but it is my favorite scrapbook tool! I used a great flower/frame cut file from Paige Evans and added my own twist on this layout of Munich!

And the rest of the design team:


Denise
I used a tool, I bought a long time ago and never used: a circle sew easy tool. But I have to say: it did not work. I did my very best with the stitching and I love how it turned out.

I used two of my tools that were gathering dust ~ my Wavy Trimmer and my Tearing Tool.  It was fun working with both of them again.

Now it's your turn! Link up your layouts below by Saturday, February 29th at 6:00 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:
We hope that you find some time to play along with us! We love to see your creations.

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

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

Sunday, February 16, 2020

LM #485 - Once Loved, Now Forgotten - Die Cuts

Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you! We hope you are having a good weekend. It is time for a new challenge here at Lasting Memories.

As a reminder, our theme for February is "Once loved, now forgotten" and we are focusing on using some of those tools and supplies that are collecting dust. This week's challenge is"

 LM #485 - Die cuts - Pull out your big shot, cricut or other die cutting machine and add at least one die cut to your layout. If you don't have a die cutting machine - you can add a die cut/ephemera piece to your layout.

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

February GDT - Bethany
 I used my Silhouette to trace and cut an image of Milan's Cathedral known as "The Duomo".

February GDT - Karen

And the wonderful creations from the design team:

Used my Cricut to cut all of these Die Cuts

Denise
I used some of my older leaf die cuts.

Deanna
I don't have any special diecut machines so I used lots of prepackaged diecuts here.

Lauren
The title, basket of eggs, flowers and flourishes were all cut with a cricut.

I used my Cuttlebug and an arrow, star, tag, and speech bubble metal dies for my traveler's notebook spread.

Now it's your turn! Link up your layouts below by Saturday, February 29th at 6:00 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:
We hope that you find some time to play along with us! We love to see your creations.

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

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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

January Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! Today we are sharing the Top 3, our Guest Designer picks, and our winner for January. Before we get to that we want to thank everyone that played along with us in January. We had 47 beautiful entries into our challenges!

First up are the Top 3 - in no particular order:

#11 - Repolainen


#44 Jen

Such beautiful work! Congratulations to the Top 3! 

Our pick for Guest Designer for an upcoming month is:

#27 - Sherri


Congratulations, Sherri and Katrina (Scrappy Horses)! 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:



#34 - Connie
Congratulations, Connie! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Again, thank you to everyone that played along with us in January!

We will be back tomorrow with a new challenge for you!

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

Sunday, February 9, 2020

LM #484 - Once Loved, Now Forgotten - Stamps

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! I hope that you are having a good weekend. 

It's time for our second challenge of the month. Our theme for February is "Once loved, now forgotten" and we are focusing on some of those items in our stash that may be a little neglected. This week's challenge is:

LM #484 - Stamps - Let's see some stamped images on your layout

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

February GDT - Karen
I used a stamp for the title and flower stamps by the photo.

I stamped blue and pink paper and then cut the words "Leonardo Da Vinci's" with my Silhouette. I love the detail that the stamping and stitching added to the title!

And the design team:

I used a KaiserCraft Stamp. 


I used a House Mouse Wedding Mr and Meeces stamp the Die-Versions Whispers Mr & Mrs background die.


Now it's your turn! Link up your layouts below by Saturday, February 29th at 6:00 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:

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

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

Sunday, February 2, 2020

LM #483 - Once Loved, Now Forgotten - Punches

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! Welcome back to Lasting Memories. It's the start of a new month and that means we have a new theme and a new set of challenges for you.

Our theme and challenges for February are courtesy of DT member, Lauren, and I think you're going to like them! Our theme is "Once loved, now forgotten."  
This month, let's pull out those tools and supplies that are collecting dust and let's show them some love! Our first challenge for February is:

 LM #483 - Punches - Use one or more punched shapes on your layout.


Here's a look at what the design team has created, starting with our guest designers:

February GDT - Bethany
I used circle punches to bring attention to my title. I also used a scallop punch on the border of my matting behind photos. Details are showing in the smaller photo.


February GDT - Karen
I used a punch banner and a star punch.

And the beautiful creations from the design team:

Lauren
I used the cat punch and 5 different sized circle punches by Stampin' Up

I used a CM Corner Punch, Fiskars Hexagon Punch and a Martha Stewart Border Punch. 

Denise

I used small star punches

Now it's your turn! Link up your layouts below by Saturday, February 29th at 6:00 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:
Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today! We hope you have some time this month to play along with us!

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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Introducing February's Guest Designers

Hello, everyone! Today we are excited to introduce our guest designers for February. We have two talented scrappers joining us this month. First up is Bethany:



Hi everyone! My name is Bethany and I live in chilly Minne-snowta! Like you, I LOVE to scrapbook. I am passionate about capturing memories and sharing this beautiful hobby with so many other amazing people. I'm so grateful that Lasting Memories has given me the chance to guest design this month and I hope you will be inspired by what I created! If you'd like to see more of my work (or hear about some crazy traveling that I do!) feel free to swing by my website: bethanyroisland.com Happy Scrapping!  ~Bethany

Next up is Karen:

Hi. I'm Karen. Mother to three wonderful grown children and grandmother to two grandsons. I have been "crafting" for as long as I can remember. I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years and have evolved through all these years trying new techniques to incorporate into my scrapbooking and card making. I enjoy preserving the memories for my family and myself.

We look forward to seeing all of the beautiful inspiration from these talented guest designers this month!

We will be back tomorrow with a new theme and a new set of challenges, courtesy of DT member Lauren.

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

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