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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!!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

LM #545 - World Penguin Day

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you are here today. I can't believe it is already time for our last April challenge - this month has flown by! Since this is our last challenge, we want to say a big thank you to our wonderful guest designers. I have loved seeing each and every layout that they have created for us this month. Thank you, Jamie, Sandi, Donna, and Rainny for being our guest designer this month!

Now, on to this week's challenge. All of our challenges this month has had something to do with April and/or things that happen during the month. Here is this week's challenge:

 LM #545 - World Penguin Day - Today is World Penguin Day - it is around this time that the penguins start their northward migration, so in honor of the penguins - 

Create a mostly black and white layout with just a splash of color - OR - use a black and white photo (or photos)

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









And the design team's creations:









Wow! Such beautiful inspiration! Now it's your turn. Link up layout to the linky below by Saturday, May 1st at 6 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:
Thank you all so much for stopping by today! We can't wait to see your creations!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, April 23, 2021

March Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner!!

Hello and Happy Friday! Today we are sharing our Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner for March. We want to say a big thank you to everyone that played along with our sketch challenges - we had 39 beautiful entries! Let's get to it! 

First up we have our Top 3 picks:

#14 - Lucie





Congratulations, Lucie, Jill, and Barbara!

Our picks for Guest Designer for an upcoming month are:

#8 - Julene




Congratulations, Julene and Haven! Please email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your guest design team spot and for more information.

Our winner for a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice is:

#33 - Jill

Congratulations, Jill! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Thanks again to everyone that played along with us in March! 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

LM #544 - Flowers and Tags

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you are joining us today!

All of our challenges this month has something to do with April and things that happen during the month. Are you ready for this week's challenge? Here it is:

LM #544 - Spring is in the air! Include flowers (this can be an embellishment, floral paper, or in the photos) and at least one tag on your layout.

Here is a look at the wonderful creations from the design team, starting with our guest designers:

April GDT - Donna







And the design team:








Such beautiful and fun inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn! Link up your layout to the linky below by Saturday, May 1st at 6 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We can't wait to see what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, April 11, 2021

LM #543 - 4x4 Photo

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

It's time for our second challenge of the month so let's get to it. All of our challenges for this month have something to do with April and things that happen during the month. Here is this week's challenge:

 LM #543 - 4x4 photo - Since April is the 4th month of the year - include at least one - 4x4 photo on your layout. (You can include more than one and you can include other sizes, as well.)

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

April GDT - Sandi 








And the design team:

Lauren


Deanna








Such beautiful creations from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, May 1st at 6 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice:
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Have a great day!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, April 4, 2021

LM #542 - Word Play Challenge - EASTER

 Hello, everyone! Happy Easter to each and every one of you! We are so happy that you have stopped by today. It's the start of a new month and we have a lot of fun challenges planned out for you!

All of our challenges this month will have something to do with the month of April and things that happen during the month, so let's get started with the first challenge>

 LM #542 -  Word Play Challenge - EASTER - Since today is Easter Sunday - use a scrappy item, theme, or technique for every letter in the word "EASTER". Your layout does not have to be Easter-related - it can be about anything. And since there are 2 "E"s you will need to include 2 different "E" items. Please let us know what items you used for each letter. 

 Here is the link to DT  member Lauren's Scrappy Alphabet page if you need some ideas - https://lem-photography.blogspot.com/p/scrapbook-alphabet.html

Now, here's a look at the design team creations, starting with our guest designers:

April GDT - Jamie



E - enamel hearts, A - arrow, S - stickers, T - tag, E - envelope, R - red






E - ellipse, A - alphabet, S - star, T - tag, E - ephemera, R - round letter stickers


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


E-enamel dots, A-ampersand, S- stickers, T-tags & tin pin, E-eggs, R-rabbit & ribbon



E - Echo Park 'Homegrown' line, A - American Crafts Foam Title, S - Stitching, T - Tombow Glue,E - Enamel Dots, R - Red Mini Alphas



E - enamel dots, A - arrows, S - silver splatters, staples & a sequin bow, T - twine, E - eyelets (wee ones top right hand corner), R - ribbon, ric rac & a rub-on 

Maureen

E - embellishment,  A - arrows, apple,  S - stamping, stars,  T - tag,  E - enamel dots, envelope,  R - ribbon

Such beautiful and fun inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn! Link up layouts below by Saturday, May 1st at 6 PM EST for a chance to be a guest designer for an upcoming month and for a chance at this month's prize - a $15 gift certificate to an online store of choice.:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! We can't wait to see your beautiful creations!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Introducing April's Guest Designers

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I hope you are having a good Easter weekend so far. Today we are here to introduce our four fabulous guest designers for April. Please help us welcome - Jamie, Sandi, Rainny, and Donna! They are all super talented and I know will be bringing you lots of inspiration in April.

First up is Jamie:

April GDT - Jamie


My name is Jamie Arthur and I'm so excited to be a guest designer at Lasting Memories this month. I love scrapbooking and really love working with sketches. I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years at this point. I have two children, a Golden-doodle, and I'm married to the best man a girl could ask for. And when I say the best, I mean it! This man puts up with my scrapbooking obsession as well as my coffee addiction and my love of books (which are everywhere)!  I enjoy spending time in my craft room creating layouts for our family scrapbook albums. It is so fun to be able to open our family albums and not just look at pictures but relive the memories through the layouts themselves. I put my albums in the order in which things happened and I go year by year. The only problem with this method is that I end up with a lot of albums! I tend to scrap everything; however, I find that it is so worth it when I look at my children enjoying them. 

 Most of my layouts can be found on my blog and on Instagram. On my blog I try to share what materials I used to create my layouts. Usually, I am using my Cricut Explore and Design Space, although occasionally I like to challenge myself to not use it. I also love using lots of pattern papers and embellishments.

You can see more of Jamie's beautiful work on her blog - Scrap Queen



I am Sandi Pressley a transplanted Chicago native living in Florida just 5 miles from the beach on the northeast coast. I am a retired dog mom to a goofy French Bulldog which keeps my days from getting too boring. I have 2 sons in Indiana and 4 grandchildren – Jacob 19, -- Cole, 15 – Abby, 13 and Izzy who is 9. I haven’t seen them in 19 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But I am planning on doing a lot of catching up this summer with them. I started scrapbooking in 2005 because I missed my family so much and it helped to document the memories I have with them. I have also branched into cardmaking and probably do more cardmaking these days than memory keeping. I love working in my traveler’s notebooks, traditional 12x12 layouts and have made some mini-albums for the grandkids to document their trips to Florida. I am excited to be a guest designer for Lasting Memories this month….thank you for having me.

You can see more of Sandi's beautiful work on her blog - Slightly Off Center - Life at the Beach.


April GDT - Donna


Hi, My name is Donna Coughlin and my husband and I were both laid off because of Covid,  but I love being at home and thankfully  my husband just started a new job last week. Between my 5 grown children,11 grandchildren and love of traveling especially Disney, I always have lots to scrap. I was on various design teams from about 2007-2019, but I have been taking a break from that for now as we are remodeling our home slowly but surely. My scrapbook style seems to change from bold colors to flowery elegant layouts and everything in between. One thing I do love are brads and almost every page I do has at least one. I am thrilled to be a guest here at Lasting Memories.

You can see more of Donna's beautiful work on her blog - Hawthorne Hills.




Hello, my name is Rainny, and I live in Taiwan. It's my pleasure to be the guest designer. I've been a secretary in a small company for 16 years. I got married six years ago and we have a puppy daughter, Riceball. When I was a university student, I started making handmade cards. This was really a long time ago. lol  In recent years, I love scrapbooking. I like to record life and treasured memories by scrapbooking. It always brings me many memories and touches. If you want to see more of my works, you can watch my Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/rainny0127/

Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new theme and a new set of challenges for April!

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