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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 choose a GDT to join us for a month! 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!

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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, October 2, 2022

LM #619 - Mood Board/Color Inspiration Week #1

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! It is the start of a new month and that means that it is time for a new theme and a new set of challenges.

Before we get to that, we have some exciting news to share. Our September Guest Designer - Brandi - has agreed to stay on as a full-time designer for Lasting Memories! She will be joining us later on in the month so be on the lookout for her lovely layouts!

Now for our October theme. DT member Maureen is our hostess for October and she has chosen four beautiful color inspiration/mood boards for us to use.

LM #619 - Mood Board/Color Inspiration - Winter Mood Board - Create a layout using the mood board/color inspiration below. Choose all of the colors or just one - it is up to you, or maybe you are inspired by the flowers or both.

Maureen says - here is the winter mood board the colours remind me of the winter we just had in Australia, the coldest on record since 1985.


(Mood board taken from Pinterest)

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





And the beautiful creations from our design team:









Such beautiful inspiration to get you started! Now it's your turn. Link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, October 29th at 6 PM Eastern Time for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Introducing October's Guest Designers!!

Hello, everyone, and Happy October 1st!  I can't believe that it is already time to introduce our October Guest Designers!

For October we have two talented scrappers joining us. Please help us give a warm welcome to Jane and Lynda! 

October GDT - Jane


I have been scrapping now for over fifteen years using this wonderful craft as both my creative outlet and a way to preserve my family’s precious memories. My hobby has become somewhat of an obsession and is now a very large part of my life – my overflowing craft space can attest to that! My personal layout style has evolved over the years and while I will happily try a mix of varied products and techniques, I do tend to lean towards a clean, relatively simple style with heavy emphasis on white space. I like to capture not only those special events in the lives of my family but also our everyday moments too. I am a major fan of challenges and am particularly drawn to gaining inspiration from mood boards and colour themes for my pages.

Please visit me on my blog - http://scrappiecesofme.blogspot.com.au/


October GDT - Lynda


Hi, I’m Lynda. I’m excited to introduce myself this month as a guest designer here at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges. I have 2 grown children, as well as 1 granddaughter & another on the way. We all live in Kentucky. I am a semi-retired speech pathologist. I have been scrapbooking for about 20 years. I love to make not only layouts but cards & mini-albums also. I find most of my inspiration from photos & patterned paper. I like doing challenges because they make me step out of my comfort zone. Most of my creations are posted at instagram.com/scraphousemom. Thank you so much for the opportunity to show you my creations!

Be sure to check out Jane's blog and Lynda's Instagram page to see more of their beautiful creations.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the theme that DT member Maureen has chosen for October and for our first challenge of the month.

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

Sunday, September 25, 2022

LM #618 - Out of Your Comfort Zone - Tools

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you have stopped by today! I can't believe that September is almost over and it is already time for our last challenge of the month! Before we get to this week's challenge, I want to say a big thank you to our guest designers for September - Brandi, and Sarah. It has been a pleasure working with both of these ladies and I have certainly enjoyed seeing their work each week.

Now, on to this week's challenge. For September our theme has been - Out of your comfort zone - and we have been challenging you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new or different this month. Our last challenge for the month is:

LM #618 - Tools - we all have tools in our craft rooms that we never use.  Perhaps you bought the latest punch board but it's still in the wrapper or your Cricut is collecting dust.  Let's pull out those tools and put them to use this week!

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

September GDT - Brandi

My rarely used tool is actually a stencil used before.

And the beautiful creations from the design team:

Lauren

I haven't used my Cricut in months, so I pulled it out!

Deanna

{I love using border punches, but I haven't been using my big wide ones lately.}



I haven’t used stencils or border bunches in awhile!



I used some We R Memory Keepers tools that are so old, I don't even know the name of them!


Such beautiful creations from the design team! Now it's your turn -  link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, October 1st at 6 PM Eastern Time for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, September 18, 2022

LM #617 - Out of Your Comfort Zone - Embellishments

Happy Sunday and welcome back to Lasting Memories! I hope that you have had a good week and are ready for a new challenge!

For September our theme has been - Out of Your Comfort Zone - and we have been challenging you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new or different than what you normally do. This week's challenge is:

LM #617 - Embellishments - We tend to stick to the same embellishments on our layouts.  Perhaps you use mostly stickers and chipboard but rarely use wood veneer.  Maybe you're obsessed with enamel dots and don't use flair or washi.  For this week, choose embellishments that you rarely use. 

Here are the wonderful layouts from the design team, starting with our guest designers:

September GDT - Sarah

I used washi tape, circles, enamel dots, and a recycled tag for my different embellishments.



I used two things that I typically don't reach for - jute twine and metal charms!


And the beautiful layouts from the rest of the team:

Deanna

{I haven't been using my wood veneer and bling lately.}



(Washi tape and stickers)



(ArtC collage kit and wood veneer.)



(Washi Tape and Die Cuts)


Such lovely creations from the design team! Now it is your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, October 1st at 6 PM Eastern Time for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, September 11, 2022

LM #616 - Out Of Your Comfort Zone - Patterns

 Hello and welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you have stopped by today! 

It is time for a new challenge and it is another fun one! Our theme for September is -  Out of your comfort zone - and we are challenging you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new or different! This week's challenge is:

 LM #616 - Pattern - think about your layouts and the patterned papers you tend to use and go outside of your comfort zone.  Do you typically begin with a solid color background or a patterned paper background? Do you tend to go with smaller patterns or large bold patterns?   For this layout, use the opposite of your normal patterns.

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

September GDT - Brandi

I typically reach for more simple patterns, such as tone on tone or basic geometric shapes, so I grabbed a larger themed icon paper for this layout.

And the lovely layouts from the rest of the design team.

Deanna

{I typically start with a solid cardstock for the background.}



(I tend to stay away from glittery paper, but it works for this layout.)


Now it is your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, October 1st at 6 PM Eastern Time for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, September 4, 2022

LM #615 - Out of Your Comfort Zone - Colors

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! We are smack dab in the middle of the holiday weekend here in the US and I hope that - regardless of where you are - you are having a great weekend.

It is time for a new challenge! Our theme for September is - Out of your comfort zone - and we are challenging you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new or different. These challenges won't be too specific because each person will need to evaluate their own scrapbooking and do something different from their typical layouts. Here is this week's challenge:

LM #615 - Color - we all have colors that we dislike or find difficult to scrap with.  Perhaps yellow isn't your cup of tea, or you find purple difficult to use.  Choose a color and use it as the main color on your layout (you may include other colors as well).  

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

September GDT - Sarah

I looked through my album and noticed I hadn't used much purple and not a whole lot of orange, so I pulled out this Scaredy Cat pack and made a Halloween layout with a purple background.


September GDT - Brandi

I rarely - almost never - use purple so this was definitely a challenge!


And the layouts from the rest of the design team:

Lauren

Orange is definitely not my favorite!


Sandy

Green is not my favourite colour to use.


Deanna

I don't scrap with much PURPLE!


Tracey

It was a toss-up between purple and orange but finished up with purple



I don't use Brown very often on my scrapbook pages


Now it is your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, October 1st at 6 PM Eastern Time for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, August 28, 2022

LM #614 - Out of Your Comfort Zone - Photos

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you have stopped by. We have a fun new theme and new challenges all set for the next month. 

Just a quick reminder - starting with the September challenges we are no longer offering a monthly prize, but we will still have our Top 3 and Guest Designer picks each month. 

For September,  DT member Lauren is challenging us to get out of our comfort zone and try something new. Here is what she has to say about our September theme - 

We all have our own scrapbook style.  We tend to repeat certain elements, colors, and even layout designs.  This month, let's move out of our comfort zone.  These challenges won't be too specific because each person will need to evaluate their own scrapbooking and do something different from their typical layouts.

Our first challenge for September is:

LM #614 - Photos - create a layout using a photo that's not your typical size.  For example, if you mostly scrap 4x6 size, use a 5x7 or 8x10 photo instead.

Here are the lovely layouts from the design team, starting with our guest designers:

September GDT - Brandi

Brandi typically uses 4x6 photos or smaller so she used an 8x10 on her layout:

September GDT - Sarah

Sarah used smaller photos than she normally does on her layout:

And the beautiful layouts from the design team:

Sandy

I used an 8 x 10 photo.

Deanna

I used a 5x7 photo. 


Such beautiful inspiration to get you started! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, October 1st at 6 PM Eastern Time for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Introducing September's Guest Designers!!

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! 

Today we are announcing our guest designers for September!  We have two lovely ladies joining us for our September challenges and I know they are going to inspire you each week with their beautiful work! Please help us welcome Brandi Jo and Sarah!

September GDT - Brandi


Hi, I’m Brandi! I am a full-time mama, part-time paper crafter! My boys are 3.5 and about to turn 2 in a few days & full of energy. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I am currently loving scrapping single page 12x12 layouts with the occasional double page spread. I’ve been scrapbooking since I was in late Elementary school when my Aunt got me started with 8.5x11 albums to hold my Girl Scouts memories and photos. I quickly moved to 12x12 and have too many albums to count! My husband jokes he’s a little concerned about what it’s gonna look like years from now, especially having so many photos of the boys to scrap!

I love using sketches or other design prompts to get started. My favorite part of the process is definitely picking colors and mixing and matching papers and embellishments to create the perfect combo! Some of my favorite manufacturers right now are Carta Bella, Echo Park, PhotoPlay, Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Simple Stories.

You can find more of Brandi's beautiful work here.




My name is Sarah Stone. I am a wife and mom to 4, ages 8-15. I am a Christian, I homeschool my kids, and I love crafting. Scrapbooking, card-making, knitting, and crocheting are my favorites. I live in the South with my family and my cat, Pepperjack. I am a recovering perfectionist. My style is all over the place, but challenges are my favorite because they give me some parameters in which to express my creativity. I am so happy to be joining the design team this month and attempt to step outside of my comfort zone!

You can see more of Sarah's beautiful work here.

Be sure to visit Brandi's Instagram and Sarah's blog - so much inspiration to be seen there!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! We will be back tomorrow with a new theme and a new challenge!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

LM #613 - 3 Things - Week 4

 Hello, hello! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you have all had a good week and that you are ready for another challenge! I can't believe that it is already time for our last August challenge. This month has gone by so quickly.

Our theme for August has been - 3 Things - and each week you will be given a list of three items that you must use on your layout. How much or how little of each item that you use is up to you. You can also use other items that are not on the list but you must include the required 3 things. This week's challenge is:

LM #613 - Polka dot/dotty patterned paper, hexagons, doily

The hexagons can be a patterned paper, embellishment, or die-cut/punched and the doily can be an actual doily or a doily sticker, a doily stamp, or a doily die-cut.

Here are the beautiful layouts from the design team:

Sandy


Lauren


Deanna




Such lovely inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, August 27th at 6 PM Eastern Time 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 your choice:

Don't forget - August is the last month that we will be offering up a prize on a monthly basis. We will still have the chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month and the Top 3 so be sure to play along with us!

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, August 14, 2022

LM #612 - 3 Things - Week 3

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you have stopped by. We hope that you are having a good weekend.

It is time for our third challenge of the month today. Our theme for August is - 3 Things - and each week you will be given a list of three items that you must use on your layout. How much or how little of each item that you use is up to you. You can also use other items that are not on the list but you must include the required 3 things. This week's challenge is:

 LM #612 - Striped patterned paper, stars, enamel dots

The stars can be a patterned paper or an embellishment or both - your choice.

Here is a look at the beautiful layouts from the design team:

Sandy


Deanna


Lauren


Such beautiful and fun inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, August 27th at 6 PM Eastern Time 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 your choice:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have a great day!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, August 7, 2022

LM #611 - 3 Things - Week 2

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you have stopped by today! If you missed our May, June, and July winners post on Friday then you missed the announcement that starting with our September challenges we will no longer be offering up a prize each month. I've been providing the prizes out of my own pocket for quite some time and with the prices of everything going up, I can no longer do so. However, the chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month will still be offered every month. Thank you all for understanding.

Now, on to this week's challenge. Our theme for August is - 3 Things - and each week you will be given a list of three items that you must use on your layout. How much or how little of each item that you use is up to you. You can also use other items that are not on the list but you must include the required 3 things. This week's challenge is:

LM #611 - Icon/Geometric patterned paper, circles, and stickers

For the icon paper - think rainbows, unicorns, ice cream cones, etc. on the paper. Circles can be anything circular - a circular die-cut piece,  chipboard piece, sticker, brads, enamel dots, etc. 

Here are the beautiful layouts from the design team:

Lauren











Such beautiful and fun inspiration from the design team! Now it's your turn - link up your layouts to the linky below by Saturday, August 27th at 6 PM Eastern Time 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 your choice:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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