Our "Scrappy" Friends!

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!

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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!!

April Link-Up

Sunday, April 15, 2018

LM #391 - All About Paper - Use At Least 4 Different Patterned Papers

Hello, hello! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are having a good weekend.

We are back today with our third challenge of the month. This month's theme is "All About Paper" and this week our challenge is:

LM #391 - Use at least 4 different patterned papers on your layout.

Before we get to the beautiful samples from the design team, we have another guest designer to welcome this week. Please help us welcome Anna as our second guest designer for April.


Hi, My names Anna and live in the Tampa Bay area near the sunny beaches of Pinellas County, Florida!! I have 1 daughter just turning 12 this month and she is the main subject of ALL of my layouts!! She's the reason I started scrapping in 2006. Although I am 5 years behind, I WILL CATCH UP!! One day hopefully!!
I love to go to the beaches, camping, and Kenny Chesney!! I'm a country girl at heart, grew up in a small town in mid-Illinois. Nothing but corn fields for the most part...and the 1st chance I got...moved to Florida. I've been down here close to 25 years now. Enjoy it very much but when the daughter goes to college, I just might venture out near the Carolinas or Tennessee!!

Be sure to check out more of Anna's work on her blog - Love This Girl.

Now, here's a look at the beautiful layouts for this week's challenge starting with our guest designers:




Sandy

Denise

Deanna

Lori
(coming soon)


Be sure to link up your layouts by Saturday, April 28th for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online shop!

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

LM #390 - All About Paper - Make Your Own Background

Happy Sunday scrappy friends! Is spring ever going to get here? Here in the middle of the US we are having another cold weekend. I am so ready for nice sunny - warm days!

Today is the start of a new challenge here at Lasting Memories. Our theme this month is "All About Paper" and this week is all about the background.

LM - #390 - Make your own background paper (start with solid cardstock, use mixed media, paint and/or sprays, tie die it, stamp it, etc)


That's right, we want to see what kind of a background that you create.

Here's a look at what the design team has created starting with our guest designer - Ashley.

Ashley used stamps to create a patterned paper background.

Such beautiful layouts from our talented design team! Now it's your turn. We can't wait to see what you create. Link up your layouts by Saturday, April 28th for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to an online shop.

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

Saturday, April 7, 2018

March Top 3, GDT Picks, and Winner

Hello, everyone! I'm popping in here really quickly tonight to announce our Top 3, our Guest Design team picks for May, and our March winner.
Thank you all for playing along with us in March. There were so many beautiful entries that it made it hard to pick just 3 for our Top 3. I wish I could have picked them all! Here are the Top 3 in no particular order:
Karrie

JoNeita
Willa Jean
Congratulations, Karrie, JoNeita, and Willa Jean! Be sure to grab your Top 3 button from the left sidebar!

Our guest designer picks for May are:

Rachelle
Esther
Leslie

Congratulations, Rachelle, Esther, and Leslie! Email Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept your invitation to be our guest designer in May! 

The winner of the Simple Stories paper pack is:

#18 - JoNeita K.

JoNeita - email your address to Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your prize!
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Thanks again to everyone that played along with us in March. We hope to see more of your beautiful creations in April!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

LM #389 - All About Paper - New Paper Technique

Hello, everyone! Happy Easter to you!  I hope that you are having a good holiday weekend.

Before we get to the new challenge we have a new design team member that we would like to introduce. We are so pleased to have Deanna Deaton join the design team! Deanna plays along with our challenges regularly and I am sure you will be inspired by her beautiful creations. Here is a little about Deanna:


Hey everyone! I'm honored and thrilled to join this creative team of ladies here at Lasting Memories! I'm always inspired with their challenges each week. I'm Nana to 9 wonderful grandkids who really keep me busy scrapping their activities and special moments. I also enjoy walking, biking, reading, and traveling. 

Be sure to stop by her blog - Moments To Cherish - and say hello!

Now on to the challenge - it's the start of a brand new month and that means we have a new theme for the month and a new set of challenges. For April, Lauren is hosting our challenges and the theme is "All About Paper". The challenge for this week is:


LM #389 - Try a new paper technique on your layout (paper weaving, paper folding, quilling, paper lollies, rolled paper flowers, paper fringe etc.)


We would also like to give a warm welcome to our April Guest Designer - Ashley. 


Hi! I'm Ashley, a thirty-something dog mom from Indiana. I've been a registered nurse for 10 years and in my spare time I like to read, run, and scrapbook. I'm engaged to a great guy, but we haven't set a date yet. I love to travel, usually to a beach, and that always gives me great topics for scrapbook pages! You can see more of my work on my blog: https://marklandandmain.blogspot.com/.

Now, here's a look at what the design team has created for this challenge - starting with our guest designer:

For my new technique, I tried hand stitching on paper for the first time.
 


I created my layout using the paper weaving technique.

Denise


Deanna
 I decided to create my own sunburst paper using a variety of holiday papers.

Natalie
I tried a quilting folding technique I've been wanting to try with this adorable double-sided summer paper!

Wow - such amazing work from the design team! What new technique will you try this week? We would love to see what you create!

Be sure to link up your projects by Saturday, April 28th for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to any online store.

We hope you find some time this month to play along with us. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

LM #388 - March Nat'l Month Of - Red Cross Month

Happy Sunday everyone! Can you believe that we are already coming up on the end of March? 

First, we would like to say a big thank you to our guest designers this month. We have really enjoyed having Rainny, Barbara, and Giorgia join us this month.

Today is our last challenge for March. Our theme for this month has been - March National Month Of - and this week our challenge is:

LM #388Red Cross Month - 

Create a layout that has Red/White color scheme (can have the plus signs too that have been so popular lately) or if you ever did anything or received anything for the Red Cross tell us about that :)

Here's a look at what the design team has created starting with the Guest Designers:





Denise
I created a layout with photos I took lots of years ago (I think, I'm getting old ;-) ). We did an exercise with our red cross group.

I used red & white on my layout.

Red and White

I used some of my favorite red paper with white crosses and some texture paste with a cross stencil to create this birthday layout!


We would love to see what you create with our challenges this month! Link up by Saturday, March 31st for your chance to win this:



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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Special Guest Designer Inspiration - Giorgia Rossini

Happy Friday, scrappy friends!

Today we have a special treat for you - more guest design team inspiration from Giorgia Rossini for Challenge #387 - National Frozen Food Month and National Nutrition Month.



Fist of all, here is a little about Giorgia:

My name is Giorgia Rossini and I am Italian. 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 and to create cards for my friends and family. I started 5 years ago and never stopped since then! Scrapbooking makes me happy, and I especially love the "preserving memories" part of it: I love to look at my LO and mini and feel again those feelings. 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.

Here is Giorgia's beautiful layout of a lunch date with her hubby in a restaurant of a chef who is also on TV shows:




Thank you so much, Giorgia. for joining us this week! To see more of Giorgia's beautiful work check out her blog here.

We will be back Sunday with our last challenge of the month!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

LM #387 - March Nat'l Month Of - Nat'l Frozen Food/Nutrition Month

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend. 

We are back today with a new challenge for you. Our theme for March has been - March - National Month Of... and this week's challenge is:

LM #387National Frozen Food Month &  National Nutrition Month 


Create a Foodie layout - you can have food in the picture, in the paper, or in the embellishments

Here is a look at what the design team has created, starting with our Guest Designers:








Lauren

Tina

We are offering up a fun prize this month so get your layouts linked up by Saturday, March 31st for your chance to win this:



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