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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!

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July Link-Up

Sunday, July 16, 2017

LM #353 - Use A BIG Title To Document Your BIG Adventure

Good Sunday morning scrappy friends! I hope that you are enjoying the weekend. Summer has definitely arrived here in the middle of the US and these hot days make me want to stay in the air conditioning and scrap!

We are back today with our third challenge for July and it is another fun one! In keeping with our "Summer Adventures" theme, this week's challenge is:

LM #353 - Use a BIG title to document your BIG adventure

Here is a look at what the design team came up with, starting with our guest designer, Denise:


Trip to California Adventure Park at Disneyland

Tina
A Wander Downtown, a self-guided tour through my historic downtown Williamsport, PA

Natalie
"little" made large for emphasis - I mean it! Wishing my littlest babe could stay little forever.

Gorgeous layouts from the design team once again!

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Features

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday! We have made it round to the weekend once again! 

It's been a while since we have done a Friday Features Post, and we have so many great layouts linked up already this month,  I thought it was time to bring it back!

Here are this week's features - in no particular order:

Jill
I love the color combo and fun embellishments that Jill has used on this cute layout.

Ciska
I love that she used pink on these dinosaur photos!

Barbara
This layout of her granddaughter's first 4th of July is adorable.

Thanks to everyone for playing along with us so far this month. We will be back Sunday with another fun "Summer Adventures" challenge for you!

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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

LM #352 - 4th Of July Adventures

Hello, hello! Happy Sunday to you! I am little sad because today is our last day of vacation. It has been nice to have a few lazy days around here, but it will also be good to get back into some sort of a normal routine!

We have a new challenge for you today! Our theme for July has been - Summer Adventures - and for this week's challenge, Natalie is challenging us to scrap that 4th Of July adventures!

LM #352 - Scrap that 4th of July adventure!

We want you to show us your 4th of July adventure! If you didn't have an adventurous American holiday or are not American, show some red, white, and blue. or show some sparkle in your layout.

Here's what the design team came up with, starting with our July GDT - Denise.

I'm not American, so I used the colors red, blue and white and did a vacation layout.











Beautiful layouts from our talented design team once again!

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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

June Features and Winner!

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend so far!

I am finally back with the June features and our winner of the $20 gift certificate. First up is our features, in no particular order:

Ciska - summer solstice challenge




Jill - Summer Solstice


Our pick for Guest Designer is:

Bridie


Bridie -  we would love to have you as our Guest Designer! Please contact Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept!

Now, onto our winner of the $20 gift certificate to any online store - by random draw, our winner is:

#7 - Donna Broussard

Congrats, Donna! Please contact Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Congrats to all of our featured artists and winners! We love to see your beautiful work!

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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

LM #351 - Summer Adventures - Outdoor Adventures

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! Where in the world did June go to?! It seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye for me! It is the 4th of July holiday weekend here in the US and it has been a busy one, and that is why I am running behind getting this post up!

It's a new month and that means we have a new theme and a new set of challenges for you today. DT Natalie is providing our challenges for us in July and I think you are going to like them! Our July theme is "Summer Adventures" and our first challenge is:

LM #351 - "Outdoor Adventures" - Document an outdoor adventure OR you may use outdoor adventure themes in your layout (think tents, stars, mountains, road/road signs, water sports, bike gear, etc)

First up, please help me welcome our July GDT - Denise 


Hello , I’m Denise from Germany. I have been a scrapbooker since I got my first camera when I was sixteen. I decorated my albums long time before I ever heard the word “scrapbooking”. Ten years ago, I was infected with all the possibilities of die cutters, papers, stamps and embellishments. Last year, I started with mixed media and up to now, I like this style: a little bit neat, a little bit messy.

Denise creates beautiful layouts and I am sure she is going to inspire you with her work all month long. Be sure to stop by Denise's blog - Scrapbooking and More - to see more of her beautiful work.





Wow! Such beautiful layouts from our design team!

I will be back tomorrow with our Top picks for June and our winner of the $20 gift certificate, so stay tuned!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

LM #350 - June Holiday Insights - Log Cabin Day

Hello, scrappy friends! I hope you are having a good weekend! It's pretty mild for the end of June here in the middle of the US, and I am enjoying every minute of it!

I can't believe that this is our last challenge for June! This month has flown by! Our theme for June has been "June Holiday Insights" and we have been focusing on holidays in June.

LM #350 - June 25th - Log Cabin Day - create a layout that is a bit rustic and simple.

June 25th is Log Cabin Day - Log Cabin Day brings us back to a quieter, simpler, more rugged era. Life was rustic and simple. Make your layout a bit rustic and simple. Maybe add some torn edges to your layout, use neutral colors, or a woodsy look to your layout.

Here is a look at what the design team has created:

Lauren
I created a page about a log cabin I visited.

I created a distressed, rustic layout.


My page is about a rustic, outdoorsy adventure with torn paper edges!



Photos were taken outside on the porch of our Granddaughter's house that looked just like a log cabin. Torn edge on the one border and the Great Grandpa is the rustic in the photos :)

Such beautiful layouts from our talented design team!

We are offering up a $20 gift certificate to any online store of the winner's choice. Just play along with any or our June challenges and link up by June 30th for your chance to win!

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

LM #349 - June 20th Summer Solstice

Hello, hello! Good Sunday morning to you! We're supposed to have a little bit of rain this morning, but I'm hoping it moves out early so we can celebrate Father's Day with some outdoor activities! 

We have a fun new challenge for you today, courtesy of Tina! Our challenges for this month are all about June holidays, and today we are celebrating the fact that the first day of summer is this week!

LM #349 - June 20 is the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year). For this challenge use something long on your layout - like a border - or make a summer layout.

Here's a look at the beautiful layouts from the design team:


I chose to do a Summer layout!


Tina

I chose a long border and a June Holiday perfect for Father's Day:


Lauren

I added a long border below my photo


Wow - such awesome inspiration from the design team!

We have a $20 gift certificate to any online store of your choice up for grabs this month! Link up your layouts by June 30th for your chance to win!

I hope you have some time to play along with us this week! We would love to see your take on the challenge!

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

LM #348 - Flag Day - Red, White, And Blue Color Challenge

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday to you! We hope that you are having a good weekend! The weather is really warming up here in the middle of the US and I am loving it!

We have a new challenge for you today.  Our theme for June is "June Holiday Insights" and our challenge is:

LM #348 - June 14th is Flag Day here in the US, for this challenge use red, white, and blue on your layout.

Here are the beautiful layouts from the design team:


Natalie







We have a prize up for grabs this month. All you need to do is play along with any of our challenges this month and link up by June 30th for your chance to win a $20 gift card from any online store of your choice.

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

Sunday, June 4, 2017

LM #347 - June 4th "Old Maid's Day"

Hello everyone! Good Sunday morning, afternoon, or evening to you! We hope that you are having a good weekend. It's finally starting to feel a bit like summertime here in the middle of the US. I say bring it on!


We have our second challenge of the month for you today. Our June theme is "June Holiday Insights" and our challenge for you today is:

LM #347 - June 4th - Old Maid's Day - make a layout about a single in your life or even when you were/are a single.

That's right, June 4th is "Old Maid's Day" a day to bring awareness to those of us who have not yet found (and caught) our soul mate. Do a layout about a single in your life or even when you were/are single.

Here is what the design team has created for this challenge:

This was in 1985 (I was 23) (Divorced and Single)



I don't know too many people that are single, so I did a layout of my Grandson!




Beautiful, fun layouts from the design team! 

We are offering up a prize this month, so link up your layouts by June 30th for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to any online store of your choice!

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

LM #346 - June Holiday Insights - "National Fruits And Vegetables Month"

Hello! Happy Sunday to you! We hope you are having a good weekend! 
Today is the start of our June challenges, and DT Tina is providing our challenges for us in this month! 

Our theme for June is "June Holiday Insights" and our challenges will be based off of holidays during the month of June. 
June is National Frutis and Vegetables month, so our first challenge for June is:

LM #346 - National Fruits And Vegetables Month  - Use fruits and/or vegetables on your layout. This can be in the photos, in the papers, or in the embellishments, or all three!

We are so excited to have Wendy joining us as our guest designer for June! Wendy creates such fun and beautiful layouts that are sure to inspire you! 
June GDT - Wendy

My name is Wendy Crowe and I have been scrapbooking for about 15 years now.  I am addicted to the traditional paper scrapping.  I love having lots of “stuff” to play with.  I am married to a very patient guy who makes sure I have plenty of “me” time.  I have 3 wonderful kids,  2 daughters (26 and 15) and a son (9).  With those age differences, I am lucky to have dabbled in just about every subject that can be scrapbooked.  And I get to shop…a lot!  I am happy to have found challenge blogs like Lasting Memories that really offer lots of inspiration.  Thanks for letting me be a Guest Designer!

Be sure to check out Wendy's blog - Getting Started - to see more of her beautiful work!


Here is what the design team came up with:
Natalie





We will be offering up a prize for June. All you need to do is play along with any of our challenges this month and link up by June 30th for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to any online store of your choice!

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