Our "Scrappy" Friends!


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, February 19, 2017

LM 322 - Color/Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello scrappy friends! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend. We are having unseasonably warm weather this weekend here in the middle of the US. It really makes me ready for spring!
Once again, we want to thank you all for joining us this month! It is awesome to see so many playing along with our challenges!
We have our fourth and final challenge for you today. This week we are challenging you to use this photo for  inspiration for your layout.
LM #322 - Color/Photo Challenge

We want to say a special thank you to our GDT for February - Ciska and Rainny. We have enjoyed you being a part of our team this month - you both do such beautiful work!
Here is a look at the Design Team's layouts, starting with our GDT -

February GDT - Ciska
 I've taken the colour scheme (although I have also added blue as a contrasting colour) and the theme (food) from the picture. I have very much enjoyed playing along with the challenges and I will definitely be back to participate in the challenges again!

February GDT - Rainny
  This is my creative for the final week.  I inspired of the lines and color.
It's really honored to be the GDT for Lasting Memories.
Thank you so much.

and from the DT

I went with the colors red, white, and black.


We hope you have some time to play along with us this week! You have until February 24th to join in our February challenges!

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

LM 331 - Celebration of Love

Happy Sunday all!!  Well in honor of my birthday TODAY and that upcoming LOVE day on Tuesday... today's challenge is all about the CELEBRATION of LOVE.  
So many possibilities here.  Don't be afraid to branch out.  Have fun with this one.

Be sure to check out our AWESOME Design Team layouts and Guest Designer layouts!!
They always surpass the expectations and I absolutely love it! 
Thank you to all that have joined us this month so far.  
So glad we can inspire you all to get those pages done.

Remember to link up at the top of the blog.  

LM 331
 "Celebration of Love" - Layout showing a moment, celebration, favorite hobby, family anything you LOVE!

February GDT - Ciska

February GDT - Rainny


Love of this wonderful hobby

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

Sunday, February 5, 2017


Hello Everyone and welcome to a new week's challenge for February. This week we challenge you to use HEARTS or ARROWS - Use one or both of these shapes on your layouts.
GDT - Ciska
GDT - Rainny
from our wonderful DESIGN TEAM!
I used both!!!

I used more hearts, but there is the one arrow
I used all hearts on my layout.

 We look forward to seeing what you all do with this fun challenge. Link up at the top of the blog to play along.
 Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you find time to create with us this week!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

LM 329 - Use your STUFF - All in the name of LOVE - start of February Challenges

Hello to all our friends!  Boy did we have such a great turnout for our January challenges!!  Love seeing everyone's work.  If you missed the WINNERS post... go HERE to see.  :)  tough decisions as always.
Now let's get our February challenges started.


LM 329 - Use your STUFF - Use a product that starts with each letter of the word LOVE.

We are excited to introduce 2 Guest Designers for the month of February!!  Please give them a warm welcome and I know you will love their creations.

Ciska - February GDT

Hi, my name is Ciska, I am 39 years old and live in the Netherlands. I am married and we have a fantastic one-year old daughter.I started papercrafting making cards, which I still do. About 5 years ago I also started scrapping 12x12 layouts when I wanted to make my wedding album and I haven't stopped since! My style is quite eclectic; I love a little bit of everything in my albums. I am really excited shared my pages with you for a month and hope they might inspire you in some way!

 I've used Letter stickers, Orange-Red colour, Vellum and Enamel Dots

RAINNY - February GDT

Hello, my name is Rainny, and I live in Taiwan.
I've been a secretary in a small company for 11 years.
I got married one year ago and we have a puppy daughter, Riceball.
When I was a university student, I started making cards.
In recent years, I love scrapbooking.
I like to record the life and treasured memories by scrapbooking.
I'm so lucky that My husband is very supportive of my hobby.
It's my pleasure to be chosen as the guest designer at Lasting Memories.http://rainny0127.pixnet.net/blog

And Rainny did TWO layouts for our challenge!

L--Layering, Label

L--Lace, Labels
O--Olive green
E--"Enjoy" word

And now for our wonderful and always reliable DESIGN TEAM!

I used Layers, an Overlay, Vellum, and Ephemera! <3

I used layers, orange, vellum, and enamel dots

I used lace, October Afternoon, vellum and enamel dots.

I used Layers, Orange, Vellum, Enamel Dots

Hope you enjoy these great layouts!  Link up at the top of the blog to play along. 

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

WINNERS! So hard to choose... LOVE THEM ALL!!


Getting right to it...  :)  
What an array of layouts to look through.  You all amaze us!!

First our TOP 3...



Denise A.

And our TWO chosen Guest Designers for March...
Beautiful Ladies...



Please contact Michele for the March challenges and to accept.  :)


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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

LM 328 - Tic Tac Toe

Hello scrappy friends! I hope you have all had a good week! I can't believe that it is time for the last challenge for January! This month is going by pretty fast!
First of all we want to thank you all for the lovely comments you have been leaving us, and for participating in our challenges. We love to see your beautiful creations.
We also want to say a special thank you to Hannah for being our Guest Designer in January. You do such beautiful work!
Now on to this week's challenge. Our theme for January has been "Use Your Stash", and our last challenge for January is:
LM 328 - Tic Tac Toe Challenge 

Pick a row - up and down, across, or diagonally - and use those 3 items on your layout. Of course you can use other items, too.

Arrows, Polka Dot and Doily

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

Die cuts, stars, doily
Enamel dots, polka dot paper, hearts
Enamel dots (hearts), polka dot paper, hearts (washi tape)
You have until January 27th to play along!

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

LM 327 - Ribbon, Washi Tape, or Paper Strips

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend! We got hit with a little bit of ice here in the middle of the United States, but all in all not too bad!
We are back with our third challenge of the new year. Our theme for January has been to use up some of that forgotten stash, and our challenge for this week is:
LM 327 - Ribbon, Washi Tape, Or Paper Strips - Your choice

We want to see you use some ribbon, or some of that washi tape you've been collecting, or if you want, just use some paper strips!
Here's a look at the design teams creations, starting with our GDT member:

Haven - used washi tape

Natalie - used ribbon, twine, and washi

Sandy -  used ribbon and lots and lots of washi!
Lauren - used washi tape

Lori - used washi tape

Ribbon and paper strips 

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