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!!

November Link-Up

Sunday, August 27, 2017

LM #359 - Polka Dots

Hello, scrappy friends! Good Sunday morning to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend and that you are getting the chance to do something fun!

I want to thank all of you for taking the time to play along with our challenges in August. We had so many beautiful layouts entered into our challenges. We will be back soon with our Top 3 and our GDT pick, so stay tuned.

I also want to say a huge thank you to our GDT - Denise. She has been our guest designer for the past two months and I  know I have loved seeing her beautiful creations each week!

This week we are starting our September challenges, so that means a new theme and a new set of challenges for you! Our guest designer for September is the talented Sherri Caramico! 



My name is Sherri Caramico, I live in New Jersey. I have been married to my high school
sweetheart for 34 years, and am the mother of 2 adult sons, and 2 young Portuguese Water Dogs. All of them are my favorite subjects! We love to travel and Disney Cruising and Disney Parks are our favorite way to vacation.  I started scrapping late in my children's lives, ( about 12 years ago,) and I know 
I will never get "caught up." I'm okay with that, as I like to scrap what I "feel like" scrapping, and love lots of layers, textures and "stuff" on my pages.  Scrapbooking has helped me to meet so many people that I now call my true friends. I love going on weekend scrapbook retreats with my scrappy friends, and creating and laughing together late into the night! I enjoy sharing my work and hope I inspire others to think outside the box and encourage them just try a new technique or product. I believe there is no right or wrong, no good or bad in scrapbooking - everyone has their own personal "art" inside them." Don't be afraid to find yours!"

Our theme for September is "All About Patterns" and our first challenge is:

LM #359 - Polka Dots - use some polka dot paper on your layout

You can use a little or a lot - big dots, small dots - your choice! 

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








Such beautiful work from our designers!

You will have until September 30, 2017, to get your layouts linked up for a chance to be picked as a guest designer for November.

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

LM #358 - In The Sea

Hello, hello! Good Sunday morning to you! I hope that you are having a fantastic weekend!

We are back with our last challenge of August today, but before we get to that I want to say a huge "thank you" to our guest designer, Denise! She has been our guest designer for the last two months, and I have really enjoyed seeing her beautiful work!

Now, on to today's challenge. Our theme for August has been "All About Animals" and this week our challenge is:

LM #358 - In The Sea - Include an animal from the sea on your layout (fish, dolphin, sea horse, sea turtle, etc.) Can be in the photos, stickers/embellishments, or on the paper.

Here's a look at the beautiful layouts from the design team, starting with our guest designer, Denise.




Tina


Living is Southern Ontario, we are close to a "Sea", so I did a layout of a recent trip to the 
Wye Marsh!!!


Such gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

You have until August 26th to play along with our challenges this month.

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday Features On Saturday!

Hello, hello! Happy Saturday to you! It has been a couple of busy weeks for me with getting my kids ready to go back to school. My youngest son started back on Thursday and we moved my oldest son back to college yesterday, so that is the reason I am a day late in getting the features post up!

Here are the features - in no particular order:

Katie
Katie is only nine and this is her first layout! I think she is a natural scrapbooker!



I think all of these layouts are just beautiful!

We will be back tomorrow with our last challenge for August so be sure to stop back by!

Thank you to everyone for playing along with us!

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

LM #357 - At The Zoo

Hello, scrappy friends! Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend!

We are back today with our third challenge of the month. In keeping with our "All About Animals" theme, our challenge this week is:

LM #357 - At The Zoo - 
Include an animal found at the zoo (lion, zebra, monkey, peacock, etc.) can be in the photos, a sticker/embellishment, or on the paper.

Here is a look at the beautiful layouts from the design team, starting with our guest designer for August, Denise:

I chose some photos from a trip to the zoo in Stuttgart, called Wilhelma:



Lauren
Feeding peacocks at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Florida.



Natalie
This pocket page tells our Safari journey at Disney's Animal Kingdom!


A Canada Day visit to a local zoo!


Such fun layouts from our design team this week!

You have until the 26th to play along with our challenges this month!

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

Sunday, August 6, 2017

LM #356 - In The House

Hello, scrappy friends! We hope that you are having a great weekend!

We are back with our second challenge of the month. This month our theme is "All About Animals" and this week, Lauren, is challenging us to scrap about the animals in our house.

LM #356 - In The House - Include a house pet/animal on your layout (dogs, cats, rabbit, hamster, snake, turtle, etc.) This can be in the photos, stickers/embellishments, or in the paper.

Here is a look at what the design team created starting with our guest designer for August, Denise:

We have no animals, so I have used a bunny and a cat as decoration.


This is our Buddy, Buddy gives me all kinds of reasons to scrap about him.

Lauren
Rocky & Daphne love to go to the beach

Gizmo always poses for photos!


Our little dog, Wilfred, didn't know what to think of our granddaughter the first time that he saw her!


We can't wait to see what you create! No worries if you don't have a pet - just do like Denise and use some of those cute animal embellishments or papers on your layout! 


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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

July Features, GDT Pick, And A Surprise Winner!!

Happy Wednesday scrappy friends! I hope that you are having a good week so far!

We are back today to share our features for July, our GDT pick, and a surprise winner! We would like to thank you all for playing along with us last month. We had so many beautiful entries in July and it was really hard to narrow it down! 

First up  - our features - in no particular order:

#18 - Super Stick Chick






Our pick for GDT is:



Sherri - we would love to have you join us at guest designer in September! Please contact Lori at loristroup@yahoo.com to accept!

And now to our surprise winner (by random draw) of a few random scrappy goodies from me - 



Jill - if you would send me an email at loristroup@yahoo.com with your mailing address - I will get your goodies out to you asap!

Congratulations to all of you! Thanks so much for playing along with us!
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