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!

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!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August FEATURES

Gosh... it's been too long since we showed you some great layouts from our readers!  Go check out their blogs for a more detailed look.  So beautiful and thank you ladies for joining us this month with our "Adult Coloring Themed" challenges.

Still time to join us!  All challenges on the right side bar.  Have fun!!


LISA
From our Summer Nights color inspiration challenge...


HANNAH
From our Color your background or add a colored image challenge...

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CHERYL
From our Black and White plus one color challenge...


ALICIA
From our Add the colors of the Rainbow on your layout challenge...

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

Sunday, August 21, 2016

LM #307 - Summer Nights Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone! Welcome back to our fourth challenge of the month. Our theme this month has been "The Adult Coloring Trend" and this week's challenge is  a photo inspiration challenge.

LM #307 - Summer Nights - photo inspiration



Use this photo for some color inspiration on your layout. Here is a look at how the design team was inspired:
Sandy



Haven


Tina


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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

LM #306 - Add and Image you color or color your background paper.

Happy Sunday to you! I really enjoy the heat, but the last week here in my part of the woods has been extremely hot! So that leads us into the hot trend happening in the crafting industry our monthly theme of "The Adult Coloring Trend"... our next challenge is a little on the opposite.

LM #306 - ADD AN IMAGE YOU COLOR OR COLOR YOUR BACKGROUND PAPER
 
It's a fun way to incorporate some creative artsy into your layouts. Need some ideas??  Well our DT has a few.

So please join us!  You have until September 2nd to link up.  :)
 
Barbara
Did this sweet flower for part of the background of her layout



Lori
did some fun embellishments with her coloring



Tina
colored a digi stamp and added it to the block of photos on her layout


Michele
Colored a digital image added to the bottom right of her layout.





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

Monday, August 8, 2016

JULY WINNERS!!

Hello again!!  It's time to announce our winners for JULY!!  This was super hard!  Seriously so many great layouts and talent you all have!!  We loved ALL of them!  We always do!  Hee Hee.
So... here is what the DT came up with for our favorites this month.


First up... our choice for GUEST DESIGNER for October, 2016 is...

ESTHER - CRAFTY EFFUSIONS

Would love for you to join us for a month of creations!

Here is her layout that she submitted..


Please just comment on this post and we will get in contact with you!  Thanks so much!!  :)


Next is our TOP 3!  You can find these lovely Ladies's layouts on our Left Sidebar all month!!


RAINNY

KAREN B.

MEI-CHEN LO




And finally... our WINNER of the fun prize is

CATHY LU

And her fun layout...

Please contact SANDY for your prize!  You have until 8/20/16.  Thank you!!



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

Sunday, August 7, 2016

LM # 305 - Black and White with one additional color.

Happy Sunday to everyone!!  We are into our second week of challenges already for August!  I say it all the time... where does the TIME go??  
In keeping with our monthly theme of "The Adult Coloring Trend"... our next challenge is a little on the opposite.
LM 305 - USE BLACK AND WHITE
 with ONE ADDITIONAL COLOR ONLY.

Easy enough??  Well our GDT and DT thought so.
So please join us!  We have two August challenges going on.  Links on the sidebar.  You have until September 2nd to link up.  :)
And now introducing our GDT Desire - Doing Life 
What a GREAT layout!!




And our DT has come through again...


Haven








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

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Challenges begin!! LM 304 - ROYGBIV - Include all 7 colors of a rainbow or actual rainbow on your layouts.

Hello everyone!  Forgive us for our tardiness... summer vacations abound which put a damper on the scrapping accomplishments.  At least I will speak for myself.  Just returned from 8 days in the SUN.  Want to get this post out so you can all start playing along.  
Also... THANK YOU to all that played along with us in July!  Super Fun layouts you all are doing.  
We will pick the TOP 3, GDT for October and Winner of the prize very soon.
Until then... check this out.
AUGUST Challenge Theme - 
Who is into the new hot Adult Coloring Trend??  
 All of August challenges have to do with COLOR or COLORING.
Have fun!!
LM 304 - ROYGBIV - 
Include all 7 colors of the rainbow or an actual rainbow on your layouts.

We would like to welcome our most ever talented Guest Designer for August...

August GDT


“{Doing Life} in beautiful sunny South Africa. Loving wife for 31+ years. Keen Photographer. Energetic Hiker/Backpacker. Ad hoc Race Walker. Addicted to Spinning. Scrapaholic. Committed Scrapbook/Card Teacher. Card creator. Mosaic Enthusiast. PA/Secretary/Bookkeeper. Chocoholic. And the crochet bug has bitten lately. Right now I would love to be outdoors blending with nature. And last, but not least, addicted to Blogging where I have made such wonderful creative friends in cyber space www.desiref.blogspot.com .”

You will be able to check out Desire's work on our next challenge Sunday the 7th.

Until then... thank you to our DT Lori and Tina for giving us some inspiration.  :)




Tina
Rainbow in the pictures :) and I just may have all 7 colors of the rainbow on my layout


Okay everyone... get those "colorful" layouts linked up!  Have fun!!

All weekly challenges will be due SEPTEMBER 2nd.


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

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Features - "Childhood Games"

Hello everyone! Just a little reminder that today is the last day for you to link up to our challenges this month! We have a great prize being offered up, and you will also have a chance to be a Top 3, and a chance at being a guest designer.

Here are some fantastic layouts from our readers:

From our "Marbles" challenge:

 Crafty Effusions

"Snakes and Ladders"
Mei-Chen Lo
"Candy Land:
Karen B
"Scrabble"
Busy Bee Stamping
Be sure to grab your "Featured" button  from the left sidebar!
Thank you to all of our readers for playing along with us! We love to see your beautiful creations!


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