Thursday, August 16, 2018

Documenting your life with ADB Designs


Sometimes there is "gold in them there hills" and sometimes NOT. My latest collection is about the California Gold Rush of 1849 (and beyond).  While most of the newly arrived in the gold fields were Americans, the gold rush attracted thousands from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and China. Agriculture and ranching expanded throughout the state to meet the needs of the settlers. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boom town of about 36,000 by 1852. By 1870 San Francisco boasted a population of 150,000. Roads, churches, schools and other towns were built throughout California. In 1849 a state constitution was written. The new constitution was adopted by referendum vote, and the future state's interim first governor and legislature were chosen. In September, 1850, California became a state. Arguably, the Gold Rush changed our country substantially, by quickly bringing significant population to the Pacific coast and providing a period of recession free economic growth (1841-56).

Q78 (prompt)

Scrap about a family member who was an adventurer. [They did not have to participate in the California gold rush.] It takes a certain type of individual to leave family and friends behind and rush off to an uncertain future, but look hard enough and you will find one of those types in your family, I am sure of it.

Here is a page starter gift for you to help you get started, just click the preview to go to my store.

Here are the previews and some layouts from my Creative Team to provide inspiration. You will notice that the subject of many of the layouts is NOT about the gold rush; this a very versatile collection. 

Happy scrappin'

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Scrapping from A to Z with Kathryn Estry

Hi!  I'm Kathryn, and I design for My Memories.  Welcome to my fourth round of my scrap series, From A to Z! With every post, I'll show you a style, element, or other scrap secret to make your pages look amazing. The talented ladies on my Creative Team give me plenty of inspirational layouts, and I'm happy to share them with you!

I know you like FREE scrap supplies, right?  I'll show you a couple of layouts in each of my blogs posts, and I invite you to try some of your own! Post your layouts in my matching Challenge Thread, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z. []  Everyone who posts a layout in this month's thread will receive from me the prize I have posted with this month's challenge.  To make it extra sweet, your layout can be about anything I've shown you in ANY of my A to Z challenges!  Now, on to today's idea.

H is for ...

His and Hers!

I made my collection, His and Hers, to celebrate both men and women.  It works especially well with heritage photos.  Enjoy these sample layouts by Judith, Kathy, Liz, Lori, and Yvonne.

Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show me a beautiful layout honoring Him or Her!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Documenting your life with ADB Designs

The 4th of July celebrations are a month past now and back to school will be upon us soon. It is time to get those summer celebrations scrapped and my AMERICANA  collection is super for that.  Americana is a "folk art" styled collection with lots of elements and papers to create many layouts.

Q77 (prompt)

Scrap some of your summer celebration memories. Did you enjoy firecrackers or sparklers? Were there parades and picnics in your home town? Have you taken a vacation during the 4th of July holiday time in order to be in a "special place" for the celebrations?

To help you get started -- I have a Page Starter Gift for you, a Quick Page made from Americana.  Just click on the preview to grab it in my store.

Here are the previews and some layouts from my Creative Team to provide some inspiration to get you started. 

Happy scrappin'