Saturday, June 27, 2015

Documenting Your Life with ADB Designs!




This is your story.  Do it YOUR way.  I write in my journal and scrap pages inspired by my journal entries. Two of my CT journal directly on their scrapbook pages and don't keep a separate paper journal. Others keep only a paper or computer journal and are waiting to create the scrapbook pages at a later date. There is no wrong way to do this, just pick up pen or mouse and DO IT. You can join me at any time with this series. You can scrap just the questions/prompts that inspire you, or all of them. You can scrap from the current question and go forward, or you can start at question 1 and move through them in order. 

Each post (every other week) I will share the current question/prompt and layouts created by myself, my creative team or scrapbooking friends.  

Note about sharing layouts from Cole:
We would LOVE for you to share YOUR layout's with us! Just create a 600x600 px jpg layout and email it to Cole npeak@storyrock.com subject line D.Y.L Layout!   With your permission, I will post it to the MyMemories BLOG DYL Series (right here), Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter.  Along with your layout, please do include the question/prompt number and the name of the My Memories designer(s) and the name of their product(s) you used.  If you would like to post it directly to our MyMemories Facebook wall please click HERE. You can also post your layouts in the MyMemories Forum HERE.

"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
-   Henry Van Dyke  

Question/Prompt 3:
Tell us about the home you grew up in ...more than one? Tell about all or just the one that you remember as the "best". Describe the neighborhood in which you grew up...were there any event(s) of significance associated to your home or neighborhood that you still reflect upon or that were funny or silly or special in some way?

This layout by Patricia uses my new kit Great Love: Lancelot & Guinevere  - available here 



Mary really found this question/prompt inspiring and created 4 pages of layouts for her scrapbook. She used the It's A Snap collection, a collab with dear friend Karen, Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen. Link to collection. 







Let me know how you are doing and if you have any questions. I love to read your thoughts about this series. Just comment below.
HUGS
Diane



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Meet Feature Designer Autumn Owl Designs!

Hi everyone! 




Today and tomorrow Autumn Owl Designs is the featured designer at MyMemories - yay! To celebrate our entire Store is 40% off until the end of the month. Our team hopes you enjoy the savings!

We also have a survey going, to find out what folks would like to see in our newsletter, and one of the overwhelming responses is to read personal stories from our team. So today, we will tell a story!

This silver kitty is named Shadowfax, and she's the unofficial design assistant. She basically hired herself. Her duties include sleeping on the keyboard, taking up too much room on the desk and randomly pressing keys with her paws so that the *real* designer has to fix weird errors on the computer. But you know what, I love her anyway :) She's just over 2 years old and weighs in at a whopping 9 pounds. She thrills at plopping all 9 of those pounds on my chest when I lie propped up in bed to read. When she was a baby she used to crawl on my and curl up next to my neck on my shoulder to sleep - and the habit stuck. It was cute until she grew up - hehehehe!




My kitty and I have been through a lot together, and she always knows when I need cuddles. She's my furbaby and I couldn't imagine life without her - even if it did mean having my desk to myself :D 

So, here's my idea - let's challenge ourselves to make a layout about something we just can't live without - whether it is a person, place or thing. I'd love to see what you all come up with! Post your layouts on our FaceBook fan page , and as a bonus, if you use any Autumn Owl Designs products, we will drop a free gift into your lap! (Meaning, send us your email address and we will have a gift deposited into your MyMemories.com account!)


Happy Scrapping!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Meet feature Designer Syrena's Scrap Art!



Happy June from Syrena's Scrap Art!

Summers are alway so much fun. Kids and Grandkids are home and lots of time for playing and exploring.  My Grandkids are the joy of my life.  Last summer my oldest Grandson Seth spent some time here in Florida with us.  We spent many days exploring Busch Gardens and enjoying the wild life.  One of Seth's favorite things was feeding the birds, Seth loved the birds and the birds loved Seth!
I created this layout using one of my favorite kits, "Rainforest Combo".  I love the rich and vibrant colors and the monkeys are adorable!
I hope you all have a wonderful summer and make lots of amazing memories!  



Rainforest Combo






Rainforest Bundle




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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Designer Tip brought to you by LLL Creations

Thinking Outside Of The Box with LLL Creations

One of things I've learned while scrapbooking is that some embellishments are limited as to how you can use them.  Or so it seems.

Take borders for example.  Many of them have one flat edge for going up against the side of your page and the other edge is decorative.   But that doesn't mean you HAVE to use them at the side of your page.

Here is an example.  This border was made to go on the left side of the page.



But that shouldn't stop you from trying other options.

Here is the same border rotated and used in all 4 corners.



And here is the same border used at only the top and bottom of the page.



You could also mirror a copy of the border and put it behind the first one to make it a double edged border ...



Or why not use the border around your entire page like this ...



Or make the borders smaller and create a frame with them!



The possibilities are endless!
And then  frames ...   Sometimes a frame that was made horizontally cannot be used vertically  if it has decorative items or words in a horizontal direction. 

Like the frame in the next layout ...

You are working on a vintage book and have all these frames but they don't seem to be working with your photos and they are cutting people out of the picture.

Because of the flowers on this frame, it wouldn't work if it was turned to be a vertical frame because the vase and flowers would be sideways ...



Or would it work?.  A simple solution is to just cover up that part of the frame after you turn it!.  Great, now everyone fits in.  :)



These are just a few examples but there are countless ways to use your scrapbooking stash.

The moral of the story is ... don't limit yourself with items that were made to work a certain way.  Think outside of the box and you will be using your kits over and over with a totally different look.

I hope you enjoyed this tip!

You still have a few days to take advantage of my borders sale!  ALL of my border sets on sale for $1.39! (Regardless of original price)

See all of my borders here:   http://bit.ly/ALLBordersLLL

(This link goes to just my borders for your convenience)




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Friday, June 19, 2015

MyMemories Welcomes Memory Mosaic to the Design Shop!







Visit Memory Mosaic on these Social Sites! 



twitter: Joyce M Anzalone
@ MemoryMosaic



Enjoy 40% off Memory Mosaic in the MyMemories Design Shop! 




Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Meet feature Designer Touched by A Butterfly!


Visit Touched by A Butterfly on these Social Sites! 

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Enjoy this FREE gift from Touched by A Butterfly 
TODAY ONLY! 
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Enjoy 35% off Touched by A Butterfly in the 
MyMemories Design Shop! 



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June MyMemories Blog Train!

We hope you enjoy June's MyMemories Blog Train! 


You will be directed to each designers store at the MyMemories site. If you have not already done so, you will need to sign up for an account [note: this is a one time sign up and no purchase is necessary].
There is a special link to each designers gift that must be obtained from each designer. That link will take you to their store and their gift.
The new process is:
  • visit each designer’s blog or FB posting for their preview & special link
  • click on the link provided you will then be taken to their MyMemories store
  • place their gift in your shopping cart
  • check out when you have all the gifts collected

Meet Feature Designer Touched by A Butterfly!




Hello Crafty Friends

My name is Celeste AKA Touched By A Butterfly. I am so happy to be feature designer for My Memories.... 



Visit Touched by A Butterfly on these social sites! 

Faceboook: 
Blog:
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Enjoy this FREE Gift! 
Click the image below








Saturday, June 13, 2015

Documenting Your Life Series with ADB Designs....Question #2

Question/Prompt #2: Documenting Your Life with Diane, ADB Designs



You can join me at any time with this series. You can scrap just the  questions/prompts that inspire you, or all of them. You can scrap from the current question and go forward, or you can start at question 1 and move through them in order. 


Each post (every other week) I will share the current question/prompt and layouts created by myself, my creative team or scrapbooking friends.

I would love to see your layouts from this question/prompt. Here is how you can share them with the MyMemories webmaster. Please do include the question/prompt number and the name of the My Memories designer(s) and the name of their product(s) you used.  You may email them to Cole npeak@storyrock.com subject line D.Y.L Layout. With your permission, she will post it to the MyMemories Blog, D.Y.L Series, Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter. If you would like to post it directly to our MyMemories Facebook wall please click HERE . You can also post them in the forum HERE

Living in a small Italian hilltown, and having lived in a small town in south Georgia, I understand that you can recognize a family gene pool by the lift of an eyebrow, or the length of a neck, or a way of walking. --Frances Mayes **


QUESTION/PROMPT 2

Where were you born? How long did you remain there? What is the town/city/region known for?


This layout from my creative team member, Patricia, who used my collaborative collection with Jilberts Bits of Bytes called Garden Gate. The collection is available here in my store and is always reduced 50% or more. Patricia has a wonderful flair for storytelling, I aspire to journal as well as she does.   



Mary's approach was slightly different and just as creative. She used my collaborative collection with Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen -- Tell Me Again. You can find the collection in Karen's store - LINK HERE

**Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/f/francesmay523816.html#ovWMKEhQl7P2uTtr.99


Judy created an elegant page with a large image and still managed to include great journaling. She used two of my collections: First Love and the soon to be released, Heart of a Mother.








Friday, June 12, 2015