Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Month by Month blog series by Designer of the year Albums to Remember!

For June I posted these photo ideas. Here are some sample pages. 

End of school photos: 


Here are a couple of kits that highlight school:





Father’s Day - do you have a special memory of your dad? Take some photos or dig some photos up and scan them into your computer so you can create a layout. 







Swimming/Cooling Off - Do you swim at the pool, lake, pond? Let’s see your favorite place to hang out and cool off. 

Here are a couple of layouts using my Waterslide & Pool kit:





Here are some photo ideas for July:

National Celebrations - Canada Day and Independence Day are just around the corner, take some photos of how you celebrate. Live in a different country? Do you have a special national holiday that you celebrate? Festival? Take photos and show us. 

Beach - Here in North America it is getting hot. Take some photos of the beach or how you like to cool down. Do you live in a country where winter is arriving. Take some photos and let's see what your season is like

Outdoor Adventures -  Do you like to hike, bike, picnic, canoe? What activity are you enjoying this month. Take some photos and share why you love doing it. 

Wishing you all a great July. Remember your camera and take a lot of photos!

Barb
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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.

Question 25

The angst of the teen years….
Describe any part-time jobs you had in your teen years? (paid or unpaid)

Babysitting the neighbor children, working at a fast food restaurant, shoveling walks in winter, mowing lawns in summer, a paper route..... all of these are typical teenager occupations....teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, visiting retirement homes and keeping the elderly engaged are typical non-paid jobs teenagers engage in.....what about you? 

This week I am pleased to share with you the new Rockets Red Glare collection from Over the Fence Designs. It is a wonderful collection of summer and patriotic elements with fantastic papers to match! AND it is 50-60% off thru July 10th!


The four layouts I chose from our Creative Team are representative of the awesome selection we are showcasing with the Bundle & Page Kit in the store.  





Thank you for stopping by and big big hugs,
Diane

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Meet Feature Designer....Patty B Scraps!






Hi!  I am Patty of PattyB Scraps.  

I am retired from being a payroll specialist.  My husband Terry and I live near Blair, Nebraska, 
on a couple of acres.  I enjoy gardening, both flower and vegetables.  I love cooking, canning,
baking bread, and, most of all - eating, LOL!
If I am not designing or cooking something... I'm in the garden.  

And if I'm in the garden, chances are that my cat, Erin, is watching me from nearby.  
During the winter months I enjoy knitting, crochet and quilting by the wood stove.





Designer's Social Connection with PattyB Scraps

          




Saturday, June 18, 2016

Scrapping from A to Z with Kathryn Estry.....T Post


Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm back with another episode of From A to Z.  My goal is to give you a new idea with each letter so that you'll never be at a loss as to what to scrap or how to make your pages look amazing. Luckily for me, I have a brilliant Creative Team, and the inspiration layouts I use in this series were made by the talented ladies on my team. 

I'm hoping you'll see some things in my A to Z Blog Series that you want to try!  If you do take any of these ideas and run with them, I'd love to see your layouts!  Please post them in the MyMemories forum in this month's A to Z Challenge thread HERE.  Everyone who posts a layout in my challenge thread this month will receive a surprise gift!

T is for ...

Trees

Whether for backgrounds or as the topic of your page, trees make beautiful additions to scrapped pages.

Using Lori Lane and Lori Lakeside (two collections I made in honor of two Loris on my team), Kathy and Michelle scrapped these photos of trees.



Look how cute this page is by Kathy with June Scraps.


When talking about trees, I can't leave out the family tree.  Judith did a great job with her page using Family Branches.


Liz also used Family Branches for this creative page.


MY FAVORITE:

My favorite T collection is The Fam.  I just love the little family of owls, and this collection can be used for families of all kinds.  My example pages this time were made by Kathy, Kabra, and Yvonne.



I'm sure you have photos of trees.  If not, make it a goal to take some in the near future.  Again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)
  

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hop on the MyMemories June Blog Train!

Hop on the MyMemories June 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



Start here & go on down the line! 



















Monday, June 13, 2016

Meet Feature Designer....Magical Scraps Galore!




Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting. I’d like to tell you some facts about me so you can get to know me better:

My name is Marina and I'm the creative brain behind Magical Scraps Galore. 

I live in Argentina with my wonderful husband Peter and our two amazing kids: Emilia (14) and AndrĂ©s (13). 

I’m an animal lover! I currently I have two cats: Calla and Ron.

I’m addicted to my computer and my DSLR camera. I take my camera everywhere and I can’t seem to have enough pictures of my kids! Good excuse to keep on scrapping! 

I love traveling. I love our family trips to Disney World every other year.

I’m a runner and I love to work out.

I love dark chocolate, red wine, and my daily dose of grunge music.

I am an English/Spanish translator and have been working with an American corporation for 22 years. I love designing because it takes me away from the corporate world and it helps me keep my creative juices flowing. 

I first began traditional scrapbooking back in the 1990’s, until I discovered digital scrapbooking in 2004 and it became my passion. I started designing in 2011. My style is traditional and classic; I love designing theme park inspired kits. And I’m fascinated by colors (though I tend to always dress in black, go figure!). I find my inspiration everywhere: my kids, a photograph, a color swatch ... I have to admit that I spend too much time on Pinterest too! 


I am loving this creative journey and I’m really honored to have the privilege of helping others preserve their special memories and document their life stories.


Be sure to visit Magical Scraps Galore on these Social Sites! 




Friday, June 10, 2016

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.

Question 24

The angst of the teen years and the joys of young adulthood….
Describe your best friend(s) during these years. Where did you and your friends spend time and what did you do there? What were your favorite leisure activities?

Here are a collection of layouts from my CT all using the June Special Value Sale collection "Blue Skies" and all inspired by question 24.  The journaling is marvelous and I love the photos.