Thursday, April 19, 2018

Scrappin 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 one or more 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.

A is for ...

Angels!

Angel images are common at Christmas, but I enjoy them all year long.  One of my angel kits is Harvest Angels, and here is a layout by Anita showing one of the angels along with her very own angels. Enjoy! 


Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show me your angel layout! 
  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Blog series Documenting your life with ADB Designs


When it is gloomy outside I try to keep my spirit up by working with color and this "spring" there has been plenty of opportunity for that. Here is Nebraska, it just cannot let go of winter!   This morning it snowed again; but on Wednesday they are predicting 70 degrees but then the weekend is supposed to be cold again.  CRAZY!  

Q70 

What is one of the best gifts you have ever received? Journal about the gift, the giver, the occasion ...  take a photo of the gift to include on your page.  You are telling a story for children and grandchildren to read and understand you and your times better.

My newest collection TOUCH THE SKY {WITH WINGS} is wonderful for this question.  It is full of color and traditional elements and papers, ready for you to scrap many pages.  

 

 

 


and here are some layouts from my Creative Team to offer inspiration:

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Happy scrapping, 
Diane


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hop on the April 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
Here is the line up!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Scrappin from A to Z with Kathryn Estry


Hi!  I'm Kathryn, a designer here at My Memories, and I'm back with my A to Z Series.  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 them 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! 

Z is for ...

Zippers!

An unusual element that happens to start with a z is zippers!  Have you used any on a scrap kit lately?  A few of my kits have zippers in them, and you'll even find a zipper flower in May Scraps!




Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out this month's prize, and show me a layout you've made with any of my A to Z ideas.
 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Meet feature designer Queen Brat Designs




Hello!  I'm Renee' better known in the scraping world as QueenBrat Digital Designs.  I am your featured designer at MyMemories.com April 3rd and 4th.


While I have you here I will tell you a little about me.  I was born and raised in the beautiful state of West Virginia smack dab in the middle of  Hatfield & McCoy Feud country.   I live with two of my sons, Zachary and Dylan, Dylan's wife, Tessa, and my granddaughter, Remi Jade.  We have a cat, Vader,  and two dogs, Dixon, & Maggie.   I also have a daughter, ReAnna, and a grandson, Riley, and another son, Freddy who passed away from liver failure in 2014.

I have been doing graphic design and web design since1999. I began designing scrap kits about 13 years ago.  My favorite type of kits to design are romantic, lacy, flowered kits, but I have a wide variety available in many themes.  Another favorite is making holiday kits.   Christmas is my favorite.   I used both PhotoShop and PaintShopPro for designing my kits.  For making layouts and quick pages I use PS, PSP, and MyMemories Suite.

I love to craft!  I crochet, make wreaths, paint wooden signs, and bling shoes also.  You can find my stores on Facebook!


I'm not sure what the future may hold for me in the design field.  I would love to someday open a craft store that would offer all types of scrap supplies for those that do digital and paper scrapping.  Teaching classes would also be included with that so that I can share my love of scrapping with others.

I have a new kit I would like to feature today.  It's called 'Blooming Flowers' and you can pick it up at my MyMemories store today!

The kit features beautiful blossoms of spring!  It includes plenty of flowers, lace, ribbons, and other embellishments with cardboard and glitter backgrounds.  Done in springish pastel colors this kit is a must have and would be great for all your Spring, Easter, or Mother's Day projects.

'Blooming Flowers' is on sale along with my entire store at 50% off on April 3rd and 4th.

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

How to back up your files


 March 31, 2018 is World Backup Day, a day to remind everyone to backup all their files just in case.

Here are steps to backup your Purchases from MyMemories.com:

1.  Login to your account at mymemories.com.
2.  Download your purchases in the ideal format for your computer and purposes Windows or Mac for use with My Memories Suite or General (zip) for use in other Digital Graphics Programs like Photoshop Elements, Artisan, or others.
3.  Locate downloaded files usually in Downloads folder.
4.  Copy downloaded files onto an external hard drive in a folder called MM Purchases Backup.


Here are steps to backup your Albums created in My Memories Suite:

1.  Locate your projects usually in the Documents folder.
2.  Copy My Memories Suite Albums folder to an external hard drive into a folder called MM Album Backups.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Documenting your life with ADB Designs


Easter is a sweet (literally and figuratively) time of the year. Spring is finally making an appearance and children are dressed in new Sunday dresses and suits. 

My youngest has a birthday in April that frequently falls the same time as Easter. So depending on the whim of the calendar, he gets to have Easter candy and all the accouterments for his birthday too. He has always found that to be totally acceptable and now that he is in his 30s we laugh about how the Easter bunny used to come for his birthday. 

Q69 (prompt)

Write a story about your favorite Easter or Spring memory. Now scrap it. No photos needed if none exist.  Be sure your journaling of the story is easy to read.  That's all. 

My newest product is a simple page kit, not a collection, and it is just perfect for scrapping this prompt or for scrapping the newest batch of Easter and spring photos.  I am releasing SPRING IS HERE on Easter Sunday, April 1 and it is on sale too through April 15.

Here is a preview of the kit and some wonderful Easter & Spring layouts to give you ideas.


 

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter,
Diane