Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Design Tip with Caroline B.

SCRAP your FEELINGS and SENTIMENTS, with Caroline B.

Hello, I am Caroline B., a long time designer at Mymemories, and Art Lover, but you may know that already if you follow my Inspired by Art challenges. 

If, like me, you are shy and introvert, scrapbooking (like Art) is an easy way to say or express what you feel by using another media than words.

So I will propose HERE a WORD to trigger, to start off, to launch a mental process wihch will inspires you to make new pages and express yourselves.

Today let's be GENEROSITY







Monday, January 16, 2017

1st Blog Train of 2017! January Train leaves the station!



Hop on the MyMemories January 2017 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




Click image or HERE to add to cart


Here are the rest of the January stops....enjoy!


ADB Designs


























Friday, January 13, 2017

Scrappin from A to Z with Kathryn Estry!


Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and this is my second round of episodes, 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!

J is for ...

Joy!

If we look around ourselves, we can see joy in the littlest things.  Let's celebrate the joy in our lives in our layouts!

I have to show you today some layouts that really show joy.  They were made by Kabra, Kathy, Rhonda, and myself.  Enjoy!

Kabra chose Child of God for this joyful photo.


Kathy scrapped a photo for me of my grandson, Lincoln, at his preschool graduation.  I love it!  She used my blue Graduation Day set.  Thank you, Kathy!


Enjoy this fun page by Rhonda using one of my favorite page kits, Cowgirl Heart

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For this cute photo of Livi, my first granddaughter, I used the collection named after her, Livi's Smile.


So, find some of your most joyful photos this month and scrap them with your favorite MM page kits! 

Again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z, and I hope to see some joyful pages in the thread!  Remember everyone who posts a layout gets you a free gift from me.  :)
  

Monday, January 9, 2017

Meet feature Designer...Happy Scrap Arts!





My name is Eileen, AKA Happy Scrap Arts

I've been designing for almost 10 years now and still love it. I do it every day and spend most of my time designing or scrapping my photos. I love to make photobooks with my vacation or family photos. 

I have a new kit for you in store, Chilly Winter and my whole store is on sale.
Take a look, I'm sure you will find something you will love.




My store at My Memories


My Social Sites











My Challenges on the Forum:

Happy’s Place where I’m doing a mask challenge. I give you a mask for free each month, you just have to make a page with it in post it in the forum and on social media.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Scrappin from A to Z with Kathryn Estry


Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and this is my second round of episodes, 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!

I is for ...

Indigo!

I have to admit I was stuck as to what to feature for my I post today.  Insects?  I could only find CT pages with butterflies.  Itty Bitty Things?  Nah.  Then I noticed how many of my Creative Team layouts had pretty shades of indigo, so here today are some inspiration pages in that pretty color.  I'll bet you have photos that would really shine when scrapped with your favorite indigo kits!

Thanks to Anita, Liz, Lori, Stephanie, and Yvonne for making and sharing these fabulous scrapped pages!

Anita shows off her cute son with Rocket Man.


Liz features her daughter in many of her layouts, and in these, she used Funny Bunnies and Glitzen and Blitzen.



Enjoy these pretty pages by Lori using my Autumn Dance and Tiffany Anne Collections.



Stephanie used this pretty indico collection, Terry Trail.


Yvonne made here lovely pages with Magnolia Morning and Perfectly Paris.



These are only a few of the collection in my store at My Memories that have indigo as one of their main colors.  

Again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z, and I hope to see some pretty indigo pages in the thread!  Remember everyone who posts a layout gets you a free gift from me.  :)


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Month by Month Scrapbooking with Albums to Remember



Here are the ideas I suggested for December. Please share your layouts in the My Memories Suite Forum under my December Challenge post. You can use whatever photos you want, these ideas are just suggestions.

Tree Hunting/Sleigh Rides - Do you celebrate Christmas and have a real or fake tree? Show us your tree traditions. Maybe your family goes on an annual sleigh ride, show us!


Kit used below is Winter Joy Bundle:


Kit used below is Holiday Spice:


Christmas/Religious Celebration - Take photos and document your traditions. Tell us what you do celebrate, maybe Christmas, Hanukkah or Ramadan.

Kit used below is Merry Christmas:


Kit used below is Winter Joy Tropical: This kit matches my Winter Joy Kit.


Kit used below is Elf Mischief:


That wraps up our year! I hope you have an album full of cherished memories for each month of 2016. Have a wonderful 2017!


Barb

Sunday, December 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 38

Family time when celebrating our holidays is a very special time. So much of our family history is centered around the celebrations of our national holidays.

You should be describing in your journal and in your layouts the seasonal traditions your family experienced ... the focus this week is on HOLIDAY PARTIES, Christmas parties, office parties, visits to Santa, New Years Eve Galas, Winter Formal, etc.

These marvelous layouts were made using my brand new collection IN THE SPARKLING CITY, a collaborative venture with dear friend, Manu Scraps. Our holiday party collection is perfect for all your celebration photos as well as family, genealogy, children, romantic, ... as these layouts demonstrate.  I hope they offer you some inspiration to scrap your own holiday images.













 


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and may the joy of this season be yours throughout the coming year. 

Diane



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Photo & Layout Inspiration with Snickerdoodle Designs


Welcome to my new blog series, “Photo & Layout Inspiration.” With each post, I will challenge you to think outside the box, step outside your comfort zone, and try something new!
Today I’d like to focus on Journal Cards.
Journal Cards can be such a great additional to your scrapbook page. They are extremely, allowing you to use them in so many different ways.  Here are just a few ideas:
·       Tuck them behind a photo frame, allow just part of the card to peek out from behind the frame
·       Incorporate them into your borders or clusters
·       Place quotes on them
·       Use them to tell your story, incorporating your journaling on them.
·       Use them in Pocket Scrapping, inside a pocket
I would like to challenge you this month to focus on the use of journal cards.  You may use a premade journal card from a collection that you own, or you may create your own journal card.
Here are a few examples from which to derive inspiration.
 
 
 
We would love to see what you do!  Please see instructions below on how to share your layouts.
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 Photo & Layout Inspiration Layout!   With your permission, I will post it to the MyMemories BLOG Photo & Layout Inspiration Series Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter.  Along with your layout, please do include Challenge Topic,  the name of the My Memories designer(s) and the name of their product(s) you used.   You can also post your layouts in the MyMemories Forum HERE

Thanks for joining in the fun! I look forward to seeing your pages!

Karen Schulz

SnickerdoodleDesigns