I live in the Cincinnati, OH area with my four children, Emma, Annabelle, Simon and Eli. I taught sixth grade (and loved it) before staying home with my babies (who aren't babies anymore!). My kids are each allowed to do one activity per season, but with four of them, we keep busy! Fall finds us on the soccer fields, winter is basketball season and they diverge in the spring...my boys play baseball (the season that lasts FOREVER) and the girls play soccer again. We are big movie watchers and have a vast collection of them that continues to grow with each holiday/birthday! I volunteer in the schools and am active in our church, teaching Sunday School and participating in the drama/outreach program.
I started paper scrapping before having children (and will often joke that scrapbooking is WHY I had them) but once I discovered digital in 2005, I was obsessed! I had always messed around with graphics (I owned the FIRST version of Print Master!) and when I realized that PNG files existed, it was a dream come true! I knew I wanted to design right away, but having four kids in under five years made that a little challenging! So I read every tutorial I could get my hands on and finally, when my youngest turned one, I began selling. Now, over seven years later, I love being a designer here at My Memories!
My inspiration is found in the little things from everyday living...my kids' smiles, the books we read, the funny, quirky things they say...even from their messy rooms! When I think back to my own childhood, I remember the big events, but wish my mother had kept a scrapbook of those types of daily things. That's what I try to capture in my designs...the ups and downs of each day!
That's exactly WHY we scrapbook...to capture and pass on memories in a beautiful way. And in doing so, we pour our heart, soul and time into it, showing our family and friends how important we think their lives are. What an honor it is for me to have my designs be a part of your memories!
Hello everyone! I am so excited to be today's featured Designer! :)
I am Katherine aka MagicalReality Designs. I am a 34 year old Libra, married for almost 16 years and have a 13 year old son and a 11 year old daughter. I have been a designer since beginning of
2006. My main "signature" style is mostly fantasy/fairy type things and very magical, with LOTS of sparkles!!! but I do offer other styles too, so you can always find something you like.
In 2005 I finished school for police sciences, criminology and legal assistant but the passion and obsession for
photography and digital graphics just took over my life..ha ha . I was born in Poland (Warsaw) and came to Canada (Ontario) at the age of 9 so English is my second language. Something that most people don't know about me is that I am a MAJOR xbox online gamer!..lol. I am addicted to playing Call of Duty MW3, and Battlefiled 4.
I would also like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for all your support in my designing, your wonderful emails, comments and pages you've made using my designs, so during my Feature I invite you to SAVE 40% on my whole shop from August 26- August 31.
♥Thank you again and have a Blessed week!♥
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I love carnivals and the atmosphere they generate! When I am there 'loose', I become a real girl! Wide-eyed admiration, the beating heart and the desire to try everything at once! I let you imagine how I was during our stay at Disneyland!
I'm also a big fan of Halloween, and I regret this time to live in France! Here, few people celebrate as it should be! While I, as I love dressing up, I coach kids in my delirium, I terribly redecorating the house and I prepare disgusting recipes!!
All this inspires my creations! Although I full of ideas and I find inspiration everywhere! I even used to set scenes for my children that my husband take pictures for his website! Creativity is a family affair :-p
Hi, I'm Caroline of Two Cute Kids Designs. I live in Southern Nevada with my husband of 17 years, my 8
year old daughter and 6 year old son, and our 12 year old cocker/terrier mix. I love designing, but my #1
hobby is scrapping. I love creating scrap pages and memory books for my family.
I actually have a bachelor degree Accounting, but chosen the path of part-time bookkeeper, so I could
be around more for my kids. I love my job of working 5 minutes from home and 3 minutes from my
children's school and only working 3 days a week as the financial/ministry assistant at our church, which
allows me the opportunity to volunteer a few times a month at their school.
When I'm not designing, scrapping or volunteering, I love to read, taking photos, traveling wi th my
family and just took up swimming to try and get into some kind of shape.
When I was around 16 or 17, we were at church and It was a meeting where people from the congregation can get up and bear testimonies. Well there was an older gentleman who liked to ramble on...anyway, while he was talking, there were some little kids sitting a couple rows in front of me and shot a rubber band back to me. So I was shooting it back to them but, by aim wasn't the best and went all the way up and hit the man speaking on the forehead......oops! Well the good thing was that he quit talking.
Can’t really think of anything embarrassing – I think I tend to put those things out of my mind. LOL. I just have to say how much I LOVE designing with my sister. I always thought we were total opposites growing up, but those differences have been handy when designing together. She is artistic and creative and I am business minded and technical and organized. Put those things together and we make a great team. We have never been closer than we have been these past 5 ½ years that we have been designing together. We make a great team!
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Each Sunday MyMemories is going to bring you 2 Designer Challenges!
Today's feature Design shop's are Digital Paper Crafts & Happy Scrap Arts!
Shades of Green – by Monette Satterfield of DigitalPapercrafting
Recently, I took a “field trip” in my own garden and shot several photos all focusing on green. When I saw the color theme “Green,” it was a perfect opportunity to show some of those photos.
I like to approach a page as a composition first and make decisions about what to include, the colors and element accessories from that standpoint. Sometimes, that means I have to leave more out than I put in, but to me it makes a stronger visual statement.
My first decision here was to choose only three photos, rank them for importance and adjust the sizes accordingly. With the images chosen, the paper background and accessory elements are from the “Grunge Distressed Paper Kit.” The brown paper is an interesting and subtle counterpoint to the green plants. The frames are from the “Sunflower Summer Element Set” for more texture and a hint of green to pick up the theme.
It sounds simple to say that the photos are arranged in a circular layout but it took several rounds of trial and error before I settled on that arrangement. Then, the paper tag and tapes are placed to reinforce the circular trip around the page. The finishing touch, the title, is simply stated in a font that resembles my handwriting but is far more legible.
I love to see the unique and personal ways that people express themselves with MyMemories products and hope this behind the design peek is helpful and fun.
It’s about a weird fantastic world I once explored in my dreams:
I was floating on a buoy, which was actually a giant donut, and I was surrounded by huge cute seahorses and a few paper boats. Both the sun and the moon could be distinguished in the sky, the moon was represented by a croissant and the sun was a huge half lemon.
I wasn’t far away from an island which was actually made of ice cream! There were flashy cocktail umbrellas planted on the beach.
I used my kits Beach Life and I Love Baking for the most of it. There are some elements from Paris, Mix2 and Happy Anniversary in it too