Welcome to the readers. I'm 46 year old designer who loves to design with realistic floral elements. I wanted today to share with you a little about my most favourite go to kit called: Days Gone By - by Carena's Designs. This kit is so easy to use and it seems every page goes together with ease. It not only works well with heritage layouts but also for modern day photo's also. It's a MEGA Sized kit that offers enormous amounts of variety. The perfect kit if you are planning on making a large number of pages into a BIG ALBUM as it offers everything you will need and the variety so you pages will still look very different from each page. No need to repeat similar looking pages in your album - Create something really special. Please check it out in store, it's my GO TO kit everytime and I'm sure it will be your favourite too!
Kit: Days Gone By - by Carena's Designs BELOW: Kit Preview and Layout Examples
Hello, my name is Silke Lemcke, from Papierstudio. I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but I live in Sao Paulo for over 30 years. I am married and we have a son of 33 years.
How I started Designing
I was web designer for many years, and changed my hobby by giving computer lessons for seniors. 2006 I met Digital Scrapbooking and the art of creating layouts, digital papers, textures, prints and embellishments. I studied Photoshop, which is now my preferred programm. Since then I never stopped designing!
My greatest Achievement
One day I created an action in Photoshop (the action is a multistep process to be automatically scheduled and run the program without user interference). With this action you just take a picture, a painting or a drawing and convert into a artful background, inspired by this drawing. It is a great success in the world of digital scrapbooking and many designers and some photographers use this action to create their background papers (backgrounds). The result is always a surprise. I call this action SoftArt Action!
My sister Monika lives in Rio de Janeiro. She is my right hand at MyMemories, because she does all the organization, uploads, setups and also some templates or quick pages. I love that this hobby is our connection!! I love to teach, so you will find many tutorials on my Papierstudio blog!
Where I find my inspiration
My inspiration comes from the places I visit (I love Embu das Artes, a small town near us with artisan people). People often are surprised when they realize that I’m taking pictures of mouldy walls, peeling or stained backgrounds. The grain of the wood barns, old doors or even floor pictures let me create beautiful textures. I like strolling around visiting real or virtual galleries and watch ancient and modern paintings. And I also find creative designs in books. The online site Pinterest is an inexhaustible source of inspiration!
MyMemories is a very special place to be and I am grateful for taking part of this community! My store is 40% off!
It is a pleasure to meet you! My name is Katie McClellan and my design shop is Katie’s Paperie. I have been designing since 2004 and it’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by. My style is heritage and vintage – usually with a lot of romantic elements and feel to the kits. I love creating historical kits. I do a lot of genealogy work and building of family history pages.
A bit about me – I am a passionate Francophile and love being in France and most especially, Paris. I am my best self when I am there – confident, creative and impossibly happy. My dream would be to live in France before I grow old – but then leaving my family here keeps me from jumping on that dream. So, I work to create a bit of Parisian comfort in my home and my life.
I recently learned that my corporate job is to be eliminated in December. This has opened an interesting window for me – and I have decided to take at least a year off to finish my two novels, donate my time to the elderly and just be in the moment as much as I can. I will work on adding to my store here, designing accessories, journals and hopefully picking up more freelance personal historian work as well.
What I love most about digital design is the moment that an idea materializes on the screen – the perfect blending of a pattern or when an element comes out so realistic. It’s like magic. I love too, the idea that my designs become part of your creative vision – and we as a community are so richly connected through this process.
My hobbies include painting - I am a watercolour artist, creating art journals and books, photography and writing. Storytelling, whether in art or words, is my true north.
I must admit that I am not all that social media savvy. I have only just recently joined Twitter – @OnePaleRose. My FB page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katies-Paperie/.
I very much appreciate MyMemories for providing me an opportunity to introduce myself and my art to all of you – and for hosting my work . I have a 40% sale on for the weekend - stop by and pick a pretty to take home!
Let me take a minute to introduce myself, my name is Lauren. I am the owner and designer at Rouge Rhombus Design, LLC. I love letters, the smell of fresh ink on printed materials, photography and handcrafted items. All things beautiful, uplifting and definitely clever are my inspiration.
By way of my professional background, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, emphasizing in Graphic Design and worked in the paper-crafting industry for nearly seven years. Then, with the birth of our oldest child, in 2011, I resigned from my full-time job to be a stay at home momma and design part-time. That is also when I created Rouge Rhombus Design, LLC. Since then, I have worked as a design consultant for a number of amazing companies, including MyMemories.com.
I love dark chocolate, pizza and binge watching TV series’ after the entire season is complete. I am also guilty of reading the last page of a book before I finish the first chapter. I am prone to wonder and love hiking, the outdoors and travel. Especially when it involves spending time with family.
We hope you enjoy October's MyMemories Blog Train!
This month's theme is:
Starting this month, 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 & be taken to their MyMemories store