Thursday, July 30, 2015

Documenting Your Life Series 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.

Certainly, people can get along without siblings. Single children do, and there are people who have irreparably estranged relationships with their siblings who live full and satisfying lives, but to have siblings and not make the most of that resource is squandering one of the greatest interpersonal resources you'll ever have. -- Jeffrey Kluger**

Question/Prompt 5:
Do you have siblings? Journal their full names, birth dates, birth places, marriage date(s) & spouse name(s), etc. Write about your relationship, shared special memories, what they mean to you, how they shaped your decisions. Write in detail about all or just one sibling, whatever you like.

Are you an only child? Journal about the experience of being "the only one".

I have two brothers and I love them both. However, I am especially close to Alan who is nearest to me in age.  We do not have the pleasure of being in the same place at the same time very often but when we do, we make the most of of our time together.  I used my 12 Days of Christmas collection of products for this layout. (My bundles are always discounted at least 50%)  Link to collection. 



Let me know how you are doing and if you have any questions. I love to read your thoughts about this series. Just comment below.
HUGS
Diane




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Meet feature Designer Buncha Scraps!

I’m Dina, creator and designer for Buncha Scraps Designs.


I am a wife to an incredibly supportive man, a mother to my totally awesome grown son, and I’m just about everything to my little sassy fur baby, Chihuahua mix, Bella. She not only keeps me company all day while I work, but she brightens my everyday with cuddles & love! Bella always keeps me laughing & amp; smiling with her quirky, Great Dane “wannabe” attitude! She is definitely the source of much of my inspiration. There is nothing like unconditional love from your puppy!

I am a beach girl at heart! I love everything about the beach life, and hope to return to it someday. My passion is, and always has been, art. I have been blessed with tons of creative energy, so there is almost never a moment when I am not doing something. I love to write, paint, illustrate, design, paper craft, scrap and learn new techniques. I love the connections with all the people I have made through my work. So visit me on FB (https://www.facebook.com/BunchaScraps) , and share your creations too! 



Instagram: https://instagram.com/dinagerner/

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Designer Tip by Syrena's Scrap Art!

Using a Focal-Point to tell a story

Tell a story with your layouts.  First gather your photos for the layout. Lay them all out and decide which one is the focal point.  And use the others as secondary photos to tell the story.

I created this Quick Page with that in mind.  This Quick page can be used to tell the story of a meet and greet with Cinderella.  The upper left hand photo would be the pretty posed photo of you or your kiddo with the princess.  The photos in the bottom right would be the fun photos snapped while getting her autograph, the excitement of seeing her for the first time, and the fun private conversation with the princess before or after the focal point photo.  

Used the word boxes to add a title or words that capture the moments.


Keep in mind the concept of using a focal point when creating your layouts and have fun!


You can find this quick page in my shop here


The kit I used can be found here



As always come and visit my shop for all kinds of fun kits and Quick Pages!

And find me on Facebook!



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Documenting Your Life blog series hosted by 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.

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a roller coaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man. -- Ben Okri **

Question/Prompt 4:
Write about your father; be sure to include his full name, birth date, birth place, parents, etc. What are some memories you have of your father?

Note: "father" may be step-father, foster-father, adopted father, family friend. This is your life, you make the rules for what you write about. I also recommend leaving one of more blank pages in your paper journal (for those who are keeping one) for you to write additional memories, as you have time.


My father lived to age 96. He died five months after my mother. They had been married one week short of 71 years when mom passed away. He simply did not want to continue without mom. I was blessed to have my parents living with my husband and I the last three plus years of their lives. Being their caregiver was a significant responsibility and it was also a great joy. I miss them every day. I made this layout of my father using the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy collection of products from Over the Fence Designs (myself & PattyB Scraps).  Link to Collection.  




Heather created this stunning layout of memories of her father. She really has a beautiful way with words, as well as creating beautiful layouts. She used my It's A Mans World collection just released Jun 9 and available here.




Let me know how you are doing and if you have any questions. I love to read your thoughts about this series. Just comment below.

HUGS
Diane




Thursday, July 16, 2015

Meet feature Designer Jen Wright Designs!

Hi Scrappers!!!!

I'm really excited to be a feature designer!

 


A quick 'about me' is, I am married to my best friend for 22 years, we have two kids, our daughter is 21yr and our son is 8yr  (adopted from Guatemala in 2008).  I love to play Wii Lego games, crochet, and be goofy all day long. I love getting to know other scrappers and forming friendships.  #1 is that I love the beach and hope one day to get to move there to live, its what calms me and I listen to the ocean every night to sleep by.

I thought I'd share one of those fun "about you" tag challenges, so here goes!

1) How tall are you? 5'3"-1/2". I'm undertall.

2) Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what? Yes, I played the piano from age 6 until 25 yr old. Then as my family grew and life got busy, I stopped playing.

3) What's your biggest pet peeve? naked feet!

4) What's your favorite song? Anything by Keith Urban

5) What's your favorite junk food? I don't really eat junk food but maybe... Corn Nuts-Ranch Style

6)  Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? 3 cats - Cocoa, Jellybean & Muffin

7) Who is your favorite author(s)? Mary Higgins Clark & James Patterson

8) Whatís your favorite beauty product or tool? Bronzer

9)  If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Cranberry Juice w/Sprite on Ice

10) What's your favorite movie? Jane Austen Book Club

11)  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? At the beach in beach front house.

12) Favorite celebrity? Tom Selleck

13) Have you ever moved and if so, where did you live?  Yes, I've moved 15 times and lived in 4 states (Michigan(born), Alabama, Georgia & NC)

Wow, that was kinda fun! I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to pick your favorite about question(s) and answer them below in the comments! I'll pick one random winner to get a FREE KIT from my blog.
{{Hugs}} Jen



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

MyMemories July Blog Train!

We hope you enjoy July's 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


Download your gift HERE

Here are the rest of the stops! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Meet feature Designer Memory Mosaic!


My name is Joy.  I am a wife, mother to 6 and Nana to 9. My family and I live in South America where we have been missionaries for the last 25 years. I spend my days taking care of my family, homeschooling our 3 that are still at home, and staying involved in our church.  

We came here with 3 little girls and God has blessed our family with 3 more children through adoption.  It has been a joy (although not always fun!) to see how God has made us into a family!  Scrapbooking is important to me, because it is a way to preserve the memories that piece our lives together.  I never dreamed that my life would take the twists and turns that it has, but I'm very thankful for everyone of them.  Even the hard ones, because they have made us what we are.  

Most of the time, people don't quite know what to do with us... we don't fit in with the "retired group" because we have young children still at home... we don't fit in with those who have young children, because we are in our 50's.  We have learned that going out together, is guaranteed to gain lots of stares, and comments.  That's ok, because this is the road we have chosen to take, and as the poem says, "I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." 


Memory Mosaic, was born out of my love for scrapbooking.  I hope you are putting together a beautiful Mosaic of the pieces of your life!  Our shop is on sale for 40% off for these 2 days, to celebrate being the "Feature Designer" at MyMemories. Hope you will check out the great deals there and sign-up for our monthly news letter on our blog, so you can stay connected with what is going on with Memory Mosaic.  


Enjoy 40% off Memory Mosaic in the MyMemories Design Shop! 






Friday, July 10, 2015

Designer Tip by MyMemories Designer Kathryn Estry!


Split Photos!
by Kathryn Estry, MyMemories Designer


Hi!  If you’re looking for a fun way to give your photo even more pizzazz, how about cutting it into sections or strips?  Sounds crazy, but look at these great examples by my Creative Team!  In the first layout, Liz cut the photo of her daughter into 3 sections, using mats under each.  Judith cut her photo into a lot of smaller strips, again placing them on her page as she would one intact photo.







This is easy to do in MyMemories.  Insert a photo box the size you’d like one of your photo sections to be.  Then duplicate the photo box a number of times and put them in position.  Now bring your photo into each box and move it into position.  Once you’ve done this, group all of these layers together in case you decide to move them around (together) on your page.

I hope this was a brand new idea for you.  It’s always fun to try new things!  Happy Scrapping!