Saturday, September 24, 2016

Scrapping from A to Z with Kathryn Estry


Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm starting 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!

A is for ...

Anniversaries!

We all have anniversaries, whether it is a wedding anniversary or maybe just an anniversary of a special time in your life.  Let's photographs those special times and scrap them!  Here are some anniversary pages by my CT.  Thanks to Lori, Yvonne, Judith, and Michelle!







Here are a few more, layouts by me this time.  The first is of my daughter, Brandi, and her husband, Ryan, and the others are of Robert and me over the years.




Make sure to make memory pages of the anniversaries in your life!  Again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)
  

Wednesday, September 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, let’s look at fonts. Do you tend to use the same fonts in all of your layouts?  Sometimes using the same font is ideal, because it offers cohesiveness.  But sometimes using different fonts can be fun and add interest to your pages, journaling, or word art.

Typically, it is best not to use more than 3 font styles on one page, sometimes only 2 is best. Mixing a cursive style with a print style, varying font sizes, and using text with different weights (widths), can create great interest!

Today I would like to challenge you to create a page using more than one font, using the points noted above as guidelines.

Here are a few examples for your reference:











If you would like to see the kits used in these layouts you will find them here:






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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MyMemories September Blog Train

Hop on the MyMemories September 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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Meet feature Designer Syrena's Scrap Art!



Time to gather up the summer photos and scrap all the 
sunny summer memories!


Layout created using Water Fun available in the Design Shop! 




                  Water Fun Combo Pack                                              Water Fun BUNDLE Pack

  



Saturday, September 10, 2016

Scrapping from A to Z with Kathryn Estry!


Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm back with another episode of 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!

Z is for ...

Zebras!

Since my favorite page kit starting with Z is Zebras in Charge, I choose Terry's layout to show you that uses this collection.


Try making a layout about a zebra or any other animal from the zoo!

Again, I've enjoyed preparing this blog series for you, and I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Documenting Your Life Blog 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.

More of the angst of the teen years….

Describe the hair and clothing styles that were popular when you were a teen. What did you like best and least about your appearance as a teenager? 

When I was a teen "straight" long hair was the rage ... my friends had to iron their hair ... not me, I had (and still do) have completely straight hair. 

When my daughter was a teen (in the 80-90s) it was BIG BIG hair and since her hair is naturally curly (very very curly) all she had to do was "fluff" it and voila, she had big hair!

This week I would like to introduce you to my new collection LALANI OF HAWAII. Lalani is my latest collection in the Dolls of the World Series. I love the colors and the selection of beachy themed elements, it is perfect for your vacation photos.

Lalani is on sale for 30-62% through Sept. 11.



Wishing you scrapping enjoyment.
Diane


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Scrappin from A to Z with Kathryn Estry!





Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm back with another episode of 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. (link - http://forums.mymemories.com/?forum=466294) Everyone who posts a layout in my challenge thread this month will receive a surprise gift!

Y is for ...

YOU!

I've picked out a couple of pages to show you this time that feature the word YOU!  I'll bet you can think of someone to make a layout about, and what a simple but great title!




 This page was made by a page kit that isn't yet in my store, but it's on its way.



MY FAVORITE:

My favorite Y collection is Yum Yum Garden.  This special page was made by Anita.



I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)