Monday, March 2, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meet Feature Designer....MagsGraphics!

Getting to know MagsGraphics!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Lighten Up Your Background Tip by LLL Creations!

Lighten Up Your Background

by Lil (LLL Creations - Designer at My Memories)

So you have a background paper that is perfect for your layout but it is a little too dark.  No problem!.

With no background on your layout, the background default is white.  Instead of bringing in your paper under the background tab, bring it in as an embellishment.  (If you already have a background on your layout, just go to the background tab and hit 'remove'.)  Once you bring you paper in under the embellishment tab, send it to the back if there are other embellishments already on the page.
Use the opacity slider on the right tool bar under embellishments tab to lighten it up.  Another great thing about bringing your background in as an embellishment is you can flip it or mirror it!

Here is an example:

I love the opacity tool and I find it works great when you really want your picture to pop!

There are many other options too.  Another option is to bring a background in as an embellishment over top of a background that is on your page.   Make the top paper very transparent to give your underneath paper a whole new look!  Or make your background a color and then bring your paper in as an embellishment and use the opacity tool.  Play around with opacity, you never know what kind of look you will come up with.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Meet today's Feature Designer....Albums to Remember!

My name is Barb and I design under the name Albums to Remember Designs. I generally create kits that mimic paper scrapbooking and love using cardstock so you will usually find a piece of cardstock in every color of the palette I am using in a kit! I usually have to force myself to use pattern paper on a page but none the less I always have a good selection in the kits too. 

When I am not designing I am a wife and mom to two beautiful kids and spend the majority of my time taking them to, watching them, or coaching them in various activities. 

Today as featured designer I wanted to take the opportunity to bring you a tip about shadowing. It's a little something I learned that can take your shadows from good to great! 

Recolor your shadows -That's right, you don't need to stick with grey shadows.  On a page I was doing my stitching shadows were looking very grey and I didn't like it so I recolored the shadow and it looked so much better. Here is how:

Click on the shadow button and click on the color button. Choose picker. Pick the color of the paper your embellishment is sitting on. For me it is the off white background. I pick it and press ok. Then I click the color button again. This time I pick the HSB tab. You will see a small white circle (this is the current color you have choosen). Move the circle down so the color is a few shades darker and press ok. Now your shadow will blend with your background better. 

It is a quick simple step that will make a huge difference in your shadows when you print. Default is grey, but in reality shadows are not grey, they have the tint of whatever they are sitting on. Do this for all embellishments and mats that touch a solid background.

If I have something that touches more than one color (for example my embellishment touches part of my paper and part of my photo) then I always leave it defaulted at the black, just so the shadow color is consistent for the object. Hope that makes sense. Sometimes when you change the color of your shadow you need to make the opacity less (meaning the percentage goes up, so from 65% to 80%). Play around until it looks good to you.

Enjoy 40% off Albums to Remember in the MyMemories Design Shop! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Meet today's Feature Designer...Becky's Creations!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

The February Blog Train is leaving the station!

We hope you enjoy February'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 & be taken to their MyMemories store
  • place their gift in your shopping cart
  • check out when you have all the gifts collected

Friday, February 13, 2015

Meet today's Feature Designer....Scraps4Charity!

Hello readers! This weekend Scraps 4 Charity is the featured design shop. We are excited to bring you a special sales promotion called "Love & Charity" that will run from today (happy Valentine's Day!) until the end of the month. 

Our entire store will be 30% off, our gift to you. By purchasing in our shop you are also giving a gift; all money earned from this shop is donated to National Children's Cancer Society (USA) and Action Against Hunger International.

Also, today we bring you a very cool tip that a friend of ours told us about. In MyMemories Suite, you can group together photo boxes, then apply a single photo, having it show up in the grouped boxes. 

Step 1: place your photo boxes on your layout.

Step 2: Group the boxes. You do this by holding the shift key, and clicking on each photo box, then right click your mouse and choose "group".

Step 3: Drag a photo of your choice onto the group of photo boxes and voilĂ ; you now have a trendy split photo effect!

Enjoy 30% off Scraps 4 Charity in the MyMemories Design Shop! 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Meet today's Feature Designer....LLL Creations!

A little glimpse into my life ....

Here are the items I used in the above layout:


It's a very special week at LLL Creations!

So come on over to my shop and help me celebrate with 35% off EVERYTHING!

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Today's Feature Designer.....Lins Creations!

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Both layouts made using Kismet NEW in the MyMemories Design Shop! 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Meet today's Daily Designer....Creatively Obsessed!

Howdy, my name is Michele and I am Creatively Obsessed.

Whenever I find a new artistic style or medium I like, I cannot stop. I must create everything that can be imagined, until there is absolutely nothing left, and I have to move on to something else.

Until I found Scrapbooking and Paper Crafting!

I made my first scrapbook with my oldest daughter in 1998, as a Father’s Day gift. 

It was a gift that would became even more treasured in years to come.

Supplies were extremely limited at the time; we immediately began making our own and I have been designing ever since. With Scrapbooking there are always new pictures that need to be scraped, a new story to be told, and a new layout, as well as a new perspective in which to tell that story. With paper crafting there is always some event that needs a card, a celebration that needs decorations, school projects, gifts and more.

As our family grew, so did my skill, and the digital world. I enjoyed finding that I had new friends that I could share my love of preserving special moments and treasured memories with in the Digital Scrapbook Community.

When it comes to my obsession and digital technology; it seems the sky is the limit. There are endless techniques, textures, color possibilities, arrangements, etc. I often find myself going overboard, trying every little thing, just because I can. I have a hard time knowing when to stop, but hey, more for you! :0)

With scrapbooking and hybrid projects, the possibilities are truly endless! 

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