Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sunshine Inspired Designs Tip

Hi there, I'm Ania, the designer behind Sunshine Inspired Designs. And I'm here to share with you my favorite scrapbooking tips.

Big Photos as Your Background

I’m a fan of including big photos into my layouts. They really draw attention and focus to your layout, but they also work really well as part of the background.
Here are 3 ways to use your big photos on the layout:
1. Use your photo as a background. You can use blend modes or leave it as it is. Here are a few examples from Sunshine Inspired Designs Team.

2. Use masks to blend your big photo with the background. Check out examples from the team.

3. Add a border on one side of the photo.

Now that you read all these fun ideas join me in the Sunshine Inspired Challenge in the forum and create a layout using one of these techniques and a kit from Sunshine Inspired Designs. Everyone who posts their layout by the due date will receive a product of their choice from SID's store up to $3 value.

Now that you read all these fun ideas join me in the Sunshine Inspired Challenge in the forum and create a layout using one of these techniques and a kit from Sunshine Inspired Designs. Everyone who posts their layout by the due date will receive a product of their choice from SID's store up to $3 value.

Starting up the Wednesday Challenge again!

Hello Suite Peeps!

We are going to be bringing back the Wednesday Challenges!

Be sure to send your pages to so we can show your work off on our Instagram!

We will also be picking weekly winners to receive a coupon to use in the Design Shop!

Today's challenge.....

Head over to and check out ALL the FREEBIES!

I found this SUPER cute journal card by Just So Scrappy! It's part of this FANTASTIC collection
*Caffiene Fix*!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Documenting your life with ADB Designs

It is spring and thoughts turn to love in all parts of the world. My new Petite Bundle is an homage to love and is called THE PROMISE OF ROSES. It is on super discount right now -- only $1.20 per product or $6.97 for the Bundle! The collection is perfect for the question / prompt this week.


What was your wedding like? 

Large or small ... family only ... entire town invited ... traditional to your parents heritage ... special religious meaning ... colors ... special cake or food served ... what flowers were a part of the ceremony ... why did you make the choices you did ... 

Family photographs are often taken at weddings, everyone is there ... show us those too!  

As varied as people are, so are our celebrations!

Here are some lovely layouts from my creative team to provide some inspiration and to show you that the collection is also wonderful for a variety of images, including children.

 Here are previews from the collection so you can see the variety of products available. AND it is my featured collection for my April challenge in the forum. All you need to do is complete a layout to receive the posting bonus! 

If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd be picking roses for a lifetime.[Swedish Proverb]

Thank you so much for following along and Happy Scrapping!

MyMemories April Blog Train

Hop on the MyMemories April 2017 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
Here is the line up! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Scrap your feelings and sentiments with Caroline B.

Hello, I am Caroline B., a long time designer at Mymemories, and Art Lover, but you may know that already if you follow my Inspired by Art challenges. 
If, like me, you are shy and introvert, scrapbooking (like Art) is an easy way to say or express what you feel by using another media than words.
So I will propose HERE a WORD to trigger, to start off, to launch a mental process wich will inspires you to make new pages and express yourselves.
Today let's be ANGRY  
 Layout made by New 2 this with Once Upon a Time

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MyMemories Suite Version 8 has 3 NEW changeable interfaces!

Hello Suite Peeps! 

Did you know that MyMemories Suite 8 has 3 changeable interfaces?!

You can choose from Light, Medium & Dark!

To change your interface you will want to click on the View menu then Change Color Scheme

Then choose Light, Medium or Dark


You will want to save your project then let the software close to apply the changes. When you open it again, you will see either



 Visit the Design shop for everything COLOR to add to your scrap stash!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Scrappin from A to Z with Kathryn Estry

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

O is for ...


Let's try making some layouts with our favorite objects as the subjects.  My Creative Team ladies, Judith, Liz, Terry, and Yvonne, have made these pages for you for inspiration.  I think you'll enjoy them!

His & Hers

Sweet Luv

Tiffany Anne


What things do you have that you can scrap?  Make sure to post your layouts in my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z! Remember everyone who posts a layout gets you a free gift from me.

Accessing your purchased content

Downloading your purchase: 

After you purchase content select the My Downloads page link on

Select the appropriate download link for your product. Windows, Mac or General 

*The general link is a .zip file to use with other software. After it download you will need to extract the file (Windows users: Right - click, choose Extract All) Once extracted you will have a folder with the .jpg & .png images. Drag and drop into desired program or browse to the folder from within the desired program. 

** If you are using Safari or Google Chrome, it will download automatically once clicked. 
***If you are using Internet Explorer or FireFox, you may be prompted to Save or Open, choose Save. 

After downloaded completes the Installer will be in your Downloads folder (unless another location was chosen.)

 Installing your kit download to your MyMemories Suite software: 

Quit out of the software if you have it open. 
After download completes the installer will be in your Downloads folder
Got to your downloads folder (HD or C: /Users//Downloads
Double Click on the kit installer
You may be prompted to install Java if you currently do not have it installed, click Install
You will be prompted to open or run the downloaded application, click Open or Run
If prompted, enter your computer password and click OK. 
Select Next
Select MyMemories Suite (Windows C:/Program Files/ MyMemories Suite) 
Mac: Application / MyMemories Suite
Select Next and let the kit install
Click finish to complete the kit installer

Relaunch the software
 **Your content will be located in 3 sections of the software. Templates, Backgrounds & Embellishments

Open or create your album
Open the background tab under the Control Panel
Click on the add icon
Expand the purchased cagegory
Select the background you want to use and click Add

Embellishments, Quick Pages, Alpha's & Monograms: 
 Open or create your album
Open the backgrounds tab under the Control Panel
Click on the add icon
Expand the purchased category
Select the background you want to use and click Add

Create a new album by clicking on the Template icon(File/New)
Scroll through the list to locate your purchased template, select and click Create. 
You can also add templates pages to an open project by going to the insert menu/Template

**To find out what type of kit you have installed, go to your downloads page, select the kit name, this will display the kit type & category. 
*** You may also use search to locate specific kits by entering the kit name.

 Try this using your existing scrap stash or visit the Design shop for some