Friday, November 10, 2017

Documenting your life with ADB Designs

I did not create a patriotic collection this year for Veteran's Day, but that does not mean our Veterans are not in my thoughts and prayers. Join me in saying thank you to the men and women in uniform and be sure and scrap those family members, past and present, who served our country and protected our freedoms. 


What stories surround the veterans in your family?  What medals won, what lives changed, what lives lost?  

If you are not yet researching your family but want to, consider joining a group of similar minded scrappers.  I have a Facebook group (called Heritage Scrappers) you might be interested in that supports scrappers who are involved in genealogy at all levels, from beginner to expert.  

I just released a collection called: For All Time that is great for heritage and contemporary layouts. In a palette of autumn hues, it is great for family, friends & pet photos. 

I am including some of my Creative Team layouts for inspiration. The creativity they display always amazes me.












Happy Scrapping

Friday, November 3, 2017

Scrappin from A to Z with Kathryn Estry

Hi!  I'm Kathryn, a designer here at My Memories, and I'm back with my A to Z Series.  With every post, I'll show you a style, element, or other scrap secret to make your pages look amazing. The talented ladies on my Creative Team give me plenty of inspirational layouts, and I'm happy to share them with you!

I know you like FREE scrap supplies, right?  I'll show you a couple of layouts in each of my blogs posts, and I invite you to try some of your own! Post them in my matching Challenge Thread, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z. Everyone who posts a layout in this month's thread will receive from me the prize I have posted with this month's challenge.  To make it extra sweet, your layout can be about anything I've shown you in ANY of my A to Z challenges! 

T is for ...

It takes a bit of effort to write good journaling for your papers, but it's really easy to put a few words or a date on a tag.  Tags make scrapping really simple!

These pages, using tags from Stephanie Court, were made by Kathy, Judith, Michelle, and Liz.  Thanks for your beautiful work, Ladies!

Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out this month's prize, and show me a layout you've made with any of my A to Z ideas.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Documenting your life with ADB Designs

I just returned from an extended weekend genealogy research trip to southern Illinois. My husband enjoyed himself  outside with wonderful weather and I spent hours in the Greene County Historical Society research room reading files and going through old books and ledgers. We both had a marvelous time!  

I am still no closer to knowing who the Irish ancestors are that made my grandmother believe we were Irish, but I met some wonderful people who have lived in the area their entire lives and whose ancestors farmed the land they live on now.  We will be going back in the future to research some more. I can't wait!


What story(s) are a part of the fabric of your family history? Who told them to you first? How firmly are they believed? What research have you done (if any) to prove or disprove the story?

Enjoy yourself. Scrap your family AND your own story. 

Here is my latest Heritage/Vintage collection, TIME TRAVELER, and it is perfect for scrapping this question.






Here are some wonderful layouts made by my Creative Team to provide you some inspiration:








Wishing you "Happy Scrapping!"
ADB Designs