Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MyMemories Wednesday Challenge hosted by Memory Mosaic!

My Week in Pictures

Often we take the time to scrap all the important events, the holidays, the birthdays, the weddings.  But, so much of our life is made up of just the everyday, the mundane.  It is in these simple moments that memories are made and traditions are started.

The challenge this week, is to make a layout that shows your week in pictures. Almost all of us have a phone that can take photos.  We are snapping photos all the time, of our lunch, of our kids, of the cute puppy, and the pretty flowers.  So take those moments and scrap them to tell the story of your week.  

I made a layout to help you get started.  My layout is made using my "Pocket Pages 1".  You can find it in my store HERE 

I also made a set of "Days of the Week Stickers" which you can grab as my gift to you.  

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I used a photo for everyday, and then chose to write out a brief note about something that happened that day on one card.  If you don't have photos for everyday, you could just journal about what happened that day.  

My journaling text reads:  

"Sunday morning, I enjoyed a few minutes of quiet time on the porch.  this is my favorite spot for early morning coffee & devotions.

Monday, Tony left early for KS. to visit his Mom.  The kids & I enjoyed a fun day at home, just enjoying the lake.  Matt enjoyed fishing most of the day. Teddy & Carla enjoyed swimming.

Tuesday, we went to the Orchard with Grandma and Grandpa.  That afternoon Teddy found a HUGE mushroom growing in our back yard!

Wednesday, we enjoyed the fresh corn & tomatoes that we bought on our trip with Grandma and Grandpa.  We cleaned house well, & then the kids enjoyed swimming some more.

Thursday, we went to Grandpa and Grandma's House to help with some yard work.  It was super hot!!  Grandpa said it hit 92.

Friday, Mrs. Mallard came to visit, while I was out on the porch.  Kids spent most of the day, reading or fishing.  What a life!!

Saturday, Teddy is packing for youth camp.  My flowers on the porch are beautiful.  Kids & I went out to get a few things Teddy will need.  tony arrived home in the afternoon.  We are happy to have him back!!"

These layouts can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make them.  The important thing is to just get the memories down on paper. 

Don't forget to send your layout page to for 50% off your next purchase in the Design Shop! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Design Tip by Happy Scrap Arts!

Using tickets on your scrapbook pages by Happy Scrap Arts

If you made paper scrapbooks before making digital scrapbook pages, you might have used your admission tickets when you visited places. I always kept them as a souvenir and pasted them on my pages in my scrapbooks. Tickets are a wonderful way to show where you have been and when. I loved to use them. But now with the digital photos books you might think that you cannot use them anymore. Well yes you can still use them, and I do use them a lot. 

If you have a scanner you can scan them and use them on your pages, but if you do not have one, you can try to make a photo of the ticket. You can use it on your page that way.
Unfortunately lots of parks don’t give those tickets anymore, you just get a receipt, like in the supermarket, and you don’t want to use those on your scrapbook pages.
Did you think about making your own ticket? It’s possible and not that hard to do.

You can use the traditional ticket and write the name of the park or place you visited on it, and even add the date. You can also use an empty journal card and embellish that with journaling and maybe even a logo. Most of the time the places we visit have sites and they have their logo on it. So you can go and download it and then use it on your ticket. 

It’s easy to make your own journal card in My Memories Suite. Just open an empty page and click on shapes and lines. Click on “Add” and choose the shape you want to use for your ticket. There is a big choice of shapes so there will be one that inspires you for sure. After clicking on close you can choose the color you want by clicking on “Color” and then even add a shadow if you wish. After that you can still change the size of the shape so your card can fit with all you want to put on it. If you plan on using it more, you can save an empty card so that you can use it every time you want to make your own ticket. 

Here are some exemples for you:


I have made a free quick page for you with an empty ticket on it, so give it a try with that page and see if you  like the result.

Get it in my store here:

I have a set of traditional tickets in store, so if you want to give it a try, take a look here:

I have several sets of journal cards in store that you can see here: 

I have a sale for you in my store, be sure not to miss it, you can use it to buy some journal cards or tickets and use them on your vacation pages. 

Happy scrapping everone.

Meet feature designer PapierStudio!

Silke Lemcke - designer at PapierStudio is a computer artist and teacher, addicted to digital design, drawing and painting, using Photoshop and Painter.

Monika Garcez is her sister and right hand, helping her with the technical uploads and store settings at MyMemories site. Monika lives in Rio de Janeiro, where she is tourist guide (also cyclist guide). She is grandmother to 5 cute kids. And Silke lives in São Paulo, married (38 years) to Egon and they have one son, Thomas. 

Both, Monika and Silke love the waterfalls of the rainforest in Itatiaia, a wonderful, peaceful place between Rio and São Paulo, where they love to spend holidays and weekends together.

Creating kits, paper packs, alphas, word art or personal use, S4H and S4O, EXCLUSIVE at MyMemories is Silke's passion. 

Favorite kits from PapierStudio:

Enjoy this freebie from PapierStudio!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Documenting your life 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 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.

"Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.” The most familiar refrain of ‘Summertime’, from the 1934 opera Porgy & Bess by George & Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward.  Listen to this classic with Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

My Summertime collection is light and colorful and perfect for summertime photos with flowers, foliage, birds, bugs & butterflies. Remember: my bundles are always priced at 50-60% off full price!


What special memories of summertime do you have from childhood -or- what special summertime memories are you creating now with younger generations?

Here are some layouts from my creative team to provide you some inspiration.

Happy scrapping!





Thursday, July 20, 2017

Meet feature designer Memory Mosaic!

The great love of my life is family. I am an only child and growing up I always longed for big family.  God has blessed me with 6 children, 3 grown daughters and 3 still at home, AND just this year, our 10th grand child was born!  

In a couple of weeks my hubby and I will be celebrating our 35th anniversary. I am so thankful that God has blessed my life with him and that we have walked it together.

We have been privileged to serve as  Evangelical missionaries in Ecuador, since 1991.  Ecuador is where my 3 daughters grew up and where we had the joy of adopting our 3 youngest.  

Scrapbooking has been a way to preserve the memories of our life for our children and grandchildren.  It is the way to tell our story.  Not just the big events and the special times, but also the normal everyday.  

Memory Mosaic was born 2 years ago out of my love of scrapbooking.  It is also a way for me to turn my creativity into something that helps other people. Every month, I pass along all profits to the Food Pantry Ministry at our church in Ecuador.  You can read more about it on my blog,

Be sure to visit Memory Mosaic on these social media links! 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MyMemories Wednesday challenge hosted by Ostrea Designs!

Welcome to this week's challenge hosted by 

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Don't forget to send your layout page to for 50% off your next purchase in the Design Shop! 

Meet feature designer Scrapbookcrazy Creations by Robyn!

Robyn, aka Scrapbookcrazy, is a single mom of a son Morgan who is 18 years old and a daughter Phoebe who is 10. Besides scrapbooking Robyn enjoys sewing, knitting, cross-stitching, embroidery, ceramics, painting and taking photos. She began assisting scrapbook designers by joining their creative teams in 2014. She has been on 25 different teams at one time or another. She peaked at 21 teams at the same time, is currently helping 16 different designers. She first began traditional scrapbooking in 1999 and was a Creative Memories consultant for 10 years. She began digital scrapbooking in 2005.  She has been a designer for over a year now. Robyn’s designer name is Scrapbookcrazy Creations by Robyn.
Robyn is a pet person and has always had a dog plus many other pets. She bred Budgies from 2004 until 2013 and was a member of a Bird Breeder’s club. For now she has one cat Ginger a cross between a Russian Blue and Ragdoll, a local tabby, and a dog named Sam, a Kelpie, she rescued from a shelter.
Robyn’s learned how to knit from her grandma when she was 13 years old. Her first project was a scarf in garter stitch. As she started her second project, an Aran jumper (Irish fisherman sweater) with lots of cables, she was told that she would not be able to do it. But her determination won out and she completed a perfect jumper for herself which she still has to this day. She learned to cross stitch and embroider in grammar school. She has won many prizes with her excellent hand work.
Robyn is a well-rounded person. She is a talented soprano who enjoyed choir and school plays. She has enjoyed sports. She was a natural at the high jump and hurdles because of her height. She used to enjoy downhill skiing but there isn’t much snow in Australia so she doesn’t pursue that sport any longer. She has researched four branches of her family history so far and goes as far back as the 1600’s with one line. Beginning before online resources were available she did her research the old fashion way by letters, books, library micro fiche, and conversations with relatives.
Robyn has worked in administration, with computers, and in retail as a manager and cashier. She has sold Avon and Tupperware. She is now involved in scouts and as a parent helper at her daughter’s school. She serves on committees, listens to children read, helps in the craft room, and goes on school excursions. She takes her children camping. They have a tent and a caravan and she likes this less expensive method of traveling.

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Thursday, July 13, 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!

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These layouts each have special features that make them unique, and they stand out to me.  I think you'll see ideas you'll want to use.  Thanks to Gina, Kabra, Kathy, Liz, Melly, and Yvonne for sharing their pages!

Cute groups of rounded squares were cut from the front paper to make Gina's interesting background.

Kabra also cut shapes, circles this time, from her front paper and added a variety of papers below them.

Kathy has used a section of one paper as a pocket.  I know this is an idea you'll want to use.

Strips of papers and ribbons make the cutest tree in Liz's layout.

Melly has photos in multiple frames, a neat way to show off lots of photos.  In the next sample, Melly put her photos in holes cut from the front paper.

You have to love this layout!  Yvonne has framed her photo to look as if the ram is coming out of the frame.

I'd love to see you use some of these unique ideas in your pages.  Please 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.