Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MyMemories Wednesday Challenge



Today's challenge is sponsored by Just So Scrappy! 



The Rules: 

* Choose a product from Just So Scrappy's Design Shop (everything is 50% off TODAY!)

** Scrap a field trip or a fun school activity you participated in this year

I went with my son's school on a field trip to our local zoo!

Kit Used: Who's at the zoo by Just So Scrappy 




Don't forget to send your layouts to nichol@mymemories.com 
for a chance to get 25% off your next purchase






Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pictures by Numbers hosted by Albums to Remember





This month our focus is on fitting 4 photos on a layout. Here are a few samples of how my Creative Team did it.
I am not sure how to describe this but I will try. If you look at the two layouts below by Jacquie and Jonyce you can see that three of the photo create somewhat of an upside down L or C shape with the fourth photo tucked in. I think tucking the fourth photo in makes it look nice and cozy. Give it a try and see! 

Kit used below is Party Animal



Kit used is Medical Doctor



We have the same idea as last month where you create a bunch of shapes and add photos into some of them. Love that Kat used hexagons on this layout. 

Kit used is Special Day.


Another great option is putting one larger photo on the page and then a strip of 3 photos. As you can see below you can do this vertically or horizontally. 




Kit used is All in a Day - Black Bliss



Kit used is Boyish Blue Bundle




And of course you can use a strip across the page. 
Kit used is Teen Boy


These are just a few ideas. Please visit the forum for my May challenge to show me how you put four photos on a layout.
Barb, Albums to Remember Designs



Friday, May 19, 2017

Scrapping 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!

R is for ...

My Ride!

Our cars and trucks are special to all of us.  I know you have some photos you could use of YOUR ride.  Here are some from my CT ladies, Kabra, Kathy, Lori, Melly, Robin, and Yovnne.  Enjoy!




More with Wheels...



These next ones were made with Man Cave.




If you don't already have photos of your favorite car or truck, why not take some?  Please post your ride 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.
  



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MyMemories Wednesday Challenge!




Design a layout using my kit New Beginnings which is already in the store. Your layout must be about a New Beginning or a Fresh Start you have experienced. 



Here are some sample layouts: 

  

Don't' forget to email your page to nichol@mymemories.com for a chance to get 25% off your next purchase!


Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 May Blog Train!


Hop on the MyMemories May 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! 

Saturday, May 13, 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 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.

The technology of genealogy / family history is evolving quickly.  Doing a DNA test to discover more information about your ancestors was unheard of in the recent past but it is becoming a frequent step for the family historian now. An the results can be both illuminating and surprising. 

Q48

When researching your family or simply listening to family members talk about the past, what information was an unexpected surprise for you?

One of my creative team members who is an avid genealogist has Native American roots in her tree and has been doing research on those ancestors for some time. Others of my acquaintances in the the Heritage Scrapping world have just found out they have Native American roots from doing DNA tests.  It is for all of you that I created my latest collection Wind Song

Here are some layouts from my CT using Wind Song. The collection is NOT limited to Heritage Scrappers; as you can see from the layouts there are wonderful layouts that feature current images.

 
 
 
 
 
 


The collection is on sale through May 21 in my store:


Happy Scrapping!
Diane


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Scrap your emotions 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 which will inspires you to make new pages and express yourselves.

Today let's be BLISSFUL

LO made by Mouse with "Beautiful May"

  

Today let's be EXCITED

LO made by Doloro with " Vintage Harmony"

  


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

MyMemories Wednesday Challenge




Welcome to another edition of the MyMemories Wednesday Challenge! 

Today's challenge is sponsored by Day Dreams 'n Designs...enjoy 50% off her shop at mymemories.com TODAY!

In honor of the upcoming holiday this Sunday we are scrappin' about Mother! 

The Rules: 

** You must use a kit from Day Dreams 'n Designs HERE
** You must scrap about your mom or you being a mom

Other than that....the sky is the limit! 

Here is my layout using Just Like Mom 


Be sure to send your page to nichol@mymemories.com for a chance to win a 25% off promo code for your next purchase! 

Saturday, May 6, 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!

P is for ...

Quotes!

Many of us find journaling a bit hard to do sometimes.  Using quotes on your page rather than journaling is an easy and affective alternative.  I found some pages I think you'll like where my CT ladies used quotes.  A big thank you to Laramie, Judith, Lori, Melly, and Yvonne!







Two more with Cowboy Spirit...



The next time you find a quote you really like or you want to tell about your photos without journaling, use a quote on your layout.  Please post your quote 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.