Thursday, July 19, 2018

Documenting you life blog series 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.


This week I am featuring my newest Heritage Scrappers collection called: Prairie Home.  I was born and grew up in Kansas; I have lived in Nebraska since 1989. The two states are VERY similar in geography and climate. My mother was born in Kansas and has roots there back to the homesteading days. My father grew up in Kansas and considered himself a “Kansas boy”. Many of your ancestors would have migrated through Kansas and Nebraska on either the Santa Fe trail or the Oregon trail and probably a few of them called Kansas or Nebraska their final destination and went no further.  

Q76

Scrap about where your family calls home. This might be the current generation or past ones. Ideas: migration patterns, those who stayed vs. those who left, building homes, your home town, famous landmarks near your home. These are just a few ideas, I am sure you can also think of ways to celebrate family and home on your pages.

Here is a Page Starter Gift from the Prairie Home collection to help you get scrapping:


Here are some previews of the collection and some wonderful layouts from my Creative Team to help you with scrap lift ideas:

 


 


 

 



Happy Scrapping,
Diane



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Monday, July 16, 2018

Hop on the MyMemories July 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!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Scrappin' from A to Z with Kathryn Estry






Hi!  I'm Kathryn, and I design for My Memories.  Welcome to my fourth round of my scrap series, From A to Z! 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 your layouts 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!  Now, on to today's idea.

F is for ...

Fairies!

What little girl wouldn't like her picture scrapped with a fairy?  My Fairy Kisses collection was used in these layouts by Monica, Pia, and me, and the bookmarks were made by Liz.




Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show me a layout with a fairy!
 

Friday, July 6, 2018

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.



Sometimes we forget to scrap about everyday activities. We may snap a pic with our camera/phone but forget to actually do anything with that photo.  Our lives are mostly "everyday moments" woven together into a wonderful tapestry.

My newest collection, APPLE PIE, is all about everyday activities.  From cooking with family to just enjoying the great outdoors, this collection is perfect for getting those photos off your phone and onto a page.  And please don't forget the journaling.

Q75 - memory prompts

What do you recall from your childhood about being in the kitchen helping?  What type activities related to food, especially apples, did you participate? 

I have an Apple Pie Quick Page Gift - a "Page Starter" to help you get going.
Just click on the preview to go to my store and add it to your cart.


Here are the previews of the collection and some layouts from my Creative Team for inspiration.

 


  


 





Happy scrapping,
Diane

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Scrappin from A to Z with Kathryn Estry


Hi!  I'm Kathryn, and I design for My Memories.  Welcome to my fourth round of my scrap series, From A to Z! 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 your layouts 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!  Now, on to today's idea.

E is for ...

Elephants!

Here's an idea that's a bit out of the ordinary - a layout with an elephant!

You'll find an elephant in Cirque Du Scrap, and for inspiration, here's a cute layout by Lori.   



Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show me a layout with an elephant! 
  


Monday, June 25, 2018

Creating a flower in MMS 9 by Paylor Studios


DESIGNER TIP CREATING A FLOWER USING IMPRINTS
The creative possibilities are endless with the My Memories Suite software. You can do so much with it not only can you make scrapbook pages, but you can also create your own backgrounds, elements, photo frames, and even change colors. I use my memories suite software in designing my Scrapbook pages and elements. With this Designer Tip I will be explaining how to create your own flowers in My Memories Suite importing and using imprint. I used my flower parts imprints that is available in my Memories shop you can use your own or get mine HERE

 Fill the imprint with color, pattern of your choice. You can add digital papers that is saved on your computer in your computer file, or use the color button to use color pallet, or use the add paper button to use paper that you have in my memories suite.

  1. First look on the right side of the, my memories suite under the Control Panel click on imprints to open there is a little Blue Butterfly icon
  2. Open the imprints to import imprints from your computer click the green file that says Custom this will import your imprint from your computer file. NOTE if you want to use the imprints already in my memories or if you purchased imprint then you can simply click the Blue Butterfly that says ADD.
  3. Next either fill the imprint with color or fill with Digital Paper or import Digital paper from your computer in the color or pattern you like.
  4. Do this with several flower parts and layer each one to create your flowers.

Remember to have Fun and to export and save your pretty flower as a png file so that it has a transparent background. Save your flower and use it in your scrapbooking projects. 

Have fun creating your flowers and Thank You for joining Paylor Studio's with this Designer Tip.


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Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PaylorStudios/
 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Documenting you 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.


My primary style of designing is "heritage and vintage".  I love history and researching family stories; I am an avid genealogist, so this style is perfect for me. However, I know not everyone is a family historian so I always create my collections with that in mind. ALL of my collections are full of flowers, foliage, frames and necessary accouterments for scrapping photos from ANY time period, even yesterday!

My most recent collection (released June 14th) is called SOME HARD TIMES and the historical elements in the collection are about the depression era just before WWII. The color palette is blue & charcoal with touches of green and persimmon. 

This collection would be perfect for scrapping father's day photos from this weekend.  There is even a set of plaid papers that remind me of the shirts my father always wore.

Q74  

What is one of your "favorite / memorable / most vivid" memories of your father? 
What does "father" mean to you?
Do you have a collection of saved Father's Day cards you could photograph and journal about?

I have a lovely QP gift for you today made by Lana (Creative Team Member) from Some Hard Times to help speed you through layout creation. 



Here are the previews of SOME HARD TIMES and some layouts from my Creative Team to provide you with ideas for your layout creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



  

Layouts for inspiration:

 

 

 

 

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in your life.

Hugs,
Diane