Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Month by Month Scrapbooking with Albums to Remember

For July I gave you the following photo ideas. Here are some sample layouts to get you started on your pages.

National Celebrations - Canada Day and Independence Day are celebrated in North America. Do you have a special national holiday that you celebrate? Festival? Show us what you do in July.


Kit used is July 4th Independence:






Beach - Here in North America it is getting hot. Take some photos of the beach or how you like to cool down. Do you live in a country where winter is arriving. Take some photos and let's see what your season is like.

Kit used is Tropical Cruise:







Outdoor Adventures -  Do you like to hike, bike, picnic, canoe? What activity are you enjoying this month. Take some photos and share why you love doing it.

Kit used is Outdoor Adventure:








Ideas for August:

Back to School - teachers and students are going back to school. Take some photos of school shopping, first day, classroom.

Holidays - what did you do that was special in August

Weekend Activities - what do you like to do on the weekend? Read, have friends over for a BBQ, bake, show us what you do with your free time.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful July & August.

Barb


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Documenting Your Life with Diane, 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.

Question/Prompt #27-

Ahhhh Young love…

Tell about your first date and first kiss. Tell about your first steady boyfriend or girlfriend. How long did you go together?

This is a question that will have you scrapping LOTS of pages! Your first love, Mom & Dad, Grandparents, other family members.... here are some wonderful layouts that may inspire you:

Christina used the Great Love kit "Abelard & Heloise" to create this beautiful page.  You can find the kit HERE  


Faye created a marvelous layout using "Old World Charm" - this collection is currently on clearance as it will be retired at the end of this month. Grab it HERE


My "Majestic Badlands" collection inspired Jules with this wonderful layout. You can find the complete collection HERE


Mary used one of my favorite collections, "Blue Ridge Mountain Song", for her stunning layout. The Blue Ridge collection is HERE


Sunday, July 17, 2016

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 9 grand children.  

My husband and I will be married 34 years this August.  There are always ups and downs in life, but I'm so very thankful that He has been by my side for all of them.   

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, that all fit together to form a beautiful Memory Mosaic.  


MyMemories July Blog Train!

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


Start Here & head down the line!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Scrapping from A to Z - V post


Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm back with another episode of 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. (link - http://forums.mymemories.com/?forum=466294) Everyone who posts a layout in my challenge thread this month will receive a surprise gift!

V is for ...

Variety

When we scrapbook, most of us have a style that we like to use.  My idea for this post is to use a variety of elements and to vary your style of scrapping.  My Creative Team does amazing things with my page kits, and as you can see with Versailles, they've used a variety of styles and they've varied how and where they've put the elements and their photos.  All made with the same papers and elements, you'll see a wide variety in these pages by Judith, Kathy, Liz, Lori, Michelle, Stephanie, and Yvonne.







Challenge yourself to use a variety of styles in your layouts.  Again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)
  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Meet Feature Designer...Polka Dot Chicks!








Be sure to check out Polka Dot Chicks on these social sites! 

 Shelby website: shelbybphotography.net

Also enjoy 50% off in Polka Dot Chicks Design Shop! 



Saturday, July 2, 2016

Scrapping from A to Z with Kathryn Estry!


Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm back with another episode of 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!

U is for ...

Unusual Use

I'm always amazed at the unusual way my creative team chooses to use papers, elements, and photos.

Liz used Sweet Memories and shows us an unusual way to use journaling.



Here Liz uses tags (made smaller) as laces to connect two papers.  How clever!
Terry Ridge Collection


Terry shows us how a frame (circular lace) can be tucked behind a photo as an embellishment.

Sweet Luv Collection


Yvonne made the next three photos using West Coast, Yvonne Boulevard (a collection I made in her honor), and Zebras in Charge.  She's framed part of the Eiffel Tower and put an effect on the photo in the first one and cut papers into interesting shapes (stars and hexagons) in her other two.





MY FAVORITE:

My favorite U collection is Uptown Girl.  It's great for all girly photos, and some lovely pages were made by my creative team ladies.  Enjoy these pages by Rhonda and Liz.



Challenge yourself to use your photos, papers, and elements in unusual ways.  Again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)