Monday, August 15, 2011

Meet *Albums to Remember*! This week's Featured Designer!

My name is Barb and I love creating! I started as a paper scrapbooker back in 1996 and switched to digital around 2008. I've been designing since 2009 I think (I am so bad with dates, I never remember my own wedding day!). I found myself wanting certain themes I could not find so I decided to try to figure out how to design scrapbook papers and kits. That took awhile, but here I am still learning and really enjoying the creation process. I usually design kits that can be used for both boys and girls as I have one of each.

I am blessed to be a stay-at-home mom and usually spend my “free” time designing (mostly while the kids are at school once the chores are done). If my husband reads this he may not agree that I always wait until the chores are done. :) I try to get my chores done first but some days my computer just calls out to me to sit down and quickly do something. Before I know it the day is gone! Usually when I design I treat myself to an Iced Cappuccino, but now I need to be careful because if I am sitting all day designing those ice caps are going to start showing on my hips so to counter act that I try to run downstairs and do laundry here and there!

Some of my inspiration comes from photos I want to scrapbook or layout themes I want to create, but some kit ideas come from my customers. My customers are very important to me and I am always open to kit suggestions. Actually one of my favorite parts of designing are creating kits based on customer requests. If you ever have a specific theme for a kit please send me an email or post it on my Facebook Page and I will see what I can come up with. I am excited to be a part of My Memories Suite and I am looking forward to getting to know you as a customer.

To celebrate my week as the MyMemories.com Featured Designer, I'd like to offer some great prizes for you! Here they are:

One $100 gift card to my store
Two $50 gift cards to my store
Two $25 gift cards to my store
Two $10 gift card to my store

** AND just to keep the fun coming... I am going to hide some
GREAT kits in my shop at 65% off this week! **
Check out my shop to see which ones you can find!!


Happy Scrappin'

Barb!

Wow! Thanks Barb! That's awesome! So, make sure you leave a comment below to be entered to win one of the great prizes that Barb is offering up this week!

... and a special CONGRATULATIONS TO KMATLOCK for being selected as last week's *Scraps N Pieces* winner! Please send me an email for the information you need to claim your prize! Email me at LisaJ@MyMemories.com~!

Winner posted next Wednesday!

Happy Monday ...and don't forget to make a memory today!

46 comments:

Linda said...

Whooo Hooo Barb, the featured weekly designer! What a GREAT fantastic giveaway! Anyone who gets this will be so lucky! Way to go Barb!!!!!

Congrats Krissy on your win from last week. You'll love their kits! Can't wait to see what you come up with for pages. They're always awesome!

Cairn said...

Love your new Sea Park pack. It went on my wish list immediately.

Celeste said...

oh my Barb... You are so totally generous... I love your collections.... I am saving money now I haver a long wish list of kits I want... Thank you so much for the chance to win

Jessica said...

What awesome chances to win this week! So nice to get to know you more, Barb! Thanks for being such a great part of MMS! We love having you around!

The Nielsen Family said...

Thanks for the multiple prizes and chance to win. Love your stuff!

Marguerite said...

I love love love Albums to Remember kits! I have several already!! What a great give-away! Thank you!! Hope I win one! :)

GramZ said...

Wow, wow, and wow! What a great give-a-way you are doing. I LOVE your kits and everything you do. Your I love to Read kit is awesome and so is the Sea Park.

Noteable Scraps said...

Great giveaway! Thanks! :)

Heidi N. said...

Barb - Thank-you for being so kind! I checked out your store and WOW! I love the construction kit and I have a little builder with plenty of pictures to use it among other kits you have. Thank-you for the chance to win!
Heidi N.

Anonymous said...

Love your stuff! You're giveaway is awesome! Love that your masks are MMS friendly too!
Judi M

Rebecca said...

Hi Barb ~ I love the variety in your kits! And it's great to know that you take customer requests, I'm going to send you one now!

april said...

I love getting to know the people that design all these kits! Barb it wasn't until I looked at all the kits you've designed that I realised how many of them I use! The "This and That" kit was one of the very first purchases I made after going digital. I find that kit so easy to work with and the embellishments are great for boys (of which I have three) Thanks also for all the freebies you have offered as well. Looking forward to see what new kits you release in the future.

Angelica said...

Your kits are gorgeous, thank you for the generous prizes and the chance to win.

Handmade in the Bay said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I love all of Barb's kits, they are wonderful!

G.T. said...

Congratulations on being the Featured Designer. It is great to get an inside look at the people who create these gorgeous kits. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of them.
Trish

Trisha said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much for allowing me to enter and for a chance to win..

I have to say the comment about to counter act for the Cappuccino you run up and down the stairs and do laundry once in a while made me bust out laughing, that totally sounds like me!! lol

lovestoread0708 AT yahoo.com

Scrappin' Lori said...

What a great giveaway! I love your packs - This and That, Ready to Perform, and Play Day. Great colors and a lot of elements to have fun with.

KMATLOCK said...

Wow! Another awesome giveaway :) Barb has such beautiful kits! I love Family & Friends. I have so many pictures of the kids that go perfect with it.

I am so excited that I won the Scraps N Pieces giveaway! Thank you Lori and Heidi for being so generous! I love all my new goodies :)

Janet said...

My favorite is the play day pack! I love it with my two little kids. It's so cheery!

Janet Schmidt

Melinda said...

I love your All Boy pack, and I definitely have a boy who fits the bill! Great giveaway!

Sheri Seykora said...

Sure would love to win something!!!

Barb said...

Thanks for all the kind comments, it sure means a lot! It is fun to read what different people like. Best wishes to everyone. Can't wait to see who wins.

Emily said...

Barb, I thought I was the only mom who got sucked in to the computer! ;) My hubby thinks that's ALL I do!
You have some super cute stuff!

JustYolie said...

You are super generous! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Sarah said...

Awesome prizes Barb, can't wait to win one of them, my wish list for your pack are starting to mount up on me:)

Anonymous said...

I have been blessed with 10 grandsons and two grandaughters so the All Boy Pack is wonderful for me.I could do a book using that pack alone. I have also loved the Cowboys and Cowgirls pack. The vivid colors are great. Gerri

gerri.t@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Barb, I love to scrapbook! This is the best way to do it! You have so many fun ideas. My husband is in the Military so I definitely love the Military Service Pack. I love it :)
HoneyGirl348

Deb said...

Hello Barb nice to "meet" you! :) Very generous giveaway. Thanks!

tnshadylady at gmail.com

Geri Centonze said...

Wow...your generosity is amazing! I love so many but especially like all the lettering kits you do and love the Family & Friends and This & That! Good luck to all!

Katrina D said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win some of your cute kits.

Sof said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your fab kits.

Sof

PS: The chores can always wait!!!

Jacqui said...

Barb, your kits are amazing! I would love the opportunity to win some. And I love how customer friendly you are in designing kits for us. A great big Thank You!

craftymommajess said...

Love you kits! The "Neutrals" one is calling my name at the moment! Would love to win :-)

Monica said...

Thanks Barb for the awesome giveaway! I hope I'm a lucky winner and I think it's great you love designing for your customers!

Nicole Jacobson said...

You're so generous. Thanks for the chance to win.

tribolt98 said...

I love your stuff. Thanks for the great prices. You guys at MMS rock.

Chickdey said...

Wow thank you for the chance to win! I have a boy and a girl too and its hard to find stuff I can use for both of them!

Keely said...

I'm just dipping into this digital scrapin' and it's fabulous!

J@CK$ON *3* said...

I have had your Friends and Family pack in my wish list for so long now. i love all the colors. thanks for cute packs. i love them all!!

Laura said...

Love the All Boy kit and am contemplating using the masks. Just have not had the chance as of yet. Thanks for letting us in on who you are and giving away such cool stuff!
Laura F.

Sarah said...

Opps forgot to say my favorite pack. I love the This n That pack, oh and the Doodley pack, but right now I'd say Construct It would be my chose

DramaMomma said...

I love your designs! Since I have moved 64 times, I would have to choose the "Moving Day" as my favorite. Thank you for all you do for the digital scrapbooking community!

MemoriesByRobyn said...

What a fabulous treat from a fabulous designer!! You Rock Barb!

Tabitha said...

Go Barb, Go! Can't wait to see who wins!

joanc said...

Wow- great giveaways that anyone would love to win! Such fab kits- it would be hard to choose! Thanks.

Cheryl Greenleaf said...

How exciting! What a wonderful surprise for a newbie.

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