Wednesday, September 20, 2023

September 2023 Designer Tip With Connie Prince



The official first day of Fall is just a handful of days away!  I always look forward to Autumn and of course the amazing holidays involved.  This month's Paint Chips kit is a perfect one for your stash to scrap your Autumn moments, but also the everyday ones!

Paint Chips: Burnt Umber

Monday, September 18, 2023

Free Weekly Kit by Featured Designer: Kathryn Estry



Let’s welcome Kathryn Estry as this week’s Featured Designer!

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have always enjoyed crafts - all sorts of crafts - all of my life.  I got my love of crafting from my mother who painted in oils, made beautiful clay sculptures, and created amazing 3-D animals in wire.  She was the most talented crafter I knew, and I wanted to be just like her.  

I grew to love creating beautiful things in all kinds of media.  Over the years I've enjoyed sketching with pencil, sewing everything from baby clothes to wedding dresses, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, and of course digital designing.  I also am drawn to creating with paper, especially anything I can make with fun paper folds.  I spend my creative time now between my digital designing and my card and album making.

To show my love of crafting, I chose to feature my

Sewphie and Friends Collection.

To finish off we would love to share some of

Kathryn Estry’s favorite layouts:

Layout from Bikini Babe

Layout from Flurry and Fluff

Layout from Flurry and Fluff

Layout from A Cookie Christmas

Spend $20 or more and receive this kit from Kathryn Estry for free!

This week's free kit is Sewphie and Friends by Kathryn Estry. Sewphie is a sweet little sewing pixie, and she’s here with her friends to decorate your scrap pages! Normally priced at $6.99, the kit includes 20 papers and 45 embellishments.

To make sure that you collect your free kit please follow these steps:

  1. Add $20 (must total $20 before sales tax) of any of our talented designers kits to your cart, but DO NOT add this kit to your cart! Once entered, the promo code will add it to the cart for you!

  2. Enter the promo code September18KEDS (code is case sensitive) in the promo code field on the checkout page.

  3. Code will add this kit to your cart and then you can proceed to checkout as usual.

More from Kathryn Estry:

Saturday, September 16, 2023

September MyMemories Blog Train


Time to ride the blog train...whoo whoo!

Join the designers at MyMemories on this month's blog train!

Here is the color palette used to create September's beautiful kits!

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:
1. Visit each designer’s blog or FB posting for their preview & special link
2. Click on the link provided you will then be taken to their MyMemories store
3. Place their gift in your shopping cart
4. Check out when you have all the gifts collected

Friday, September 15, 2023

DYL: featuring REFRESHING SUMMER and gifts from Diane, ADB Designs


The Refreshing Summer Collection by ADB Designs is one of those collections that just says "summer"! The cool shades of rose, pink, coral, aqua, teal, yellow and green just make you think of cool summer drinks and treats - best enjoyed on your deck or patio!

Use this to scrap up your summer parties and celebrations with loads of pictures of your guests or just your family enjoying their time outdoors.

#170 Question/Scrapbooking Prompt

  • Scrap a page about a recent summer celebration.
  • Scrap photos from a pool party. (children's or adult).
  • Scrap a page about your favorite summer libation (liquid refreshment).

These prompts are ideas to help you get started. I also have a gift for you to help speed your page completion. With this stunning cluster (contributed by my amazing Creative Team Member. Renee) you can just add a photo(s) and some journaling, pick your favorite background and you are done! Easy peasy!

Be sure to keep scrolling for information on additional beautiful gifts from this collection!

I hope you find inspiration from the layouts of my awesome Creative Team. Here are their layouts along with the previews from the collection.

I am so pleased when I see layouts created with my collections.  I would love to have you share them with me via one or both of my challenge threads in the forum.

Check my forum challenges for more gifts from this collection (and others)! 

Documenting Your Life Challenge (posted today also, Friday, Sept 15)
A beautiful cluster from team member, Pia.

AND ... in my forum challenge The Vintage Romantic (will be posted Oct 1). 
If you haven't checked this month, please click on the link or preview as there are always gifts there for you.

A beautiful cluster from team member, Maureen.

There will be THREE more gifts from this collection, and MORE from other collections on my blog during the MyMemories Blogtrain that starts Sept 16 and runs through the 30. 

Here is the link to my Blog and the MyMemories Blogtrain.