Wednesday, June 7, 2023

DYL: A GRAND FATHER by Diane, ADB Designs (& gifts!)


A Grand Father, a Heritage Scrappers Collection by ADB Designs, is the perfect collection to pay homage to both the men in your family and your life. Suitable for Father's Day scrapping, this collection works equally well for any masculine page you might like to create.

The color palette is beautiful. There are dusty blues, mauve and shades of burgundy, greens, brown and other neutrals. The elements are quintessential to dads, grandfathers, sons and male friends: antique cars, a pocket watch, vintage hardware, male word tabs and, of course, plenty of flowers, ribbons and foliage all perfect for scrapping up your favorite photos.

Q164  /Scrapbooking Prompts

  • scrap a page celebrating your father!
  • scrap a page about a special man in your life
  • create a page about automobiles or motorcycles, new or old
  • a page about learning to drive would be great! 

These are just ideas to help you get started. I also have a gift for you to help you get started. With this Cluster (contributed by my amazing Creative Team Member. Pia) you can just add a photo(s) and some journaling and place it on your favorite background and you are done! Easy peasy!

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

Just click on the preview to go to my store and add it to your cart.

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 last Friday, June 2)
A wonderful cluster from Creative Team Member, Lana.
Just click on the preview to go to the challenge and grab this gift!

I have THREE more gifts coming your way in the coming 10 days via the MyMemories Newsletter. 

A wonderful quick page from Creative Team Member, Lana. 
Just click on preview to go to my store if you missed it last Saturday.

#2 MyMemories Newsletter Gift  (Newsletter Saturday, June 10)
A wonderful background Stacker from Creative Team Member, Dana.

#3 MyMemories Newsletter Gift  (Newsletter, Friday, June 16)
A wonderful cluster from Creative Team Member, Renee.

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

 ... in my forum challenge The Vintage Romantic Challenge  (posted June 1)


Monday, June 5, 2023

Free Weekly Kit by Featured Designer: Meryl Bartho



Let’s welcome Meryl Bartho as this week’s Featured Designer!

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Most of my childhood memories revolve around family holidays most of which were at our family's beach cottage. We spent every July school holidays there and since my birthday fell during this time I had every birthday from my 10th to my 21st at The Cottage.

In turn our own daughters love being there too - as a special treat for their 10th birthdays we took them each with a group of their friends.  Such special memories!

Who is a very special person in your life?

This just has to be my very dear husband, Ray. We have been married for just short of 50 years, 49 in September to be exact. He is just the most wonderfully supportive husband anyone could have (not to mention it is wonderful having my very own in house IT consultant!) I give thanks to God for him every single day.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I could not be prouder than I am of our two amazing daughters - I often look back and think of things I could have done better but seeing what wonderfully mature young women they are, what great mothers they have turned out to be, we must have done something right!

Aside from the necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

Withouth doubt, scrapbooking! I don't consider myself any arty scrapper, I scrap real life events. I am so blessed that both girls send me photos and notes of all their daily lives so that I can produce annual albums for them. It does my heart so much good to see how much they and their children value them so much.

What is your favorite holiday?

I am using the South African meaning of holiday (others may call it a vacation!) Ray & I love camping in our wonderful Afrispoor Buffel - a 4x4 caravan. The furtherest we have been with it (& far the most difficult) was through Botswana.

Aside from camping we love visiting our two very dear daughters and their families - one in England & one in Ireland.

To finish off we would love to share some of Meryl Bartho’s favorite layouts:

Layout from Sweater Weather

Layout from Driftwood

Layout from Everyday Stories

Layout from London Town

Spend $20 or more and receive this kit from Meryl Bartho for free!

This week's free kit is Lets Party by Meryl Bartho. This collection is the perfect kit to pair with those timeless birthday memories! Boy or girl, young or young at heart, your memories will be adorably cherished for years to come! Normally priced at $5.99, the kit includes 18 papers and 65 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 June5MBMB (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 Meryl Bartho:

Sunday, June 4, 2023

New June Exclusives only available at MyMemories


The new June Exclusive releases are HERE!

Below you will find a sample layout, a little write-up from the designer about their creation, and kit previews.  Hopefully as you take a look around you will be struck with inspiration to chronicle your own journey!