Wednesday, June 29, 2022

July 2022 Magic of Addons - Blog Series by Connie Prince



As we head into the last few days of June my mind is shifting toward July and all of the fun things that happen during the month.  I hope that you are having a wonderful summer so far!

This month's Magic of AddOn Packs will focus on layouts using my #2022 July collection!

First up this fabulous "cook out" layout using several different packs from the collection.
I love the Page Edge over the woodgrain paper in the background.  It does a gorgeous job of framing everything.  The Yummy Word Art sums up the layout!

There is just something about light or white background papers that really lets the pictures take center stage.  This layout using one of the Messy Papers is a great example.  She also used papers from the Extra Paper Pack beneath her photos.  A few extra elements from the Mixed Element pack were great additions to the layout as well!

Just look at cute Baxter!  The subtle plaid paper layered over a solid in a matching color is from the Extra Paper packs.The July title came from the Word Art pack.  I love all of her cluster work including the stars throughout!  Fantastic 4th of July layout!


Aren't these 4th of July photos just gorgeous?  The layout utilized a Messy Paper for the background and the Summer Celebration title is included in the Word Art pack!

Have a fabulous July, everyone and thank you for taking time to read this month's Blog Series!

Until next time!

Connie Prince

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Free weekly kit by Featured Designer: Over the Fence Designs


We would love to welcome Over the Fence Designs as this week's Featured Designer!

Where do you call home?
Patty & Diane both live in Blair, Nebraska.  A small mid-western community about 20 miles north of Omaha.  Both live on acreages with large gardens and a host of wild animals that regularly "walk through".  We are not literally "over the fence" from each other but we are close enough to be at each other's doorstep in 10 minutes.

What is your favorite holiday?
Patty: That would be Christmas, my whole family usually gets together.
Diane: I think Thanksgiving.  I love all the wonderful food and family.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Patty: I am very happy where I am!  There is not a better place for me.
Diane: I love our home and beautiful tree filled property.  I know Jim will not be able to keep it up sometime in the future, but for now, this is the best place to be.

Tell us something on your bucket list.
Patty: I want to learn how to tat: make lace with thread and bobbins.
Diane: I want to learn how to knit! (Oh how Patty and Diane are alike!)

How do each of you describe the other?
Patty: Diane is a dear, sweet friend.  She lives just a couple of miles away, and even if we don't see each other for a while, she is still close to my heart.  She and her DH, and me and my DH get along together quite well.
Diane: Patty is a generous and kind friend whom I can always count on.  If I need anything, I know she will come through.  Patty has an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile; I am lucky to count her as my friend.

For our featured designer spot this week we are offering a DEEP DISCOUNT SALE on a few of our favorite collections and we are showcasing our favorite layouts from these same collections.  The Free With Purchase Page Kit this week is Rose by Any Other Name and we are discounting this collection as well.

To finish off we would love to share some of Over the Fence Designs' favorite layouts:
Layout out from A Rose By Any Other Name
Layout out from Breath of Fresh Air
Layout out from Sightseeing
Layout out from Sunshine and Daffodils
How do you get even more bang for your buck?
Spend $20 or more and receive this kit from
Over the Fence Designs for free!

*Must use promo code at checkout to receive free kit.


This week's free kit Rose By Any Other Name by Over the Fence Designs.  "What's in a name?  That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."-William Shakespeare; Romeo & Juliet, Act II Scene II.  There are roses and all things beautiful in this collection from Patty and Diane.  This collection is a very lovely and romantic collection; perfect for many of your photos waiting to be scrapped.  Normally priced at $7.99, the kit includes 16 papers and 69 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 June27OTFD (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.
This kit will be available for free with a $20 purchase from June 27-July 3, so make sure to get it before this offer expires!
Other kits by Over the Fence Designs:

Sunday, June 26, 2022

June 2022 Designer Tip with Connie Prince



 Hi everyone!  Connie Prince here with this week's Designer Tip!

I absolutely love word play - puns are my jam!  One thing that always catches my attention is a creative layout title.  How creative do you get with yours?  Here are some examples that will hopefully get you to thinking outside of the box on your next layout!

Oh Sock!  I mean that really caught my attention and I couldn't wait to read the journaling!  This layout was created using my "Birdsong" collection.

Love the "Truly Local" title for this one!  What a fun way to scrap the workplace and pride in being a local company!  Layout created using Paint Chips: Emerald.

I love that this layout took a "different" than intended take on the Keep Moving Forward wording - smart way to make the Life Chronicled: Resolute collection work for these photos!

This layout certainly does NOT succ!  Love the fun play on words using my Prickly collection!


Thank you so much for reading along today!  Happy Scrapping!

Connie Prince

Friday, June 24, 2022

Scrapping from A-Z with Kathryn Estry

Hi!  I'm Kathryn, a My Memories designer, and I'm excited to bring you another post in my scrap series, From A to Z! With every post, I'll give you an inspiration to make your pages look amazing. The talented ladies on my Creative Team give me plenty of layouts, and I'm happy to share them with you! 

I know you like FREE scrap supplies, right?  I'll show you 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!  

Today's idea:

W is for ...


Women make up most of our scrappers, and being a girly girl myself, I make a lot of scrap kits for women.  Here are just a few along with layouts created by my amazing team.

 Melly, Kay, and Robin used At the Spa for these great pages.

One of my newest kits is for many of you.  Here's Mommin' Ain't Easy with layouts by Lana, Donna, and me.

The first kit that came to mind when I was writing this post about women was Women of Faith.  You'll love these beautiful pages by Kabra, Liz, Yvonne, and Lana.

Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show us a page where you've used a collection for women!