Thursday, May 28, 2020

Inspired by the Pocket Layouts with Marie H Designs


Hello everyone! It is Marie aka Marie H Designs and I am here with a new blog post that is part of my blog series “Inspired by” and today it is “Inspired by Pocket layouts”. When we create a scrapbooking page it is to tell a story, capture a memory and show it to everyone. It is a combination of words, photos, colors… and pocket scrapbooking brings the best of all of these 3 elements.

Pocket scrapbooking started in 2008 in traditional scrapbooking when Becky Higgins created a kit called Project 365 that was focusing on the idea of a photo a day for a year, that we can still see around. Over time the digital scrapbooking went along with this idea. Being digital Pocket scrapbooking don’t have the physical limitations of the pocket and therefore we can ‘’play’’ around by adding elements, changing sizes.

You don’t have to use journaling cards (or pocket cards) when you created a pocket layout. Many people like the pocket scrapbooking style when we have many things to show or have a lot of photos for the same occasion.

As an example Tammy had a lot of photos from her grandaughter and to create this layout using Lush Lavender, she used lots of photos that she blocked all around using small elements to give the importance to these stunning photos.


A Pocket page can be perfect to capture a place you visited. We often take lots of photos when we go on vacations and pocket pages are a good way to keep this moment special. You can add not only a lot of photos but you can vary the size with very small, medium and big photos like in the page from Betsy that she created using Anchors Away for her visit to St. Augustine Lighthouse.


You can use pocket scrapbooking to create a page about someone (this is my favorite way of using it) in many occasions. Like a retrospective for a birthday or simply to show funny, touching moments of someone. Like Becky used Boy Oh Boy to create this wonderful page about her grandson. In this layout you see different moments of him and she adds a little bit of journaling to create a fun layout he will for sure like to see when he grows up.


As you can see Pocket Scrapbooking is not only a different style of scrapbooking but it can help to add more photos, just like a comic book.

Did you try to pocket scrapbook? Do you like it? Have you seen the many products offered at My Memories from many designers?

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

1 Week Only-Free Kit from Sugar Moon Designs


How do you get even more bang for your buck?
Spend $20 or more and receive this kit for free!
must use promo code at checkout to receive free kit

 

This week's free kit is Wedding Bells by Sugar Moon Designs. Wedding bells are ringing and this is the perfect kit to scrap one of our most beautiful and beloved days that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Inside you'll find bushels of flowers, strands of pearls, cake, champagne, rings of gold, something borrowed, something blue, and everything else that you need to make your wedding memories even more special! Grab this kit kit today and seal your love forever! Normally priced at $8.99, this kit includes 30 papers, 142 embellishments, and 96 alphas.

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 May25SMCC (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 May 25-31, so make sure to get it before this offer expires!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Creating Your Own Starburst Papers in MMS


Hey MyMemories Friends!
This is Mags from MagsGraphics - here to share some scrappy fun with you! STARBURST/SUNBURST papers are a popular trend right now. Today, I’m going to show you how to create your own starburst/sunburst papers in MyMemories Suite - using your own colors or papers from a kit.

This Video Tutorial uses MyMemories Suite Software (Save $10 OFF the purchase price with this code: STMMMS90118) and references the OLD FRIENDS Collection.



For those who prefer WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS, here are the basics.
  1. Start a new canvas.
  2. Use the shape tool to add a right triangle. Enlarge your triangle so it is at least half the size of your canvas.
  3. Duplicate and rotate additional triangles around your canvas so they meet at a center point.
  4. Change the colors of your triangles or cover them with your favorite paper.
  5. You can adjust the wide-ness of your original triangle to something long and narrow before you duplicate and rotate it for a different look.
  6. If you are going to build a layout from this, you can cover any imperfections at the center with a photo or elements. 
  7. If you are going to save this as a background paper to use again in a future layout, make sure there are no shadows on your shapes. Arrange everything so the points of the triangles line up cleanly in the middle. At the top toolbar, go to SHARE → EXPORT → JPG → LARGE and save this to your computer. You can bring it in as “outside content” and use it as a paper in future layouts!

Thanks for following along! I would love to see your results of this tutorial! Show them off in any of these Facebook Groups, and be sure to tag me!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Scrapping from A to Z with Kathryn Estry


Hi! I'm Kathryn, and I design for My Memories. I am now in my fifth round of 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 a couple of 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!

Now, on to today's idea.
G is for ...

Girls!

Use a photo of girls, and you'll have a sweet layout for sure!

Rochelle and Donna made layouts with Birthday Beauty.



Kabra, Yvonne, and Lana made girly layouts with Heels.



Using Girly Pink, Robin, Olga, and Kabra created these sweet layouts.



A great kit for girls is Girls with Curls. Thanks to Lana, Donna, and Rochelle for these pages.



Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show me a girly layout!


Monday, May 18, 2020

1 Week Only Free Kit from QueenBrat Digital Designs



How do you get even more bang for you buck?
Spend $20 or more and receive this kit for free!
must use promo code at checkout to receive free kit


This week's free kit is Blooming Wonders Combo by QueenBrat Digital Designs. "Where flowers bloom so does hope." A beautiful and inspiring quote by Lady Bird Johnson. Flowers, flowers and more flowers fill this kit! Includes frames, journal cards, tags, ribbons, bows, beads, berries, and lots of other embellishments to give you a big selection to work with. A great kit for Mom, Spring, or everyday projects. Normally priced at $6.99, this kit includes 16 papers and 139 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 May18QBRK (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 check out as usual.
This kit will be available for free with a $20 purchase from May 18-24

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Scrap Your Vacation pages with FranB Designs



Hello! And welcome to May’s Scrapping Your Vacation Pages blog post! I am Fran from FranB Designs and I host a Vacation Page Challenge every month on the MyMemories forum! I hope you will join us to complete your vacation scrapbooks! It is a joy to get a printed book of a vacation and look through it.

May’s challenge is a hopeful challenge. Tell me about your next vacation, what you have planned. If you don’t have a vacation currently planned, scrap about somewhere you would like to travel to, a place on your bucket list to visit!

Here is my page about my next cruise. Can’t wait! Have not yet been on the Vista! :) I used my kit Cruisin’ by FranB Designs to create it.



I hope you join us as we Scrap our Vacation Pages this month and every month! I have a participation prize each month that coordinates with the blog train! Here is a peek at this month’s prize.


Thanks for reading and I hope you will join the challenge!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Designer Tip from ADB Designs


Using purchased Alphas and your fonts to create special titles.

I am a font and Alpha lover. I can NEVER have too many in my stash. LOL
Using your stash to greatest effect is what I want to talk about today. It is so much fun to combine alphas you own and your fonts in new and creative ways.

For example, Pia created this cute layout using my Bunny Play Date collection. She used the green alpha from the bundle to create the word: SPRING and then added the word FLOWERS over the top of "spring" in one of her computer fonts in another color. She added a slight shadow to each word and viola!, her title was complete.


Here is the preview to the collection, linked to my store.



In this example, Poki used four! of the included alphas in the Charming Springtime bundle to create her title, mixing them up in a creative way, and creating a Quick Page gift for you. Just click on the preview to go to my store and grab the freebie.



Here is the preview to the collection, linked to my store.


Enjoy the alphas in your stash and use them to the greatest effect by mixing and adding fonts. Most of all, have fun!


Happy Scrapping,
Diane
ADBDesigns

MyMemories May 2020 Blog Train!



Who's ready for some fun?! Join the designers at MyMemories on this month's blog train!
Here is the color palette used to create this month'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:
  • 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
*May Blog Train ends May 31st*


Here is the lineup!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Meet Featured Designer Marcie from Designs by Marcie!






I enjoy being with my family, gardening, hiking, bicycling, dancing, photography, sewing, reading, walking, and vacations. The mom taxi is slowing down as my daughter will be driving soon. I'm usually so busy that I'm going to go crazy those first few weeks without all the extra travel! However I will get more time with my son which he is going to love (yeah right). And I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this pandemic.

Visit my store here