Sunday, June 23, 2019

Book of Me with Perline Design

If it’s rather easy to make a layout about a place we visit, or holidays, or furry friends, or garden and so on, it’s much more difficult to make one about yourself.

The purpose of this blog series is to guide you to make a book about you, by answering questions. Your answers will of course be in your layouts.

I invite you to put your layout in my Challenge thread BOM (Book of Me). It’ll help me to know you better and discover what kind of kits you prefer.

Why did I choose this blog series?  
When I began playing on forum in 2013, I participated to a lot of challenges, because I was aware that it’s the best way to get out of your comfort zone and improve yourself.

I particularly loved this challenge Book of Me and that’s why I chose it as my blog series.

I kept all my old layouts and you’ll discover them month after month. Remember that I was not a designer at all, just a beginner!

Question 1:

If I was a flower, I would be …….

When, it’s possible, explain why. It’s not an obligation but as the purpose is to make you go out of your comfort zone, it’ll be better if you give some explanations.

 My layout in 2013:


My layout in 2019:




For this layout, I used a paper of my pack Poppies Paper pack 1, available by clicking here.
https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=PDFL-PP-1804-141097
You can also find flowers in my kit "Paint Your Life with Flowers":
https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=PDFL-CP-1702-120540

In my collection "Say it with Flowers":

https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=PDFL-EP-1903-158573

 And if your preferred flowers are exotic ones, you can find hibiscus, orchids and many others in my "Tropical Holidays" Collection: 


https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=PDFL-BP-1905-161164


Here are the rules:
  1. Create a unique layout, You must use a kit that can be found at MyMemories. Of course, I'd love it if you chose to use one of the kits for sale in my store.
  2. Save your layout at 600x600 pixels and show it to us in the month's Book Of Me Challenge thread.
  3. Also, tell us in the thread which kit you used, and please link to that kit in the store so that we all can find it.
Thank you Gift

All participants (following the rules) will receive this mini-pack as a thank you gift.


If you've used one of my products, you'll receive, in addition to the prize, another free BONUS from me : My mini-kit Say it with Flowers.






I hope you’ll love this new blog series and the challenge and will come back next month for another one.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Designer Tip from Becky's Creations

 

Loading and Using Custom Shapes in MyMemories Suite

MyMemories Suite is pre-loaded with lots of shapes. However you can also buy custom shapes in the store from our designers, or you can make your own .svg custom shapes to use in the software.

Have you ever seen these shapes in the store and wanted to buy them, but  you had no idea how to use them?  Well today I am going to show you just how easy it is to use those files.

First off in order for it be considered a custom shape and for it to work in MyMemories Suite, it must be in SVG format.  Any shape pack that you purchase from the store will be in this format and will work just as expected.  If It is not in SVG format you will need to convert it to SVG in order to load it in the software. Not all SVG formats will work in MyMemories Suite. So first tip, play it safe and get your shapes from the MyMemories store :) You will find them by clicking here.

Let's Get Started
When you go to load a shape you probably go the Add button. When you open that up all you see are the preloaded shapes that come with the MyMemories Software.




Now close this window and go back over to the right panel and under Shapes and Lines click on Custom (you will see it at the bottom).



Navigate to the folder that contains the .svg shape files that you want to use.


Now you see the .svg files and you can pick the one you want to use. You can add your own custom color, photo, or paper to make the shape look any way you want




Not sure how to add papers to your shapes? You can find a designer tip from LLLCreations explaining just how to do that.


You can find all my custom shapes by clicking here.

https://www.mymemories.com/store/category_search?search%5Btype%5D=144&search%5Bcategory%5D=&search%5Bdesigner%5D=D237

My entire store is on sale for 30% off.  Great time to grab those shapes and start playing in My Memories Suite.  Still do not own MyMemories Suite? Try it for FREE here and if you love it, Copy and Paste This Code STMMMS89169 and get $10 off your purchase My Memories Suite.

https://www.mymemories.com/store/designers/Becky's_Creations


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

An Eye for Design: Using Design Principles to Create Stunning Pages

Hi, my scrappin’ friends! I’m Deborah of Digi Deborah Designs. This is the first blog post in my series titled, An Eye for Design: Using Design Principles to Create Stunning Pages. I’ve been involved in Graphic Design since all the way back in the 1980s. I have a degree in Marketing and Advertising from Indiana University. I loved the way moving the text, shapes, and lines could make a composition go from zero to hero. I worked in the advertising industry and then, later in my life, I became a Graphic Design teacher. But by far the most rewarding part of graphic design for me was when I became a digiscrap designer.

So let’s talk about one of my favorite design principles: Negative Space. What is Negative Space? Well, it’s best described as a place where there is NO design at all. The reason Negative Space is such a compelling principle, is because it forces the viewer’s eyes to be drawn to the one area of the composition (the layout). In essence, the negative space on a page becomes an element itself. Clear as mud!?! Here, let me demonstrate…
 


See how these pages with my grandchildren make your eye go directly to the subjects in the photo? Well, that’s Negative Space. Now, I would like to see what you can do with this design principle. I just recently released a digiscrapbook collection called Timeless. It’s what I used in this blog post and it also coordinates with the MyMemories Blog Train going on now. Head over to the Digi Deborah Designs store and use this coupon DMDDBUY10GET2 to take $2 off any $10 purchase in my shoppe. That includes all the products in the Timeless Collection which are already on sale! But hurry, this sale is only for a limited time, but the coupon may be used on any of my products!! Make a layout with one of these pages, and then send it to sarah@mymemories. She’ll send it to me and I’ll get you ANOTHER coupon for 50% off your very next order at the Digi Deborah Designs shoppe.

Here are the previews of some of the Timeless Products:
https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=DMDD-BP-1906-162661https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=DMDD-BP-1906-162620
https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=DMDD-EP-1906-162619https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=DMDD-EP-1906-162665
https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=DMDD-PP-1906-162664
https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=DMDD-EP-1906-162663
https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=DMDD-EP-1906-162622https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=DMDD-EP-1906-162622


Also, I’ve got some freebies for you from my newsletter!! Make sure to sign up here and you’ll get these TWO FREEBIES in just a few days!


Well, that’s all for now, please head over to the Digi Deborah Designs Facebook page a like me for even more FREEBIES and goodies!!

Happy Scrapping,

Monday, June 17, 2019

June Exclusive MyMemories Designs

https://www.mymemories.com/store/exclusive_designs
 Get these designs ONLY at MyMemories. A group of our designers have come together to offer high quality, exclusive designs that you can only get here! Some of these designs were ideas they had been cooking up for a bit and some were inspired by some of our very own customers!  


June's Exclusive MyMemories Designs have many unique options to choose from! Whether you have traveled across Oregon or Florida, want to ride your bicycle, have kids who are obsessed with "baby shark do-do-do-do-do-do-doo", a veteran you would like to honor, or you are a self-proclaimed cat lady, there will be a kit that speaks to you! Below you will find all of our new June Exclusive MyMemories Designs...have a look around!

https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=canyonlands https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=bbq+jss
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=SDDS-CP-1905-162099 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=best+of+florida
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=pedal+pushers https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=shark+tank
https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=baby+hippo+arshia https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=armed+forces+cprince
https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=childrens+museum+franb https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=oregon+monette
https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=flowery+nectar https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=the+princess+and+the+frog+kasta
https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=SBRD-BP-1905-160983 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=dad+life
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=brain+freeze+kmess https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=my+cat+my+heart+lllcrtn
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=sentimental+journey https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=ARBP-CP-1905-161633
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=hawaiian+paradise https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=sew+happy
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=scarborough+fair https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=SNPL-CP-1904-160445
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=sweet+strawberries+marieh https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=mamarazzi
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=travel+the+world+waw https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=two+by+two+adbd
https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=keep+calm+be+a+unicorn

CLICK ON EACH KIT TO VIEW IT & ADD IT TO YOUR CART!

Enjoy!
MyMemories