Saturday, November 16, 2019

MyMemories November 2019 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, voted by our customers! 


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
Here is the lineup!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Using Page Builders in MMS with MagsGraphics

Hey MyMemories Friends!
This is Mags from MagsGraphics - here to share some scrappy fun with you! Today we are going to talk about PAGE BUILDERS!

Page Builders are easy, customizable templates that use MyMemories Suite Software. Let the “Scrapbook Fairy” do the layout work for you… just add in your photos, the elements and papers you want from any digital scrapbooking, some journaling, and a title. You can finish an eye-catching layout in about 10 minutes!

This Video Tutorial uses Page Builders Templates Set 03 - available exclusively at MyMemories.
It also uses the PLAYFUL PETS Collection by me, MagsGraphics.

Open the Page Builder Templates in MyMemories Suite.

When you purchase these at MyMemories, use the WIN/MAC download option and run the .exe file to install these into MyMemories Suite. Then, when you open MMS, you can choose the Page Builders templates in the opening menu to view.

Watch this Video.

For those who prefer WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS, here are the basics. The menus you will need are these:

1. You can drag-n-drop your photos into the photo spots.

2. Add a background image. On the left side menu, click on the Backgrounds icon. Choose from your installed backgrounds or click browse to navigate to where you store your scrap kits.

3. Fill in the shapes with papers. Click on each shape.

 a. If you install all of your papers WITHIN MyMemories Suite, then click PAPER on the right-side menu under the SHAPES tab.
b. If you keep your scrap kits elsewhere and bring it into MyMemories Suite, then click on the PHOTO icon under the Shapes Tab.

4. Add Embellishments. Use the left-side menu to add in any other embellishments.

5. Add Journaling and a Title. Remember the date!

6. Export your layout. Save your work!

I have several PAGE BUILDER Packs in the MyMemories store - just waiting for your favorite photos and kits! Snag your favorite of save money with the bundle!

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

1 Week Only-Free Kit from Whispy's D'zines

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 Indian Summer by Whispy's D'zines. You are all set for fall with this robust autumn collection full of beautiful flowers, bright leaves, frames, ribbons, bows, and so much more! Whether you are scrapping outdoor pages or just love the color scheme, it is so versatile you can use it for almost anything. Normally priced at $7.49, this kit includes 20 background papers and 114 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 November4KIMK (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.
Beautiful layouts using Indian Summer by Whispy's D'zines:

This kit will be available for free with a $20 purchase from November 11-17.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

It's a Good Life with LEA Art Designs


Am I the only one in the world that when moving into a new house you would love to just twitch your nose and it all be done and in the right place? Well moving this summer into my great great grandfather's home was just like that. You think to yourself all the happy memories that are going to be made and you think of all the memories that have past through these walls and just what they hold. I couldn't wait to get going, but it was a bitter sweet memory for me and my family.

My aunt passed away quite fast in February after a short battle with that ugly "C" word and it left us all quite shocked and heart broken. What really cuts me to the core is the house we are now living in is the house she came home from the hospital to when she was born. The house she spent every summer since I can remember painting. The house she cleaned every week. Just so many memories.

Since June I have been taking what I have placed in the store and scrapping with my own elements and papers for the month before. So I did no different this month and had quite a nice time getting the October addition ready even though a few tears fell in the process. I used photos I had from my aunt in the scrap pages I made this month and found some things I knew she would have liked in this kit and throughout this entire month in the element packs, paper pack, alphas and even the clipart that I placed into the store.

During October began this huge ordeal that would start in the bottom where me and my family life. All the lights going up that would only change colors with the holiday from October 1st to January 1st. The decorations in the trees, the bows tied every where, blow up things in the yard...I mean if you can think it, more than likely my aunt was putting it up. She loved it all and this year is really hurting already because even though we all put her stuff out, it just didn't seem the same this month. So i did my thing and worked it out in scrapping...

Here are just a few things I put together in honor of my aunt and the times during the month of October from the past. I hope everyone can find the kit and all the other things from the store as
helpful as I did in working through my emotions.

While stopping by my section in the store, don't forget to go over to the forum and play a little challenge with me that will be going up on the 10th called "Mix and Match Your Life". You'll
get a nice little prize for playing and I can't wait to keep adding to my "It's A Good Life Collection".

Be on the look out for everything you'll need and throughout the month I will be releasing all the month's up to November with a huge bundle collection release at the end of the year.

So that's it guys. LET'S GET YOUR SCRAPPIN' ON...shall we!!!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Designer Tip from ADB Designs

Using Bright, Saturated Color in your Layouts

Color inspires and bright colors can conjure excitement, joy, energy and more. Today I am going to provide you with some tips for making layouts with saturated, bright colors.

Bright, vibrant colors are fun and easy to work with, if you keep in mind several basic concepts:

(1) Balance your layout with white space to offset the use of intense bright color. White space allows your use of color to startle.
(2) Use the bright colors in unexpected ways, for example, use it for borders and titles. If you are in the habit of journaling in a black font, use color instead!
(3) Use white as a negative space and bright color as the background and for the focal point of your layout.
(4) Use bright color as an unexpected, stunning burst of color in a field of neutral space.
(5) Add a pop of color to a black and white photo

Most of all, enjoy color. If it pleases you, then it will please others!

My most recent release with intense color is: Trick & Treat Collection.


Here is a gift for you made from the collection: just click on the preview to go to my store and put it in your shopping cart. Lana used a variety of my color tips in the creation of this QP.


Happy Scrapping!

ADB Designs

Friday, November 8, 2019

Get inspired by November's Excusive kits!

Here at MyMemories we have so much to be grateful for.  While you should exercise gratitude no matter what time of year- November is always a special time to reflect on all of the many things we are grateful for, so all of these kits have one thing in common...they are inspired by things we are grateful for!  It could be that you are grateful for your family members or that little sweet shoppe down the street!

We are so happy to share these awesome layouts with you too!  You can look at any kit and think it can be a great kit, but when you are able to have a sample with a wonderful layout it can really get the creative juices flowing!  Our creative designers put together some beautiful layouts to give you just a sampling of what amazing creations you can complete with this month's exclusive designs!

Scraps N Pieces
"There's just something about an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that makes it magical. People of every age gathering around the freezer to pick their favorite scoops, sharing stories of all the memories they made around these very tables. Sweet Shoppe brings to mind all these special stories and makes them scooper easy to scrap. The timeless color palette combines sweet pinks, sugary blues, pops of red and gold, and a solid base of black of white for a sundae of fun. The timelessness doesn't stop with the color scheme; this kit is packed full of inspired patterned papers, weathered newsprint solids, vintage ephemera, and a stacked newsprint alpha. But the highlight of this kit has to be all the sweet little details: ice cream, donuts, cupcakes, cake stands, macaroons, a bicycle, a table, and a cute little sweet shoppe. There are also plenty of buttons, banners, flowers, and frames to round out your scrapbook page. Whether you're telling stories of a bygone day, expressing thankfulness for time spent sharing treats with family, or celebrating milestones with mountains of ice cream, you'll love scrapping with Sweet Shoppe."
-Scraps N Pieces 

Polka Dot Chicks
"Love is the answer. All you need is love. Love wins. Family comes in all different forms. Love makes a family. Love is something every person has in common. Love matters most. Not all families are the same. Some families have a mom and dad, some have one dad, some have two dads, some have one mom, some have two moms, some have grandparents or aunts and uncles as the main caregiver, for some it might be a family friend. It’s the love that keeps the family going. I was inspired to make this kit after talking to my daughter Shelby and I was stuck for a theme and she suggested love and we picked out the colors and this is what we came up with."
-Polka Dot Chicks 
Marniejo's House of Scraps
"I am so very thankful for the simple life that my husband and I lead. We have time to spend doing the things that we enjoy. Talking to one another, making our feelings known brings us closrer together. Family is very important to us in this sped up world, there is plenty of time to spend with them. Since our life is less complicated we can just lock the door and go visiting. We were both brought up in a time when there was always time to lend a helping hand to those in need without leaving ourselves short. I am so blessed to be able to spend my life with someone who has the same values as me. Simply put, I am content. Here is hoping that you find peace and contentment in your life. That is what has inspired me to create "A Simple Life"."
-Marniejo's House of Scraps 

 Connie Prince
"Memories. From the most ordinary moments to huge life changing moments - our memories are what make up our life story. With the passing of time we lose loved ones, people may move away, or relationships end.  Oh, but the memories! Those are ours to keep and hold near to our heart! You can close your eyes anytime that you wish and remember the people and moments of your life and for that I am incredibly grateful!" -Connie Prince 

Aimee Harrison
"I am so thankful for my partner in life and the happiness he brings. I wanted to focus on him this month as we celebrate the many things we have to be thankful for in our lives." -Aimee Harrison 
Cutie Pie Scraps
"Road trips are special. Road trips are one of the best ways to freshen the mind and enjoy every moment with nature. They give us the much needed break from our daily routine and bring us closer to our family members and friends. I have gone on many road trips with my family and these trips give us a chance to spend quality time with our loved ones which we miss during our routine days. One of the most memorable trips I have been on with my family was our road trip to my grandparents’ place during our summer vacations. I took permission from my mother to travel alone with my friends and I was so excited yet nervous about this first ever solo road journey of mine and exploring new things was a unique experience for me." -Cutie Pie Scraps 

"One of the coolest things in this century is speedy DELIVERY and the ease of shopping online! How amazing is it that you can order something with a click of your mouse and it arrives to your doorstep within 2 days?! This SPECIAL DELIVERY Collection celebrates the fun of fast shipping. Whether you shop at stores, bid on auctions, or purchase a handmade craft, your front doorstep holds special deliveries, and this vibrant series will let you celebrate your packaged surprises!"-MagsGraphics 

Sugar Moon Designs
I'm always thankful for the seasons changing. I think that's such a wonderful experience to watch as the leaves change color in the autumn. By the time that autumn comes around I'm usually done with the heat of summer and I welcome the chilly nights, the rainy afternoons, the cozy sweaters, the warm baking goods and soups that autumn makes you crave. I love how autumn encourages us to reflect of the year that has passed, It gives us the chance to witness again the cycle of death and the promise of rebirth. We know that things are going to get frozen and barren in the winter, but autumn gives us one last burst of spectacular beauty before going to sleep and promises to greet us again in the spring. I hope my kit has captured some of the colors and joy of the autumn, and inspires you to save some special memories with it." -Sugar Moon Designs 

Couric Designs
"Thanksgiving is a chance for families to gather together, to share experiences and to enjoy being with one another. Everyone can find something to be grateful for no matter what the situation is at the moment. I am grateful to have family to share with during the holidays. The tradition of Thanksgiving dinner serves as a reminder of friends and family, of past times and memories that might otherwise be forgotten. Sharing and learning about one another is priceless. We love to share our beloved experiences about loved ones still with us and those who are still alive only in our hearts." -Couric Designs 
 Shmooangel Designs
"Exploring forests without a particular destination in mind, taking in the sights and sounds of birds, animals, and trees, with the scent of moss and ferns in the breeze—being in nature is one of the few places you can feel fully unplugged and your cares just drop away. During quiet moments in nature, you can feel the pulse and breath of the planet in bird songs and frog calls and the wind in the trees, the living earth shows us every day all the ways that we are all connected and interdependent."
-Shmooangel Designs 

Tami Miler Designs
"I'm so thankful for my family. My husband, who works so hard to provide for us, and is endlessly supportive of me. My children, who are such loving kids and work hard to be successful in life, and my extended family, all of my best friends are family. I have the best family a woman could ask for!" -Tami Miller Designs 

PattyB Scraps
"It is sometimes hard to express the gratitude we feel for that amazing friend. The friend that is there for us, no matter what. I am blessed to have such a friend in my life." -PattyB Scraps 
Kathryn Estry
"Grandkids, such a blessing! I loved being a mom more than anything else in this world, and now I'm getting to do it all over again (sort of) with my 5 Littles, as I call them. There is so much joy snuggling up with them and a good book, playing silly games with them, singing with them, and watching them discover their world. Thank you, Lord, for my grandkids!" -Kathryn Estry 

Meryl Bartho
"I am so thankful for modern technology which enables us to freeze precious family moments in time - the wonderful cameras we have, amazing graphics programs to create beautiful scrapbook pages to preserve the memories & stories for future generations. I am also so thankful for our wonderful photographer friend, Dean, with whom we have had a number of photoshoots over the years. 
With a grateful heart, I was inspired to create this kit which I hope you too, will love to use to create beautiful pages for your family." -Meryl Bartho 

FranB Designs
"I love video games... I've been playing since they were in the very early stages, I even played Pong! In the 1990s I played an online game called Realm where we killed monsters. One game friend wanted to meet and eventually we married and are very happy together over 20 years later! So I wanted to share my love of video games with some classic games and some more recent favorites!" -FranB Designs 

LLL Creations
"Good friends are like family. Lifelong friends are people you are comfortable with even after long separations. You've shared some great times and you will always feel close to them. These type of friends are precious. Scrap the moments that you have together. Scrap your past memories. Be thankful that you have these friends in your life.  I am so thankful to have these friends in my life!" -LLL Creations 
"I am so thankful for nature being so beautiful with it's luxurious and changing vegetation each season and it's beautiful animals. I am thankful for the tranquility and calm of the forests and for its magical atmosphere. It's a real pleasure to go for a walk with my dogs." -Kastagnette