Tuesday, February 16, 2021

My Memories February Blog Train

 


Time to ride the blog train...whoo whoo!  Join the designers at MyMemories on this month's blog train!


Here is the color palette used to create February's beautiful kits!

#c5977d, #febde8, #5ac8d9, #ff3bbc, #e7c6b3, #85776c

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:
1. Visit each designer’s blog or FB posting for their preview & special link
2. Click on the link provided you will then be taken to their MyMemories store
3. Place their gift in your shopping cart
4. Check out when you have all the gifts collected

Monday, February 1, 2021

Documenting Your Life by ADB Designs

Men in Top Hats is one of my heritage collections created with a focus on men, and in this collection, the eras when the ubiquitous head covering for men was a top hat. The top hat was a favorite for working class and society men from the early 1800s through the 1930s and is still seen today in very formal settings. 

Q116/prompt

Look through your family photos for those of men and scrap about the person shown. Devote a whole page and be sure to include information about the era and how what your ancestor was wearing is revealing to their occupation or social status. 

There are many websites that cover historical timelines and can help you understand the world in which your ancestors lived. Including this information on your page will help others to understand as well.

I am happy to share with you a page starter to help you get started, just click on the preview to go to my store and pick it up.


Here are the previews to this large collection and layouts from my Creative Team to help inspire you as you create your own pages.










Here are the previews to this large collection and layouts from my Creative Team to help inspire you as you create your own pages.
























Happy Scrapping!
Diane
ADB Designs








Saturday, January 30, 2021

Designer Tip by Connie Prince

How many times have you returned home from an outing or event and thought, “oh no, I forgot to take any photos”?  It has happened to me more than I would like to admit, especially as a scrapbooker.  However, if you get creative you can still document the event and preserve the story!


Lorraine wanted to document her fond memories of her childhood visits to her grandparent’s farm.  She had no photographs of those visits, but she had the story in her mind and through her heartfelt journaling and a little help from Google Maps image she was able to create a layout that I am certain her family will cherish!  Farmhouse Winter is the collection that she used for this layout.



With a new year we all have probably made new promises and goals for our lives.  Cindy created a layout about her plans and how she will remain accountable this year.  She used my Working On Me collection and the brick wall background instead of a photo added texture and a nice focal point for her layout.  



I thought that Bernice did an awesome job using a couple of historical marker photos on her Tennessee layout.  Even if she wouldn’t have had her own personal photographs for this, you can typically find information and even photographs of historical places / markers with an internet search!  She used Travelogue Tennessee to create her layout about Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.



A lot of times a collection will contain a background or element that can serve as the focal point for your layout / story.  In the following layout about Star Gazing the background paper really provides an eye-catching backdrop for the story being told!  Collection used is In The Stars.



Do you journal with pen / paper?  Tend to keep ephemera like tickets, brochures, etc?  Incorporate those into a layout to remember those important moments and thoughts.  This layout documents Lorraine’s spiritual journey and things that she wants to strive for in the new year.  A small photo of her actual journal notes along with amazing journaling on the layout pair for a really awesome layout!  The layout as created using Working On Me.



I hope that this article gives you a few ideas of ways to share your story even without the “perfect photo”.  Thank you so much for reading along.


Connie Prince

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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.

K is for ...

King!

I have 3 kits that fit perfectly with this theme.

King of Kings celebrates Jesus. Robin, Judith, and Laramie created these pretty pages with King of Kings.



Lion Around, you have my funny lion who is king of the jungle.

Terry, Donna, and Monica show how fun this kit can be.



One more kit you might use for a lion layout is my Cookout Ant-ics kit.  You'll find this word art that says King of the Grill.


Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show us a king in your layout!