Saturday, January 16, 2021

MyMemories January 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 January's beautiful kits!

#4C474B, #01A0A9, #CBD9D3, #A1B29A, #D3CBBB, #E7D7B6

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

*January Blog Train ends January 31st*

PattyB Scraps

Designs by Lisa Minor

ADB Designs

Over the Fence Designs

Karen Schulz

Digi Deborah Designs

Aimee Harrison

Kathryn Estry Designs

Caroline B.

Mystery Scraps

WinksArt Graphics

LLL Creations

A Giving Heart Studio

PrettyJuScrap

Shmooangel Designs

Happy Scrap Arts

Cutie Pie Scraps

Elizabeth's Market Cross

Connie Prince

Marie H Designs

Louise L

Carolyn’s Scrap Creations

QueenBrat Digital Designs

PS Digital Memories

Mariscrap

Songbird Scraps Designs

Pat Scrap

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Featured Designer: PrettyJuScrap

 


Hi!  My name is Julie. I'm 46 and I am from Qu├ębec, Canada. So, my language is French.  I work full time (working with people who have intellectual disabilities) so designing is my free time project.

I've been designing digital scrapbooking kits since 2009 and I have been a part of MyMemories for many years. I love to work with themes and draw my own elements. I work using Paint Shop Pro 2019 on Windows 10. 




To celebrate me as the featured designer I have my whole store on sale for 50% off!

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Documenting Your Life with ADB Designs

 

There is an assumption that "heritage kits" need to be vintage-y in order to be "proper" heritage kits. I am here to tell you, they do not.  You can use almost any kit/collection for a heritage page  You do need to use a kit that compliments your photos and your journaling, but really ... that is all.

My heritage on my mother's side is Scandinavian.   We are primarily Swedes but there are some Finns, Laplanders, Danes and Norwegians as well.  When I created my new Scandinavian Winter collection I knew I could use it for my heritage pages but many other scrappers, with no Scandinavian heritage, could use it to scrap their contemporary winter photos of family and friends. 

Q115 - Prompts
Create a page about your heritage using a kit/collection in your stash that was not created for that purpose.
Use one of my gifts (from my series here or from my forum challenges) to create a page about YOU.

HERE is a gift for you created from the Scandinavian Winter Collection. 



Here is a look at the Scandinavian Winter Collection and layouts from my Creative Team. Just a note, some of my team are Scandinavian's too, and one lives in Lapland/Finland.  Some of the CT pages are contemporary winter layouts and some are heritage pages. ENJOY!

























Wishing you a wonderful 2021 with much better days than 2020.
Happy Scrapping!
Diane



Thursday, December 31, 2020

 


Hello folks and welcome to the first installment of my new blog series "QueenBrat's Journal:  Confessions of a Scrapping Junkie".  Yes, I am a scrapping junkie!  I see in layouts.  I dream of scrap kits.  I see palettes in everyday life...lol.

The topics of this blog series could range from just about anything that inspires my scrapping from a great layout that I see to a fabulous kit that I want to use to a picture that is in need of being the subject of a scrap page.  I hope you enjoy this series!

So my first confession is about my favorite type of scrap page layout and why I like this one so much.  Looking back through all of the single scrap pages that I have made over the years I have by far scrapped 'white space' pages the most.

There are several reasons that I like them:

1. By grouping the elements of your page together, you can draw attention to the most important things on the page.  For me that is  usually the picture that I am scrapping.

2.  It's simple and clean without being boring.

3. It allows a photo to take the focal point when you don't want or need journaling to do that job.

4.  It's not time consuming when you only have a short time to do some scrapping.

So, with little time left to pull this blog post together and looking at old pictures of my granddaughter, Remi Jade, I thought this would be the perfect time to get a few of this pictures scrapped.


I have included for you a 'white space' template for you if you should need it.  

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lwat0n7mt3vc7ao/AAA3UNsZT5JYnGB_G3i91vOya?dl=0

Okay, so just a few rules for a 'white space' layout before you get started.

1.  White space is also known as negative space, and is that part of a layout that isn’t filled with elements. 

2.  It doesn’t need to be white, just empty.  You can make your background whatever color suits your needs.

Keep in mind that white space is an effective design element because it allows the eyes to rest. It also helps to emphasize the elements that are there, thus pulling the viewer in.


This first one is a layout I pulled together and I apologize I don't have a kit to offer you to make it yourselves.  I matched the different elements to the teal in her clothes and the ornaments in the picture.  I will put a pretty teal and glitter kit on my 'to do' kit for next year ;)


My second example was made using my new 'A Farmhouse Christmas' kit.  You can find it exclusively at My Memories in my store.


I hope you enjoyed this blog entry.

Until next time...

Stay safe!

Stay healthy!

And above all have fun scrapping!

Renee'



Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Featured Designer: Florju Designs

 



Hello everyone, I am the designer behind Florju Designs and I am very passionate about the digiscrap universe!  I have been designing for several years and my store here at MyMemories has designs that are unique and diverse with styles such as classic, vintage, modern, and childish.  You will be able to use my collections to highlight your best memories and easily make beautiful albums to cherish for years to come.

I used my new Fall Collection to create this page about myself highlighting my two favorite loves - hiking and scrapping!  Head on over to my store HERE to see all of my other fun and diverse collections.





Monday, December 28, 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.

J is for ...

Jurscrappic!

Boy and girl photos would be fun with my Jurscrappic Park collection!  Thanks to my wonderful Creative Team ladies, Donna, Kabra, Lana, Liz, Lori, Pia, Rochelle, Tanja, and Yvonne for sharing their layouts!






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


Saturday, December 26, 2020

Designer Tip by Connie Prince

Have you ever considered scrapbooking a journal of your own life?  Think of what a treasure this would be for your loved ones!  There are a few ideas that have been around for years.  The first being Project 365, where you take a photo for each day of the year.  Another is 52 Weeks - where you create a layout that includes highlights and a weekly summary.  The easier approach may be to do a monthly entry!  Whatever you choose it would be fun to look back on for years to come to remember the little and big things in your life!

My CT Member Kelly does an amazing job each year of recording things that she has done, seen, or enjoyed throughout the year.  She uses the weekly approach.  Here are some examples of her layouts from this year.











With 2021 fast approaching, maybe you will decide to chronicle your year through layouts and have your own complete album at the end of the year.   Daily, weekly, or monthly - the sky is the limit!

Thank you so much & I hope that you and yours enjoy the holiday season and have a very Happy New Year!
-Connie Prince