Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Scrapping from A-Z with Kathryn Estry

Hi!  I'm Kathryn, and I design for My Memories.  I am now in my sixth 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 ...

Kaleidoscope of Colors!

Most layouts we make focus on just a couple of pretty colors or maybe 3 or 4.  This time, let's see what we can do with a kaleidoscope of colors.  That's right.  We're looking at collections and layouts with lots and lots of colors! Since many of my kits are on the cute side, it was easy for me to find collections and layouts to share with you that have a Kaleidoscope of Colors.  For this post, I looked at primary colors, pastel colors, magical colors, and more.  

It's winter now in where many of us live, and primary colors are ablaze in Slippery Slopes.  

Enjoy these colorful, wintery layouts by Kabra and Lana.

Spring is around the corner, we hope, and I'd love to show you pretty layouts with springy colors by Donna and Lana.

I used very similar colors in this next collection, and because of the crazy colors of the animals, I had to include Rainbow Safari in this post.  Kabra made the first layout, and I made the second one shown here.

We all enjoy magical holidays, right?  In my Magical Holiday collection, I definitely used a kaleidoscope of colors.  I made the first layout here, and Donna created this cute layout with Daisy Duck.

I'll wrap up this post with a kaleidoscope of sweet colors in The Candy Jar. 

Enjoy these oh, so sweet layouts by Lana and Penny.

Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show me a layout that you've made with a kaleidoscope of colors!

Monday, February 6, 2023

Free Weekly Kit by Featured Designer: Traci Vanover Designs


We would love to welcome
Traci Vanover Designs as this week's Featured Designer!

Layout out from Little Cherubs
Where do you call home?
I live in Indiana, with my husband and a little Yorkshire Terrier diva named Zoe.

Aside from the necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
Hands down, it would be music. For me, it is integral to the creative process, and I always have Spotify running on my computer.

What movie could you quote the best?
It isn't unusual for movie quotes to be tossed around in daily conversation at our house. It's hard to pick just one, but if I had to, I'd probably say A Christmas Story. Who doesn't love Ralphie Parker?

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It would invariably be something Mexican. It has to include chips, salsa and a margarita!

What is your favorite book?
This is another really tough one. I am crazy about Alice in Wonderland, and have collected several editions over the years. But another one that I dearly love is The Monster at the End of This Book, by Jon Stone. If you aren't familiar with it, it is a Sesame Street book, featuring Grover. It is just such a charming story!

To finish off we would love to share some of Traci Vanover Designs' favorite layouts:

Layout out from Embrace the Chill
Layout out from Christmas Cocoa
Layout out from Cotton Candy Christmas
Layout out from Groovy Gerbera
Layout out from Valentine Gnomes
How do you get even more bang for your buck?
Spend $20 or more and receive this kit from
Traci Vanover Designs for free!

*Must use promo code at checkout to receive free kit.


This week's free kit is Be My Swee-Tea by Traci Vanover Designs.  This piping hot kit is infused with elements to embrace your hot love for your valentine.  Warm colors and cute elements make this kit a sweet choice to chronicle your everlasting love with someone special by creating beautiful layouts!  Normally priced at $5.49, the kit includes 10 papers and 35 elements.

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 February6TVAN (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 February 6-12, so make sure to get it before this offer expires!
Other kits by Traci Vanover Designs:

Use-it-All Challenge with Karen Schulz Designs


Please join me for the Use-it-All Challenge this month!  

February is the month when we typically think of those we love. But are you loving yourself too?

Embrace your quirks and your style. Love your potential and that you have been created for a purpose. Love being silly. Love being serious. And above all else, own who you are!

It's so interesting and inspirational to see how we can all use the same papers and elements, yet create totally different scrapbook pages or projects. That is the thought which prompted this challenge.

The rules for this challenge are simple, so put on your creative hat and have fun!

Challenge Rules:

1. Download this zip file from my shop.

2. Your Challenge is to create a scrapbook page OR project or some sort (poster, greeting card, hybrid project) using all of the papers & elements included in the download.

3. You MAY use other pieces from any of my kits/collections, but you MUST use all of the pieces within this download.

4. Post your layout in the  February Use-it-All Challenge thread and also in the Challenge Gallery.

The Download coordinates with my Featured Collection this month, LOVE YOURSELF Purchase the entire Collection for just $10.99 during the month of February, or save 30% on the Kit and individual packs.

I look forward, as always, to seeing what you create!

Karen Schulz

There's also a Love Yourself Add-On that you can pick up for FREE to add to your Love Yourself Products. 

I look forward to seeing what you create!
Karen Schulz

Saturday, February 4, 2023

DYL: Embrace Collection (& gifts) from Diane, ADB Designs


My Embrace Digital Scrapbooking Collection is the classic Valentine's Day collection!  

With a soft color palette of coral, pink, browns, gold & greens, the elements are full of romance: flowers, sweet word strips, hearts, & so much more. While perfect for commemorating St. Valentine's Day, this collection would work equally well for babies, date night, anniversary, wedding or other celebrations. 

Scrapbooking Prompts / Question 158
  • Scrap a soft, romantic moment in your life.
  • Scrap a heritage baby photo.
  • Scrap a heritage wedding photo.
I have a gift for you from this lovely Collection: a wonderful frame cluster created by Creative Team member, Lana. Just click on the preview to go to my store and add it to your shopping cart.

Be sure to keep scrolling for information on additional gifts from this collection!

I hope you find inspiration from the layouts of my awesome Creative Team. Here are their layouts along with the previews from the collection.

I am so pleased when I see layouts created with my collections.  I would love to have you share them with me via one or both of my challenge threads in the forum.

Check my forum challenges for more gifts from this collection (and others)! 

Documenting Your Life Challenge (posted yesterday,  Friday Feb 3)

MyMemories Newsletter Gift yesterday, Friday Feb 3

MyMemories "Share The Memories" Gift (available the week of Feb 13) Check my blog every Monday for the current gifts. 

There will be THREE more gifts from this collection, and MORE from other collections on my blog during the MyMemories Blogtrain that starts Feb 16 and runs through the 28.

Again, here is the link to my Blog and the MyMemories Blogtrain.

Happy scrapping!