Monday, February 24, 2020

1 Week Only-Free Kit from Meg Scott Studio


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 My Little One by Meg Scott Studio. As Meg's youngest child is now out of the home, she can't help reflecting back on when her daughter was little and all of those precious memories. She created My Little One to celebrate children when they are little. With an adorable owl, elephant, whale, flowers, ribbons, buttons, and so much more! Normally priced at $5.99, this kit includes 46 papers, 78 embellishments, and 308 monograms.

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 February24MGSS (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 24-March 1, so make sure to get it before this offer expires!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Inspired by the Numbers with Marie H Designs 

Hello everyone! It is Marie aka Marie H Designs and I am here with a new blog post that is part of my blog series “Inspired by” and today it is “Inspired by the Numbers”. When we create a scrapbooking page it is to tell a story, capture a memory and show it to everyone. It is a combination of words, photos, colors… but how about telling a story with numbers.

We are surrounded by numbers; the time, dates, age, measures, so why not playing with these numbers and add them in our scrapbook layout.

You can add it into your title to mark a milestone, to enhance a birthday and you can also add details to your layout with the same number to give it more weight.

This layout by Tammy is a good example of using numbers many times in her layout to tell the story of her layout.

You can use it in your title also instead of words to give more strength to it. In this layout by myself I used the number “3” instead of the word to attract it to the photo. This was the first photo of my 3 daughters together after my little one was born and the number 3 became a reality and I wanted to point it out. So I made the number very big on a corner with the rest of the words to attract the eye on the photo.

This is a special layout for my daughter who is struggling in school due to her dyslexia and she was so happy to be finally in 3rd grade.

We are surrounded by numbers and it can be a good idea to use them in our layouts to tell a story, to enhance your photos. You can use monogram numbers but you can always make your own with papers, crop elements and ephemera that has numbers in it to create new elements… the possibilities are endless.

So how are you inspired by numbers? Do you have a number you like to scrap more than others? For myself, I realized that I tend to use the number 3 a lot.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

*New* Photobook Tutorial on our YouTube!


Hey there suite peeps! 

We have updated the tutorial "Ordering a Photobook" on our YouTube page! This video shows you how to take one of your wonderful My Memories Suite albums and order a professionally printed and bound photobook! Our awesome Bradley walks you through the steps from the beginning to the end when you would submit the order. For information on print products please click HERE.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Using Standard Templates in MMS with MagsGraphics

Hey MyMemories Friends!
This is Mags from MagsGraphics - here to share some scrappy fun with you! Today, I’m going to show you how to use standard “TEMPLATES” in MyMemories Suite!

When you purchase a Template from another scrap store, you usually get the templates in .TIFF, .PSD, and individual PNGS. MyMemories is NOT compatible with .TIFF or .PSD, BUT there IS a workaround to use the PNG files!

This Video Tutorial uses MyMemories Suite Software (Save $10 OFF the purchase price with this code: STMMMS90118) and the “Home & Heart” collection by me - available at MyMemories.

Open MyMemories Suite and click “Design.”
When you first open MMS, you should get a splash screen. If not, click on File → NEW, and that splash screen will appear. Choose DESIGN and then CREATE.


You can use any set of PNGs from a Template, but if you want to work with the same ones that I use in this tutorial, download HERE. (Extract and save to your computer.)

Watch this Video.

For those who prefer WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS, here are the basics.
  1. Use the Embellishments Tab on the left-side menu to navigate to the folders where the PNG files are kept from the template you want to use.
  2. Once you can see them, drag and drop them one-by-one IN ORDER (bottom to top!) onto your page.
  3. Using the LEFT-side menu, click on the layers tab. Scroll down to the layer you want to work with, and select that layer. (YOU NEED to use the Layers Tab because the large areas of transparency on each layer prohibit you from selecting a lower layer just by clicking on the canvas.
  4. With your layer selected, on the right-side menu, under the EMBELLISHMENTS tab, click on PHOTO (this will allow you to add a JPG to cover that PNG file. Navigate to where you keep the papers for the kit you are using, and select. We are using the “PHOTO” option because photos and papers are jpg files and is all the same to MyMemories Suite. If you install all of your content INTO the MyMemories Suite software, then you will choose the “PAPER” icon instead of “PHOTO.”
  5. The paper you have selected will, in essence, cover the PNG file. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for each layer of your template.
  6. The tiny buttons, flowers, etc. are really just place holders. Delete or hide those layers, and add the embellishments of your choice in their spots.

Keep in mind that MyMemories has a HUGE selection of Album Templates, Photobook Templates, and Page Builders that are specifically created for use and easy customization in MyMemories Suite. But, if you happen across a standard template that you really like elsewhere in “digi land,” you now know how to use adapt them for use in MMS!

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


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1 Week Only-Free Kit from Connie Prince

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 Good Vibes Only by Connie Prince. Some days are definitely easier than others and I've learned that having a positive attitude even during those not so happy times is crucial. Take a moment to inhale the good energy and exhale the bad! Good Vibes Only is a cheer-filled collection that will instantly make your layouts feel better! Normally priced at $5.99, this kit includes 24 papers, 61 embellishments, and 76 monograms.

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 February17CPDS (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 17-23, so make sure to get it before this offer expires!

Meet Featured Designer Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Market Cross!'s_Market_Cross's_Market_Cross

Hi! I’m Elizabeth! I grew up in Florida and now live in Texas, but I feel like I belong in England (and my DNA results agree). My store name – Market Cross – comes from the historical structures that served as trading markers, usually in a town centre. People would buy and sell wares at the designated market cross – such as the ‘Poultry Cross’ or the ‘Butter Cross’ – you get the idea!

This is the Poultry Cross in Salisbury –

Be sure and check out Mixed Bag at the Market Cross in the My Memories forum for my monthly free word art challenge, and the other odd challenge mixed in occasionally!

I’ll always be a dog lover, but my favorite non-pet animals are crocodilians and tapirs. The television show I won’t miss is Survivor, and I am passionate about organizing! I’ve started a blog called Clutter Croc ( so check that out if you want to declutter and organize with me! Don’t worry – I’m not giving up scrapbook designing – art is my first love. But you can find some free printables over on my organizing blog which you might like!

One of my favorite design elements would be edge overlays; I use them on most of my layouts. You can stack them, recolor them, reverse or flip them – so many options! I have plenty to choose from in my shop, but I really love the ones called Gold Rush because the metallic shine really stands out. However, I wanted to give you a new never-before-in-store set as a gift – so be sure and grab the set of five 12 x 12 edge overlays known as Copper Strike! The rest of the pieces in the sample layout come from the kit Dreamer. 

My Facebook page will also have other freebies such as the monthly blog train:

See my kits on Pinterest:

And during my Featured Designer listing, everything in my store will be 33% off, so check that out here:'s_Market_Cross's_Market_Cross

Thanks for stopping by the My Memories Blog to read about me – I know your time is precious!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

MyMemories February 2020 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!


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!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Designer Tip from QueenBrat Designs


Hey folks!
Are you a fan of changing your desktop background?  Did you know you can make your own personal background using the My Memories Suite software?  Today we will have some fun and make our own backgrounds!

This tutorial is written using the My Memories Suite software and my new collection "Country Valentine". You can get the My Memories Suite Software here.  Be sure to use my code STMMMS64124 when ordering and save $10.  Country Valentine is available at:

So, let's get started.
1. Right click on your desk top.
2. Click Display Settings.
3. You should see your "Display Resolution".  Write it down. This is the size of your background that you want to make.
4.  Open your My Memories Software.
5.  On your welcome box click on Auto Build.


6. When the Professional Print Options box pops up go to the bottom of the box. Under Custom Size change your units to pixels and put in the correct width and height for your screen resolution.


 7. When the Auto Build box pops up click cancel.

8. Select a background of your choice. I selected one of the print papers because we will be leaving it showing around the edges. (The gray area.)
9.  Select a second background as an element (on the left) and add it to your graphic.  I used a solid for this.  Size it to fit inside the gray area.


10.  Proceed to decorate with photos and embellishments just like you do a layout.
11.  When finished go to "share > export > save as .jpg or .png".
12   Locate where you saved your desktop background.  Right click and set as your background.

Here is my final project with my favorite Valentine's, Riley and Remington.  


With this style of background I place my Icons on the printed border and have the center open so that I can see my grandbabies.

This is the 'Country Valentine' collection that I used in this designer tip:

I have lots of kits in my store that would be suitable to make desktop backgrounds. Please check them out!

Until next time!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Get Inspired by February Exclusives!


All Exclusive products on sale for 50% off! Sale ends Sunday 2/16 at midnight!

It's that time of the month...for new Exclusive releases!
Wowsers...our Exclusive designers have outdone themselves yet again! February's Exclusive designs encompass so many emotions and moments we experience in our life! We have fun with kits that focus on unicorns, pirates, princesses, and the childhood past time of dressing up. We have outings to the slopes and a cozy winter retreat or you could head on over to sunny California! These beautiful kits also center around life having color, joy, falling in love, expressing your love, and the joy of experiencing childhood. And life would not be complete without those moments that were not so easy such as believing in yourself, being persistent and persevering when it would be so much easier not to, and one of the most difficult experiences...the loss of a loved one.

Below you will find a sample layout, a little write-up from the designer about their creation, and kit previews. Hopefully as you take a look around you will be struck with inspiration to chronicle your own journey!
Tami Miller Designs
"Another in my Words to Live By Series! Persistence-a good word to live by. Don't give up, ever! You'll reach your goals by persistence. This bundle is full of beautiful teals, reds, pinks and neutrals. Perfect for those milestones in life that you and loved ones are reaching for."
-Tami Miller Designs

"Have you seen the TV Show, THIS IS US?  This collection was inspired by the song that Jack (Kate and Toby's son) sings last season on stage called "Memorized". It just really touched my heart and I wanted to capture that feeling of love in my newest collection.  Hop onto Youtube to check out the clip."

Marniejo's House of Scraps
"Remember as a child, dressing up in big people's clothes was exciting?  Mom used to get quite upset with me when I would play with her wedding gown.  Jewelry was especially fun to play with because it was so shiny.  At my Baba's there were two cubby holes where a treasure trove of vintage clothes could be found.  That was the first place I would head when we visited.  What special memories do you have of playing dress up?"
-Marniejo's House of Scraps

Shmooangel Designs
"It's winter and it's time to hit the slopes.  Whether you're a skier or a snowboarder, there's no better feeling than taking that first glorious run on a crisp winter morning.  This kit is perfect for documenting all your family ski trips, teaching the kids to ski or any of your outdoor, winter activities."
-Shmooangel Designs

Polka Dot Chicks
"Life. (In color).  Best way to document your daily life is in color and happy!  Live boldly and in color and hug often.  Life. (In Color) can go with almost any other kit (like Life. (in Black and White) that was released in January) when you just need a pop of color, fun, and whimsy.  Time to live life colorfully and boldly!"
-Polka Dot Chicks

PattyB Scraps
"Those that we love are the focus of this digital scrapbooking collection; counting the ways, with our journaling on the pages with our precious photos.  Acknowledge the love for friends and family, telling the story; passing on the legacy.  Create a tribute layout to a parent or other ancestor."
-PattyB Scraps

LLL Creations
"This series is dedicated to my husband who I lost in November 2019.  Grieving is overwhelming.  It comes at you out of nowhere, at any time of the day or night and takes your breath away.  I am thankful I have a lot of photos of him to scrap.  I find it helps to go through all of my photos and remember all of the great times we shared.  I will never stop grieving but I'm hoping the pain will lesson with time."
-LLL Creations

Cutie Pie Scraps
"California will have you packing your bags for a visit to the golden state.  "California Trip", my new kit, is related to best of travel collection memories. This kit has beautiful colors and fun theme elements with papers.  This is the perfect collection to document your vacation photos and so much more!"
-Cutie Pie Scraps

Meryl Bartho
"Named for our gorgeous grandson Daniel (who features in the sample layout) this versatile bundle in the soft shades of aqua, mustard, brown with lovely neutrals will help you create many very beautiful pages & not just for boys!"
-Meryl Bartho

Kathryn Estry
"We know and love the Bible verses, "Love is patient, love is kind..." 1 Corinthians 13 is a letter written by Paul to his church in Corinth.  His words give us a clear picture of love.  I'm excited to see the pages you make with the verses, hearts, and crosses in this Biblical collection about love.  Make sure to share them in the Gallery section of our MyMemories forums."
-Kathryn Estry

Songbird Scraps Designs
"I was such a girly girl growing up and I was blessed to have two daughters.  Being a Princess was always a fun dream and fun to play dress up with my dolls.  This kit is based on those sweet dreams and colors of those memories."
-Songbird Scraps Designs

FranB Designs
"The first in a series of coordinating products and themes, Mix & Match 1: Joy is a beautiful kit with bold colors, some grunge and some quirky, suitable for all your joyful, happy momemts and for everyday use!"
-FranB Designs

Aimee Harrison
"Winter Retreat is perfect to scrap your cabin photos, outdoor winter photos and fireside photos. It reminds me of when I was staying in a cabin on Mount Hood in Oregon with its coziness and fireside memories."
-Aimee Harrison

Connie Prince
"This collection was largely inspired by the song, Greatest Love Story by LANCO.  The cutest little green pickup truck and other farmhouse themed items lend a fun twist to the romantic theme!  Perfect for you to share your own great love story!"
-Connie Prince

Couric Designs
"This playful kit of unicorns was made for those magical photos of your darling girls. Unicorns are considered to be gentle, beautiful creatures. We love to use our imagination to dream of far away magical places. The legend of the elusive unicorn was depicted in the earliest art forms and was thought to provide healing and protection."
-Couric Designs

"A joyful kit full of love and pretty colors, fun with its funny little characters that are perfect for highlighting your love of pirates!
With Valentine's Day and carnival coming up soon, you can scrap the photos of your children disguised as princesses and pirates."

Sugar Moon Designs
"Winter Love is the perfect kit for feeling warm in your heart on a cold day - or night! This kit might be frosty but it's full of love and fun that will melt even the iciest heart! This bundle comes with beautiful papers, cute snowmen, playful raccoons, five different colored alphas, perfect word arts to set off your pages and a ton more embellishments to create the most memorable layouts!"
-Sugar Moon Designs

ADB Designs
"Love Hoo is a playful and delightful Valentine’s Day collection ready to help you scrap all types of family and friend photos. The color palette is a cheerful mix of pink, red, green, blue, orange and aqua, touched with black and white accents. Though made for Valentine’s Day, you can use this kit year round with its fun mix of elements and papers."
-ADB Designs

Digi Deborah Designs
"If you are an empowered woman you are someone who knows her strengths and isn't afraid to embrace them.  To be empowered means to be in control of your life, aware of your capabilities, and ready to take on even your biggest dreams.  This collection is all about celebrating your strengths, powering through hard times, and reaching your ultimate goals.  Empowerment isn't a destination, it's a journey!"
-Digi Deborah Designs