Sunday, July 21, 2019

Scrapping My Everyday with Memory Mosaic

Hi, my name is Joy.  I am the designer behind, Memory Mosaic here at My Memories.  Welcome to the 4th post in my Blog Series “Scrapping my Everyday”.  I find that it is fairly easy to make special pages for all those big, special events in our lives, but when it comes to making a page about our everyday life, or the “mundane” it becomes a bit trickier.

This Month our family celebrates several birthdays.  My husband, 1 son-in-law and 3 of my grandchildren all have birthdays in July. Also for all of us in the USA, we had the 4th of July to celebrate.  These events are always fun to scrap. So what about those spontaneous, simple things. 

We have 2 of our Grand Children visiting, and one evening we just decided to light a fire in the fire pit in the back yard, and roast hot dogs and make s’mores. It was nothing spectacular, but a fun memory was made.  This first layout was made to highlight this fun evening. 
I used my “Woodland Adventures Bundle” and “Woodland Adventures Frame Set” to make the layout.

The last week of June and first week of July, my family spent in Ecuador, (where we have lived the last 30 years, up until 16 months ago when we lost my Mom).  The 2 weeks were emotional and exhausting as we sorted through the pieces that had made up our life.  When you are as sentimental as me, there are precious memories associated with just about everything you own. I knew it was impossible to keep everything, and many of the things we didn’t need, back at our home in the States, as we already had plenty.  I decided to take photos of some of the items and record the special memory associated with each one.  The casserole dish in this second layout is not anything extra special in itself, but it was special to me, because many years ago, when I was back in the US on a furlough, and really in need of such dishes, a favorite Aunt took me shopping at a warehouse store, and bought it for me.  Every time I have used the dish over the years, I have remembered that special time and the love we shared.  For this layout I used a Quick Page made with my Morning Glory collection.

One of the blessings of living in the US for me, is the fact that while we don’t actually live really close to any of our grown children and grandchildren, we are within 1 driving day of each of them. As I mentioned before we have enjoyed having 2 of our 12 grandchildren visiting us for a couple weeks.  One thing they always look forward to when visiting Nana and Papa, is getting Mrs. Miller’s Donuts.  These are seriously the largest donuts I have ever seen.  My 3rd layout, was made to remember eating donuts together.  I used another Quick Page to make this layout. My New Beginnings Quick Page 1
I am hosting 2 challenges on the My Memories Forum.  The first challenge is "Scrapping My Everyday".

I want to challenge you to be inspired to make a layout highlighting some of those everyday things.  If you make a layout and post it in the challenge thread by July 31, I will send you a link for this Paper Pack.    

The 2nd challenge, started July 16 and is my monthly “Sketch Challenge”.  Each month I supply you with a sketch for an idea, and challenge you to scrap about a particular theme.  I also put the links for my blog, where you can grab my Monthly Blog Train Freebie along with all the links for the rest of this month’s train. 

Hope to see your beautiful layouts in my challenge threads, in the My Memories Forum.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Why Scrapbooking? with QueenBrat Designs 
Welcome back to my blog series about "Why Scrapbooking?" This time I have chosen Allows you to express yourself as our project.

To begin your scrapping project you will need the following:

1. A digital software program capable of opening .jpg and .png files. I recommend My Memories Suite. You can purchase the latest version of this software at You can use my code STMMMS64124 and save $10 on your purchase.

2. Gather your photos. This is your chance to use a series of photos or if you have one photo that tells the whole story that is great!

3. A scanner to scan your photos onto your computer.

4. Digital graphics that include digital backgrounds and embellishments (flowers, frames, ribbons, bows, etc…) to decorate your scrapbook page. I have oodles of digital graphic scrap kits available for sell in my store here with themes for holidays, sports, love, memories, and much more.

5. A cup of coffee and some creative inspiration!

Are you ready to give today’s project a try?

I’ve chosen a few different layouts for my “Allows you to express yourself” pages as examples to show you.

This layout was made using a retired kit called “Lil Miss Princess”. For anyone that might want to use this kit you can snag it at MyMemories for free until the end of July. 

This layout was made using my kit “Love Me”. It’s available as a Combo kit, Bundle kit, or grab the individual packs. 

This layout was made using my kit “Cherish~Celebrate~Remember”. It’s available as a Combo kit, Bundle kit, or grab the individual packs.

I hope you enjoyed the third post in my “Why Scrapbooking” series. The next installment is coming soon!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

MyMemories July 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! 

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! 


Meet Featured Designer Maggie from MagsGraphics! 
*excludes current exclusive collection: Backyard Games*

Here are some of my favorite products!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Christmas in July at MyMemories!

Our awesome designers have marked down a few of their Christmas kits, so have yourself a merry little Christmas in July week!

Shop up to 50% off from July 15-20. Just click on the images!

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