Saturday, October 19, 2019

Designer Tip from Becky's Creations


 
 How To Make Custom SVG Shapes Compatible With MyMemories Suite 

Have you ever come across a custom shape that would not work with your MyMemories Suite software? Not all SVG files are created the same, and some do not work with MMS. You can fix this, and I am going show you how.

If you are not sure about how to load SVG shapes into your MMS software, please see my designer tip on how to load custom shapes here.

Now, how to tell if your SVG shape will work with MMS at a glance.

When you open the custom shape in the MMS Software it should look like this.
 


You see how one image does not look the same as the other? They are both SVG so why does one look like an apple and the other just looks like a file type? Because one is not properly formatted for MMS.

I will try to load the SVG file that does not have an image. Let’s see what happens.

 

That’s not right. We cannot work with an image we cannot even see. Let’s fix it!
  1. Open your favorite browser and go to https://www.pngtosvg.com
  2. Click on open file. It says PNG or JPG, but it will work with your SVG file
  3. Set the color to 1 and simplify to 5
  4. Hit the generate SVG button
  5. Now download your new SVG file

You can choose to donate or not. It will not affect your file one way or the other. I suggest donating if you use the site often.

 

Now go to your MMS and load your new image.

 



Behold the SVG now shows up in your MMS!

Shapes are a lot fun to work and you can do so much with them. Add color, patterns or combine them and make a whole new shape. I love working with shapes.

You can find all my custom shapes here.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Documenting Your Life with ADB Designs

 
We often presume that World War I was the first time the world was at war, but the period from the beginning of the "Thirty Years War" in 1618 until the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, or even as late as the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the January Uprising of 1863 would be good contenders for a World at War. AND given the short space of time until the start of WW I, perhaps, the world has been at war much longer than we realize. This collection, War & Occasional Peace, focuses on the European theatre, during the time of war that I mentioned first: 1618 - 1815. 
Wars cause mass migrations as well as sons fleeing conscription. War also means sons and fathers (and in these modern times, daughters and mothers as well) going off to fight and leaving families behind. You may want to consider in your research of your family tree, just how often war might have been the cause of ancestor movement and dramatic changes in family makeup.
Though designed with heritage scrappers in mind, the War & Occasional Peace Collection, like the others in this series was deliberately created so it may also be used successfully with contemporary photos and with photos that are off topic as well.
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When working on your genealogy have you kept a timeline of historical events in the regions your ancestors came from?  What events have influenced the migration patterns of your ancestors?  What modern events have impacted your family, your life?
I have a page starter gift for you (from Creative Team member, Dana, who uses MM Suite 9) to help you start your album. Just click on the preview to go to my store and add it to your shopping cart.
Here is a peek at the War & Occasion Peace Collection in my store and layouts from my Creative Team for inspiration as you scrap YOUR family stories.
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD  https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD  https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD   https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD https://www.mymemories.com/store/product_search?term=War+Occasional+Peace+ADBD

Happy scrapping!
Diane (ADB Designs)

https://www.mymemories.com/store/designers/ADB_Designs_ 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

MyMemories October 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!
 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Meet Featured Designer Syrena from Syrena's Scrap Art!

https://www.mymemories.com/store/designers/Syrenas_Scrap_Art 
 
https://www.mymemories.com/store/designers/Syrenas_Scrap_Art

This year my husband and I have been married 36 years. Recently we cleaned out our storage unit and I have been going thru a lifetime of photos and memories. My life has been and is my family. We have had children from the beginning of our life together. We have two boys and two grandsons. Along with all the photos, and there are a lot! The scrapbooks I had started for each boy each page was so emotional. There on those pages are Photos and stories told and the times and days of a life lived.

Scrapbooking is so important, especially in today's digital world. Scrap your life and print it in a book. Print each page add it to a traditional scrapbook or print it into a book. Keep your memories of a life lived.

Collection used to make everything is: Timeless

Store
https://www.mymemories.com/store/designers/Syrenas_Scrap_Art

Blog
http://syrenasscrapart.blogspot.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Syrenas-Scrap-Art-286398374773165/?ref=bookmarks

Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/syrenasscrapart/
 

Monday, October 14, 2019

1 Week Only-Free Kit from Angel Wing Scraps


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 Bubble Trouble Brew Kit by Angel Wing Scraps. This is no trick, but it is full of treats! This spooky kit is bursting with unique Halloween goodies! Complete with ghosts of all sorts, witches, pumpkins, black cats, spooky houses, spiderwebs, eyeballs, potions, tombstones, flowers, and so much more! If you are looking for something for Halloween this kit probably has it! Normally priced at $6.49, this kit includes 23 background papers and 146 embellishments.


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 October14AWSJ (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 October 14-20.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Scrapping My Everyday with Memory Mosaic


https://www.mymemoriesblog.com/search/label/Scrapping%20My%20Everyday

Hi, my name is Joy.  I am the designer behind, Memory Mosaic here at My Memories.  Welcome to 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 there is a lot going on here in our house. Schools are on Fall Break in our area, then Columbus Day, and Canadian Thanksgiving, ending with Halloween.  My family is also celebrating my youngest daughter’s birthday, my husband is traveling out of the country and we have a new job orientation week… So there are plenty of “special events” to scrap, but what about the simple everyday activities. 

Right now we have 3 of our Grand Children visiting, and I decided to scrap some photos I took of them just playing and having fun, around here.  We did go to an orchard yesterday, and are planning a trip to the aquarium, and I will scrap those too, but what could be simpler and more “everyday” than catching children, just playing.

This first layout I made using my brand new Halloween Combo Pack.  This layout goes to show you, that you can use a lot of kits, even themed kits to make other layouts that have nothing to do with that particular holiday or theme.  I snapped some photos this morning, when I caught my son helping his nephew build a marble run.  

https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=JAMM-CP-1910-170396 
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=JAMM-CP-1910-170396


This second layout I made using my new, Happy Fall Bundle.  These photos, I snapped yesterday, when I went to check on the kids, and found them reading, and then later building with some blocks. 

 
 https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=JAMM-BP-1909-169931

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 Oct 31, I will send you a link for this Quick Page.   
 

The 2nd challenge, starts Oct. 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.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Designer Tip from WinksArt Graphics

 
Hello, Lovelies!

Have you ever included a cute little clip art kid on one of your layouts?  Or maybe an art doll or other “people” clip art.  If not, maybe you feel it would detract from the people in the photos you are showing off.  That could happen, but if placed well the clip art figure can enhance your photos and draw the eye to them.  I like to think of it as the little figure showing the photo(s) and saying “Tah dah!”

Art dolls are so stylistic and fun and usually blend well with their kits and with photos.  They look really artsy and depending on the designer or artist, you’ll find a wide variety of styles.  I love them!  These two beauties are framing my granddaughters’ photo in a very pretty way!

I can’t resist giving links to a few beautiful kits that include art dolls, so here they are:


Sometimes the clip art person can be a part of telling the story; like a tooth fairy.  If you’re creating a page for photos of children, sports, seasons, food, girl stuff, or almost anything you can find kits with people/kid clip art that will work for your memory page.
Oh, just a note:  they’re great for designing hand-made greeting cards, too!

In the previous examples the clip art people have been placed in the front, but think how cute it could be to have one peeking out from behind an element, paper layer or photo. 

Thanks for reading.  Visit my shop, pick up your favorite kit and, if you haven’t before, try your hand at creating a page or two with clip art people!

Happy scrapping!  
Hugs!

Valerie