Saturday, February 24, 2024

It's Not to Late to Join the Use-it-All Challenge with Karen Schulz Designs

 Hi friends, My name is Karen of Karen Schulz Designs and I am the host of the Use-it-All Challenge.

I find it 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 that prompted this challenge.


The rules for this challenge are simple. I provide you with a Mini-Kit and you create a layout with it. Pretty simple, right?

We celebrate Valentine's Day this month. But this isn't a holiday solely dedicated to romantic love. Beyond celebrating Sweethearts, it is an opportunity to honor all meaningful relationships; friendship, family bonds, and the love within your circles.

Hop on over to the Use-it-All Challenge, February 2024 where you will find the download information for the free mini-kit, as well as Challenge Instructions.

And be sure to scroll below for Layout Inspiration!

I hope to see you there,

Karen Schulz

My Shop at MyMemories

Layout Inspiration from the February Use-it-All Challenge

By Kay

by Marie-Christine

by Gypsymonkeymom

by Kabra

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

DYL: Patriots & Loyalists Heritage Collection from Diane, ADB Designs (featured product for Feb 2024)


Patriots & Loyalists Heritage Collection is the Feb 2024 Featured Product and is on sale for the best prices ever! this includes the Heritage Resources associated with this product. I selected Patriot & Loyalist as the featured collection for February in honor of President's Day and our first President: George Washington.

The American Revolution is usually portrayed as a conflict between the Patriots and the British. But there is another narrative: the bloody fighting between Americans, a civil war whose savagery shocked even battle-hardened Redcoats and Hessians. As debate and protests evolved into war, mudslinging and rhetorical arguments between Rebels and Tories (Patriots and Loyalists) evolved into tar-and-feathering, house-burning, and lynching.

The Patriots & Loyalists Heritage Collection represents these - our ancestors - fighting on both sides passionately for what they believed to be the proper future course for this new land. When the war ended, some Tories/Loyalists returned to England; many fled to Canada and the West Indies -- but not all, some Loyalists stayed right where they were, and some moved west and started over. As you research collateral families you may find some of these migrating groups.

Question/Scrapbooking Prompt(s)

  • Create a page about an ancestor(s) who was on American soil during the time of the revolution.
  • Create a page about a visit to a Revolutionary War historical site.
  • Create a page about a family antique/heirloom from the Colonial era.
  • Create a page about a Revolutionary War reenactment you have been to.
  • Create a page about an ancestor/family member who is/was a member of our armed services, at any time.
These prompts are just ideas to help you get started. I also have a gift for you to help speed your page and album completion. With this stunning background stacker (contributed by my amazing Creative Team Member. Pia) you can just add a photo(s) and some journaling and you are done! 

Be sure to keep scrolling for information on never before seen beautiful 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 and the matching Heritage Resources.

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 (available today also, Feb 21)
A beautiful & colorful cluster from Team Member, Pia.

AND I have another gift in the upcoming MyMemories "Share The Memories" program. The gifts are always posted to my blog and available free for at least one week.  Just click on the link below (or the preview) to go to my blog. 

A wonderful quick page from Creative Team Member, Lana. 

There are THREE more gifts from this collection, and MORE from other collections on my blog RIGHT NOW during the February 2024 MyMemories Blogtrain that starts each month on the 16th and runs through the last day of the month.


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Free Weekly Kit by Featured Designer: Kathryn Estry


Let’s welcome Kathryn Estry as this week’s Featured Designer!

I'm so excited that it's my birthday week, and I wanted to show you all a peek at my surprise party that my sweet Robert, my kids, and my grandkids gave for me 2 years back.  It was a big something-0 birthday, and they went all out!  These two pages created with my Aged to Perfection collection show the big kid table and the little kids giving me a snugly throw which I use every TV night.  We're only spread out about an hour away from each other, and we're thrilled to all be together any time we can.  Having everyone there was what made it so special for me, and they knew I'd love that!

Layouts from Aged to Perfection

To finish off we would love to share some of Kathryn Estry’s favorite layouts:

Layout from All Bundled Up

Layout from Heart Strings

Spend $20 or more and receive this kit from Kathryn Estry for free!

This week's free kit is Aged to Perfection by Kathryn Estry. No matter the number, this kit makes celebrating your special day a breeze!  Normally priced at $6.99, the kit includes 18 papers, 101 embellishments, and 78 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 February19KEDS (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.

More from Kathryn Estry: