Friday, December 9, 2022

Scrapping from A to Z with Kathryn Estry

Hi!  I'm Kathryn, and I design for My Memories.  This is my 6th round of my A to Z posts! 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!  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.

H is for ...


I think you'll enjoy these sample pages showing handsome men and boys, and a few extra surprises as well.

Both Lori and Yvonne made pages with A Grateful Heart, and each included a handsome man.  :)

I love the photos of these handsome young guys.  Layouts are by Anita and Liz and were made with All American Boy.

What a great idea to honor those who've served our country.  Kabra and Lori used American Heroes to make their pages.

Graduation Day is perfect for photos of handsome young men.  The little guy is my oldest grandson, Lincoln, and the other layout was by Paula.

Robin made the next layout using Sweet Celebration.  Even a party kit can include a handsome you man!

One more layout that I especially like was made by Yvonne and features her handsome husband.  She used my collection, Wings and Wishes.

A big THANK YOU to all of the ladies who contributed their pages to this post.  Remember to head over to my A to Z Challenge, check out the prize, and show me someone super handsome in one of your pages!


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Free Weekly Kit by Featured Designer: Designs by Tincika


We would love to welcome Designs by Tincika as this week's Featured Designer!

What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas. I love all the decorations and I love to craft them myself. I am in love with greenery wreaths with red details and ornaments. This year I already started making my own Christmas gnomes in all sizes. The smallest ones are Christmas tree ornaments, the big ones are about 12 inches. But I would love to have a 1-meter big one for my front door porch, as well. But I am afraid that is too much for me :-).

What is your favorite family tradition?

My family is the most important in my life. I love all our old and new traditions. I love creating a front-door wreath with my youngest daughter. And she makes an Advent candlestick for the festive table every year. We had them very playfully, richly, and chaotically decorated when she was little :-). But now we have very elegant ones and I am so happy she likes making them.

Which of your five senses would you say is your strongest?

The sense of smell. Yes, definitely! I am very sensitive to the smell of food and I will smell the first signs of spoilage. Maybe that's why my husband calls me a search dog :-). But I like a lot of scents that usually stink to other people. I adore the smell of horses the most.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I am definitely a night owl, even though I have to get up early in the morning, so I try to go to bed early. But I have no problem staying up late into the night and being productive in some creative work. Quiet late evenings are my favorite part of the day.

Would you rather eat sweet or salty foods for the rest of your life?

I feel very guilty now, but definitely sweet :-). I love dark chocolate and I have to have at least one small bit every day! 

All my life I preferred sweet breakfasts and sweet foods in general. Unfortunately, it's not healthy at all and that's why I try to choose healthier options for sweet foods, so when I have a sweet tooth, I have fruit. I love bananas :-)

To finish off we would love to share some of Designs by Tincika favorite layouts:
Layout out from Doily SVG Pack 4
Layout out from Film Strips SVG 2
Layout out from Heart Frames 2
Layout out from Paw Print Joyful Frames
Layout out from Hexagon Frames Kit
How do you get even more bang for your buck?
Spend $20 or more and receive these kits from
Designs by Tincika for free!

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


This week you are lucky and you get two free kits by Designs by Tincika.  These kits are shape packs.  Shape packs are extremely helpful and versatile.  You can fill a shape with a photo, a paper, or a color.  We have a very short tutorial HERE to show you how to use a shape.  Both kits together are valued at $8.98, the kit includes 24 shapes.

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 December5DBTM (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 December 5-11, so make sure to get it before this offer expires!
Other kits by Designs by Tincika:

Saturday, December 3, 2022

DYL: Christmas Blessings by ADB Designs

My Christmas Blessings is the quintessential Christmas collection that's a bit vintage and a bit contemporary!

The color palette is traditional with green, red, white and pops of yellow. The elements are traditional, too, with Santa, reindeer, jingle bells, berries, ornaments, pinecones, and plenty of ribbons, flowers and foliage to complete your Christmas pages.

Scrapbooking Prompt(s) / Question 154

  • Scrap a page about a Christmas holiday trip. (in childhood or current)
  • Scrap a page about a Christmas decoration you made as a child (use a generic free photo from the web if you don't have the actual photo)
  • Scrap a page about a special holiday memory from your childhood or from the point of view of your children or grandchildren.

I have a gift for you from this lovely Collection: a beautiful quick page 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, Dec 2)

MyMemories Newsletter Gift - today, Saturday Dec 3

My Memories Newsletter Gift - coming up on Friday, Dec 9

There will be THREE more gifts from this collection, Christmas Blessings, and MORE from other collections on my blog during the MyMemories Blogtrain that starts Dec 16 and runs through the 31.

Happy scrapping!