Friday, September 25, 2015

Scrappin' from A to Z with Kathryn Estry Designs!

Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm back with another episode of From A to Z.  My goal is to give you so many ideas that you'll never be at a loss as to what to scrap or how to make your pages look amazing. Luckily for me, I have a brilliant Creative Team, and the inspiration layouts I use in this series were made by the talented ladies on my team.

I'm hoping you'll see some things in today's post that you want to try!  If you do take any of these ideas and run with them, I'd love to see your layouts!  Please post them in the MyMemories forum in this month's A to Z Challenge thread HERE. Everyone who posts a layout here this month will receive a new product from me that's not even in my store yet!

If you missed these posts, please look them up on our blog:
A ~ Action, Angles, and Arrows
B ~ Boys, Brackets, and Butterflies

Today's themes are...


We're all scrappers, right?  So it stands to reason that we love photos and we love photography.  I have a collection that is all about cameras and photography, Point & Shoot, so my CT had fun with it, scrapping their camera photos. Michelle features her husband, Judith shows a Photo Op, and in Rhonda's, even the littlest one gets in on the act.

I love Lori's page, too!  Not only does it show the love of photography, but it has angles, arrows, and action from my A post and a bracket from my B post.

Why not make a page or two about YOUR love of photography?


The simplicity of a circle can add a sense of fun to your layouts.  In this first one, Lori used a page that's splattered with circles from my Scrap Happy Collection and then put her son's goofy picture in a round frame.  Anchoring the frame with paper strips and a cluster finished her page. 

In both of the next two layouts, Liz framed Elena's cute photos in round frames.  Notice though that she did not use round photos.   A square or rectangular photo looks great with a circular frame!  One cool thing Liz did in her first page below was to cut out a vertical column of my big dots from the paper and let a darker paper show through the holes.  How clever!  For both of her pages, she used Anita's Prayer Journal.  I've had the pleasure of creating a scrap kit for each of my Creative Team ladies, and when it came time for Anita's, she asked for a kit she could use to scrap her prayer journal.  I love the religious nature of this kit, but as you can see with Liz's photos, it's not limited to this theme.  In any case, it's one of my favorite kits!


How popular coffee is these days!  I'll bet you have photos taken at your favorite coffee house!  If not, the next time you visit one with your family or friends, make sure to take some photos and get busy scrapping those fun memories.  When I made a kit for Robin, guess what she asked for.  Yep, Coffee With Robin was born.  Both Robin and Monica, as well as most of the other ladies, have enjoyed this kit!


My favorite designs for C are Cowboy Spirit and Cowgirl Heart.  There is a touch of the cowboy spirit or cowgirl heart in so many of us.  That's why I love these two kits!

Yvonne captured the beauty of horses in her layout, and Liz went outside the box, and her page shows us that even a cowgirl kit is open to just about any photo.

All of the collections I've used in this post have discount bundles, and some even have matching photo books and printables.  I hope you've found some new things to try, and again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)

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