Saturday, November 28, 2020

Lots of Layouts

Hi there! How's your Black Friday weekend going so far? Getting some good deals if you've been looking for any? I love a bargain myself, so I totally get it! LOL Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to read my blog. I'd like to share those layouts that I mentioned yesterday, using the newer products in my store. 

First up is Lidia's beautiful page using a Grateful Heart wood paper, wordart and border. Notice how she clipped her picture a large photo mask that lets it blend in with the wood paper on the edges. Cool!


There will be more layouts to come with this collection, possibly this weekend yet. Also, I'm sorry I can't link directly to that collection, because there were a few designers who chose that name (oops!) and MyMemories doesn't have the capability to search for specific kits by specific designers (at least not at this time). But anyway, that collection is about half way down the first page of my shop as of this writing.

This next page one featuring the Scents of Autumn collection uses a messy paper, torn paper, two brush accents (plus the photo is clipped to the brush accent element from the kit), a cluster, plus elements from the main kit.


And this next page uses one wood paper, two torn papers, a cluster, brush accent and wordart, plus elements from the main kit:


Next, Joyful Harvest torn papers, messy papers, wordart, brush accents, and elements from the main kit and add-on:


The following page includes 2 wood papers, a messy paper and elements from the add-on:


And this one uses the torn papers, a wood paper, and border, plus a bow and leaf wreath frame from the main kit:


This last one with Joyful Harvest features a wood paper, torn paper (in the lower corner), and elements from the main kit and add-on:


Lidia made this gorgeous page with the Abundant Blessings wood paper, border, and a cluster frame.


And I made this one with a wood paper, border, wordart and torn paper, plus elements from the add-on:


Here is a sample using a torn paper, border, messy paper and elements from the main kit:


Wood paper, brush accents, cluster frame, border, brush accent and elements from the add-on:


Wood paper, messy paper, cluster frame and elements from the add-on:


Wood paper, clusters from two different cluster frames, wordart, brush accents, torn paper and element (thankful wordart) from the add-on:


That's all I have for now. There were more layouts using the wood and torn papers from Grateful Heart in this post. Thanks for looking. I hope your holiday season has gotten off to a great start!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Black Friday Storewide 50% Off Sale & FWP!

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving (if you're in the US, or a nice Thursday if you live elsewhere?) I sure hope it was relaxing. Regardless of what day it is, there is so much to be thankful for, don't you agree?

Now for the big news of today - oh boy! Let the serious savings begin! I just LOVE sales, don't you?! MyMemories is having a 50% off storewide sale from Black Friday through Cyber Monday!!


You probably already know this, but you don't need a coupon code to save half off of the digital scrapbook kits - just if you want to order physical products through the print shop - then you'll need that code:  blackbook35.

And guess what?! There is also not just one, but TWO free with purchase kits when your total reaches $30 (including the whole design shop, not only my store). Check it out! You do need to enter the coupon code for this one: BlackFridayKit2


I have quite a few new products in my store, some of which I haven't shared on the blog yet. I'll try to include some previews below, and also be sure to look at the post from yesterday to see the deal I have on my two Abundant Blessings extras bundles. 

I've added my first CU product to the store, for those who may be interested in that. To use these textures for either personal or commercial use, you will need to have a program that can handle blending modes so that you can make them any color you want while retaining the texture. Some examples of programs with that capability would be Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paintshop Pro, etc. If you're interested in learning more about that, please leave me a comment, or you can also search for tutorials on Google or YouTube. This pack comes with ten 12"x12" 300dpi textures, plus a bonus slightly creased cardboard paper.


I'm also happy to announce the addition of the torn papers and messy papers to some previous collections, for those who like those (and I'm one of them!) I'm all about having lots of options when it comes to scrapbooking. I find it helps me to make more pages from the same kit, which makes me feel better about my purchase (that I got my money's worth out of it). Here are the newest packs:








I have quite a few layouts to share with the above products, but I'll just post a few for now and I'll be back with more tomorrow. I'll start with Joyful Harvest. This first page was made by Lidia using one of the wood papers, a wordart, the free leaf cluster from the cluster frames, some of the messy papers (tucked behind the photo), a brush accent, an add-on paper clipped to the frame shape and the border and rooster from the main kit. Wow - is that a fun combination or what? I love it!!


I made this next one using a wood paper, border, brush accent, two messy papers, wordart, and elements from both the main kit and add-on.


And this third layout uses the torn papers, messy papers, wordart, brush accents and elements from both the main kit and add-on.


Next let's look some pages made that include the new Scents of Autumn additions. My first page uses a wood paper, wordart, torn paper (cut), cardstock, a cluster, brush accent and one element from the main kit (the leaf cluster between the basket and bottom photo).


And this one uses two wood papers, brush accent, cluster, two messy papers, and kit elements:


How about some pages made with the Abundant Blessings collection? This first layout by Lidia is SO pretty, don't you think? She took a cardstock paper and put it on top of a wood paper, then erased part of the cardstock paper so that the wood paper could show through. (Please note that this is not possible that I am aware of at this time in MyMemories Suite, but for those who use programs like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, it can be easily accomplished.) She also used a fabulous mask that goes out of bounds on the frame, which I believe was designed by PrelestnayaP. And to finish it off, she added a cluster from the cluster frame pack and also a wordart from this collection. Nice!


I made this next layout using a wood paper, messy paper, mixed and matched cluster frames, and brush accents (repeated).


And here is a page using a border, two messy papers, a torn paper and elements (yellow flower and leaves) from the main kit:


I hope you'll come back to see the rest of the layouts tomorrow, and  if you do any holiday shopping, that you find exactly what you were looking for. So long for now.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! (Freebie Alert) & Black Friday Bundles

Hi and Happy Thanksgiving (for those in the United States, and this is a belated greeting for those in Canada, as I understand it). I just wanted to pop in here and let you know that MyMemories has a "feast" of freebies for you today! We love and appreciate all of our digital scrapping friends so much! In addition to the digital scrapbook freebies by the designers, you can also get a free copy of MyMemories Suite version 8!

I made this free quickpage using my Grateful Heart collection. You can find this in my store by clicking on the preview below, and the links to the rest of the designers' gifts are in your MyMemories newsletter email for today.

And here is a page I made using it:


And don't forget there's still time to participate in my new forum challenge at MyMemories, entitled "I ♥ This." The participation prize is this Grateful Heart quickpage. You can get all of the details in my previous post on the subject, or here. I'd love to have you join me! 


Wait! {Pretty please...} Before you go, I'd like to let you in on a great deal that I'm offering for Black Friday, starting now and continuing through Nov. 30. I've gathered the extras from the Abundant Blessings collection into two convenient, money-saving bundles at 50% off! The first is only $5.99 on sale, and the second is only $4.99. You would actually pay a bit more than twice those prices to purchase the items separately, but that's just between you and me. ;)



Also, please see yesterday's post if you haven't noticed it yet, because there are some new distressed wooden papers to go with my autumn collections - and I'm offering those in a money-saving bundle as well!

I hope you have a wonderful day and that your evening will be enjoyable also. Have fun shopping if you plan to take advantage of any Black Friday offers, whether in person or online.

Monday, November 23, 2020

New Distressed Wood Papers

 Hi everyone! Do you love texture like I do? I hope so, because I have four new packs of highly textured paper packs. These have a distressed wood look to them, which I've always loved. Take a look:




The individual packs are 25% off through Nov. 30, but wait, you can get them all in one handy bundle at 50% off! Yes!!

I had so much fun making these that I went back and made two sets for my For Love of Country collection and one set each for Let There Be: Peace and Let There Be: Joy. These are also 25% off.





And just for fun, I have bundled up four packs above at half off as well!


So far, I have only made sample pages with the Grateful Heart wood papers, but I'll post layouts using the others eventually. Here is what I have done, using other items from the collection - including various combinations with the cluster frames, borders, messy papers, cardstock, journal cards and torn papers:





Thanks for reading, and I'd love to see any pages you make with my designs. Please leave me a comment with a link, or contact me on Facebook! Have a great day!