MyMemories April Blog Train

Welcome to the MyMemories Blog Train.

Save $10 by using code – STMMMS84574,

you will receive a 6″ x 6″ photobook (just pay shipping & handling)

and the first month FREE to the Design Club!

Go to MyMemories ,  Enter code at check out.

System Requirements
Windows 7, 8, or 10
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher

Welcome to the April blog train. I have created some journal elements for you with four soft colored backgrounds. Enjoy all the freebies each designer has created for the train. I love blog trains because they offer so many freebies from different people. While you get a large kit with items all the same color, you also get a variety of designs. Blog trains make the best kits because of the different creations. I hope everyone has a Blessed Easter and that you get to spend it with family. My hubby and I will be alone this Easter but that is okay. It will be nice to not have to cook a big meal. The older I get, the harder it is on me. Now, don’t miss a single stop along the route!

My Stores:

MyMemories

Scrapbook Boutique

The Printshop

PrintMaster Packs

 

DOWNLOAD

 

Train Stops

KJDdesigns

Marniejo’s House of Scraps

Happy Scrap Arts

Scrap de Yas

Patty B Scraps

ADB Designs

Over the Fence Designs

Snickerdoodle Designs

LLL Creations

PS Digital Memories

WinksArt Graphics

Memory Mosaic

Polka Dot Chicks

Butterfly Dsign

Kathryn Estry

PrettyJu Scrap

Songbird Scraps Designs

Becky’s Creations

LouiseL

Album to Remember designs

Marie H Designs

Elizabeth’s Market Cross

Carla’s Treasures

Aimee Harrison Designs

QueenBrat Digital Designs

Syrena’s Scrap Art

Pat Scrap

AngelWingScraps

Lins Creations

Carolyn’s Scrap Creations

Cutie Pie Scraps

Designs by Lisa Minor

Sugar Moon Designs

Shabby Designs

Fran B Designs

Caroline B

Lori Imel designs

Day Dream’n Designs

MagsGraphics

Digi Deborah Designs

Shmooangel Designs

Moore Blessings Digital Designs

Tami Miller Designs

 

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

 

April 16 – $2.00 Tuesday

It’s raining again. We have had a lot of rain which is good but it sure was nice to have sunshine last weekend. I don’t know about you but I love getting scrapbooking kits at a discount. Why? Because then I can buy even more than I had planned. It is all about building up my stash. I haven’t made a lot of layouts with my own photos only because when my children grew up we didn’t have digital photography. So, all the photos of them are sitting in albums waiting to be scanned. I do make a scrapbook once a year for the reunion I go to with three of my friends from high school.

MyMemories Suite v9 is an excellent way to make these albums. I haven’t used any other digital program as MMS is what I started with. I really need to get busy scanning family photos but it is such a daunting job!

I hope the rest of your week is wonderful. Keep checking your email for more sales and specials. I have many planned in the future. Here is today’s special sale.

Kit – Bless Our Home

Reg $6.49 April 16 – April 22 $2.00

Layout

Check out my other kits at MyMemories.com

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

Springtime and a Sale

I am sitting here at my computer with my sweater on. Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons because I can have my windows open. No need to use the air conditioner or the heater. I think spring is taking its sweet time getting up the mountain. We had hail just two days ago. I am okay with the cool weather because I don’t do well in temps over 65 but I would really like to start opening my windows for the fresh air. Wherever you live, I hope you are enjoying the weather. I try not to complain about the cold since I don’t want the summer heat to come but I think I would be happy with three seasons. Fall, Winter, and Spring.

To help me get into the spirit of Spring, I have added two new kits to my store; April Journal Elements, and March Journal Elements. I must confess I am not much of a journal person. I don’t journal in a book, and put just a few brief sentences on my scrapbook pages. I like to use elements to express my feelings of the photos. I also have never journal-ed on a calendar. Since some people like to do this, I decided to make a couple of kits with embellishments only.  For my samples I used backgrounds from my other kits.

You can grab these two kits for 20% until April 19th at MyMemories.com links are below.

Previews

April Journal Elements

March Journal Elements

Samples

04Scrap Designers’ Blog Train

Welcome to our April blog train. Our theme is Rainbow Connection. I have a bright and fun kit for you with 10 backgrounds, and 10 elements. Enjoy the freebies.

 

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Link is good until April 30th.

 

Train Stops

Songbird Scraps Designs
Rush Ranch
KJDdesigns – You are here!
Skinni’z Statz, Scrapz and Stuff
DigiJen Scraps
Becky’s Creations
Miggins
Made by Angelhaze
Promethian Designs
Lady DG Scrap
AnnieC Digitals
Moore Blessings Digital Design

Thank you for taking the trip with us on the Scrap Designer’s Blog Train.

We look forward to seeing you next month!

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

Scrapbooking Terms

Digital Scrapbooking with KJDdesigns

I have been designing since 2015. I am a designer/crafter at heart. I love to create. Sewing, scrapbooking, and origami are just a few of the crafts I have done over the years. As soon as computers started showing up in homes, and schools; I was hooked. I even taught computer classes all over the USA for five years.
As I was surfing the Internet one day, I came across an opportunity to win MyMemories Suite v2, so I entered. And I won! That was a while ago! We are now in version 9.
I decided to dig deeper into this “digital scrapbooking” thing and I was amazed at the number of Acronyms used. Just as I thought I had learned them all, I would see a new one being used. I was constantly asking what does this mean, what does that mean? LOL Think about it, a lot of topics have their own language. Math has a language of its own, as does music, boating, and yes even digital scrapbooking. So today, I am writing for the “newbies” in digital scrapbooking. I want to help you understand what everyone is talking about. The best advice I can give to the “newbies” is to join a forum. You can join MyMemories Forum where they have many challenges. This is the best way to learn new things and to push yourself to try something new. As long as I have been designing, I still learn new techniques, and short cuts. Also, purchasing MyMemories Suite will be a tremendous help in your creating and designing. Use code STMMMS84574 to receive a discount. So, let’s get started!

Getting to Know the “Lingo”

365/Project 365/Photo 365 – Refers to the challenge of taking a picture every day of the year and creating layouts. It’s like having a photo journal of the year.

ATC – (Artist Trading Card) These miniature works of art can be created in many mediums, including digital. The canvas size is typically 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches. They are often swapped with other artists or collected in a similar way to other trading cards such as baseball cards.

BLINKIE – A small graphic (often rotating or flashing in some way) to advertise a site, or a favorite designer. Digital scrapbookers will often display blinkies in a forum signature line, or on a blog.

BT – (Blog Train) A group of designers who make individual small kits centered around a theme and/or color palette. They post these kits for free on their blogs so when others go to the sites of each designer and download their kit, they end up with one large kit. You can be a designer for the blog train, a person who downloads the parts of the train, or both. Joining a Blog Train is free.

CANVAS – The area of your page in MyMemories where you build your layout.

CLUSTER – A grouping of digital embellishments.

CREDITS – A list of the designers’ names in which you used part of their product in a kit or layout. A list of credits can be placed in the Terms of Use, in a post or in a gallery where you are displaying your layout.

CROPPING – Reducing the size of a photo or cutting out a specific area of a picture to use. Just like with paper scrapping, you can crop pictures to use on digital layouts.

CT – (Creative Team) This is a team that is put together by an online store or digital designer to help them showcase their products and designs. Creative Team members are usually required to create and post a certain number of layouts in exchange for free product and/or other benefits.

CU – (Commercial Use)  Products labeled as CU can be used for commercial projects. With the items provided in a kit, you can create items or papers and resell them. Once again, be sure to read the TOU in the kit on exactly what can or cannot be done to the elements, and how the items can be sold. Usually if a kit is appropriate for commercial use it can also be used for PU/ S4H or S4O. The kit you make with CU items can only be sold for PU.

License – Allows you to use other designer’s creations in a kit that you re-sell. Some Licenses are free. Some designers require you to purchase a CU License from them before using their creations in a kit you sell. Licenses can cost anywhere from $5.00 to $100.00. Again, this information can be found in the kit’s TOU. It is best to always give credit to designers even if they don’t require it. It’s just the courteous thing to do.

CU4CU – (Commercial Use for Commercial Use)  Products that allow the customer to create their own commercial use products from the provided elements or papers. When using CU4CU kits make sure to read the Terms of Use. If a kit is CU4CU it is usually okay for CU/PU/S4H/S4O. Items that are used from a CU4CU kit may be sold in your kit as CU.

DESIGNER – A person who creates digital and/or paper products for scrapbookers to use.

DIGI/DIGI SCRAPING – An abbreviation for digital scrapbooking.

Digital Scrapbook Programs – A computer program like, MyMemories Suite, that allows you to create papers, embellishments, layouts, and photobooks.

DPI – (Dots Per Inch) Which is a measure of printing resolution. The industry standard for digital scrapbooking products is 300 dpi.

DROP SHADOWS – Shadowing added to your elements and/or papers to add dimension and realism to digital scrapbook layouts.

DT – (Design Team) Another name for Creative Team.

EHD – (External Hard Drive) which is a storage device for files that is separate from a main computer. It is portable and plugs into the computer via USB drive. It is a good way to have a back-up of your files.

ELEMENTS/EMBELLISHMENT/ELLIES – Individual objects that are found in a kit.  An example of an element would be a flower, button, banner, etc. These objects vary in size but should always be at 300px for the resolution.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

FLASH DRIVE/JUMP DRIVE – A small USB drive for saving and transporting files.

FLATTENED – Means that the page is one unit consisting of one layer. This way the layout cannot be changed.

FONTS – A complete set of characters having different looks or designs.

FREEBIES – Something given out for free!

GRAYSCALE – A colorless image or element meant to be re-colored.

HYBRID – A combination of paper scrapbooking and digital scrapbooking. You can customize and print digital items and then print them out and embellish them with physical scrapbooking items. More than just layouts, this can be items like party decorations, holiday gifts, goodie bags, greeting cards etc.

JOURNALING – The words included on a scrapbook layout.

JPEG/JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) A file format used for storing and transporting photographs and digital images. Digital backgrounds do not need any transparent area, so they are saved as jpgs. If you are creating hybrid cards they can also be saved as jpgs.

KITS – A coordinated collection of digital papers and embellishments that are sold together as a set.

LAYERS – Similar to a set of transparencies that can be stacked on top of each other, to create your layout, used in some scrapbooking programs. MyMemories has layers so you can move your images around and place one on top of another.

LICENSE AGREEMENT – An agreement between you and a designer that would entitle you to the “use” of the item that is purchased. This agreement doesn’t give you complete rights of the image in question, but only the right to use it, according to the designer’s terms.

LO – (Layout) A layout is your finished scrapbook page.

LOTW – (Layout of the Week) Several sites and forums use this acronym when they pick a favorite layout to showcase.

ONLINE BACKUP – Storing photos and digital files on the internet.

PAPER/BACKGROUNDS – These are papers created for the background of a layout. They are usually 3600 pixels X 3600 pixels (12″ x 12″) and always 300px.

PB/BB – (Photobooks/Brag Books) These are pages that are completely pre-designed and flattened. You only need to add your photos and then share or print.

PHOTO EDITING – Making changes to a photograph in a digital editing program.

PIXELS – The tiniest piece of a digital image.

PNG – (Portable Network Graphics) Digital Elements that have a transparent background are PNG files. This can be stamps, stickers, or any type of element. Quick Pages are also in png format where the photo area needs to be clear so you can place your photo behind the QP.

PPI – (Pixels Per Inch) Refers to how many ‘pixels per inch’ there are in the makeup of your image. The digital scrapbooking industry has set its standard at 300pixels. So, when creating and making your elements and papers, use 300px.

PU – (Personal Use) You can use the product for your own personal use.

PX – (Pixels) The individual little color squares of an overall image.

QP – (Quick Page) A pre-designed digital scrapbook page saved in a flattened form with a transparent spot(s) for a photo(s). The only thing left to do is to add a photo or photos.

R4R – (Resale for Resale) This means you have purchased a Resale for Resale license from a designer and they are allowing you to Resell their product. You must abide by their TOU to do so.

S4H – (Scrap for Hire) You can use the items to create a flattened layout for other people and they pay you for the service of creating the layout.

S4O – (Scrap for Others)  Same as above except you don’t get paid for your work.

SCRAPLIFT/ LIFT – Copying (with credit) another scrapper’s layout.

SCREEN SHOT – A captured shot of the full computer screen on a computer.

TEMPLATES – Templates are usually layered files that you can use as a starting place to create a layout. You’ll need photos, digital papers, and digital elements to customize your layout. Most templates will allow you to move things around as much as you like for complete customization. Elements can also come in template form to allow you to customize them for your work.

TIFF – (Tagged Image File Format) A flexible format that can accommodate layered files.

TITLE WORK – The art of creating a title for a layout.

TOU – (Terms of Use) The terms under which you can use someone’s product. Every kit should include a TOU. You should also READ the TOU in the kits you use as they vary from designer to designer.

TUTORIAL/TUT– A step by step description of how to do something. Can be in written, audio, or video form.

TWO PAGE LAYOUTS – A layout that spans two pages and looks cohesive in design across the space of an open book. Layouts are 3600px (12”) wide, a two-page layout will be 7200px (24”) wide. Both will still be 3600px (12”) tall.

UNZIP – To open or undo the zip file format that digital products are delivered in so that you can use them.

WordArt – Words or phrases customized by a designer as an element. These will be a png or tiff file format.

ZIP – (A data compression and archival file format) A zip file is an archive that contains one or more files compressed or “zipped” using zip compression.

Here is one of my kits: My Pet

Layouts

Store

FB Page

 

ScrapTwist Designers’ Blog Train

Welcome April, and welcome to our blog train. No April Fool’s Day tricks here, just some awesome digital scrapbooking kits from our very talented designers. My kit is okay for commercial use, please read the Terms of Use.

Our theme is “Promise of Plenty”.

I sell at:

MyMemories

 

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Train Stops

Marniejo’s House of Scraps

Rush Ranch

The Brown Owl

Nellie Bell

tp designs

KJDdesigns – You are Here

Songbird Scraps Designs

LEA Art Designs

Lady DGScraps

Moore Blessings Digital Designs

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

New Kits & Sale

We have finally been having sunny weather here is the Sierras, and I am enjoying having my window open as I work on my computer. However, we are expecting some more rain this week. Seems it has been a cold and wet winter/spring for many of us. I hope you too are getting to enjoy some sunny days. It was nice to get out in the yard yesterday and do a little cleaning.

I have two new kits in my store, and my entire store is on sale until Wednesday, March 20th. I am starting to create journal kits. I will also be including bullet lists in some of these kits. If you have anything in particular that you would like to see, please let me know. Bullet lists, and journal cards are really popular right now. I also personally like flower kits so I have created another one for my store. It matches my Flor Mini Kit that was my part of the March 2018 MyMemories Blog Train. Here are the two new kits. Just click on the kit title to be taken to my store.

This Moment

 

Flor

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

MyMemories March Blog Train

Welcome to the MyMemories Blog Train.

If you would like to purchase MyMemories Suite v9 for yourself or someone else, be sure to use my code below for a discount.

MyMemories Suite v9!

System Requirements
Windows 7, 8, or 10
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher

You can save $10 by using the following code – STMMMS84574, you will receive a 6″ x 6″ photobook (just pay shipping & handling) and the first month FREE to the Design Club! After you grab my train kit,  go to MyMemories then click on the Software tab. Be sure to enter my code when purchasing MyMemories Suite to receive the discount.

Stop by my stores, to see all the kits I have available:

MyMemories

Scrapbook Boutique

The Printshop

PrintMaster Packs

DOWNLOAD

 

Train Stops

ADB Designs

Over The Fence

Patty B Scraps

LLL Creations

Happy Scrap Arts

KJDdesigns – You are here.

Marniejo’s House of Scraps

Designs By Lisa Minor

PS Digital Memories

Aimee Harrison Designs

Winks Art Graphics

Kathyrn Estry Designs

Louise L Design

Songbird Scraps Designs

Snickerdoodle Designs

Memory Mosaic

Marie H Design

Scrap De Yas

Queen Brat Digital Designs

Scrapbookcrazy Creations By Robyn

Carla’s Treasures Design

Polka Dot Chicks

Butterfly Dsig’n

PrettyJu Scrap

Mags Graphics

Syrena’s Scrap Art

Shmooangel Designs

Cutie Pie Scraps

Shabby Designs

Moore Blessings Digital Design

Carolyn’s Scrap Creations

Lins Creations

Sugar Moon Designs

Lori Imel Designs

Day Dreams’n Designs

Elizabeth’s Market Cross

Becky’s Creations

 

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

 

MyMemories New Look & Sale

Have you visited MyMemories lately? We are getting a new fresh look. All kits will now show the Terms of Use on the previews. This is a work in progress. All first previews are being changed now with the other previews to follow. Also, each designer’s Terms of Use is downloadable on the purchase page. Just click on the kit, and on the next page right below the Elements Information is the Terms of Use (PDF) file. And below that is an explanation for the terms PU, S4H, and CU.

Check out the new look at any of my stores.

MyMemories

Scrapbook Boutique

The Printshop

PrintMaster Packs

And right now all stores are 25% off until March 8th.

Puppy Love

Reg. $5.99

Sale $4.49

Arctic Winter

Reg. $5.49

Sale $4.12

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

March Challenges at ScrapTwistFree4All

It’s time for an new month of challenges at STF4A! Our February challenges were so much fun, and I learned new tricks about digital scrapping. I am excited about the March challenges and the bonuses. We have a theme each month that some designers follow for the bonus so you can have a huge kit if you complete all the challenges. This month’s theme is Earth Angels, where we are celebrating all first responders.

Here is an image of some of the bonuses.

Come on over to ScrapTwist Free4All Forum. Create an account if you haven’t already. The more active you are on the forum, the more access you have to the freebies on the forum. Everything on our forum is FREE!

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

ScrapTwist Designers Blog Train – March

How can we be in March already? Seems like yesterday it was Christmas! I guess it’s true…time waits for no one. As we begin a new month for 2019 we are rolling out our “Awaken” Blog Train. I just love the colors and title of this month’s train. All the designers created beautiful kits. Enjoy the stops, and have fun.

 

Train Stops

Marniejo’s House of Scraps

Songbird Scraps Designs

Rush Ranch

KJDdesigns – You Are Here

Dancing Tiger Designs

Nellie Bell

Moore Blessings Digital Designs

tp designs

The Preacher’s Gal

Lady DGScrap

The Brown Owl

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J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

MyMemories February BT

Welcome to the MyMemories Blog Train.

If you would like to purchase MyMemories Suite v9 for yourself or someone else, be sure to use my code below for a discount.

MyMemories Suite v9!

System Requirements
Windows 7, 8, or 10
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher

You can save $10 by using the following code – STMMMS84574, you will receive a 6″ x 6″ photobook (just pay shipping & handling) and the first month FREE to the Design Club! After you grab my train kit,  go to MyMemories then click on the Software tab. Be sure to enter my code when purchasing MyMemories Suite to receive the discount.

Stop by my stores, to see all the kits I have available:

MyMemories

Scrapbook Boutique

The Printshop

PrintMaster Packs

DOWNLOAD

Train Stops

Happy Scrap Arts

ADB Designs

Over The FenceDesigns

SnickerDoodle Designs

PattyB Scraps

Marniejo’s House Of Scraps

KJDdesigns – You are Here

LLL Creations

Aimee Harrison Designs

Designs by Lisa Minor

Sugar Moon Designs

Carolyn Scrap Creations

Albums To Remember

Songbird Scraps Designs

Kathryn Estry Designs

Paylor Studios

WinksArt Graphics

LouiseL

Memory Mosaic

Scrapbookcrazy Creations

QueenBrat Designs

Lins Creations

Cutie Pie Scraps

Shabby Designs

Lori Imel Designs

Tbeartes

Scrap De Yas

MagsGraphics

Syrena’s Scrap Art

Moore Blessings Digital Design

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

Scrap Designers Blog Train – February

Welcome to our blog train. This month’s theme is “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. We are all using the same color palette so you will have a huge kit once you collect everyone’s part of the train. Remember to follow the Terms of Use for each part.

DOWNLOAD

 

Train Stops

KJDdesigns – You are Here

Songbird Scrap Designs

Rush Ranch

Miggins

DigiJen Scraps

Promethean Concepts

Joy’s Creations

Made by Angelhaze

Skinni’z Statz, Scrapz and Stuff

Scrapbookcrazy Creations by Robyn

Lady DG Scrap

AnnieC Digitals

Moore Blessings Digital Design

 

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

Weekend Sale & More

Three great deals at MyMemories

1. Save 25% off at the Design Shop this weekend only. (Feb 1-3)  Use code LOVELY25

2. Join the MyMemories Design Club to receive a Mega kit Signup Bonus, 8 Exclusive Monthly kits, & Loyalty Discount 5%-20% off purchases in the Design Shop.

3. Purchase MyMemories Suite v9, use code STMMMS5864 to get $10.00 of the price plus more.

25% off at Design Shop   Use code: LOVELY25 at checkout

Join MyMemories Design Club

Purchase MyMemories Suite v9    Use code: STMMMS5864 at checkout

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

 

ScrapTwist Designers February Blog Train

Our second train of 2019 has left the station. Hop aboard, and collect some beautiful kits with the theme “Sweetly Unique”.

Our designers have done a fabulous job this month to bring you some great kits.

Preview (click image for download)

Train Stops

Rush Ranch
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Nellie Bell
Songbird Scraps Designs
KJDdesigns – You are Here
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
The Brown Owl

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself