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Welcome to May, and Happy May Day. We (my sister and myself) use to celebrate this when we lived on the East Coast. We would put together some little wild flowers and put them in a paper holder. The holder would have a string on it and we would put it on our neighbor’s door knobs. Once we moved to CA we didn’t do it as it really wasn’t celebrated in CA. At least not where we lived. This is a busy month for me, Mother’s Day, my brother’s b-day, his son’s b-day, my hubby and I celebrate our anniversary, and Memorial Day. I hope you have a wonderful month, and get a lot done.

At the forum we are celebrating May with the theme of “Hoppy Spring” for the challenge bonuses. Not all designers follow the theme as it is optional but quite a few of us do. Either way, you will collect some fabulous kits from our very dedicated designers. Here is a peek of some of the bonuses.

Come and join the fun. We have lots of FREEBIES for you. Register (for free), start posting, join the challenges, and the games. The more you post, the more FREEBIES you will have available to you.

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

December Challenges Begin 12/1

Are you ready for some digital scrapbooking challenges, and freebies? I know I am, I have so much fun doing the different challenges. And I learn from them too. The bonuses are fantastic! Come join us at the ScrapTwist Free4All Forum. It’s free to register, and the more you participate, and comment the more freebies you will be able to collect. Here is a peek at some of the kits and bonuses for December.

 December Challenges

All About Me

Be Inspired


Carol Swap




Pay It Forward





Use It All

We also have sections for games, recipes, crafts, and so much more. Hope to see you at the Forum.

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

ScrapTwist Free 4 All Forum

Our September Challenges are ready for you, so stop by and join the fun. We have several different challenges to choose from. Pick the ones you like or do them all. Most of the designers make their bonus kit using the month’s theme and color palette so if you do all the challenges, you end up with a large kit. Our theme for September bonus’ is Hobbies. I have many hobbies but focused on three; sewing, reading, and gardening. I host three challenges so if you do all three you will get all of my bonus kits.

Previews of my Bonus Kits.

Preview of All Bonus Kits

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

Oct Challenge by Marniejo’s House of Scraps

Welcome to a new month, and with it brings a new challenge at the MyMemories Forum.

Marilyn, owner of Marniejo’s House of Scraps hosts the “Tell A Story” Challenge each month.

Click the Layout below to be taken to the challenge rules for this month.

Here is my Layout for the challenge. I used Marilyn’s kits “Forest Mist” and “Country Summer”.

MyMemories August Challenge by MHoS

(Click image to go to the challenge)

I was away on a five day vacation to Tahoe to visit my daughter. We had a great time but now it is time for me to get back to creating. Today I have two layouts to share with you for Marniejo’s House of Scraps’ August “Tell A Story” Challenge in the MyMemories Forum.

Marilyn used her kit “Around the Fire” for her layout, and I used her kit “Jeans for Joey” for my layout. Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for previews, and specials.

“Around the Fire”

(Click image to be taken to the kit in her store)

Layout by Marilyn

“Jeans for Joey”

(Click image to be taken to the kit in her store)

Layout by Karen

Marilyn has many extras in her store for the kit “Around the Fire”. You could purchase them individually or as a bundle to save money. Below is the bundle Marilyn has in her store.

The extras in the above bundle are not the only extras she has for “Around the Fire” so be sure to take a look around in her store for the other extras she has available.

Now, for those who read all the way to the bottom of this post. Click on the image above for the “Jeans for Joey” Kit to be taken to it in Marilyn’s store…it is free right now. That’s right, her kit which includes 24 papers and 51 elements is Free!

If you grab the “Jeans for Joey” kit, please click image below to go to her FB Fan Page where you can thank her for such a wonderful freebie.

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself


Marniejo’s House of Scraps July Challenge

Summer is in full swing, and that means vacations, family time, and food!  What is your favorite summertime food?  Mine is ice cream, which I am sure is the favorite of many. It is the perfect food to keep cool on those hot summer days. This month’s challenge is to make a layout based on your favorite summertime food.

To see the complete instructions for this challenge and to post your layout click HERE.

Here is some inspiration. Both layouts were created using Marilyn’s kit “Time for Ice Cream”.

My Layout

Marilyn’s Layout

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself


June Challenge by Marniejo’s House of Scraps

Come join the June Challenge at MyMemories. You can go to the MyMemories Link HERE for the instructions and samples of other designers’ layouts. I have also written the instructions below.

You may use any active MyMemories kit.

* First choose the photo you’ll use and frame it.
** Next decide what 2 background papers to use.
(I angled my second paper)
*** Anchor one background paper to the other with 3 buttons, brads or staples.
**** Cluster 4 flowers
***** Tuck in 5 leaves
(I used 5 branches of leaves)
****** Add 6 additional elements

I used the kit “Something” by Marniejo’s House of Scraps. If you would like to purchase this kit, it is available at:

My Layout

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself


Tell A Story – April Challenge

Marniejo’s House of Scraps April Challenge is a template. I really enjoyed doing this challenge, and I used her kit “Capture Time” for my layout. Come on over to the MyMemories Forum, read the rules for the challenge, create a layout with the template, and post it for all to see.


“Tell A Story Challenge”

“Capture Time” Kit


My Layout

J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

Tell a Story March Challenge

Marniejo’s House of Scraps has a new challenge for March on the MyMemories Forum. Head on over to the challenge by clicking on the image below. She also has a March Mini Freebie on their FB Page HERE, once you are on her FB Page, click on Fan Freebie on the left. I used the March Freebie to make my layout for the March Challenge. You can use any kit you like but in order to receive the free clusters below you need to use one of Marniejo’s kits. Below is my layout for the challenge.



J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourslef

January Challenge


Each month Marilyn, owner of Marniejo’s House of Scraps, hosts a challenge at MyMemories Forum. Come join the fun and receive the kit used for the challenge – FREE! If you join, please be sure to make a layout and post it on the forum. It is FREE to join the MyMemories Forum.

The theme for the layout is to make something showing a special moment. I love, love, love the snow but I lived in Southern California after leaving Vermont at a fairly young age. Recently my husband and I retired to Northern California but it doesn’t snow often where we live. So when we do get Snow it is a very special moment for me. And two days ago…we got snow! The photo in my layout is Main St. where we live.

Here is the layout I made with this month’s Kit. And here is the link for the Challenge.


J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

December Challenge

Come have some fun at Marniejo’s House of Scraps December Challenge at MyMemories Forum. Below is the kit you will receive for FREE to make a layout.


Here is my layout.


And here is the FREE gift you will receive once you post your layout in the forum.


J – O – Y

Jesus – others – yourself

MM November Challenge

Marniejo’s House of Scraps hosts a monthly challenge on the MyMemories Forum titled “Tell a Story”. Click on the kit preview below to be taken to the forum where you will find the rules for the challenge. Let Marilyn know you would like to participate, and she will send you the kit. Then create a layout and post it in the forum. (You will need to register to the forum, it is free to do so.) If you ask for the kit, please make sure you create a layout and post it.

Kit Preview


My Layout


J – O – Y

Jesus – Others – Yourself

Tell A Story October Challenge

Over at MyMemories Forum Marilyn of Marniejo’s House of Scraps hosts a monthly challenge called “Tell A Story”. You can visit the challenge HERE for rules and how to enter. Below is a preview of the kit you will receive to make your layout for the October challenge, and two layouts I made. Come join the fun!


kjd_oct-challenge_qp1 kjd_octchallenge_qp2

J – O – Y

Jesus – Others – Yourself

MMS7 Give-a-way


That’s right! I am going to give one lucky winner the newest version of MyMemories Suite, the best software out there for digital scrapbooking. The award winning My Memories Suite Software is a fun and easy way to create scrapbooks, photo books, prints, custom gifts, and more!

Easy to Use

Fast fill your photos in pre-designed templates.
Design and customize every part of your pages and layouts.
Quick and simple ways to add photos, embellishments, shapes, and more.

Creative Tools

Simple editing features with size, rotate, rip, fade, recolor, filters, cropping, and more.

Sharing for Everyone

Print at home, or order prints online to preserve your memories.
Perfect for digitally sharing with family and friends as jpg, png, or pdf.
Upload your designs as a custom blog or facebook graphic.

150 new backgrounds
400 new embellishments
  26 page photo book templates, 7 new
4 new greeting card templates

To see what’s new visit:  MyMemories Suite V7

To download a PDF file of the new features click HERE.

Here is a quick page I made using my Horton’s Disease kit.

Horton's Disease Preview


And these are some clusters I made from my Springtime Kit.


You too can make great photobooks, quickpages, frames, clusters, borders, and so much more with this easy to use software.

How can you enter for a chance to win? Go to KJDdesigns and leave a comment to this post telling me what your favorite product is from my store. Not only will you win MMS V7 but you will also receive the product that you chose as your favorite.

Contest runs from Dec. 5, 2015 – Dec. 15, 2015. One comment per person to qualify for the drawing. I will post the winner on December 16, 2015  after 12pm PDT.

Good Luck!

Happy Scrapping!



The Fun Begins Today!

Ivy Scraps is celebrating their 6th Birthday with lots of activities and fun during the whole month of November. Each day there will be free downloads, and birthday challenges along with the regular monthly challenges, so stop by frequently and check in on all the happenings. The Download-A-Day theme is Home for the Holidays, and once you collect all the daily downloads you will have a beautiful and large kit to scrap your holiday photos. Don’t forget to stop by the Ivy Scrap Store for all the sales, and be sure to visit the designers’ blogs as they may have some goodies for you there as well.  The newsletter  is filled with information about everything that is happening this month.

My store is 40% off for the entire month of November.

Birthday Store Wide Sale

Download A Day Freebies (DAD)


Don’t forget about our Mini Pixel Kits for only $1.00 each.


Happy Scrapping!


Do You Like a Challenge?

If so, you should go to Ivy Go to the site, register (Registration is free), click on the Forum tab, look for the thread that says “Challenges”. They have many, many challenges going on each month. You can choose the ones you want to do, and then the next month try something different. The designers have come up with some great challenges. Just like this one I did from Marniejo’s House of Scraps. Marniejo’s challenge is called “Create Using It All”. She provides a small kit and you make a layout using all the pieces.

Here is September’s Kit


Here is my layout

Sept Use It All Challenge_KJDdesigns


Happy Scrapping!