Monthly Archives: June 2012

Celebrate Dad!

This is the layout I used for the #1 Dad Contest on the My Memories Blog.  I think my son is an AWESOME Dad!  He loves spending time with his daughter and he is so patient, kind and understanding with her.  When she was very young I told him that he is the first man she will ever love and to always remember that and that he is the one teaching her how a man should treat her.   She is a precious gift from God and he is doing a fantastic job.  He adores her and she adores him.  This picture is a few years old but I just love it.  I love her expression and how he is holding her protectively.  The kit is All in a Day from Albums to Remember and the Word Art is by A Bit Wordy Word Art.

Page Builders!


I love a challenge!  Today Barbara Plett, one of the designers from My Memories, made an offer I couldn’t refuse.  She would give me a product to try and all I had to do was create a layout using My Memories Suite and tell how I did it.  Win, win, win.
I chose Page Builder 15.  My final layout above started with the template on the right.  If you have a hard time creating a layout from scratch or you’re just in a hurry, try Page Builders.  They each come with a set of templates, in this case 4.  Each is already laid out and all you have to do is drop in the papers, elements and photos that you want to use. You can use it as is or change and rearrange any way you’d like.  To begin you create a new album with a designer template.  Scroll down the list to find the page builder.  Then you can add, delete, or rearrange the pages however you like. And if you want, you can actually let the program automatically insert the photos.  Personally I like to do that myself.
You can use elements from any kit.  I decided to use a couple of kits from Albums to Remember because they were great for these photos.  I used All in a Day and Hawaii.  The font is Janda Elegant Handwriting. 
As you can see, I made a few changes to the overall layout.  First I deleted the lower, right photo box & expanded the one beside it to accommodate the wider photo I wanted to use. Then I grouped all the clustered elements so I could easily move them, just hold the Ctrl key and select each item in the cluster, then choose arrange and group.   When you’re happy with the arrangement, with the group selected choose arrange and ungroup.  Then I inserted the papers & elements I wanted to use.  It’s easy to do.  To insert a photo or paper you just click a photo box or shape and fill it with the photo or paper you choose.  I filled some of the “photo boxes” with papers I liked.  I zoomed in on them so you could see the pattern better.  The 2 boxes with orange background and white/blue flowers were actually banners.  I just zoomed in and used the area I wanted.  You can check out this and other Page Builders at

Rusty Gears

Two more layouts using a kit designed by Touched By a Butterfly.  I love the background paper on the left layout so much!  It’s another kit that I LOVE, I just want to use every thing in the kit because it’s all so fantastic.  This kit, Rusty Gears, is available here  And because she is designer of the week this week every thing is on sale.

Graduation Day!

Here’s another layout using “School Days”.  The font used is Comic Sans.   This new kit from Touched By a Butterfly will be in the store soon.   More exciting news Celeste, the designer behind Touched By a Butterfly, will be the featured designer at this next week.   Everything in her shop will be on sale.  So go to her store next week and check it out!   Everything is going to be on sale. Here is a link to her shop

School Days Then and Now!

Here is a page of my nephew.  The theme here is THEN and NOW!  The “NOW” picture is one of my favorites!   He is so funny.  This kit I used is called School Days designed by Touched By a Butterfly.  This is such a great kit, I love it!  It will be available soon.  Over the next few days I’m going to post a couple more layouts using this kit so you can see a good variety.  I know you’re going to want it, so check her MyMemories store regularly for this new kit and other great kits.  Here’s a link to the store  The font used is Clipper Script.  Here you go…

Family Love!

“Family Love”  another layout using Canada Day by Digi Cyber Scraps is coming soom to My Use the Digi Cyber Scraps button on the right to go directly to her My Memories store.  “Family” is Yee-Haw Extra Monogram by Just So Scrappy. Love is by Word Art World. Photo Template layout by Marshal Dillon.


Scary Claus!

A couple of years ago, when Mill was 3 years old, her Daddy took her to see Santa.  She was so excited until she got up close!  Santa looks a little scary up close!  She wouldn’t sit on his lap unless Daddy did too.  So Daddy sat on Santa’s lap and Mill sat on Daddy’s lap and they got the photo.  Priceless!  As they were leaving the mall Mill said “I love Santa!”  Daddy asked if she wanted to go back and sit on his lap so they could get another photo.  She declined!  The kit is Jolie Belle Jardin Rose from Touched By a Butterfly.  You can find it here  The font is HFF Pessoas Lindas.