Friday, December 26, 2014

Layering Papers and Using Borders and Clusters Tutorial

Hello everyone, this is a quick tutorial on layering and using my borders in the My Memories Software.  Creating quick gorgeous layouts can be easy with this awesome software.

For this tutorial I used my  Holiday Happenings Bundle Pack

1. Step one is pretty simple, Add a background

2.  Your next paper will be added as an embellishment.  Once it is added double click on it and a window will pop up called "Embellishment Settings"  Select Units: Inches.  Make sure the "Keep Proportions" box is checked.  In the width box type in 11.5, it will auto full the Height, close the box. You will notice you paper has been resized.



3. Next in the top menu click on "Arrange", "Align", then Center Vertically on Page.
Repeat and selcect "Center Horizontally on Page".  Your paper should be perfectly centered now.
Add a shadow to give it some depth.



4.  Repeat step 4 with your third paper.  You should now have a nice background for your page.



5.  Next you add your border and adjust it to the bottom of the page. About the bottom of the third of the page is very nice.  And give it a soft shadow to pop it off the page.



6.  Add your frames and place them where you think they will go.  There is always some adjusting as you go along.



7.  Now add a cluster to top off the frames and adjust the sizes.  I rotated one to place on the side of one of the frames to balance out the graphics.  Also once I placed and adjusted the clusters I had to move around the frames to get good placement on the layout.  And added some soft shadows for that little pop.
HINT: Hold down shift to select more than one embellishment and move groups around.



8.  Next I added photo boxes, this is where you would add your photos. Add them and adjust their sized then move them behind the frames.

9.  Last I added some text.  You might decide to add a title or some jounaling.
HINT:  The photo frames would be a nice place to add some text.  Simply add a background and size it to fit in the frame and add your journaling.
And here is the finished layout, cute and simple.


 You can find these adorable Penguins in my shop!







Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Share the Memories Freebies!

Come on over and see lots of NEW fun Christmas things
in my shop!
And grab the Share the Memories freebies below!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

My Memories December Designers Blog Train - Let it Snow

While you are traveling along be sure to check out the  My Memories software it is perfect for digital scrap booking.  MyMemories Suite is:
    • Easy to Use -Drag and drop photos and elements to your page(s) or use our Fast Fill feature. Create your own page(s) from scratch or from pre-made designer templates.
    • Editing Features -Recolor, Re-sized, Rip, Red-Eye, Filters, Crop, Shapes
    • Sharing -Print at home or professionally. Create custom blog or Facebook graphics. Export as jpg, svg or png.
Use my code to get $10 off the purchase of the software.  
Code - STMMMS8385
You can also use my code to get 10% off at the 
My Memories Photo Gift Store.

You will be directed to my store at My Memories  to get your kit. You will have to create an account in the My Memories store. It is free to start an account and no purchase is necessary.

While in my shop be sure to check out all the fun kits in my shop!  Christmas has definately arrived at Syrena's Scrap Art!

      

      

   Now on to the Train!  Let It Snow

Then follow the links below for the next stop!
Come back and share your pages made with the Train!



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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Memories

It's always fun to share memories and what an awesome time of year to share!  Christmas has always been my favorite time of year.  I grew up in the Southern Colorado where the seasons were very evident.  The beautiful fall let us know that Christmas was just around the corner.

Christmas as a child was filled with all kinds of fun activities. Trips up to the top of the Rocky Mountains to hunt for the perfect Christmas tree.  We would bundle up with layers and trample through snow up to my neck, dad and grandpa would cut the tree with a chainsaw and load it up for the trip home. Grandma's Christmas tree was a huge tumble weed!  She would spray it with fake snow and decorate it with the most amazing ornaments from her life.  It was so beautiful and delicate.

Next was the days leading up to Christmas filled with cooking and baking.  All my aunts and cousins would gather to make homemade pies, cookies, fudge, candy, and all kinds of traditional trimmings for the big feast on Christmas Day.  My Grandma cooked on an old coal stove, and everything was made from scratch and smelled amazing.

Christmas Eve we all  piled in Grandma's station wagon and drove around town to see all the Christmas lights.  Then back at home we sat and watched the Santa Tracker from Norad tell us how close Santa was, when he was close all the kids were rushed to bed in anticipation of Christmas Morning.  

Christmas Morning everyone gathered to open presents, after the flurry of wrapping paper flying Grandma would slip to the kitchen to make breakfast for everyone and start the turkey.  After breakfast it was watching the Macy's Parade, playing games, setting up the long table with Grandmas special dishes and gold silverware and the anticipation of all the yummy food we had been smelling all week long.  After the feast it was more games, football, and of course napping.  Christmas was hard work. I will never forget those wonderful Christmas' filled with love and family.

The layout I am sharing is a collage of Christmas spent with my hubby, sons, and Grandsons as all my photos from my childhood are tucked away in storage.

Merry Christmas to everyone!
 

I used my kit "Santa's North Pole for the graphics and layout:) 


This kit is also available in a Bundle with extra addons!






Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Digital Scrapbooking, A Fall Layout



My scrapbooking represents a lifetime of caring for and being around kids.  From being the oldest sibling to being a grandmother.  I was a stay at home mom, the one who's house was always full of kids.  At church I was the Director of Children's ministries and the children's choir director.  When my kids both started school I went back to school and became an elementary school teacher.  My students were always asking me to draw something or show them how to draw something, my classrooms were always filled with color and art.  Then I became a grandma, it is awesome being a grandma!  Later I went away to learn to be an animator, and guess what at school I seemed to collect big kids.  Even now we always seem to have those big kids hanging out.

So you could say my designs are highly influenced by life with kids.

Now on to this layout.  I started with the picture of my oldest son and two adorable grandsons taken a few years back.  They were at a pumpkin farm in the fall which brings memories of that farm and all the brilliant colors. I choose my Digital Kit, "Fabulous Fall Owls" to create the layout.  I wanted to use all the wonderful colors in the papers so I made strips for the background, added the photo, frame, and embellishments.  The hardest thing for me with this layout was the title.  I had it all done then the title did not seem to fit anywhere.  I made several versions of the title and finally settled on this one.  In the end I love the layout!

When I design my kits I usually start with a color palette.  Then I use that palette to make papers/backgrounds.  As I am making the backgrounds the rest of the kit comes to life, my mind thinks of things like, "oh, a bear in a cute little dress would go with this" or "this will make an awesome little boy kit".  Other times I have a theme in mind for the kit, but the first thing I do is define my color palette.

You can find the "Fabulous Fall Owls" kit here.  I loved this layout so much I made a quick page of this layout you can also find it in my store here!



Share the Memories Freebies from My Memories

Come on over and see what's  new in my shop and grab the Share the Memories freebies below!


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Personalized a special gift!

My Memories Print Shop has some great gifts ideas, Printed Canvas, Photo Greeting Cards, Phone Covers, & more. 

Use the coupon code: STMMMS8385 for 10% off your order!













Sunday, November 16, 2014

My Memories November Blog Train!

While you are traveling along be sure to check out the  My Memories software it is perfect for digital scrap booking.  MyMemories Suite is:
    • Easy to Use -Drag and drop photos and elements to your page(s) or use our Fast Fill feature. Create your own page(s) from scratch or from pre-made designer templates.
    • Editing Features -Recolor, Re-sized, Rip, Red-Eye, Filters, Crop, Shapes
    • Sharing -Print at home or professionally. Create custom blog or Facebook graphics. Export as jpg, svg or png.
Use my code to get $10 off the purchase of the software.  
Code - STMMMS8385
You can also use my code to get 10% off at the 
My Memories Photo Gift Store.

Our blogtrain is running a little different. You will be directed to my store at My Memories,  to get your kit. You will have to create an account in the My Memories store. It is free to start an account and no purchase is necessary.

While you are traveling along the train be sure to check out all the fun kits in my shop!  Lots of new kits & more coming for the Holidays!

   

    
  
Now on to the Train!  "Cozy Autumn Days"

Then follow the links below for the next stop!
Come back and share your pages made with the Train!


Now on to the Next Stop!
List of All Participants 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Weeks Freebies at My Memories!

Come on over and see what's  new in my shop and grab the freebies below!


Grab this weeks Freebies over at My Memories!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Memories Designers-Autumn Leaves Blog Train

While you are traveling along be sure to check out the  My Memories software it is perfect for digital scrap booking.  MyMemories Suite is:
    • Easy to Use -Drag and drop photos and elements to your page(s) or use our Fast Fill feature. Create your own page(s) from scratch or from pre-made designer templates.
    • Editing Features -Recolor, Re-sized, Rip, Red-Eye, Filters, Crop, Shapes
    • Sharing -Print at home or professionally. Create custom blog or Facebook graphics. Export as jpg, svg or png.
Use my code to get $10 off the purchase of the software.  Code - STMMMS8385

Our blogtrain is running a little different. You will be directed to my store at My Memories,  to get your kit. You will have to create an account in the My Memories store. It is free to start an account and no purchase is necessary.

While you are traveling along the train be sure to check out all the fun fall kits in my shop!

       


This train's theme is "Autumn Leaves"

Then follow the links below for the next stop!
Come back and share your pages made with the Train!


Now on to the Next Stop!

List of All Participants 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

My Memories Software Coupon Code!

Did you know My Memories has some awesome software? And you can use all my files in the software? My Memories software is easy and fun to use. Create stunning photo-books in minutes using the beautiful templates available. go to My Memories Software Page and use STMMMS8385 in the promo code box on the shopping cart page! You will get $10 off the software (reduced price of only $29.95), plus you get a coupon for $10 for the MyMemories online store.



Be sure to stop my my shop, lots of new kits!



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Syrena's Scrap Art Creative Team Call

Please Email me if to apply

CT members - Create 2 pages per kit.  Must be active and post to social media and galleries.  In return get my kits for free.

My Memories Template Creator - Create Albums and Photo Books. Must be experienced with MyMemories software.  Contract will need to be signed. In return get my kits for free and 50% on sales of templates you create.

Please include links to your work in your message.




Something New! Ice Princess!

New Digital Scrapbook Kit ready for some cool memories!


This weeks Freebies at My Memories!

Grab these awesome Freebies!  And be sure to stop by my shop and see whats New!