The January 2019 MMBT Featured Mini is Winter Blues

The January 2019 MMBT Featured Mini is Winter Blues

Welcome to the FIRST My Memories Blog Train of the new year!   Winter Blues is the theme.  It is fun and full of bits and pieces that will work on just about any scrapbook page.  Be sure to read the entire post.  There are links to 15 Gifts!

This is a fun little mini kit.  If you’ve already scrapped all of your winter photos, this is a great little mini for making gift tags or Christmas ornaments for next year.
Click on the previews to go to my store and add these to your shopping cart.

 

 

I LOVE giving you Gifts to sweeten your day! ~ These gifts will be FREE along with the Blog train mini thru the end of the month.

This month, I’m featuring clusters, stacked papers, and quick pages that coordinate with some of my most recent releases.  I designed these to work as a stand-alone gift but I’m also providing a link to the kits and bundles in case you missed these.  

Each image is linked.  Just click on the image to go to my store and add these to your cart.

Set One features Gifts made from Winter Fun

 

 

Quick Links to the Winter Fun Bundle and Page Kit

 

Set Two features Gifts made from Spicy Sweet

 

 

Quick Links to the Spicy Sweet Collection

 

ADB Designs Spicy Sweet Digital Scrapbook Collection

Spicy Sweet Digital Scrapbook Bundle

 

 

Set Two features Gifts made from Season’s Best

 

 

 

Quick Links to the Season’s Best Collection

 

Set Three features Gifts made from part of my Heritage Scrappers Series, American Bandstand

 

 

Quick Links to the American Bandstand Collection

 

Bonus Gifts!

Bonus Gift 1
Join me in The Vintage Romantic Challenge and Get this Winter Fun Cluster for participating.

 

I would love to have you join me and Document YOUR Life with one of many scrapping and journaling prompts.

All done with my goodies?
If you didn’t come from OVER THE FENCE DESIGNS then you will want to go there next and grab the matching MINI & gifts from Patty & me.

Participating Designers:

The award-winning My Memories Suite software has just been updated and the latest release is awesome. It is a fun and easy way to create scrapbooks, photobooks, prints, custom gifts, and more!

Buy My Memories Suite 9 now and get:

$10 off purchase price
10% off photo books & photo gifts
with my coupon code: STMMMS89620

The 1st Month Free to the Design Club
$10 to spend in my designer store!

A Free* 6” x 6” Softcover 26 Page Photobook

*You Only Pay Shipping & Handling

MM7-Software-Features-Strip

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.

Here is a link to download the trial version or to purchase if you are ready. LINK
BE SURE AND USE MY COUPON CODE TO RECEIVE $10 off YOUR PURCHASE PRICE code: STMMMS89620 – LINK
Here is a link to MM Suite software tutorials on u-tube: LINK

3 Tools to To Help You Recreate Lost Death Records

3 Tools to To Help You Recreate Lost Death Records

Simple solutions to help you tell your family story when you can’t source the life event.

One of the biggest research hurdles genealogists face is finding documentation for life events when the local courthouse records have been destroyed.  This article lists over 40 courthouses in North Carolina where records were lost due to fires.  I suspect the statistics are similar for most states/territories from that era.

Fortunately, for those of us willing to dig deep, there is hope of at least being able to piece together enough information to confirm the validity of a leaf or other hint with our ancestors.  I am a firm believer in sourced and legitimate documentation when I am working on the official family tree, but those resources don’t always do my genealogy scrapbooks justice.

My scrapbooks are a combination of facts and stories I want to leave for future generations.  They also represent my own creativity.  A picture really is worth a thousand words when you’re creating a scrapbook so even if I don’t have a photo of my ancestor I like the idea of having a graphic on their page.

Omega is the January 2019 Heritage Scrappers Club Mega.  Omega features a dark palette of earthy colors with elements designed to help you create pages documenting the death of your ancestors.  The bonuses include a funeral program template, ornamental gates, and fencing templates, and 2 sets of grave markers with concrete text styles for you to create your own family monuments.

The Omega Mega Bundle, including 5 bonuses is available exclusively to Club Members through January 25th at 73% to 82% off or you can pick it up from any of my stores in March.  These bonuses are ready for you to add your own creativity.

 

If you have been running into brick walls trying to locate death records, here are some helpful resources:

SAVE 73% to 82% on the
Heritage Scrappers Club Mega Collections.

The Omega Bundle

The Omega Page Kit

The Omega Extras

The Omega Sampler

The Omega Club Member Bonuses

These bonuses are included with your monthly or annual Heritage Scrappers Club Membership.  They will be available for purchase individually when Omega is released in stores in approximately 45 days.

Funeral Program Template

Use the Funeral Program Templates to recreate a missing program or create one based on the information you’ve gathered in your research.  This bonus includes 5 different border designs and a variety of text and design layers so you can make it your own.  Use as an element on your family member’s page or use it as a page of its own.  Change out the background colors, modify the styles or borders, the sky is the limit.

Gates & Fencing

Use the Gates & Fencing Bonus to create a cemetery layout or use it to embellish pages of a garden.  The decorative fences can be styled and sized for hundreds of uses.

Grave Marker Templates

Can’t find a headstone or grave marker?  These templates will help you make a memorable marker for your family members.  Use with the Bonus Omega Concrete Styles to create an authentic looking marker.

Engrave Style Pack

The Engrave Style Pack works beautifully on any template.  It features styles with the look of aged concrete.  It is designed to embellish the Grave Marker Templates but will also work on any element you want to modify to look like concrete.

Layout Inspiration Made With Omega

Not everyone is a genealogy or heritage scrapper.  You can see the versatility of Omega in the layouts below.

Ready to Scrap Your Family History?

Become A Member of the Heritage Scrappers Club and receive a new Mega on the 10th of each month for one low price.

Where to find us while we update the ADB Designs shop

Where to find us while we update the ADB Designs shop

It’s official.  I’ve turned off the ADB-Designs.com shop and we will begin working on improvements soon.

While we’re Under Construction, we want you to be able to find us so this is a quick list of all store links for ADB Designs, Over the Fence Designs, and PattyB Scraps.  2019 is going to be filled with products to help you tell your family story.  I love that we’re able to give you a variety of places to shop and participate in monthly challenges.

ADB Designs

 

Over The Fence Designs

PattyB Scraps

Wrap Up Your 2018 Photo Projects With These Blow Out Deals

Wrap Up Your 2018 Photo Projects With These Blow Out Deals

2018 is coming to a close.  How did you do on reaching your scrapbooking goals this year?  Did you get your photos organized?  Did you get your vacation scrapped?  Did you turn your pages into a photo book or get them printed for future generations?  Hopefully, you were able to cross some of your goals off your list, but if you didn’t, 2019 is right around the corner and we can start fresh.

What better way to start the new year than with a full stash of kits at a HUGE DISCOUNT.

The Buy My Store Deal has ended but there are still some Big Discounts in the store through 12/31/18.

Don’t Forget The Gifts!

You still have 2 full days to pick up 20 Gifts in the December 2018 My Memories Blog Train.

You have until January 15th to download all of the December gifts from my Facebook Page and Heritage Scrappers Group.

If your goals are to scrap your family history, be sure to check out the December Heritage Scrappers Mega – Bygone Baby.  It is filled with tools to help you scrap baby photos from your great-grandmother to your great-granddaughter.  Pick up the Sampler here.  You’ll be ready to scrap generations of births and create your own story with the December Genealogy Bonuses.  Members get the entire Mega Collection PLUS Big Bonus Heritage Resources at a huge discount.

 

After December 31st, you’ll be able to find ADB-Designs in these stores

Digital Scrapbooking Studio  |  Gingerscraps  |  Go Digital Scrapbooking  |  My Memories 

Have a Safe & Happy New Year!

I’m looking forward to scrapping with you in 2019!

Country Holiday is the Featured Freebie on the December 2018 MMBT

Country Holiday is the Featured Freebie on the December 2018 MMBT

It’s December!  The month for gift giving and you won’t be disappointed.  Be sure to read the entire post.  There are links to 20 Gifts!

My December Blog Train Contribution is Country Holiday.  This festive little mini kit was designed to help you get your own creative juices flowing.  There is still time to make Christmas cards, mini albums, or maybe a holiday greeting post for your facebook page.  Click on the previews to go to my store and add these to your shopping cart.

I LOVE giving you Gifts to sweeten your day! ~ These gifts will be FREE along with the Blog train mini thru the end of the month. I have been listening to what everyone says about what gift is the best; I will keep working to include more of what you like best in the future. Feedback is welcome; leave me a comment telling me your favorite(s).  This month, in addition to the Country Holiday products, I have some wonderful gifts that coordinate with some of my recent releases.  

Each one is linked.  Just click on the image to go to my store and add these to your cart.

Extra Gift 1 – Family Portrait Cluster (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 2 – Family Portrait Quick Page (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 3 – Family Portrait Stacked Paper (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 4 – Mysterious Cluster (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 5 – Mysterious Quick Page (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 6 – Mysterious Stacked Paper (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 7 – Old Fashioned Fright Stacked Paper (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 8 – Old Fashioned Fright Cluster (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 9 – The Road Not Taken Cluster (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 10 – The Road Not Taken Quick Page (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 11 – The Road Not Taken Stacked Paper (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 12 – The Road Not TakenCluster (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 13 – Under the Canopy Cluster (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 14 – Under the Canopy Quickpage (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 15 – Under the Canopy Stacked Paper (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Bonus Gifts!

Bonus Gift 1
Join me in The Vintage Romantic Challenge and Get this Under the Canopy Cluster for participating.

 

I am also featuring these gifts as part of my Documenting Your Life series.  The image is linked to my December posts.  I would love to have you join me and Document YOUR Life with one of many journaling prompts.

Bonus Gift 2 – Mysterious Stacked Paper- Documenting Your LIfe Blog Post Dec 6

Bonus Gift 3 – The Road Not Taken Stacked Paper – THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY DEC 20 with the Blog post that day

All done with my goodies?
If you didn’t come from OVER THE FENCE DESIGNS then you will want to go there next and grab the matching MINI & gifts from Patty & me.

Visit each designer’s blog or FB posting for their preview & special link to their MM store