Pick Up Dazzle on the My Memories November 2018 Blog Train

Pick Up Dazzle on the My Memories November 2018 Blog Train

Be sure and read the entire post, there are links to a total of 11 gifts!
Y-E-S  E-L-E-V-E-N  F-R-E-E-B-I-E-S !!!!

My November Blog Train contribution is Dazzle.  It is a tribute to Autumn with the dazzling colors and constant changes.  You will love the Mini Sampler and delicately textured cardstocks.  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 Dazzle 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 – It’s a Snap Cluster (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 2 –  Just Say Boo Stacker  (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 3 –  Just Say Boo Stacker  (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

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

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

Extra Gift 6 –  Paisley Quick Page  (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

Extra Gift 7 –  Patriots & Loyalists Quick Page  (just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart – it’s FREE)

AND I wanted to let you know that if you participate in my VINTAGE ROMANTIC CHALLENGE in the my Memories forum this month, I have a beautiful gift for you that matches PAISLEY.  All you have to do is make a romantic or vintage layout with ANY My Memories designers kit. YOU COULD EVEN USE THE BLOG TRAIN GIFTS YOU RECEIVED HERE Easy peasy! Here is a peek at the posting bonus! (the preview is linked to my challenge in the MM forum)

I am also featuring this Paisley Quick Page as part of my Documenting Your Life series.  The image is linked to my November post.  I would love to have you join me and Document YOUR Life with one of many 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.

visit each designer’s blog or FB posting for their preview & special link to their MM store
click on the link provided
place their gift in your shopping cart
check out when you have all the gifts collected

Happy Scrap Arts
Marniejo’s house of scraps
PattyB Scraps
Over the Fence Designs
ADB Designs
KJDdesigns
Aimee Harrison Designs
WinksArts Graphics
Sugar Moon Design
Paylor Studio’s
Kathryn Estry Designs
Designs by Lisa Minor
LLL Creations
Armina Designs
Snickerdoodle Designs
Marie H Designs 
Moore Blessings Digital Design
Louise L
Cutie Pie Scraps
QueenBrat Digital Designs
Carolyn’s Creations
Day Dreams ‘n Designs
Lori Imel Designs

My Memories October 2018 Blog Train – Carefree

My Memories October 2018 Blog Train – Carefree

I LOVE giving you Gifts!  The October theme is CAREFREE and it couldn’t be more perfect!  This palette reminds me of the changing autumn colors.

I have 11 gifts this month, including the posting bonuses for the Vintage Romantic challenge and Documenting Your Life.  I hope you enjoy them all and don’t forget to hop off at each stop and see what everyone has waiting for you.

Pick up the CAREFREE Mini Sampler
(click on the preview to go to my store and add it to your shopping cart)

These gifts will be FREE along with the Blog train mini thru the end of the month.

EXTRA GIFT 1 – Carefree Bold Solids 
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 3 –  Carefree Soft Solids Cardstock
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 4 –  Carefree Quick Page
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 5 –  Ocean Waves Cluster
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 6 –  Ocean Waves Stacker
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 7 –  Ocean Waves Quick Page
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Ocean Waves Page Kit

SAVE 30% to 50% through October 28th

Today

Extra Gift 8 –  Today Stacked Paper
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 9 –  Today Cluster
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Today Page Kit

Click on the image to see the entire collection

Documenting Your Life Posting Bonus

Pick up the posting bonus that coordinates with Today

Pick up the Vintage Romantic Challenge Bonus

I hope you enjoy all of the October Blog Train Gifts…Now board back up and see what the next stop has waiting.

Kathryn Estry Designs
Over the Fence Designs
Patty B Scraps
Happy Scrap Arts
ADBDesigns  <<< You Are Here >>>
Louise Scrap
Marnijo’s House of Scraps
Snickerdoodle Designs
Paylor Studio’s
WinksArt Graphics
Benthai Creations
Aimee Harrison Designs
Marie H Designs 
Designs by Lisa Minor
QueenBrat Digital Designs
KJD designs
Lins Creations
Carolyn’s Scrap Creations
Cutie Pie Scraps
PaperScissors
LLL Creations
Sugar Moon Designs
Elizabeth’s Market Cross
Moore Blessings Digital Design
Memory Mosaic

My Memories – Sept 2018 Blog Train – All Aboard!

My Memories – Sept 2018 Blog Train – All Aboard!

ALL Aboard!

My September 2018 My Memories Blog Train contribution: Blooming Harmony!

A delicate mix of flowers & lace in pretty pinks and purple

Just click the images or links to go to My Memories and ADD THEM ALL TO YOUR CART

Blooming Harmony Mini

Blooming Harmony Cardstock

The Three Rs Cluster by Rochelle

The Three Rs Quick Page by Poki

The Three Rs Border

  

The Three Rs
Released to Heritage Scrappers Club Members in August

Now Available in all stores

Fresh Watermelon Cluster by Rochelle

Fresh Watermelon Quick Page by Pia

Fresh Watermelon by ADB Designs

The Painted Garden Stacked Paper by Nancy

The Painted Garden Cluster by Rochelle

The Painted Garden Quick Page by Renee

  

The Painted Garden by ADB Designs

Document Your Life Posting Bonus

The Vintage Romantic Challenge Bonus

Complete Designer List – Be Sure To Check Them All

Paylor Studio’s  
Kathryn Estry Designs
PattyB Scraps
Over the Fence Designs
ADBDesigns  << Your Are Here>>
Happy Scrap Arts
Winks Art Graphics
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Carena’s Designs
LouiseL
Designs by Lisa Minor
PapierStudio
Elizabeth’s Market Cross
Benthai Creations
Marie H Designs
QueenBrat Digital Designs
Paper Scissors
Cutie Pie Scraps 
KJDdesigns
Sugar Moon Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Design
Caroline B.
Carolyn’s Scrap Creations
Lins Creations
Syrena’s Scrap Art
Memory Mosaic
Snickerdoodle Designs

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!

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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

New Year: Resolutions, changes & exciting additions!

New Year: Resolutions, changes & exciting additions!

I have been talking about and thinking about and dreaming about going back to my first love and the reason I started digi scrapping and digi designing: researching my family history and creating scrapbooking layouts and books from that research.  I started digi designing because I could not find what I wanted for my pages/books and then somehow, I drifted away … well, I am going back to my beginnings and I am excited to announce I have have some awesome help coming along with me.

Watch here for more genealogy news, including research tips and genealogy scrapbooking ideas from my Creative Team member, Mary.  Check out her wonderful layout below. She has such a great way of presenting the family history research she has done.  Not only is she an amazing scrapper, she is an enthusiastic and creative genealogist ready to help us all.

I have also enlisted the aid of Dana, another member of my Creative Team to provide tips and tutorials for using  the My Memories software.  When Dana told me, “I absolutely adore this program. I would not be digital scrapbooking at all if this program did not exist. I call it scrapbooking for dummies.” I knew you all could benefit from her expertise. I will have a special section on the blog where Dana and I can share with you and where you can ask questions about the software and receive help.

Last, but not least, dear friend Rebecca will be contributing to my blog as well. Rebecca is a self proclaimed “genealogy newbie” and this gives her a different perspective on how to approach family research and creating the resulting scrapbooks and printed books.  She is not alone, many of you are new to this or feel like you are and the journey IS easier when we are traveling together.  Look for posts that talk about the journey and the steps accomplished.  By her own admission, Rebecca is OCD about many parts of life but when it comes to connecting scrapping with genealogy things just never seem to get finished.  You never know what information she will bring to the table but she loves sharing tools and tips that work to help us save time in everyday life so we have more time to spend doing what we love.

I hope you will share with us about your journey; we are a community.

Best regards & hugs,
Diane

Mary’s layout about her “brick wall.”

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End of the garden canning … tiring but oh so wonderful to finish!

End of the garden canning … tiring but oh so wonderful to finish!

The end of the garden is a special time….time to put the up the last of the vegetables and make the favorites, the recipes that have stood the test of time. Today and into tonight was such a day for me.  My husband is awesome, he does the gardening AND he helps with the canning. In fact, the Pepper Hash he does almost entirely by himself.

We have been canning and freezing all summer but there is something about the end of the season that is special.  Today we finished making the Cucumber Relish and the India Relish and Jim canned another batch of Pepper Hash.

We still have plums to pick and make jam, but canning from the garden is finished.

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Here are my recipes if you are interested.

Pepper Hash

7 cups rough chop mixed hot peppers (serranos, jalapeños, habaneros, banana, etc.)
2 cups sugar
1 qt. white vinegar

cook, stirring frequently, until boils.
Ladle hot into clean, hot jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace.

10 min. boiling water bath.
Yield: appx. 6 pints

Cucumber Relish

2 qts. chopped cucumbers
2 cups chopped sweet green peppers
2 cups chopped sweet red peppers
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup salt
2 qts cold water

1 Tbs Turmeric

1 qt. cider vinegar
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 Tbs mustard seed

(1) combine vegetables, sprinkle with the 1 Tbs turmeric
Dissolve the 1/2 c. salt in the 2 qts. water; pour over vegetables.
Let stand 3-4 hours.

(2) Drain; cover vegetables with cold water. Let stand 1 hour.

(3) Drain thoroughly (I press the vegetables to express additional water)

(4) Combine vinegar, sugar and remaining spices; add vegetables. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Ladle hot into clean, hot jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace.

10 min. boiling water bath.
Yield: appx. 6 pints

India Relish

3 qts. peeled & chopped tomatoes (squeeze the tomatoes to remove excess liquid)
3 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped onion
1/4 cup salt

1 3/4 cups chopped red peppers
1/4 – 1/2 cup chopped hot peppers (any variety)

1 qt. cider vinegar
3 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup mustard seed
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground allspice
3/4 tsp ground cloves

(1) Combine tomatoes, celery & onion in a large bowl and stir salt into them. Let stand for 2 hours.

(2) Add peppers.

(3) In large cooking pot (I use a soup pot) combine vinegar, sugar & spices; add vegetables.
Cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens.

Ladle hot into clean, hot jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace.

15 min. boiling water bath.
Yield: appx. 10 pints

HUGS
Diane