Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Welcome Guest Designer, Esther

Today I would like to welcome and introduce to you Esther.  She is our guest designer for the month of May.  You can see the first layout she created this month below.  I am so thrilled to have her share her talents with us this month.  Here is what Esther shared about herself...


Hello, I’m Esther, 41 years old.
Together with my son from 10 years old, and husband I live in Almere, the Netherlands.
I work part time as a financial administrator by an importer for photography supplies. How lucky can you be?

Besides my scrapbooking hobby I like to go hiking, geocaching and traveling. Of course these are the perfect combinations with taking pictures to scrap.  With a husband, who is a hobby photographer, I always have the choice of a lot of great pictures for my layouts.

When I scrap I love to work with sketches. Usually I make double page layouts. When I have a sketch for a single page, I combine these often with another layout template. This is a great way to put a lot of photos on a layout.

I’m a “clean” scrapper. Yes, I also like all the mixed media products and use them, but almost never very much on one page. Something I always do is inking the edges of every photo and piece of paper on my layout. Further I really like to use rubons and (letter) stickers.

When you want to see more of my layouts, please visit my blog www.essiesscrap.blogspot.nl . When you want to be updated when I post a new layout, follow this blog by email.
Thanks for choosing me as a guest designer at “The memory nest”.  


I LOVE how Esther took the single page sketch and created a double layout.  the fact that all the shapes are cut from pictures is amazing. I can't even imagine the time it took for her to plan that.  WOW!!  Thanks, Esther for sharing this fabulous page with us.

To see what the rest of the DT created click here.  I hope you will join Esther and the rest of us in creating something with the first May sketch.

Happy welcoming Esther!





Monday, May 2, 2016

Make it Monday No. 59

Happy Monday!  Time for our first May sketch!!  The Ladies did an AMAZING job creating with this sketch that I called, Shape it Your Way!!  I am thrilled at all the different shapes and designs they created from this sketch!!  I love each and every one!  They are all so unique.  Play along with us and show us how you Shape it YOUR Way!!  I look forward to seeing what you design!


This month we also have a guest designer.  Welcome to Esther.  Please stop back tomorrow to learn a little about Esther.  Esther took the sketch one step further and created a two page layout.






LOTS of Fabulous layouts this month to inspire you!!  We hope you will play along.

Happy Creating with us!




Friday, April 15, 2016

Christmas in April!

Hello Ladies.  It has been a fun week sharing with you and seeing what you have been creating.  Made me really miss all the blogging I have not been doing.  Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments.  Christmas layouts using Basic Grey Juniper Berry.






Happy Friday,

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bella Blvd. Fresh Market

Hello.  Enjoying spring break!!  Love having the time to share layouts.  Here are a couple from the Bella Blvd. Fresh Market Collection!


My son, with the help and supervision of my hubby, trying to start a fire with a magnifying glass!


My potted tomato plant tomatoes!
Get your fresh fruit, Fresh Market at The Memory Nest!

Happy Sharing,





Wednesday, April 13, 2016

XOXO ~ Inspired

I just LOVE Bella Blvd.  This is their Valentina collection, which was perfect for this layout I wanted to replicate.  When I first saw Heather Leopard's layout with x's and o's, I fell in love.  Then she posted her Sketchy Scrapper challenges where she took her layouts and made them in to a sketch.  I was thrilled.  I didn't make it in time to link up, but was thrilled to still be inspired by Heather's layout and sketch.  (see Heather's layout and sketch below).










Thanks Heather for inspiring me!!




The Valentina Collection by Bella Blvd. is available at tMN!!
I will be back to share more layouts using this fun set of papers.
NEW Valentina

Happy Creating and Shopping,


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Basic Grey - Typeset

The Basic Grey Typest collection is so pretty.  I love the color combo and the somewhat scholarly feel to the papers and embellishments.  These papers happened to match the outfits that my kids wore for the first day of school this year.  I also used this collection to showcase my daughter's induction into National Junior Honor Society. 










I just realized that I never added 7th to my daughter's layout!




Basic Grey Typeset is available at The Memory Nest.
Thanks for stopping by!

Typeset - Chipboard Shapes   Typeset Collection Pack Typeset Veneer Shapes

Happy Scrapping, 


Monday, April 11, 2016

Make it Monday No. 58

Happy Monday.  I am looking forward to having the week off.  It will be a great time to share and visit all of your blogs.

The design team ROCKED the new sketch!!  I LOVE all their different and unique interpretations of the sketch!!  We hope you will play along and share your take on this fun sketch created by Katie Lamb.  I look forward to seeing your layouts or cards!!

















Cards and Layouts are both welcome in our link up.
One lucky winner with be chosen from all the entries.  
(international winners will be invited to guest design)

Happy Playing along,





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