Ready for July Kit Digital Goodies?

The July Kit shipping in one day! If you haven't made your order, do it now! This kit inspired me literally the second it landed on my desk. I did five layouts with it in one and a half days: that's a record for me!

You can see some of my layouts and the rest of the design team's work in the gallery and there will be more coming in the next few days.

In the meantime, I will give you a sneak peek of some of the digital elements we will post this week. These were designed to work with this kit. Michelle already posted one journaling spot. Here's a sneak of what else is coming:

Check the digital downloads board later this week for more!

Cooling off!!!'s good to be a kid. Do you remember when it didn't matter what kind of pool you had as long as you were wet? Well....just imagine what it's like for four kids to fit into a 6 foot round pool.

We actually belong to the YMCA which has THREE indoor and THREE outdoor pools - plus slides and a "Sprinkler Park". But after a few hours at the Y for swimming lessons the kids are just as happy being home in their pool!!

I hope everyone is STAYING COOL!!!

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Layout of the Week

Well, we the design team got a little confused and messed up with the LOTW. So, in order to try and get us back on the right track we're going to post one today and hopefully be back on the correct schedule next week. Perusing through the gallery I saw many that I could easily pick, but my eyes kept coming back to this one. I think it's colors really stood out. This person is someone who I wish would share a little more of her work with us than she does. So, thanks to Lori Gentile for letting us take a peek at your stuff this week. Love that you used all of those flowers for these adorable pics of your two little guys!


The front porch – fresh lemonade – kids catching fireflies – all of these are wonderful things that go along with summer, but as I was taking a summer stroll through the AMM store, I saw this:
And it immediately made me think of summer, but this time without mosquitoes!

July KIT Summer Passport is here!

Take a look! I am in luv with this Kit! Michelle always put's together the most amazing Kits and this one is no different. Perfect for all those vacation pictures and will work with either boy or girl pages. Scratch that, it is perfect no matter what you use it for.

To find out more about the Kits and how to get one of your own, go here!

Cosmo Cricket "Hello Sunshine" Project Sneak Peek

I'm such a tease!! Here is a quick SNEAK PEEK of a project I'm working on using Cosmo Cricket's awesome new line "Hello Sunshine". I just LOOOVE this line. It's so perfect for all of the photos I'm using!! It's called "The Perfect DAY". I can't wait to share it with you.

The cool thing is that I'm writing instructions for this to share (and I'm hoping that it might be available as a CLASS at AMM!!! )



I know we are all used to Photo of the Week (POTW), well I am going to show you my Photo Series of the Week. If you aren't too keen on things that slither across the ground you may want to abstain from looking. These photos are of my 2 year old inquisitive daughter. She was rather upset that she couldn't "hode it". I am so in love with the fact that my daughter is just like I was...what I fondly refer to as a "feminine tomboy".

This really was just a small little guy...nothing really to be afraid of, unless you are my husband! If you look closely you can see the tip of the tail, I made sure there wasn't a rattle there before I let her too close.

On the scrappy side of things...mark on your calendar for this Tuesday June 24th 9:00pm EST we will have our final Creative Imaginations online chat with the uber talented Christine Adolph! We hope you join us, we have had a lot of fun at the other ones!

Happy Wednesday!

It is so fun seeing all of the layouts in the gallery with Creative Imaginations products! Keep the layouts coming for the contest. You have until June 30th to get yours completed and uploaded.

I'm working on a little project of my own with some Creative Imaginations products, including Samantha Walker's "Day by Day" collection. It is elegant, without being too fancy, if that makes sense. I'm loving working with it! You can see it and buy it in the AMM store. Here's a little sneak peek of my project:

I think it's always fun learning more about people, so I figured I'd tell you a few random things about me that you may or may not already know.

*If I could live anywhere, without concern about money or proximity to family, I'd probably choose Alaska. Although my home area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a very close second.
*Almost all I drink is milk, water, and Mountain Dew, although not necessarily in that order. ;)
*I'm pretty shy and introverted, especially if I'm in a large group or until I get to know you.
*Hearing the Star Spangled Banner gives me chills almost every single time I hear it. Same goes for God Bless the USA.
*I am a list-maker.
*Putting bumper stickers or decals on vehicles seems rediculous to me, but I admit I am amused by many that I see.

That's enough about me. How about telling me some random things about you? I'd love to learn more about you!

Come chat with Samantha Walker!!!

Tonight is the chat with the super talented Samantha Walker from Creative Imaginations!!! Come have a blast with us and rub elbows with some of the best in the industry! It starts at 9:00pm EST and here's the link for you!

Hope to "see" you there!

Layout of the Week!!!

This layout by Sharden really caught my eye in the gallery. I just LOVE the large photo size used and the cool color combination!!! Congrats!!!

Come on ladies !!! AMM is looking for International Designers !!! No US residents need apply! :)We are looking for 2 NEW Design Team Members who are Non-US Residents.

We will be accepting applications through July 31st, 2008.We will announce the two new designers once they have been contacted and have accepted their posts. The design team position is a commitment through January 31st, 2009.
GENERAL INFORMATION:We are looking for two energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile and creative individuals. Strong photography, digital scrapbooking and class experience is a plus, but not required.
Interested applicants must register and post on the message boards at AMM during the DT call. We want to spend the next few months getting to know you and we want you to get to know us and our community. Your design team experience at AMM will require daily activity on our boards.
We keep our Design Team Members busy with all sorts of activities, i.e., monthly kits, manufacturer kits, newsletter, message boards, chats, classes, kit designing, etc., so when considering whether you would like to apply for the DT position, please take into consideration the amount of time that will be required to fulfill your DT requirements.
A Million Memories’ Designers are exclusive to our team. Our designers cannot hold design team positions with any competing kit club or online scrapbooking retailers. Manufacturer design team appointments and teaching at your LSS are acceptable. Your main function as a Design Team Member for AMM is that you will help us to market our store and kit club, whether it be through your designs of the product that we provide for you, word of mouth, etc., We do not want our designers to advertise for a competing online business.The following criteria must be met:
*Consistent and frequent message board participation is required.
*DT members are required to post at least four items per kit - 2-4 layouts, the altered item included in the kit (if there is one), and a card.
*Complete manufacturer sponsorship projects
*Actively participate in a monthly newsletter and blog posts.
*Actively participate in challenges, organizing contests and vendor advertising.To apply, submit two new (not previously posted or published) original layouts (12 x 12 is preferred) and one altered item. Altered items are considered anything that is not a page or a card and using mostly scrapbook materials that can be found in our store

*A free kit every other month containing the industry's latest and greatest products, plus extra supplemental products as compensation.
*Special sponsored manufacturer's kits every 3-6 weeks. These projects are completed and posted on our boards and then we send the projects directly to the manufacturers, who may in turn, use your projects on their site, catalogs, etc. This is direct access to having your work seen by manufacturers.
*Product discounts (more detail will be provided to those who are selected for the team).
*Free product for special limited edition kits that you may (on occasion) design yourself from items in our store.
*Free product for special class kits that you will design yourself.
*Miscellaneous perks - free passes to CHA, opportunity to design with our kits, etc.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE e-mail the following information to:
• Name, mailing address, phone number
• Links to other online galleries that show your work (as well as your screen name)
• Link to your blog, if you have one
• A bio of yourself
• 2 new (not previously posted or published) original LO's and at least one altered item. Altered items are considered anything that is not a page or a card.
Include the answers to the following questions in your email:
1) Why are you interested in a DT position with AMM?
2) Site commitment and participation: We'd like to know your thoughts regarding the message board and site participation.
We are looking for designers who are team players and are committed to being involved and posting daily on our message board. We'd love to see how you would go about increasing general participation on our message board.
3) Have you ever designed for another website/company? If so, who?
4) Are you currently designing for another website/Company? If so, who?
5) Are you active on any message boards? Which ones? (please provide a few links to your posts and your user name)
6) How long have you been scrapbooking?If you have any comments or questions, please email us at

A little sneak peek

So I have been working on a new special edition kit for the store using some Scenic Route, Heidi Swapp, and other fun goodies. I thought I would give you just a little sneak.

In other news, summer has officially started here in Canton and I am so happy to be on break! It was a long year!

Look forward to seeing you at the Creative Imaginations Chat tonight with Marah Johnson at 9pm est. Promises to be a lively chat, so be sure to stop by the boards.

Off to scrap some more! Have a great day!!!

fun things at AMM

I want you all not to forget the live chat this Thursday with Creative Imagination designer Marah Johnson at 9 pm est.

Then there's the sneak for the July kit....and I can tell you, the whole kit is going to be awesome!

Looks great huh?! Well I know you all will love it!!!

School's out for summer...

School's out forever! So I am officially done with school and I am sure most of you are in your last week or so with the kids. So what are your summer plans? For me, it is hanging by the pool and catching up on some summer reading. What is on your reading list? Here is mine:

The Host by Stephenie Meyer. She is the author of the hit vampire series titled Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. The Host is her first adult novel.

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer-due out in August.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, a ghost story.

Sharp Objects by Gillia Flynn, a murder mystery.

Those are my top four books to get through. Check them out on amazon. If any look interesting I would love to have a book chat on the boards.

Layout of the week!!!

This layout was made by Scrappysusan! I think it's awesome!!!! A gorgeous way to use the AMM June kit. This layout just makes me smile!!!
Congrats Susan!

Gems in the Store

Have you seen these felt shapes? Now that it's summer, I love these colors and look at those butterflies! Check it out here.

Creative Imaginations Layout Contest

We are having a layout contest that will end on June 30th. The winner will receive a guest spot designing for Creative Imaginations in the month of August, a 3 month AMM kit membership beginning with the August kit and will be the AMM featured Guest Designer for the month of August. How does this sound? Interested?

Check out more details here.

Have you heard the BIG news?

There's a new board up dedicated to Creative Imaginations.

All of June will be dedicated to Creative Imaginations. Our June Guest Designer is Cheryl Mezzetti. We have chats EVERY week with another designer from Creative Imaginations. Here's the schedule:

Thursday, June 12th - Samantha Walker Chat - 9pm EST
Tuesday, June 17th - Marah Johnson Chat - 9pm EST
Friday, June 20th - Karen Russell Chat -9pm EST
Tuesday, June 24th - Christine Adolph Chat - 9pm EST

As if that wasn't AMAZING enough, we will also have a contest that could win you a spot as a Guest DT for Creative Imaginations. We will announce the contest in the next few days, so stay tuned!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you...

We would like to wish a VERY happy birthday to our Design Team Member, Hilde!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HILDE! Hope that it has been a great day for you!

Here's an extremely cute picture of her beautiful self on her special day:

New Stuff in the store:

The October Afternoon Detours line is here! Love this line!

and some really cool stamps by OA..there are more here.

Also in the store: stamps by Sassafrass Lass, KI Memories Lace Papers, and more American Crafts Thickers.

Digital Downloads Anyone?

It is that time of the month.

No, no, not that time of the month. It's the first of the month which means all the AMM kits are shipping today.

It's also when we put up the digital journaling spots designed just for this month's kit. Here's what they look like:

What do you think? If you like them and want to print them out, click here to get to the download link.

Starting this month, AMM will have another downloadable feature. Each month, a few of the design team members will create an instruction sheet that gives step by step instructions for a minibook or a layout they made with that month's kit. I just put up my kit designs and here's a peek at the minibook that comes with instructions:

If you like it, you can find the link to the instructions here.

Stay tuned for more design team projects and more instructions. Happy downloading!