More lovliness!! It's the JUNE KIT!!

Wow!!! Can the kits get any prettier? Every month we all say, "This is the best kit ever". Until the next month. And YES!! The JUNE KIT is just that..."THE BEST KIT EVER"!!!

You can grab it here because it won't last!!!

The kit includes:
1 Marah Johnson Paper
1 Daisy D's Paper
4 Narratives Papers
2 Making Memories Noteworthy Papers
1 American Crafts Thickers Alphabet - Black Poolside
1 pack Daisy D's Rubons
1 pack Narratives Epoxy Stickers
1 sheet of Carolees Tiny Whoopsy Alphabet - Teal
2 Making Memories Noteworthy Clips (styles will vary)
1 Woven Butterfly Applique
1 Woven Scroll Applique
1 yard Cream Vintage Trim
1 yard Soft Violet Blue Velvet Ribbon
1 Vintage Lace Hanky

Pretty little things!

HELLO! What can I say but puurrdy!!! lol. These beautiful vintage findings are too pretty for words. Pink, blue and citrus colors to complement your scrapbook pages and projects. I dont know about you, but they just make me smile.

Limited Edition Kits

Looky here, Michelle has put together some amazing Limited Edition Kits. They are so perfect for the summer, July 4th and of course Father's Day. Before you know it, the holidays are here and we get really busy. Nothing helps me out most, than a perfectly put together kits with papers and embellishments for me so that when I do get a chance to scrap it is easy and it is all in one place ready for me use.

You can find out more about the limited edition kits here:

How about a little SKETCH inspiration??

Ok....don't tell anyone....but this is my CARD SKETCH for JUNE!! It won't be up on my PHutch Sketches blog until this weekend. But because I love my AMM can see it now!!! Shhh.....

OH!!! And if I spy a little card using this sketch in the gallery...there might be a little RAK involved!!! Wink, Wink!!!!

{hugs and kisses}


Have you ever heard this one?

There are 3 forms of communication - telegraph, telephone and TELL A WOMAN!

If there is a great recipe - I call my friends. If I got bad service from a store - I call my friends and if I discover a good sale - yep, you guessed it - I call my friends.

So, consider this a phone call. I found some great sale buys at the AMM store -

Check them out here:

Layout Of The Week-

Goes to Staci !!! I really loved her layout
because it's so soft and feminine.
Those flowers are so CUTE, I love
the ribbon scrunched for the stems.
And could her little girl
be anymore adorable ?

Congrats Staci !!!

Hello Sunshine!

The sun is shining here in my neck of the woods and the new "Hello Sunshine" line from Cosmo Cricket sure makes the day even brighter. The colors and patterns are perfect for summer, but can be very versatile. I am anxious to get my hands on this line.

You have a chance to win the beautiful collection, courtesy of Cosmo Cricket by visiting the AMM boards and leaving a comment HERE! All you have to do is tell us how you might use the collection if you win. Go ahead, get over there! If you've never posted at AMM before, now is the time! You have until Sunday.

And, get out and soak up some sunshine if it's made an appearance in your town. Enjoy today!

It's that time again...

For our bi- weekly Design Team Challenge. This time it is brought to you by me. Your challenge is to make a set of matching cards, a set meaning no less than four. Grab whatever is sitting around on your desk, or something you've been wanting to use, or the remnants of a kit and get creating. These card sets can make some great little gifts. Check out the challenge here ...

All participants are entered to win a RAK from me.

Here is the set of cards that I made using what I had left of the My Little Shoebox manufacturer kit.

Graphic 45 Contest Winner!

A huge congrats to Karla, out Graphic 45 contest winner. Her altered dress form was unbelievable! Congrats Karla and enjoy that huge prize pack!

In other news, The DT Challenge-Scrap Your Collection, hosted by yours truly has ended and since these are the only two girls to post, Tagnia and Olive will both be getting a RAK from me! Thansk for participating and great job on those layouts!

Look for a new DT Challenge beginning tomorrow. I, on the other hand, will be leaving tomorrrow to go on a school field trip to our nation's capital, Washington DC. We will be going to see all the sights and visiting some great museums like the Smithsonian and the Holocaust Museum, which wasn't there whn I went in 8th grade. I am so looking forward to it and I have my camera all charged and ready to snap. So expect lots of DC layouts from me next month.

That is it for me this week. Again, congrats to Karla, Tagnia, and Olive!

A Standing O!

Can I get a standing O please...

<<< No not this kind!


Please join us here at Million Memories - we would like to applaud Lauren Young for our Layout of the Week.

I spy with my little eye

Sometimes when you go through all the pages the AMM store has, you find something really nice!
I found this fun stamp from Rivercity Rubberworks for only $3.15!!

I think it's such a diverse stamp! Great for making cards or something.
You can order it over

3 Weeks Left...

of school that is. Teaching middle schoolers in the spring is torture!! Thankfully, I get a week break next week to go with some 8th graders on a school trip to Washington DC. Expect lots of DC layouts!!

To keep sane I have been working on lots of manufacturer kits, the latest being by Memento.

Here is an example:

You can view the rest here:

I also have a secret project in the works. No hints just yet, but keep an eye open next month!

I am off. Back to grading papers!!

Graphic 45 Contest Reminder!

Today is the last day to turn in your altered projects for the Graphic 45 Contest! You have until midnight tonight May 13th to turn it in to qualify. Any work posted after midnight tonight will be voided and does not qualify for the prize package.

Hurry!!! There is still time. If you are holding on to your project and have yet to turn it in, what are you waiting for? Get going, turn it in!

You can go here:
for more details and the place to post your work!

feels like summer

I don't know how the weather is at your place, but in Holland it feels like summer! And I mean, really summer! The sun is shining all day long, and it's really hot.
Most of the people are packing their bags with swimsuits, bathtowels, sunlotion and so on. But me........I scrap! Saturday I got my May kit, kids were at grandpa and grandma, so it was 'ME-TIME!'
The whole table was filled with scrapstuff.....( I like that even more than filled with I started to scrap with the may kit....which I really love! It's all romance which came over me seeing those papers. Here's one of the layouts I did with the kit; I really enjoyed scrapping hour after hour that day. Not even jealous at all those people lying side by side (like little sardines in a can) on the beach.
But ok, not want to look like a ghost whole summer ( I'm really that white ), I got my little tan today. Being at my moms as a late mothersday visit, we sat in the sun most of the day. Which was nice also.

Speaking of my mom.....she got this present from me today, which almost made her cry. Well, I think that's the most beautiful response I could get from her. And because she's such a beautiful woman, I will show you the present too. On the photo she's about 18 years old. But I must admit she still looks that gorgeous!

So, if you also have this nice weather over there; enjoy it! But don't forget to scrap for a little while....;-)

DT Challenge & Happy Mother's Day

First off, Happy Mother's Day to everyone. Hope you had a great and blessed day celebrating that special lady.

Just a friendly reminder that the DT Challenge-"Scrap Your Collection" ends this week on the 17th so get those layouts posted to win a RAK from me with some Hambly and new love, Elsie.

You can find the details related to the challenge here:

Have a great week and happy scrapping!

New Jenni Bowlin Trendy Collection!

Is now in the store:

Come see all of it here and there are embellishments, too!

NEW Love, Elsie in the store

The new Love, Elsie Forrest line has arrived! Make sure to check it out here! I'm sure it will go fast!

See more of it here!

Honor a Special MOM contest!

Mother's Day is this Sunday May 11th. Is there someone in your life that you feel is a great Mom? Would you like to see her win something special this Mother's Day? A Million Memories wants to help you honor this person! We are giving away a 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to a wonderful and deserving mom. As well as a FREE KIT to the person that nominated this special mom.

Here's what you have to do:

Write a SHORT paragraph describing what makes this Mom special and post it here in this thread. We want to know a little about her and what makes her great. In turn, this Mom has to nominate another Mom and post in this same thread. That’s it!

There is no way we can pick and choose who is the best Mom, so we will choose a random winner on Sunday May 11th, Mother’s Day. You have until Saturday May 10th @ 11:59 p.m. p.s.t. to put your nomination in.

Click here to nominate someone.

Also, our Graphic 45 Contest is still going on until May 13. Make sure you share your altered item to be eligible to win this amazing prize!

Layout of the Week

This week was extremely hard to choose LOTW. The gallery is FULL of tons of inspiration from the NSD Crop. This layout by cupcakemomcolorado immediately caught my eye! Such great use of the AMM March Kit. Thanks for sharing with us cupcakemomcolorado!

Click here to leave a few nice words!


Preview of the Week

There are always plenty of things happening at A Million Memories. This week is no different! Here's a little run-down of what's happening:

Design Team Challenge from Jenn: scrap your collection (and try a new technique).

Weekly T2T Scrap Goals Challenge by Jen Martakis. Share your goals.

Karen's "Book of Me" course starts tomorrow, May 5. Registration will be open until Friday, May 9.

Thank you to Michelle Magana for an amazing NSD Crop!! For most of us, National Scrapboooking Day Crop is over, but if you didn't get to participate you can refer back to the challenges at any time!

Did you take a photo that you love this week? Share it here.

Birthdays last and this week:
May 1: Heidi Edwards - HeidiE
May 10: Andrea Tuttle - andrea 21
May 11: Lucy Edson- LucyEdson
May12: Cheri Hendrix - cllh

Happy Birthday to you all! If we have missed any of you, please let us know so we can extend good wishes to you on your special day.

And in case you missed it, Making Memories' new Noteworthy is now in the store. You'd better grab these goodies before they're gone. Here are two tiny sneaks. You can find many more items here and here.

Have a great week everyone!


That's my new term....CRAZY's more than just's CRAZY BUSY!! There is so much to share today.

- Altered Item Contest~

This is a 2 1/2 week contest inspired by the Unique Paper crafting Graphic 45 paper lines *Time Nouveau and *Baby 2 Bride. Your challenge is to create an altered item (no cards or LO's please) or mini album with a minimum of 4 to 5 pages using (a majority) or (80%) of Graphic45 paper lines Time Nouveau or Baby 2 Bride.

The contest will run from April 25th to May 13th. Check the CONTEST FORUM for more information. You still have time to grab your Graphic 45 papers in the AMM store.

And check out the PRIZE you can win!!!


There are only a few days left to register for Karen Grunberg's *The Album of Me: *6 Easy and 6 Not So Easy Things About Me* The class begins May 5th.


And check this out....LOADS of new PRIMA goodies in the store!!!! I don't know about you but I want it ALL!!!!

~Clear Acrylic Albums~
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~New "Say it in crystals~

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~Felt Mats~
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~New Rub-ons~
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