Saturday, June 19, 2010

Memories in Tyme

Hello everyone...thank you for being curious and reading this...   I started Memories in Tyme because of my passion for scrapbooking...anyone who knows me and talks to me personally can see that!  Anyone I have done work for personally can see the love and passion come out in each and every item I make. 
I make each and every item that comes out of my home, and I do not copy from anyone.  I take that piece of paper and idea...and I create things that others like and enjoy.  Memories in Tyme has grown incredibly in the past few years, since moving to Colorado.  I had started things in Utah, and had made a few things for friends of mine, but coming out here to Colorado gave me the courage to fulfill my dreams.   I am not sure where the future will take me in this craft, but right now....I am making a name for myself in this industry, just by being the person I am, and the crafter that I am. 
Should you ever have anyone email you, or contact you saying I am not who I am....or that I copy from them, please contact me.  I assure you I am exactly the person who types this that you can call on the phone and get.  I assure you I do not copy from anyone, all of the layouts I have shown are ones I have made while being in Utah...I have not shared a lot of layouts from Colorado, everything you have seen is all layouts I have made prior to now.  I have close people in my life that are helping me to heal from the horrible things that happened in Utah, and I thank them more than they will ever know.  Many of them will never truly know the impact they made on my life at a time where I needed it the most.  It was through that horrible time that the scrapbooking emerged for me. 
I have recently taken up digital scrapbooking...of which a brand new love has emerged now.  I have made wonderful things for people, and the followers I have on Facebook and Twitter have grown so fast that I never imagined it would be like this! 
I thank you for believing enough in me to follow me.....Here's to the next 6 months, in hopes it will be just like the last 6 months have been for me, if not better!  I am not stopping, you can bank on that! 

Lynda Jeffs,
Memories in Tyme

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Digital Scrapbooking.....up until 2 months ago, everything I did was paper, and I just KNEW I would never go to anything else.  Ok, I lied...I now love digital just as much if not more than paper scrapbooking! 
Digital scrapbooking can be done in little time, download your software that you can use, look at free software as well as purchased kinds.  My favorite software by far is Serif Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 software, which have kits you can purchase or they have free kits you can use.  The above layout was done with one of their free kits! 
Colton and Dionna...Dionna is my "adopted daughter" and Colton is her son, my "adopted grandson"!  Del and I were invited to Coltons 1st birthday in March...we were there when he was little, lived across from him for 6 months until we moved!  This layout was simple to do, yet fun at the same time! 
With digital elements you can find the perfect item that you have already downloaded with other kits!  If you have the perfect alphabet with one kit, you can simply add it to something else! 
I hope you enjoy this layout...I have several others up at Daisy Trails...the link is for my other layouts that I have done, or if you are on Facebook, they are in my photos section!   Scrapbooking is a fun therapy tool, especially if you have a lot going on.  With digital scrapbooking, you have the investment of the software, visit for that, plus they do have the free stuff I have talked about...everything I have created was nothing but the FREE elements I downloaded! 
Thank you for visiting, show me your digital projects...I have seen things that knocks your socks off...I am anxious to show you a few things in the upcoming weeks! 

Have a great weekend folks,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Get Well Cards

I love to make cards, any type of cards...  Get well cards are no exception!  In this example, I used Radiant Pearls and clear embossing powder for the bear, and a simple "get well soon" saying for the background.  With my cards, I use scraps to make it more cost effective.  Add a little bit of ribbon, buttons, or other embellishments to finish up the look.

I might spend a day creating cards, or just a half an hour if I need to!  I try to make them as I am creating other things, but sometimes I just want to create a card or two. and put them in a stash of cards.  Find a box, add categories for cards you need and use a lot of, and then make up the cards to go in those categories.  Makes a great gift for that hard to please person, in their favorite colors and patterns. 

Step one:  Decide the colors you want to use, I use a color wheel to make sure the colors match, find scraps of paper that will work for the theme you are working on. 
Step two:  Stamp a saying on the background. 
Step three:  Find a scrap of white cardstock and stamp the image you want to work with.  Make sure to emboss with detailed embossing powder. 
Step four:  Paint the image using Radiant Pearls paint, emboss after you are done with clear embossing powder. 
Step five:  Trim the image, matt on paper and then add the corners, use adhesive and place the elements on the card as shown above. 

Hope you enjoy this card! 
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pennies from Heaven

You have to understand my dad
to understand this layout.  It is one of those type of things that you would have had to have known my dad to understand this layout. 
Dad was old school, every penny counted in his book.  He needed each and every penny he made, and worked hard to provide for us kids.  It wasn't easy on my dad, and I see that now. 

This picture was done before dad started getting sick, a few years after I moved back home to Utah.  He passed away of Alzheimers disease, 3 days after my birthday...5 years to the day after my 2nd husband committed suicide...  After he died, I would find the times I was thinking of my dad.  They were always shiny pennies, each one of them I kept and created this layout with!   I remember one day exclusively, I had sat down a bag to go to work, filled with the things I needed for the day.   When I placed down the bag, nothing was there...yet when I moved the bag, a shiny penny was underneath the bag. 

I wanted you to see you could do with everyday photos and events.  This layout was sparked because of pennies...and how I associate them with my dad...especially shiny pennies.  My dad was not perfect...but he was my dad!  I miss his voice, and the comfort I felt when he would hug me...just HUG me!  At the times I am thinking of him, I find the pennies...these are the pennies I found along the way! 

This layout can be done differently by changing the title, still keep the clear envelope to keep something special in.  Use it for a birthday theme, or create into a 12 x 12 framed page, with special photos and embellishments in it!   Scrapbooking is not just about the's about the moments!  This I have learned along the way!  Out of all the pages I Iike to do, the moments are the funnest!

Lynda Jeffs,
Memories in Tyme

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Scrapbooking the hard don't think about it much at the time, but I will tell you how it helps the emotions of it all when you do scrapbook the hard times in your life, not just the fun happy moments! 
In this layout, I lost my ex husband to suicide and my father 5 years to the day later.  The "day" was 3 days after my birthday...8/5/99 and 8/5/04....these two events changed my life forever and made me realize that life does go on after a horrible time in your life.  Scrapbooking helped to keep me alive, and helped me to realize that I have a knack for it too! 
This layout was done in greens, and American Craft paper.  I love the paper that have two sides to them, being able to use one side, and then the other to matt the photos with! 
I used a soda pop top embossed in white for the "buckle"...and a bit of ribbon and brads to help bring a bit of color to the layout.  The journaling was done by computer, using one sheet of cardstock to finish up the entire layout. 
I am so glad now that I was able to scrapbook through the had times in my life.  I hope to one day show my children the rough times, and what was able to bring me out of a rough depression.  Scrapbooking does not have to be about the latest and greatest is about the memories that go along with the pictures that truly make you see that you ARE ok, in spite of a horrible experience! 
Thank you for visiting Memories in Tyme...I hope you like the new look of the blog! 
Lynda Jeffs,
Memories in Tyme