Monday, June 23, 2014

Check out the Gallery!

We are experimenting with a new gallery at My Scraps & More using Flickr. It is very user friendly and easy to navigate through. Plus there is a great iPhone app with it, too!

We would LOVE to have you come browse and even sign up and contribute!

1. Go to and create an account. If you already have a yahoo account, you just use your yahoo login. You can also log in with Facebook, too.

2. Once you create an account, you can start uploading your photos to your photostream. If you want your photos to be seen by others, you need to make them "public". These public ones you can share in the My Scraps & More group (and any other group you wish to be a part of).

3. Next, you need to join the My Scraps Group:

4. Once you are a member of the My Scraps Group, you can add photos from your photostream to the group and share! You can leave comments, particpate in discussions, and LOTS more! You can also post your photos to your facebook page from there and lots of other social media things, too.

5. The benefit for the store is that anyone who searches for "scrapbook galleries" can find My Scraps & More (but everyone who contributes must be a member first).

6. NOTE: You will notice that there are no "albums" or categories for the layouts (i.e., no "Got Talent" album). Instead, you have to tag your photos with words that will be predetermined. For example, I tagged one of my pages with junechallenge. If you search for junechallenge, you will see all the pages with that tag. You can add as many tags as you want to your photos, BUT if we do a contest or challenge, we will give you a specific tag to use for that event. If you want to try tagging your photos, you can start with the tags: junechallenge and gottalent, if your photo applies to those categories.

I have been really into using my Silhouette lately to cut out some unique shapes to use on my pages.  I found this circle one with leave shapes cut out.  I backed some of the open spaces with patterned papers and then stitched around the outside of the circle.  

There is a whole bunch of fussy cutting with the flowers, and then I layered some other die cuts and vellum pieces.

I've been doing a lot of color challenges lately, and this one was based on one at Color Me Scrappy.

Papers are from Glitz "Finnley", MME "Now & Then Mildred", and Crate Paper "Maggie Holmes Styleboard".

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  1. Gorgeous page! Inlove the patterns peeking through the leaf cutouts.
    I already have a Flickr account, so I can use this new gallery. I think it's a good idea bc we can share our work publicly- say, if we take a challenge from both myscraps and another challenge site? Worth the experiment. :)

  2. Yay, a gallery! Woohoo! Beautiful layout. I love that collection!

  3. Fabulous. I have a flickr account but haven't done anything with it for awhile. I may have to check this out. Love the layout. The large die cut circle is amazing.

  4. Love the circle with the leaf shapes cut out.
    I will be checking out the new gallery.
    I see I am the lucky weekly winner--I sent an email.

  5. just played with the new gallery - super fun and easy!

  6. Wow, your layout is stunning! I love the way you back the leaves with different paper! Lovely, just lovely!