Saturday, January 1, 2022

A New Song - kit with scripture theme

 As I shared last month the We Believe Blog Train has stopped operating. I plan to each month still share a small kit with a Scripture theme to it. I also will be designing a mini kit to go with these which I will be giving away for a Slow Scrap Challenge I host at Oh Snap Lets Scrap which is a very small friendly group of scrappers and would welcome new members to come join us.... HERE

Being the start of a new year I wanted a scripture that spoke of "NEW" and when I found Psalm 96:1,  I knew I had to make the kit have a musical theme to it.

Now I want to share a great devotion I found on the internet by Ed Rae:

At one time or another, we have all had a song get stuck in our head, either because it was a masterpiece or just simply catchy. Down through the ages, music has been an important part of almost every culture. The Scripture mentions songs and singing 303 times. All of this points us to the fact that music is a gift from God and one of the ways He has chosen to reveal Himself to us. It also seems that He uses it as a means of allowing us to discover creativity within ourselves. That’s not too surprising since God is by definition the Creator, and when we write, play, and sing music, we discover new insights into His character.

Many of the great classical composers wrote their music to try and reflect an understanding of God and His Creation. Johann Sebastian Bach’s (1685–1750) personal Bible contains over 300 handwritten, marginal notes, giving us a wonderful window into his gift of music. He wrote in the margin next to 2 Chronicles 5:12–13 (which records how as the Levites worshiped at the dedication of the temple, the glory of the Lord filled the place): “In devotional music, God is always present with His grace.” He was obviously a person who spent some time pouring over Scripture in personal study.

Hymn writers in more recent history have taken up the challenge to sing a “new” song, meaning a freshly written work. Down to this day, the Holy Spirit continues to inspire fresh compositions about God for us to sing to our Creator. One of the best antidotes for the storms of life is to find a private, quiet place and sing a song to the Creator.



You can download this small kit HERE


January 2022 Template

 Happy New Year... where is 2021 go. Time seems to go so fast these days.

Again this year I am created a monthly template which I hope you all enjoy. You will notice that this template is for January but if you want to use it for photos from December I have included the word December in the file. 


You can download the 12 x 12 template HERE
or the Letter Size template HERE


Scrap Twist Blog Train - January 2022 - Templates, Quick Pages, and Kits Oh My

 This year I am taking part in the Scrap Twist Blog Train and plan on creating a template each month for this train. 

I hope you enjoy what I have created and also enjoy what the other designers are giving away.

Included this time I have the format of A4 for those who scrapbook in that size. I will continue including that size if enough people download it. 



You can download the 12 x 12 template HERE
the Letter Size HERE
or the A4 Size HERE

Now I hope you enjoy your journey on this blog train:


A-M Designs  ( you are here)

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Mini Kits that match kit from We Believe Blog Train

 I will share with those who visit my blog the mini kits I have made that match the kits I have created for the We Believe Blog Train. These mini kits were used as Bonuses for challenges I hosted at Oh Snap Lets Scrap.  I felt it time to share them with more people. So I hope you all enjoy them. I will link them to the larger kits in case you missed any of those.



You can download this mini kit HERE

This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE


You can download this mini kit HERE

This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE

You can download this mini kit HERE

This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE




You can download this mini kit HERE

This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE

You can download this mini kit HERE

This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE

You can download this mini kit HERE
This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE

You can download this mini kit HERE
This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE

You can download this mini kit HERE
This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE

You can download this mini kit HERE
This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE

You can download this mini kit HERE
This kit matches the larger kit you can find HERE







Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We Believe Blog Train - December 2021 - Glory to the Newborn King

 This month Lori Imel ( one of our designers) chose the theme and colors which I hope you all enjoy. I really enjoyed working with these colours.

I will be sharing some news at the end of this post so please read after I share the blog train list of participators.


You can download the 12 x 12 template HERE
or the Letter Size template HERE


You can download this kit HERE

Our train is very short this month but I hope you all still enjoy it:


A-M Designs   ( you are here)

For many years I have been involved in this Blog Train and it is with a heavy heart that on behalf of the other designers I need to share that we will not be operating this train next year. Please keep an eye of the blogs of some of the designers ( myself included) as we will still give away free kits on our blogs. 

I pray that you all have safe and happy Christmas celebrations.




Monday, December 13, 2021

November and October Templates

 Sorry I am late as I nearly forgot to share my monthly template. 

Keep in mind you do not have to use this template for photos from a November... just remove the lettering and use it for any themed page.


You can download the 12 x12 template HERE
or the Letter size template HERE

I just discovered that I did not share the October template before now:

You can download the 12 x 12 template HERE
or the Lettersize Template  HERE






Cut Out Backgrounds

 On the Ginger Scraps forum someone was asking about cut out backgrounds so I decided to design a set to give away on my blog.

I hope you all enjoy them and please if you use them let me know in the comments with a link to your gallery.

Below the preview and link to download I will share a page I created with one of the floral backgrounds. On the page I clipped a plain paper to the white cut out and then added a small shadow.


You can download this set of backgrounds  HERE


I used my own A Harvest for All kit for my page.