ScrapSmarter Experience

I’m excited to tell you about an awesome event happening in August!

It’s a weekend of scrapbooking inspiration and education you won’t want to miss!. The ScrapSmarter Experience is bringing together some amazing scrapbooking instructors for an online virtual weekend of classes and inspiration.

How does it work?

The entire event will take place online using Zoom August 21-23, 2020.  Stacy Julian, the keynote speaker will help us kick off the party on Friday.

Saturday features 6 classes with each instructor sharing a pre-recorded class session and interacting in a live Q&A session. Sunday will have 4 more classes and a wind up party.

Who’s teaching?

In addition to the classes and kickoff party there are prizes!  I’ve even offered 10GB Forever Storage as a prize!  The grand prize includes a $250 gift basket from Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.

Registration?

The ScrapSmarter Experience is NOW OPEN for registration. The regular price for the event is $129USD but right now you can use coupon code: SMART30 to save $30! You’ll only pay $99 for EVERYTHING!

Are you ready to sign up or want more information? Click here to sign up! Let’s learn some scrappy skills so we can ScrapSmarter!

 

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Creative Happenings this Weekend

There’s quite a few creative opportunities happening this weekend – check ’em out!

Starting today at 1pm (but truly a go at your own pace event) is my friend Melissa’s Tropical Paradise Virtual Open House.  She’ll have creative instruction, games and prizes!  Join her VIP Group for all the details.

Tomorrow at 10am I’ll be teaching how to use Forever Historian’s Album Planner feature.  I love using this, especially for my vacation books!  All the info is in my VIP Group under Events.

All weekend Creative Memories is hosting a Virtual Crop.  They typically provide a variety of sketches and ask to see your layouts, using CM products (paper or digi).  The event is run on Facebook in their Virtual Crop Group. If you’re looking for CM Supplies, I’d be honored is you selected me as your Advisor while shopping.

Layout a Day for a week next week

Hello!  MiniLOAD starts next week and the theme is Scrap the Rainbow!   You can see a sneak preview in my Scrapbooking Challenge Group.

The purpoase of Mini Layout a Day is to create at least one layout per day for just one week.  It could inspire you to keep going!  The theme and prompts are to help give you ideas or a jumping off point for your layout.  However it’s mostly about getting those layouts done, even if it’s off prompt.  You can pocket-scrapbook, digi-scrapbook or use paper – it’s totally up to you!

This year’s miniLOAD starts on July 13th (in just 5 days)!!

 

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Going Crazy at Home?

Are you almost ready to go crazy? Get 21 eBooks, eCourses, and printables on how to make the best of staying at home. With resources for kids’ activities, self care for you, parenting, organizing, and more, the Stay at Home Survival Bundle is here! 95% off.

You might be asking yourself, who was the Stay at Home Survival Bundle created for?  Well, I’m answering that one – and a few more questions, too!

Q1: Is this one big course? Or a bunch of different products?

A1: This bundle is a collection of 4 eBooks, 5 eCourses, 11 printables & workbooks, and 1 summit. Inside this bundle, you will find 21 resources to help you teach your children while we’re all elearning, find ways to take care of yourself, and how to complete the organizing projects that we haven’t had a chance to tackle until now, and so much more. It’s a pack of survival guides –  all for $24.99.

 

Q2: Okay, that sounds good. Who was the Stay at Home Survival Bundle created for?

A2: The folks at Ultimate Bundles created this bundle for the woman (especially the mom) who is searching for something to help with social distancing, keeping her kids entertained, and not losing her mind in the process.

 

Q3: What if I buy it and don’t like it?

A3: That’s why they offer a 100% happiness guarantee refund policy for 30 days. If you don’t love it, just email customerservice@ultimatebundles.com to ask for a full refund.

 

Q4: This sounds like a scam. Can you prove it’s not?

A4: I know it seems too good to be true. Pay $24.99 for $430.19 in resources? Doesn’t that mean someone’s losing big time? Or the prices are inflated?

I totally get your concerns. I’ve been an affiliate for Ultimate Bundles for years and I can tell you that I offer these bundles to my readers because they’re a great value. Even though a blogger may be including their product in a bundle that costs less than their product, product creators get exposure to new potential readers, which can pay off in big ways later. And when you buy a bundle through your favorite blogger (hopefully me!), you’ll support them, too!

In short, it’s a great deal for everyone. Ultimate Bundles is a reputable company who have been around for 8 years, so if you try the bundle and don’t like it within 30 days, just ask their friendly, helpful customer happiness team for a refund.

 

I hope that fully answers your questions!!

In my opinion, you really don’t want to pass up a deal this good. But I’ll leave that up to you. Learn more or get your bundle clicking here.

Seriously, don’t wait. Check out all the details here and let me know if you have any other questions that I didn’t answer.

Font Lovers Unite!

Fonts are so fun and a great way to enhance our scrapbooking layouts.  I’m often asked about fonts and where to find them.   Here’s some of my go-to places.

  • What the Font!  Have you ever wondered what a specific font is?  This is a great tool that helps to identify fonts from an image that you upload.
  • Best Fonts!  There are tons a great places to find fonts.  Once you know the name of what you’re looking for, just search for that and see what comes up.  Here are the websites that I trust and use:
    • DaFont
    • The Hungry jpg – lots of freebies here and often with both personal and commercial use licenses.
    • Font Bundles – another site with lots of freebies!
    • Kimberly Geswein makes fonts and has great resourses on her website.  You can also download all her free fonts in a single download from here.
  • I also have made my handwriting into a font using Your Fonts.
  • I recently learned about iFontMaker for making your own fonts.  It’s only available for Apple or Windows systems.

As I learn about more, I’ll continue to add to this post.  Comment with your favorites!

 

(Affiliate links are used, where possible.  That means I’ll get a little $$ for referring you.  The price to you is the same – THANK YOU!)

Why Forever Storage?

Where are you memories now?  Memories are worth preserving.  However there are problems.  If not in the cloud, they’re not preserved.  BUT, other cloud services are temporary, incomplete and not private.  Large competitors offer temporary storage and claim right to use your content.

In addition to the above, Apple iCloud’s Terms of Service (as of 2/26/2020) also state it’s your responsibility to back up your data.  “… Apple does not guarantee or warrant that any content you store or access through the Service will not be subject to inadvertent damage, corruption, loss or removal …. …. Apple shall not be responsible should such damage, corruption, loss or removal occur.  It is your responsibility to maintain appropriate alternative backup of your information and data.”

Google provides temporary storage and data mines everything.   “When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through Google Drive, you give Google a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify… communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.”   “Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails)… This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”

It’s time to take back your control.  Keep ownership of all your right to your content.  Control how your content is preserved during your life and beyond.  Enjoy data migration to new file formats over time at no extra cost.

Own your own piece of the cloud for your family’s memories and know that they will be safe and secure for generations.

Click here for more information

Special offer – I will provide 40% off for the first five (5) people to purchase a new Storage Account 25GB or larger.  Contact me to request your coupon code.

[Offer good for May, 2020]

 

iNSD Celebrations

Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day!  How are you celebrating?  I was supposed to be hosting a weekend event in the mountains in Northern California but that was canceled so I’m crafting at home.  Here’s a few things that I’m doing today.  Comment with what you’re doing!

Close to My Heart all day crop.  I purchased the Card Kit #1 and will be following along making that.

Creative Memories Virtual Crop. I’m considering using one of these sketches for my Layout of the Day today.

Layout a Day Challenge started yesterday so I’ll make sure to finish at least a layout today!  Join this weekend with promo code BEATLES25 and save 25% (through May 3, 2020).

I’m also going to spend some time outside in the yard and getting some sun!

Join my Forever VIP Group  and my Scrapping Challenge Group for more inspiration!

Which PILE would your kids like to inherit?

Let me help you SHRINK your traditional scrapbooks and condense all the old media/videos to a flash drive & Forever Storage account!  THE PRICE IS RIGHT TIL WED 9AM CT!

Purchase a conversion box now at 30% off (plus 5% if Club member) & you will receive a coupon in your box for 10% off (plus 5% if Club member) when you return the box within 6 weeks.  Oh, and if you’re new to Forever, you will receive $15 off when you confirm your email address.

Click here for more information.

Monogram Cards for Mother’s Day

My mom asked me to to make her some Monogram cards for Mother’s Day.  I love how these came out and they were super easy in Artisan!  Click on each image to see them in Forever.  I’d love to make some for you or your mother – just let me know!

Create a free Forever account here. Earn a discount coupon when you confirm your email and use it with your first order.  Once you login to your Forever account, click the images above and copy the card(s) you like to your Library.

Make sure to check the Deals page before you place your order as there are often discounts on printing and shipping.