Costco Photo Centers are Closing

Did you hear that Costco is closing the Photo Department at all locations? Here’s the letter that’s on their website….

As the letter indicates, they are keeping their online services for now. The problem is that there is only one way to get your full resolution images from their online site. You have to order a USB with the images, but they *don’t ship those* and they are only available for pick-up at the one hour center. Once those centers are gone, they may not guarantee that you will be able to get your images from their site. If you have any important images there, I recommend you order that USB right away because it can take up to two weeks, depending on location. I also read that if you don’t order a print, they may delete your photos.

One more detail…since they are eliminating the in-house centers, they are eliminating *all* drop off services. This includes VHS conversion and ink refills. At this time, they do not offer mail-in options for conversion services.

Did you know that I offer the same things as Costco in my business? And you receive $20 to spend as a new customer. I’d be happy to help you navigate and work on a plan to get and stay organized.

And this might be a good time for some who are interested in beginning a home-based photo printing, organizing and scanning business like mine. I can teach you everything you need to know. This is a great side hustle or full time biz. It is fun, you would be helping people with something they need and making a nice paycheck too. Message me if you are interested, I would love to share more with you.

I am leading a Business Opportunity session tomorrow night (1/14/2021) at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern. Click the image below to join!

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Holiday Shopping Deals this Weekend

There’s so many deals to be had this weekend so I have a little round up here. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday clog our email boxes but we’re all looking for great prices, right? As I find deals of interest, I’ll add to this post. Happy Shopping!

Forever has tons of deals right now, good through Monday 11/30/2020. Digital Art, Storage Payment Plans, Media Conversion Boxes and get a Bonus Coupon when you purchase a Gift Certificate! https://www.forever.com/ambassador/karenfitting/deals
Spend $150 & get Free Bundle and free shppinghttps://www.creativememories.com/user/photoskeptalive
Save $30 before 12/15/2020
https://sales.scraphappy.org/scrapsmarter-experience-2021-1/?coupon=KAREN
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Film Camera, Red, Blister Packing $29.99 https://adorama.evyy.net/c/128267/51926/1036?u=https://www.adorama.com/FJIM7SRDBP.html?emailprice=t
Britt(ish) Designs has 30% off all weekend. Check out her Disney Inspired kits in the Project Mouse Category. https://store.brittishdesigns.com/
Rock Your Notebook has deals TODAY (11/27/2020) only. This is where I get my planner and blank journals. https://rockyournotebook.com/

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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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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!

 

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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.

Memory Keeping Quarantine Bingo

There’s so much to do while you Shelter in Place – I hope Memory-Keeping is one of them!
Cross off what you’ve completed during the quarantine by editing the image in Artisan, a PDF reader, or with an editing tool on your phone, then comment with your image in my VIP group in Facebook to be entered to win some prizes!

Click here to join my VIP Group on Facebook.

Click here to create your free Forever account.  Confirm your email and receive a $15 coupon to use toward a purchase in the next 60 days.