On the third day of Christmas, FOREVER gave to me…

….50% OFF 50 GB of FOREVER Storage! 🎁 Never have we seen this discount!  Read on for some thought provoking reasons to consider Forever Storage…..
The New York Times is dead on here.
No thank you, Dropbox, Amazon, iCloud, SmugMug will all your terms of service that no one reads and understands. I know someday you will close my account.

No thank you Flickr, you just limited me to 1,000 photos.

No thank you Yahoo, oh right you aren’t there anymore.

No thank you, Facebook for sharing my photos in a low resolution to the world.

No thank you, Google, who tracks what I eat for breakfast, where I shop and where I go on vacation. I know my photos give you that information so you can sell me to other companies.

Yes FOREVER, the world’s only permanent, private, guaranteed to never close place to store, organize your photos, videos, and documents.

Let’s chat about your photo needs. I can help you. Let’s do it’s too late.
Click here to learn more.
And here are the 15 Days of Christmas Deals – only available for 24 hours each, starting at 7am Pacific each day.  Message me the ones that interest you and I’ll make sure to remind you – and to give you a gift certificate when you purchase as my gift to you!  Happy Holidays!!

Forever Friday: Last Minute Gifts

There’s still time to give the gift of Forever this holiday season and our 13 deals are a super way to save!

* Did you know you can purchase Gift Certificates? These make great gifts to be used for software, digi art, media conversion boxes and/or storage.  Look for them under Products.

* Artisan and Historian are downloadable software that can be purchased and given. They’re also on sale right now!

* Forever Storage is always a great gift. It’s something that can be purchased and used right away.

If you would like me to reach out to your Santa about any of these items, please reply with their contact information and your wish list.

In addition, I’m offering an extra $25 Gift Certificate for every $100 spent.

Happy Holidays!

Make in Monday: Holiday Gift Tags & Coffee

Since most of my family lives on the East Coast (while I’m West) I wrapped, packaged and shipped holiday gifts this past weekend.  Last year I bought the Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps and punch – it’s so versitle!  This year I made gift tags with the set.

I also used some leftover die cuts from a Creative Memories holiday kit.  I pulled out my ancient Xyron to make my life easier – and I’ve fallen in love again with this tool!


How are you using your scrappy supplies with your gift wrapping this season?

On another note, Creative Memories is now offering coffee.  This is the family business of the current owner of CM and I know that lots of coffee is consumed during my crops.  Check it out – there’s still time to place an order for holiday delivery!

Forever Friday: Recipe Mug for Gifting

I’m loving putting recipes on mugs, including the dry ingredients and gifting.  I did this with a mug microwave brownie recipe and have just finished this HotButtered Rum one.  I’m looking forward giving this as a gift!  Scroll down to learn how to make this in less than 5 minutes using Forever Projects.  And if you’d like to re-use my image, message me so I can send a full resolution, non-watermarked one to you.




I’m heading to the sun and beach in Mexico – have a great holiday and CHEERS!


Hybrid Home Decor using Artisan 5

CC2015 Blog Hop Banner

Welcome to the Creative Christmas Blog Hop! We hope you’ll enjoy a day of festive fun and inspiration as the Scrapbook Bundles designers showcase the products available in the Creative Christmas 2015 Bundle. Click through all the blogs before 11:59 EST and be sure to leave a comment on each and every one, because at the end of the hop ONE lucky “hopper” will win a complete bundle before you can even buy it! So grab a drink, flex your mouse-clickers, and relax. We’re going to bring you your most creative Christmas yet!

There’s so much goodness in the Creative Christmas Bundle this year I’m having trouble finding time to enjoy all of it!  I love the Good Cheer digi kit and the templates included are really fun and easy.



To use the templates, I copied the png files into a new 8 1/2 x 11 project and then I used the papers in the Digi-Kit to make the Flower and Ornament.  I printed them out on card-stock and cut out the images, however I think these would look really terrific with any of your holiday double-sided scrapbook paper as well.

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While assembling the flower, I found having a round pen to help round the paper was very useful.  And for the ornament, it’s fun to play with making different shapes by moving the staple position.

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After adding a button and some twine, I think they’re ready to be hung.

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The Good Cheer collection is one of 14 collections in this year’s Creative Christmas Bundle.  Other collections include planner sheets, holiday printables, card sketches and ideas, classes and more!  The Bundle is only available Thanksgiving weekend at a wonderful price.  After that, you’ll be able to buy each part individually from each designer.

Sign up now to download a fun holiday project as well as to get early bird access to purchase the bundle.

And if you leave a comment below before midnight tonight, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free bundle – tell us which part of the bundle might be your favorite?

In case you are lost, here’s all the participants of the Blog Hop:


Coming Soon: The Creative Christmas Bundle

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This year’s Creative Christmas Bundle is coming just in time for your holiday crafting!

My contribution is ten templates/sketches to help inspire your layouts.




Sign up now to be the first to know when the bundle is released for sale and when you click the Creative Christmas link at the top, on you can download a Santa’s Helper Tutorial.

Have you started creating for Christmas gift giving yet?  I’m feeling a bit behind – I know that this bundle will help me get started!





Insta-Food Christmas Edition

Welcome back to the Make it Monday Blog Circle.  You may be just starting, or you may have come from Connie  who has Christmas crafts to deck the halls+beautify walls! Either way, continue reading to see who’s next in the circle.

As a scrapbooker, I have found that I ‘look through the lens’ in so many new and different ways during my day to day life.  I take pictures of signs, nature, close-ups and wide angles.  Food is a new topic for me and I’ve grown to love taking pictures of food.  And, I’ve found it’s been a great way for me to practice my photography.


My good friend Dani, Scrapper on the Street, is the one responsible for helping me look at Food for my photography and scrapbooking.  She does these great two week classes called Insta-Food.  And this month, she’ll offer the class as a Holiday Edition.  See what’s included:

  • TONS of prompts, photo ideas and project ideas
  • Sample layouts, photos and page ideas
  • Tutorials and Videos
  • Tips and tricks to make those food photos pop
  • Adding interest to food photos making your Instagram feed shine!
  • A private Flickr group and gallery to share ideas and layouts
  • Giveaways
  • Guest Designers
  • Easy access to your Scrapper on the Street for the entire class duration

All this for only $25 – unless you use the code THANKFUL to save a few bucks.

Here’s what I did for a previous Insta-Food class:.

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Do you like what you see?  Sign up now for Insta-Food: Christmas Edition.  I’m also lucky enough to be able to give away a seat in this class!  Enter here and we’ll announce a winner on Friday (12/14).

The holidays are a wonderful time to take pictures of what you’re cooking, baking and eating.  Join us for Insta-Food Christmas Edition.

Next up in the Blog Circle is Jen with Jen Wright Designs.  She has a free scrapbook template & freebie this week to share.






Christmas Wishes Digital Kit

I was lucky enough to get a preview of Melissa’s new Christmas Wishes Digital Kit.  I just love the traditional colors with the whimsical icons!  She’s even included some fonts that work with your mobile device.  I guess it’s time to learn some of that now, huh?

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Here are the layouts I did with her kit.

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I made a holiday card inspired by a card project I saw on Pinterest.  I had pinned it for using my scraps but thought it would be a really fun digi-layout too.  Especially since Melissa’s papers are so wonderful!

Christmas Wishes Card using MPearson, Christmas Wishes

Soon, I’ll be including a high resolution .jpg of this card to those on my mailing list so if you’re not on it yet, sign up now – here.

Care to see more of what Melissa has done with her kit?  She was the Day 2 Guest Designer for the Scrapbook Campus’ 12 Days of Christmas card/envelope event.  Check out her tutorial here.

And you get this wonderful kit for your holiday scrapping in Melissa’s Etsy store for only $4.99.  What do you think you could create with this kit?

Scrapbook Campus 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to December and welcome back to the Make it Monday Blog Circle.  If you came from Cara  you saw how she is busy making gifts with some of the Creative Bundle items.  Read on to learn more about the bundle as well as where to make your next stop on the circle.

I was asked to help with a 12 Days of Christmas project with the Scrapbook Campus.  I was given this sketch to create a digi-hybrid card and envelope.

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I did a complete step by step tutorial on how to make this in Panstoria Artisan software. Click here for the tutorial.  As an added bonus, when you join my mailing list, I’ll send you the finished files [.png format] for the card and envelope so all you have to do is print, fold and mail!  Click here to sign up.

If you would like to participate in all 12 Days, sign up for the Scrapbook Campus 12 Days of Christmas now – it’s free!

By the way, today is the last day to get this great Creative Christmas Bundle of over $300 in projects & printables for only $29.99.  There’s 15 holiday crafty items here — it’s worth it!



Next up in the Make it Monday Blog Circle is Lisa who is sharing a step-by-step video tutorial from her Santa’s Helpers Workshop, also a part of the Creative Christmas Bundle.


Santa’s Helper Workshop – Creative Bundle

Welcome back to Make it Monday!  Did you hop over from Connie and see her ideas to use her Advent Activity Kit??  What a fun project!

This week, I tried My Kreative Pursuit‘s Santa’s Helper projects that are found in the Creative Bundle that starts selling today.

Santa's Helpers WorkshopThese projects are very easy!  I did three of them in less than an hour.  The instructions are very well written and simple to follow.

I started with the Festive Popcorn Wrapper and found that this is a super simple project that I could whip up any time of year to bring when we visit with friends for movie night!  And what a great way to use up paper!

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Then I made the Cozy Tea Holder.  I think this one is my favorite of the bunch.  Again, I can see this for so many times of year beyond Christmas – Mother’s Day, Birthday, Teacher’s Gifts.

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The last project is the Yummy Chocolate Square Holder.  I love this one especially because I often bring chocolate squares when I travel.  This presentation is way more interesting and creative than just the bag or box of chocolate.

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Santa’s Helpers Workshop is just one of fifteen holiday projects and/or printables available with the Creative Christmas Bundle.  Grab your bundle today before they dissapear!

Now, hop on over to Gina Zee to see how she uses pieces from Creative Christmas Bundle in an example of mix and match.