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!

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.

 

AutoBooks are here

Forever released AutoBooks on Friday.  This is an easy and quick way to do a Photo Book.  You upload your photos, preferably to an album and then use the AutoBook feature.  The system will automatically place your photos into the book.  You can preview it and change layouts, as you like.  Add text to the bottom of pages or insert a full page of text where you like.  Truthfully, it’s meant to be super simple.  No embellishments, simple captions and it’s done.  I love this option for vacations, weekends away or events!  Take a look at this walkthrough video and let me know what you think.

Click here to see the video.

If you are new to Forever and create your free account here, you’ll receive a $15 coupon after you confirm your email.  This could be enough to make your first photo book free! (Depending on the size and cover you select).

If you are already a Forever customer, you can earn $15 coupons by referring your friends.

 

Forever adds Collaboration

Last week, Forever launched a great new feature for Storage Account Owners.  Collaborate Sharing.  Here’s the announcement:

I’ve played around with this feature and am really loving it.  I’m looking forward to using it next time I travel with friends or family.  Here are the basics on how to get started:

  1. Login to your forever account
  2. Create an Album (or open an existing album)
  3. Click Share at the top of the screen.  
  4. Select if you wish to Collaborate.  Make note of the information at the bottom.
  5. Copy Link and share.

Check out Frequently Asked Questions here.

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day and I’m spending it at our new mountain house doing a bunch of yard work.  As I mentioned last month, the Tree of Life at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite parts of that park.

However now that Pandora is open at the same park it’s even more interesting and fun!   Avatar is one of our favorite movies and the environmental theme is really thought provoking.  I’m so glad that Disney Parks is taking that theme to heart and has so many initiatives to promote conservation, including some great solar initiatives!  Click here to read all about those.

 

Did you know I offer Disney Travel Planning services?  Tickets, hotels and/or packages at no extra cost to you (Disney pays my commission).  Request your free quote here.

Keeping Busy

Hello!  I know it’s been a while and I’m so very sorry.  All of a sudden, life got super busy!

a) It’s Layout a Day month and I’m happy to say that I’ve been keeping up.  Thankfully I’m working on our vacation pictures from our Walt Disney World trip two weeks ago.   Here’s a couple of my current favorites:

b) We’re buying a second home in Twain Harte, CA!  I didn’t realize all the work involved in doing this.  Even with a super Realtor, there’s tons of emails, decisions and effort.  We’re scheduled to close March 2nd and we’ll be spending most of our next many weekends there getting it all set up.  We now have to completely furnish and supply another home.  Thankfully, we have ALOT of extra stuff in our current home so many that will be helpful.

c) We’ve decided to help manage the family ski condo at Northstar at Tahoe.  This also came with more effort than I expected, together with trying to get family decisions made.

d) It’s the last month to qualify to earn the Forever Incentive Trip to Cabo.  I’m trying with all my might to see how close I can get to earning it.  Interested in helping me?  Contact me for my Crazy February Special that is in addition to what Forever is offering this month (can you say cash back when you purchase?).

Thank you for your continued support in reading my blog.  What’s new with you ?

Layout a Day: LOAD218

It’s almost time for another month of layouts!  I’m truly looking forward to LOAD218-Choose Your Own Scrapbook Adventure.   From what I can tell, we’re going to be able to choose from a variety of prompts each day.  I love having choices so this sounds really right up my alley!

I’m currently getting organized using Historian.  I’m loading my pictures from the past several months as well as tagging them and giving them star ratings.  I find this helps me stay on track during LOAD and allows me to focus more time on scrapbooking.

Did you know that LOAD218 is open to anyone and everyone?  If you’re looking to kick start your scrapbooking for this year, consider this challenge.  There’s no judgement for doing one layout or all 28 or something in between.  It’s still more than nothing.  So what are you waiting for?  Join us!  Make your commitment in the comments and then go sign up.

 

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What does food have to do with Scrapbooking?

I recently sent an email about a cool Meal Planning Boot Camp.  Someone replied asking if this was something new I was doing?  Well, not really.  When you scroll through social media, people are posting all sorts of food.  As scrapbookers, we do layouts.  Think about it – did you take pictures of your holiday dinner?  Thought so.

 

The Ultimate Healthy Meal Planning Bundle has over 3,800 recipes, meal plans, and shopping lists, so you’ll never have to cry over what’s for dinner again.

Whether you have a special diet (like keto, vegan, paleo, or gluten-free), need to save money, or have a crazy busy lifestyle that calls for freezer cooking or an Instant Pot, we have what you need to eat healthy, save time and money, and hold onto your sanity.

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Oh and by the way, this will be the perfect help while you’re getting ready for February’s Layout a Day Challenge!