Friday, September 9, 2016

How to move from stress to success!


Finish 2016 better than it began! There's still time. You just need a plan. 
How to Move from Stress to Success
iBloom Life & Business Online Event
Friday, September 23rd,  7 AM-1 PM PST
If you are like me and want to make the most of your time, make a difference, and leave a legacy, then this may be the best investment you will make in yourself and your business all year! 
#1) If you want to reach the goals you have set for your business, yourself, and your family, this event is going to be powerful in setting you up for SUCCESS and helping you live a life you LOVE!  
#2) If you want to do amazing things, surround yourself with amazing people. You will be encouraged, inspired, prayed for, and equipped during this one-day event.
#3) Even if you can’t join in LIVE, you will receive the recording and handouts afterwards to experience when it's more convenient (but try to be there LIVE if you can because they have done special things for LIVE attendees before that you don’t want to miss if at all possible).
#4) iBloom ONLY does amazing content. I also use their Planner and have attended other trainings. I have never been disappointed by what I get from this team.
#5) We all need to be investing in ourselves and our businesses if we want to grow. I don’t know of another way to invest 6 hours and $27 and see such a return on the investment. You won’t regret being there.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

planner stickers and accessories!

I'm soo excited! The iBloom Planner Accessory Kit is now available for pre-order! The Kits will be shipped in early October.

Here's what's included in the Kit:

One 8.5x11" sheet of Reminder Stickers
(use for birthdays, vacations, medical appointments, celebrating big-wins, ah-has, etc.)
One 4.25x5.5" sheet of Inspirational Word Stickers
(perfect for your vision board or to keep you inspired throughout the month)
One Bookmark that can snap into your iBloom Planner to mark your week
One Legal Pad (8.5x11) with 50 Project Planning Sheets
One Note Pad (4.25x5.5") with 50 sheets
One 3x3" Adhesive Notes with 50 sheets
One Flower Highlighter
One iBloom Pen
$25

These exclusive office supplies are not available individually (except at their in person events), so we can only get them as part of this Planner Accessory Kit.  They have opened up pre-order with limited quantities so this offer is while supplies last.

You can pre-order through my affiliate link:

If you want to know more about the iBloom Planner, check out my blog post:




Happy Plannin'






Monday, August 15, 2016

Creative Memories NEW Product Tote


Ohhh this is cute!  Creative Memories new Product Tote.

It measures approximately 16" high and 17" wide (8" deep) and has 3 zippered pockets

Perfect for carrying current projects and supplies to workshops or retreats, or as extra storage for albums, pages, paper or tools. And it's cute too!


I love that the inside is light blue with polka dots -- the light blue color will make it easy for me to retrieve things from inside the bag! I won't need to use my flashlight when looking for that multipurpose tool that has fallen to the bottom.  And it is a cheery color - blue is one of my favorite colors!

Speaking of blue....how would you like a new blue cardstock?

Introducing Eggplant, Gray, Peacock Blue and Beige! Creative Memories 12x12 solid cardstock is acid-free, lignin-free and buffered. Comes in packs of 10 sheets.


You can get more info or order any of these products on my website:  creativememories.com/user/donnalyn

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, August 12, 2016

Free iBloom Planner Download August 2016


Wish you could try one of my favorite planners for a month before you decide? Well, now you can!  Download August for FREE and see for yourself why this planner stole my heart. 

https://ibloom.co/free-ibloom-planner/?partner=41


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Creative Memories Wedding Album and Heritage Album



Natural Elegance is pre-decorated so all you do is add your photos. I love this video and I love how versatile the album is because of the neutral colors. Your wedding colors will POP off the page! 

I also love the suggestion to use this album for Heritage Photos. Yes!! Such a gorgeous background for your black and white prints.

You can see and/or shop for the new wedding collection here:  creativememories.com/user/donnalyn


Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Decluttering tip: Digitize your Old Home Movies, Slides and Scrapbooks



Ahhh summer...when life pares down to the simple: flip flops and a towel.


Part of my decluttering mission this summer is to digitally transfer my outdated yet precious VHS home movies and slides.  Here is a decluttering tip:


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This picture shows the comparison after I digitally transferred 3 old home movies onto DVD and Cloud storage. I went from taking 3-1/2 inches of space to just 3/4 inch (and no space at all in Cloud storage) - and this is just the beginning of my collection! 


I'm in the process of getting all my movies, slides & scrapbooks digitized onto DVD and Cloud storage!! I love how uncluttered it feels to throw out my bulky media storage. This is what I do for my clients too  - I help people digitize their media before it deteriorates. 


But more importantly, I love helping people celebrate the family connections made through reliving and sharing memories. We laugh so hard we cry when watching these old movies! My kids never knew their mom was so hip (thank you 80's) and that their grandma looked just like Angie Dickinson (thank you 70's). So many more gems to discover on this heritage hunt! I love my job as a Legacy Maker!  (I'll share a snippet pretty soon!)





Monday, July 25, 2016

DIY Guest Book with instax photos


Here is a fun idea for an interactive guest book. I picked up a mini burlap scrapbook from a local craft store to use for a recent surprise Anniversary Party.

The cover of the album was cute but no place for a title so I found a package of heart-shaped chalkboard tags. I wrote the couple's initials with a white Chalk Marker, then tied it to the front of the book with some twine. (The chalk marker dries quickly but can be wiped off with a wet cloth so if you make a mistake, it can be easily corrected.) 


We set out an instax mini 8 camera (it's a mini Polaroid-type camera by Fuji) next to the album on the reception table. My daughter was stationed at the table to let guests know what to do. "Take a photo!"  "Tape it in the Book!"  "Write a Message to the Couple!" It was super fun to do and we got a lot of surprised and nostalgic comments about Polaroid memories...Fun!

We had plenty of film for the 100+ guests -- and were able to order in bulk through Amazon prime. It's also a good idea to have a few replacement batteries on hand just in case.

We also had a white pen and a black Creative Memories pen at the table for guests to sign the book next to their photo(s). And a couple rolls of decorative washi tape (Japanese removable masking tape) so guests could quickly tape their instax photo into the guest book:


On the first page of the guest book I put a photo of the happy couple (from their wedding 30 years ago):


Soon the book started to fill up with fun photos and special notes:







My son also walked around the party throughout the evening taking photos of guests who maybe didn't see the guest book as they arrived. We took some photos of the decorations and cake too...anything that will document this special occasion:


If you're into social media, you can have a mini chalkboard or sign out with the designated hashtag for your event. Here is an idea I found on Pinterest from BrideBox Wedding Albums:

Their chalkboard sign displays the hashtag they want guests to use to post photos of the event on Instagram.

Here's a cute wedding display from cocodaydream.com 


One of the guests at my brother's Anniversary Party created a temporary geotag on Snapchat :


There are so many ideas to make guest books interactive and fun!  I hope you enjoyed these!

Happy Scrappin'