Thursday, June 30, 2016

How to Photograph Fireworks

This is not how you take them.....

and this is not how you take them...

"Hey, I have an idea! How about we ask an expert?"

Here are some great tips from my favorite photo guy Nick Kelsh.
You can read more of this article and other great tips on his website:

How to Photograph Fireworks by Nick Kelsh

Have a safe and happy 4th


Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 iBloom Planner SALE

I'm super excited to announce that I am partnering with the iBloom team!
iBloom has been a part of my life since 2015.

The iBloom Life & Business Planner is 9"x12", spiral bound, great quality paper, usually $50 (or $30 for the digital download) but right now you can get the 2016 Planner for just $25 (while supplies last) or the digital download for just $15. 

The iBloom planner includes bible verses and online video support. It is the best planner I have found for prioritizing values, breaking down projects into small attainable weekly/daily tasks, living with intention and purpose, AND incorporating your faith into all of it!

I will be sharing some of iBloom's training opportunities in the near future but for now I wanted to be sure and let you know about the half-price sale. Even though you will only get to use July-December -- you will still benefit 100% from the front section of life & business planning guides. Let me know what you think!  Here is a short video from the creator, Kelly Thorne:

Creative Memories 8x8 Albums for Summer 2016

These uber-giftable summery 8x8 Album Covers are only available one more week. After that, the only place you'll be able to get these colors is in 12x12's!

Spring Green
Ocean Blue
and Ebony

The Orange one would even make a cute album for this Fall...visits to the Pumpkin Patch or a record of your children's Halloween costumes. 

Scrapbook Pages sold separately and are available all year long. Just the 8x8 album covers are a limited edition item. 

The summery colors will also make a perfect mini album for you or your child to complete after a memorable vacation.  Just print 24-30 of your favorite vacation photos to put inside. Super special memories which will allow you to relieve your vacation over and over again.

And my personal favorite....fill with photos and send to the grandparents....they love printed photos and would appreciate a miniature album "brag book" if you will.

What are you using your 8x8's for??  Comment below or on my Facebook page: 

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

DIY Graduation Wreath

I took a beach themed wreath (from Target) and added some graduation themed die-cuts 
to create this festive welcome to my daughter's graduation party

This Creative Memories embellishments pack is called "Achievements" I believe it is available for a limited time only as one of the die-cuts specifically says "2016"

Here is a sample of what's included in the pack (over 80 shapes plus bling stickers):

To attach them to the wreath, I punched a small hole near the top of the die-cut and tied it to the wreath branches with some twine.  

Because they are tied on, I'll be able to easily remove them for use in her scrapbook or save them for some future card making projects.

As you can see, Creative Memories embellishments aren't just for scrapbooking!