What Do I Use?

I use Creative Memories Storybook Creator 3 to build all of my digital scrapbooking pages - LOVE IT! If you have any questions about it or would like to purchase it - I would love to help you - I am a Creative Memories consultant. If you want to purchase this software - you can go to my CM website and purchase from there. I use a Canon Digital XSI to take pictures. LOVE IT as well!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10 Pages in 10 Minutes

Read THIS - 10 Pages in 10 Minutes -
I am bound and determined to prove that scrapbooking SHOULD be do-able!!!

P.S. - Nancy's book comes out this month - let me know if you'd like to order a copy - we are the only ones selling it, I believe!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What a GREAT Idea!!!

If you become a consultant in October - you can end up starting your business for FREE and earning Christmas money as well!!

Creative Memories Recruiting 1010 US

Monday, September 27, 2010

October Specials

There are some great specials coming up - don't miss them!!

Creative Memories Oct. Specials

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BIG Digital Sale!!!

This is it!!! A HUGE digital sale in September!! Sept. 8-21 - purchase those digital kits you've been eyeing - they are 30% off!!!
THEN - if you've been wanting to make a Hardcover Storybook - 12 x 12's are $20.00 off and 11 x 8.5's are $10.00 off!!
If I can help you at all - just let me know - that is what I love to do!!
Go HERE to order!

Monday, August 30, 2010

September Specials

September's Specials - They look great!!
Creative Memories Sept. Specials

Friday, August 27, 2010

Support Your Habit

Why did I get started in Creative Memories? Well, it was 15 years ago - our little Micah had just been born and I KNEW that scrap booking was going to be dangerous to us!! SO, Joe encouraged me to become a consultant and get others excited about scrap booking too. I am so very glad that I made that decision - I have brought others on board with me AND shown so many more how to get their photos in albums so they are accessible to tell their family story.

That is why I want to share that NOW is an excellent time to sign up with Creative Memories - whether you want to sell and make money to have a part time job from home OR just to support your habit. I would LOVE to help you hop on board! This flyer will walk you through what you can expect to receive when you purchase your consultant kit and what happens after that! The possibilities are endless - and I can help you whether you live faraway or right close to me.
Email or go to my website to sign up today!!! I would love to work with you to share our mission!

Friday, August 6, 2010

MAC Lovers Alert!!!

Nope, not BIG MAC - although that does sound yummy, but MAC as in computers!! Storybook Creator is coming out for MAC's as of Nov. 1 - it will be called sbcStudio and operates much like Storybook Creator. We are SO excited about this and don't want you to miss it!

Want to see a video about the MAC version?? Click HERE. It does take a sec to load - just so you know!

The new software will be available as a download from MY WEB SITE on Nov. 1, 2010 for $64.95.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Easy Photo Distressing Video

Another great video for using Storybook Creator....

Multiple Gradients Video

This is a video on using Multiple Gradients - it was a training at Showcase. If you use Storybook Creator - I think you'll find it useful!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Nancy O'Dell's Debut of her new CM Line - Hummingbird Collection!!

AVAILABLE SOON - let me know if you are interested!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


My first attempt at fireworks pics - out of 178 attempts - these are the few that looked even halfway decent!! Will take any tips out there!!!

Fireworks 3

Fireworks 1

Fireworks 2

Fireworks 4

Fireworks 5

Fireworks 6

Fireworks 7

Fireworks 8

Monday, April 5, 2010

How Can I Take Better Pictures?

Probably my most-asked question is, "How can I take better pictures?" That is something I am still learning as well, but one thing that has helped me take better photos is watching some of the great videos that Nick Kelsh has put together. Here is his website and a great video he put together for CreativeMemories. To watch his video on taking better photos Click Here. It is worth your time.

Just so you know how credible Nick and his work are: Nick is the author/photographer of nine books including Naked Babies with Anna Quindlen, How to Photograph Your Baby, How to Photograph Your Life, and The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson. He has appeared on Oprah! and The Today Show multiple times. His photographs have appeared on several of the covers of the prestigious Day in the Life series and in dozens of major magazines.

Click Here to learn some more great tips fom Nick on taking Super Photos!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Removing Color

I thought this was a great tutorial by Jan McCallum - another CM consultant - AND another great use for Storybook Creator!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sweetheart of a Deal

Sweetheart of a Deal - purchase Storybook Creator 3 in February and receive a free digital CD to get you started on your papers and embellishments! It is a CD only consultants can purchase so you will have a one-of-a-kind! (If you already have Storybook Creator - I will extend the offer - spend over $60.00 on digital supplies and you will receive the same CD free!!)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Need a Valentine Idea for your Valentine??

Brand new product - I love this and just in time for Valentine's Day!!

Ten Questions Love Story - this is one of the wonderful CM products that all of the pages are pre-done for you - all you have to do is drop your pictures and text in and you are ready to print your book! I am excited about it - not only is it SO do-able, but it is a great gift for our Valentines that sometimes need to be reminded why they are our special Valentines!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Help Is On the Way!!

I have had so many people ask me to show them Storybook Creator Plus Software to help them get started digitally scrapbooking - some have just asked me to show them so they can see what it would be like - whatever the case - I am giving you the opportunity!!!

FRIDAY, JAN. 29 at 7:00 will be our time!
Orange City Public Library will be our place!

Stop in - absolutely no cost and no obligation - just come and see this wonderful software that makes digital scrapbooking, AND scrapbooking in general, so do-able!

I would love an RSVP so that I know how many to plan for - and if you aren't able to come, but would like to come another time - let me know that as well. Just leave a comment below or on Facebook - either way is great.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Winter Wonderland

There were just too many for one post!!
Winter Wonderland

Frozen in Winter

Spotless White

Waiting for Spring

Clothed in Red

Friday, January 15, 2010

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

I went out today on a photo excursion.
Here is what I found.....
Wintry Weeping Willow

Wintry Willows

Iowa in Winter

Trees in White

Monday, January 4, 2010

Storybook Creator - Organization

If you know me AT ALL - you know that I LOVE to organize - so this webinar was perfect for me.
If you use Storybook Creator - I'd take a few minutes to watch it. I've been going through and adding keywords to a lot of my embellishments and papers. I started with keywords like - Baby, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fall, School, Boys, Girls, etc. but now I've even broadened to adding keywords like specific colors. CAUTION: this can be time-consuming - I do it a little at a time - REMEMBER your photos are WAY more important than keywords - so focus on getting them scrapbooked first! AND there is no right or wrong here - it's all how your brain works - how will YOU best find them the next time you can't find that perfect embellishment!?!?!

(Cathie Owens credit for the webinar)
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Flickr Slideshow

If you'd like to see some of my photography on Flickr - click HERE.