DIY Recipe Album with free downloadable instructions
Creating a Content Calendar with free, downloadable, printable template and content ideas
Have you ever heard of a Thankful Jar or Gratitude Goblet? Ok, so I just now made up Gratitude Goblet because I’m mostly dealing with adult children now and it sounds more grown up. Either way, it’s the same idea.
Looking for a fantastic, heart warming gift? Have a family member that has everything and you don’t know what to do? Have family members out of state or out of the country? I know just the gift! You heard the saying ” A picture’s worth a thousand words”, well a digital album is super easy to create and will leave them speechless. The new Creative Memories Storybook software is easy to use, affordable, and comes with preloaded page layouts and elements to help even the those that have never done a page in their life, able to create beautiful albums.
Anyone that purchases from me, can contact me any time for assistance on page layout or album ideas.
Grandparents would love a brag book. An easy way to put one together is to create one two page layout for each month of the year. Simply high light one activity for that month and include photos and journaling. Once you have the album put together in the software you simply upload it and Creative Memories prints AND binds the book! TADA – a fantastic gift for generations to come.
How about a family recipe book? Or a family history book? Put together all the information on your family tree and share it with your siblings. Include photos and birthdays.
BABY GIRL quick kit (go to my site, click on SHOP/ Photo Solutions / Quick Kits / Baby Girl 12 x 12 Quick Kit. Specifications12×12 PicFolio™ Photo Album with 32 Side-Loading Sleeves 32 predecorated pages 1 sheet of clear title stickers in brown 3 sheets of die cuts with ready-to-stick foam tabs that add dimension. All of this for just $69.00!! This quick kit allows you to simply slide your photos right into the pockets and you’re done!
JOURNAL JAR This is so amazing. I bought one and just love it! It is a gorgeous, sturdy, beautiful jar comes with a little notebook to journal on. Specifications: A cream-colored ceramic jar with a decorative handle A pad of 40 perforated journaling boxes held together by a sheer ribbon Features: Sheer ribbon holds an enameled charm bearing the words “Life’s Moments”. This amazing jar is JUST $12.50 (was $25!). Be sure to check it out. Wondering how to use it?
- Give it to a grandparent and ask them to write one thing about themselves every day and put it in the jar.
- Give it to a teen and tell them to write something good about their day. Hard to be depressed when you keep a jar of happy thoughts near you!
- Watch your baby grown – write down their daily accomplishments! They grow so fast.
- Tend to think of great ideas and then forget them? Write them down and throw them in the jar.
- Place it on the gift table at a wedding, shower, etc and have the guests write prayers/memories etc on them and put them in the jar. Seal it up and give it to the guest of honor at a later time.
I used chipboard to cut out a triangle and covered it in pattern paper. Then I layered two more triangles onto that. It gave this album a wonderful 3-D embellishment!
I used the same large corner on the back cover, but I didn’t include a flower there.
I wouldn’t normally used these patterns on layouts, but on this album they turned out vibrant, cheerful and just plain fun!
I made a recipe album in class a couple of weeks ago. It was a huge hit. I had several ask me for photos, so here they are 🙂 The back cover matches the front one. I will be posting the instructions to make one of these on your own later today.
Pic 1 – The front cover for the album. The rings go in the holes on the left
Pic 2 – A close up of the flower I created for the album
Pic 3 – Inside the front cover. I made a little pocket to hide the ends of the ribbon
Happy Mothers day to all moms out there and to all of their children! Moms are special every day of the year, but this is the day for them to shine. Don’t forget to let your mom know how important she is to you.
Have you scrapped a page about your mom? Whether she is here to answer the questions or not, be sure to capture as much about her as you can. Great things to include are the basics like;
- where was she born and when
- what are/were her favorite foods, colors, music, movies etc
- what was her favorite book and why
- what did she want to be when she grew up and why
- what is her youngest/earliest memory
I’ll try to get a layout sketch posted either tomorrow night or Monday. I’ll be visiting my own mom tomorrow and my daughter, but she doesn’t know it yet lol I just adore those grandkids and miss them soooo much.
Take care, everyone!
On top of everything else, I’ve got a horrible head cold so we are just hanging out at home tonight. It might be the cold meds, but this file came to mind and I just had to sit down and make it!
All you have to do to get it, is to post on your blog that I’m giving away a free file and leave me a comment with a link to your blog 🙂
I love to blog hop and I’m curious about who reads my blog or is aware of it. I thought this would be a great way to maybe see new blogs and a to find out who reads mine 🙂
Gingerbread House, Cottage, Christmas Cottage, Candy Cabin
Many of you have seen my gingerbread house file. It is one of my favorites.
This is a photo of the cutter file as a Gingerbread house. Thank you so much Kristal, for such a fun little bunny hutch!!!
I might just have to make a layout using your idea!!!
Kristal (being the very creative person that she is!) didn’t just see a gingerbread house! She had some amazing ideas for this file! Visit her blog (TheScrappinGypsy at http://www.yourgypsygirl.blogspot.com/) to read them all.
Her wonderful and creative ideas made me see this file in a whole new way! I just love what she did here and how cute are those bunnies?!!
Here you see her very adorable bunny hutch using my gingerbread house cutter file!