Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spoons & Love - My Treasury Listing!!

Spoons & Love -
I was lucky enough to snag a listing for the Treasury Listing on Etsy tonight! I included wonderful etsy designers that have created some of my most favorite pieces on Etsy! I am including a link for my treasury if you would like to check it out!! It is only going to be available to be looked at for a few days so HURRY!! :)

Here is the link...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Walk down memory lane for sure!

SOOOO long ago...

My mom was cleaning out the attic today and found some OLD scrapbooks, like so old some from when she was a kid and then some from when I was younger. They were precious but I am definitely going to re do the books! The memories that go with those pictures hit me instantly, each time I looked at the different pictures. Its amazing how strong pictures are in recalling those favorite past times, friends or your favorites! There was a picture of myself and my family going to pick strawberries, and when I saw it I thought of when we left there and we went home and made strawberry jam!! These all are the reasons that I do scrapbooking and want to help others to capture those stories and memories... My tagline is "capturing your story" and I truly mean that... So I encourage you to grab a few photos and remember those stories that go with that picture and jot them down!! Dont forget them! Because I know that someday I wont remember and I dont want that I want to remember as much as I can!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Holidays to Capture

Need Some Ideas!!!!

So I was trying to think what holidays were coming up and how I could capture them on paper. I know Mardi Gras is sooo close and that beads are one of the main things that runs at the forefront of your mind when you think about it, so I was trying to come up with a plan to make some pages. But I am not sure if it is too late to do some scrapbook pages to put in my Etsy store as well as my website with premade pages. Hmmm... Any thoughts!? I think that people are still trying to scrapbook all of those Winter Holiday pictures!! I know I am for my personal scrapbooks!! So what I am wondering is what are some holidays that I can/will start working on!?!?

Any suggestions!?

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And our Dove Promise for today is... Believe in Yourself!!! ... oohh I LOVE that one!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Gather Your Favorite Food!!!

Gather Your Favorite Food & Read....

So I was inspired today, I was talking with my Mom about favorite things she liked to cook and how we could preserve those recipes. Do you have that one favorite thing that has been at every holiday and every occasion as long as you can remember? Well I have that too! We have this "Wally's green jello" that has made it to every Christmas and Easter celebration as I can remember and when my Grandmother, who was the wonderful cook who made it, when she passed away it was a big deal at the next holiday figure out who was supposed to make that. Well ever since then I told myself I never wanted to forget that recipe or any other recipe that we "always made."
So I decided that I was going to make a "scrapbook" more so a memorabilia book that included all our favorite recipes. I know this isn't a new idea to the world but I am going to start making them! I might even go to the extent of contacting my Grandmother and asking her some of her favorite recipes and then ask her some about her mom's favorite, so that I have a few generations of recipes.
Of course I would use amazing paper and embellishments to capture those recipes. Like if they were Christmas food, or things they had at their weddings I would add details that way! It is going to be amazing and I for sure will post pictures along the process! I know this will be perfect for not only myself but anyone who wants to keep track all of those amazing recipes and the memories that come with each food!!!
And as I was finishing up this post I had the most perfect dove chocolate "promise"..."Share stories, share memories, embrace your life"... Perfect!!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Exciting Days!!!

My Bit of Inspiration...

I thought I would take the plunge and start a blog! I hope to meet new people and inspire others to get those pictures out of boxes in your storage or up in the attic and get them into books! I love pictures! I always have, I was the one when I was younger that would also dress up and then stand in the corner with silk flowers "modeling" in old prom dresses that Mom happened to find at garage sales. I look through those pictures and just laugh at myself because there is no way that I would put those pictures in a scrapbook, but then on the other hand I would LOVE to show those pictures to my future kids someday! Oh the memories! You know as you read that you have pictures just like that! And of course everyone has pictures of "that first snow fall", "first day of school", "off to college", and "our first Christmas." All of those pictures need to be captured in a book so that you and your wonderful family can see them and they be admired for so many years to come!! So if you are interested in learning about scrapbooking through my exploration of new ideas or want that daily (hopefully) bit of inspiration then this is a blog to follow!!! I will posting new pictures of work that I will be working on and other items of just plain fun things that happen to go on in the process!!!