My Hope in Action 365 Project


I’ve heard of this before…taking a picture a day…and I love the idea!  One year I do remember starting this on January 1, but then I got lost somewhere in mid-March.  Looking back, I put too much effort into finding the “right” picture for the day instead of just taking a picture of what was in front of me.  Recently, I noticed the upcoming Creative Memories Hope in Action 365 Project and it started me thinking about 2012.

I had been searching for a new camera because I just wasn’t happy with a good portion of the photos I had taken this year.  Apparently, that is not going to happen anytime soon, so what better way to “get to know” my camera than to spend some more time with it…like everyday.  Since the beginning of December, I have been experimenting more with my camera and I’m much happier with the way those pictures turned out.  By the end of 2012, I will be flawless with this camera or know I need a new one!

I also think taking a picture a day will help me keep focus on the important things in my life.  Some days fly by and I just can’t account for them…I’m not living in the moment.  I need to spend more time in the present, enjoying my life and loving those around me.  This is my “present” for 2012!


Jan 1, 2012


Freebie Friday – Shoppers!

Now that we’ve stimulated the economy by shopping….let’s relax and reap the rewards!  Here’s a reward for all those “Shop Til You Drop” ladies out there.  I just love the shopping bag!


Friday Freebies 11-25

Click on this link to get these and many more!



Thanksgiving Digital Freebies!

For all the Digital Divas out there working on your cards or albums…check out these Thanksgiving Freebies!  Follow this link to download.Freebies - Thanksgiving

Have you heard about a Turkey Trot?

Turkey Trot


I’ve decided to give this “Turkey Trot” a try, and I’m very excited to see what happens!

 Here’s how it works:


  1. Book your party with me and get a “Turkey Trot Bag” filled with catalogs and order forms to take to your family Thanksgiving gathering.  I have ordered these really cute Turkey Trot bags from The Booster to use just for this!
  2. When everyone is looking through the newspaper ads, or chatting around the table,  bring out the catalogs and samples.  Explain to your family that you are hosting a catalog party to collect orders and earn free products.  Tell your family a little about your favorite products and the “Turkey Trot” specials. Then, invite them to browse the catalog, including the holiday sales, and turn in their order form to you.
  3. Bring the orders (including orders you’ve gathered from friends and neighbors) to my house  and we will discuss what YOU earned for FREE!
  4. Your order will be delivered to you and you’ll disperse them to your family and friends.  Then, enjoy the products you’ve earned for FREE, or use them as Christmas gifts!


Hostess Benefits and Rewards:


  • All hostesses with a “qualified party” will be entered in a prize drawing for $50 in FREE PRODUCTS!   A “qualified party” includes at least 5 orders (besides your own) and total sales of $250 or more.
  • Each hostess of a “qualified party” will receive a 2×3 PicFolio Photo Album as a Thank You gift.
  • Hostesses will earn 1 additional prize drawing entry for every 10 names turned in on a “guest list”.  The guest list must include names, addresses, phone #s and emails (if possible) of people she shows catalogs to.  (One per household, please.)
  • All these gifts or discounts are in ADDITION to the regular monthly hostess gifts that can be earned based on the sales amount of your party.
  • Encourage your family or friends to book a party and you will receive a coupon for 50% off one item, for each party booked.  (Regular parties or catalog parties will qualify.  Gifts will be rewarded at the time the parties are held and closed.)
  • You may come to my home to “Check Out” some items to take as samples for your “Turkey Trot,” on a first come first serve basis.  Demo items that are “checked out” must be returned or you will be charged for them.


If you want to be a part of this fun, and simple, way to help your friends and family do their Christmas shopping and earn some Christmas bonuses for yourself, please let me know by Friday, November 11, 2011, because Turkey Bags are limited!!  The following Monday, November 14th, I will begin distributing the Turkey Trot bags along with simple instructions for you.  So don’t wait!  Call me soon so I can reserve your bag!

Just think how relaxed Black Friday will be when you’re shopping from your seat and not on your feet!


Friday Freebies!

Each Friday, Creative Memories offers up some fun, and free, digital content!  This week’s Freebies feature png files about Fall and apples!  Follow this link to download.


Friday Freebies 11/4/2010






Rewards Club!



You deserve to be rewarded!

The Creative Memories Rewards Club brings you the Creative Memories products you love and the rewards you deserve. Each retail purchase earns you club credit to spend on your next purchase, so saving money is fun and easy.  There is an annual membership fee of $39, and here are some of the rewards you will receive:


Club members receive:

  • An immediate $10 club credit during enrollment
  • 15% club credit earned on the retail amount of each order
  • Exclusive offers and promotions, email updates and access to a network of other scrapbookers who share your passion.
This is an exciting new program for us, so click here for more information and feel free to contact me with any questions!

My Life List

This sounds like a fun idea!  The first I heard of a “Life List” was through a post by my friend, Lynsey, over at   So, I’m going to do this for two reasons….

First, I am not good at setting goals and writing them down.  I tell myself, “I want to do everything,” but of course that gets me overwhelmed so I end up doing nothing.  Sound familiar?   Second, I’m sure some of this “to do” list is always on my mind…which is keeping me awake at night!

So, I’ll get it out of my head and put it all down here.  It will be a work in process, but I guess that’s the way it should be!


Bold = In progress

strikethru = Completed


Take the boys to Universal – Harry Potter

Hot Air Balloon Ride. Again.

Visit NY with my husband and go to a Broadway Show.

Live Debt Free!

Write a book.  Fiction, of course!

Travel to Australia.

Take the boys to Legoland, FL.   Opening in Oct, 2011!

Plant a garden.

Take the boys out on a boat.

Read two books a month.  Every month!

Scrapbook a page or more every week!

Take a photography class.

Take another fun trip with my sister!

Go white water rafting.

Go snorkeling.

Go parasailing.

Conquer this blog!


Go to a Wine Festival.

See a Nascar Race.  Again.

Go horseback riding.

Get a laptop.

Have a backyard that I want to hang out in!

Go to a Super Bowl Game…preferably one that the Dolphins are in.

Hike in the mountains.



Picture Perfect Opportunity






You already love photos – why not get paid to have fun with them?
For a limited time, we have a picture perfect opportunity for all you digital fans who join our Creative Memories team.

When you sign up as a Creative Memories Consultant from July 15 – 31, you’ll get an 8×8 StoryBook product credit and an 8×8 Photo Panel product credit. Kick start your new business by showing off some great Creative Memories digital products – complete with your personal photos.   That’s a $72.90 value – FREE!


Contact me to get started!

With Creative Memories, it pays to be a go-getter.  Achieve our Success Plan and you’ll receive a $100 Success Plan Product Certificate. What’s more, you could earn more than $8,000 in commissions and bonuses through our Road to Rewards Promotion.  Wow!  That’s some serious cash!



30 Days of Faves – Host Rewards

Double Dip Host Rewards

It’s the last day of June, and the last day of the 30 Days of Faves Blog Party!  Woohoo!  I had a blast showcasing my favorite Creative Memories products and services, and I hope you found it fun too!  Since it’s the last day, I’m going to tell you about our fabulous Double Dip Host Rewards for July!

Double Dip Host Rewards for July!   Here’s the super sweet deal:  Earn 30% of your total sales in free products when you gather your friends for a Photo Solutions Party.  If you’ve had your eye on some cute supplies or digital downloads, the Double Dip Host Rewards offer is a great time to get them for free!   Don’t let this deal melt away!  Contact me to book your July party!


Double Dip July Host Rewards

For July, there’s some great new products out and some fabulous deals…so keep coming back!




30 Days of Faves-Digital Support

Digital Support

Day 29!  This is the second to last day of the 30 Days of Faves blog Party, so I wanted to talk about something very important to all of us…support.   With both of our software programs, Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator Plus, there is online support available with FAQ and Tips….but what do you do next if that doesn’t get you what you need?  Luckily, the Creative Memories Digital Support Team is awesome!

One of my closest friends, Rachel, recently purchased a new computer and wanted help to transfer over both her StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 and Memory Manager.  The Digital Support Team walked her through step-by-step and she was up and running again in about 10 minutes!   That is definitely not something you will get if you purchase one of those scrapbooking programs in a box.

I have numerous stories of customers that had something happen to their computer and the Creative Memories Support Team helped them out.  I am very pleased to say that I have yet to refer someone to them that wasn’t completely thrilled with the outcome.  How’s that for service!

Creative Memories Digital Support is available Monday-Friday (except holidays), from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time by phone or email!

Don’t forget to check out Lynsey’s 30 Days of Faves Blog Party to see the products showcased by my fellow Divas.  Thanks for stopping by, and come back tomorrow!  Only one day left of this Blog Party!


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