One Reason why Memory Keeping is Important

Recording our family memories is important. We take photographs, we create scrapbook pages, we journal to tell our stories. We want to record our children’s history for them. We want our grandchildren to be able to see what their parents looked like as children,...

What I Learned from a 4-year old

I spent this week at our son Brian’s house. Our daughter-in-law was out of town all week, and Brian worked during the day; so I got to take care of Owen (4) and Ella (2) full-time.  It brought back so many memories of when our own children were those ages,...

Spatter Overlays and a Freebie

Have you ever found yourself working with a background paper and wanting to add just “a little more something” to it? Spatter Overlays might just be the answer for you.   New to my store, Spatter Overlays, will provide as much or as little...

One Thing Leads to Another

Have you ever experienced one-thing-leading-to-another? I mean, something that might be very simple leads to one thing, which leads to another, and pretty soon you are doing something entirely different, or more involved than you thought you would be doing? ...

Torn Bits and a Freebie

If you were a traditional (hands-on) scrapbooker before you switched to digital scrapbooking, you might remember when tearing the edges of your photos to create a textured edge was very popular. I always found that very hard to do because I didn’t want to...

The Galapagos Islands: The Trip of a Lifetime

My husband (Rick) and I, along with his best friend and wife, just got back from a vacation to the Galapagos Islands.  Rick and I visited there 8 years ago, but only went to one island then. This time we went to all 4 of the inhabited islands: Santa Cruz, San...

DSLR vs Mirrorless? Which should you buy?

We all want to take great photos. Whether we are taking everyday snapshots, vacation photos, or family photos, we want them to be the best they can be. Is it our photographing skills that will help us get the result we want, or is it the camera we are using? Or...