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“Best in the Universe” Gift Card Holder FREEBIE

I have seen some pretty amazing Teacher Appreciation gifts on Pinterest, but I have to be honest. I am much better at pinning ideas than actually MAKING the projects I have pinned. Are you with me on this? And really, who doesn’t love a gift card?! I created this gift card holder to coordinate with the Space themed Staff Appreciation Week at my daughter’s school. Please enjoy this free 5×7 printable with my compliments! It can be used for teacher appreciation, birthdays… anything, really! Visit my sister site, Simply Styled Home to download the file.  

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Space Themed Staff Appreciation Week

This is my third year planning Staff Appreciation Week for my daughter’s school. It took me some time to decide on a fun theme, but I present to you… Space Themed Staff Appreciation Week! All of the Space Themed Printables for this event are available in the Simply Styled Home shop. (For those of you wondering, Simply Styled Home is my creative counterpart.) Step-by-step instructions to recreate this event are posted on SSH. The nitty gritty details are really only interesting to those of us who actually have to plan the events. For the past few years, the Hospitality Committee and Room Parents…

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How to Sell More Girl Scout Cookies – Part Two

As I was preparing for the 2014 Girl Scout cookie season, I took a look at my last blog post about selling Girl Scout cookies and saw that it has been repinned over three thousand times on Pinterest! Holy cow! It’s been a few years since I wrote that post, and I have some more tips to share with you, both what has worked for Zoë, and what was a complete waste of time and money. Cookie Selling Tips – Part Two Last year I decided to teach Zoë about branding her cookie business. Being a scrapbooker and graphic designer,…

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Superhero Staff Appreciation Week

I had so much fun planning the Staff Appreciation Week for my daughter’s school last year that I immediately starting mulling ideas around in my head for this year’s celebration. I think that I may like this theme even better. I present to you… Superhero Staff Appreciation Week! All of the Superhero Printables for this event are available at Simply Styled Home on Etsy. (For those of you wondering, Simply Styled Home is my creative counterpart. Step-by-step instructions to recreate this event will be posted on SSH later in the week.) A week and a half before Superhero Staff Appreciation Week, all…

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Easy Valentines For Kids

I have loved Valentine’s Day my entire life. I distinctly remember choosing the perfect valentine for each of my classmates, the joy of decorating the giant heart shaped envelope for my desk, and the excitement of opening my  valentines. It is safe to say that my girls enjoy Valentine’s Day every bit as much as I do, and now I get to make them too! Today, I wanted to share three quick, easy, and adorable valentines. The good news is, you still have time to whip one of these up before the big day, should you be so motivated. All you…

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The Benefits of Digital Project Life

Project Life is a fabulous simple system to get photos scrapbooked and stories told, whether you are a paper or digital scrapbooker. The new collections coming out (baby and childhood) in addition to the new core kits make it easy to create beautifully coordinated pages with minimal effort. That being said, I think going the digital route has some distinct advantages. The Advantages of Digital Project Life 1. Templates are the best thing that ever happened to digital scrapbooking, and there are so many Project Life digital templates to choose from. No more spending hours designing the perfect layout. Simply…

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My Complete 2012 Project Life Album

I placed my biggest Persnickety Prints order to date at the beginning of the year… 95 prints! It was a very happy day when the rest of my 2012 (and 2011) layouts arrived in the mail. It really is my favorite mail, Christmas cards aside. I can’t tell you how good it felt to slide the layouts into my completed 2011 and 2012 albums. I don’t think I’ve ever been this caught up since I started Project Life in 2009! I did quite a poor job of keeping up with my layouts in 2011 and 2012, something I hope to remedy in…

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Extracting Photos From A Video

If you are reading my blog, then I know you are passionate about memory keeping and capturing not only everyday moments, but exciting and memorable moments as well. You are probably also a scrapbooker, and to scrapbook you need (well, you don’t technically need, but they are handy) photos to scrapbook said memories, yes? Now, imagine if you will, your child at their school Christmas concert, or learning how to ride their bicycle, or telling them that they are going to Disneyland. Pictures are fabulous, but sometimes you want to take a video and see them in action. While having…


Tutorial: Creating A Digital Project Life Layout

Last week, after posting this photo of my recent Persnickety Prints order on Facebook, I received multiple comments asking how I create my pages. Today I am going to walk you through the process, but before I do that, how fantastic are the layouts from Persnickety Prints?! They even look good photographed on my iPhone. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Persnickety Prints. They have been exclusively printing my layouts for two years now and their quality is unmatched. Did I mention I received my layouts three days after placing my order? Amazing. If you have never used Persnickety…

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Project Life 2012 | January

This is my fourth year of participating in P365, or Photo-of-the-Day, or Life in Photos, or Project Life. Whatever you call it, capturing (mostly) daily photos of my family and our life is my passion. I love documenting the little bits of life that make our life special. That being said, I’ve never been an official “Project Life” participant. The idea is exactly the same, but I have used a mishmash of other products for the last three years instead of Becky Higgins’ paper products. (Remember, I’m a digital girl.) However, I have been worn down. I have seen literally…