Monday, December 13, 2010

Need help with Christmas? Try Shutterfly!

I’m a scrapbooker. I love the craft and have even been published. I have a dedicated scrapbook space in my house. Yet, I find I rarely have the time to scrapbook anymore. I’ve got mounds and mounds of photos that were neglected and weren’t enjoyed. Until, that is, I discovered Shutterfly photo books! The quality is incredible and their background choices are plentiful enough to make any scrapbooker happy! The upside is that I can get my photos in a book that my family can enjoy immediately and scrapbook at my leisure, without guilt. Plus, what a fantastic gift idea!

I’ve recently fallen in love with the cards that Shutterfly offers, too. I just placed an order for these cards: Portrait Cards . I put my favorite picture of my two girls on the front and I’m going to use them as my thank you cards for all the wonderful Christmas gifts my family receives this year. How fun is that?

Every year I struggle with what to get my grandparents for Christmas. They have all they need and say they don’t want anything, but I feel horrible showing up empty handed on Christmas. I usually give them an updated photo of my girls for Christmas, but that gets old. This year, I’m making them a wall calendar. That way, they get the updated photos of the girls and can enjoy them year round. Want to make one for someone you love? Check them out here.

Next on my list are my family Christmas cards. Last year, the season got away from me and I didn’t send any cards out. This year, I want my cards to be fabulous to make up for it. Thanks to Shutterfly, I’m getting 50 cards to mail to family and friends. With so many designs to pick from, my dilemma is picking out the card I like best! See all the great designs here! Already got your Christmas cards in the mail? What about Mother's Day Cards? I’m loving this idea!

Hooray for Shutterfly for making gift giving easy!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Well, that was quite the hiatus!

OK, so it's been more than a year. In that time, we celebrated a couple of birthdays in my family (4 to be exact), went on a vacation and I went back to school. It got crazy for me for a bit, and I needed a break. The break was good while I was adjusting to my new schedule, but I'm ready to get back in the swing of things!

I've got a couple of tutorials that I promised you all that I haven't forgotten about. Plus, we had a couple of fantastic birthday parties this year and another great one in the works that I'm planning on sharing with you!