Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Digi Scrap Freebies from My Memories

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I am able to offer you exclusive free content
for a very limited time (expires 2/25/18).

This week you can pick up these fun digi scrap elements
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Note: you will need to create a free account to get them.

You do not need the My Memories software to use these,
there are general files for use with other programs.

You can download a copy of My Memories Suite 9
to try for free, then if you like it buy it for full functionality.
Be sure to use my discount code STMMMS23251 to save $10
and get a couple of bonuses if you decide to buy the My Memories program.

A huge THANK YOU to those that have purchased the program
or had items printed through My Memories using my affiliate number !


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Exponent Birthday Card

A birthday card I recently made for my nephew who turned 17.

Basic idea was taken from this image that popped up on a google search.

I created the numerical circle and inside greeting with My Memories Suite
on my computer then printed it out.

The circle was cut out then layered under a metal rim tag frame.

It is mounted with pop dots on top of an embosssed numbers background.

Glued to a white card that I printed on the inside.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, February 5, 2018


So it was just brought to my attention today that someone on etsy was selling one of my digital images I posted on my blog. Makes me rethink, yet again, my sharing. I've had issues off and on over the years, but this one really burns me because the person took my exact image and was selling it. Simply put white over my "watermark" and added whatever text her customers wanted.  Guess I'll be redoing watermarks on many of my digital images now (and making them smaller). I have emailed her and asked that she please remove the listing.  Sigh...........

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Scrappin' Pt 2

I've been hard at it , trying to repair old photo album pages 
(note: hole reinforcements don't work, but thin strips of Gorilla tape are working so far!) 
and redo the photo placements on every page. This involved removing all of the photos, then replacing them leaving spaces for journaling cards.
There were four large albums that needed to be redone.

The above photo shows all of the albums I completed in January
(minus most of the journaling) ! 
Approximately 6 years worth of photos
of babies and toddlers; not nearly enough. 

I started making cute journaling and filler cards 
(those will be shared at a late date as a design team project)
to insert as I was placing the photos.

I soon decided that was taking too much time.
I need to get the photos into albums
so the storage unit can be removed by May 1st
to make room for my daughter moving back home.
See that row of photo boxes on the top of the storage unit
in the above photo ? They are crammed full of photos
and there are nearly as many stored elsewhere on the unit
in addition to empty albums. 
The unit needs to be gotten rid of 
(as much as I don't want to.....) 
to make room for her to have a workstation
for her computer, etc for work.

Her moving back home is just what I needed
to get on this long put off project ;) 

A couple of just for fun photos today:

I've been hearing dozens and dozens of crows
cawing the past several days nearby, but not within view.
On this particualr day, they were much louder - 
and much closer ! 
There were close to 70 out there
in the field and trees (yes, I counted all the little
black dots I could see on my original size digital photo). 

After taking the above photo I noticed a speck soaring 
high in the sky. Zooming in as best I could before it was out of sight,
and taken through wavy 115+ year old window glass,
I can see what that speck was:

A mature bald eagle ! 
Really neat to see one this close to the house.
They move downriver as it freezes,
so they are not seen here year round . 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Shadow Or Not?

When I wrote the flip flap album post for today, I didn't think about it being groundhog day.
So you have a bonus, just for fun post today !

When it is single digit temperaures outside

you take photos of the paper groundhog and whether or not 
it sees it's shadow inside :) 

Yes, most definitely a shadow this year which means
six more weeks of winter (according to the old Pennsylvania Dutch superstition) !