Documenting Your First Published Layout

Flowers on paper scrapbook layout

Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #5… Extended I have encountered many projects and pursuits in my lifetime, but the one constant, the hobby that is the thread of my life, is scrapbooking.  I didn’t really consider it to be a project or a pursuit… it really was just part of me. My first scrapbooks were Hallmark […]

Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #5


Projects & Pursuits: WEEKLY CHALLENGE #5 Time Capsule Ideas: * award * news clipping * congratulatory letter * recognition of someone you admire     The hidden journaling… Journaling on a card in envelope behind photos… “After finally getting the courage to submit my work I was so so excited to finally get a layout […]

How To Prep Your Paper Layout for Online Sharing

Take your photo straight on.

When Kristin told me she was impressed with the photos I took of my paper scrapbook layouts, I was flattered. When she asked me to write a tutorial on how to photograph said layouts, I panicked. I mean, I’m not a photographer and I have never claimed to be one. Sure, my camera is permanently […]

Inspired By A Book…

Digital Scrapbooking book cover

Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #4… Extended Given the title from this week’s challenge, I would normally struggle, but seeing as Kristin put “How has a particular class, book or experience influenced your life?,” I knew instantly that I could do a page on a book that had a huge influence on my life: An introduction […]

Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #4

"Thank You" ~ Digital Layout by Suzie Griffith

Projects & Pursuits: WEEKLY CHALLENGE #4 Time Capsule Ideas: * reading list * reading log * class schedule * syllabus     Get those creative juices flowing… *  How has a particular class, book or experience influenced your life? * What kinds of educational opportunities have you pursued? * Where does education fall on your […]

Meet the 2012 Design Team: Rachel Minick

Rachel Minick 2012 Design Team

Get to know Rachel Minick… Your First & Last Name: Rachel Minick Where you live (city/state/country): Tennessee, USA Your most commonly used username in the scrapbooking word: RachH Blog: Twitter ID: Rheart2you Please tell us a little about yourself, your family, your background… I am 26, live in Tennessee with my sweetheart Ryan and […]

Story Board~ 01.18.2012

If capturing everyday real life memories through story-based scrapbooking is your passion, our weekly Story Board was created especially for you! Check out these fabulous examples of everyday real life scrapbooking found this week right here in our own gallery…   In the hustle & bustle of a move, it’s easy to forget to snap […]

Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #3… Extended

Rachel's kitten peeks at her layout in progress.

Finding a Before/After Approach That Works For Me This topic struck a very deep chord within me. I have been on a journey of health and wellness for a while and finally met the right person that could help lead me in the right direction. To document something with a before and after feel, I […]

Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #3

"Journey of Wellness & Health" - Paper layout by Rachel Minick

Projects & Pursuits: WEEKLY CHALLENGE #3 Time Capsule Ideas: * before/after photos (decor, weight loss, organization, cleaning, tragic event/accident, makeover article, etc.) * articles or newspaper stories about before/after transformations * items representing your own before/after transformation     The hidden journaling… “Before I felt insecure, vulnerable, and completely out of shape. I was scared […]

And Our 2012 Memory Logbook Winner Is …

Congratulations to Kathy Hayes, random winner of our downloadable 2012 Memory Logbook giveaway! Kathy… please email me at so I can send you your download link. A big thanks to everyone who played along and shared your memorykeeping status!