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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful For My Craft

Welcome to the Thankful For My Crafts Blog Hop!  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!!  Today we are sharing projects and/or stories about why we are thankful for our crafts!

Here is the lineup:

My son took a picture of me while I was crafting and I combined it with some scrapbook software from MyMemories.  I have the quote "Live With Intention" on my scrapbook wall just above my laptop screen.  I decided to alter it for my layout!
I used papers and embellishments from Princess Diva.  Kind of fitting as I am the only girl in my family!!   As you can guess from my blog name, I craft to de-stress.  I wish I could get paid to sit and craft all day (in my own home doing my own pages mind you) because it is soooo relaxing to me.  I am THANKFUL that my husband values the scrapbooks I create, that I have a Gypsy, that I have a ton of friends (and cyber friends) who share their ideas and resources, and that I inherited my mom's craftiness!!!

My youngest son, Tanner, just turned 6.  He gets impatient with me when I am reading my book and he wants my attention.  I ask him to please let me "finish my chapter" and then will give him the attention he wants.  He loves looking at his scrapbooks and started to call them "my chapter books."  My husband thinks it is so cool that Tanner loves his books.  He doesn't bat an eye at what I purchase in order to make more scrapbooks ~ lucky me!!!

When I scrapbook, I typically use my Gypsy and Cricut.  I was asked to try out this scrapbook software and give a review.  I struggled at first (my husband says it is because I don't read instructions) but the more I played with it the more fun I had.  I have created digital books and calendars in the past and I have to say I LOVE that I don't have to download all of my pictures before I get started.  You just pull the pictures you want to use from your files.  If you want more information, check out their website.  If you want to save $10 off the cost of the software, just use my special code:  STMMMS39803. 

If you come visit my blog on November 15th, you could enter to win the software FREE plus $10 off your first purchase of paper and/or embellishments.  There are also a ton of free downloads! 

I am also THANKFUL to Alina for including me in her blog hop today!!!  Your next stop in the hop is HERE!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great page. Don't you just love that software? Love it!

jennyplace2 said...

Such alot to be thankful for, your hubby and son sound just perfect! The picture of you in your scrapbooking room is very nice and the layout turned out so cool. I love this program, I had so much fun with in on vacation, didn't need to take any scrapbooking with me, but I was still able to play. TFS!

Cricut Couple said...

Your page is amazing Lori! I just got this software today and I am so excited to try it out. Unfortunately, I don't have time to try until Monday. Hee! Hee! Don't you hate when that happens? Hee! Hee!

Addicted Scrapper said...

Great page!!!! I also just started my digital creative side!! I love your story and your son sounds like my kids. My kids all love to grab my albums and talk about each page and who is in them. My boyfriend also does not say anything about what I buy and he even buys some things for me.

Thank you for joining this hop!!!!

Anita said...

I love this---you are so pretty.I may have to try that software.
Hugs, ANita

lindaplus3 said...

i am new to scrapping ,, havent done digital yet...nice job i am a follower..:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

pattyk said...

Very nice L/O. nice family.

Jens Craft Corner said...

Love your digital scrapbook page. I have to find the time to digital scrapbook. Your page is great!

Brittney said...

Cute layout!
New follower


Lisa said...

i like your scrapbook of you scrapbooking idea! TFS
Lisa G

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Your son took a great picture and you did an awesome job with the software Lori!

tallulah1 said...

Great layout! And he is a cutie!
Thanks for sharing!

Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

Aww.... how sweet your hubby and son are!!! Thank You for sharing:)

lindaplus3 said...

pretty layout... love the ribbon:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful layout!!! You definitely have a lot to be thankful for, tfs :-)

-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @

Haidee said...

TFS .. this was great reading & ty for sharing this :)