Stories Of The Heart – Ancestor Scrapbooking

This. This is why I scrapbook. I believe that to know where you’re going you have to know where you’re from.

They say that every family has that one person that passes along the family stories. In my family, I am that person and it’s such a joy! Do you have old photographs that are sitting in a box somewhere? Maybe you have inherited some photos that you haven’t had time to organize and out of sight is out of mind. You can bring new life to the stories they tell. They are rich with your family history.

Making a photo scrapbook is my favorite way to showcase the “album worthy” photos and bits of memorabilia. Your album reflects your own personal style, whether it is modern, vintage, minimalist or decorative. Adding journaling helps others identify everyone and adding stories about them makes your book informative and interesting.

I am passionate about helping others preserve their precious memories. We offer acid free and lignin free products and inspiration to get you started and help you along the way. Protecting your photos for future generations is so rewarding and important. Giving your children a sense of belonging and rooting them in your family story gives them self esteem.

This is the perfect time to start a new hobby or dive into your creative side. Scrapbook albums are a great gift, too. Come back for inspiration and techniques and begin your journey as the family storyteller.

125 Years of Longaberger Family Basketmaking

https://longabergerfamily.com/katyates

It’s hard to imagine that the Longaberger family has been weaving baskets for 125 years. These new baskets to celebrate the 125th Anniversary at a Homecoming event this month are so beautiful. I always love the miniature baskets and these have leather trim.

The tagged gathering basket would be great for storing things like needlework or magazines beside the sofa and as a gathering basket for your garden vegetables and flowers.

Longaberger is back and our baskets are still woven in Dresden, Ohio. Stop by and see what’s new from Longaberger and our friends!

Summertime Memory Keeping

https://www.creativememories.com/cm/katyates

Summertime! It’s a great time for preserving your vacation or stay-cation memories and photographs.

This new collection features patterns like tropical flowers and leaves, half-cut coconut cocktails, ripe pineapples, flocks of flamingos and iconic drink umbrellas in a bright palette of lime and tropical green, poppy blue, yellow, hot pink and touches of black and white. It’s perfect for your photos of summer celebrations, tropical getaways, beach days, hanging out poolside and backyard barbecues!

Raining Cats and Dogs

The rain is finally subsiding… it has been raining so much here for the past week. It has been a good time to make some greeting cards! I’ve been working on these cute handmade dog and cat greeting cards. So much fun.

The Creative Memories black card kit makes card making so easy! Just add your creative papers and embellishments to the front! They come folded and with envelopes. While in the shop, take a look at the card kits that have everything you need to make about 12 cards included!

Digital Scrapbooking – Scrapbooking Without Any Mess!

Digital Scrapbooking with Creative Memories

I love traditional scrapbooking. The designer paper, tools and photographs all out in a creative mess. My happy place.

However, sometimes we have our photos on our computer, device, or cloud service and don’t want to print physical photographs. Try digital scrapbooking! It’s easy to upload your photos into the Creative Memories digital area to design your scrapbook pages. You can even use current collections to create with using the digital versions of the designer paper and embellishments.

I made this cute digital page using my pup’s photo, the new National Scrapbook Digital collection, and a few embellishments from the Pets tab in the design software.

Your pages will be printed and then mailed to you. You can pop these 12 x 12 pages into a current CM album cover. If you wish, you can even add paper embellishments and stickers to your page!

Visit my web shop to learn more about digital scrapbooking and to create your digital pages, album covers and custom printed album spines.

Visit my Creative Memories Shop here!