There’s a wise saying that “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude; it’s gratitude that brings us happiness.” With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving preparations, it’s easy to get caught up in who is bringing what and whose house are we going to and how are we going celebrate with all our families? Over the next few days and throughout the Christmas season, let’s all remember to take some time to reflect upon what we’re thankful for and appreciate the special people and moments in life. Let gratitude fill the place where getting caught up in the chaos of the holidays previously lived… allow yourself to feel thankful, and for that thankfulness to bring you happiness. And, we’ll get the ball rolling… in today’s blog post, check out what some Home Office team members are grateful for!
Happy World Kindness Day! Today, take some time out of your busy schedule to do something thoughtful for someone else that will make their day a little brighter. Need some ideas? We’ve got five quick and easy things you can do! (Hint: There’s also a sketch included in this post!)
Scrapbooking can be an emotional rollercoaster. Although it’s your passion and you love doing it, everything doesn’t always go according to plan. There are highs and lows that come with putting a scrapbook together, and what better way to display these different emotions than with emojis (in celebration of World Emoji Day!)?
When Candy Hilton went to bed the night of Feb. 12, 2016, she never imagined that in a few short hours she would be homeless.
#FeatureFriday is here, and have we got a great feature for you! It’s time for you to be properly introduced to Full Bloom – a floral collection that comes fresh from the garden of our Product Designer Alex’s mind – shared in her own words! Let’s take an inside look!
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Imagine. Love. Dreams. Wish. Family. Moments.
The words in the Imagine Laser Cut Embellishments speak to me. They make me want to gather my family close and reminisce over photos and memories, old and new.
Poring over a bunch of old, seemingly random photos the other day got me thinking about how connected everything in my life really is. The circle of life and all that. How fun would it be to create a little coffee table book, connecting the old with the new, Then and Now? What if I could pull it out when the family is gathered and journal memories in it as the photos are talked about and stories are remembered?
Have you been invited to a “crop”, or a scrapbooking retreat?
Depending on the length of the event we often times find ourselves wondering what we need to bring with us. We can so easily get side-tracked and want to take half of our possessions with us.
Take a step back and simplify. There are only 10 items that you should have. And, if you are missing one or two don’t panic as I am sure that one of your “crop” neighbors will have just what you are needing. And “crop” neighbors tend to be some of the nicest “folk” out there.
Recently I had the pleasure of traveling to northern MN to attend a “crop” with Creative Memories Advisors Sherry Bisek and Leslie Hauge. Their guests helped me-to help you- know what you should bring with you.
A few weeks ago upon arriving home for work, I did what I normally do-check the mailbox (of course, hoping that I got that check from Ed McMahon and Publisher’s Clearing House). It wasn’t there, but our small local newspaper was.
The Sauk Rapids Herald.
I perused it, looking at the local police happenings (small town) and outcome of our beloved “Storm” sports teams.
As I was reading there was a certain article that struck a chord with me. I can relate to the thousands of undeveloped photographs in my phone, how about you?
It was 1989. I got a letter in the mail that said “Come see the new Shoebox to Showcase scrapbook albums; learn how to get your pictures out of those yucky sticky albums. Bring a friend and get a FREE PEN!”
Of course I wanted to learn about putting pictures in albums. Ordering triplicate copies of pictures was the ”in” thing to do when you got them developed. Which meant that my once-scant box of pictures was now exploding all over the place in numerous boxes, spilling out of bags, and peeking out from under the bed. SO many pictures because I had two little children. And I meant to capture every new outfit, messy face and everything in between.