I've always been a garage sale/thrift store junky. I LOVE the feeling of reusing and recreating. This year I also promised my kids that we would go a little crazy with lights outside and in...So, I've been to every goodwill, consignment store, thrift store within a 40 mile radius and collected all of the lights I could find. The thing is...they all work AND were so cheap. I've collected lots of other cool stuff too and have been busy recreating. I'll share some cool pics of ReCaptivation creations soon (hopefully launching our website too). In the meantime... I did it! I made my holiday card with Smilebox. Hardest part was picking out the pictures...too many cute ones. I didn't have any trouble with the song...Jack Johnson's version of "Someday at Christmas" is my favorite holiday tune and I can't stop humming it constantly. So...my gift to you...now it'll be in your head too!
Please comment and remember...there's still time to go green and make a Smileboxholiday card and by the way...if I don't have your email address, YOU LOSE! Just kidding...I am making ZoomAlbum photo books of the slideshow for stocking stuffers and gifts. Let me know what you think...don't be shy :)
Coming soon...putting the finishing touches on my holiday Smilebox with one of my FAVORITE holiday songs by one of my FAVORITE artists (hint...his initials are JJ) AND will include exclusive pics of the ZoomAlbum I'll be putting in stockings this year. (Good way to test whether or not my family reads my blog by who's surprised on Christmas...hee, hee or should I say ho, ho).
We just got back from an amazing week it Maine! The kids spent the days with Ami(my mom) playing around the cottage, while I volunteered at and attended the most mind-blowing conference I've experienced thus far in Camden, Pop!tech. I'll have more about that later. For now...watch my Smilebox to experience a glimpse of the beauty of New Harbor in October!
FYI - I met Amos Lee and watched him perform live at the conference (the artist singing to the Smilebox slideshow). Not only is he inspiring and talented in his music, but also a friendly and generous individual. I couldn't resist sharing this picture of us here too!
Just got back from Cleveland yesterday and couldn't wait to share my chat with 2 incredible, creative, compassionate and talented women that I had the honor of working with...the hosts of Scrapbook Memories TV, Beth Madland and Julie McGuffee. They are, like many of us, very busy, motivated women and I wanted to find out what creative ways they had explored that help them take their lives with them and make their lives just a little bit easier. It interested me to find out their answers and hope that with my gift of Canon's Photo Album 3x3 Pocket Size Kit, they'll be able to add a tool that will allow them to REALLY take their lives with them and share their memories and experiences with others.
I hope to have the opportunity to see/hang out with these 2 again soon!
While I was there, I also took the opportunity to do a quick video of the studio.
Working with Scrapbook Memories TV has continued to be a great experience. They are helpful, down to earth, professionals who put out great shows with a huge following. You can start looking for the segments I did in the spring (I know I said the fall on the following video, my goof!) on PBS stations. For more information on your where to find the show in your area go to www.scrapbookmemoriestv.com.
They'll also have a description of the segments I did for Smilebox and Canon as well as links to their sites to check out prices and try out...
I couldn't resist sharing this sneak peek of the Smilebox project I'll be creating on Scrapbook Memories TV next week (won't air until the spring). I can't wait to show it to my daughter (the star of the show, of course). I'll be saving, printing and pulling this one into a ZoomAlbum photobook first thing in the morning.
I know, I know...it's that Natasha Bedingfield song again. Such a powerful message for my almost tween daughter (and for myself for that matter). I think I remember a previous colleague accusing me of being overly enthusiastic about things, as if that's a BAD thing...