Friday, December 21, 2012

December Craziness

Well there is only 4 nights left until Christmas. We are also on countdown of 2 days until my baby's 4th birthday/party, then help organize a new community event: Our annual Baking Cookies with Mrs. Claus & Santa Day, plus help at the store for the last few busy days of shopping & last - host our family supper. It is all a whirl wind. As it is with everyone I know! Forever going too fast! Through it all I'm satisfied with myself to staying pretty diligent this month taking my Dec Daily photos and getting a few layouts completed every couple of days. It is extremely hard to sometimes justify focusing on personal tasks like this and then life events happen to remind you what is important and life priorities. Plus I find I'm much happier after spending a few minutes doing something I love. So starting one of my New Years resolutions early...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Traditions

So my goal is to be more active with my blog posts. Finding things I want to chat about regularly has been a challenge. So I'm going to focus on daily life. Whether its Gone Scrappin' In Bloom, family, etc. this will be my record keeping for memories. So this month I have also decided to do a December Daily album. I have wanted to for a few years and have the pictures, but I want to tackle the current year. This year I also started the tradition of Elf On a Shelf (Dec. 4 to be exact). We named him Jolly and already this in itself is creating a lot of moments I want to remember. So this month I'm focusing on my family's holiday moments I want to remember... Perfect for keeping track of my journaling. I am terrible for thinking I'll remember that and record it later, only to forget. Which drives my Scrapbooker self crazy. Early New Years resolution, with today's day and age of social media - this is my chance to preserve these precious little snippets in life, quick and easy, as I have my phone anyways... So here it goes...

Friday, November 9, 2012

November Events

I have always LOVED Christmas. And the store allows me to get into the spirit a little bit sooner (my husband makes us wait at home until at least Dec. 1st). Going into our 6th year at the store it was felt it was time for a change. So we decided to move around the store! That in itself was quite an overhaul and a few days later we were piling in the Christmas trees. Plus, not close this year during our annual holiday transformation. Never a dull moment at GSIB. It has been a LONG few weeks - and we aren't quite done yet (thank goodness we have until tomorrow night at 7:30 LOL - but I have to say it is worth it. It looks amazing. Freshening up the store. Adding more space in other areas and giving us a fresh perspective on thing's as we soon enter a new year... so until then we are cranking up the Christmas carols...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Mornings!

Yesterday I was in my glory opening and checking boxes and boxes of new arrivals! So many great new items for everyday, Halloween/Fall & Christmas. Today I'm enjoying a cup of coffee and realizing its the last Sunday of summer. My time has flown by and the kids are starting school this week. Dalyn in grade 3, Haley in Kindergarten, Noelle in Nursery. Kindergarten is a big milestone for me. I'm sad again but Haley couldn't be more thrilled. Now activities are going to start, the Clubhouse is still open, and tons of projects/events for GSIB in the works. There's always so much more to accomplish then the hours in a day allow, so I'm going to cuddle on the couch with my baby a little bit longer and enjoy our last Sunday of summer holidays.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Club HM Video

Check out the video explaining Club HM!

Try Heritage Makers today and get keepsakes made for the ones you love!

It's a resolution your friends and family will truly appreciate!
If you're like most people, you'll be taking plenty of photos over the next year. Why not celebrate these precious photos in Heritage Makers at least once every month? Think of all the holidays, birthdays, family activities, and special occasions that need to be preserved and shared.
Take our "Pledge to Publish 12 in 2012" here and you can look forward to a full year of "magic moments" as you receive your Heritage Makers projects. Consider the seasonal suggestions below and make a plan for each month so you can make the most of your publishing opportunities. Just imagine how great you'll feel this time next year after publishing a project every month. If you need any help choosing what to publish by a certain date, be sure to contact me! check out my site at
Heritage Makers was founded on a vision of helping people capture and celebrate the stories of their lives. We usually document these experiences by taking photos. Unfortunately, most of the photos we take end up on the hard drives of our computers. We call this the “photo problem” and it gets worse each and every year.

Heritage Makers believes that photos without stories are memories lost. That’s why they developed a unique and powerful online software program called “Studio.”  With Studio you can transform your words and pictures into custom printed keepsakes that are uniquely yours. Essentially, we solve your photo problem by giving you a convenient way to get the photos you take every day out of your computer and into the hands and homes of those you love.

Benefits of Heritage Makers & Creating in Studio:
* You’ll love how Studio helps you showcase your favorite photos!
* No computer programs to purchase, download, or upgrade—it’s all online
* Work from any computer (PC or Mac), in any location
  Use a pre-designed template to finish a project in minutes or start with a blank page and create your own design.
* Choose exactly what you need from a searchable database of digital art and templates.
* Fantastic alternative to traditional scrapbooking—nothing to store, print as many copies as you like 
* Free photo storage!
* “Heirloom Assurance”—reprint lost or damaged projects.

STARTING: Free Basic Membership with access to tons of designs and templates. Try out Studio with free tutorials and online classes. Want more access? TRY PREMIER with full access to all the thousands of designs and templates and free storage or if wanting to create projects all year long and save money check out CLUB HM...

This exciting new program will get you Premier for FREE, great discounts on your points and even more important, it will get you publishing projects on a regular basis. Let's plan what projects you want to create this year, and get you started on that process NOW!

The Benefits of Club HM
Club HM is simply the best way for you to solve your photo problem and celebrate and preserve your Heritage. 

The benefits include:
• Savings of up to 50%
• Convenient monthly point plan
• Free Premier 
• Access to Premier art and templates
• Unlimited photo storage
• Opportunity to purchase 100 extra points for only $50 at signup
• Project ideas and publishing tips from the Club community
Contact me for the details and join the "Club!"

Let's get together and discuss the projects YOU would like to complete this year.  I can help you plan ahead and get your projects done in a timely and cost effective manner. 

Why do I love Heritage Makers?
It is amazing quality, made in the States (not overseas) and their support line are amazingly nice! But most importantly Studio is so easy to use (no matter your computer skill level) and allows me to be creative even with limited spare time! On days I want to let my creativity flow - I can create a project from scratch. More limited time available - I can use one of the great templates already created, drag and drop photos and voila I have a gift completed in a flash or if I have a bit more time I can start with a template as a quick base and then fully customize it to meet my needs and style! I order them in and have a  keepsake all completed! Plus, I can create so much more with items such as address labels, gift cards, canvasses, kids games - the options are endless! Try it today!!