Most of you know that I have been in the commercial real estate business for 12+ years (yes, wow time flies or I am just getting old). I continue to enjoy helping corporations/tenants open new offices, relocate or renegotiate their existing leases. I not only enjoy all the wonderful relationships I have established over the years, but I typically save companies 10% to 30% on their real estate costs which amount to thousands if not millions in savings to the business. It is an exciting and busy career, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity.
When I have free time, I enjoy the kids activities and family scrapbooks. Until last year I did all of my pages the old fashion way, spending a fortune at Scrapbook stores and probably one to four hours a page and not to mention taking over the house with all my papers and cutters. Last year I finally started using Adobe Photoshop CS4 to create digital pages but struggle using the software for scrapbooking, finding paper, embellishments and still spend an hour or more per page.
I was recently introduced to Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus software. Within 10 minutes of purchasing and downloading the software from the website, I completed a page that would have normally taken me hours. I could not believe the ease of use, options for paper, embellishments, pre-designed templates and so much more. Not only can I create my 12×12 or 24×12 scrapbook pages but I can then combine a bunch of them into a storybook and have the entire book printed in 8×8, 8×12 or 12×12 or just print a single 12×12 page directly from the site. You can also create Christmas cards, thank you’s, invitations and so much more in minutes. For about three years now, every January when I make my list of goals for the year I include “getting caught up on my scrapbooking.” Not once have an accomplished that goal, but with this software, I bet I will be caught up before the end of summer. I am so excited!
On this page, you can see some of the pages I have done in just a little over a week using CM’s software. You can also use the predesigned pages to make an entire book or scrapbook page. Below is the book I just completed honoring my dear husband. I used images from 2004 to 2008, and it took about one hour to complete. To view the book, you will need to enter a user name and password on the site:
I am enjoying Creative Memories so much I have decided to become a consultant (in my spare time haha). I made this decision mostly because I would love to help friends and family get as much enjoyment as I have when I finish a project and share it with the ones I love. I hope that you will take a few minutes and check out all of the beautiful products available (even if you want to scrapbook the traditional way). I love the Inspired Surroundings line of goods which are excellent displays for your wall.
I am offering excellent host incentives if you would like to invite some friends and host a get-together. During the get together I will show you and your friends firsthand how simple digital scrapbooking is! I will also offer any attendee’s a free custom 12×12 page featuring 3 to 6 of their pictures and any journaling they would like to email me. I am also holding an event in a couple of weeks if you would like to attend.
If you are out of town, don’t worry, I can help you get started remotely over the internet (if you need help). On my site, I have tons of free training that are great to watch. Start creating and displaying your memories, it is never too late. Don’t forget to back up your photo’s and video’s at least one a week.
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