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Creative Memories

Creative Memories

I have sweet memories of holidays with our family. One of the things I love to do at Christmastime is sit with my kids and look through our family Christmas album. It is filled with memories of when our kids were small and the holidays were magical for them. We have photos of our kids by the tree each year, photos of them in their Christmas jammies and of course photos of all the fun on Christmas morning.

Where does all the time go? I am so glad I preserved all those memories in our album!

About fifteen years ago I was invited to my first Creative Memories workshop. That Saturday morning, a couple of friends and I sat around a kitchen table and learned the value and fun of documenting life in a scrapbook.

As a mom of two young girls, I was immediately inspired by the idea of preserving my family’s stories. After creating only two pages in my very first scrapbook, I became a Creative Memories consultant. I spent many enjoyable years teaching the value of scrapbooking and holding fun workshops for family and friends. It was a life changing experience for me in many ways.

Fast forward fourteen years or so and Creative Memories continues to inspire women to gather together to laugh, share precious memories and preserve their family’s stories in scrapbooks. I still love their mission and products and am very excited about some new and innovative things Creative Memories has introduced!

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I especially love that you can now shop for Creative Memories products online. They have made it super easy for us busy ladies to find great gifts for the holidays right from our own homes! I’ve given away many scrapbooks as gifts over the years so it is always fun to see what is new!

In shopping around the Creative Memories site this week, I found some perfect stocking stuffers and boxed, ready to wrap gifts. I’m delighted to be partnering with Creative Memories today to show you some great new products!

I love all of the new Vellum Expressions that make page layouts easy, fun and creative.Creative Memories

These cute Creative Memories Daisy ID tags are perfect for identifying your craft tote or other supplies.

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These sweet little mini albums would not only be quick and easy to put together for holiday gift giving, but they would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone who loves taking photos!Creative Memories

These little Creative Memories paper tearing tools would be fun for scrapbooking or really any creative project!

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Creative Memories has also come up with other lovely home décor items that allow you to display special mementos and keepsakes. This Everyday Display would make a great gift!

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Creative Memories does a wonderful job of inspiring families to capture life’s memories in unique, creative and inspiring ways. I encourage you to check out all they have to offer!

PS. Creative Memories has a great giveaway going on right now at Blissfully Domestic!

Do you have a family scrapbook? Tell me about it!

Thanks to Creative Memories for partnering with The Inspired Room on this post!
It is an honor to work with such an amazing company.
All opinions and ideas expressed in this article are my own.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…
{and giveaways}

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... <br> {and giveaways}

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house? Honestly, my house it looks a lot like moving day and only a little bit like Christmas. OY. Boxes and stuff strewn about everywhere {shakes head in shame}.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... <br> {and giveaways}

How on earth did I end up with so many Christmas boxes? I had to run in the living room just now and take a photo so you could see a small glimpse of the horror — it is crazy. Must get better organized for next year and eliminate about half the decorations. Seriously. I’m way too in to “simple” to have that much stuff. Not to mention my house is 2,000 square feet smaller than our last house. I really only needed a few things this year, but WHERE are they? Time to regroup. Clearly.

So while I am having a “moment” around my house trying to get things in order, I thought it would be fun for a holiday giveaway!

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... <br> {and giveaways}OH MY WORD! Aren’t these the cutest.bunny.slippers.EVER?! I would wear these all day if I had them. Gina from Feather Your Nest is sweet enough to be offering one lucky reader of The Inspired Room their own special bunny slippers! You can choose adult or kids sizes.

Feather Your Nest has some of the best things in her shop, have you browsed around her site? One visit would make holiday shopping a breeze!

So to enter the great bunny slipper giveaway, leave me a comment with the answer to the question today,

“Is it beginning to look a lot like
Christmas at YOUR house?”

Let’s discuss. Does it look a lot like Christmas or more like a bomb went off? Yeah.

Oh, and for fun, there is a beautiful Apron giveaway over at Reluctant Entertainer so after you enter this giveaway, go see the loveliness!

images: both photos are from my house.

This giveaway is now closed!