Friday, January 11, 2013

Smart Phone Family History, Note pad craft. Friday Freebie!

Smart Phone Family History
As we begin a new year, we all are faced with making those "New Years" resolutions. This year, I challenge you to try something new! Trying adding some spice to your Family History!

As we all know, most of us or a good portion of us have a smart phone or iPhone. These phones are the perfect tool to share Family History.

It's time to start working smarter and not harder with a smart phone! We will show you how to get your kids and grand kids to help you with family history while having some fun at the same time. Learn how you can use a tripod and how to get video and audio files from your phone.

You can learn more by visiting  our Free Newsletter.

Friday Freebie

I tried to share this with you last week but was having all kinds of trouble with my blog. So, here it is!
This fun freebie is offered to all of Krista's fans on Facebook. Click here.

Fun gift idea! Note Pad picture frame.

As many of you know, I am DIYer and love to find a fun inexpensive craft or gift idea. It helps the wallet and my need to be creative.

This ideas was inspired by Pinterest. The original project was done the traditional way with making everything from papers like a traditional scrapbook page.

You can have so much fun with a project like this! The choices are endless! Have fun.

 All you need to complete this project is:

  • Clear plastic frame. I used the 4x6 but the 5x7 would be cute too!
  • Sticky note pad color of your choice. (and there are many to choose from these days)
  • Pen
  • Pretty ribbon
  • Designed paper to insert into the plastic frame.

 Didn't this turn out so cute! And the best part is, it only cost me about $3 to make!

How I did it:

  • Open up the storybook module within Heritage Collector.
  • Select your page size to 4x6 or whatever size you need.
  • Select your graphics from the database on the right as you see in the picture.
  • Then, the fun part. Start creating!! 
  • Just remember to save it often and export to another folder on your computer if you want to have it printed on photo paper like I did. I just sent mine to Costco.
Thanks again for stopping by today! Come back soon.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Photo magnets. Friday Freebie!

Photo magnets.

If you are anything like me, you are always on the look out for fun, easy, and affordable gifts to have on hand to give to people.

I have been wanting to make photo magnets for a long time and just haven't gotten to it. Two days before Christmas I decided to give it a try.

I know, a very last minute decision. But, to my surprise, they were very easy. I could find all of the product I needed, and they were super affordable and a fun alternative to the normal Christmas baking gifts.

 All you need is:
  • Clear large rocks. You can find at any craft store.
  • Scrap booking paper of your choice. I just printed off some directly from my computer on card stock.
  • E6000 glue
  • Foam brush
  • Plastic baggies for a way to gift them.

I made these cute little magnets using Heritage Collector Storybook! It made it so much easier and much less expensive to make.

Friday Freebie!

If you haven't had the chance to head over to Designs by Krista's Facebook page, you need to! This daring freebie is what she is giving away to all of her fans!

Get the freebie here.

Thanks for visiting today!