Capturing Memories… 

I spent my Christmas Eve & most of my Christmas Day scrapbooking. In the last 2 years, I haven’t spent as much time scrapbooking, so my “Stuff To Scrapbook” Pile is overflowing. Last year I spent some time sorting through things & I was able to get things into folders:  I usually toss all of…

Inside My South Africa Trip Scrapbook

I really wanted to finish up this scrapbook before Thanksgiving, so that I could take it with me to Kansas City to share with my family, but that didn’t happen. I woke up at 4:00 a.m. this morning, with a strong desire to finish up the album and that’s exactly what I did. I had…

Annual Review of 2013 & Preview of 2014

There are only 4 days left in 2013! I downloaded the free Annual Review/Preview Guide from Rosetta Thurman of Happy Black Woman. Be sure to head on over to her site to get your free copy! It is truly eye opening: http://happyblackwoman.com/the-annual-reviewpreview-an-opportunity-for-intentional-reflection/ I wanted to share some of my responses to some of the questions. 1….

Scrapbook Albums Need a New Home!

    So at this point we’re in crisis mode because I literally do not have any more shelf space for any more albums and I will soon be completely done with the two “In Progress” albums.  As you can see on the top row, my albums are complete and ready to move, not to…

Keeping Track of Pages To Scrap…

  Yesterday I submitted my final grades. I can’t tell you how much stress has been lifted off of my shoulders and how much time has opened up in my schedule!!! After Tuesday I will be off on summer vacay, which means a lot more scrapbooking. Whether you’re new to scrapping or you’re a seasoned…

Show & Tell: Baby Books & Poppas

Baby Books Yesterday, I finished up a baby book for a dear friend and her sweet baby girl and I want to share some of my favorite pages: The Womb Mate page is a staple in every baby book I create. It’s for the ultrasound pic. This page is for pics and details about the…

Memorial Day… An Office Update

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for taking a break from the barbecue to catch up with me! I’m actually spending the day scrapbooking. Before I get into today’s topic, I have a 90s R & B/Hip Hop playlist to die for: http://open.spotify.com/user/1239525257/playlist/2kDHMBYeuyFgUpN9MRKvdb. My playlist includes “Don’t Walk Away” by Jade, “Hey Lover” by LL Cool J,…

Unhappy About My Happy Place…

Businesses come and go. Archivers is more than just a business. It is my “happy place.” The one place in my little world that is completely dedicated to memory keeping. If it were a grocery store or even a shoe store, I could easily find a replacement. This loss is personal. I received an e-mail…

Organizing My Scrapbook Studio/Home Office

Current State of Expedit Shelf in Office:  My 12 x 12 paper trays are from Display Dynamics. You can read more about them here. A lot of my scrapbook supplies live in portable bags because I do the majority of my scrapbooking at crops (read more about that here:  https://donnienicole.com/2013/03/06/how-to-pack-for-a-scrapbooking-crop/). After May, I will be…

How I Approach A Blank Scrapbook Page

I’m currently enrolled in an online scrapbooking class at Big Picture Classes called Organizing FUNdamentals. I’m hoping to make a more efficient and inspiring scrapbook studio/home office:  Caption: This is a photo of my Expedit Shelf that needs some TLC on the bottom two shelves! In order to make a layout, I usually start with the…

Printing A Picture of a Picture…

Technology is freaking amazing! While in Kansas City with my mom and family this past Thanksgiving, I did something I always do. I  pulled out the photo albums. My mom had a box of photos prepared that she was sending me back to Chicago with. Then there were a ton of photos that she was…