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Monday, October 18, 2010

“Full of Love” and the Hummingbird Series is now available!

Nancy O’Dell teamed up with Creative Memories to design a new line of scrapbooking items including an album, paper, stickers, paper embellishments, Page Planner templates a fantastic organizer/bag (my favorite part of the Hummingbird Series so far) & more!  Her book was released on October 15th and is now available to order.

full of love

Nancy O’Dell puts into words one of the main reasons so many scrapbookers make the effort to preserve their memories. 

"Full of Love" explores the power of family photo albums. Drawing upon her own experiences and the advice of renowned child psychologist Dr. Kenneth Condrell, O'Dell shows how photos and albums reinforce family values and traditions, strengthen family bonds, build self-esteem and show children how much they are loved.
"Full of Love" also features simple shortcuts to creating great albums, including time-saving tips on how to tell better stories, shoot better photos, and take advantage of clever tools and techniques. Dozens of sample album pages are included to inspire readers to get started on albums for their children and for themselves.

Nancy O’Dell was on the CBS Early show this morning and talked about these very important reasons to make scrapbooks and showed off a few of her layouts.  You can view her interview here.

I wish that Nancy O’Dell would have mentioned that you can only purchase this book and the Hummingbird Series (designed by Nancy O’Dell) from a Creative Memories Consultant.  To view all CM products or to place an order please visit my CM website!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Plastic Drinking Cup Mini – Lights

I got this great idea from Jo K. – thanks, Jo, for sharing!
It’s a set of cute little mini-lights that use Solo plastic cups (3 oz. size) as shades.  Once I gathered all the materials these took only about a half hour to make.
The light strand is a set of 10 – I found it in the Dollar Spot at Target – they came with either pumpkin or skull plastic covers and were $2.50.   I also got the Solo 3 oz. plastic cups at Target – they have colored ones.  You can see a bit of the green cups peeking out – they coordinate with the Cheerful Halloween Additions I used. 
To make these first cut a plastic cup open and remove the top piece and bottom ridge.  Use the middle of the cup as a template for your covers and trace around it on paper.  Cut out the covers and stick them on the cups.  I used the Creative Memories Photo Tape to adhere the edges of the paper to the cup – don’t use the CM Tape Runner for this project – it shows through the paper when the lights are on. 
I used the Cheerful Halloween Additions which has 8 pieces of 4x6ish Storybox paper –each one big enough to cover one cup.   I had 10 lights to cover and  I didn’t want to cut into the 4 pieces of 12x12 paper that came with the kit so I used a few of the coordinating Storybox papers from the Cheerful Power Palette.  The colors coordinate perfectly!  I punched a few halloween shapes from the CM Halloween Micro-Maker and glued them to the inside of a few of the cups.  This is what those look like when lit:
img_0529  img_0532   I also saw some blue cups that I think I’ll have to get and use with the Winter Cheerful Additions!
I’ll be up at the Novi Sheraton this weekend at Camp Crop-A-Lot – stop up & say “Hi” if you’re in the area!!