I am a professional genealogist and a hobbyist historian. I am passionate about preserving memories, especially photos. Nowadays, we take pictures with our phones the majority of the time. And that’s where they stay unless shared via social media.
I also enjoy scrapbooking. I began my journey with Creative Memories about 15 years ago as a customer and trusted their products. Over the years, Creative Memories has grown and changed…so I became an Independent Advisor. Their products are first and foremost about preservation…acid-free and lignin-free papers and archival-quality products; extensive testing on the longevity of their albums; photographic activity testing. Their products give you hundreds of options on how you wish to display your memories…different colors and shades of papers; tools to create a unique layout for your pictures; a brand-new planner/scrapbook; even pre-designed pages if you only have time to add your pictures. They work hard on offering a diverse range of products on which to display your ephemera, and the Home Office desires and acts on customer feedback. If you aren’t sure on how to layout your pictures, they have many helpful suggestions in the form of Project Recipes.
What made me go from customer to Independent Advisor? I pulled out one of my first scrapbooks from 15 years prior…it looked brand new. No fading of pictures, paper, ink, or the album itself. The adhesive was holding everything down. I knew they had good products but now I had actual proof.
I am going to create a scrapbook of my oldest son’s senior year of high school and graduation. Follow along here for updates! Click the image below to go to my Creative Memories Independent Advisor page to learn more about all that Creative Memories has to offer!
I also love to plan and attempt to be organized. It’s an ongoing goal! I found Erin Condren Life Planner’s a few years ago and was blown away by the quality of her products. Her line has grown over these past couple years where there is something for everyone. If you like to take notes on paper rather than digitally, EC is for you! Click here to learn more. Watch for updates and links!