Patriots & Loyalists – Scrap Your Family Civil War Story

Patriots & Loyalists – Scrap Your Family Civil War Story

Patriots & Loyalists was the Heritage Scrappers Club September 2018 Mega. The Mega Collection and Bonuses are now available in my stores as individual products.  In addition to the Mega Kit, you will find plenty of extras to help you tell your family’s Civil War story.

SAVE 30% on individual packs or

55% on the bundle through 12/02/18

Patriots & Loyalists is available in all of my stores.

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** Gingerscraps **

I am GUESTING at Gingerscraps!

In case you missed it on my Facebook page, I am guesting at Gingerscraps this month and I’m thrilled!  The people are SO nice.  I see some familiar faces and I have already met some new people who are just lovely!  It is good to get out and about occasionally.  If you are already a GS shopper, you know they have an active, fun-filled forum with a variety of challenges and an outstanding gallery that is full of inspirational layouts and ideas to keep your creative juices flowing.

I am already having fun and looking forward to meeting new people.

My entire shop is on sale for 45% off through November 11th and I’ve loaded up some of my most popular products.  This is the perfect time to stop by and say hello.

These are some of the products I’m featuring at Gingerscraps this month.

I hope you will come and visit my shop at Gingerscraps this month.  I will be loading up a few more products throughout the month so bookmark this link and you won’t miss a thing.   You can also see my new releases and announcements when you follow me on Facebook.

My Memories October 2018 Blog Train – Carefree

My Memories October 2018 Blog Train – Carefree

I LOVE giving you Gifts!  The October theme is CAREFREE and it couldn’t be more perfect!  This palette reminds me of the changing autumn colors.

I have 11 gifts this month, including the posting bonuses for the Vintage Romantic challenge and Documenting Your Life.  I hope you enjoy them all and don’t forget to hop off at each stop and see what everyone has waiting for you.

Pick up the CAREFREE Mini Sampler
(click on the preview to go to my store and add it to your shopping cart)

These gifts will be FREE along with the Blog train mini thru the end of the month.

EXTRA GIFT 1 – Carefree Bold Solids 
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 3 –  Carefree Soft Solids Cardstock
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 4 –  Carefree Quick Page
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 5 –  Ocean Waves Cluster
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 6 –  Ocean Waves Stacker
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 7 –  Ocean Waves Quick Page
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Ocean Waves Page Kit

SAVE 30% to 50% through October 28th

Today

Extra Gift 8 –  Today Stacked Paper
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Extra Gift 9 –  Today Cluster
(just click on the preview to go to my store & add to your cart)

Today Page Kit

Click on the image to see the entire collection

Documenting Your Life Posting Bonus

Pick up the posting bonus that coordinates with Today

Pick up the Vintage Romantic Challenge Bonus

I hope you enjoy all of the October Blog Train Gifts…Now board back up and see what the next stop has waiting.

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WinksArt Graphics
Benthai Creations
Aimee Harrison Designs
Marie H Designs 
Designs by Lisa Minor
QueenBrat Digital Designs
KJD designs
Lins Creations
Carolyn’s Scrap Creations
Cutie Pie Scraps
PaperScissors
LLL Creations
Sugar Moon Designs
Elizabeth’s Market Cross
Moore Blessings Digital Design
Memory Mosaic

The Three Rs – With 3 Tips To Scrap Your Family Story If You Don’t Have Photos

The Three Rs – With 3 Tips To Scrap Your Family Story If You Don’t Have Photos

The school lines are long again.  Jim & I do all we can to plan our day around school zone times but occasionally it simply can’t be avoided so we wait on children to cross or a bus to creep to a stop.

My newsfeed has been filled with “first day of school” photos from Pre-K all the way up to high school seniors.  The expressions on the faces of the subjects are very different.  Moms will be moms.

Personally, I don’t recall first day of school photos.  Of course, getting the camera out was more of an event back then.  Today, even some of the elementary students are snapping photos from their smartphones.

It’s clear that this generation will have more photos but it’s the stories of the photos I’m concerned with.

The August Heritage Scrappers Club Mega was The Three Rs.  Like all HSC Releases, it was designed with your own life and your ancestors’ life in mind.  It is filled with elements from a different time period.  A time when students had to share a book and some did their lessons on lap chalkboards instead of laptops.

This is also a time when photos were rare or perhaps they simply didn’t get passed down to the person who wants to tell the story.  I had more than one conversation about scrapping school days without photos.  As a society, we’re more attached to photos than we’ve ever been but stories can and should be told, with or without the photo to back it up.

Here are a few tips to get your family school days story told if you don’t have photos.

Use another form of documentation
If you don’t have school photos you can substitute your photo area with school certificates, report cards, letters written by the subject (they learned to write in school).

Use a family photo
A family photo with parents and children can work as a stand-in for almost any story.  We love having people on our layouts but you might also use a photo of the family homestead.

Substitute a stock photo
I know.  I know.  Your family heritage albums are supposed to include your family photos but if you know the story and don’t have the photos, it would be a shame for your children and grandchildren to miss out on the story.  Go ahead and sub in a vintage photo of any school and get the story told.  Your family will be glad you improvised and you will too.

If you’re ready to get started, The Three Rs is available and on sale in all of my stores now.  I hope it helps you tell your family school days stories.  I would love to see your pages in the group too.  You never know when your page or story will be the one that inspires another member “get creative” and cross another project off their list.

SAVE 30% on individual packs or
Pick up the Bundle for just $15.99

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The Heritage Scrappers Facebook Group is FREE to join.  We’re a group of digital scrapbookers who are focused on telling our family story.  Whether you’re just getting started or have earned your genealogy wings from years of research, there is a place for you.

The Heritage Scrappers CLUB is a membership club where you receive a new Genealogy Themed Mega PLUS 2 Bonuses each month at a huge discount.  Monthly Memberships are $14.95 (join within 72 hours and you’ll only pay $12.95 per month or SAVE a whopping 82% with the annual membership.  Pay just $119.40 for an entire year of Gorgeous Genealogy Digital Scrapbooking Supplies.  For less than the cost of the complete collection, you can get the entire CLUB release each month.  Visit my Facebook Page to pick up this month’s sampler (Patriots & Loyalists) and get all the scoop.

Gold Fever – Scrap Your Gold Rush Family Story

Gold Fever – Scrap Your Gold Rush Family Story

Tell your family Gold Rush story with the Heritage Scrappers July 2018 Bundle by ADB Designs. This digital scrapbooking bundle was created to help you scrap any of your antique photos, but it is filled with elements related to the California Gold Rush in the mid to late 1800’s. No Gold Rush story? The page kit is features florals, frames, vintage lace, and tattered bits of nostalgia in rich, warm browns, golds, and blues. Gold Fever is perfect for any genealogy life book.

SAVE 30% on individual packs or 50% on the bundle for a limited time.

Here is some beautiful inspiration by my Creative Team

Gold Fever is available in these fine stores

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When Is The Best Time To Start Scrapbooking Your Family Story?

When Is The Best Time To Start Scrapbooking Your Family Story?

It’s been almost a year since the Heritage Scrappers Club was “born”.  I’m on a Genealogy Jaunt this weekend so I’m coming to you through the amazing magic of technology.  What I didn’t realize until I started writing was that I was also away on a similar fact-finding mission last year when Time Traveler made its debut.  I’ve been researching my own family story for most of my life.  I have hundreds of photos, documents, and stories.  Some scrapped.  Some partially scrapped.  Some waiting to be scrapped.  Sound familiar?

I never get to as much as I plan but I have been able to do more in terms of organizing and scrapping since the group and club started.  I’ll take progress any way I can get it.  I know this is a lifelong journey.  I want to enjoy each and every step and I truly LOVE the inspiration coming from the Heritage Scrappers Facebook Group.

Last week I asked members to tell a school days story of their own or one they had heard from family members while growing up.  Reading the comments was like getting my hands on a favorite book and not being able to put it down.  One story leads to another.  Hopefully, some of those stories will lead to new scrapbook stories this month.

The Heritage Scrappers Club Monthly Mega for August is The Three Rs.  It was designed to help us document our own school days or those of any family member.  This is the 11th Mega Collection in the Heritage Scrappers Club Series.  To celebrate a very successful year for genealogy scrappers, I’ve reduced the price of the monthly subscriber option from $19.95 per month to $14.95 per month.  If THAT isn’t enough to help you decide that NOW is the best time to start Scrapbooking Your Family Story…. How about another $2 off?  I have a Limited Offer Available that reduces the monthly subscription price to just $12.95 per month.  Of course, if you know NOW is the time and you’re ready to commit to completing big projects this year, you can save even more with the Annual Plan.  Subscribe today for $119.40 and it reduces the Mega Collection to just $9.95 per month.  Each month you get the Complete Mega Collection plus 2 sets of genealogy based Bonuses ($50 – $60 VALUE) for one low price.

You can see the previous Heritage Scrappers Club Releases here.

New Members will also receive the Genealogy Starter Pack FREE.

This month, one of the Bonuses is an Add-On to Time Traveler, my first HSC Mega.  You can also get the Add-On FREE in August by participating in the Color Challenge at the Studio.  I’ve also put the entire Time Traveler Collection on sale this month.  Save 60% on the Collection or 40% on individual products but HSC Members will get a bonus coupon to use on all previous HSC Releases.

NOW is the Best Time.  It won’t get any better than this.