Photogenic : the Groove Book

I was so excited when I saw the episode of Shark Tank that featured the Groove Book. The concept is great and the answer to the memory keeper in your life. First, you download the Groove Book app. Next, you choose 100 photos and upload them. Finally, confirm and you receive your book in the mail. I placed my order on March 9th and received my book on March 26th. The cost of the book is a flat $2.99. So every 30 days you receive another 100 photos. This is perfect if you use Project Life or any other pocket page system or if you just love creating layouts of your memories. The book is bounded in a perforated album which includes the time stamp of when the pictures was taken which is another bonus when you are journaling. The issue I have with this book is that the quality of the pictures are not as good as the ones that can be purchased at you neighborhood pharmacy photo department. The photo is printed on a glossy thin paper and the clarity of the photographs are not as precise as I would like them. Some of the photos were blurry and dark. If the the thin photograph and quality is not as important than the actual documentation than you will enjoy this concept and book. Unfortunately, for me I do prefer a better quality photograph but absolutely love this concept. I will love to order another book again in a few months to see if there are any changes to this Groove Book. For now, my seven year old daughter is excited to be using these pictures in her scrapbook albums / smash book.

If you want a free copy of the Groove Book, please respond to this post and I will send you the Promo Code. Once you receive your book, please leave me feedback regarding your experience.

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Winter CHA 2014 in Review

The Winter CHA 2014 has come to a close but the beginning of the hottest and most wanted products that will be available to the consumers are in route to your local crafting stores or to your favorite online stores. I have been watching many of the clips as well as reading many of the blog posts from CHA and there are so many product lines that are just amazing. The innovator, Becky Higgins, has brought more to her Project Life community with the expansion of three new core kits, 6×8 albums with four corresponding pocket page system, photo overlays, creme color cards, 4×4 cards, washi tape, and dies. Making things Pretty is what the inspiring Heidi Swapp has brought this year to CHA. The launch of her mini stencils and color magic tags, and more color shines. I love her memory file line and cannot wait to see how she is going to incorporate this into her new product line. The basically essential Ms. Teresa Collins has again brought a beautiful line this CHA. Let’s Save the Date and welcome Hello My Name Is are of the new additions to her wonderful product lines. One of the most exciting news was the announcement of her partnership with We R Memory Keepers. She has designed a new paper line for their pocket page 12×12 albums system. Along with the fabulous giveaways sponsored by We R Memory Keepers the awaited new hot flower punch board is what has caught the my interest. Other amazing designers but not limited to all the ones that were at this year Winter CHA are Tim Holtz, Amy Tangerine, Studio Calico, Dear Lizzy, and Maggie Holmes, just to name a few. There was so many new product lines that I just cannot name them all. I am excited and anxious to use the new products that was launched at the CHA in my creative projects….. Happy Scrapping!

Preparing for Harvest

We made it 10 months through the year of 2013. What have you been laboring? What have you been working on? The year may not have been what you have expected. It may have brought some unexpected things. As we enter the month of November, the month of Gratitude and Thanksgiving, focus on the fruits of your labor. It’s now the time to reap your harvest. Therefore, I have lined up a few projects that I will be sharing with you throughout the month reflecting on this theme. I usually focus on the pictures and minimal journal entries for my scrapbook projects. But this month I feel that I need to take it to a whole new level and focus more on journalism.

My first fall  project will be a Project Life album using a brown American Crafts Project Life Mini Album.

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Also, I’m using the Project Life Fall themed cards of a pack of 60.

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I had contemplated if I should do this album but after my long and trying day I realized I had to this one for me to reflect on how far I have come from January to now. I have not decided if this should be a daily thing at the moment but more of a book of positive notes that I want to remember. My first page will consist of a picture of my family at a Harvest Festival that we recently attended and a journal entry for the day. I want to be able to reflect that although trials and obstacles may come my way that I have planted goods seeds and I am thankful of the fruit that they bear.

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Today I am Grateful!

Have a Scrappy Day! – Marlishia….