Merry Christmas from the Creating Keepsakes Team. Plus, Hot New Products!
Last Friday the Creating Keepsakes team came to my house for a festive little Christmas party. Just had to share the photo we took:
This is one of the most creative, dedicated teams I've ever worked with. They are the folks that do all the planning, editing, designing, graphic layout, etc. for the magazine and special issues. And yes--that is Elizabeth Kartchner (2007 Scrapbooker of the Year winner) on the front row with her adorable baby.
Hey--just wanted to let you know some of the newest, coolest, must-haves that are on the market.
Brian Tippetts, CK's editor in chief, has a brand-new book called "Get Creative with Type."
It's unlike any book I've ever seen because it's solely dedicated to the art of typography. Not just fonts. We are talking stickers, rub-ons, stamps, chipboard, and so on. And, who better to write it than Mr. Tippett's himself. I've worked with Brian for 20 years (yikes--are we that old, Brian?) and for as long as I've known him, he has been the master of font choices. He has a knack for choosing the right font in the right place (something that most of us struggle with). This book is simply amazing. You'll be so inspired when you finish looking through the beautiful pages--you'll just want to get out all your font mediums and roll up your sleeves and scrap! Oh, and I forgot to mention the bonus CD included full of fonts, paths, templates and more! Plus the all-star designers who created pages for the book: Ali Edwards, Amanda Probst, Amy Martin, Deena Wuest, Elizabeth Kartchner, Heidi Swapp, Jessica Sprague, Kelly Purkey, Laura Kurz, Maggie Holmes, Mou Saha and Nacole LaRue.
for more information about this fabulous book.
Also, check out Month by Month scrapbooking by Amanda Probst. Another favorite new book.
Also brand new on the market is our December Kit of the Month: Little Stories. My pal, Carrie Heaphy, "invented" this product and brought it to our Kit of the Month team. We loved it so much we made it into a kit for you to enjoy. It contains 12 board-book scrapbooks, all the stuff to create amazing albums, plus a beautiful box where they all are stored.
First of all, check out all the stuff you get with the kit:
Love the box and all the little books:
Think of all the possibilities: month by month scrapbooking, anniversaries, sports, birthdays, homes you've lived in, qualities you like in a person (a book for each quality) and the list goes on and on. Here are some of books from Carrie and her friends:
Go to Kerri Bradford's web site by clicking here
for more great examples. (Scroll down.) Go here
for more information on ordering this amazing kit.
Okay--so one more great deal if you live in Utah. This one isn't scrapbooking relate but if you're into fitness and want great attire, you must go to the HUGE Icon Fitness 90-day sale. Honestly, the best quality fitness attire for the most killer prices that I've ever seen. And--everything is name brand (ProForma, Nordic Track, etc.). Their store is at 799 E. 6600 S. in Murray, Utah (David Archuleta's home town!). It's next to RC Willey and west of Fashion Place Mall. When I see a good deal, I just have to pass it on!
Hope your holidays aren't too hectic and stressful. Remember to take time for your own "Silent Night" (theme of a new Amy Grant song!).