Apr 8, 2010

guest blogger : britt

so excited to have lovely britt posting today!
check out her fabulous mother's day project and a little more about her:

Britt lives with her husband and 6 kids in Arizona. Like every other woman she is trying to do the best she can to make a positive difference in her kids lives.
She is addicted to Digital Scrapbooking
and her husband is thrilled because there is no more scraps of paper laying around the kitchen table.
Her Motto is "Life brings simple pleasure to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories"! She offers workshops and classes on Tips and Tricks using "Memory Mixer" software to those in her area. She loves helping others to digitally scrapbook so they to can preserve those wonderful memories for generations.

It is truly the little things in life that makes Life Beautiful- Mother’s Day Project!

When I think of the little things in my life that make me happy I think of my Mother. She has done little things for me to make my life so beautiful. What are some simple and beautiful things that your Mother did for you? I sure took my mom for granted growing up . As I have gotten older I see what she did and still does for me. As a mother myself, I think of all the small things I have done for my children that go unnoticed but make such a difference in there lives. Mother’s Day is coming May 9th show your Mom how grateful you are for the little things she has done for you. Below is a project that you can do for your mother or someone special. It is inexpensive and super simple......

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day and remember that you make life beautiful for your friends and family by the simple things YOU do!

Start out by going to a dollar store or discount store that carries inexpensive 2010 Calendar Planners that have a clear removable protectant cover. I found mine at the Dollar Store for $1! You can do any size you wish ......My choice is the portrait shape 8X10. I have also done this in the checkbook size.

Step 1. Create a New Album from Scratch selecting the Album shape as Portrait and adding two blank pages. One for the front of the planner and one for the back.

Step 2. Select the the design you want to use on your book. I used the “Mom’s Life” Paper and Embellishment pack by the Ettes and Company. I have to say that they are some of my favorite designers! You can find their great designs in the Memory Mixer Store.

Step 3. When adding your background paper make it close to the size of the front of your book. I made my paper 7 1/2 by 10 1/4 . Once you have this guide line add embellishments and photos of those people that make your Mom’s life beautiful. Repeat for the back page.

Step 4. When you are satisfied with the way it looks export to JPEG.

Step 5. Print your Jpegs out on an 8 1/2 by 11 paper and trim.

Step 6. Remove the plastic cover of the planner and glue your trimmed pages to the front and back of the planner.

LOVE this project, britt. i am making one this weekend. thanks for sharing.


  1. I love it! I might try making one for myself!

  2. Such a good idea! Also, must agree that Ettes and Co are my favorite designers! I want everything they put up on the site!!!