Birthday’s Galore

UMMMMMMM how did this happen? It seems that all I do in January right after Christmas is celebrate birthdays. The first half of January is literally all about recovering from Christmas and celebrating birthdays.

The first birthday is my daughter’s on January 11th, the next birthday is the baby’s on January 12th (and yes you read that right, the very next day is the baby’s birthday) and then its my birthday on January 14th. Oh and lets not forget that I have a niece and a mother in law that celebrate on January 8th and January 17th. All I can do is pray that I make it through.

With all that being said the Confetti Wishes line is perfect for scrapbooking all these birthdays! I put my Canon Selphy to work and printed out some photos so that I could scrap some of the birthday festivities of my daughter and son. I prepped my layouts ahead of time which really made it easy to pop the photos on to my layouts so that I could share them with you. If you have a Selphy and are in need of some printing tips you can check out my top 5 tips for printing with your Selphy by clicking here.

Here is what I came up with for my daughter’s birthday layout. I scrap the children’s birthday’s seperately as they each have their own albums that I put their birthdays and their events in plus I have our family albums. How do you handle different events for your children?

My son’s layout I used the same paper kit but but it came out completely different. I have a much easier time scrapping girls because I can get all girly with the layouts.

January is almost over and so is the awesome special of the Year Noted Paper kit that you can grab for only $5 dollars this month in my shop. You can see the paper pack by clicking HERE and when I say this paper and exclusive stamp set is awesome I truly mean that it is awesome.

make it mondayNow to see the other ladies projects for Make it Monday:

Alice is helping you with scrapping your winter hobbies.

Connie is helping you chase winter blahs away with colorful+sparkly projects!

Lisa is sharing a new Monday Mojo prompt.

Melissa is sharing an August Winter layout from Australia


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All About my iPhone!

Protect your iPhone!As much as I talk about my iPhone and all the apps that I use to create wonderful photos on my iPhone I have come to realize that I have never shared with you what I use to protect my favorite device!

I get so many compliments on the case that I have chosen for my iPhone and she is a pretty rocking case. I’m always on the go so for me having the ability to store my license and a credit card or money with my iPhone works really well for me! Here she is the Incipio stowaway! I have the iPhone 5 so she keeps my iPhone protected and I get to cart around my license and not always have to drag my purse with me. This is great for those days that I am out and about with the kids!

Amazon is definitely the best place to buy this case because it has the cheapest price!

I love this case so much that I plan on buying another one! I think that it is going to be this one just because it has the name cherry blossom pink in it and I love cherry blossoms!

The other thing that I wanted to touch on about iPhone care is your memory. If you are anything like me you take tons of photos with your iPhone. If you do this is wonderful but the way to keep your phone working properly is to ensure that you have a decent amount of memory available on your phone so that it can work properly. If the memory on your phone is all used up your iPhone will run slow and you will have issues updating apps and the software on your iPhone when updates are available.

Remove the photos from your iPhone on a monthly basis or weekly basis whatever works for you and back the photos up on your computer or on an external hard drive. This way you are able to free space up on your phone and lessen the risk of losing the photos on your phone. You don’t want to take the chance of losing your iPhone or breaking your iPhone and losing all your photos.

Even if you backup your phone to the cloud, the cloud only keeps the most recent 1000 photos. Keep your photos backed up to lessen the risk of losing all those important photos on your phone. I currently place my photos into the Creative Memories Memory Manager because this is the program that I have been using for years.

Just to recap this post is all about protecting the Camera that you Always have with You! Meaning your iPhone.

Get a case and a case that will protect your iPhone if you were to drop it.
Backup your photos and take them off of your iPhone either once a month or once a week.

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App Tuesday – Flickr

Flickr app reviewI just have to talk about the Flickr app today with the all new Layout A Day class fast approaching. Back in February I used the Flickr app a ton because I was posting my wonderful layouts that I made every day in the month of February during my LOAD class!


Back to the Flickr app that was super easy to use and helped me connect with the Flickr group.

Flick is an online photo management and sharing site it is a little like Instagram but different and it gives you the ability to really connect with other people.

flickr app screen shotWhen you first download the app you are going to want to check out the under the hood stuff which is what I call the settings. In the settings part of the app you can enable your sharing so that you can share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr directly from the app. You can update your notification settings and choose what you want to be notified about.

The settings area also gives you the ability to turn your photo filters on or off, save the photos to your camera roll, upload size, photo privacy, location privacy, photo safety level, and a safe search filter. The under the hood area of the app makes sure that you have your Flickr app set up just the way you want it to be and that your security levels are the way that you want them to be as well.

uploading a photo to flickrUploading a photo to the Flickr app is super easy and you can add the title to your layout and the description to your layout directly from your phone. You can also click on the little advanced button and add the photo to groups that you are in, to a person, add tags and decide if you want your photo be public or only be shared with specific people or private.

You can also make friends on the Flickr app and see photos of your contacts on the app. You can look at all the photos that you have marked as your favorite so that you can review them as inspirational layouts.

The Flickr app is a great app that enables you to interact with your friends and within groups and is one of the best apps that I have used for sharing my photos and interacting with other people.

With all that said go and download the Flickr app and sign up for the Layout A Day class that is coming in May so that we can interact with each other and have a grand ole time!!!