Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Good Intentions and Challenges

Mini Albums for sale - $25.00 each
I am not sure how many of you are like me - where you have so many good intentions, but you just simply don't follow through with what you want to do LOL!!!!  Or I start the project - but don't finish it in time to put it in the mail to those I have made it for!  Hopefully this next year will be a bit different for those in my life that I want to know how much I love and appreciate them!  

In the next few weeks - I will be doing a lot of behind the scenes planning for January, the web site, and the business in general!  I hope by the time I am done - everything will start to fall in to place for next year!  I have put my dreams aside and on hold for a long time, between "people" and "issues" those things I wanted to do were the first to go!  No more!!!

A few fun challenges for you for the upcoming weekend, pick and choose what you want to do!!!
  • Look at your current supplies, and make SOMETHING!!!!  It doesn't have to be something for right now (though that would be great), just look at your supplies and make something!  
  • Get inspiration from a blog you like, Pinterest, things people have made or posted, and create SOMETHING!  
  • Make a gift for someone on your list - a mini album with pictures already included, or for them to add themselves!  
I really appreciate the page views, and really thank you all for your continued support for Memories in Tyme!  Life is taking such a turn for me, it is a matter of simply spending the time to figure it all out!  When you sit and want one thing for so long, those "things" simply end up changing down the line, and moving in to other things!  One way or the other, I am glad that things changed for me!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
             

  

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Being Grateful


Today is Thanksgiving if you live in the states, where you spend time with friends or family (both???) eating a ton of food for sure!  It's all about togetherness, love, putting differences aside, and simply being grateful for one day at least!  As I sit down today, reflecting on my past...and what is in store for my future, I simply am amazed!
Reflections.....wow, so much to actually be thankful for, so much growing, so much learning - so many doors shut finally!!!  I am excited for what is next - what I have worked towards, and how I simply won't settle for less anymore!  Along with that - Memories in Tyme is changing a bit...with more goals to bring out the things I want to - and putting to rest that in which I can't simply do right now, and the wisdom to know the difference!  Life is about moving forward - learning - GROWING!!!  
Today, while you are with friends and family - take a small notebook and pen with you - jot down the funny things that are said, or the profound things that are said - who was there, who called while you were there...all those fun things that made today - TODAY!  
  • Find 10 things you are grateful for, and do a project with it - either a mini album or a layout!  
  • Do a project about the day you had and how you spent it, documenting all the fun things you did!
  • Do a project about the food you love to eat during the holiday, especially journal about those things you have only at this one time of year!!!  
  • Do a project about when you were a child - the traditions and things that you experienced!
I hope you enjoy your day,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

      

      

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Anniversary and A Challenge


My dad died on 8/5/2004 - 3 days after my birthday, 5 years to the day after my ex-husband committed suicide!  I hate the day - I hate the week - I hate the month...and I simply will never be the same again because of this one set of events!  I miss my dad - more than I ever thought I would, I am more like him than I thought I was, and yet - after a random conversation today with my mom - I realize I am like her in ways as well!  
It would have been my parents' anniversary today - I called to wish my mom a great day, and simply wished my dad one through the angels!  I thought about growing up - and how lucky I was to have both parents in the same house, let alone living in the same house my whole life never having to move!  I thought about going out to dinner on their special day, always something nice!  I thought about never hearing my mom and dad argue at ALL - in the 50 some-odd years they were together!  I learned love - and once I found TRUE LOVE - my dad could go!   
In celebration of their special day - a bit of a challenge for you:
  • Since my mom's favorite color is blue - do ANYTHING using blue as the main color!
  • Make an anniversary card (or more than one) to give to someone special in your life!  
  • Create a mini album with pictures and journaling of you and your significant other showcasing the love between you!
  • Add a framed page of one of your favorite photos of your parents (or you and your spouse) for your wall!
  • Do a project with flowers in it!  Doesn't matter what it is - just use flowers somehow!  
If your parents are still around, enjoy them, spend time with them - LOVE THEM!  I hope you make fun projects with the challenges from here!  I hope you share with me what YOU end up creating!
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
 
   

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Creative Paperclay Design Team 2016











Up on the Creative Paperclay Design Team blog - a fun idea on making magnets using Creative Paperclay and scrapbook supplies!  Photos are not JUST meant for your albums, some are meant to showcase on your fridge too!!!  I can't wait to get even more one of a kind magnets done!!!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and
Creative Paperclay Design Team
    

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tiny Prints Mug Review -




**This is a review of a product I paid 
 for, but the blog post was compensated for (link below).  This is my honest review of a product paid for out of my own pocket!!!**


A few weeks ago, I had a post up about Tiny Prints, you can see the original post here if you missed it!  I love having fun coffee cups around and have quite a few of them already!!!  I decided to order my husband a personalized one from Tiny Prints, and I am glad I did!  He had gotten his first "fun" mug from my daughter, then the handle broke around the time I was looking at the site!  I decided to order him one that was really personalized to him, and one that he simply would LOVE!!!  

Ty is our mama cat - she has been around us since she was born!  She is simply a feisty woman who has her own personality (and my husband wrapped)!  She has only had one set of kittens - our boys Hank and Bear!  When I seen the various mugs from Tiny Prints - I simply had to order one customized for my husband, especially when I seen THIS mug!!!  Tiny Prints let me know from the time it was started until it was in the mail to me exactly where the process was, as well as the tracking number when it was shipped!  Three of my favorite pictures of our fur babies, created into a priceless mug, something I couldn't have done myself!  I wish I would have taken pictures of him when he opened it up!   

I loved how easy it was to create this one of a kind mug!  And - if it ever breaks, I can simply re-order another one!  Tiny Prints really helped to create a perfect one of a kind present for my husband, and for that - I am really appreciative!  This won't be the last, I am sure of it!  Thanks Tiny Prints!!! 
Until next time,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
    

Friday, November 11, 2016

Handmade 10 Page Mini Album -

I remember sitting one day with my daughter, we were talking about my scrapbooks!  She stated the little albums were easier to learn on - but also great for more pictures than what would fit on a traditional scrapbook page!  I took that to heart, and started making more smaller albums - and I really liked to do them! 
I have 2 styles of mini albums 6 x 6 sized - 10 and 20 pages!  The albums shown here are 10 inside pages - full of extra features just for you!  Each album is one of a kind - no two will EVER be alike, even IF I use the same supplies for each!  
Right now - I have 2 albums ready to go, once paid through PayPal (or cash
given if you live locally) - album will be in mail!  Free gift with each purchase!!!  
  • Flowered striped album (pictured above) - piece in the front lifts up, to allow for journaling or photos!  Inside has 10 pages ready to add even more journaling and photos to!  7 pages for photos - 3 pages with a fold out piece for more hidden features!  Simple flower embellishments through out the whole album - making it easy to customize to YOUR needs!  
  • Bright flower album  - photo ready to be added to the front of the album to customize it to YOU!  Inside has 10 finished pages, with 4 pages with tag's and 6 more pages ready for journaling and photos!  
 
If you want to see more of the inside photos of either album, make sure you send me a message here - or email me!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme


 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Weekly Recap

I'm not sure how long you guys have been creating - but me...almost 26 years now!!!  I started with making my own handmade cards, then when I moved back home to Utah - I found out about scrapbooking!  Since then - and moving from place to place...I have found not only do I love to create - but I also love to share what I DO create!  Once a week I will be trying to recap the past weeks posts in case you have missed anything:  
  • Up on the Creative Paperclay design team blog - a fun tip or two using both Creative Paperclay and Delight products!  Check it out here!  
  • On my blog - shopping ideas for both Cricut and Expression Vinyl!!!  Just in time for any gift giving events until the end of the year!  
  • If you do not have the time or the creativity to make your own handmade items - Memories in Tyme has handmade albums, cards, bookmarks, and gifts ready to go for you! Check it out here! 
  • Tiny Prints has a fun special right now - you can check out the blog post relating to that here!
  • Once a month post to help you (or me rather) try to get more done!  Grab your favorite organizing utensils, and check out that post here!!!
  • For your supplies and organizing - check out this post here for awesome tips on organizing the things you have purchased, all in an attractive format!  
I have been creating Christmas cards - and doing what I can to get organized a bit better, both personally, for work, and for business!  So far, so good - keeping the drama away for the most part, and learning to move beyond things not in my control that is!  Creating for me - is great for therapy reasons, of which I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING!  I will have classes ready to go soon - $15 for a card class - all supplies included!!!  More info to follow!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
           

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Handmade Christmas Album


Over the next few weeks - I will be sharing some of the albums and things I have ready to go for purchase!  All purchases can be made via PayPal for your convenience, and as soon as the item is paid for - it will be mailed to you with insurance and a tracking number!  Each and every purchase comes with a guarantee - and a free gift!!!  
 
With Christmas coming up - I have 3 really fun paper bag albums ready to purchase!  Each album is ready to go, full of fun embellishments, places for pictures, and pockets to put even more stuff in! 
  • $45 each, shipping included within the 48 states
  • Pictures available of inside pages
  • Can also be customized for extra price
If you are interested in one of these albums, please let me know!  Email me at memoriesintyme@gmail.com and I will get with you for payment and shipping!  When it comes to shipping - we will ship it back the best way for you, but USPS is the company we normally use!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
           

Expressions Vinyl and Cricut

ExpressionsVinyl Logo
**This is my honest opinion about a product I am affiliated with, but have not been paid in any way from my opinion on this post!**
 
I kept looking at all these amazing projects others' were doing on Pinterest using vinyl, but didn't really want to spend the time in finding out how to use it or the money really at the craft stores!  Expressions Vinyl has project ideas, plus videos that will help me to learn what I need to, and it is all in one place (link below)!!!  They also have a "vinyl help" section that also is really amazing and laid out in a really great way to make it easier for you to go right where you want to go and learn more!  

While you are looking at the Cricut machine, check out Expressions Vinyl and Pinterest!  You will find a ton of ideas and help using these two products!!!  And with Expressions Vinyl - they have a rewards program to help you save even more money on your purchases!  
I have a few things on my list of "things to do" - and now that I have found Expressions Vinyl to purchase my product and learn more - I can't wait to see what I end up creating!        

Click Here To Visit Expressions Vinyl
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme 
 

My Favorite Product - My Cricut Machine

My favorite die cut machine right now is my Cricut machine!  I don't have the newest version (pictured above), mine (pictured below) is one of the smaller versions they have!  If you are wanting a die cut machine - the Cricut machine has been around for a long time, and evolved over time as you can see!   

I simply love the die cut shapes I can make with the machine and cartridges I have right now!  For me - I use more alphabets than I do anything!!!  With the holiday season coming up - this can be a wonderful gift to ask your significant other for - and for other reasons too: 
  • If you have kids - this is one of the best things you can purchase for those school projects they always have!  
  • Great for any paper crafting project you like to do such as cards, scrapbooks, gifts, and decorations!
  • You can use paper, chipboard, magnet board, fabric to cut shapes out - as well as vinyl!  
  • Can truly help to make projects and gifts one of a kind!     
This month ONLY - take an extra 10% off everything but Cricut Access plus free standard shipping with code Holiday Deals!  I love my machine - and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!  I have used it on many different projects - and it truly has saved me a lot of money on my crafting! 
Enjoy the code, and pass it on!!!
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
         

Friday, November 4, 2016

Tiny Prints Just In Time For The Holiday's

 
**I was financially compensated for this post.  The opinions are my own based on based on my experiences!** 

I am not sure if you guys have heard about Tiny Prints - but they really have some amazing products over there!  They have some of the cutest mugs you can design - and had a really fun time designing a special one for my husbandI took 3 sweet pictures of our 3 cat's and created a personalized mug just for HIM!  I can't wait to see what he thinks when he opens it on Christmas morning (if I can wait that long that is)!!!! 
  
I also started to design some really cute Christmas cards too - Tiny Prints makes it really easy, let me tell you!  And with the great specials they have right now - you can go in, create your items - and have them shipping in PLENTY of time for Christmas!!!  They also have other holiday's available as well if you need something else!!!! 

Check out the link and have fun designing your own specialties!!!  I might have to do a few more mugs - and fill with hot chocolate or "Witches Brew" mixes!!!  Free items you can get - use code HOLIDAYGIFT:
  • 20 FREE custom envelopes w/purchase of cards and stationary good from today until 11/8
  • 10 FREE holiday cards + 30% off your order (exclusions apply) from 11/10 - 11/17
    
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme