Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Storybook Creator Calendar Sale

SO excited...I started my new calendar for 2012, and December is already done.  This page features my kids and my Mom...and it is perfect.  Creative Memories has the digital program I use each day for all of my projects.  Just do it...give it a try.   And by the way its on sale!  LEARN MORE

Also, right now you can see these calendars HERE and also, they are on sale.  I pre-purchased credits for the calendars to get them while they were discounted, and have 6 months to complete them!  YAY!  Now, that is a digital due date I can live with.

Here is the BIG sale for those of you wondering...check it out!

Stop by our Tecki Tuesday tonight...I am excited to see your photos from the holidays!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

2011 Christmas card

2011 has been a good year for the Brissebunch.  Next year is expected to top the charts!  Our Christmas blessings come to you by way of my digital card this year.  Enjoy!
We started out with this fun and easy 4 x 8 flat photo card...and transformed it right into a 5x7 folded card, complete with lime green envies.  Now that should stick out in the mailbox!

Tips for creative ideas like this card are on my facebook business page, and each week at our tecki tuesday classes...why not make 2012 your best year yet, including investing in yourself, and your memory celebration.  Be Blessed in the new year my friends:)

p.s.  Here is the back of our holiday card this year.  Hope you like it!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Creative Memories blessings

Sooo...the house is trashed and the feast was devoured.  The Thanksgiving weekend is over, and what do we do now? 
Ok, shop but the one thing that sticks out in my mind is to remember the blessings that we are celebrating in our lives.
Shop...yes shop!  But while you are thinking of those friends and family members that are blessings to you, think about what a difference you can make in their lives.  If you were to express yourself to those very important people, what would you want them to know?  How can YOU be a blessing to them?
1.  Tell them - write notes, cards, storybooks.
2.  Show them - create photo panels, everyday displays and albums.
3.  Brag about them to others - share the memories with others all around!
If you have not finished your shopping yet ( who does that before Dec 1?) then make your list, check it twice and give those you love the blessings of CM!  Seriously, heartfelt gifts are the best afterall:)
Join us for Tecki Tuesday tomorrow, just let me know if you are planning to attend!
9-12 am, 7-10pm
18600 124th Ave
Dayton MN 55327

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thanksgiving is in the air

Good morning!  Today I am feeling so very blessed and wanted to know if you are too.  Sharing blessings with others helps us to recognize all that we have.  Remember, it is about wanting what you have!

Today I am sharing a blessing...ADAM!  Our youngest son, he just turned 15 in October and I am so grateful for him. Adam is sweet, quiet and a serious thinker.  Looking back on these photos really makes my heart smile.  I am SO glad I took them , as he grew up so fast. 

Enjoy your photos!  And to learn more about taking simple but great photos, check out this awesome site HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR BABY.  I met and spent some time with Nick Kelsh in Minneapolis this summer.  He is all about getting those pics.  And quite entertaining as well!!! 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Holiday Planner Twelve Weeks Til Christmas FREE~

Print out the awesome Tecki Tuesday schedule, for this time Fall is all about planning! I have designed the ultimate digital project planner that will showcase your Storybook Creator and Memory Manager projects.

*Please note, there will not be  Tecki Tuesday on October 25th due to a regional Creative Memories consultant meeting in Maple Grove MN.  The topic for that day will be the week prior along with that weeks message and lesson.  Thanks.

We will start with a printed version of my ultimate holiday planner guide, and each month we will update your plans.  This year success will happen through early planning.  Imagine, gifts that cost as little as $2!  And treat your friends and family to fabulous decorations that even the non-crafty will love sharing!

Tecki Tuesday is designed for you and your project time. I am here to help, will coach you to success and its free.  What have you got to lose besides the stressful holiday gift issues that most of us face each season...

Make a plan to get there.  Make a plan to be ready this year...make a plan to use your photos and memories to bring the heart of the holidays back into your home!!!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Have you seen a pre-designed page?

Today was awesome!  The first day of school is "mama does the happy dance" day around here.  First , the kids are back on a good routine...as the end of summer can get boring in Dayton MN.  The best part though?  I get to use my computer for the entire day!  Ok, I was not online all day but I could have been.

This page kicked off the celebration as our annual pics of the kids on the first day out on our front steps is a tradition.  This is the year we are moving to a smaller amount of kiddies though.  First, Maia went, then Sara and Mike...followed by Adam and Maddie.  Now its just the two of them.  Adam and Maddie did the awful deed of smiling as  they could, since it was a bit early.  They are growing up so FAST!

Getting back to the page, my friend asked how I did this so fast today?  My answer...pre-designed pages.  It is the way I get results fast.  Kind of like baking fresh cookies but using the cookie dough that is all mixed up for you.  Do you like that idea?  Me too!!!  Take a look here to see what I am talking about ok?

Here is how it started out.  All I did was click to add my text to the page, and drag my photos into the frames.  SO EASY!  If you liked the page, and other ideas for these pages why not try it yourself? 
By the way, Storybook Creator ( the program to do all of this in) is on sale for just $32.50 right now.  Why not try?  See what YOU can do with it.  Think of the digital creations you can make from invitations to photo panels, storybooks and more.  Remember, I am here to help you.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Get $20 Creative Memories product free

I am SO excited for you!  Creative Memories has launched the brand new loyalty rewards club and guess what?  I am super jealous...you see, its so exclusive that consultants cannot even join!  But you can...

Rewards Club

Short and sweet...the club pays YOU in free product, starting with $20 to shop with just for joining.  Here are a few of the cool things you get for being a member.

*exclusive product nobody else can get
*15% of your purchases comes back for you to shop with
*brand new online community for Creative Memories fans!

Dont miss out...this is the hottest thing to hit scrapbooking this year!  Just click on the logo link above and join in the exclsive club.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking 1 2 3

Getting organized is a goal for many of us...did you know that it can be simple?  True, and you can edit simply too.  No more paying big bucks for simple editing like removing stains, or acne:)  How?  It is all in the Memory Manager software which organizes, edits and makes your photos shine.

Here is an example of how to get started.  First, this simple digital photo was brought into Memory Manager ( MM) so that I could edit the picture.  Here is the picture just how it was when taken last night.
Then just by clicking on the crop button and simple quick fix for color/contrast the photo was improved.

Now we really see these faces!!  And finally, I put the picture into my Storybook Creator to make the thank you card for our host last night.  WOW!  Easy, impressive and a ten cent print from Walgreens when done.
Would you like to learn more?  Think about it...whether for home, work or school these programs are amazing.  Non-tecki people love our ease, and affordably priced for budget minded as well.  By the way, Storybook Creator is on sale right now for just $32.50!  Get yours now, and get started.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Showcase Showoff

Just a reminder about my BIG Showcase showoff event coming tomorrow...This will be one great party!

Now, there are a few things to share and I am SO excited...with so many new things coming out about our Creative Memories bonuses, including new recruit specials that give a great start to all new team members.  What do you get?  How about this starter package with all kits? 
When you active in your first month, you will receive $100 shopping spree for product!  Cool, eh?  But, there's more.  You will ALSO receive ...
So what are YOU waiting for?  There has never been a better time to get started...and with Creative Memories, you are in business FOR yourself, but never BY yourself:)  by the way...its just $50 to join.
You might just surprise yourself, while helping others with their photos and memories.

Monday, August 1, 2011

She was just a little girl

The time has gone by too quickly, and now my baby girl Sara is 20!  Today I am looking back on the years, and you know what?  I have never regretted having pictures to remember.  Sure, I might have complained that the processing was expensive, but does that matter now?  Nope.  Digital photos cost nothing to cherish.  Digital photos are free to take, and use.  Digital photos mean taking LOTS of shots to increase your choice of finished pictures. With phones on cameras, computers, and more there is really no reason NOT to take those photos.  Even digital cameras can be purchased for less than $50 now and will last years and years.

Sara, thanks for being the subject of my photos for 20 years.  Your amazing spirit, smiles and love shine through and through.  We celebrate you today sweetie.  And for 100 more years to come:)  I love you!

Now, seriously...do you have photos? You too can make a page like this in minutes even if you are not creative.  I have to say, I cheated...this is a pre-designed page.  Just pick the page you want, and drag the photo right into the frame.  Oh, btw the tech support is FREE!  I am a full time consultant and I am here to help.  Get the program half price in August.  Just click here to get started!

What are you waiting for?  Sara is 20 and that was the blink of an eye...its time to celebrate your life, your photos and your memories again!!!  You can do it, and I will coach you every step of the way.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pre-order your Cricut Expression 2 Free shipping!

Oh my gosh, I am SO excited! Creative Memories is a business partner with the makers of Cricut and as consultants we just got the word that the brand new Cricut Expression 2 will be released this fall.  You know what that means??  Papercrafters everywhere will be ordering theirs just in time for Christmas! 

What could be better than this news?  That fact that as a Showcase attendee I will be allowed to order as many of these wonderful crafting machines as my friends and customers would like, and they will be shipped out before anyone else is allowed to get them!!!

BE THE FIRST!  Here are the awesome details of this brand new Cricut...the best yet!



Thursday, July 7, 2011

From The UK to the USA

Every other year our family is blessed by the arrival of a very special group of people that we love...our visitors are my sister Katherine, her hubby Robert and their boys Hywel and Rhodri.  We are right in the middle of the country here in Minnesota and my sisters family lives in Wales, UK. 

They arrive with their accents in tow, excited and smiling for the few weeks they are here.  The kids have a sleepover and celebration of my nephews birthdays, since they miss out on having any family for theirs each time.  And the Brisse family does birthdays loud, and full of fun.

We get together to celebrate our family!  We love laughing, sharing stories, and creating memories.  It is just wonderful to see them when they visit...and hard to see them all go for another two years.  It is important to take lots of photos as we will not see them for a while again and our kids miss eachother of course.

Last year when they came for a visit, I decided to create a Storybook for the boys birthdays and send it to them.  Well, it is completed and ordered and I thought it would be fun to share some of the pages with you.  Todays page is the first few of many...the front cover and first two page spread featuring "American Football".  You see, Rhodri loves football and plays in Wales but that is Rugby over there.  Mikey, my son loves the game as well but is twice Rhodris size.  He is so playful with him though and Rhodri loves every bit of the attention spent on him.  Last summer, Mikey awarded the "game ball" to him and the smile lit up the room!

I cant wait to see the book in person and send it over to the UK. And I cant WAIT for them to come next year.  365 days to go!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Do you like to shop? How about for FREE?

Saturday...I love the weekend and spreading a little joy in the Creative Memories spirit is perfect for today.  Shortcut to the deals?  Sure...just go to my Facebook Business Page and "LIKE"  it by hitting the like button.  Then watch it all day!  What is happening today? 

*At least 5 free shopping sprees!

*Purchase with purchase specials!

*Free Storybook Creator downloads!

*Free content for digital scrappers

*Specials, overstock items, and more...

Todays going to be a fun day.  Not on Facebook?  Leave me a comment here on my blog, and become a follower.  I will host a special drawing just for you too.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Announcing our newest bundle!

And isnt she cute?  Ok, maybe it is a he...not sure, but yes on the CUTE!  Check out all of the details and get yours for summertime gift giving.  Perfect for Grads, Dads, new babies and more. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our graduate

Looks like our little boy is all ready for the world!  He had his last day of high school today, went off to work and is looking forward to graduating this Sunday evening.  I am SO happy that I took the time to get those pictures when the kids were little.  Money was tight, and there were months that would go by without developing those photos and when we did?  I might bring in ten or more rolls at a time!  It was worth it.

To remember the good times, and look forward to new ones with awesome memories someday in the future, there is really nothing like photos to stir those feelings.  Get back in the habit of grabbing the camera and snapping what you can.  Those pictures are just priceless to me now.  It woudl be hard to go back and try to get a photo of Mikey in a Barney backpack.  Recreating those days might be tough!  :)

 I urge you to get the photos in  your life organized...start here with our Memory Manager.  I know it can be a little scary to think about software, but remember that I will help you!  $40 is all it costs, and I know where all of my 27,000 photos are in my vault.  Please do the backups and know that your memories are safe!


Now that you are thinking about organization...how about creating?  Our Storybook Creator software is simple to use, just get started!  FREE training of course...and tons of freebies too.  Why not make great pages like mine above to post to Facebook, Twitter, and more.  And of course you can create photo panels, pages and other fun things.  Invest yourself in  your memories, and make NEW ones too!  Your life can change for the better when you enhance with your photos.  I am dedicated to helping you when you need me.  Just ask:)  Here are some of the fun things you can make.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I've missed you

I think its funny, how even though I do not know WHO reads my blogs...I still feel very connected to you.  The feedback I do receive has been so much fun , and learning about how determination can move mountains moves me as well:)  Thanks for all that you do!

This morning, I want to focus on the future.  Sure, looking back at past photos and memories can be wonderful but not for everyone.  There can be pain, loss, struggles and hardships, disconnect and more.  I want to respect the fact that not everyone has enjoyed the past and chooses to move on with a smile instead. I am introducing a new part of my business which I am calling "Celebrating the future".

Encouraging others is something I love to do , and with goals and dreams in place we can move on to those together.  Achievements, celebrations, events and more are just a start to how this idea of making more memories, NEW memories has come about. 

Ask yourself one simple question...what are you looking forward to remembering?  Might there be a new grandbaby coming soon?  A move to a first home?  Graduations?  How about summer family time?  It can be simple, such as baking cookies with a neighbor or gathering with friends for ice cream in  the summertime.  These ARE memories, they just have not happened yet.  But looking foward to them can be planning to remember!  Focusing on the future memories is powerful and can really enhance your days.  THESE are the  memories I would love to help you remember, not just the ones in the past.  Plan for future memories, and be ready to look back on them with wonderful thoughts! 

Take lots of pictures, and if you cant...grab someone to do that part for you!  Take everyday photos of the things in your life to remember.  And create memories each and every day!  Celebrate life.

Place ’n’ Punch Bundle: May 1 – June 30 Purchase the Place ’n’ Punch Bundle which includes the new Blossom and Postage Stamp Place ’n’ Punches and we’ll throw in 20 free sheets of 12x12 Cardstock, (four sheets each of Mediterranean, Yellow, Carrot, Green Apple and Grape) while supplies last.

Buy 6 Dual-Tip Pens, Only Pay for FiveGet ready for two times the fun. With a round tip on one end and a fine tip on the other, you can add designs or journaling to your layouts. Works great with the Doodling Templates. Photo-safe and permanent. And for a limited time you can buy six pens for the price of five. Offer available April 15 - May 31, 2011, while supplies last.

Save double on bulk StoryBooksDuring May, when you place an order for multiple Softcover StoryBooks, you’ll save double the usual discount. Orders for 10-99 books are now 20 percent off. Orders for 100+ books are 30 percent off (softcover only). Looking for other ways to digitally tell your story? Visit our Digital Center. Better yet, visit the Digital Specials page to find everything you can save on this month.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Professional results

My little boy is growing up!  Yes, thats right...Mikey is graduating from High School in just two short weeks.  I am excited, but as a Mom looking back with smiles.  He is a GREAT kid I am super proud of.

Just two weeks ago, a good friend Joy Augeson took his senior photos and boy did he shine!  How I choose to showcase these professional photos looks awesome in predesigned pages from Creative Memories.  I picked the page, dragged in the photos and added text where it said to click and do that. 

8.5x11 Metal Photo Panel Product Credit

What can I do now?  Turn this into a digital storybook page, page print to display, graduation invites, metal or acrylic photo panel and more.  Need help to do this too?  We can make this in minutes with YOUR photos.  Get professional results you can be proud of...you CAN do it, and I will help.

Last minutes, just contact me for all of your photo consulting.  I have lots of ideas that just might make you smile:)  Lets make something with your memories today!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Days before Mothers Day!

Happy DAYS before Mothers Day!  I am SO excited to share a special, special with you...
Please feel free to spread the word, and tell your friends about this awesome special!  It is being promoted as a Facebook sale, good on graduation downloads for your Storybook Creator software but guess what?  It is working for all that are shopping, while it is available!  The last time CM offered this sale it was finished in a few days...Dont miss out. 
Some of the digital downloads are half priced!  AND they are not just graduation...
Photo panels are on sale too, at 15% savings!  You can purchase a product credit, save the 15% now and take up to 6 months to complete your project.
12x12 Metal Photo Panel Product Credit5x7 Metal Photo Panel Product Credit8.5x11 Photo Panel Product Credit8.5x11 Metal Photo Panel Product Credit
Different shapes, different sizes and many more available.  Click on any photo and learn more. 
Shop for the specially priced downloads.  TAKE A LOOK HERE to visit my Creative Memories website and save:)
Have a fabulous Friday! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Place and Punch Bundle

Have you SEEN it??? 

Creative Memories has done it again!  This is the brand new shape maker called the "Place and Punch" and it is phenomenal.  Why?  Simply put, the place and punch can be used to punch out a shape where you choose to, anywhere on your paper!  Check out the tutorial below by clicking on the photo.  Then go to my website and order your own bundle!  Be the first to own the newest in punchy fun.

Buy this exclusive, limited-time bundle featuring the new Blossom Place 'n' Punch and the Postage Stamp Place 'n' Punch and get 20 sheets of 12x12 Cardstock in summer-time colors for free!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Surround yourself with a smile

What inspires you to smile?  Friends...Family...shiny new toys?  Whatever it is, celebrate it!  I was so blessed to have two special friends visit us for the past few days.  We had a blast yesterday as I hosted a party featuring Heathers buttons and the jewelry she makes.  Here is a digital page I made today in less than 5 minutes using the STORYBOOK CREATOR software and of course, a predesigned page for speed!

So I ask again, what do you want to celebrate?  And how are you going to showcase that?  Let me help!  Graduation, weddings, family and friends, businesses, personal growth, sharing ideas?  Surround yourself with things that make you smile:)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Pages just for fun...get the picture?

Perfectly beautiful weather!!!  Thats just part of the wondeful Easter celebration at our home yesterday...the kids running around, lovely colors, and family time was just as perfect.  So how did I do this?  Predesigned pages from Creative Memories! Learn about CM digital right here!

Now that my new computer is all ready with my digital programs moved and papers installed too?  The sky is the limit for how much I can create!  Starting with predesigned pages made each of these take minutes, and the cost to play?  Free...now, who wants to play with me? 

Tomorrow is Tecki Tuesday where I teach, you learn and the friendships blossom...do you have a graduate this spring?  Me too!  That means lots of new projects to work on in the next 6 weeks.  I am here to  help:)

Do you want more?  More creative time, cash in  your pockets and new people in your life?  Join my amazing Story Stars team FREE!  Find out more here...JOIN CM!  I cant wait to meet you!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Motivation

This morning I want to share about motivation.  I send out a team email each Monday that is designed to inspire others to take action in their businesses.  We have the coolest business as Creative Memories consultants.  We are positively moving toward helping others find photo solutions with our products.

Here is part of the email:)  I hope you like it...

What motivates you to act?
You are in business, and it is your decision to make things happen...everyone is different, but to be IN business you must take action toward results.   What do you want?  What inspires you the most?  Today, being a Monday...a new start to the week and possibly a new start to your business I ask, are you motivated to take action?
Allright, now the question I have for you today is the same...what motivates you to act?  This time I want to know what motivates you to do something with your pictures and the memories of those pictures?
Yesterday I was going through some boxes from my parents home.  They are moving, and SO much was thrown out that it makes me sick.  But, most was saved.  As my brother and I went through a few boxes we found items such as bronzed baby shoes that my Father wore, and pocket watches from at least 100 years ago.  For me, it is the story!  I am taking photos and will bring my computer to my parents today and ask them for the stories.  I am SO excited to hear them, and write the description of each item into my Memory Manager.  Our Creative Memories software is designed to help you keep the stories with the photos. 
Reading my email, does this motivate you?  Would you like to learn more?  btw, the program is just $39.95 and you can get started today!  Take a look at our Memory Manager program.  Just CLICK HERE

Monday, March 28, 2011

Are your friends fun?

Happy Monday everyone.  I just love Mondays, and it drives some people crazy in my life...they just dont get it.  Thats ok:)  I get so excited about the start of a new week that the inspiration just explodes and the potential for another rockin week makes me smile...I want to share a fun photo with you today...it is a digital page from my Cancun trip in February!  This time spent with friends was so much FUN!

Today I have to ask, do you have FUN with your friends?  I mean do you really love being together?   Lately, I was listening to some training and wondered why everyone does not enjoy the home party circuit and have come to learn through chatting with friends that some parties are just not fun.   There are some that contain nothing but drama over one friends constant need for attention.  Others just cant let loose and enjoy the moment or the idea of trying something new.  Still more are so worried that they will be talked into buying something that the attendance can be zero. 

Well, I definitely hear you.  I hear that your concerns are valid and that sometimes it is true.  Not everyone loves to host home parties...and that is ok.  They are not turning down the direct seller personally, just the opportunity to host.  And who really misses out when that happens? 

Now I turn to the parties that are FUN!  Are your friends fun?  For example, if they were asked to bring a fun photo to share at a party, would they? Would they share the stories behind the photos?  If not, maybe it is time to put finding fun friends on  your to do list:)    Really, those stories connect stories and mean more sharing.  Think about this...if you heard a great story from someone, wouldn't you tell it over and over?

Today, I invite you to take a good look at the people you party with.  And when I say party, I mean home party.  Many photo parties contain themes such as Margueritas and Memories!   Now that would be fun.  Think of who would be fun to hang out with and invite them to party!  We could all benefit from a little more time with our friends!

Todays quote:

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams

Friday, March 11, 2011

Got Time?

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the first party of a teammate.  Leanne did a GREAT job sharing Creative Memories, and everyone loved the digital scrapbooking software.  Imagine Erin, a sweet Mom of three that has a three month old baby.  Ethan is a BEAUTIFUL boy and with the changes daily in a young baby, taking lots of photos is so wonderful.  Erin said that she does not have a lot of photos of her sweet baby boy.  I grabbed my camera, took about 30 shots of his face.  SO many expressions in this little boy.

Just two minutes after starting this page, it was complete.  Erin loved it, and baby Ethan was the hit of the night!  Thanks for sharing your little guy with me.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gathering with friends

I think that everyone should have a good girls weekend now and again...and I am blessed to have many of them during the year.  This one is very special to me, as it is a group of women that have been in my life for many years, and I adore them!!  Each year we gather in Monticello and create, chat, eat, sleep very little and just plain love being together.  Here are a few pics from last weekend put into a click and fill page from CM.

The best thing about click and fill?  the template is there, and all you do is click to add your digital papers to fill that space!  It should be called CLICK and fill:)  Learn more about them by clicking HERE.