Saturday, October 15, 2011

Memory Books

Last week I decided I MUST do something with the mess of kiddo school papers and artwork sitting around waiting to become something fabulous our family can treasure later. Sound familiar? I've worked really hard to get rid of things I know we don't use or won't look at later but some things are just too hard to throw away! School photos, special awards, grade reports, and the sweet little picture my first grader drew two months ago that says 'I wuv u mom, u r da best mom evr!"
Really, how can I part with that?!
File folders are too boring to look through if I even remember they're there, scrapbooks take too long, and the idea of scanning everything into the computer just seems like a hassle! Plus, the originals are so much fun to look at :)
Meanwhile, the piles on my kitchen counter space continue to build....
I've finally come up with an idea that I can't wait to share!
Top loading, acid free, 8.5x11 size plastic sleeves are bound into a book
I can build the book with any number of sleeves to hold as much or as little of what you can't part with
Make a separate book for each grade or combine grades in one book separated by tabs
Best of all, I let the kiddos pick their own fabric, which makes it even more fun to look at later!

Now, when an artistic masterpiece arrives home from school, I have a perfect place for it to land, which makes dinner preparation much easier!

Want one of your own? Just send me a message or visit my
I'd love to customize one just for you!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Placing Photo Corners

Recently, I've received a great deal of questions regarding how to place the photo corners that come with the guest books and albums. Seems explaining can sometimes be much harder than demonstrating, so I've made a quick tutorial to show the easiest way I've found to use the photo corners that come with your album or guest book.

Make sure you have your coffee's that riveting :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Brag Books!

I'm so excited to announce the new Brag Books just in time for Mother's Day!!
I'll be offering 4x6 and 5x7 plastic sleeve Brag Books in both portrait and landscape designs.
Contact me or visit my etsy shop to purchase a custom design or existing design
Perfect gift for a proud Grandma or Mom!
Easy to change out photos frequently and show off the kiddos you adore :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tiffany Blue Wedding Set

There's just something about Tiffany Blue that sings to a girl's heart
...or at least for this girl!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Year's Resolution

My goal this year is to get more organized! So cliche, I know, but seriously you'd agree if you could see the chaos from which I create. Lucky for me, my brother in law noticed my mess while visiting over the weekend and designed/built this very awesome shipping station with my hubby.
WOW, I'm spoiled!!

Monday, January 10, 2011


I moved onto my new home studio about a year ago and still have a work in progress!
It's getting closer and closer to how I want it, at least for now, until I decide to change it again!

One of my favorite parts of this room is the custom vinyl a very talented friend at strawberrypearl studios was so kind to do for me! I painted the background squares and she did the rest to make a perfect CreativelyKEPT logo, how fun is that?!

Now that I see the photo, I'm thinking I really need to paint and reupholster that chair! Any ideas? Please share!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Table 6 Productions

Every once in a while I google 'creatively kept' just to see what pops up.

Well, today I was in for a very pleasant surprise to find Creatively KEPT was featured not too long ago by Table 6 Productions. This surprise was even more pleasant because this site is so neat!! If you're planning your wedding or just want to check it out because you like great ideas for party planning, take a peek at