A Peek Inside My Family Tree Albums

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I'm kicking off day two of my Blog-aversary with a peek inside my Family Tree Albums and a BIG giveaway!!! A while ago I had several requests to see inside my family tree albums that I had been working on. I got busy with so many other projects and never quite got around to making that video. Well, here it is!!!

But before we go to the video I want to let you know what in store for you today... One lucky winner is going to win a Scrap N Easel!!! Marlo, at Contain Ya Crafts wants to help celebrate my one year anniversary and is offering everyone 30% off Scrap N Tote and a FREE project tote with every Scrap N Easel. Just enter coupon code CREATIONS1 this offer is good through May 15th.



I hope that you all enjoy the video and find it helpful in organizing your family tree or similar project. I have learned that what works for one family doesn't always work for another. I had to organize my Mom's side of the tree entirely different than my Dad's side of the tree. But basically I started with my grandparents and worked backwards in as many directions as possible. Each sibling of my grandparent getting their own section, any decedents or branches from that person were contained in that section. Then again starting at my grandparents, each of their offspring and their decedents got a separate section. This system worked for me. I hope I explained this ok. Anyways...Enjoy the video!
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Don't forget today's comment winner (please leave email) is going to win the brand new Scrap N Easel. I have included the video that I made about the Scrap N Easel so that you can see for yourself how great it is and why I'm so excited.


















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131 comments:

Angel May 3, 2011 at 1:20 AM  

Christie,
Thank you for sharing your ideas on how to organize our heritage albums. I have gathered information, documents and pictures for years, but still have not tackled the huge project of creating a family album. I am inspired and love your ideas, thanks.
Thank you for a chance to win the fabulous Scrap n' Easel. Wow would that ever be handy!

love2quilt95 May 3, 2011 at 3:20 AM  

Chritie,
Thank you for the organizing tips. I am always looking for tips that I can implement in my own craft room. I've just started putting things back after redoing my space, I can't wait till it's done so I can start working on some projects. I love your tips and have used quite a few of them.
The easel would be a wonderful way to help keep my projects organized. Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing your wonderful ideas.
gloria5456athotmaildotcom

qwiksave May 3, 2011 at 5:24 AM  

Love, Love, LOVE your family tree albums! I've accumulated loads of family information and wondered how to put it all together and now I know, thank you SO much!

The Scrap n'Easel looks to be a fabulous organising tool too. Would love to own one.

nicky.stevensonatgmail.com

Laura May 3, 2011 at 5:51 AM  

OMG I'm drolling. I'm fairly new to crafting cards, and focus on purchasing mediums and stamps and paper. The ScrapnEasel was out of range.....but NOW....fingers and toes are crossed. Not much crafted gonna be done like that tho ;)

Super nice of ContainYa Crafts to help you celebrate!

Laura
deepabyss100 at hotmail dot com

craftattack May 3, 2011 at 6:11 AM  

How great to be so organised, sigh! Congrats on your blogaversary! Valerie

scrappinkaren May 3, 2011 at 6:28 AM  

I love family tree book ideas. You are so creative. I did a book on my family, I need to work on hubbies. His Mom gave me pictures and told me about them so it should go easy for her side. Thank you for the inspiration you give.

Jill P May 3, 2011 at 6:32 AM  

Love your books Christie

Suzzi May 3, 2011 at 6:33 AM  

I am forwarding your book to a friend who is trying to get certified in Geneology (to do it for a living) and she would love this. What I am excited about is the contest it would be an awesome birthday present (yep, selfishly to me). This may just be the motivation for me to get my bottom in gear and create again since the way it positions it can make it easier for me. Thanks for sharing all ideas and inspiration.

Alice May 3, 2011 at 6:33 AM  

Wow, very creative and so organized!! Love it all. The Scap N Easel looks awesome. Would love to win that. Thanks.
jellybird at gmail dot com

scraphoffe May 3, 2011 at 6:40 AM  

Wow, Love, how you've put together not 1 but 2 wonderful Family Tree Albums. A job very well done.
So pretty and great that you have so many vintage photos and memories.
Congratulations on your 1 Year and all the best for many more.
Thank you for the GREAT ideas and I look forward to seeing what other things you come up with.
Gail ;)
gailhoffe at yahoo dot ca

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 7:15 AM  

Thanks so much for the generosity of your time and talent to show us many usable ideas. Sure do appreciate it. Rose
rose@wilkos.net

Jingle May 3, 2011 at 7:18 AM  

What an amazing project! The time that you put into it is certainly evident! It is truly a family treasure! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity!!!

Kim M. May 3, 2011 at 7:24 AM  

Great Heritage albums! If I ever get around to doing mine, I hope they are half as organized as yours. You are doing a wonderful job!

Happy anniversary and thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!

kkmaehrer@gmail.com

Susan DR May 3, 2011 at 7:24 AM  

Your heritage albums are fantastic! Thanks for sharing. My husband has been researching our ancestors for almost 30 years and I now I have some ideas of what I can do with some of the memorabilia he has collected over that time. Your work is always so beautiful, well thought out, and inspiring. sdrap2258@yahoo.com

Kris Dietz May 3, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I love your albums. Like so many others, I have many materials and information but just didn't know how to really organize it. You have given us some great ideas. Thank you.

I love the scrap n easel too. Great idea. Thanks for a chance to win one.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

carolyn May 3, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

You put me to shame! I have 40+ years of memories and am just starting! Would love to win that Easel!

camaren at chartermi dot net

wwilloww May 3, 2011 at 7:40 AM  

Christie, I am in awe of your perseverence and tenacity in finding and documenting your family's history!!! It says SO much about who you are as a person and I so admire you!!! I do think the way you chose to display the information is wonderful and speaks to your creative side, a style I love. Wonderful work of the heart, Christie...

Trish D May 3, 2011 at 7:42 AM  

These are terrific Christie, I have the same folders but not decorated at all, may have to do them now. You do have some wonderful ideas.
love
Trish D
lady.58 @ bigpond.com

Jann May 3, 2011 at 7:44 AM  

WOW What an undertaking and how proud you must be of this additional addiction. The ideas you came up with for dealing with eaxh branch of the tree, am=nd making it easy to locate who is who is who will have every family member ( expecially the generation before us) green with envy. I guess it is time to start organizing a big time reunion so yuou can share this, and get way more.

I love the scrap 'n easel and would be proud to take it off your hands.

JannieQ@aol.com

June-Marie Body May 3, 2011 at 7:46 AM  

Once again you have inspired me....I would love to do something with my family's history records that I have and you have shown me a great way of showcasing them....I have never heard of the scrap-n-easel....would luv to win this....thanks again Christie....
jmbody@shaw.ca

Leanna May 3, 2011 at 7:50 AM  

You are one busy gal. Thanks once again for all
your wonderful ideas. Congrats once again on your
first anniversary.

Leanna
nannamohr@hotmail.com

38ac5fd4-7585-11e0-9e29-000bcdcb8a73 May 3, 2011 at 7:59 AM  

I just tore apart my old heritage albums to redo them. Hopefully, this will give me some inspiration and new organizational ideas.

mckayscrap@aol.com

littlen May 3, 2011 at 8:01 AM  

your albums are great. wish i was that organized. would love to have a scrap n easel, but it's not in the old budget just now.

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 8:01 AM  

Wow - those are a lot of albums. I have made my own family history into albums -- but i haven't done them all for my kids. I mean i haven't made copies of my family albums for my kids. However, i have made an album for each of my kids of their history! Now i am just trying to keep current -- and i am woefully behind. This is an awesome prize you are willing share. Thanks for the chance to win this!

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Sharon May 3, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

Great Family Album. It is so classy, I love it. You can tell you put a lot of time & thought into it. Thank you for sharing it.

Sknichols@eiu.edu

Trisha May 3, 2011 at 8:14 AM  

Love your albums, but my favorite of your posts is still the tour of your craft room! I watch it every so often, when I get in that I-gotta-get-organized mood. It's a real dream!
Thanks for this wonderful give-away. Great of Contain Ya Crafts to celebrate with the Scrap N Easel. I'd love to win it! trisha at gvtc dot com

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM  

Happy Anniversary and many more to come. Thank you for your inspirations. Once again you have inspired me to get things organized. Would love to own a Scrap-n-Easel, but it is way out of my budget, but maybe I will get real lucky and win this one. Thanks again for all you have shared with all of us.

Connie
cautry@terry.uga.edu

Sherri May 3, 2011 at 8:24 AM  

Awesome ideas and beautiful albums!!! Would love to try out the Scrap N Easel!

scrappingstampingmommy at yahoo dot com

Vickie Leaf May 3, 2011 at 8:28 AM  

Wow! What an awesome legacy you are giving your family. I have been working for years on the family tree albums for my family and you gave me some fantastic ideas. You and your family should be so proud.

I would love to win your Scrap N Easel prize. Thank you for the opportunity.
Vickie
mwleaf@hotmail.com

Barbara May 3, 2011 at 8:32 AM  

Thanks so much for sharing your books. I watched part of it this morning and will return to it later. Great job. And thanks also for the give-away. I haven't seen the Scrap n Easel before. Looks like it will be great for my back and neck!
Barbara

bkatplay at gmail dot com

Christine May 3, 2011 at 8:33 AM  

Christie you heritage albums are fabulous. What a lot of heart went into creating them. One of thes days, I will attempt to make one of my families.

Shawna May 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM  

I just love how you organized all those family pictures. My scrapbooks are my most treasured possessions and I have my heritage photos all organized but really never knew quite how to start. I do now! Thanks for sharing your albums!

Heidi May 3, 2011 at 8:37 AM  

I love you you've organized your family albums. That is such a hard task. Your's are fantastic. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! live4scrappin at hotmail dot com

Debra Pate May 3, 2011 at 8:40 AM  

I loved seeing your Family Tree Albums! I have researched my family history for 31 years! I have tons of Binders with my family tree research in them....letter written from the battlefield during the Civil War, marriage certificates, birth $ death certificates, photos, copies of census, military records, land grants, newspaper articles, etc. I love all of these things that give life to the individuals. My mother told someone, "Debra (me) talks about these people like they are alive and see knows them personally." I guess there may be something to that saying, 'Genealogist aren't crazy. We just sometimes lose our census!'

Debra Pate
debra_pate@yahoo.com

Gloria Westerman May 3, 2011 at 8:53 AM  

Oh I love your family tree books...and how you incorporated all the info is truly inspirational.....Now it makes me want to do something like it for my family.....thank you so much .....
Congratulation on your blog anniversary.....that scrap ease would be so also to have.....tfs

tamra119 May 3, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

Your family tree books are a wonderful inspiration. Looks like you put a lot of hard work into them. I'm sure your family will treasure them. Thanks for the chance to win the easel.
tammys @ longlines . com

Lynn Stevens May 3, 2011 at 9:21 AM  

I don't know how you do it all, you must never sleep! Amazing.
Lynn
minpinsloveme at msn dot com

Bonnie May 3, 2011 at 9:23 AM  

Thanks for the great video. I have been struggling with ways to have our family history easily available for our kids and grandkids to look over. Your Family Books have given me inspiration. Thank you.

Debi May 3, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

As always Christie, you are amazing!! I wish I knew how to do half the things you do.. LOL!

Have a wonderful day
Debi in NorCal
tinkzilla63@sbcglobal.net

th4eachday May 3, 2011 at 9:33 AM  

I know my sister would love your family tree album ideas and has probably watched this already.I watched the Scrap N Easel video and would really like to own one.Thank you for a chance to win it. Susan
th4eachday@comcast.net

Peggy May 3, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

This album is amazing. Thanks for all of the information that you share!

peggann at hotmail dot com

Traci May 3, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

Thank you for the wonderful ideas...and thanks for showing the Scrap n Easel! This is the first time I had seen it. Cool tool.

Gargayle May 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM  

My mother has a huge box of old family photos. When my five sisters and umpteen neices show up at Thanksgiving, our "LaLa Sisterhood" is going to have a project instead of just another get together. Thanks for the inspiration!

Oh, and the Scrap n Easel looks like a tool that anyone would be excited to have. I know I would!

Carol May 3, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

LOVE your family history albums! I really wish my Dad new more about his side of the family but by the time my interest in family history began, both his mom and dad had passed on. I am currently working on my Mom's side.

Thank you for the inspiration!

Vicki May 3, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

Thanks for the tips. Love you books.

Cheri May 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

Oh my! What beautiful albums. I just loved getting a look at how you came up with something different for each page. Great job! Congrats on you anniversary. I love coming to your website and really enjoyed the tour of your craft room. Thanks for sharing with us.

Elaine A May 3, 2011 at 10:02 AM  

Hi Christie -

Great video and thanks so much for all the wonderful information. I keep all the old family information and photos for my siblings since my parents passed away. And I would love to do something like this for them. Thank you so much.

Elaine Allen

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 10:06 AM  

thanks for sharing! You must have put alot of energy, planning and organizing into this. Such great details!
Plangille1@cox.net

thestampinglady May 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM  

Congrats on your blogaversary. I am such a fun and have subscribed to your blog through my reader so I don't miss a post. Your videos are just awesome--I loved the tour of your creative space. Thanks for the chance to win the Scrap N Ease.

Vidette May 3, 2011 at 10:09 AM  

Thanks for what you do. You are a real inspiration. Congrats on your blogaversary

Crazynanna May 3, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

Love it! I have been working on my family history and am retiring in June. Will be spending a lot more time trying to put it all together. This would be a great help. Hope I am selected.

Kelly May 3, 2011 at 10:20 AM  

Christie, thank you for sharing all your wonderful tips. Your site is by far my favorite one to go to for ideas.
kellymainmainkelly@yahoo.com

Julia May 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

You are so inspiring, love those Family Tree Albums. I am a genealogist and have done Heritage albums but nothing like this undertaking.
Love that ScrapNEasel, how great to be able to see your design as you work. This would help be be more organized, I need that.

cathy May 3, 2011 at 10:43 AM  

Scrap N Easel looks like a great product. I'm not sure I have enough family photos and info to do family tree albums, but I think it's a wonderful idea.

Kim May 3, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

Wow Christie!!! What an amazing project to tackle, but what an awesome legacy to leave for future generations! You really did go above and beyond for this project and your work is very inspiring!
I can also see where the Scrap N Easel would be a very handy tool to have! Thanks for sharing your vids and projects with us.
Kim

Cathy H May 3, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

Christie, I love your family tree albums!
cathyhartle at gmail dot com

Anita May 3, 2011 at 10:53 AM  

Amazing! The album is such a treasure.

missy May 3, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

you do some awesome work

Gloria L. May 3, 2011 at 11:06 AM  

Very nice, Christie!

GabbyWeiss May 3, 2011 at 11:19 AM  

Christie,
I want you to know that I have moved from "accumulating" and "hoarding" into imagining and creating thanks to your positive attitude and gentle encouragement. The tin coffee table was the catalyst! Thanks for sharing the links and most of all, thanks for helping me get off my butt!
All the best to you,
Gabby

shari May 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

Wow, what a labor of love. Beautiful! Shari (cricutrookie)

Beastybunny May 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM  

What an incredible undertaking. You did a fantastic job keeping it all organized. Looks great.

Beasty
jschuler2000 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

Nice job on your family album and the video too.
Virginia Montagna
montagnava@aol.com

Cheryl & John May 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

Christie, Thanks so much for sharing your heritage albums. I have lots of information but have yet to put it into a book. That looks exactly like what how I want to organize it.

Cheryl:)
cjsteiger at aol dot com

Simonsays May 3, 2011 at 11:55 AM  

Hi Cristie, I really enjoy receiving your email about the next adventure you have conquered. Thanks for sharing a little bit of all you do with us. I love the Family Album. Just a few things that brought warmth to my heart. Here are a few items that were really cool:
* great opening poem * using a binder instead of album - easy access for updating *separating by arms (branches) to highlight the family members - * highlighting information from documents to bring to life from small print *tabs for easy access to find family members. All of these ideas were great and I am so pleased you shared it with me. sony.simon@yahoo.com

Shamela May 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM  

WOW Christie... what a labour of love.... your family tree book is pure inspiration... we have a family tree on line... which we have just started... I think it's time to start a hard copy... ;p)
hugz from Sunny South Africa

shamela

Stephanie Rodgers May 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM  

I bow to you, oh Queen of Organization! And, I just gotta get me one 'o those Scrappin' Easels!

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM  

Scrappin' Easel, oh how I need thee!

Sharon - rileighjr@cox.net

Annel May 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM  

WOW I love your family books. thanks for sharing them with us.
Annel
pud22164@yahoo.com

Kathy Billings May 3, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

WOW!!!! That is a lot of work!!! Great job! You are so talented and I love visiting your blog. What a great prize someone is going to win. I would love it to be me. :) Congratulations on your anniversary.

Kathy Billings
eggdcr8tr@satx.rr.com

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM  

Oh, my! what a beautiful project. What a treasure to share with your family! Simply stunning!
jwatkinsin@juno.com

zenderzoocrew May 3, 2011 at 12:56 PM  

Christie,
Congrats on your blogiversary! I enjoy your site! Thanks for all the tips and tricks! Love your family albumn. Thanks for the chance to win!
Jenny
zenderzoocrew@yahoo.com

Justme May 3, 2011 at 12:57 PM  

Congratulations! I get lost in the blogging world, there are so many but I'd like to Thank You for the sharing and generosity that you show to us. Thanks so much, and to top it off giveaways. DonnaB
blue5ft3 at aol dot com

Carole RB May 3, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

Christie

Well you've work wery hard. Thanks for those 2 videos. Your albums are very well organized and beautiful.

Have a nice week

Jane_Muirhead@TerpAlum.umd.edu May 3, 2011 at 1:42 PM  

Thank you for sharing your family albums. I've been planning on doing some myself, but haven't made the time. Maybe now I will get started!

By the way, how did you make the charts? Did you do them in Word or Excel? Or are they pasted together? I'd love to copy your technique!

lolo May 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

wow, amazing family tree albums. May have just been inspired to get my stuff organized lol. Congrats on day 2 of your blogaversary

Denise May 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

Thanks so much for sharing! "Happy Bloggaversary!"
Denise in WA
www.rndhud6.blogspot.com

reatelier May 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM  

Christie
I loved your books. They are really beautiful.
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 2:29 PM  

You amaze me ;) !



tracer68@yahoo.com

Ange Lee May 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM  

Love your album. I saw the tutorial you did on the easel when you first got it. It looks like an awesome tool. I am seriously considering having my sister order me one. I have left side neglect due to a brain tumour and I think this would be awesome to help me move my pages into my good field of vision without it sliding all over the place.

Kathy May 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM  

I love your blog!! I love coming here and seeing everything that you do. I am also very jealous of your scrap space. I wish I had a room that big :) Kathy kmundo@ymail.com

Gail May 3, 2011 at 3:11 PM  

Love all your shares. Thanks

Gail May 3, 2011 at 3:14 PM  

Love all your shares. Thanks.
jobiegg@gmail.com

CherylP May 3, 2011 at 3:16 PM  

Thanks so much for sharing your books! I have been trying to do a heritage album for quite some time so I love getting inspiration from others. Thanks for the chance to win!!

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) May 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM  

What a great job & inspiration!

Hitechwizard May 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM  

Hey, Good job on the books and congrats on your Blog-aversary!!!

ModernaDesignsArt May 3, 2011 at 4:01 PM  

Christie, your books are beautiful.
And how you organize things... you're a role-model. TFS
The Scrap n'Easel seems great, I'd love to win it (crossing my fingers...)
Dorly Weitzen

Mary May 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM  

Christie,
Its amazing the work that you do. I so want to copy your family tree idea,I love it to pieces.Thanks for all your wonderful ideas
Mary
mary.sf@sympatico.ca

~Silky May 3, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

Awesome job! how cool is that easel!! your tree looks great!

shawn price
silkydove@gmail.com

Marianne May 3, 2011 at 5:06 PM  

Christie, thank you!!! My parents both passed away leaving me with the photos and memorabilia, thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!
Good luck to all. Happy Blogaversary!

knightandschanke May 3, 2011 at 6:11 PM  

Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Brandy : )
knightandschanke@hotmail.com

Evelyn May 3, 2011 at 6:12 PM  

Congratulations on your blog-a-versary. LOVE that easel. Thanks for a chance to win this great prize.

Anna May 3, 2011 at 6:43 PM  

Wow amazing. Just awesome.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Cindi Estes May 3, 2011 at 6:43 PM  

Christie thank you for the glimpse inside your family tree. I have had the priviledge of making scrapbooks like this with really old photos for my mother, mother in law and a sweet couple who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. I know what you are experiencing when you do the research and then put the books together. The people come alive for me and it's fascinating!
Cindi Estes
cindi3021@yahoo.com

Caroline May 3, 2011 at 6:49 PM  

Love your albums and I admire your energy. What a great gift to your family!

Thanks for sharing your work.

Caroline

sockamom13 May 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

Wow, your albums are wonderful! I have a binder for my family tree info but not decorated or with nearly as much info. What an inspiration!
Marianne/NY

Darla May 3, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

Wow!! You did a fantastic job on this!!! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Chris May 3, 2011 at 7:12 PM  

Thanks for sharing! Your stuff is always amazing.
Chris
Thepaperpicasso@att.net

cinleeco May 3, 2011 at 7:16 PM  

Beautiful albums! These are wonderful keepsakes for years to come. Thank you for sharing.
cinleeco@sbcglobal.net

Electra May 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM  

Congratulations on your blogiversary!! You sure are a prolific crafter, I've loved wandering around your blog!!
Electra
vegginout1@shaw.ca

Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 8:13 PM  

Hi! Happy Blog-aversary! I would love to win a Scrap N Easel. Look how popular you are, you do so many inspiring projects.
loriebradberry@earthlink.net

Lynn C. (wordpefectqueen@yahoo.com May 3, 2011 at 8:43 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win the Scrap N Easel. You have helped a lot of people with all your tips, videos, and pictures. Thanks for giving us the inspiration to think outside the box.

Henhouse May 3, 2011 at 9:01 PM  

Thank you for sharing your family tree. I've thought about doing one and didn't know where to start. You have giving me lots of great ideas. Now I just have to start hunting down the information.

Sue in CT May 3, 2011 at 9:10 PM  

You have a great family tree there. I tried to do mine but in the 1600's is as far back as I could go. That is when they came from England. I can't find anything in England of them. Any ways, great work.
susanslomski@yahoo.com

Linda R May 3, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

Thank you so much for so many great ideas, I need to reread this post as there is soooooooooo much yummy info. I sure hope to win and I need to start my family tree, I gave up a long while back when I started scrapping.

pennykitz May 3, 2011 at 9:47 PM  

Thank you for sharing your time and creativity with us...pennykitz@charter.net

BunnyFreak May 3, 2011 at 10:53 PM  

Thanks for sharing your family albums. What a priceless treasure.

Raven May 3, 2011 at 11:46 PM  

Love your family albums! Thanks so much for sharing these with us, and for the chance at some candy!

ravenrt@gmaildotcom

GlendaLea May 4, 2011 at 4:41 AM  

Love the tips and love the albums! Thanks for a chance to win!
Glenda
glendalea.blogspot.com

Julie May 4, 2011 at 6:08 AM  

Congrats on your Blog-aversary Christie! I love, love, love your albums! Like others, I have accumulated a ton of family information, but it has been waiting for me (for way too long) to find the perfect way to organize it. You've helped me to figure out just how I'm going to do that! Thank you SO much!

Also, just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your blog. I have used SO many of your ideas, everything from organizing to projects. One of my favorites was the tin tile table you made for your son. I used your idea to make a jewelry box for a friend and she LOVED it!

Wishing you many more happy blogging years ahead!

Julie (Luvs2Scrap at aol dot com)

Christine May 4, 2011 at 7:39 AM  

Thank you for both video's. I am going to check with my scrapbooking stores here to see if they carry the Bow Easy or if they can order it for me. The rosette video is great as well. I have a lot of the wire ribbon. All of your blog ideas are very educational

Sherry May 4, 2011 at 8:00 AM  

Fantastic thanks so much for sharing can't believe how talented you are

Leslie G. May 4, 2011 at 8:43 AM  

Thanks so much for sharing. I am anxiou to do my family's history too

mitz May 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

...you get an A for organization.. you are quite the talent,. thanks for the opportunity at your candy
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

LeeAnn from NC May 4, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

I love family tree albums , esp with old photos. Thanks so much for sharing yours. And thanks for the opportunity to win a scrap n easel . It's clearly a valuable tool for a scrapper.
LeeAnn from NC
proudtobefromnc@hughes.net

thisnthatformemories May 4, 2011 at 9:48 AM  

would love the bow easy...great product to make all the little bows

Chris May 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

I saw the scrap n easel in person and it is awesome!! I do have the Bow Easy and it is is a great tool, also!!
Chris
jackaroojrt@yahoo.com

Brigitte (SE. Louisiana) May 4, 2011 at 1:04 PM  

Christie....I enjoy your videos and your blog so much. I aspire to be as neat and organized as you are one day. :)

Brigitte

Danka Doo May 4, 2011 at 1:06 PM  

I have a Bow Easy and LOVE it (so dont include me in the giveaway). I love your tutorials and having a video does make it easier to learn. Once you get the hang of it, it is super easy. I also love the bows you can create using double or triple loops but just making additional wraps around the bow easy before making your tie.

Danka Doo May 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM  

Oops...just realized I commented on the wrong post...

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 1:50 PM  

Good Day Christie, I know this is late in posting but I commented on the wrong post> Oh my God thought your family book was truly amazing. I am in the process of doing mine and now I realize the work that is to go into it. Yours was super special made with so much Love and Thought sorry that I put my post on YouTube.colleenfroud@yahoo.com

Emily Thubbron May 4, 2011 at 2:21 PM  

Thank you so much for posting this video so we could see your beautiful work. I have been researching my family history too and I agree, it is alot of work. I don't have alot of pictures for my family, but I have lots of stories. Now it is just a matter of sitting down to type them all out and get them scrapped. Your books are beautiful. I love the idea of shrinking down the marriage licenses, wedding invitiation, and birth certificates. I never though of that. Thank you.

Leslie May 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

hi, thanks so much for showing us your books! I have started a similiar project but love your ideas. Could you show us how you made the pull out pages that have the trees on them? That is an area that I was having trouble with - and your idea is wonderful.

Anonymous May 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM  

Incredible! What a lovely keepsake of your family tree! I really like how you put each branch on the tree in separate fold out pages!
Hugs-
Kavi Coulson
kavicoul@yahoo.com

buglady May 4, 2011 at 5:38 PM  

Great videos. Thanks for sharing all that you do.
Aloha, Kate

sharonscraps May 4, 2011 at 6:31 PM  

I love my bow maker!

Kristin May 4, 2011 at 9:54 PM  

Love your videos! I would LOVE a bow easy! I have problems with my hands and it would make making bows so much easier for me!

Bonnie May 4, 2011 at 11:58 PM  

What a fun tool! I'd love to win one.

scribblecat2@aol.com May 5, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

I LOVE your ideas! Can't wait to implement them! :)

farmlifewife May 6, 2011 at 8:46 PM  

Oh My Word! Your albums are truly heirlooms. You family is so lucky. Wish I had your talent and time. The Scrap N Easel looks like a great tool (I'm a messy gluer too).

crazyboutcrafting August 30, 2016 at 3:19 PM  

HI Christie, Love your albums - what a treasure! Have a question...hope you will answer! HOW did you make the flipout pages? Or were they purchased somewhere(and where) Knowing how "crafty" you are - I'm thinking you made them! Thanks for sharing!!

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