Getting back on Track with our Memories

I am over a year behind on my Family Photobooks.  I have not made it a priority and it’s starting eat away at me.  My toddler is starting to really get into pictures and I don’t want him just looking at pictures on my phone.  So it’s time to really get the books up to date.  I am through 2013 and only have a couple of pages of 2014.  I did however stay up to date enough that I could still get the 3rd edition of the “Jack Book” out to the family for Christmas, but that was the extent of what I got done.

So this week I am tasking myself with doing a page a day.  Hoping that will give me the momentum I need to get me back on track and caught up on our books so that we can all enjoy them.

I also want to make a point every month or couple of months for me and my husband to sit down and enjoy the books too.  They are for all of us not just me or just Jack.

For those that have photo albums, scrapbooks, etc. What do you do to enjoy them?  We all put some much time and effort into them that it seems like a waste to just leave them on the shelf.

Follow me on Faceboook at WarmTidings by the Crafty Organizer to see my progress and other new items coming to the Etsy site and organizing ideas!!!!!

Now it’s time to get those photos organized and ready to go.  Next post…Organizing your photos!!!!

Be back soon!!!


Warm Tidings turns ONE!!!!!

I cannot believe a year has gone by since WarmTidings opened for Business.  It has been an incredible year both for the shop and for me.

The shop has evolved over the last year.  From hand made cards in the beginning to now, loads of invitations for Birthdays, Weddings, and more.

The best part about the shop are the people who ask me to create something for them that they either saw somewhere else or it’s something in their head.   The best part of it is that it’s another product that I can add to my site.   It’s so cool to hear about other people’s ideas and it’s even more awesome when I get the rare glimpse into how my project actually made it to the party!

Thank you for your support of WarmTidings, check back often to see more and more new things.    I have so many ideas I just have to get them created so that I can share with everybody.

Upcoming ideas:  Mickey & Minnie themed birthday, Royal blue wedding invitations.

What would YOU like to see on WarmTidings.

Check out WarmTidings and see if there is anything you like.  Thank you for reading the blog and checking out the shop here is a 15% of code for your next order  1STANNIVERSARY.  Code expires April 30, 2015

Please feel free to share the code with their friends!!

Be sure to also go and Like my Facebook Page WarmTidings by the Crafty Organizer to be up to date on all of the, ideas and new products coming.  Also please feel free to chime in with ideas and things you would like to see.

Thank you again for your support, now let’s get year 2 off to a great start!


1,000 Mile Journey Continues…

Since leaving IL it has been a “battle” finding somewhere to land.  So, hopefully the third time is the charm and we can actually start enjoying our time here in New York.

With this last move here are a couple of things that we learned.

  • In apartment living, newer is NOT better. Especially if it’s a corporate owned complex
    • The problem is that corners are cut with the construction of the building.  We can hear EVERYTHING that goes on upstairs.  I should NOT be able to hear the lyrics to this person’s music.
  • Having our own space is VERY important
    • In our new place I get an office and you have no idea how excited I am about this.
  • We should have just held out and waited to move into a house the last time

It’s time to start packing again.  Thank goodness Staples is having an organization sale and banker’s boxes are on sale.  The movers loved all of the boxes being the same size so glad that we can accommodate them again.   The goal this time is when I pull away from this place it will be the last time I ever have to look at it again.

I have my lists ready and already started cleaning.  So it’s going to be a busy week but the weather is going to keep us home as it’s going to be crappy again!!!!

Have a great week everybody!!!


Quotes section on WarmTidings…

Hi everybody!!!

I know it’s been a long time and I am so sorry.  I am still trying to get my act together since the move and we are STILL trying to settle in.  More on that in another post…

I am excited to share the newest section on the my Etsy site WarmTidings.  It’s Wall Art Quotes.   In one of my various mom groups on Facebook a lady posted that she wanted quotes for her daughter’s room.   I mentioned that I had a site and that I would be happy to create something for her and well this is what we came up with.  (If you click on the picture it will take you to the listing.  )

Let her Sleep Though She be Little Today You are You

The best thing about digital files is that it is so easy to create exactly what somebody wants because everything can be altered.    I’m excited about this part of the shop just because I have always loved quotes and I find them so inspiring.  Plus it’s one of the most clicked on things on the blog.  :D

All quote prints are just $7 for any size or customization.

What are some of your favorite quotes or sayings??

Have a great rest of your day!!!!

Be back soon with all of my moving drama, the 1,000 mile journey continues….


New on WarmTidings – the Daisy Collection

Winter is almost here and well I am already thinking Spring.  What doesn’t scream spring more than Daisies?   I have added a new collection to WarmTidings all around Daisies.

  • Wedding invitation

Printable Daisy Wedding Invitation - Grey, White, yellow

  • Thank you Note Postcard

Daisy Photo Thank You Postcard - Grey, White, yellow

Coming Soon

  • Save the date
  • Other items needed for your reception, Table tents, place cards and more.

I am hoping to expand this line of items throughout the WarmTidings designs and expand the business in 2015.

Also expanding the Sample and printing options as I am trying to take them in house to keep the prices really low and the lead times really fast.

Also coming more kids party invitations and party supplies along with printing services

Please please please share my shop with your friends and family.  If they are having a party or gathering I would LOVE to do their invitations!!!

Also don’t forget to like my Facebook Page The Crafty Organizer for ideas and tips for getting organized and not going crazy throughout the Holiday season and into 2015.

Don’t forget about your holiday cards.  Place your custom orders today.  All digital files only $5 for a one of a kind card that you can get printed wherever you want!!

Christmas/Holiday cards now on Etsy

I also apologize for not doing the 31 days of Christmas this year but with all of my moving (whole other blog post) it wasn’t in the cards this year.  Maybe I will do something in those months that I am basically home bound once it starts snowing.  And…that’s any day now.    If anybody is following the news you saw that Buffalo NY got FEET of snow, not inches.  Luckily for me, although I live in New York,  I am nowhere near there.  The snow can stay away just a bit longer

So for the real reason I am writing a blog post.

I am a little late in getting the Holiday Cards out there but here they are.  You can click on the Picture below to go directly to my Etsy Site.

New for this year if you don’t want to print the cards and address envelopes.  I am happy to do it for you.  I just need your address list either in Word or Excel and I will get them sent out by Mid-December.

I hope you like the designs.  Feedback is always appreciated!!!!

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Watch for more blog posts about my 1,000 Journey.  Yup, that’s still going on, it’s a never ending battle I’m afraid.  Also now that we are hopefully going to be settled, at least for now, I will get some crafting done.  I’m excited to share what I have up my sleeve.

Thanks for stopping by!!


From Creative Memories to Panstoria…an Upgrade

I took the plunge today and converted my StoryBook Creator and my Memory Manager to Panstoria’s Artisan and Historian.  The main reason is that because the Creative Memories versions of the software is no longer supported and with the Etsy business, I didn’t want to lose anything.

Also, my digital content needs a bit of re-fresh so I wanted to make sure I had software that would support the new content.

So I took the leap and downloaded the new software.


Purchase software from

Historian —–>

Artisan ——->

After your purchase you will get an email with your Download link and the product key.


Here are the steps to get your Memory Manager into Historian (pssst…it’s super easy)

Download the software & go through the install wizard and activate your software.

You can create a new “Vault” but it’s not necessary.

Just navigate on your computer, or external hard drive where you old vault was saved and open it up in Historian and you are ready to go.


With Historian you had a to think a little bit but not with Artisan.

Download the software and go through the wizard.  Go through the process to activate your software.

When the software installs it will say.  Hey we see you already have Storybook Creator Do you want to Migrate your content?


Almost instantaneously it’s done and you can go on your way creating beautiful things.  It’s really that simple!

Please comment if you have any questions.  As always you can find me on Facebook  The Crafty Organizer

Can’t wait to show you my first project using the new software.  Off to Create some more cards, invites, and more.

(pssst check out the Etsy site —————————————->)



Time to get cracking on Christmas

So sorry friends that I didn’t do the 31 days of Christmas this year.  We are still trying to get settled in our new home and I am still figuring out the new job.  So keeping up with Etsy orders is about all I can do on a day to day basis.

With that said the Holidays are right around the corner.  I can’t even believe it.  So I need to get cracking on making some gifts happen because now because we live so much further away from everybody I need to get things done and shipped way earlier than usual.  No more last minute gifts for us which makes me excited and nervous all at the same time.

So with that said it’s time to get my craftiness on and make some Christmas cards and start thinking about the infamous Black Friday shopping.  We are excited to start some new family traditions in our new home.

So stay tuned for more exciting projects coming and as I create new things I will be sure to share them with you!!  :)

Stay crafty people!!!


Holiday Cards are coming

Because I haven’t been doing the 31 days of Christmas this year.  Moving to a new state over 900 miles away has kind of thrown off my schedule.  I am getting into the holiday spirit and thinking about designing some holiday cards.

While I have posted three winter wedding invites, Check them out, I need to expand my offerings.

I will have both digital and printed version available.   My goal is to do a huge push for Holiday Cards starting November 1st.  Let’s see if I can actually meet that goal.

I am also looking for ideas on how to promote my business and what the best way to expand.  I really want this to take off and I need to spend more time on it, but any advice my readers can give is greatly appreciated!!!!

Calling all Photographers…I need your HELP!!!


So, I’m not sure if this is okay, but I will try anyway.  I am looking for some photographers that have taken some pictures of weddings, babies and children so that I can use their pictures on my etsy site.  While, I think my husband and I look fabulous, and my son is adorable, we are not a great marketing tool.

For those that haven’t checked it out yet here is my Etsy Site:  www.etsy/shop/WarmTidings.  You can also click ——> there is  a link where it says “I sell on Etsy”

I create a bunch of different invitations for birthdays, birth announcements, and weddings, but clearly you can see the pictures don’t help.

Case in point (Yup that’s me)

Fairy Birthday Invite

So, what’s in it for you.  If I use your picture I will give you free advertising in the listing with all of your information, you can even leave your watermark on the picture, if for some reason it get’s cropped out, I will replace it.

I will also feature all of the photographers that I use on my Facebook page and here on the blog to help build your business.

For local photographers, I am in the New York area so if you are trying to build your business I am happy to help!   My etsy site gets pretty good traffic, but I think it will get even better if I can get some professional pictures on my listings.

Be sure to check out my page.  If you are interested in contributing.  Please send me an email with a link to your website at:

Also please like my Facebook Page!  I’m trying to build up the business and get to 100 likes!

The Crafty Organizer

Thank you in advance for your help!!!!  I can’t wait to see some pictures!!  :D