Do you have photos all over the place on your computer or external hard drive? Are you like me and just have them in folders by date taken and that’s it? How long does it take you to find a photo you need/want for a project? If that’s you, read this guest post from Silvia Cuillo of PhotosOrganized (One of our awesome Santa’s Stocking sponsors)! You’ll be so glad you did!!
PhotosOrganized is a small business that provides SERVICES and supports to help you manage your photos and family memories. We proudly specialize in DIGITAL PHOTO ORGANIZING SERVICES. What makes us unique is that we help you get organized via remote computer access and screen sharing, so you can be anywhere in the world that has internet connection and you never have to leave the comfort of your home. And more importantly, you can start enjoying the benefits immediately!
It all started when the owner, Sylvia Cuillo, was going to be laid off from her professional job due to a merger. Having 5 children, 4 of whom are adopted with special needs, she decided to take this opportunity to start her own business. Since it was a fresh start, she wanted to do something she would LOVE doing and she immediately decided to combine 2 of her passions: photos and organization! She was fortunate to find the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (www.appo.org) and they provided the training and support to launch the business. Now, 2 ½ years later, PhotosOrganized has helped many women and men, just like you, get control of their ever-growing precious photo libraries.
Photo organization is more important now than ever before. As a society, we are taking more pictures today than in the history of mankind. We want to remember and we want to share our life stories. But the reality is that we can’t keep up with the number of photos we take. Couple that with the fact that fewer people are printing photos. This is resulting in our digital images being especially vulnerable. Ironically our stories are at greater risk now in the digital age and we need to take action if we want to preserve them.
Because the task can be tedious and time-intensive and the technology overwhelming, often times photo organization does not get done, despite best intentions. PhotosOrganized helps by doing it WITH you or FOR you! And for the DO-IT-YOURSELFER, we offer 2 packages specifically designed to give you the guidance you need so that you can do the job yourself, the easy way! The best part is that it is all tailored to your particular set of circumstances and how you take and share photos. It’s not a one-size-fits-all. Instead it’s personal custom-made service just for you.
QUICK TIP: If you do nothing else with your digital photos, at least do these 3 things so that you may have options later:
- Have ONE designated place for ALL your digital photos (i.e. one main folder on your computer as the central hub.)
- BACKUP your digital photos always (www.picturekeeper.com, cloud service such as www.backblaze.com, etc.)
- To MAINTAIN access to your digital photos you need to keep up with basic technology and transfer your digital photos to the next generation media format as upgrades become available (i.e. videos to CD/DVD to external hard drives.) Do not let access to your digital photos become obsolete as time passes.
Our stories, past and present, play a crucial role in who we are today and in shaping our future tomorrow. Preserving and sharing our life stories is an important and worthy challenge! If for any reason you want help getting the job done, we are ready! It IS possible… We do it everyday and we love helping people get to the finish line!
Bringing happiness to your photos,
Certified Photo Organizer
Remember that Sylvia and PhotosOrganized are sponsoring our Santa’s Stocking challenges.
If you complete our Santa’s Stocking challenges you may have the opportunity to WIN her Jump In Package!
Visit our Forum for details!on Santa’s Stocking and the awesome challenges we have for you this month!
Even if you are an organizing pro, her packages would make a great gift!
This week has been a great start to our Santa’s Stocking event. Thanks to all of you who have contributed to this great event in participating in the challenges and earning your chance to WIN some great prizes! If you haven’t started playing in our Santa’s Stocking event it’s not too late, you have all month to join in to earn you chance to WIN! In addition to our event our designers have been so busy getting even more new releases ready for you this week.
Lisa Rosa Designs with Joyful Christmas
The fresh, bright and fun color of Joyful Christmas will sure put you in the Holiday spirit. It’s perfect to scrap your memories from the most wonderful time of the year.
and take a look at this cute layout from our CT Robin
FranB. Designs with Sassy
Scrap photos of the bright and bold young ladies in your life, or even the not-so-young ladies! Be bold, be strong, be sassy!
and take a look at this little Sassy girl in a layout by CT member Kara
Midnight Owl Designs
As someone who spends A LOT of time at work, it’s really a wonder that I’ve gone this long without getting inspired by all the office supplies scattered around my desk. Whether it’s work, school, or play – let’s take some field notes on our lives.
and our CT member Tammy put together this layout of just an everyday life moment with her mom. Great Layout Tammy!
KapiScrap & Art with Once Upon A Christmas
Christmas memories and traditions like holly, trimming the tree and listening to those great Christmas classics are what Once Upon a Christmas is all about.
and look at this beautifully laid out layout from KapiScrap using her kit
And as always save even more and get more with our Gifts With Purchase. This week we feature these 2 great products FREE with any $5 or $10 purchase, what an amazing deal!!
Have you been enjoying our Santa’s Stocking event going on here at With Love Studio? It is great to see so many participating in the challenges and seeing all the new layouts in our gallery. If you haven’t checked out everything with Santa’s Stocking be sure to read our blog from Monday for all the details HERE.
As you know Wednesdays around here are our Sneak Peek days and we have 3 great sneak peeks at what is coming to our shop this Friday.
Are you ready for a little fun Christmas cheer? Check out the bright Christmas themed kit new from Lisa Rosa Designs. You will LOVE this kit.
and a little extra peek at this great kit, check out this amazing layout from our CT member, Marilyn.
and this next kit from FranB. Designs screams Be bold, be strong, be sassy! You will want this kit to scrap all those memories of that special girl in your life whether they be sassy or not.
and last, but certainly not least is this new kit from Midnight Owl Designs is all about today. Whether it’s work, school, or play – let’s take some field notes on our lives.
Good afternoon and welcome to our first week in our December Layout of the Month contest. This week starts off the month and what a great month for layouts it will be. Please vote below for your favorite layout this week (voting will end Monday, 12/9)…
Also don’t forget to vote for the November Layout of the Month in another blog post found here!
November was a great month for layouts in our gallery. Please vote below for your favorite layout winner from each of our Lovely Layout of the Week winners so we can crown our Layout of the Month winner! Voting will end on Friday and the Winner will be announced in Saturday’s blog.
But first lets congratulate our last of November’s winner Angeldevildog with her layout Memories:
now on with the voting….
Wow…December 2nd already! How is it that Christmas is just 22 days away? I feel grossly unprepared for the next few weeks!
One thing that one of our readers will be doing right, is photographing all those special moments! She’s going to have help from one of the best, Katrina Kennedy! Last night our Capture Your Holiday’s giveaway closed and the winner was randomly generated.
Your Holiday Captured Through the Lens promises to help you make the most of documenting your holiday through the lens- no matter what kind of lens you are using! So, point and shoot, phone, or DSLR users are welcome to work through the 7 tutorials (downloadable pdfs so you can refer back to them), 3 videos and more all in the next 3 weeks! Our forum members have said great things about this course and I am really looking forward to learning from Katrina!
So, who is our lucky winner?
Laura, you’ll be getting an email from me shortly!
I hope the rest of you will consider joining us for Katrina’s class! It’s going to be great fun!! Class starts today so don’t wait!!
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas! It seems like only yesterday we were introducing the 1st ever Santa’s Stocking event at With Love Studio and yet, here we are a year later and the 2nd Annual
Santa’s Stocking Event is in full swing. What is this all about?
Here’s how it works:
Purchase the Santa’s Stocking Kit from the shop.
Create projects from the challenges listed in the forum.
Track your projects in our Tracking thread.
Finish all the challenges and your name will go in our random drawing for awesome prizes!
Easy and fun! The sooner you get started the less the Grab Bag of awesome kits costs too! So make sure you swing by the store and pick up the Grab Bag before December 7th and come join in the fun!
What can you win? Let’s take a look.
An AWESOME Photo organizing package from Photos Organized!
A Western Digital 1tb portable external hard drive.
The fine print:
- Prizes will only be awarded if the winner has purchased the Santa’s Stocking grab bag and that purchase is verified. Anyone whose purchase cannot be verified is ineligible to win. You may not use promotional gift certificates or coupons to purchase Santa’s Stocking if you wish to be eligible for the prizes, this includes but is not limited to Creative Team coupons.
- Prizes will be awarded using a random generator on Random.org.
- Winner will be notified via PM on the With Love Studio forum. Reasonable effort will be made to communicate with the winner, but if there is no response with in 7 days of the announcement, the prize will be awarded to another random winner.
- For the External Hard Drive and the Photoshop Elements 12 prizes the winner must be willing to provide a shipping address.
- For the Photos Organized prize package, winner must provide a valid email address. Winner will be contacted by Photos Organized to set up prize redemption.
- With Love Studio is not responsible if the prize does not work on your equipment or for any damage to your equipment caused by using any of the prizes. The warranty on the prizes is held by the manufacturer and it will be the responsibility of the winner to properly register any warranties.
Sweet! The team at With Love Studio really know how to throw a Christmas Party! I would love to find any of this in my Stocking on Christmas morning – how about you?
I hope to see your lovely layouts over in the gallery and forum! Good Luck!
Looking to make some Christmas Cards or Holiday Layouts? We’ve got a great new batch of Lovely Colors for you! Each pack is ONLY $1.00 so mix and match these gorgeous packs to make yourself a HUGE kit full of FUN!
These colors are a great twist on traditional holiday colors – so grab ‘em today from the With Love Studio Shop! They’ll only be on sale for $1.00 until the 5th!
Some Lovely Layouts!
Happy Black Friday Shopping to all our fans out there. If you are like me you are home doing some online shopping instead of getting out with all the crowds today. There are so many great online deals out there and there are a lot of them here to. Check it out!