About Live Your Stories

I am a dedicated memory keeper here to inspire you to get out there, live your stories and start recording your everyday. Live Your Stories is a place for you to come for fresh ideas for your every day life and recording those special and sweet moments through [mostly] digital scrapbooking. You will find inspiration pages, free templates, journaling ideas to jumpstart your creativity and more! I will also share my own personal crafting projects and you can watch me learn as I go and show everyone else, that you don’t have to be perfect or a scrapbooking rockstar to get started recording your memories!

About Me

I am just your everyday stay at home mome, who realized that times passes way too fast after I started having children. Even now, with kids who are no older than 12, I look back and realize that moments were gone in the blink of an eye! It was so sad and scary to me! How could I bottle up these babies so I never forget these special and sweet times?! Unfortunately, there is no way to do that. A friend told me about digital scrapbooking about 8 years ago, and I have been hooked ever since!

Since starting my scrapbooking journey, I have been published in magazines like the never forgotten Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc., and a few books about scrapbooking and memory keeping. It is always a thrill to see your work and your words published and it brings such joy to my heart to think I might be encouraging or inspiring others to start documenting as well. I love being a Sugarbabe at Sweet Shoppe Designs and a Polly at The Lilypad. You can find me chatting it up in the forum at Scrapaneers as well which is seriously the BEST place for learning all things digital scrapbooking! You can find my digital templates for sale over at The Digital Press.

Besides scrapbooking, I like to dabble in photography chasing my kids with my camera. They love it! ha! I wish! I am a planner addict, constantly on the quest for planner peace. Hoping that my current set up is going to be it! We love TV and movies though I have found I am quite picky. I am a jamberry addict. My sister sells them and I want them all!! It’s quite the sickness. Reading used to be my thing, but it’s been hard since having our 4th baby. He’s not a great sleeper, but hopefully soon, so hit me up with all your book recommendations!

About My Family

Our sweet family, consists of my husband of 14 years and I and our 4 beautiful and amazing kids. I know everyone says their kids are amazing, but my kids really are seriously amazing! So beautiful and brave and strong! They range from almost 12 to the baby who is 2. We homeschool and love it so much! It has been fun to be a part of their learning process as well as their upbringing. We get to spend tons of time together as well, which is really important to me. They are beautiful and amazing people whom I admire so much!

I so hope you enjoyed learning about me a little bit! I am always here for a chat or any questions you might have! I am always around and can be reached via email at crystalbella77 at gmail dot com.

Crystal
xoxo