Shutterfly & Creating Beautiful Memories 2

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.}  It should come as no surprise that I love taking photos, just look at every single corner of this blog.  Pictures, everywhere.  I have always loved capturing moments ever since I was a little girl, my mom purchasing my first point and shoot film camera before I had reached the age of ten.  I fell in love.  I went through rolls and rolls of film, capturing everything and nothing.  Back then, before cameras evolved and went digital, you just had to point and shoot and hope that the photo turned out how your eye saw it.  That was part of the fun of it, too.  Waiting for your images to develop and seeing what was produced.  Often times, many of the photos were garbage but it was all a learning experience and fun nevertheless.

Growing up, my mom enrolled me in photography classes and I fell deeper in love with cameras and the ability to capture just about anything my heart desired.  As time has passed and I’ve acquired many cameras since (we travel with at least 3 cameras every time we go away) and for literally years now, I’ve been getting photos printed, making myself calendars and other fun things as momentos from the various trips over the years.  I feel like many people take photos and then don’t do anything with their memory cards or life happens and we just forget about these little things.  Well I’m here to tell you that you should MAKE some time to look at those memory cards and photos, why the heck not do something with them?  Well I have just the plan for you.

Enter Shutterfly.


Here’s the thing, sponsored or not, I’ll tell you how it is.  I’ve been using Shutterfly for a long, long time.  I subscribed to Kodak Gallery for years, back since the early 2000s (what!!!) and they went bankrupt and were acquired in 2012 and I, along with 70 million other subscribers, had the option to transfer all of our photos and accounts to Shutterfly.  I couldn’t risk losing all of my precious photos and memories from the years so I moved on over to Shutterfly and never looked back.

So when the opportunity to work with Shutterfly presented itself, I literally jumped for joy, and yes I literally jumped for joy, I couldn’t say YES fast enough.  Just look at some of the beautiful gifts I created for some family and friends this holiday season and that you can create, too!

Shutterfly boxes Shutterfly boxes
Shutterfly Photo Gifts
Allllllllll of the orange boxes.  My mail man must have been shaking his head at the number of boxes arriving on the daily for a  period of about two weeks there..

You can always count on speedy shipping. I live in Canada and everything is a pain in the behind to ship here and/or it ends up costing an arm and a leg.  But not with Shutterfly; it’s always affordable and it always arrives in a reasonable amount of time, unbent or broken (which is always great thing!) and they also have some pretty awesome packaging details, see:

Shutterfly packaging

Need some Holiday gift ideas?  Well let me show you some of the wonderful things you can make with Shutterfly.

From mugs, to mouse pads, to paper weights, glass vases, photo canvasses, photo books, key chains, magnets, puzzles, Christmas ornaments, there really and truly is a gift for everyone in the family.

Cheese cutting board

Just look how beautiful these cheese cutting boards turned out!

Desk calendar

Desk calendar Desk calendar

And look how nice the desk calendars turned out.  I’m in love!  I grabbed a few of these, some for family and a couple for Jeff and I, too!

Paper weight Paper weight

Need a desk paper weight?  Shutterfly has you covered. I made this paper weight of a logo that my husband designed.

Coasters Magnets

Coasters for my mom and a bunch of fridge magnets.  Both I wish I had made sooner, I really love how they turned out.

plaques plaques


Same logo as the paper weight above, this piece we are gifting to Jeff`s Dad.

Mug Mug

I had a little helper when I pulled out the mugs I had made.  Charlie was verrrrrrrrrrrrry interested in them and that’s because they have Ghirardelli chocolates in them and apparently he thought they were for him.  And so then he decided to sit down with me and guard the chocolates, all the while he not-so-subtly gave me the saddest eyes like he hadn’t eaten in weeks.  It was pathetic! LOL

And then his brother joined in and suddenly I had a fan club.  Little do they know that chocolate can kill them, it was quite funny to see them both so gung-ho about the chocolates, I mean the mugs.  😉

glass vase

Lastly, I wanted to share with you the glass vase I had made for my mom as a Christmas gift.  I think she’s going to love it; I know I do.

I know that I’m going to have some really happy gift recipients this year.  Despite getting orange boxes delivered on the daily, there are still a couple of things that I haven’t received, like a pewter key chain and another ornament for my girlfriend, Tara.

So if you’re still reading this post, thank you but why not head on over to Shutterfly NOW to take advantage of some wicked savings for the holiday season!

Huge, HUGE thanks to Shutterfly for this really fun, awesome collaboration!! 

Stay tuned for a our 2016 Christmas Card Reveal!

Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for a review, however all opinions are entirely my own.

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  • sweetsauer

    I’m also a photo junkie and used Kodak Gallery before it became Shutterfly! Unfortunately I rarely ever use my big camera anymore and never print my iPhone pics. Shame on me!

  • Aw, you should! Even camera phone picture quality is pretty good these days; i print pics from my phone and SLR and sometimes I can’t tel which are which.
    Plus, Shutterfly has 100 free photos so many times of the year, I can’t not take advantage of that sweet deal. 🙂