My name is Shannon "Dabling" hence the title :) I am a mother of 3, stay at home mom, Creative Memories Consultant, and photographer. I have been a consultant twice so far, and have had my home photography studio for 7 years.

My goal for the year 2010 is to "Focus on Photos" and my mission is to help others with the same goal.

I love what I do and have met the most wonderful people through both of my business's. I hope that I can continue helping others.

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Monday: Product Review "Picfolio Albums as Holiday Gifts"

The Holiday Season is creeping up on us and will be here before we know it. Now is the time to think about what to get your loved ones.

Pictures are always a thoughtful gift idea. I always give pictures as gifts. Just ask any of our grandma's. In fact, one mothers day I gave our family gift to Riley's Grandma Morrin. She saw the size of the package and said "I know what these" but they weren't. They were address labels of all her kids and grand kids addresses on them. Well, when the next holiday came rolling around. I made sure I got her a GREAT picture gift.

So here are some great gift giving ideas using the Picfolio albums....

This album is so versatile. It is 6x7 and comes in some darling colors. I made two of these Picfolio minutes albums last year. One for my grandma and one for Riley's grandma. I made the albums into a yearly calendar that stood up. Each month featured two pictures. (Which worked perfectly since I only had two kids then.) One landscape 4x6 and one cropped image with a calendar for the month on the side. They both loved it and still talk about how much they love it. It was real easy because all I had to do is just do everything twice and I had two great gifts. Retail Price: $20

A Picfolio Milestones is also a great and easy gift. It's 11x14 and comes in many colors. You can give this gift finished with pictures from over the last year and journaling boxes, or as an empty album for them to fill with their own pictures . It's fast either way because all you do is slip in the pictures and journaling boxes and your done. Retail Price: $44

I love this little album. It is the ultimate gift giving album. Its only 2x3 perfect for wallets. And perfect little brag book that fits in a purse. Its great for sending and shipping in a care package for those that live far away. Retail Price: $12

You can contact me for any Holiday orders at my email Look left and the links and you can find my Creative Memories Web site where you can order right from your computer. (it will be full functioning my the end of this week) Happy Holiday Shopping, I will be posting more great gift ideas.