Thursday, March 13, 2008

Basic Custom Scrapbook Special

We are offering a Custom Scrapbook Special! This will be to only sale we have for Basic Custom Scrapbooks this year. Below is more information about the sale.

Basic Custom Scrapbook - $335.00
Regular Price - $481 (Save $146)
This offer expires on April 12, 2008.

What’s included:
·Initial consultation in person or by phone.
·Ongoing consultation throughout the design process via email.
·12” x 12” Album and page protectors.
·Thirty (30) - Custom designed BASIC scrapbook pages.
·Archival safe scrapbooking materials
·Cropping and mounting of photos.
·Computer generated journaling boxes and/or blank journaling boxes with an acid free black journaling pen if you prefer journaling in your own handwriting.
·Electronic previews of your completed scrapbook pages updating you on the progress of your scrapbook.

What’s not included:
·Postage costs for you to ship your pictures to us.
·Shipping/Handling for the completed project.
·Sales Tax (Illinois Only)

Visit the Distinctive Moments Etsy Shop to purchase this Basic Custom Album Special or Contact us at 618.257.8922 or to arrange a free consultation.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer

One of the most important budget items for our wedding was the wedding photographer. We wanted to make sure that the moments of our special day were captured and preserved. Because I knew I would scrapbook many of our pictures, I wanted a photojournalist view of the day not the traditional posed photos. I wanted our photos to tell the story of our day. So when choosing a wedding photographer for our wedding it was very important that we chose a photographer with that particular style. We also wanted a photographer that was easy to work with and open to our suggestions.

And of course price played a major role in our decision. Many photographers offer packages, however the same products and services are not included in all packages. So be sure not to compare apples to oranges. Example: If Photographers A includes unlimited coverage (16 hrs) for $8000 and Photographer B package includes eight hours of coverage for $4500, you would have to add an addition eight hours of coverage to the package of Photographer B to be able to compare equal packages.

If you are in the Knoxville, Tennessee and are looking for an awesome wedding photographer, contact Christopher Brandt Hoopes of Brandt Photography.

To read more tips for choosing the right wedding photographer be sure to view the links below:

Choosing The Right Wedding Photographer by Craig Thornburrow

Essential Tips For Choosing A Wedding Photographer by Mark Pommett

March Distinctive Moments Crop

Distinctive Moments Crops
…scrap, shop & more

March 15, 2008
5pm to 11pm
Cost: $5.00

Only eight (8) spaces are available for the Crop. When you pre-register for the Crop by March 7, 2008, you will be entered into the drawing for the Mystery Hostess. You will also receive a FREE Handmade Card the day of the Crop.

Bring a friend and your next dM Crop is FREE. If you bring a guest who has never attended a dM Crop, you’ll receive a voucher for a Free Crop.

The following is provided:
Idea Station – magazines, samples & more
Stamping Station - stamps, ink, embossing powder, heat gun, & more
Tool Station – cutters, eyelet setters, punches & more
A Make & Take – This months make & take is a Thank You card

Shopping in the dM Store
Mystery Hostess (20% Off purchases during the crop)
Crop Specials

& More
Beverages and light snacks (Bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner)
Door prize

Email or call 618.257.8922 to register for this dM Crop or for more information. dM Crop information can also be found at