Etsy Store….Check it out


About a month ago I set up a store front on the Etsy Website to sell the digital photo books that I design.  Go to PhotoBookDesigns.  I hope that everyone will take a look at it and let me know what you think.  If there are ways that you think I could improve it just send me an email or text.  I love hearing the comments.  Also you might want to check out my testimonials under look who’s talking.

captureGraduation time is here again!

It is time to be thinking of a great personalized gift for your special graduate.  Graduation is an important milestone in life’s journey.  Why not show them how far they have come in just a few short years by giving them a photo book of their life this far.  They can enjoy the photos, articles, and adventures that have happened since they came into this world. It is a good way of keeping family and friends close when the graduate leaves the nest and starts the next phase of their life.  This is a one of a kind gift that they will cherish for years to come.

You can make this gift, however when will you have the time?   All you have to do is get the photos and articles to me.  The book will take about a month to create and mail to you (if you are in Lubbock you can pick it up).  Get your photos and articles together now, then call me and schedule a time to talk.

Please check out my website for all the pricing information  There you will find all kinds of interesting ideas and don’t forget Mother’s Day is also coming up soon.  If you reference this article you will receive free scanning on 20 of your paper photos or articles.

Photo Design Service


Overwhelmed by your photos!   Choosing the photos you want in your book can be completely overwhelming.  You look at your photo folders on your phone or computer, and go WHICH ones do I use!!  It’s going to be a time consuming process.  Well, let me take the stress out of it.  You can send me your photos through a number of share file companies.  I will go through them and pick the ones that will make your book special.  Of course if you know there are some photos that you definitely want to include in the book then you can always let me know which ones.  Watch for upcoming Blogs on some of the photo sharing companies.

My unique service will make your book special and something you will want to show all your friends and family, after all isn’t that why we take photos in the first place.  Remember photos are the snapshots of our lives.  Don’t just leave them in a computer or phone for no one to enjoy.

Check out my website for information and pricing…

Aleene Embry


Selling Online

Doing business online? Here is an article that I think you might find helpful.  By the way don’t forget to get your favorite honey a photo book for Valentine’s, it will be something that he will always treasure.  Now here is the article.

Accepting Payments and Selling Online

by barkingdogwebdesigns

If you sell a product or service, you’d be crazy not to at least consider selling online.  For some businesses, this is as simple as using a PayPal button to accept deposits or fees online; for others it means implementing a comprehensive e-commerce platform complete with shopping cart, tax, shipping, and inventory management features.

There are numerous options for processing online payments.  Here I’m going to talk about PayPal, Square, and Weebly …. read more

Recipe for Positive Growth

I read this recently and thought it was something that was good to pass along. Enjoy!

The Garden:  Come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses…

For the garden of your daily living…plant three rows of Peas:

  1. Peace of Mind
  2. Peace of Heart
  3. Peace of Soul

Plant four rows of Squash:

  1. Squash Gossip
  2. Squash Indifference
  3. Squash Grumbling
  4. Squash Selfishness

Plant four rows of  Lettuce:

  1. Lettuce be faithful
  2. Lettuce be Kind
  3. Lettuce be Patient
  4. Lettuce really Love One aAother

No garden is without Turnips:

  1. Turnip for Meetings
  2. Turnip for Service
  3. Turnip to Help Others

To conclude our garden we must have Thyme:

  1. Thyme for Each Other
  2. Thyme for Family
  3. Thyme for Friends

Water freely with Patience and Cultivate with Love. There is much fruit in you garden because you reap what you sow.



Father’s Day

JUNE 19, 2016
My Great-Grandfather, Grandfather, Mother
Did you know that Father’s Day idea came about as far back as 1910?  A 27 year old woman named Sonora Dodd wanted to honor father who raised her and her five siblings after her mother died in childbirth.
A bill to nationally recognize the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913, but really become popular during World War II.  There were two attempts to recognize the holiday but Congress rejected both.  Then in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring father and designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.  Six year later, that date was made a permanent national holiday.  President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Honor your father by giving him something that he can always cherish…..a PHOTO BOOK!  What a way to celebrate not only his special day but his life.  You need to get me your photos by June 1 in order to get it done and have it in time for his day!  Just go to my website fill out the order form or call me at 806-790-7001.

Thanks – Mother’s/Graduation Day Photo Books

I want to thank all of you that were interested in having a photo book made for your Mother for Mother’s Day!  I don’t know about you but I have run out of gift ideas for Mother and this is always a good gift.  Mother’s and Grandmother’s love pictures of their children and grandchildren.

Now you better get ready for graduation!  Don’t you think your daughter/son going off to school for the first time would love to have a book of all those funny candid shots of their family?  Maybe not all children will admit that they will get lonesome, but my guess is that they WILL and this is a perfect gift.  You might be able to do it yourself, however WILL YOU?  Time gets away from us!   This is just like all the other things you intend to get done before they leave and it falls by the way side.  Your time is better spent with them doing fun things.  Get me the photos, I can have one done in a couple of weeks (for the first ones that order…may take a little longer if you wait to order) and they will be ready to go.  So get your order in early!