Kristina Wyatt's Writing Portfolio


Looking for creative recipe software ideas??

Then check out my article "Top 5 Recipe Software For Under $40" on!!

My informative article, "How To Re-write Your Resume For a Career Change" To Be Published soon on!

Check back soon to see when the article will go live!
***Little update on this article: The article in actually published on my business site, be sure to check it out under my Blog sections!!

First new article to be published soon on!   

**My PayPal article is now live on! Be sure to check it out...
The article, titled "Advantages of using PayPal" is an informative look at how PayPal is one of the best ways to buy and sell on the Internet. Be sure to check it out on, coming soon!

**Just submitted the PayPal article to, hopefully it won't take very long to get it live on the site!

My writing hiatus is over!!

My self-imposed writing vacation is officially over today! I wrote my first article AND submitted it today, the first time in over 3 months! I also submitted an application to to become a writer for them, so I am anxiously (and impatiently) waiting to hear back from them. Keep your fingers crossed!

Another article published on!

Finally published on!

I've been waiting what seems like forever to finally see this article I wrote on shopping at discount and dollar stores to save money and finally it has been published on the site. Yay!

Article published today!!

I wrote an article about the best 5 day-planners for busy moms and submitted it to a start-up online magazine. The editor/founder emailed me back today and said she liked the article and wants to publish it on her site in a few days...yay!

Article finally published on

Finally after waiting almost a month, my article "Fit Writing into a Busy Family Life" go published on a website for working moms. Yay!! So happy. Makes the earlier rejection of my novella, "Into Eternity" not sting so bad. A little.

New article published on

New article on Christmas Dinner published on Dec. 10th, on!

Article published on 12/23!!

My articles published on

Scrapbooking on a Dime


            With millions of people now scrapbooking, it is the fastest growing hobby in America today. According to, in 2005, 13.5 million people completed at least one creative project. Scrapbooking is a great way to showcase cherished memories of family and friends, but it can cost you a lot of money if you are a scrapbooking fanatic. Follow these ideas to help you scrapbook like a pro, but on a budget.


  1. Shop online stores for great deals. There are a ton of scrapbook supply stores on the Internet. Visit a few and get a feel for their prices. Also, comparison shop to find the best deals for the supplies you’re looking for. One to try is
  2. Purchase your supplies as you go along, instead of shelling out a ton of money all at once. If you’re working on a particular project, such as a scrapbook of your child’s birthday party, or just a page layout of an anniversary dinner, check out online discount stores such as and If you prefer to buy your supplies in an actual store, try hobby stores, dollar stores, Wal-Mart and the like.
  3. Dollar Stores are your friends for savings. Many of these dollar stores (Dollar Tree is another one) have paper, stickers, books and other embellishments for only $1 each. Packs of themed papers can cost upwards of ten-dollars, but you can find it cheaper at the Dollar Store. Save a bundle at these establishments.
  4. Journaling can be expensive, especially if you use rubber stamps, stencils or pricey archival-quality pens. You don’t have to be fancy with your journaling. Many scrapbookers think that handwriting their content adds to the history of the album itself. If your writing is too messy to read, try using the computer. Pens, pencils and markers don’t have to be expensive; do an online search for these products and you’ll see that many brands are under $10. One to try: Martha Stewart Crafts Fine-Tip Writing Pen Set Size 05, 4 piece set, only $7.99 on the site
  5. Try digital scrapbooking. Many sites offer this for free and it’s a great way to share your scrapbooking skills (and that cute pic of your son’s first birthday), with family and friends. Since going digital is so popular now, there are many websites available for digital (or online) scrapbooking. Google digital scrapbooking or, to get you started, try this site: or
  6. Shop after holidays. Many stores (even online ones) offer big discounts on their holiday papers, stickers, embellishments, etc. after the holidays are over. Shop after Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to score great deals on these holiday supplies.
  7. Organize a scrapbooking swap party! This is a great idea, especially if you have friends who also scrapbook. You could plan one for every month, or every other month, whichever fits into your and your friends’ schedules. Swapping supplies with your friends is cheap, fun alternative to purchasing new supplies for a project. Here are a few tips for organizing your own swap party:

    1. Before going to the next step, think of any themes you want to make your first swap party. This isn’t necessary, but it helps your guests to think about what supplies to bring for swapping. It could be a Christmas album theme, bridal shower, birthday, etc. It all depends on your needs and what holidays or occasions are coming up that you want to make an album for.
    2. You can send out invitations if you wish, or e-mail or call your friends to invite them. Let them know what day, time, a theme (if any), what to bring, and if any refreshments will be available. Wine, cheese and crackers are very popular to serve at scrapbook swap parties!
    3. Set up a table (or use your kitchen-table) on which to showcase the supplies for swapping. Let your guests know where to place the items with a small handmade sign for the table. Maybe put up a sign on the table, and have another small table for food, wine, beverages, etc.
    4. Games are a good way to start the swap party. Have your guests create a layout using up some scraps they brought for swapping, or swap the leftovers first and have them scrapbook a layout with someone else’s scraps. Have some small Dollar Store items on hand to give to the winners of the games. Another fun idea is to have your guests bring one completed layout page, place them on a table (a coffee table, side table) and have everyone try to guess who made each layout.
    5. Before your guests leave, start planning for the next swap party. Try having it at another friend’s house so you won’t be hosting each month.

Hopefully these tips will help you scrapbook on a budget, yet still have fun doing so. Happy scrapbooking!