Saturday, January 28, 2012

Scrapbooking With Storybook

Valentines Day is just around the corner.  So many great ideas for the month of love.  No matter your situation whether you are single, married, young or old.  February is the month to express your love to family and friends.  You can design or send a thoughtful card or message designed by you.  Why not create a fun collage of photo's to save and cherish for many years to come.  I usually toss the cards that are given to me unless there is a message or photograph that is meaningful to me.  I don't think Grandma is going to toss out a photo card that is personalized just for her.  Or a photo scrapbook page that is created just for mom  a husband or friend.  It really doesn't have to take a lot of time to give something that will be enjoyed and saved with those other precious photo's on display or tucked safely away to enjoy later.

Graphics kit I used "Cherie"

Monday, January 16, 2012

Heritage Collector

I haven't posted in a while.  Now that the holidays are behind me I am ready to begin again.  It's that time again to make a fresh start of a new year.  One of the things that I want to do better this year is to scan my old photos onto my computer.  I have so many fun memories of my childhood, teenage years, wedding and early years of my marriage.  Most of these photo's I am ashamed to say are still in a tupper ware bucket in the bottom of my sons closet.  Now to redeem myself I have scanned some of those photos.  I think the best way for me to begin this task is to start small.  If  I plan to scan a few photo's a day and then a few more I will soon have this task behind me and then I can begin the fun part of the process.  I saw a darling 3 generation photo of a mother her daughter and grand daughter side by side in a nice frame. That would be so fun to make for Mothers Day this year.

Heritage Collector has some fantastic ideas on how to begin the process of scanning.  It is well worth your time to read about the great tips that are offered on the Heritage Collector website.  By following the suggestions there you will easily scan your photo's in the highest resolution and in  step by step easy to follow instructions.

The latest project of mine was to put together a digital invite for a friend here it is.  It was super easy to create using Heritage Collector Storybook.

I also put together a scrapbook page of my sons activities and highlights of the past year.  It was super easy to design this page I found a template and added text and my photo's.

I thought I would  design a menu planner.  I thought this page would be fun to laminate or frame.  You could then rewrite meal plans each week with a dry erase marker.  I created this scrapbook page using Storybook and then I  printed it at Costco.  I am planning to laminate this attach a magnet and place it on my fridge. 

Enjoy putting together your digital photo memories and scrapbook projects.  I have a lot of fun putting together pages and sharing with family and friends. Don't forget to check out the helpful tips on scanning in those photo's. Here is the link.