Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scrapping pages...



I wanted to share with you how much Im in love with digital scrapping....  I am a classic pro-crastinator... I have boxes and boxes of photos from teenage years till now, Im not even sure what is in them! Now these boxes have moved with me from house to house, country to country and have never been looked in.  Nowadays though I have a yummy digital camera and even though printing actual hold-in-your-hand photos is still a nightmare digi scrapping is easy peasy...

The point of scrapbooking (in my opinion) is to get your photos out of those mystery boxes, into something safe thats going to preserve them and your memories for generations to come...  Digi is doing it for me!  I can sit at my trusty laptop with my photos stored on it and get dozens of pages done in one go.  No longer do I find myself thinking "I wish that photo was bigger" or "I want to crop that one" or "I'll never find paper to match these colours"... Zip Zap Zop... Im done in a flash!  I think the fact that I can crop and resize photos on the go and colour match papers to the actual photo is what won me over.  No more taking photos to the craft shop and holding them in front of papers to match up (only to get them home and discover in real light they are nowhere close!)...  No more planning a page then having to wait for a week while an enlargement is being printed...  
GET IT PRINTED!  You can add embellishments and hand-write journalling afterwards...
thats what I do & Im a happy bunny!! 
My tip at the moment is to use 8x8" pages in your digi scrapping then you can print at home and maybe, just maybe get an album finished!  NOWAY!!! 




Its nothing fancy... There are some gaps for me & the kids to journal and Ive missed Poppys name from the last one as I have some glittered chipboard letter to use... But you know what... Ive done an album..  It took me about an hour from start to finish... Pretty good huh?

Enjoy, and give it a go!

TTFN
C xx

2 comments:

Deborah O'D said...

Oh an album in an hour (I wish). I agree with you about photos languishing in boxes for decades I still have baby pictures to scrap for Patrick and he is nearly 14!!

But I don't do technology so further procrastination is necessary .. However I do love those pages so might be tempted to give digi scraping some thought

Deborah x

Michelle said...

What a lovely album and a great collection of photos too!