Saturday, April 16, 2011
I like to chronicle our family life through scrapbooking. I have seen other's with their paper scrapbooks and I can't go into Hobby Lobby or Michael's without stopping by the scrapbooking isles and marveling over the assortment of items. I even buy them from time to time. If I have a wedding shower or baby shower, I often buy scrapbook page frames and create a one-of-a-kind gift for the person using commercial scrapbooking products.
I was talking to my sister one day (my hero) about all her gadgets, papers, and embellishments. They had kind of taken over her house. I said, "I hate paper." I wondered if we could do some of our scrapbooks digitally. That was it. She shared her favorite digital store with me and I began my life as a digital scrapbooker. Here is a link to my first digital scrapbook: http://ourfamily123.net/lauren.html. My sister, Lisa, is amazing. She designed this webpage. (I'm kind of behind in posting my pages) You can also look at her books by going to the home page.
I have hundreds of digital photos. I take my very favorites and use them in these pages. I have a wonderful digital camera my husband, Tony, bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago that I use. I also use my camera phone as I have it with me everywhere. There is not an event I go to that I am not taking at least a picture or two. I even took pictures with waterproof cameras at Schiltterbahn. I ask for the pictures on a cd so that I can use them digitally. I also have a scanner that I scan old photos with so that I can use them too. The My Pictures folder in my computer is now the biggest folder in My Documents. It contains sub folders like you wouldn't believe. I try and categorize my digitals by date so that I can find things when I want them. Photoshop Elements even organizes your photos for you.