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Monday, March 12, 2012

I'm back!

Sorry that it's been a while!  I guess I got a bit overwhelmed with LOAD and didn't realize it.  Actually, the truth is more that other things got neglected so that I could do LOAD, so I had to catch up a bit.  I haven't had much time to craft at all, scrapbook or otherwise.

But, today I took the leap and upgraded my Storybook Creator Plus from 3.0 to 4.0.  I also purchased some new digital content and got everything set.  I decided I should go ahead and mess around with the new program a bit and see what I could create.  We went to St. Louis over the weekend, so those seemed the perfect photos to use to test things out!

I ended up doing 12 pages, all in the 8" x 8" size.  I'm not going to bore you with all 12 pages, but will include a few to let you see what I did.  I also recently purchased a wide-format printer that will print up to 13" x 19".  I used that printer with 8.5" x 11" paper to print these pages.  All 12 are printed, cropped, and placed in an album.  THAT makes me happy!

This is my first page...must remember to have kids get photo in front of sign...very useful for scrapbook!

The aquarium at City Museum was a big hit for the kids AND me!

I love the fun colors...they work so well with these photos!

I thought the layout of these photos was interesting...tall, but not wide.  I used a click and fill template for these pages.

I remembered to ask someone to take a photo of the three of us before we left!  I'm trying to be IN a few photos.  One kinda cool thing I did with this one is that the background is a close-up photo of the gears that cover the pillar we're standing in front of.  I guess it's hard to see in this small photo, but I think it's pretty cool!
I can't even explain how much I am now loving digital scrapbooking.  I love that I can actually get something done quickly and then get it into an album that my family can enjoy.  I know I COULD have done that with traditional scrapbooking, but I wasn't very faithful about it.  Maybe it's because all of my tools are right here at the computer that it's just easier for me.  Whatever the reason, I really love it, and I'm so happy to have so many things DONE!

For anyone interested, I am using two Creative Memories products for my digital work.  I use Memory Manager to organize and modify my photos.  I use Storybook Creator 4.0 to create the pages.  Until today I was using SBC 3.0, but upgraded today.  The papers that are used in these pages are some freebies that I found online.  You can purchase digital content (papers, embellishments, etc) directly from Creative Memories.  If you don't have a CM consultant, leave a comment and I'll be glad to pass my consultant's name on to you!

1 comment:

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What wonderful layouts...all of them!