Saturday, April 14, 2012
I have been absent from almost all things paper related since around Christmas time 2011. I finally decided to turn in some of the (too) many hats that I wore at once, and reclaim some ME time. Time to be creative and to create and to just play with some of my neglected supplies and catch up with some of my crafty friends. So, I spent a MUCH needed afternoon locked away in the scrapbook room of my good friend, Carol and created a few (12) pages for my scrap books. I would like to share a couple of those with you here. Now Carol is constantly giving me grief over scrapping without photos. See, she starts all of her pages with her pictures first and she just can't see me creating a page, let alone a dozen pages without a single hard copy of a photo. Well, I do that most of the time I scrap. I do this for a couple reasons. The biggest being that I am a procrastinator and a total shutterbug, so I have thousands (literally) of photos from everyday life and outings with my family. I like to start most of my pages with an inspirational page I have seen online or in a magazine, or I love to use a page map, and I have even gotten Carol to delve into the wonderful world of Becky Fleck. So when I start a page or a project I usually have an idea of the event that that I want to scrap about, and once I figure out how many pictures I need for the layout or layouts, I can just go into my Flickr account and order the prints that way and not print images that I do not need at that time. I like this method of scrapping also because I often like to use a variety of image sizes on my layouts. I order about 100 prints at a time from Walgreen's online and have them shipped to me so I can get the nice matte finish they use, and I can usually get them for about 6 cents a photo or less if they have a 50 free prints deal going! I just got 55 prints from Walgreen's for Easter and paid 37 cents to pick them up in the store. Well worth it!