***also a good thing to check your LO's a couple of times before you send them to print. I did this, and had to make changes to my journaling on my Wrangler LO. I put that instead of then...
I have since changed it for the LO I will send to print. :)
I've had several emails and questions lately about digital scrapbooking. I thought I would take a little time to answer them on my blog with some examples.
I have started to love to do my LO's in 8.5x11. I do not own a printer that prints LO's that are 12x12. Sometimes it is nice to just have the instant gratification of printing my LO out right away. I still send some 8.5x11 LO's to print. I like the different sizes in my scrapbooks too. It kind of mixes things up, and makes it more interesting to look at.
Also I wanted to add that I usually look for a simple background. Here lately I have tended to choose brown, grey, or light blue. We all go through stages, but sometimes if I don't think too hard about the background then I finish my LO a whole lot faster.
I also believe that less is more. I tend to let the pictures and story speak for itself. Embellishments are great, but in the past I used to focus more on picking the right embellishment than just getting the memory/story down. My focus has changed on that point for sure.
I truly believe that 10 years from now I will not care what heart/flower/button I chose to finish my LO. I will just want the story and pictures to look at. (Simply my personal opinion about my scrapbooking)
I just finished this LO, and I kept the journaling simple and short.
Have you ever included a shot on your LO that covers the entire area? This is a two page spread that I just finished.
Sometimes blurry works...and sometimes it tells the story perfectly. My 2 year old is definitely in the BLUR stage right now.
Another example of not thinking too much about my use of color and embellishments. Also don't be afraid to use something over and over again if you like it. If you notice I used the H in my LO above too. I just went with a simple, clean color scheme.
Do you notice my background? Lots of Blue lately. Don't ask me why...I am just going through a stage. :)
Try going back over old photos of your kids/spouse/pets...
I found these photos on accident the other day, and just started laughing when they started popping up on my slideshow. I loved how imperfect they were...every mother can relate to trying to capture that "perfect picture" of her children. You know the one where they are sitting perfectly and smiling at the camera. ha ha ha
I happen to love all of these imperfect photos best. It is just a slice of real life with little ones.