I have friends with amazingly elaborate and beautiful scrapbooks. They’ve put them together for themselves and their children, and I have always been so jealous of the finished product. I just do not have that kind of creativity – believe me, I’ve tried. Even though Annie will grow up with thousands of photos she can scroll through on a computer screen, I want her to have a physical album she can hold in her hands, too.
I had no idea that you could design scrapbook pages online until my friend Elizabeth at HP clued me in. You just pick the template you want and drag and drop in your photos. When you’re done, you print your finished pages. It’s so freaking easy. HP’s Creative Studio has free templates that are really cute for every possible occasion (you can find the Halloween templates here).
Since Annie had so many costumes to choose from, I filled her scrapbook pages with pictures of her wearing them.
I printed the pages out on 8.5 x 11 glossy paper and they look great. Now I just have to put them in a book!
You can find more tips on scrapbooking here, thanks to my fab partners, HP.
This is awesome! Can you print different sizes?
The templates I used and linked to print on regular 8.5 x 11 inch paper, but then you can trim them down to fit 8×8 inch scrap books. There are templates for bigger sizes, but you have to have a printer that can accommodate bigger paper.
I love Annie’s costumes! So cute!
Those are cute.
Would any of your friends be willing to write a guest entry here, on a “How-To: Elaborate Scrapbooking?” I’d be willing to read/love to learn. ;o) My dream scrapbook to create would be like the one in the movie, “My Sister’s Keeper:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F4ONbCPMyU&feature=related.
that’s a really good idea! I will ask!
That’s great you’re scrapbooking!
When my brother and I were growing up my mom made a scrapbook each year for us. I love looking back through them and seeing all of the old photos of us. She did such a beautiful job, they’re a wonderful memory to have!
Ever see any of those photo books you can create using your own photos? There are a lot of different options available, but the end result is a beautiful, professionally bound, “storybook” style picture book that you can have forever and make multiple copies to share w/ friends and family… I’ve seen people make them for travel pics, special occasions and baby books– Always with amazing results!!
When my husband and I celebrated our First year of marriage together I took some o our favourite photos of that year and used an online conoaby to create a photobook. It was inexpensive and turned out great. Now we have some of our favourite memories in a hardback book to treasure. Which has just given me a great idea for his Christmas present!
I’ve no idea what a conoaby is… I of course meant company