Monday, June 25, 2012

A Year of Scrapbooking! 'Pictures' Part: 2 of 5 of the Scrap-A-Long

Welcome back to my venture of creation my youngest son's first year scrapbook!!

I hope many of you are getting your own ideas and would love for you to share your work in progress. At the bottom of the post you will find the group linky party to share your progress along with a linky button to share on your page as well.

So my first post explained what my yearbook was and what was to be done yet. If you happened to miss it, you can find 'Part 1' here.

This week is all about picking out the pictures to the scrapbook. This is a very fun part and takes a while depending on how long you 'reminisce' while looking at the photos. For me, I tend to look at every single one and then my oldest son comes to join me so we do quite a bit of talking while looking.

I have all my pictures saved on CDs or flash drives so for most of this part, I do my work on the computer. Firstly, I make a new folder on my desktop and label it 'yearbook.' In that, I make a folder for each month. Then, working threw my picture files month by month, I copy my top favorites and paste them into the folder in their corresponding months. I don't keep track of how many I add until I go back threw them after getting several for each month. I do try to get at least 10 pictures though.

After all my pictures I got threw and weed out the ones that I don't really need. I either have nine or twelve pictures per right page, plus the main picture on the left page.
I title the main picture as well.

I have a very handy personal picture printer. Granted, the quality isn't as good as I could get ordering them, but I can have prints within two minutes and have the option of printing the size of picture I need. The photos to the left are approximately 3"x2". Though some of them I will cut to fit as I want them too. I also have to print the pictures four times since I give a book to each set of grandparents.
With all the pictures printed and cut, I now can start working on the third step... paper!! Over the next two weeks, I will go threw my paper and find sheets that I think I will use and get some sort of visual as to how I want the pages to look. I match my 'title' picture to the paper only. The smaller pictures have no background.

Again, feel free to post your projects by following the link below! We would love to see them!
Until next craft...
Crystal

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