Tink is the creative one and convinced me, vw bug, to give digital scrapbooking a try. After many struggles and lots of phone calls, she has me scrapping like a pro. This blog is to help others thru their struggles on scrapbooking. You and I will ask the questions and she will do her best to answer them. We will also include some fun pages and lessons learned.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
It's that time of year ...
Did I get you singing the Christmas song??? It's that time of year when Christmas cards are being written and Christmas gifts are being bought... unless you are a scrapper. For a couple of years, I made calendars for family members. Printed them out and went to Kinko's to get them bound. Worked out wonderful. Then I didn't. Why? I don't know. Didn't think of it until to late or more likely... just plain lazy. This year... back to making calendars again. This time I went over to Janelle Fam blog and scrolled down until I found a link to her 2010 calendar templates on the right hand side. Or click on the link above to take you right to it. I make mine in 8 1/2 x 11, so some adjustment was necessary for her layouts. But if you really want to do something cool to get you going in Scrapping... calendars for Christmas gifts are awesome. After finding the right paper, elements and of course template... you can get started. Once I get them set up the way I like, I'll go through the pictures in 2010 for each of the months to stick into the calendar. So it will show pictures of the kids in January 2010 for the January 2011 calendar. Weird, but it's what I like to do. Here is my January 2011 layout:
Papers & elements: DFJS_CAW
Month/Year: Metal Red by SuperBladePro
Just 11 more months to go and pictures to be inserted. The easy part is printing and binding. Though the most expensive part is printing. The ink cost a fortune!!! I'll keep you posted as I go along.