And then: how do you even do this scrapbooking thing? The Creative Memories version of scrapbooking has us create artistic spreads for each moment in our lives or our child's lives. Beautiful papers, stickers, printed sayings, borders. Ack! Too much overhead for most of us.
Here's how to scrapbook the common-sense way.
|A simple scrapbook spread - no fuss, no fancy papers|
- scrapbook album with cardstock pages (Kolo makes great ones)
- printed photos
- Glue Dots or photo splits
- mementos from the trip or event: ticket stubs, maps, restaurant menus, cards
- optional: plastic page protectors
|What you need, clockwise from left: scrapbook album, photo splits, photos|
Then, keep all the mementos gathered together in a folder while you sort through your digital photos. On a Mac, you can flag photos in iPhoto and then can export them directly to Shutterfly using the Export option under the File menu. Before exporting, you can do some cleanup, cropping, and red-eye removal via the iPhoto Edit option.
Once the printed photos arrive, you're ready to begin.