For Phinehas’ “Baby Book”, I wanted to do a special scrapbook album for his first year. I do it digitally and order it when done. Well, it’s done and I’ve just hit Submit on the printing of it, so I should have it in a few days!
Now, I’m not the best scrapbooker. I’m not the best graphic designer. But I’ll trade “memories documented well enough” instead of waiting for my skills to be perfect.
Know what makes it so easy? PicMonkey.com. I’ve raved about it before, but seriously, it’s one of the greatest things ever. It makes collages so super easy to put together. Just upload pictures and bang! you’ve got a collage!
And I get my books printed through winkflash.com. Every so often, they have a “Flat Rate” special – basically, you can order up to 100 page book for the price of 20 pages. So I just wait for one of those to come along. While I wait, I do a few pages, upload them and start my scrapbook project. When I’m done, I wait. When they have the special, I order it. I just ordered an 8×8 book with 68 pages for $23.94 (including shipping & handling) instead of the $70+ it would normally be. LOVE IT!
I wish there was an easy way to show you the end result, but I can’t think of a way. And really, it would probably bore you anyway. So, here’s just a few of the pages (put into a slide show):
**Note: I’m not an affiliate of any of these places – don’t get paid a dime to tell you how cool I think they are. I just think they’re cool and that they make my life easier.