Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Handmade Craft - (Already Made) Scrapbook for Mom

2 great things: already made scrapbooks and technology!

A few months ago I got a free already made scrapbook at JC Penny as a promotional. It's your typical 12"x12" scrapbook and really nice looking, but it wasn't practical for me to use it for my pictures as I would then need to start a collection of 12"x12" scrapbooks, which we do not have room for. Therefore, as I thought about what to do with the scrapbook, I decided to give it to my mom for Christmas. I talked to my sister and we decided that it would be a scrapbook for my mom with all the grandchildren's pictures in it.

I am not a scrapbooker and with 2 little ones, coming up with page ideas would have taken soooo much time. The already made scrapbook comes with pages already made up and all I had to do was add the pictures!!! It was perfect... I just needed to decide what sort of pictures would go on each page, crop the pictures, and stick them on.

Well, there were enough pages to have a picture of my mom and dad, a picture of my mom, dad, sister, and I, and a page of both our families, in addition to 2 pages for each grandchild, 4 miscellaneous picture pages, and a page for a picture with my mom and dad with all their grandchildren.

My sister lives in California and I live in New Jersey...Right, cross country...Yet, through technology, we were able to coordinate things and get this memory book made for my mom, in time for Christmas.

It only took me several hours to print, crop, and stick all the pictures in the book. The already made scrapbook also came with stickers and other accessories, so I didn't even have to think about fillers. So, without worrying about captions on the pictures and just sticking the pictures in the book, the memory book was completed by the end of the day!

I would never have had the time to do something like this from scratch. I am thankful for conveniences like the already made scrapbook and technology. Amazing!!!

1 comment:

crystal said...

Just catching up on my reading and seeing how everyone is doing... Looks like you like us have been plenty busy.. I am trying to get my house back on schedule...not an easy


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