Saturday, January 21, 2012

52: Photo Album Scrapbooking

Apologies for lack of posts this week...it's been fun, but crazy busy.

Today I am at an all-day crop with 25 lovely ladies who are scrapbooking their hearts out, but I couldn't let the week end without your creative prompt!

Each year I make lots of scrapbook pages based on themes, events and just plain cute photos of my kids. But I also like to create an album of highlights of the events of the past year. I have done these albums with traditional scrapbook pages and digital storybooks, but this year I am using a different type of scrapbook album - a Picfolio - to scrap an entire years worth of photos super fast.

CM's Picfolio Album is basically a photo album made so much more accessible and attractive. Each page has slip-in slots for both landscape and portrait format 4 x 6 photos. CM also makes a wide variety of pre-sized journaling and decorative boxes to slip into the empty slots to spice your pages up and get the album done in record time.

Here is sample of one month from my year-long album - the September page:



I simply chose the photos for each spot, slipped them in and then added some title letters and journaling to two of the pre-decorated Cheerful Photo Accents! It was so fast and easy that it almost felt like I was cheating!

Although I am biased and love the CM products, you can easily adapt this idea to any photo album you have - slip your photos into the spots in any photo-safe album and then cut down some of your patterned paper to fill other spots. Add a premade journaling box or write your journaling on white paper and adhere on top of the patterned paper. It's such a fast and easy way to tell your stories that I hope you try it!

(If you are interested, select colors and styles of Picfolio photo albums are on sale for 40% off! Click here to shop.)

I'll be sure to have more posts for you next week, so make sure to drop by!
Click HERE for a list of all 52 Creative Prompts

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