Tips for Special Event Scrapbooking with Kristin Rutten

We are thrilled to have Kristin of Log Your Memory here with a guest post today! Kristin is a real pro at finding creative ways to scrapbook the everyday memories of life and make them into something wonderful and worth sharing! Here’s a little more about Kristin:

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Kristin Rutten

Kristin Rutten is the creator of the Memory Logbook and accompanying website, Log Your Memory, an online community focused on capturing everyday, real life memories. She and her husband, Jacques, live in the heart of Montana where they attempt to keep up with four kids ranging from 2 to 15 years old. Candid photos and tales of everyday happenings make up the bulk of their memory-keeping efforts.

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When people think of scrapbooking or memory-keeping, the first things that come to mind tend to be the “big” stuff … birthdays, celebrations, important milestones … and of course, holidays. Those are the times when we tend to have friends and family together, cameras on hand and activities that seem special or beyond our everyday, sometimes dull, routines. We want to remember those moments because they don’t happen every day.

But when you ask a scrapbooker what is the hardest thing for them to scrap, very often the answer is … birthdays, celebrations, milestones, and holidays.

This stems from a lot of different reasons, but the ones I tend to hear most often go along the lines of…  too many photos, too overwhelming, too many expectations attached and sometimes … too boring. Why too boring? While we may only celebrate events like birthdays or holidays once a year, many of us tend to do the same thing year after year. Once we’ve scrapped those a couple times, it becomes harder to get excited about doing it again.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

How about approaching your holiday and special event memory-keeping from a new angle this year? How about capturing some memories and stories that you’ll really be excited to scrap about? It may sound daunting, but really all that is needed is a shift in the way you think about and capture your experiences.

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Here are 10 ideas to help you get started …

  • Get in the habit of asking, “Why?” We often do a great job of asking who, what, when & where when scrapping special events, but we tend to forget all about documenting the reasons why we do what we do. When you figure out your answer, you will also have identified a great topic for your scrapbook page.
  • Find that special something. Identify the person, place or thing that really makes the event special for you or your loved ones … that element that is essential to the event’s success.  Is it having a particular person with you? Is it the way everyone seems to focus on the good? Is it the presence of a treasured family heirloom or tradition? If you can’t imagine the event without it, you know you’ve picked the right thing. Now, make that the central focus of a scrapbook page or journal entry.
  • Capture a conversation. Make a point of really listening to what’s happening around you, during the big events as well as during the days that lead up to and follow. Jot down the comments or exchanges that really tell the story of the day … or if you’re in the habit of carrying a video camera, use that and then transcribe later. These tidbits provide great journaling material for your pages.
  • Limit yourself. Choose just one photo or story to capture the entire event. Not only will this help make the memory-keeping less overwhelming, it will force you to really focus on what is most important to you. If this just doesn’t do the job for you, consider limiting yourself to one photo or memory per week or day.
  • Highlight the contrast between “everyday” and “special occasion.” Pull together images or descriptions that show how life changes because of a special event. Do you stay up later at night? Trade your favorite TV shows for holiday videos? Cut back on your daily latte in order to buy that special gift? Rearrange furniture to make room for the tree?
  • Tell the story behind the story. You know why you have lefse every Thanksgiving or refuse to replace that old worn-out star on the top of your tree but will future generations know the full story? It is often our traditions, family recipes, special rituals and other little touches that make our own holiday or special occasion stories unique and interesting for future remembering.
  • Save your calendar. If you are someone who relies on a calendar to get you through the holiday season, you already have a great source of information for future scrapbooking. Make a point of jotting down little details about each gathering, shopping trip or appointment right there on the page as soon as you return.
  • Pretend you’re a reporter. Get the whole story by interviewing family members and finding out what they feel is important, special or memorable about what’s happening. Better yet, hand them a piece of paper and ask them to jot down a few favorite memories or answer a couple of specific questions. This can be especially revealing with children, plus it’s a great way to capture handwriting samples at the same time.
  • Look in your mailbox. Christmas cards, family newsletters, holiday catalogs, even sales flyers all tell a piece of your holiday story. Find a way to incorporate them into your pages for a look beyond the “here’s who came to our house and what we had for dinner” standby.
  • Wrap it up. Sometimes the most interesting stories come from summaries – capturing the season or event as a whole all on one page. Perhaps this is through a collection of photos that span an entire month. Maybe it’s pulling out photos from years past and showcasing them next to the new ones. You might even share a series of photos or stories that capture the same event, situation or scenario over several years. Time passes quickly … you’ll be amazed at the little things you notice by doing this.

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I’m willing to bet that if you give at least a few of these ideas a try, you’ll not only find it more enjoyable to scrap the “big” stuff, but the pages you produce will become some of your favorites to look back on and treasure down the road.

And isn’t that why we scrap them in the first place?

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Funtastic Friday Finds

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It’s so nice to get to Friday, although is anyone else out there panicked that Christmas is just over a week away now? Oh well, it will all get done somehow, right? Smile In the meantime, here’s all the good stuff going on in digiland right now.

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I (Katie) was back on the Paperclipping Digi Show podcast this week, along with Heather Hess, Lynnette Penacho, Steph, and Izzy. We had such a fun discussion about digi scrapping yourself and also scrapbooking even if you don’t have kids.  What a great topic!

You can listen below or in iTunes; Izzy has a video on his site explaining how to do that OR you can see our tutorial with screenshots: Tutorial for Listening in iTunes.  You can join in the discussion about the show after listening if you want.  You can listen below, subscribe in iTunes, or subscribe through our RSS feed.

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We neglected to post this wonderful FREE gift from Juliana Kneipp yesterday in her feature so here it is! Click on the image to download – OR if you are a subscriber, it is in your downloads!

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Speaking of subscribers…we uploaded a new gift for subscribers of The Digi Game and The Digi Files worth $4.99 Subscribers will find download links in their accounts to grab it this month for FREE!!! Smile Smile Smile

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And for ALL of our newsletter subscribers, a free gift from Flergs will be arriving in your inbox later on today so be sure you are subscribed!

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Here’s a special offer JUST for Daily Digi readers from Darcy Baldwin. Perfect idea to make gift card or cash gifts a little more personable this year. Use code: im_in_the_money for 40% off. Expires Dec. 26, 2010

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Suzy Q has a new collab grab bag with Captivated Visions — the theme is A Year in Review, and it’s only $5 (includes a full kit, seasonal/holiday element pack, templates, and bonus alphas).

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I love the colors in this Holiday Twinkle collection by Danielle Young. She’s a December guest designer at Mscraps.

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These free printable tags from Pamela Donnis are just adorable!

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Ninth & Bloom is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with a different surprise each day!

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Jenn Lindsey has been giving away a different free gift every day on her blog. So fun!

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After Five Designs has their 12 Days event going on with a different sale each day. If you follow the link to the shop and click on the number on the flyer in the shop, it will reveal the sale for the day.

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Have you dropped hints to your Santa about what you want for the holidays? The wishlist feature at Scrap Orchard is a BIG help!

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Sir Scrapalot is offering 20% off this adorable You Can Call Me Sweetie Kit all weekend long.

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Scrapping with Liz is offering this freebie on her blog and it coordinates with her new Frame Templates.

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This printables set from Kitschy Digitals is a great last minute holiday gift to create for book lovers! and woodland theme lovers!

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We have revealed 5 of the 7 contributions so far for December’s Digi Files. Take a look at This gorgeous kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow, a set of 5 layered templates from Crystal Livesay, and this super fun “Never Ending” kit by Kaye Winiecki. Did you see Miss Kim’s darling contribution? (It’s especially fitting for Disney theme pages) How about Ju’s fun and colorful kit? I love all of them!

Not only do you get these 5 incredible contributions, but you also get TWO more that have yet to be revealed! Why wait? Pick up this month’s Digi Files now in the store, or as part of a monthly or annual subscription. The files are the only revenue that keep The Daily Digi going. Without the files, there would be no DAILY in our DIGI. Thanks so much to our contributors and our customers who support The Digi Files! Smile

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Hope you all have a FUNTASTIC Friday!

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P.S. The random winner from yesterday’s post comments was Wahoolady so “Wahoo” for her! Winking smile

Festive & Funtastic Friday

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Have you ever wanted to know the secrets to extracting images? This week’s Paperclipping Digi Show podcast is full of fun and interesting information all about extracting. Guests Anna Aspnes, Jenn Lindsey, and “Miss Behaving” all join Steph and Izzy in a fun and lively discussion about digital scrapbooking. You won’t want to miss it!

You can listen below or in iTunes; Izzy has a video on his site explaining how to do that OR you can see our tutorial with screenshots: Tutorial for Listening in iTunes.  You can join in the discussion about the show after listening if you want.  You can listen below, subscribe in iTunes, or subscribe through our RSS feed.

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This week’s Funtastic Friday finds are so festive! I’m loving all the goodies out there in digiland right now!

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CatScrap has a daily Advent Calendar going on where they give away a free gift every day until December 25.  All freebies are color-coordinated, so by the end, the customer will have a fabulous lot of CatScrap goodness and it was all free!

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I’m so in love with all the festive embellishments in this ‘Tis the Season kit by Kristin Aagard and it comes with a free set of gift tags until December 16th. It’s SO nice that she included a special 20% off coupon for TDD readers! Use code EXTRA20

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This adorable Christmas collab by Lyndsay Riches and Laura Banasiak (simply scraps) features a cool Santa Claus and his holiday band. The free stacked pages are so much fun!

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The Holiday edition of the monthly notebook is available at Digital Design Essentials. If you have never bought one of these before, you will be amazed at how much is packed inside for only $3! Hurry though, because it’s only available for a limited time before everything is released at the regular prices. The little sneak peeks around the edges give you a very good idea of the goodies inside.

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I just love 12 Days of Christmas countdown events! After 5 is having a big 12 days event with different sales every day December 13-24.

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This holiday special grab bag at The Digichick is only available until December 12th, so hurry!

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Kitschy Christmas is a collab by Rachel Young, Lilje Designs (Christina Kirk) and Jacque Larsen that is just packed with fun stuff! They want to offer our readers an ADDITIONAL 20% off the already 20% discounted price.Good through this weekend only. Dec. 10- Dec. 12
code is: TDD_KC20

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Misty Cato has a new set of templates ideal for your year-in-review pages. I can’t wait to use these!

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Chelle’s Creations has 20% off new releases until December 12th

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Wendyzine finally has her very own site! Be sure to visit and sign up for her newsletter.

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It’s not too early to think about the new year. I hardly have any New Year’s digi products so I’m excited to see this fun doodle set by Faith True and MLE Card. If you buy the doodles, you get a set of coordinating papers for free!

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Do you want to be a “Hawt Mama”? Traci Reed is having a creative team call so now’s your chance!

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Have you seen all the great stuff from The Digi Files that has already been revealed this month? This gorgeous kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow, a set of 5 layered templates from Crystal Livesay, and this super fun “Never Ending” kit by Kaye Winiecki. Not only do you get these 3 incredible contributions, but you also get FOUR more that have yet to be revealed!

Why wait? Pick up this month’s Digi Files now in the store, or as part of a monthly or annual subscription. The files are the only revenue that keep The Daily Digi going. Without the files, there would be no DAILY in our DIGI. Thanks so much to our contributors and our customers who support The Digi Files! Smile

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Hope your Friday is both festive and FUNTASTIC!

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P.S.  The random winner from yesterday’s feature about Kaye  is Anna!  She won $10 in product from Kaye, congratulations Anna (check your mail)!

Black Friday Digital Scrapbook Sales

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Fridays are always Funtastic here at The Daily Digi, but this one is extra awesome today because it is “Black Friday!” In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year and the stores hope to see their profit lines in the black, thus the name.

Well, I (Katie) don’t like crowds much so I stay away from the malls. I LOVE shopping the sales in digi land though! I’m going to do my part to boost the black in the digital world! As always, we have a huge collection of links to help you get to the good stuff and sales out there.

Just a note before we get started – The Paperclipping Digi Show podcast took a little holiday break this week for the holiday. After 25 consecutive weeks, we thought it would be nice to give Steph & Izzy a little time off. Smile If you need your podcast fix, this is a great time to listen to some older episodes you may have missed.

On to the sales!

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Connie Prince has a 50% off sale this weekend

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Cinzia Designs has a special coupon for our readers to get 60% off her store

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Jennifer Labre has a special coupon just for our readers to get this kit for 40% off.

use code: Thankful-40 to get 40% off this kit. Expires 11/30.

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Kristin Aagard has a storewide sale going on today and through the weekend. Lowest prices are today.

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Great price on this fun template from Listgirl

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This pretty Mega Collection from Flergs & Rosey Posey is on sale.

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Jenn Lindsey is having a big sale this weekend – lowest prices are today.

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Sir Scrapalot has 45% off today only

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9th and Bloom a big sale today and tomorrow.

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After Five has a storewide sale today and another sale continuing on through the weekend.

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Suzy Q Scraps has 30 items for only $1 each

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Cindy Schneider and Dani Mogstad have this cute brag book bundle for a great price.

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One Little Bird has a 30% off sale today and tomorrow

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MScraps has a special Black Friday sale category and store collabs on sale

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Thankful by Pamela Donnis is on sale with a coordinating freebie.

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Totally Rad Actions also has a Black Friday sale going on. Nothing in the store will be more than $109

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Happy Shopping!

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Thankful for You!

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Gobble Gobble by Kristin Aagard. Fontologie Messy Bessy font.

While we are enjoying a day of Thanksgiving with our families, we wanted to be sure to tell our readers and customers here at The Daily Digi how thankful we are for you! We wouldn’t be able to share all the great digital scrapbooking ideas, tutorials, and of course The Digi Files without all of YOU!

Thanks for all you do to help us keep going each day. We couldn’t do it without you!

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers, and Happy 4th Thursday in November to all of our other friends around the world! Winking smile

katie

P.S. Be sure to come back tomorrow for a special “Black Friday” edition of Funtastic Friday!

Digi Scrapping with Pennants

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Before we get started with today’s post, I wanted to be sure to call your attention to this amazing FREE GIFT from Amy Wolff. It’s included in this month’s playbook which you can get by purchasing this month’s DIGI FILES + PLAYBOOK package here or as part of a monthly or yearly subscription to the DIGI GAME here. Thank you so much Amy for sharing this awesome gift with us! Now let us show you how to use these fun little pennant banners on your own digi layouts!

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One of the great things about digital scrapbooking designs is that the turnaround time is so fast from the creator to the consumer. When pennants (some call them flag banners) became suddenly popular, they started showing up in many digital scrapbooking kits. I (Katie) just adore pennants and I confess that I’ve bought several kits JUST because they had pennants in them. True story! Do any of you do that? Please tell me I’m not the only one who will buy a digi kit because of one great element. lol!

After my pennant collection grew, I realized I wasn’t really sure how to use them on a page. I searched the galleries and asked our talented team members to help me out and now I have some great pennant ideas to share with you!

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TIP from Jenn: I like to put a larger drop shadow on pennants/banners so they appear to be lifted off of the page, while anchoring it to the page in random places with different types of fasteners.

Layout by Jenn. Credits: TempBlends Vol. 2 by Jenn Lindsey Oh Happy Day by Connie Prince Life’s Little Surprises by Scrap Matters Designers Sonny {Hearts} Candy by MScraps Designers Look At Me kit and Stuck Up Frames by Misty Cato The Big O4 by OScraps Designers Fresh by AUDacious Designs Pea Jack and Jane & Pea Devon Caps Fonts

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TIP: Use pennants as a border to anchor your page design. I love way Rachael placed the colorful pennant along the bottom of her line of photos.

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TIP: Spread the pennant banner across a 2 page spread. I really love how Melissa carried the pennant over both pages to tie them together visually.

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Emily, we had to wait for Daddy to get home from work before you could open your presents and have your cake. We got you all bathed and ready for bed just in time for Daddy to get home. You opened up your present from Daddy and Mummy - a new swing - had a play outside with the lights on, then had your birthday cake and ate it too!

Layouts by Melissa S. Credits: Songbird Avenue September Charity Collab Kit Everyday Moments with Erin Ink

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TIP: The curving lines of the pennant adds visual interest to the design of this page. I love how it adds a touch of whimsy! (layout linked for credits)

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TIP: Pennants can be short (or used in pieces) to add a small page accent. The horizontal line of this pennant really emphasizes the darling photo! (layout linked for credits)

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TIP: Pennants are a great place to put titles! Just add one letter per flag for an eye-catching title image.

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TIP: A pennant banner is the perfect embellishment for a party theme. They also work well for circus and carnival pages. Of course you can use them on ANY type of page to add a little fun to your pages!

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SHOPPING FOR PENNANTS:

Of course we love to link you up to great digi products so here are some of our favorite kits with pennants in them. All images are linked.

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Now I can’t wait to add some pennants to my next layout!

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P.S. If you are interested in doing a guest post here on The Daily Digi, we have an easy way for you to submit your post. Simply fill out this easy online form! We are looking for a few guest posts for December and possibly after that as well. We’d love to hear from you!

P.S.S Sheri is the random winner chosen from yesterday’s feature on Sabrina’s Creations.  She won $10 in product from Sabrina!  Check your inbox Sheri! 🙂

Quick and Easy Collages

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Want to know a secret? When you have a lot of photos, nothing is easier than using a software program with a built in collage feature. Both Steph and I (Katie) have written about a few of our favorite collage tools before, but we thought it would be fun to round them all up into one post so you can see some examples and comparisons.

PICASA:

Picasa is by far one of my favorite tools just because of the collage feature. I love that I can make digital piles of photos look great with the click of a few buttons. Even better, Picasa is a FREE program!

To create this collage with hundreds of Disney World pictures, I selected the folder of photos I wanted to use, and then chose“Create” and “Picture Collage” from the top bar menu.

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I’ve used collages like this on layouts. They export as jpeg images, so you can remove the white background using a magic wand tool, or just use the white on your layout like I did in the sample below:

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Some resources to help you use Picasa:

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FOTO FUSION:

This is the program that Steph has called her “Secret Scrapping Weapon” and after purchasing my own copy, I now know why! This is the most customizable of all the collage software programs that I have used.

Both of these collages were made with a folder of photos from a 2008 vacation to Oregon. Each one of them took only minutes to create! Just use the auto collage wizard tool in the top menu under “TOOLS” and play around with the different adjustment settings.

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I think each one of them would be a great digital scrapbook page!

Some resources to help you use Foto Fusion:

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PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS:

Photoshop Elements has a basic collage creating tool to help you combine several photos together. Use the “Create” tab and follow the step-by-step instructions in this post to put together easy collages in PSE.

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I chose a white background for this collage and turned it into this simple layout by adding a fun font. (Fontologie Empty Wrapper font)

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Some resources to help you with Photoshop Elements collages:

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Shape Collage is another great program that some of our readers have mentioned to us. It automatically collages your selected photos. The free version is not as customizable, but if you upgrade to a paid version you can save as a PSD/TIF file so that you can move around photos.

To create a collage just drag your photos into the work space and click a selection. Incredibly easy!

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I especially love the shaped collages! I think they would be so fun to use on blog posts or digital layouts.

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My very favorite part of Shape Collage IS available in the free version: you can create a collage in any shape you wish (letter of the alphabet; symbol; number; shape, etc.).

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Those are all pictures I took in 2007 formed into a collage of the numbers 2007. Cool! 🙂

Some resources to help you use Shape Collage:

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I hope you are ready to have some collage fun with your photos. You can make fun images for blogs and scrapbook pages, or even create some frame-worthy collages.

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Scrapping School Days

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Layout by Katie. Chelle’s Creations QP Fall Semester. Fonts are Fontologie Printing Primer and Science.

By this time of year, most schools are in session. Whether you have someone in your life in preschool, or college, chances are you have the opportunity to scrapbook about school. When I (Katie) thought about it, I realized the school pages might just be one of the most universal themes in scrapbooking. Everybody has some sort of school experience (even if it’s learning at home) so every scrapper can use some inspiration in this area! Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks for scrapbooking school pages.

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  • Take pictures of the school, or learning location to add interest and historical value to your school scrapbook pages.
  • Try to take at least one school picture each year (whether it’s the school portrait type, or something you do on your own) so you have a visual record of the growth of the student throughout the years.
  • Include the name(s) of the school, teachers, bus drivers (and bus numbers), locker numbers, extra-curricular activities, and other important information. HOWEVER, please be careful if you post your pages online. You don’t need to tell the world exactly where your kids (or even you) are going to be. Remember to be safe! Read up on online safety in our How to Blog post.
  • Scan important records like report cards, awards, and artwork to include on layouts. Read our Scan It post for some fun ideas.
  • It’s easy to remember to take a first day of school photo (especially when your kids are young), but don’t forget to capture some mid-year memories as well. It would be fun to take a picture on the first day of school and the last day of school in the very same place to see how much the student has changed.
  • Interview the student and/or have them write some of their own journaling about their school experiences.

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As always, our team has a lot of great layouts to get you in the school scrapping mood!

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Layout by Katie. Back 2 School by Mari Koegelenberg and Melissa Wilson. Template by Ali Edwards. Font is CK journaling.

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Layout by Jacki. Credits: Michelle Coleman “School Days”. Font is Jacki’s Hand from Fontologie.

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Layout by Jacki. Credits: Dani Mogstad’s “It’s Elementary”, template from the Shabby Princess blog

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Layout by Karen.Credits: Jenn Barrette Ready, Set, School, Summer Reading

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Layout by Jacki. Credits: Kate Hadfield’s doodles – used Happy Planet, Lunchtime, Back 2 School, and Preschool Palooza (collab w/ Emily Merritt)

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Layout by Karen.Credits: Tracie Stroud Making The Grade; Tiny Toes Designs template; Fontologie Printing Primer font

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Layout by Katie. Back 2 School by Mari Koegelenberg and Melissa Wilson. Template by Janet Phillips. Fonts are Fontologie Printing Primer and CK journaling.

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Layout by Tara. Credits: calendar grid from Katie Pertiet Basic Calender Grids
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You’ve stocked up on notebooks and pencils, how about digi scrap supplies? I know I’m going to do a little “back to school shopping” of my own! Here are some of our favorites to inspire you. (All images are linked)

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Your “homework” today is to have some fun digi scrapping those school memories. Everybody who completes the assignment gets an “A+”! 🙂

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P.S. congratulations to GrannyMike who was the random winner from yesterday’s feature all about Karla!  She won $10 in product to Karla’s store!  Check your email! 🙂

P.S.S Steph would like to wish her dad a very Happy Birthday!!! 🙂 Love ya, Dad!

MEMES & QUIZZES HELP YOU “cheat” on scrapbook journaling

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Are you looking for a way to make journaling easier and more fun?  Well, I (Katie) have a great idea for you. Have you heard of memes? Sometimes they are called “quizzes” or “prompts” in the scrapbooking world. Basically, they are sets of questions or ideas that you can copy and paste to your own blog (or scrapbook page!) and fill in your own personalized responses. They are a great way to come up with some journaling and you can even have friends and family members fill out their own copies for more material to use!

Here are some of our favorite resources for Memes, Quizzes, and Prompts:

I also have a category on my own blog just for quizzes and memes. I love to add images and photos to mine. It makes it super easy to turn it into a scrapbook page later! Want to see how I turned this blog meme about Growing up in the 80’s into a scrapbook page?

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Background template by Scrapping with Liz, Solid papers by Suzy Q Scraps, Button by Natalie Braxton, Frames by Two Shutter Sisters, Font is CK Jot.

I only included the relevant statements on my scrapbook page. The journaling is the focus of the page and all I had to do was copy and paste it from my blog. I added my photos around it and kept them small since many were images from the web, Those usually print up just fine if you keep them small in size.

This is a scrapbook page that has very meaningful information about me and documents an interesting time in my history. Best of all, it was fun and easy to do! I hope you will give this type of journaling a try!

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