Saturday, August 2, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking

Scrapbook page by Ann Kerr featuring a template with rounded corners, blending, and blue digital paper
“The scrapbooker is the person who breathes life into photos, capturing the essence of the memory; bringing back the warm feelings, the exciting moments, the tearful reunions and the fond thoughts of moments past. Scrapbookers are the storytellers of their lives and of those lives that have touched theirs in some special way—whether from generations past or generations to come.” –Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker’s Soul.

A scrapbook is the truth of who our parents are. It’s filled with their love, hopes and dreams.
We celebrate our successes, and show what we’ve learned from our mistakes.
We share the stories that are most important to us, share the values that define who we are, make the pages that really matter most.
We share ourselves with pictures and words, and that’s got to be one of the most important reasons to scrapbook.

Five Important Areas to Scrapbook
1. My History Speaks to Yours: Stories about your ancestors and your own growing up days. Every family has a story. What is yours?
2. Our Precious Memories: The good and wonderful things. This is the essence of who you are, and who your children will be. Document it and love it.
3. The Extraordinary Ordinary: Home is where the moments happen. Susan B. Anthony said, “Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory.”
4. Get Real: Life isn’t all rosebuds and sugarplums. Record the hard times as well as the good times. What lessons did you learn?
5. Scrapbook Your Faith: What we believe contributes to who we are inside—our character. Themes such as thankfulness, values, wonder, doubt and forgiveness can be recorded in our books.

For a newspaper article on scrapbooking your faith as well as sample pages and the entire Proclamation Book in scrapbook form click here.

To see either of these in full size slides, click on the Picasa Web Album icon in the lower R-hand corner, then click on Proclamation Book, then click on slideshow. These can also be downloaded to your computer.

For information on how to learn to digital scrapbook go to the beginner section on this blog.


Krysta said...

Hi! I haven't had a chance to check the blog out in awhile and I love all of the tips you had posted. You two are doing a great job. Thanks for always sharing!

Andrea said...

WOW!! You guys have been working hard on this. I can't wait to take more time to day to read more about what you have added. Thanks for including my blog on there.

Anonymous said...

The template is fabulous - can't wait to use it - would love for you to check out - lots of FREE video tutorials and more.