memory keeping simply
The monthly digital templates are so versatile - it looks great on the side :-)
now why didn't I think of this yesterday when I was looking for a template! duh. Looking forward to tomorrow's post on printing.
I'm interested to hear about your printing ideas. It seems that all of you use the 8 1/2 x 11 format much more often than most other blogging scrapbookers. Would be interested in your comments on that.
Hi anonymous. Yes we do use this size mostly. Most of us started out doing 12x12. For me ( and I know Nicole is the same ) we swapped to this size as they fit through the printer and we can build a page around the story printed on the full sheet of cardstock. I think this could be a great topic for a post in the near future.
Hi Annoymous. I do both 8 1/2 x 11 as well as 12x12. I use American Crafts Binder albums and I fine with them being different. Ali Edwards first inspired me to do this. I just can't go one way or the other as at times I find photos/journal work better with one at not the other! So you will see both sizes from me. I agree Di...would be a great post topic!
Hi Anonymous, I started scrapping 12x12 and gradually transferred over to 8.5 x11. At the beginning of the year, when I started a new album (each year has it's own album), I made the break from 12x12 and now only scrap the smaller size. It is incredibly fast, and from a design point of view, it is easier to work with a rectangle rather than a square. Because the page fits through a standard printer, it makes doing a page so easy and quick. I run the page through the printer for the journaling, then stick the photo/s on, and page is practically done. If I have a lot of photos, I just do a double page spread. Photos mostly on one page, journaling and maybe one photo on the other page. Changing sizes for me was the best decision ever! (getting collage style digi templates printed as 8x10 photos also lends itself to this size. All my scrap students scrap at 8.5x11 size now.
Another great design where you can swap photos and paper.Joining in on the size conversation...like Emma, Ali Edwards inspired me to scrap both sizes and keep them together in a 12x12 album. It was like a lightbulb moment for me when she said it was ok to do it. lol! I had restricted myself to 12x12 because that was the size of my album but now I do equal amounts of each size.