Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mother's Day Gift.

Front Cover. I'm obsessed with silhouettes...this one was done on the cricut!
Yes, Mother's Day was many months ago, but I figure I might as well share. I made mini-scrapbook albums for my mom and mom-in-law, and of course for myself. Here's how:
I love seeing all the colors of all the pages.
First, I do all my scrapbooking digitally, so I did that like normal. Then when I was finished with his 2009 pages, I created a photoshop action that would automatically resize them into 4x4 then create a "page" that was 4x6 so i could print them out as pictures. I just got them printed at Costco.
For the most part I've laid the pages out chronologically.
Some pages are two page spreads, so some pages had to be
moved a round a bit.
I cropped them down square. Then came the hard part - layout. I figured out the order and glued them front to back. Finally, I borrowed my friend's laminator and laminated them all. They are pretty sturdy pages which is exactly what I wanted.
So fun to see how small his hand is.
I had an extra page in the back, so I helped Ben make a hand-print. Mine is slightly smudged...but it shows how "easy" it was to make.
This is a nice thick brag book, about 1 1/2 inches.
Oh, and I punched a hole in the upper left corner and ran a binder ring through it. I think it turned out super cute and I love to look at it. I still need to get his 2009 book printed out (as a book) but this works for now.
♥ Julliana

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