We have sorted them all by year and are in the process of trimming, scanning, printing. Then we’ll have the daunting task of mounting them all on paper and putting them in an album. Did I mention that my friend is a newbie at this craft? He called me from Hobby Lobby with questions about paper, album choices, adhesives—you can imagine. And that is not a misprint, my friend is a HE! Although I don’t think he’ll be coming to my next card class, I hope that he enjoys reliving the memories as he sorts, and the finished product when its finally done.
Including newspaper clippings in scrapbooks can be kind of tricky because of the acid in the paper. You can purchase a neutralizing spray to treat the clipping with so that your pictures and other paper are protected. It will also help to prevent the clipping from yellowing as quickly. The other option is to scan the articles and print them on archival safe paper.
My friend is scanning most of his articles. The ones that take up a full newsprint page are going to be treated with a neutralizing spray and included in a pocket page. But we are also going to take pictures of the page & focus on the area that talks about his son. Maybe he’ll let me share some of the finished pages with you once the project is done. We’ll see at that point if he allows me to print his name or wants to remain anonymous. 🙂
After I took my pic, I decided to share it with you on a page I made using My Digital Studio. It is such an easy scrapbooking tool! Pages come together much quicker for me digitally than otherwise. I know some of you really want that Scrapbook to hold in your hand…and I like that too for some projects. But I find creating digital scrapbooks allows my pictures to find a home faster. I can always print or have them printed and if I want I can embellish them further after I print.
I hope you get a chance to enjoy the gift of snow that God has given us today. And if not, just be sure to thank Him for the other multitude of blessings you have recieved!
I know it is August, but I fell in love with this card the moment I saw it in the 2010-2011 idea book & catalog. Our demonstrators group had already planned on doing a swap with a card CASEd from the new catty. I just had to duplicate this one. It took me a long time to mass produce it…so many details! But I am very pleased with the end result. Maybe its not too early to start listening to Christmas music after all…