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Digital Quick Pages and Templates for Christmas Photos!

If you’re anything like me, you took many, MANY great photos during the holidays and you have yet to scrapbook most of them. Here we are at the end of January, and I still haven’t finished going through all my Christmas photos yet! Granted, this Christmas was extra special. Actually, I’m pretty sure, far as I can remember, it was my best Christmas EVER :)! So I did take tons of pics. Anyway, I meant to share these before Christmas, but I got caught up in the excitement of fun holiday happenings and getting ready for lots of family coming into town. I’m sure there are at least a FEW of you out there who might be needing some quick pages to help finish up scrapbooking your Christmas pics, and if not you can save these up for next year :). They all coordinate with the Christmas Heart kit and other freebies that came with it. Enjoy!

*Click Here to Download these Free Christmas Quick Pages and Templates*

My Photo Book Ideas PLUS Free Greeting Cards

Hi Friends! I’m so excited to get caught up with you after taking a little break ;). Things seem to be calming down a bit around my house and I am finding more and more time for crafty projects these days – yippee!!

I’ve made some great Shutterfly photo books I’d love to share with you – just click on the image of the book to be taken to my Shutterfly share site if you want to peek inside :).

This Creating Keepsakes pre-made scrapbook called The ABCs of You turned out to be a super fun birthday gift for Gabe – and it was easy to put together too! TIP: There are several extra layouts available to add to this book, in case you want more than one page for some letters.

Here is the HUGE 12×12 Memory book I put together with all my favorite photos from 2009. I was short on time (during the holidays, with a new baby) so I just used Shutterfly’s classic everyday layout style which really put the focus on my photos. TIP: To give my photo book a beautiful, yet simple cover, I uploaded a digital scrapbook paper by Shabby Princess to my Shutterfly album to use as my custom photo cover!

This is one of my favorite photo books – I made digital scrapbook pages using Photoshop and a beach-themed kit by Shabby Miss Jenn, then I uploaded them to make a Shutterfly Digital Scrapbook!

I also made three photo books about our trip to England last fall to send as gifts. The great thing about making photo books through Shutterfly is that once you make a book, it is saved in your account so you can easily order duplicates or even save a book as a new project and make changes to customize the book for a specific person, as I did for my England trip memory books.

Last but not least, I wanted to share some real – life photos of another Shutterfly book I made a while back.

I had promised to share pics of what the finished product looked like with my digital layouts which spanned the gutter (where the pages meet in the center at the binding). Here are a few examples:

I created these layouts in Photoshop as one continuous image, then split it into two pages, which I uploaded into Shutterfly and added to the photo book.

As you can see, some of the image gets lost in the center where it folds into the binding, which is why you shouldn’t put key text or images in that area.

I think in these examples, though, it is worth losing a little of the image to have the effect of a large image spanning the two pages – I was happy with the result!

Shutterfly has a 20% off sale on photo books going on right now, along with lots of other great deals, including three free greeting cards (use this coupon code: SUMMERCARDS by September 1st). Here are the custom cards I just ordered :)!

Well, it’s GREAT to be getting back into scrapbooking – I have tons of wonderful new photos to use so I hope to be blogging much more often! Please leave a comment to say “hi”, I can’t wait to hear from my fellow scrapbookers – I miss you :)!!

Free Shutterfly Collage Poster

I tried a new Shutterfly project recently: the collage poster – this is only one of many, many possible layouts they have to choose from! I had Chris pick some of his favorite recent photos of Gabe so I could make this poster for his office as a birthday gift for him. I think he’s going to love it :).

Collage Poster Tip: I edited the center photo in Photoshop to add text before I uploaded it to the Shutterfly website. This way, I was able to get it looking exactly the way I wanted :).

Free 11×14 Collage Poster from Shutterfly!

If you aren’t already a member of Shutterfly, now is a great time to join – you will get one of these posters for free PLUS 50 free prints – that’s an awesome deal!! When I first joined Shutterfly a few years ago I was excited just to receive a handful of free prints ;). If you’re interested, I put a link for the free poster offer in the sidebar (to the right). Enjoy!

Prima Hybrid Blog Party UPDATE

Hybrid page using free NSD templateJust wanted to let you know I updated my blog party post with a hybrid page using my free template for the Prima Hybrid NSD blog party :). To see the page and download the freebie, check out my post below (from earlier today)!

Also: Stay tuned for the first of two challenges I’m hosting for the NSD festivities going on at Prima Hybrid ( TIP: There will be LOTS of awesome prizes awarded to challenge participants at Prima Hybrid this weekend)!!!

Win a Shutterfly Photo Book!!!

I have some some AWESOME news!!!!

Shutterfly has contributed FOUR 20 Page 12×12 Memory books as prizes for our 100th post celebration!!! Wow, I’m blown away by their generosity, THANKS Shutterfly!!! I just LOVE these photos books by Shutterfly – I have made one 8×8 book, and two 8.5×11 books so far and I’m currently working on my first 12×12 :). I love how my digital scrapbook pages look printed out – it’s SO much better than looking at them on the computer screen! Plus they will be something that will be cherished by our family for years to come. If you’re not a digital scrapbooker, don’t worry! The books come with LOTS of pre-made styles – all you have to do is add your photos :)

Enter to Win:

In order to be entered to win one of these great Shutterfly Photo Books, or one of the other awesome prizes (listed below), just share a scrapbook idea with us by leaving a comment on the page called “Celebration Details” by Sunday, November 4th. You will also get a little digital freebie from me just for entering :). If you’ve already entered to win one of the other prizes, you don’t have to enter again. PLEASE NOTE: Only comments left on the Celebration Details page will be entered to win, and they MUST contain a scrapbook idea!

Prize List:

Celebration Prizes 

Shutterfly Prizes:

FOUR winners will each receive a 12×12, 20 page Memory Book ($54.99 value)!

Digital Prizes:

Shabby Princess: $20 Gift Card to The Shabby Shoppe

ChereKaye:  $15 gift card to her store at FPD

Weeds and Wildflowers: $10 Gift Card to the Weeds and Wildflowers Shoppe

Shabby Miss Jenn: Kit of Your Choice from SMJ Designs

Jeannie Papai: Kit of Your Choice

Holley VanDenBerg: Lottie’s Trunk Kit Plus Stamps

Also, here are some prizes from me :):

8×8 Scrapbook Album and Posies

Album and Posies

 Paper Crafts Remodeled

 Paper Crafts Remodeled

The Joy of Card Making

The Joy of Card Making

Card Creations

Card Creations

Some Weeds and Wildflowers News

The Meadow Challenge

Here’s my page for the latest challenge at The Meadow - isn’t Gabe going to be so CUTE when his new glasses come in? He got fitted for them on Thursday and they said they’ll be ready in less than two weeks :).

Anyway, you’ve gotta go check out this challenge by Angie – everyone who enters will get a gorgeous FREE bragbook she made with Weeds and Wildflowers products, plus one person will also win a prize from the Weeds and Wildflowers Designers :)!

Also, I just HAVE to show you Heidi’s latest kit Swirling Fall Leaves, a collab with Saxon Holt of Sophia Sarducci – it is just packed with fall goodies, I can’t wait to create some pages with it!!   

There are TONS of awesome elements in this kit too! Click on the preview above to see the whole thing and click here to read more and see some beautiful pages using this kit!

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