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    I build pages to make albums. Currently I'm trying to keep my 2006 up to date, and also get my 2005 done. I take lots of pictures, so just putting one on a page would never work! I hope to keep going and do a 2004, 2003, etc...and work my way backwards. I'm sure using the paper and the ink! LOL! I print all of my own out into a 8.5 x 11 scrapbook albums. I use to do scrapbooking all manually, never again! Digital Scrapbooking is the best!

    I'm wondering what you all do with the scrapbook pages you make?? Are you printing them? Having them printed? Putting them on Display on the Internet some where else? What kind of albums are you creating? I'm just looking for more ideas, and wanting to know how you use what you make?

    Do you upload every page you make to this site? Or just ones that you are really proud of? I seem to be uploading them all.... wondering if I should be more picky about what I upload..

    Thanks for your input in advance!
    Dee

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    The nature layouts I'm doing are going into an album for my mom and dad and I'm making a copy for home. I do them 8 x 8 on my sister's advice because they're smaller so mom can throw them in her bag to show others. I print them myself on 8.5 x 11 matte and then trim them down and put them in an album I found at Hobby Lobby.

    I just bought a borderless printer so I'm thinking about changing to 8.5 x 11 size layouts. I find the trimming part a hassle and that will make it easier.

    On a larger scale I'm doing like you are. Starting with current stuff and trying to keep up with it and then work my way backward. The bulk of our photos are still in the "packets" and not even in albums! Slowly, I'm beginning to get them scanned so that I can be ready to scrap those as time permits.

    The layouts I'm doing of my grandkids I plan on having printed professionally and done in hardcover books for gifts.

    One idea I've gotten from doing the journaling challenge is I plan on doing an album chronicling my life in sequence. Sort of like a journal. Maybe someday my kids or grandkids may want to see it and find out who I was through my eyes and my thoughts. I will probably do that one on DVD so that I can narrate the journaling.

    I would probably post more to the gallery but some family members are shy about postings to the internet. I can respect that. Otherwise I post most of what I do so that I can get feedback or maybe it gives someone else an idea to try. I don't have a lot up on the gallery mostly because this is all still fairly new and I haven't done a lot yet. I certainly like the sharing done in the gallery. It's a great source of inspiration!
    -=poppabob=-
    If I slip and fall please get a hold of crops2dawn or OnieRN to pick me back up!

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    • #3
      PoppaBob - Thanks so much for sharing what you do! You've given me some food for thought.

      I print all on glossy, and thought about matte, but where do you find matte paper in size 8.5 x 11? What brand?

      I like the idea of chronicling your life for your kids/grandkids. Every year I make a DVD of all the pictures and movies I've taken over the year, and give them to each of the kids so that they have them. I add music, etc, and have a good time doing it! I use Pinnacle, what do you use? I hadn't thought about talking on the DVD..... that's a wonderful idea. I'm thinking I might like to do the same thing!

      Like you, I don't have my pictures in albums.... I gave the kids the scrapbooks of their families that I did by hand. I have several years of digital pictures stored here on my computer.... and the rest in boxes!

      Pictures are a passion for me! LOL! I just love doing this. Again Thanks for Sharing!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GrandmaDee View Post
        I print all on glossy, and thought about matte, but where do you find matte paper in size 8.5 x 11? What brand?
        I use Staples photo supreme double-sided matte for paper. The cost is reasonable and I've had pretty good results with it. I've been using the glossy and satin finishes for stuff that I frame. Again, I've gotten good results with the Staples brand.

        Originally posted by GrandmaDee View Post
        I like the idea of chronicling your life for your kids/grandkids. Every year I make a DVD of all the pictures and movies I've taken over the year, and give them to each of the kids so that they have them. I add music, etc, and have a good time doing it! I use Pinnacle, what do you use? I hadn't thought about talking on the DVD..... that's a wonderful idea. I'm thinking I might like to do the same thing!
        I used to use Pinnacle but when I bought Photoshop Elements 4 I got the package deal that came with Premier Elements. Thats what I used recently when my sister asked me to do something with pictures that she had from when her family went to Mexico diving.

        Originally posted by GrandmaDee View Post
        Like you, I don't have my pictures in albums.... I gave the kids the scrapbooks of their families that I did by hand. I have several years of digital pictures stored here on my computer.... and the rest in boxes!

        Pictures are a passion for me! LOL! I just love doing this. Again Thanks for Sharing!
        I can certainly relate to that! So much to scrap and so little time!
        -=poppabob=-
        If I slip and fall please get a hold of crops2dawn or OnieRN to pick me back up!

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        • #5
          Thank you for sharing how you use these. I am a newly converted paper scrapper so am used to 12*12 layouts and still generally use this or 8*8 in the digital layouts, probably just what I am used to compiling with as I really struggle with putting together an A4 portrait layout although often when I see them in the gallery I think how striking they are.

          I have not yet had any of mine printed but as I am in New Zealand and my family are all in Australia and the UK this way I can easily share what is going on in my life and all the latest pictures by sending them a DVD of albums when I have finished and I am always emailing a page here and there when I send emails to keep in touch with family and friends.

          I only have a normal colour laser printer which prints OK if you use photo quality paper but it's not really great so I am currently thinking about the options, do I buy a better printer (maybe that prints offsize) or look for somewhere to get the 8*8 printed, several people on here have said that if they are readable on your screen you will be able to read them clearly printed at that size. In NZ our options are less than those of you in the USA for printing unusual sizes or getting books made but the great thing with digital is that for the paper and embellies we can buy on line so easily (well except for the exchange rate )

          Once I master this software I am going to look into setting up a small website with my photo's so I can just update that regularly and family/friends can look in and see what is going on with us. Anyone have any tips on what sites are easy to use and reasonable costs for a beginner?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by poppabob View Post
            I just bought a borderless printer so I'm thinking about changing to 8.5 x 11 size layouts. I find the trimming part a hassle and that will make it easier.
            What borderless printer did you buy, and do you love it??? I have ALWAYS bought HP...and the quality is so good, I am hesitant to try anything else.....but I would love to be able to print my 8.5 x 11 borderless!

            Thanks!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kristyc1994 View Post
              What borderless printer did you buy, and do you love it??? I have ALWAYS bought HP...and the quality is so good, I am hesitant to try anything else.....but I would love to be able to print my 8.5 x 11 borderless!

              Thanks!
              I got an Epson 1280 and I'm very happy with it. I picked it because I wanted to try panorama prints and this one will take roll paper and do 13 x 19.
              -=poppabob=-
              If I slip and fall please get a hold of crops2dawn or OnieRN to pick me back up!

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              • #8
                Link to 8 x 8 Matte Finish Photo Paper

                Poppabob - I was curious to see if they make paper this size, and I found a company that does. Actually this company's paper is sold in major retail stores, the stores just don't carry this size. I thought the price was good too.

                http://www.geographics.com/index.php...f21f993af88b70
                Last edited by ; 09-18-2006, 11:16 AM.

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                • #9
                  Thanks Dee. I think I'll give them a try.
                  -=poppabob=-
                  If I slip and fall please get a hold of crops2dawn or OnieRN to pick me back up!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by poppabob View Post
                    Thanks Dee. I think I'll give them a try.
                    I like the idea of 8 x 8 scrapbooks. They carry that size scrapbooks at Joann's where I like to go... So I ordered some paper too from Geographics! Thanks for the ideas!

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                    • #11
                      Hello fellow scrappers!!!

                      I have been digally scrapping now since late July. Im beginning my daughter scrapbooks individually starting with birth and so on. Since they are still young, it shouldnt take long. As far as family gatherings, my grandfather passed about 5 yrs ago so I put together a few pages of my grandparent as a memorial. I started with the earliest pictures I had and ended with the most recent of them together.

                      I have also put together my wedding pictures and my life starting when I met my husband. Also I have made a few of me when I was younger (school age) that my mom really liked.

                      I have posted alot online in the Max gallery but I havent posted every one of them. I also have been printing mine out on 8 x 8. I found an expandable leather bound album at Walmart with extra saver pages I can add whenever I need to. The paper I have been using is Kodak Premium Matte and Gloss. Depending on what pages I print, Ill select the finish. I print my own on a Brother MFC 210 C 4-in-1 printer (fax, copy, scan, print). Its a great printerand the ink cartridges are much cheaper than Lexmark or others. I got my printer at Staples Office Supplies.

                      Im delighted to know the methods and means everyone is creating their scrap pages.

                      Have fun!!!!!

                      Becca
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                      • #12
                        Cntrywoman72: That's great to find out what you are doing too. I'm working my way backwards right now....starting with my Grandchildren... Once they are all done...they I'll do my own kids! LOL! They would probably like to have books on themselves...it will make a nice present for them some day. I've thought about all in one printers, I'm glad to find out that they work so well too!! Thanks for sharing!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by poppabob View Post
                          I use Staples photo supreme double-sided matte for paper. The cost is reasonable and I've had pretty good results with it. I've been using the glossy and satin finishes for stuff that I frame. Again, I've gotten good results with the Staples brand.

                          I'm bringing up an old post here. I bought the Staples Photo Supreme matte paper, but I was not very pleased with my printing results on it.

                          I wonder what brand printer you use and what printer settings. if it is not too much of a bother.

                          Rosalie

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                          • #14
                            Since I started using ScrapMax, I have been doing 8 x 8's because that is all that I can get it to print. So I either use that size scrapbook which you can buy at any scrapbooking store or I use that on a 12 x 12 and then embellish around it. I would love to be able to print 12 x 12, but don't know how. Can someone tell me?
                            Thanks
                            Hilda

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                            • #15
                              You would need a large output printer or have them printed. I have done both.

                              Marion

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