Monday, February 1, 2016

FIU Challenge Update and Scrapbooking

Well, here is my list with the ones I have gotten crossed off.
  1. Bind my 4-patch quilt (poor thing's been waiting for over 2years)
  2. Remove last of carpet in sewing room (it's really in the way and is hampering my crafts)
  3. Finish my "Merry Christmas" framed set
  4. Tidy up all my quilting scraps
  5. Frame my Mother's Tree.
  6. Clean off my scrapbooking desk so I can actually scrapbook!  clean enough to work on 1-15-2016
  7. Finish the Disneyland scrapbook for my sister
  8.  List the rest of the items I have set aside to sell on Etsy.  finished on 1-7-2016
  9. Re-starch/shape the rest of my crocheted snowflakes.
#6 has created its own side effect.  My desk is for traditional scrapbooking.  I enjoy doing it and it is a necessity do to the enormous number of photographs I've inherited (1,001 from one side alone).  However, I do have a bunch of digital photos that I need to take care of.  Now I'm getting into digital scrapbooking!

I started doing digital scrapbooking this past week.  Thankfully, I've always been a bit of a computer nerd so the software, My Memories, was easy enough to learn.  I'm currently working on the 9th page of the album I'm doing for me and my sisters.  There was only one copy of each photo from my youth.  Most of them were Polaroids (the kind where you pulled the paper off after a couple of minutes).   Before my Dad passed, my middle sister helped him take digitals of all our family albums.  She has the originals and she and I both have digitals.  That currently leaves my youngest sister without any photos from her youth.

Here's the cover of the album:

I've already figured out that the digital scrapbook, fully printed and bound, is going to cost me a lot less than the supplies would for a traditional scrapbook!  Making copies is also going to be sooooo easy!  I'd be jumping for joy, but I'd probably fall and hurt myself.  ;-)

I may get #7 off the list by going digital for it...we'll see.

Happy Stitching!



Leonore Winterer said...

Just a month and two points scratched off already - yay! Scrapbooking sounds like fun, even more so if you can do it digitally :)

Heather said...

Congrats it looks great!

Carla Eldridge said...

My daughter is the scrapbooker, but digital scrap booking might be it for me! Great idea!