Friday, January 30, 2009

So how do you preserve your Memories?

I'm trying to decide what to do with all of our many pictures. I used to be a huge fan of scrapbooking until I realized how much it was costing me to do it. Not worth it. I'd rather use the fun embellishments to make a cute card or project here and there, not for every picture.

So, then there is Digital Scrapbooking. Which, as you can see, I just started. It's really fun and completely free so far. I just used free downloads from places like shabby princess. But, then you have to eventually get those printed (if you're like me and virtual isn't good enough) and it is pricy to print 12 x 12 sheets. I have 500 pics of Riley alone from 2008. (These are the good ones I have picked out!) So, I need something that will be cost effective. What I've decided to do are the photo books like the pic above. They are usually about 20 pages for $20 for an 8x10 book and are always having new promotions. (Last week on winkflash I made an 8x10 100 page book for $20 and put 488 pics in it!). So, I think I will make the photo books for each of my kids at the end of each year. That way, I can throw in some of my digital layouts I make and some journaling as well. It's the best of both worlds. And, the point is, it gets done. I would never have been able to scrapbook all those pictures and would've ended up overwhelmed and not doing any, or just picking a few of them in the end.

BTW I'm not knocking anyone who scrapbooks. I think that it is great some people do all that. My sisters are amazing little scrappers. I'm just trying to figure out the most time and cost effective way to print our photos. To me, everything has to be worth the time and energy as well as money that has been put into it. So, what's your opinion? How do you preserve your memories? I would love to hear ideas!

Digital Scrapbooking

Here's my first Digital Scapbooking layout. I was just messing around to see if I could really do this. Wow. Not so hard after all. I'm excited to do more.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

McKade 3 Months

McKade lights up our whole house with his smile. He is the sweetest little guy. I am sad he is already so big, but I love seeing every new step. We love you, McKade.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Vote For Luke!!

Luke has entered the Walking with the Dinosaurs contest on Good Things Utah. If he gets enough votes for his Dinosaur Roar Video we could win tickets to the show. If you want to cast your Vote click the link below. His video is called "Luke wants to see Walking with the Dinosaurs". If you click on the link below you can click on his video and watch it. Then if you click on the "Vote" Icon it will have you register to vote... Just wants your name, e-mail, and a couple items to get you registered. Then you can vote!

Thank you all for your votes so far!! Trevor's sister told me he was shown on Good Things Utah today, Wednesday. Maybe they'll show him again tomorrow. Keep on watching!

Click Here to See Luke's Video and Cast Your Votes!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My New Niece

Ella Ryan was born to Ryan and Chelsea on Dec.30th. She is adorable and everyone is doing great. All these new babies are so fun. (Thanks for letting me steal your pic, Chels)