Monday, December 21, 2009

I've been featured! SO excited about my new venture!

Believe it or not, every once in a while, I do take a break from my Cricut.  Recently I made my very first digital scrapbook, and it's been featured in The Friday Five at Scrapblog.com!  If you haven't heard about Scrapblog, let me tell you about my first experience with them:


As some of you know, my daughter got married November 8, and our awesome photographer took 850 pictures!!  After literally HOURS of narrowing them down to "only" 120, I tackled something totally new for me...digital scrapbooking.  I got the idea when I stumbled upon scrapblog.com while looking for cool stuff for my new blog (I only started this blog a little over a month ago), and I played around with their freebies for a few minutes. OK, it was really more like a few hours.  The next day, I jumped in feet first, and 4 days later, I had a completed scrapblog. Have I mentioned that I'm a perfectionist?

The cool thing about Scrapblog is, it's all online, so you don't have to buy any software, and it's so easy to use that the learning curve is relatively small.  You can create one page or a whole book.  You make the pages totally personal, including backgrounds, embellishments, frames and text.  You can add shadows, change the opacity to create a faded look to your photos, change them to sepia tone, antique them....the list goes on.  You can choose to add shadows to your embellishments to make them look 3D, or you can leave them as is.  You can put stitches and pins and buttons on your pages.  You literally control every detail of your page - perfect for a perfectionist like me.  And did I mention the "shopping?"  Scrapblog offers loads of free backgrounds, frames and embellishments, but you can also purchase them with Scrapblog credits.  Just buy credits with your credit card and shop away in their online galleries! 

Once your scrapblog is done, you can "publish" it online, complete with optional music, for your friends and family to view, or you can order it printed in hard or softcover - up to 100 pages.  I think the prices are very reasonable.

My wedding album was 37 pages, and I ordered 5 hardbound and 5 softbound copies for family Christmas presents.  I received the books late last week, and I have to tell you, I am TOTALLY impressed, and I think my family will be, too!  The books are top quality and professional.  I will absolutely be making more books with Scrapblog!  Check them out at scrapblog.com. 

If you would like to view the scrapblog, click here, and be sure to click on "view full screen" at the top right corner to see all the details!

4 comments:

cfine said...

Love your wedding album! I've never heard of scrapblog.com, thanks for the info. BTW I live near Glen Allen and you didn't invite me?LOL! I love your blog and all of the boxes you make!

Laurinda said...

What a beautiful book! It must have been a hit at Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing this site with us.

Laurinda Cicut MB

Anonymous said...

Om my gosh, I just read your daughter's honeymoon trip report this afternoon on the Disboards!!! Too funny!!! I love your site and the designs that you make. Have a Happy New Year!

Michelle

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog tonite. Your creations are beautiful...TFS! I love the wedding album...beautiful pics and layouts. What a treasure you've shared!

cyimbugbitten

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
Lifetime crafter, beginning with sewing clothes for my troll dolls when I was 5. Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2000. Wife of almost 30 years to my high school sweetheart and planning on 30 more! Mom to 2 great kids and one awesome new son-in-law. "Mom" to 3 furkids, Pomeranians Roxy and Lulu, and a Calico cat, Sugar aka "Miss Fattypants." Addicted to all things Disney!