Sunday, April 13, 2008

2007 scrapbooking pages

How was your weekend? Mine was ok, got a couple of things out of the way, but only half of what I wanted to do get done. One, because the kids weren’t keen on giving mommy some “me time”. Two, I am sooooooo easy to get sidetracked... and that is what happened the last two days. But I digress, let’s get back to the subject at hand (told ya, sidetracked, LOL).

I am sure it happens to most scrappers. After some time you look back at some pages and don’t love them anymore. I felt the more time went buy the less are liked my first pages. However, I have not created them to stay in my computer, lost, they were hours and hours of learning and thinking and organizing and writing down my memories (and having fun while at it). So I decided these pages were important, and before I change my mind and they are lost forever (and I don’t have ANY back up of my digi pages), I made this album at Shutterfly. I didn’t think, I didn’t rewrite, I didn’t change, I didn’t correct misspellings, nothing, or else I would have changed my mind. Here it is:
Click here to view this photo book.



(EDIT: if it says the slideshow has been deleted just follow the link to the Shutterfly gallery, sometimes it works when you just refresh the page. The book is over 100 pages so it was bound to break LOL)

I spent three hours organizing my pages in chronological order, I had over 150 from 2007, so I had to shortlist it to 101 (that is the maximum at Shutterfly). It wasn’t too hard, I was impressed at how many were about me and other random things, so that went to my All About Me folder for a future album of the like (maybe when I turn 30 in December I will print that out). I uploaded the photos to Shutterfly overnight, it really took the WHOLE night, so I am happy I went to bed and I wasn’t on a hurry. Tonight I had a look and decided to spend another hour or so creating a cover with some of the pages inside the album, it ended up taking 4 hours... so hard to resize and align those little buggers, and that was using Katie Pertiet’s template, imagine if I did it all from scratch? Hope it looks all right...

Anyway, I had LOADS of pages I needed to do for my CTs, I am soooooo far behind I don't know where to start :( I have to stop being so impulsive and try to organize myself a little, I didn't even reply to all the comments on the previous post yet (thank you!). Have a great week!

9 comments:

Léa said...

Que álbum mais maravilhoso!!! Amei de paixão!!! Parabéns... Beijos Léa

Gabi Butcher said...

Adorei a idéia... é uma solução para meus lo's aleatórios... que são praticamente todos...

Adorei!

Bjs.,

Gabi

Rúbia said...

Tou aqui babandoooooooo!! Lindíssimooooooo!!!! Eu ainda vou fazer um!

Ana Reis said...

Affff, que lindo que vai ficar Mi, eu simplesmente babei aqui. E esse outro que virá então, só com páginas suas (acho que foi isso que entendi) vai ficar lindão tb.

Mil beijos

Ana Amorim said...

O álbum ficou SHOW demais, Mi! E essa capa????? Ameeei!

verabear said...

The photo book looked real beautiful and the layouts are fabulous!

Katrina said...

Love the book Michelle! I felt like it was a recap of the entire time I've known you. They are classic Michelle...and I'm so glad you didn't change them! If you want to see ugly...look at my first layouts :)

Jackie said...

such an accomplishment michelle - it would be so hard to narrow down the pages I bet!! beautiful book! :)

nanda said...

aff, isso aqui está simplesmente DEMAIS!
Adorei o álbum, quanta inspiração, tu arrasa mulher!!! LINDO!!