I Feel Like A Pretty Lousy Scrappin' Mom Right Now.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:09 PM
Sucker punch to the gut.
I've done dozens and dozens of layouts of her little life, but I haven't compiled layouts and had them printed in a book for her yet. Her brothers each have 2 books bound and printed since I started digi-scrapping in 2007 and several others paper-style from before I switched to digi. But I haven't had layouts printed and books made since Molly was born. I feel like the biggest jerk!
I had to put Molly promptly on my lap and scroll through loads of digi layouts I've done that feature her little life. She was thrilled and I PROMISED her an actual scrapbook of her layouts for her birthday in April. I better get to work!!! I really need to get better organized about completing, compiling and printing books for my kids!
Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:35 PM
I love this idea. As an interim solution can you get a little book printed, one that she can easily carry and show off. That may give you time to work on a 'proper' book with lower guilt.
I understand the feeling; for my daughter's second Christmas we gave photo books of her first year to the grandmothers, so I knew I had to do the same for my son's first year, but oh the stress and worry getting it finished it time. I have barely started their baby books and the only scrap book I've had printed was for my father in law's 60th birthday.
However, I use my layouts as my screen saver so my daughter sees them frequently and often comments on the ones about her (my son is too young to notice). I installed Goat 1000 - JPEG Saver screen saver this week, it adds into the Windows screen saver (I'm using XP, I don't know about any other version ) and allows you to select several picture folders. I have my layouts in a folder for each year or project so this enables me to show them all.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:41 PM
Good luck in printing and keep in mind all the close times you've had that MADE those scrapbook pages possible....
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:30 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:52 PM
I'm the youngest of 5 - and I totally get it!
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:58 AM
I can't see how it works, but the finished product looks great. My daughter would love it and it would make great gifts. I've added that to my wishlist.