After produce co-op I was itching to get my hands on my new scrapping stuff. I had a brand new 12 x 12 album that I thought I could transfer photos from the broken PWOC album into. I decided NOT to go remove PWOC photos from past albums but to begin making a PWOC only album with the Elmendorf years. I thought I would get Elmendorf and our current group into one album. It is not to be. The Elmendorf years more than filled the album. Anyway, I thought this would be easy.....take the pages out of the pioneer, tape them to the CM book, add protectors. Get on with the day.
I found some photos in the album that weren't on a page. Hmmm....The other pages in this album are very frilly. I couldn't just put naked photos in. I got out some paper and covered the white pages, layered a bit...had to go find corner rounders, had to find tape, had to load the tape runner. Shew - got it done.
I went to journal and the pens were all dry. I had to sort through and throw out pens.
At this point I was still having fun but remembering WHY digiscrapping appeals to me. ::snort:: Every time I got up, I came back to this:
But then I remembered that I used to love to scrap with Bre and Krista, so I let her stay. I gave her discard photos and she was happy.
I noticed photos were missing.....and went looking....ARGH...I found THESE!
Two full boxes of photos that span the time period from leaving San Antonio - going Digital in AK. This is only two years of photos. Do you see why I'm so behind? It's only gotten worse with a DIGITAL camera. Oh my WORD. TWO BOXES. I thought I had the magnetic albums and the digital prints to go ...but NO....TWO FULL BOXES OF FILM PHOTOS! *
At this point I was getting very tired. I did one naked page for the album.
I realized I should fix dinner. The older boys and Mike were out working. I did this.
The kids think I should scrap more often.
I got out the back up discs from the great computer crash and found digital photos from 2004 and 2005. I did 16 digital layouts to add to the PWOC album.
I figured out how to put them all on a jump drive in case there were a place in Fredericksburg that could print them for me. There wasn't. However, I did get my CM Storybook Creator PLUS software on Saturday. Which I used to make the intro and farewell page for the PWOC album (posted Monday).
Last night, I got all the newly printed layouts into the album. This PWOC album has naked layouts, modest layouts, incredily frilly layouts and digital layouts. I like it. I enjoyed scrapping Friday...but what I thought would take less than an hour took me 12 hours to complete. I remembered why I like PWOC project nights and why I like digital scrapping. LOL
Cost wise...um....have you ever figured the cost for a complete album. If you aren't doing naked albums it will shock you if you add the cost of paper, stickers, embellishments, photo printing, pages, protectors etc. I was discussing this yesterday with the owner of our scrapbook store. I was cringing at $3.48 per page and she said that most spend that or more on traditional pages....I told her I've been doing naked albums. She was alarmed. ::snort:: She said she thinks the price of digital and traditional are pretty much the same. I bought stuff to do a two page PWOC page for my next book and it came to $11 - that is without album, protectors, pages, tape, photos....I bought two 12 x 12 papers, a sticker that says road trip, and a packet of embellishments from Fredericksburg.
*Mike made my weekend when he saw me fussing about the boxes of photos. He reminded me that there ARE photo discs with them. I said, "Yeah - I know." He replied, "Load them on the computer and use the digital layouts." YES. I may do just that.....and send the other photos to Bre to scrap (she likes traditional scrapping) or my Mom (she's so hopelessly behind whats two more boxes from my home?). ::snort::
I think Mike discovered faster than I that paying for the digital prints will be cheaper in the long run than me browsing in scrapbook stores... He also really likes to see an album DONE and when I spend 3 hours to find the right embellishment it slows me down. ::snort::