It’s time for another #freeyourpictures Friday!

#FREEYOURPICTURES Friday at picturestoscrapbook.com

It’s finally #freeyourpictures Friday!

I apologize for the lack of posts this week, but I am working hard on a Holiday Gift Guide and surprises for next week.  I promise to be back with awesome Black Friday specials and other fun stuff!

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The idea for “#freeyourpictures Friday” began as a way to remind people to upload their photos to their computer each week. It started to evolve from there, because I also wanted to find a way to celebrate memory making and memory keeping. Enter the link party!

So, how does it work? (and what the heck is a link party, right?)

Upload

This is your friendly weekly reminder to upload your photos from your digital devices to your computer (or cloud).  Import the images from your cameras, memory cards, phones, or anywhere else you may have photos.

If you are taking pictures, importing them is a key component of your digital workflow.

Your memories are important, so I encourage you to do this every week!

Create

Create a project involving photos.

It could be anything from a scrapbook layout, a pocket page, putting a photo in a frame, or just picking your favorite picture or Instagram of the week.

Share

This is where the link-up comes in.  A link party allows you to upload a link or photo and display it for others to see.

What can you share?

  • A picture of a project you created this week
  • An Instagram image that you love or that was the highlight of your week
  • Add a link to a blog post that has your project or photos
  • A page from your art journal

Anything goes, as long as it is related to memory making or memory keeping.

See that blue button below?  Just click “Add your link” and you will be taken to the #freeyourpictures Friday link-up page.

You can also participate by using the hashtag #freeyourpictures on Instagram or Twitter.

Easy peasy.  Oh, and be sure to visit other posted links and leave them some love.  Let’s encourage each other to keep creating and sharing!

 * This link party will be open until the next #freeyourpictures Friday on November 28th, so feel free to add links until then.


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It’s #freeyourpictures Friday!

#FREEYOURPICTURES Friday at picturestoscrapbook.com

Yay, it’s #freeyourpictures Friday!

The idea for “#freeyourpictures Friday” began as a way to remind people to upload their photos to their computer each week. It started to evolve from there, because I also wanted to find a way to celebrate memory making and memory keeping. Enter the link party!

So, how does it work? (and what the heck is a link party, right?)

Upload

This is your friendly weekly reminder to upload your photos from your digital devices to your computer (or cloud).  Import the images from your cameras, memory cards, phones, or anywhere else you may have photos.

If you are taking pictures, importing them is a key component of your digital workflow.

Your memories are important, so I encourage you to do this every week!

Create

Create a project involving photos.

It could be anything from a scrapbook layout, a pocket page, putting a photo in a frame, or just picking your favorite picture or Instagram of the week.

Share

This is where the link-up comes in.  A link party allows you to upload a link or photo and display it for others to see.

What can you share?

  • A picture of a project you created this week
  • An Instagram image that you love or that was the highlight of your week
  • Add a link to a blog post that has your project or photos
  • A page from your art journal

Anything goes, as long as it is related to memory making or memory keeping.

See that blue button below?  Just click “Add your link” and you will be taken to the #freeyourpictures Friday link-up page.

You can also participate by using the hashtag #freeyourpictures on Instagram or Twitter.

Easy peasy.  Oh, and be sure to visit other posted links and leave them some love.  Let’s encourage each other to keep creating and sharing!

 * This link party will be open until the next #freeyourpictures Friday on November 21st, so feel free to add links until then.


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5 Benefits of Using CTMH Scrapbooking Kits (Workshops on the Go)

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While I love to scrapbook and to tell my stories, I don’t think of myself as a particularly creative person. That probably sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s true.  I have a hard time coming up with scrapbook designs, and may be the slowest scrapbooker ever.  That’s why I love Close to My Heart’s scrapbooking kits, called Workshops on the Go. They are fast, easy, and make creating beautiful layouts a breeze. Even for someone as creatively challenged as me.

Here are just five benefits of using Workshops on the Go: [Read more…]

It’s #freeyourpictures Friday!

 

#FREEYOURPICTURES Friday at picturestoscrapbook.com

It’s #freeyourpictures Friday!

The idea for “#freeyourpictures Friday” began as a way to remind people to upload their photos to their computer each week. It started to evolve from there, because I also wanted to find a way to celebrate memory making and memory keeping. Enter the link party!

Upload.  Create.  Share.

  1. This is your friendly, weekly reminder to upload your photos from your digital devices to your computer (or cloud). Your memories are important, so I encourage you to do this every week!
  2. Create a project involving photos. It could be anything from a scrapbook layout, putting a photo in a frame, or just picking your favorite picture or Instagram of the week. Anything goes, as long as it is related to memory making or memory keeping.
  3. Share a picture of your project, an Instagram image, or a blog post on the #freeyourpictures Friday link-up below. You can also participate by using the hashtag #freeyourpictures on Instagram or Twitter.

Easy peasy.  Oh, and be sure to visit other posted links and leave them some love.

Let’s encourage each other to keep creating and sharing!

 


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How to use Studio J to print 12×12″ layouts and photo collages (with video)

How to use Studio J to print 12x12" digital layouts and photo collages (with video) @ www.picturestoscrapbook.com

Do you have digital layouts that you created, but never printed?  Have you wanted to make a photo collage, but weren’t sure how?

Studio J is a fantastic option for both!  Yes, Studio J is a great way to create a digital scrapbooking layout from start-to-finish, but it is also a fantastic resource for printing 12×12″ digital layouts and photo collages.

If you use Photoshop or another program to digi-scrap, you can use Studio J’s “No Limits” option to print your layouts to store in an album.  If you’re anything like me, you have finshed projects lurking on your hard drive, waiting to see the light of day.  I recently found digi pages that I created all the way back in 2008 and never printed!

Photo collages are also a cinch when you use Studio J’s “Photo Collections”.  These are pre-made photo collages in sizes from 2×2″ to 6×8″.  These would work as a full 12×12″ page in an album, or you could cut the photos from the sheet to use on layouts or in pocket page protectors.

Here’s a video I made to help you navigate Studio J’s No Limits and Photo Collections:

November is the perfect time to print your layouts and collages, because Studio J layouts (2 pages/layout) are only $5.00!

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  1. Check out the video.  Was it helpful?  Would you like to see more videos?  Leave a comment below with your feedback.
  2. Then, go check out Studio J.  Let me know if you have any questions!

What is Studio J? (and a special offer)

 

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Do you think that you don’t have the time to scrapbook?  Do you think that you don’t have the creativity to make awesome layouts?  Well, think again!  Today I have a solution to the ‘I don’t have time’ or ‘I’m not creative enough to scrapbook’ dilemmas.  It is called Studio J.

What is Studio J?

Studio J is Close to My Heart’s online design software that allows you to create 12×12″ scrapbook pages on your computer.   There is no software to purchase and install; instead, simply log in to Studio J and start designing your layouts. You can create and immediately purchase your layouts, or you can save them for later completion and purchase. [Read more…]

Day 31: Introducing #freeyourpictures Friday!

#FREEYOURPICTURES Friday at picturestoscrapbook.com

Welcome to Day 31 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

#freeyourpictures Friday is coming to Pictures to Scrapbook next Friday, November 7th!

The idea for “#freeyourpictures Friday” began as a way to remind people to upload their photos to their computer each week. It started to evolve from there, because I also wanted to find a way to celebrate memory making and memory keeping. Enter the link party! [Read more…]

Day 30: How Can I Help You Find Your Scrapbooking Fit?

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Welcome to Day 30 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

Just because the FIND your FIT series is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean that our time together has to end! If you’ve been following along this month, we have covered topics like why scrapbooking is important, how to make it a habit, the different types and styles of scrapbooking, where to find inspiration, and working with photos.

Now it is your turn, and I would like to hear from you! Think of it as an exit survey, if you will.

  • What is your biggest scrapbooking challenge and how can I help you solve it?
  • What topics would you like to see on Pictures to Scrapbook in the future?

Share your answers in the comments below, in a Facebook message, send me a tweet, or email me.  Let’s work together to find a solution and find your fit! [Read more…]

Day 29: Does Scrapbooking Make You More Grateful?

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Welcome to Day 29 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

Thanksgiving (in the US) is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to count your blessings and remember the things you are grateful for. I have seen multiple references to the connection between memory keeping and gratitude lately. So, this got me thinking–does scrapbooking, memory keeping, and art journaling make you more thankful? [Read more…]

Day 28: The Capsule Wardrobe Concept and How It Can Work for Scrapbooking

 

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Welcome to Day 28 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

The term ‘capsule wardrobe’ came about in the 1970’s, but interest in the concept has been recently renewed on fashion blogs like Unfancy. It is described as a collection of a few essential pieces that never go out of style (the basics), mixed with seasonal or trend pieces.  Having a capsule wardrobe narrows your choices, reduces impulse purchases you may regret, and allows you to wear all of the pieces you have.

The capsule wardrobe concept can also be applied to scrapbooking supplies. Determine the basic, key items you love to use, and always have them at hand. From there, add in the seasonal, trendy, or pop-of-color pieces that fit your style.  For instance, these could be items of a specific theme that coordinate with your photos or a recent trend you may want to try before committing to fully. [Read more…]