Digitize Them

A friend sent me a link to an article in the NY Times about a company that will digitize pictures for a reasonable price. Here's the link.
ScanMyPhotos.com is the company in the article, and I like what I see. I am sure that I have over 1,000 photos, so I'll probably go for the "fill the box" option. I was so worried about what to do with the pictures, but this is a reasonable option.



Delta! Delta! Delta!
What an amazing crop it was!! The Tridelts really know how to do it right!! I got there a little before 9 am and stayed until about 12:30 am. AND I was SO DARN ORGANIZED!!! I had all the layouts planned and in order, which is definitely my new favorite way to scrap. Never again will I drag around that huge tote and all my paper holders. I will spend a few hours getting organized before heading out and just take what I need. So worth it.

Here's a picture of my favorite layout from Saturday. OK, it's above my post. Why can I never get the pictures where I want them? Some of my table mates helped with the colors and the ribbon. They were all so nice, and we will hopefully scrap together sometime soon.

I won prizes, too! I won a table prize, which was a bag chock-full of embellishments and tools. Stuff I have no idea how to even use! I got some Heidi Swapp stuff--I just LOVE her! I love reading her blog, especially her Olympic updates. I also won a door prize, which was a page kit from MM. Very cool. And we got a goodie tote and even a t-shirt. It was really great.


8 AM to 1 AM

That's how long the next crop is that I am going to on Saturday. How many hours is that...12 plus 5. Seventeen hours of scrapping!!! OMG.

The local chapter of Tridelts is holding the crop in a vacant store right next to a Scrapbooking store (how cool is that!), and for only $40, I will get food, a t-shirt, AND a goodie bag! I have to say, this may be way cooler than the crops I usually do with my CM person. It certainly seems like a better deal, hours-wise and freebies-wise. And the proceeds go to a good cause, which makes the whole thing worthwhile.

I have been thinking about getting a Powerlayout box from CM to get organized prior to going, but then I always worry about changing my mind when I already have things picked out. I think the Powersort method takes away some of the creativity and spontaneity of the craft. I will just have to pare down, as I only have 3 feet of space to work in. Sigh...


The Box is Gone

That box full of albums (above) is no more. I have taken out every photo and piece of memorabilia from the albums and put them into CM power sort boxes.
What a lovely trip down memory lane. Most of the pictures are undated and unmarked, but every so often, I'd find one that had writing on the back, a description or identification. It was so much fun.
I ruined two pictues, which I think was pretty good. Many of the photos were stuck to those old magnetic sticky pages, and it took some work to get them off.
Now I have to sort through them and figure that part out.


Got Started

Yep, I got started in the scrapbook room again. I spent an entire afternoon there trying to make sense of the mess. For a few months now, I've just piled bags and boxes on top of the table while I've been working on other projects (mainly sewing).

I've gone through about 1/2 of the photos in those old albums in the header picture. So far, all I've done is get them out of the albums and into a CM sort box. There is absolutely no order to it at all, but at least the albums are going into the garbage. I'll finish that project tomorrow or Monday and then start thinking about step 2, which will be to organize the pictures somehow.