Saturday, December 27, 2008

Photo Organization and storage

I had this great idea for the new year to organize and scrap many of my photos that are just in boxes. However, when we attempted to organize and label the photos we gave up after about 4 hours. So on to plan B....I'm just going to choose a few pics a week from the boxes and scrap the. Hopefully the task will be a bit less daunting that way.

First Your Story Book

I wanted to share my observations about the Yourstory personal electric binder by Provocraft. Santa was very good to me this year and brought me one. Let me start by saying that this book was made for the 2 year old in it, so I'm sure she will add her own embellishments.

The good...
I made this book using the kit that came with the binder. The kit contains a black 8X8 cover and matching pages. There are flat sticker letters and embellishments (I really hate flat stickers and disgarded the remaining) also included. I was able to complete the book using only the kit, mat paper and bling for the flowers in just one evening.

Once I had the pages assembled I binded the book, it took 2 attempts to make sure all the pages were well binded. It seems if any embellishments were to close to the edge it didn't bind that area well.

The bad.....
The covers are very thin and you can only use a minimal amount of pages, depending on how think the paper is and your embellishment style.

I didn't use alot of embellishments for fear of them interfering with binding. I did do one page with ribbon to see how it would work. This was the only page that didn't bind with the first binding attempt.

The cover selection is very limited, although you can alter the covers to make them more pleasing to your taste. A stampable cover would be great.

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned and my next book will have more embellishments and I will use an alternate paper source.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


If you haven't found your way to the ALBTM blog or ebay items. You need to check them out now. They are just beautiful, and for this month there is an extra added bonus of blog candy! Who doesn't need more scrappy candy for the holidays!