As we swing back into another start of a school year, lets think about how to document your child/children’s school year. After reading how easy it is to gather your child(rens) projects, consider taking a class with Scrapbook Digitally on September 14th or October 12th to learn how incredibly easy it is to make a digital scrapbook.
Step 1: Decide now on a bag or box that you can place your child’s school work. Make it easy! I am one for simple and nothing that takes a lot of work so for me a diaper box or a brown bag from the grocery store placed near the kitchen is perfect! You might ask why not a folder? Well, because starting around Thanksgiving (if not sooner) your child might bring home crafts or items that a folder wont be suitable to hold. Of course you will display it. For the items that you decide to take off display place them in the bag or box to be documented later.
Step 2: Date whatever you can. For the most part you will probably remember when something was made because it will be seasonal or specific to an event.
Step 3: Periodically you might take a picture of the work or craft. My method is to wait until the end of the year to decide which items I will digitize using a digital camera. I also like doing this because I have all the pictures grouped together on my camera. If you missed my post about how to take pictures of items using your camera go to a previous post and look under the heading “Tips for Posting: Method 2”.
Step 4: Start by opening up a 8.5 x 11 layout in your digital software. Begin placing your images on the pages. If you don’t have a scrapbooking software, tryStoryBook Creator. Want to learn how to make digital scrapbooks? Sign up for a class in Exton, PA through DARC either September 14th or October 12th.
*Tip: Include tickets, cards or notes from fellow classmates or teachers.
If you are interested in having a School Scrapbook made by Scrapbook Digitally contact Kristina below: