Start a limbo line

by madiwelch

You know that time at the very end of the day when you really should go to bed, you really want to go to bed, and sometimes you are even laying in bed but rather than sleeping you’re unwinding by reading the news online {him} or playing with photoshop {her}? Hubs nicknamed that time, “limbo.”

Well lately, rather than plaguing the internet with more wedding photo edits, I’ve used my limbo time to experiment with the digital scrapbooking phenomenon. I kind of love it, and it’s about a billion times easier and less expensive than the lovely traditional kind (although I have to admit, it is hard to say goodbye to papercuts and glued fingers and spilled glitter, I really do love those memory-preserving battle wounds).

But anyway, I made a bunch of simple 4×6 .jpg files, got them printed for nine cents and slid them into my scrapbooking refill pages — piece of cake way to tell the full wedding story amidst all my favorite photos (since I had to whittle my favorites down to only 65 with 15 alternates for the official wedding album).

This method is especially convenient for photos that aren’t the best quality, as demonstrated above, because they don’t have to stretch to fill the full 4×6.
Or it’s a nice alternative when trying to decide between getting every photo printed and demonstrating self-control (take that, shoulder angels).

My initial motivation was just to use it for journaling, and although this print is a bit gray, it definitely serves the purpose.

I’m for sure still learning how to make these look even a little bit decent, but it’s fun, and cheap! I’ve spent only $2.87 on digital scrapbooking supplies, and those were mostly papers. Everything else is free! (So even if these aren’t that cute, let’s pretend, eh?)

(Special thanks to Divine Digital‘s lovely designers for their D-A-D and to Shabby Princess for their free kits — I think that’s where most of these lovely embellishments came from.)