Fear and uncertainty is a lethal mix. It sends the mind and body into a paralysis of doubt and procrastination!
After the drama of PictureMate – that Epson have discontinued it in Australia (only a month ago!) and have no plans for a replacement model for the foreseeable future… I had to go with the next best option in @homeprinting/scrapbooking the Canon Selphy 910. It had mixed reviews and still people find its finishing quality a bit iffy but I have found some settings that can be tweaked to get improved results – save that for a later post – watch this space!
So I was at:
– Scrapping Supplies: Check
– Embellishments: Check
– Photo Printer: Check
– Loads of pictures on phone and computer ready to be scrapped about: Check!
But unfortunately the last bit caused me (like it does to many a scrapper!) – a fair bit of grief. I have hundreds if not thousands of pictures that need to be printed and scrapped – so where do I begin?
Printing them one at a time on the Selphy just didn’t seem logical…. Although I did start there.
Plus I don’t want every picture to be 4×6 (rather 3.9×5.8 – because the Selphy paper isn’t true 4×6!!) so that meant trying out a collage app and setting up the collages one at a time
Yes I know…. I sound like a grumpy lazy bum – hence the aforementioned “paralysis of procrastination“!!
Anyway, while trolling scrapbook groups on Facebook, I came across a solution to my troubles – a fellow Australian scrapbooker mentioned a special sale on at snapfish.com.au – 50% off prints to be precise. So off I went to “browse”…. And lucky for me there was also a signup promotion going on – 60 FREE 4×6 prints (just pay $2.95 postage) – so I thought no harm!
I found a few hand picked photos of my elder daughter #LittleMissGorgeous on the external hard drive so I uploaded them and did the rest via PayPal – too easy!
Two days later – a lovely little packet was waiting in the letterbox – my snapfish happy mail =)
While browsing through the snapfish prints – one cute picture of my #LittleMissGorgeous caught my eye!
That was it! I had to start there…!!
So here’s the sneak peek of my first scrapbook layout EVER!
In the next post, I’ll share the steps I took to create this first 12×12 layout.
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