Thursday, July 2, 2015
Quilt Photo Albums
I mentioned my new quilt photo albums in my last post, and thought I would go into more detail today. :)
While I love blogging as a record of my quilts, I decided that I wanted something more tangible as a record of my quilts. I spent several days selecting, uploading, and printing pictures of all of my quilts so far. (Good news is that Costco gives you a discount on 4 x 6 photos if you order more than 100 at a time.) Then came the time to actually organize the photos.
I started out by using divided sheet protectors. The ones I used are Albums Made Easy and are very similar to the ones made for Project Life.
Then I used some lined journaling cards to write the quilt statistics. One nice thing is that they have different styles of divided sheet ptotectors. I could choose what worked best for the quilts which would be back to back. It was also nice that you can just slip in the 4 x 6 photos. So that is what I did for my first 100 quilts. (I will admit that some still need the journaling done.)
I was feeling limited by the dividers, so I decided to do some very simple scrapbooking for the next 100 quilts. I have to say that I like the second way lots better! I selected cardstock which coordinated with the photos, trimmed them, stuck them down, and added some simple journaling.
I had so much fun doing this that I even printed pictures of quilts for my mom and started a different album for her using the Albums Made Easy sheet protectors. She loves it!
The biggest thing I learned by doing this is if you are planning on printing 4 x 6 photos of your quilts, make sure you leave room on the sides to crop the picture without cropping your quilt! I had been taking pictures of quilts so I wouldn't have to crop them before including them on my blog. Some of them lost a little on their sides. So now I am taking extra photos: Some zoomed in and some zoomed out.
What do you do with pictures of your quilts? Do you print them, or just keep them digital?
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my side bar. Check them out for lots of inspiration.
P.P.S. I wish everyone celebrating the 4th a safe, happy, holiday weekend!