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Summer Carnival

Today, I would like to highlight, my Summer Carnival collection.  The basic combo pack contains 12 digital 12x12inch papers, and 29 page elements.  You can purchase it as a combo pack, or separately if you just want the paper pack or the elements pack.  My wonderful Creative team, as taken this set and made 2 border sets, a cluster set, paper stacks, quick pages, book marks, and a facebook cover!!

As a kid, I had the opportunity to live in a small town in Middle Tennessee for 3 years.  This kit was inspired by the wonderful memories I have of the County Fair that took place every August.  It was definitely a magical place!   The kit is perfect for scrapping any of your special trips to the fair, a visiting carnival or an amusement park, or even a trip to the circus.  It would also work great for scrapping carnival/circus themed birthday parties!  Click here to find the whole collection.

29 elements included in the combo pack, or available separately.
12 full-size papers, included in the combo pack or available separately.

Quick Page Pack

Paper Stacks Set (these are flattened .jpg files)

Cluster set

border set 1

border set 2

Book Mark Set

Facebook Cover

Photo Book Template, comes in 3 sizes, 12x12in, 8.5x11in, 11×8.5 in.

Here’s a little inspiration for you 😊

Gathering and Organizing Photos to Scrap…

In this age of digital cameras, and phone cameras, I’m sure that you already have loads of pictures to scrap, but what about all those old photos stored away in boxes.  If you are to work with older photos, you will have to scan them on to your computer.  There are all kinds of ways to do that now.  I’ve even seen apps to use your phone to “scan” them.  

It would save you a lot of frustration and time later on, if you would take some time to get your photos organized.   There are tons of ways to do this.  There really isn’t one proper way…just do what makes sense to you.

You may want to save them by year, and then by month…or by who is in them… or by where they are from… or by event… See I told you the possibilities are endless, so just do what seems the most logical to you.

I have my photos saved onto an external hard drive, but because I don’t want to have to go back and forth when I’m scrapping, I also have a file on my computer desk top, labeled, “photos to scrap”.  It only contains a few folders of photos that I am working with at the moment.

Getting things organized is an area that I really need to work on.  So it is on my “to do list” for the near future! 😉 

One more note… there really is no “fail proof” safe way to make sure your photos are always safe.  For that reason, I recommend, external hard drives, memory cards, flash drives,  and internet storage.  If your computer crashes, you have them saved in other places… If your hard drive crashes, you have back-ups.  Nothing lasts forever.  It is super important to also print some of your favorite photos.  I read something the other day, that really made me stop and think.  It said, “The most photographed generation, will have nothing to show for it, 50 years from now!”

Ok, have fun, looking through all those photos and all the memories they bring back and get them organized!

I would love to hear any of your tips or ideas for organizing your photos!

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