I used to scrapbook. A LOT. I still have a closet full of scissors, paper, punches, and stickers to prove it. When I started blogging, I stopped scrapbooking, mainly because I didn't want to drag all of my supplies out and clean up after myself after a project was done.
A few months ago, I was invited to a dinner with a group of travel bloggers, hosted by Shutterfly. They showed us a new way to scrapbook our travels, using all those photos that are held captive on our computers. I finally tried one out and made a small book of my trip earlier this year to St. Lucia. After I received the book back, I was impressed with the quality of the printing, and how beautiful and professional my photos looked. Now, I'm hooked.
Shutterfly makes scrapbooking simple. Just upload the photos you want, choose a format or theme, and the software does the work of sorting and putting photos in layouts. If you're like me, and want to customize, you can customize, cut and paste to your heart's content. You can even add embellishments or "stickers" to your pages and make them as fancy or as plain as you like.
I may have a new addiction.
Visit Shutterfly.com to create your own personalized photobook.
Disclosure: I received some free samples of Shutterfly products. All opinions expressed herein are my own and not necessarily those of Shutterfly, Inc. Photos contained in the photobook are Copyright Glennia Campbell 2011. All Rights Reserved.
The White Sands National Monument rises up out of the scrubby brown New Mexico desert like a far off dream. You might think you're seeing the purest, whitest snow imaginable, but get closer, and you realize that it's a hot, dry white powder covering the landscape for as far as the eye can see, rimmed by mountains on the horizon line. The fine, white dust covering the landscape looks like a million tiny hands clapped chalk-laden erasers to form undulating dunes of glistening white fairy dust.
When my husband suggested we go there on our trip to Texas in December, we had been driving through the California, Arizona, and New Mexico desert for several days. My initial thought was, "another sand dune. Big whoop."