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.
We visited the famed Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, Texas on our way to Oklahoma City. The tradition is to leave your mark on the old Cadillacs buried nose-down in the ground. Unfortunately, we left our spray paint at home, so we just had to take photos.
Cadillac Ranch is located on a wind-swept portion of I-40 (not Route 66) and is like the ruins of some ancient civilization dotting the landscape. I suppose it could be a pop-culture homage to the car culture of 1950's, or just a quirky Texas joke. Either way, it's quite a sight to see.
I was in Houston for the Mom 2.0 Conference last month. Somehow, this picture that I took when arrived at the Four Seasons just showed up via Posterous. I guess it's been looping around in the ether all this time. I had a wonderful time in Houston, but haven't had a chance to write about it yet due to work. Maybe this is the internet's way of subtly reminding me?