April is always a busy month for me. Of course I always procrastinate and file my taxes at the last minute. I don’t know why I do it. I just do it. No reason at all.
April is also a big time for my sisterhood. Some of you may know, I am a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. In April we have our regional meetings. At every regional event chapters have the opportunity to compete for an outstanding chapter display award. The chapter display includes the yearly scrapbook. The scrapbook is my job. I love it. Lo and behold, I wait until the last minute to do that also. I don’t plan to wait until the last minute. I always fully intend to work on the pages as the events come throughout the sorority year. It just never happens. I always end up doing everything at the last minute.
I also have my daughter’s birthday in May, which means lots of work to do in April in preparation for the party.
Needless to say I have a lot going on. However, on April 13, 2013, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. It all started on Friday, April 12, 2013 when I pulled an all-nighter! I had to go through my Sorority Calendar and create a check list of all of the events which needed to go into our scrapbook. Then I had to get the pictures. None of the pictures were taken by me. I had to scour Facebook and my emails gathering photos. I even had to send out a few email requests for photos. I collected and imported my photos into Memory Manager 4.0. I placed them in a Sorority Scrapbook 2013 folder and tagged each event. I then sorted through all of the images and rated the images I wanted to put in the scrapbook. That is when the real work began.
I started with the first event; brought my top rated photos into StoryBook Creator 4.0 Software; chose a Blueprint; populated the Blueprint with photos and then went on to the next event. I repeated this process for each event. Once all of the events were fully populated into a Blueprint, I went back to each page to add journaling and content. I used three papers, three colors and two gradients throughout the entire album. I created a total of 19 pages. Total time spent collecting photos, organizing photos, rating photos and creating the pages: 9 HOURS. Woo hoo! That is the power of the pixels2Pages Blueprint. I used a different Blueprint for every page. I was indeed amazed. I finished the scrapbook pages so quickly that I was able to do my taxes as well. Yey!
Well, here is 1 of the pages I created using pixels2Pages Blueprints. Unfortunately, I can’t show you them all because as I said… it is for a competition. 🙂
Blueprint: Road Trip by Shelley Alexander