So Lazy…

Yesterday I did nothing. I finished a book, puttered around the house in my jammies and reveled in the day after Christmas lazies ;) Ahhhhh. That was nice but now I am ready to get back to it! I wanted to share the finished calendars that I made for my parents and in-laws this year. Here is the cover:

 

I am so glad I bought a binding machine this year, it really speeded up the process for me, I got a simple office supply version for $20 and you can read about that on this post if you want.

My other secret weapon for putting this together so quickly was Picture Collage Pro software. I was able to collage my photos on my computer and print them so all I needed to do was cut the collage out and glue it to my pattern paper. You can get Picture Collage pro software here. I love it! Disclaimer: I love this software and use it every time I scrap so I signed up to be an affiliate so if you end up buying it (through clicking the above link) I will earn a commission :) Thanks!

 

Excuse the bad lighting, I literally took these photos on Christmas Eve on my scrap-table seconds before wrapping them ;)

Tips:

  • Stick to one line of paper for east coordination. I used a stack of K&co paper for most of the album.
  • Be sure to write names and dates on the pages, you do not need fancy journaling but get the facts in there, these calendars will be saved for years to come.
  • Print an extra copy of the photo pages for you and scrap a year in no time!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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5 Responses

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year….your calendars are very nice! What printer did u use or did you send them off some where?

    • Hi Gail,
      I print all of my photos from home. I use an HP Photosmart D7360, it is about 4 years old and still does a great job! To save money on ink I buy the off brand HP02 cartridges from amazon (dot) com so I get 13 cartridges for about $12 and the shipping is free if I order more than $25 dollars. The only downside to my printer is that about a year ago the 4″x6″ photo tray stopped working propery but i prefer to print the larger sheets of photos anyway;) Good luck! Oh the HP printer was about $200 new, priver than most, but as you can see I am getting my money’s worth!

  2. I a word wonderful! Love it!

  3. Fabulous idea! Happy New Year, Lindsay!

  4. Your calendars are BEAUTIFUL!!
    I can tell you made them with lots of love.
    Chris

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