Sunday, August 30, 2009

Life Book II - DELAYED - Please read!

Due to a death in my immediate family, the Life Book Challenge that was to begin Monday, Aug. 31st will be delayed one week. We will now begin Life Book II on MONDAY, SEPT. 7th. The Chat will begin at 9 pm EST/6pm PT.

I considered asking someone else to cover the chat this week, but we will be changing some things this time around and I need to discuss those changes with you.

I'll be updating the forums later in the week to reflect this change in the schedule.

Thanks so much for understanding! See ya next week!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Coming Soon! Life Book Quick Pages!

OK, so I've been talking to some of you about doing a Life Book with us in the next round (which starts Monday, by the way!!) I've heard some concerns from some ladies who are genealogists, first, or maybe have some paper scrapping experience, but are just getting started in digital scrapbooking. Also, some of you are busy and not sure you can handle doing a layout each week.

My good friend, Vicki, suggested that I make some Quick Pages for circumstances such as these.

What I will do is make a Quick Page (or two) for each of the topics we will be doing in Life Book. Each Quick Page will have openings for photos, so you can just layer your pictures behind it. They will also have areas for journaling, so you can just add your text in the appropriate place, and *voila* your page is done. This will be a quick and easy way to get a Life Book done without all the "scrapping" involved. It will already be done for you!

I'm working on the first one now, and will post the information as soon as it is available!!

Have fun, and I hope to see you Monday night at 9 pm (EST)/6 pm PT in the Heritage Scrap Chat Room!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Life Book II to begin August 31st

A "Life Book" is a scrapbook that tells the story of a person's life. Scrapping such a book may seem like a daunting task, but we have broken it down into small pieces to make it easily attainable!

Beginning August 31st, we will begin our second Life Book Series. We begin by choosing the subject we are going to scrap, and then interviewing them (if they are still alive) or family members to find the information needed for journaling. In week one, we will begin compiling our documents and information, and make a cover for our book.

We will do one layout a week for 26 weeks. By the end of March, you will have a completed book ready for printing. The book will include layouts about your subject's birth, childhood, parents, school days, siblings, young adulthood, marriage, children, homes, etc. Each week I will post detailed instructions to give you ideas about things you can include on your layout. I will also give you some sample layouts to look at and suggest some kits in the store that may go well with the topic.

As an added incentive, we will choose one random winner from the gallery each week to win a $5.00 gift certificate in the Heritage Scrap Store!

Please consider joining us, and pass the word to other digiscrapping friends or genealogists who may be interested in this challenge!

In the meantime, you can take a look at the forum threads from our previous Life Book Challenge, and check out the galleries for some inspiration!

We will kick off the 2nd Life Book Challenge on August 31st at 9 pm EST (6 pm PT) in the Heritage Scrap Chat Room. The directions for each week will be posted on Mondays just before the chat, and the winner from the previous week will be announced at the chat, as well.

I have posted the tentative schedule for Life Book II in the forum at Heritage Scrap. Feel free to take a look and plan to join us on August 31st!

Creative Team Call

Heritage Builders - for your Family Tree!

The August Collab kits are in the store at Heritage Scrap. This month, we've all done kits to help you make your family tree charts. Here is my contribution to the Collab.

I prefer to make my Heritage Scrapbooks in an 8 X 10 size to make them easier to share with family members and even to frame! It is also convenient to include in my research notebook in this size. While I normally design in a 12 X 12 size and then adapt them to fit my layouts, I have done this kit for you in an 8 X 10. If you are using them to make a 12 X 12 page, simply place them on a 12 X 12 background! All of the kits use the same color scheme, so they mix and match perfectly and they are all on sale for the month of August at $2.00 each!!

I have used kits that have the spaces for children already printed on them, and it seems I never have the right number of spaces and have to fudge with them to get them to work. In this kit, I have made the frames and info blocks separate so you can add as many as you need on the Family Chart. There is also a traditional Pedigree chart, A Family Register made from a vintage Victorian form, and a vintage Marriage License and Certificate. The crowning jewel in this kit is the Victorian Fan Chart. What a unique way to present your Pedigree! This file is a .png with an opening for a photo should you choose to include one.

This month we are celebrating the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Heritage Scrap and you will find sales of up to 50% off everything in the store thoughout the month! Check it out!!