No time to scrapbook?

Do you want to preserve your memories, remember the wonderful deeds of our Lord and have easy access to your photos? But you

  • don’t have time
  • don’t have all the necessary tools for scrapbooking
  • don’t feel like you are creative enough
  • don’t know where to begin

Well, faithbooking can be as easy as 1,2,3!

1.  Gather photos.

2.  Place in protectors.

3.  Fill space with premade embellished “blocks”.

1.  Gather Photos

Once you gather the photos you want to place in your album, sort them out.

You can sort by:

  • theme (holiday, vacation)
  • event (birthday, sports)
  • person (child, sisters, family)
  • milestones
  • lessons learned

2.  Place in Protectors

Each two-page spread can hold 10 photos. Select group of photos from step 1. Arrange photos in an eye-pleasing manner.

Tips:

  • place people facing inward (not looking off the page)
  • arrange chronologically to better tell the story
  • group like items
  • sometimes you just need to arrange until the photos look balanced or pleasing to the eye

3.  Use premade embellishments

Fill in unused space to support the theme of your photos.

“Block” embellishments:

  • Title block (tells what the photos are about)
  • Journaling block (here you can fill in the who, what, when, where, why and how) about your photos. What do you want to remember?
  • Scripture block (further support the theme with scripture to remember God)
  • Embellished block (decorative elements to support theme of photos)
Close-up of embellished blocks.Faith Pockets card inserts available in the Faithfully Yours Shop!

Where to get albums?

1.  You can find an album by Recollections at Michaels. It comes with page protectors already, enough to hold 400 photos. (or 400 “blocks” for photos and embellishing) These retail for $25, I recommend purchasing with a 40% off coupon. *the samples shown on this page are all from one off these albums

2.  We R Memory Keepers also has beautiful leather albums in several colors that retail for $29.95. However, the page protectors are sold separately. There are various page protectors as well with different photo sizes and layouts.

Samples:

MADD Camp 2010 1. I gathered photos from my two daughters final MADD Camp performance. 2. In this album, purchased at Michaels, the photo slots are three horizontal and two vertical. Because my photos are mostly horizontal, I cropped a few to still fit in the vertical slots. 3. One of my vertical slots, I created a title block with some journaling. The remaining vertical blocks I used coordinating paper, my cropped photos, and further embellished with journaling.The bottom left journaling strips is scripture.

Happy Birthday 1. I gathered photos of my daughter trying out her new skateboard ramp she had received for her birthday. 2. Again I cropped two photos for the vertical slots. I filled in the space above/below the photo with scraps of patterned paper. 3. The title block contains a die cut Happy birthday along with some journaling.  I also created a scripture block to support the theme as well as remember God. And finally, the journaling block with strips of journaling.