Friday, 29 January 2010 03:49

The "7-Minute" Scrapbook Page

Scrapbook - BaptismIt’s a grand idea – to capture your child’s “firsts” and other memorable events in a scrapbook.

Scrapbook - Playing Guitar with GrandpaBUT, we all have excuses – we are busy, we could never catch up, we don’t want to spend money on more supplies or (if you are like me) you have already spent too much money on supplies that you did not use! My excuse is that I have a hard time getting my pictures off the digital camera! These excuses are why I LOVE www.howfasttimeflies.com – it’s my favorite digital scrapbooking site. The site makes it very easy to tackle the sometimes daunting task of making a scrapbook/memory book for a child, a loved one or yourself.

Scrapbook - Making Flour Tortillas with GrandmaCathy Bennett, a mom, started howfasttimeflies.com in 2007 and it has grown into something really unique. She has a team of very talented designers that have created so many beautiful templates for children and they now have “grown up” templates – think weddings, showers, etc. This site is so easy to use…really, all you have to do is:

Scrapbook - Making Tortillas1. Create an account (it’s free) on howfasttimeflies.com.
2. Upload your pictures to the Digi-Scrapbook software (this is the most time consuming part).
3. Create your pages by choosing a layout and dragging your pictures into the template.
Scrapbook - Baby Sister4. Add your own text & title to the page.

Once you have completed your page(s) you can order 12x12 copies that go right into your scrapbook and there is an application that allows you to share the pages on Facebook. The $5.50 per page is worth it for the busy mom or for the paper and glue scrapbook “drop out.” The pages are printed on high quality 110-lb. cardstock.

Scrapbook - Go Irish!It’s been called the home of the 7 minute scrapbook page because it really is this easy – the hard part will be choosing from over 480 templates. The site’s templates are the nicest I have seen – and I say this with a lot of confianza since I have spent way too much time doing online scrapbooking! I like that I am able to add my own text en español, too.

Scrapbook - SpringIf you already scrapbook in digital format, you will LOVE this site; if you scrapbook the old fashioned way with paper and glue dots, you will LOVE this site; if you have never tried scrapbooking or stopped doing it, you will LOVE this site.

The scrapbooks you see here are some of the pages that I have created using the site.