Photo a Day

How many have seen the challenges to take a photo a day? Search some of the scrapbook galleries and you’ll find awesome displays of the photos taken and journaling to explain the photos. What a wonderful way to document and preserve memories!

Taleweaver software comes with templates that you can use to add your photos, or you can create your own! Now you can even place a photo with part of it on each page (and it will print correctly). The new version has so many great features – download it and enjoy!

This is a simple page, but it has some highlights of the past week. Some days I take dozens of photos, then there are days I miss completely. But I do stress journaling — tell enough about the photos that future generations will wish they’d been there! Have fun.

As Ever,
Pam

County Fair

This was my granddaughter’s first fair and concert! She didn’t think much of the midway, but really enjoyed Lady Antebellum. Then the rains came – WOW! But I got some good photos for my Summer 2010 album. I created a template of my own in Taleweaver to drop my photos into, then bordered them with a fine line and drop shadows. The clip art came with the software, too. Click on the Taleweaver link and download your own copy — prepare to have fun preserving memories!

As Ever,
Pam

Don’t Fear Making Your Own PhotoBook!

I have found the secret! It is the new Taleweaver program for MyPicTales.  I am having a blast and have found a great way to “do a book” I so want to share with you.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post here called Story Corps, Lets Not Forget Our Stories. The page featured inspired me to begin a book of the stories of photos I had scanned of my parents when they were young.  On a weekly basis (sometimes more if they are cooperating) I send a few of the pics via email to my mom.  She sends me back the dates, and places and some fun facts or journaling to add.  I don’t change any of the journaling.  I also send my mom the photos from my Dad.  They are having a blast talking about the photos, and then she writes back what my Dad told her about them.  It is all their words that go on the page!

As you can see on the page, I have that my mom is the narrator, and is in conversation with my Dad on the page.  This is important to me, so when my kids and my nephews read it, they know this is real and right from their Nana and Pa!

So far I have 8 pages done.  This is where the Taleweavers is so wonderful.  I am doing an 8×8 hardcover book, and I can upload them at will, and it waits for me.  I love the ability to have the book there to move the pages easily around, and fill them up at my leisure.  This way when I am done.  I can at that point, BAM send right to MyPicTales and order 3 books, one for me, my brother’s family and my parents.  Christmas is done! tee hee

I hope to keep you updated on the progress, and next week, I have some fun questions to ask for those pictureless pages!

~anne of alamo

Birthday Fun

My granddaughter was six yesterday; her party was today and I was on hand for photos of the event! For this two-page spread, I used one of my photos as the background and used Taleweaver shapes to set off the added party photos. I will still add some text and a title — the software makes it so simple to pull your photos into wonderful pages!

As Ever,
Pam

Christmas in July

The plants are out of the greenhouse at work; we filled it with Christmas merchandise and had a progressive Christmas in July sale, so I took some photos to document the event. Using Taleweaver to create a page to preserve the memory, I used a template, line edges and clip art provided with the software. I even found its feature for creating drop shadows!  My facing page is plain and will tell about having a sale in a greenhouse in the heat we’ve had!

As Ever,
Pam