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Post by Bill_ » Sat, 02 Dec 2006 12:01:39



Hello Scrapbookers,

    I like to create history based web pages. This is fun but a lot of my
friends and family

are techno-phobic, and do not come close to computers. :-( So I decided that
the only

way I could share my hobby would be to expand it with scrapbooks. In October
2006 I visited

the local Michael's and attended a crop night. I was hooked. :-)

I put together a 4 page scrapbook about Columbus. The pictures were "s***
lifted" from

the web.

When that book was finished I decided to make one about the Pilgrims, hoping
to have it

finished for the family Thanksgiving get-together. LOL I completed the
Pilgrims Scrapbook

ONLY 2 days after Thanksgiving. I then converted it into a webpage.

I have a poor eye for alignment this became obvious to me only after I
scanned the pages.

I will try to be more careful with the alignment on the next scrapbook I
make.

I would like to have your comments good or bad.

Is there anyone else who makes scrapbooks with a history theme?

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Bill O


 
 
 

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Post by Melissa in Seattl » Sat, 02 Dec 2006 13:05:27


Hi Bill,

First off, welcome to RCS! Glad you've found us and thanks for sharing
your pages. What a wonderful idea. You did a great job for your first
time. I guess to solve your problem I would suggest using an "L" type
ruler, I don't know what they're called but they've got that right
angle on them... I think they're used by architects mostly. I think you
could find one inexpensively at staples or some such store.

Thanks for sharing! and good luck :)

Melissa in Seattle

 
 
 

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Post by Katrin » Sat, 02 Dec 2006 23:16:34


Hi Bill, welcome to rcs! I've not heard of anyone making this type of
scrapbook but I think it's a great idea. It would be a good way to
teach kids their history by letting them make one or work w/ you. Not
you in particular, just anyone in general. I have a feeling that our
history isn't a very high priority on the schools' minds nowadays.
Thanks for sharing.

Katrina in KS

Quote:

> Hello Scrapbookers,

>     I like to create history based web pages. This is fun but a lot of my
> friends and family

> are techno-phobic, and do not come close to computers. :-( So I decided that
> the only

> way I could share my hobby would be to expand it with scrapbooks. In October
> 2006 I visited

> the local Michael's and attended a crop night. I was hooked. :-)

> I put together a 4 page scrapbook about Columbus. The pictures were "s***
> lifted" from

> the web.

> When that book was finished I decided to make one about the Pilgrims, hoping
> to have it

> finished for the family Thanksgiving get-together. LOL I completed the
> Pilgrims Scrapbook

> ONLY 2 days after Thanksgiving. I then converted it into a webpage.

> I have a poor eye for alignment this became obvious to me only after I
> scanned the pages.

> I will try to be more careful with the alignment on the next scrapbook I
> make.

> I would like to have your comments good or bad.

> Is there anyone else who makes scrapbooks with a history theme?

> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> Bill O



 
 
 

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Post by Deb in A » Sat, 02 Dec 2006 23:29:50


Welcome to RCS Bill!  Your Pilgrim scrapbook looks great.  I remember as a
child, hating history.  My MOm loved it.  Now that I'm grown, I wish I had
paid attention more in history.  You have a great idea there with your
history scrapbooks.  Thanks for sharing!

--
Deb in AR - Desert Rat at heart!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Pages complete 2006 = 3
Goal for 2006: 1 LO a week


Quote:
> Hello Scrapbookers,

>    I like to create history based web pages. This is fun but a lot of my
> friends and family

> are techno-phobic, and do not come close to computers. :-( So I decided
> that the only

> way I could share my hobby would be to expand it with scrapbooks. In
> October 2006 I visited

> the local Michael's and attended a crop night. I was hooked. :-)

> I put together a 4 page scrapbook about Columbus. The pictures were "s***
> lifted" from

> the web.

> When that book was finished I decided to make one about the Pilgrims,
> hoping to have it

> finished for the family Thanksgiving get-together. LOL I completed the
> Pilgrims Scrapbook

> ONLY 2 days after Thanksgiving. I then converted it into a webpage.

> I have a poor eye for alignment this became obvious to me only after I
> scanned the pages.

> I will try to be more careful with the alignment on the next scrapbook I
> make.

> I would like to have your comments good or bad.

> Is there anyone else who makes scrapbooks with a history theme?

> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> Bill O



 
 
 

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Post by Luna » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 03:02:46


How fun! I can't really tell if anything is crooked or not, because it
could be distorted from scanning it. Almost all my stuff ends up being
kind of crooked, and I don't much care, but if it bothers you get a
ruler and measure from the nearest edge of the page to the corners of
whatever you're placing to make sure they're the same distance and then
it should be straight.  Assuming you cropped straight in the first
place, of course.

Now this has inspired me to do a scrapbook about my favorite authors!  I
could scan the book covers, have a little biography, and my own
"reviews" of the books.

 
 
 

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Post by letsemailnikki2.. » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 04:59:02


Bill - Let me just saw how impressive that is! I linked to your
website...great job! I have couple of questions for you regarding
loading the pages to the internet. I am taking a class on how to create
web pages, so I got that part down. But, did you just scan or take a
photo and upload the image to your page! Awesome job. I am a newbie to
this group, but have been scraping for a few years. This is a great way
to share the things that you have created with family and friends. I am
going to make this be my next task to accomplish!!

Nikki

Quote:

> Hello Scrapbookers,

>     I like to create history based web pages. This is fun but a lot of my
> friends and family

> are techno-phobic, and do not come close to computers. :-( So I decided that
> the only

> way I could share my hobby would be to expand it with scrapbooks. In October
> 2006 I visited

> the local Michael's and attended a crop night. I was hooked. :-)

> I put together a 4 page scrapbook about Columbus. The pictures were "s***
> lifted" from

> the web.

> When that book was finished I decided to make one about the Pilgrims, hoping
> to have it

> finished for the family Thanksgiving get-together. LOL I completed the
> Pilgrims Scrapbook

> ONLY 2 days after Thanksgiving. I then converted it into a webpage.

> I have a poor eye for alignment this became obvious to me only after I
> scanned the pages.

> I will try to be more careful with the alignment on the next scrapbook I
> make.

> I would like to have your comments good or bad.

> Is there anyone else who makes scrapbooks with a history theme?

> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> Bill O



 
 
 

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Post by Bill_ » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 09:16:01


Hi Nikki,
    I am glad you liked the "Pilgrims" web page.
The scrapbook pages are 12x12  I have a 8.5x11 flatbed scanner. I had to
make two scans of each page. 1 top and 2 bottom, then stich them together
using PhotoImpact I then I placed the pictures into a .HTML file and
uploaded them to
my webpage.
I first tried taking pictures but was not happy with the results.
I hope this helps
RCS is a very friendly group I'm glad I joined.


 But, did you just scan or take a

Quote:
> photo and upload the image to your page! > Nikki


>> Hello Scrapbookers,

>>     I like to create history based web pages. This is fun but a lot of my
>> friends and family

>> are techno-phobic, and do not come close to computers. :-( So I decided
>> that
>> the only

>> way I could share my hobby would be to expand it with scrapbooks. In
>> October
>> 2006 I visited

>> the local Michael's and attended a crop night. I was hooked. :-)

>> I put together a 4 page scrapbook about Columbus. The pictures were
>> "s***
>> lifted" from

>> the web.

>> When that book was finished I decided to make one about the Pilgrims,
>> hoping
>> to have it

>> finished for the family Thanksgiving get-together. LOL I completed the
>> Pilgrims Scrapbook

>> ONLY 2 days after Thanksgiving. I then converted it into a webpage.

>> I have a poor eye for alignment this became obvious to me only after I
>> scanned the pages.

>> I will try to be more careful with the alignment on the next scrapbook I
>> make.

>> I would like to have your comments good or bad.

>> Is there anyone else who makes scrapbooks with a history theme?

>> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

>> Bill O



 
 
 

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Post by Bill_ » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 09:21:25


Hi RCS Members,

Thank you for your comments and hints.
This is a very friendly group.
Have a nice day.
Bill O
"> I would like to have your comments good or bad.

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> Is there anyone else who makes scrapbooks with a history theme?

> Http://members.cox.net/wouellette

> Bill O