Thursday, January 14, 2010

CTMH Sweet Home Fridge Photo Frame

Here is a little photo frame I made today.  I added some magnetic tape to the back and will put it on my fridge with a small pic of my kids!  I like having little reminders around the house that bring our sometimes crazy life into perspective! 


Materials Used (all Close to My Heart, except as noted):
Update for you on my Library of Memories course.  It doesn't actually start for a few weeks, but I've started doing some of the pre-class assignments.  The one assignment is to 'spend some time with' (not necessarily organize) your digital photos.  Unlike many people, I do actually print ALL of my photos.  So this step isn't necessarily as critical for me, I don't think.  But the idea behind it is to go through the thousands of digital photos you have and pick the 'highlights'  . . . the ones that are definitely scrap-worthy & that capture the 'highlights' of each season and year.  Tag them somehow (depending on your photo software) or copy them to special folders so that you can find them & print them.  Essentially, you want to pare down your collection to a more manageable size - it is time to accept that you are never going to scrap EVERY photo! 
While creating my highlight photos for each year, I've also taken it upon myself to add tags/keywords to ALL of my photos so that I can find photos easier when I'm searching for a photo or subject (i.e. I have tags now for each of our names (me, hubby, the kids), 'friends', 'family', vacation, christmas, birthday, etc.).  So when I started this process - I knew it was a big job.  But wow!! It is a huge job! I have a LOT of pictures!  Anyway - I'm still plugging away at it when I have 15 minutes to spare here & there.  And I think in the long run it will be worth it & save me the frustration of trying to scan through hundreds of photos looking for a particular one - which I often do when I have a layout planned in my head! 

7 comments:

  1. Super fun project Carla, great papers!

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  2. Love this fridge frame! Excellent idea.
    Wow, for being so organized with your digital pix. I just know you'll really enjoy the class!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  3. So cute! Glad to hear you're taking LOM too...so is Julie. It's my second time around, so I can take it for free as an alum! Talk soon!

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  4. The frame is darling.
    kudos to you for trying to reorganize...you are brave..I have thousands and thousands of photos..I never tag them....at least they are in monthly files..but still a HUGE mess. I am scared to even start LOL.

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  5. What an adorable pic frame! I love your idea of tagging your digi pics. I think I may give that a try going forward at least.

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  6. Great frame. I love the sentiment on it. The project you are undertaking sounds like a great one and one that I definitely need to do.

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