I love the full size photos in the 8x8 album. I print all of my digi layouts in that size...now, I'm thinking about adding in some full size photos to that book. I think they would look great with maybe just some simple photo overlays on them (frames, text, etc.). Thanks for the idea.
@jodywood - Thank you! Let me see if I can help with some answers.
These photos are from Christmas 2009 - so definitely not Instagram (IG didn't start till late 2010). All these images were shot with my DSLR, then edited in Photoshop with the Toy Cameras digital kit by Tia Bennett. It's listed in the supplies on this page. This particular photo uses the general kit. If you like that but want something specifically Christmassy, Tia also has a Christmas edition of Toy Camera frames in the digital shop here at Two Peas. They are very easy to use with any graphic program that lets you use layers. You just position the frame over your photo in the right place, crop down to that square and print the picture! Easy. These photos didn't have other Photoshop edits and that particular image has a warm glow because it was snapped in a room with lots of candlelight and very warm-toned paint on the walls! But you could certainly edit your photos to achieve a similar effect even if the photo wasn't originally so warm.
I wouldn't give up on your phone just yet, if that's the best camera you have available at any particular time. Today's phone cameras can take images that print this size and larger. Obviously it depends on the model you have and its camera specs, but do make sure your camera app is set to the highest resolution possible and it's worth checking out camera apps other than the default. (I'm not sure what type of phone you have so it's hard to make a recommendation. I have an iPhone 4S and I use Camera+ rather than ever opening the default camera.)
Hope that helps a bit!
First, I love your 8x8 album. What a great way to let your photos shine. I do have a couple of questions, though. The prints look like Instagram photos with the dark border around them. So, is your phone camera just that much better than mine (I could never blow mine up to 8x8) or do you take the pics with your dslr and adjust them in photoshop or what? I'm also wondering how you get that soft glowy look. Thank you so much. I have LOVED this series.
Another magnificent l/o and video! I loved the "hurry up" Christmas music during your placement of the borders. Thanks Glitter Girl for making Wednesday special. Maria
I will miss these so much! She has inspired me throughout the year. I have become less hesitant in how I do things & have found ways to use product, both new and old.
Me too.... glitter girl has taught me so much.....
Video - Glitter Girl Adventure 050: Christmas Scrap Party!
This week Glitter Girl takes on the conundrum of whether to create just small pages for December, full size Christmas layouts or a combination of both! As always, this topic was inspired by a discussion [twopeasinabucket.com] on the General Scrapping message board at Two Peas in a Bucket, where you can discuss any scrapbooking dilemma. In today's adventure Glitter Girl starts with a look at two of her Christmas journals (from 2009 and 2010) then creates a 12x12 page with an extra 8x8 photo from Christmas 2009.
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Your challenge this week is to create a full-sized holiday-themed page and upload it to the gallery! Be sure to check the box for the challenge in step four of the upload process. If you need more ideas, try searching the gallery or the garden with the ‘Christmas’ tag from the list on the left of the screen. You'll find plenty of inspiration!
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