I'm planning to create a 50-page (four 4"x6" slots for photos per page, front and back) "brag book". I don't know where or when I got this pretty wooden album, but I got it to create a "50th Anniversary" album for my parents. Their anniversary passed this past September, but it doesn't matter, I've been very sick and they will understand. However, my Mother was just dx'ed with a serious illness, and I can't even say the words, so I won't. I need to complete this project asap. It's very important to me.
I was going to complete it digitally using templates (which I'm having a hard time finding...and what I found was way too expensive). I HAD tons of them from being a CT some years ago, but I can't find them! May have been lost when I lost 2 harddrives. Anyway... I can't really do it digitally, I just realized, because, even though I have an expensive printer, it doesn't print color properly. I don't have the patience to figure it out or the money to buy a new one....so now I'm thinking, should I paper scrap this album.
Does anyone have any ideas for me on how to do this. I mean, I know how to paper scrap, but how do I get these photos copied? They all belong to my parents (I borrowed them...long story about my own photos), and I'm afraid to leave them in a store for prints. Or should I do it digitally, is there some way for me to get my photos copied online but not have to print them myself (have an order shipped to me...so I'm not risking losing them)? I think I would actually like the 3D-look of paper scrapping, but then again, this album really was meant for flattened photos....might not work out so great.
My goal is to highlight each or clusters of the years my parents have been together. I have that part planned out...photos of each of their grandparents, parents, their childhood, their dating, wedding, then the kids come and all of the events that go with that...and some events, vacations, etc. along the way.
Can someone lead me in the right direction or give me some ideas? I don't know why I'm so intimidated by this, but if I know where I'm going with this and how to do it, I think that will enable me to actually get started.
Thank you so much!