Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A prize post

A few words about prizes!

First up, you have till midday GMT tomorrow (Wednesday 10th November) to enter my friendship giveaway on this post.

Secondly, if you're Anna, please check out this post urgently - if I don't hear from you by the end of the day tomorrow, I will have to pick a new winner of my notebook I'm afraid.


And then - yay!! I was lucky enough to win two eco-friendly acrylic paints and a sweet little wooden box (just ripe for the altering) from The Craft Barn - thank you very much, Isabelle and Caz :-)


OK, nothing to do with prizes now, but Kate had a couple of questions (which were echoed by Amy) after my Scrap Your Day post yesterday. The first was about my photobook of our Italy trip. For the last few years I've made a photobook of our holiday photos, and I've used both Photobox and Snapfish on different occasions and been very happy with both. Each offers a range of page templates for various numbers of photos, with different backgrounds (though usually I pick plain white to set off the photos). You can add text from simple captions to long journaling, and if the standard book isn't big enough for the huge number of photos you may have taken while away (ahem!) you can add extra double pages as required.

Yes, it takes a while, but it's fun - it's a job I do soon after we get back, while the details and locations are still fresh in my memory, and it really helps me to relive all those moments :-) And it's pretty straightforward to follow through the steps. I'll maybe show a few photos of some of my pages when I've had a chance to take them, but for now, I hope that answers your question? I definitely recommend these books - we're building up a lovely collection of them now, and they're so great to look back over!

The other question was about the Hide ID. It's a stamp which I got from Lakeland, and it stamps a collection of symbols thickly over your name and address on a letter so you can recycle it without your details being visible. Saves me a lot of tearing out that part of the letter and putting the little piece aside to not get round to shredding it!!

15 comments:

Miriam said...

It is indeed an excellent little gadget! just trust that it works though and don't fiddle with it as my husband did. The ink takes about four days to come off!!

Beverly said...

yay, I didn't ask but was curious where to purchase the hIDe, tks for letting us know :)

JO SOWERBY said...

congrats on the fabby prizes. i love craft barn. cant wait to see what u make. i love lakeland, they have so many weird things dont they?
Jo xxxx

Melissa said...

I just starting creating photo books after our last two road trips. I love the way I now have a record of the entire trip in one place and can then scrap a few pages with my favorite photos. Love that little book, can't believe the winner hasn't claimed it. Enjoy your prize!

Rhona said...

Now that I've got up to the top of your blog I see you've already answered my question about the HIDE ID stamp - thank you :).
It was fun to see you won something from The Craft Barn. This is my local craft shop so if ever you're coming down this way, let me know and I'll meet you there ;)
xx

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alexa said...

What an interesting gadget! And look forward to seeing some pix of your photobooks - have often wondered about these...

Sian said...

Lakeland is full of stuff you didn't know you needed until you saw it!

Those paints look lovely - the colours seem so soft.

Anesha said...

Very interesting gadget! Have a lovely day.

Mary B said...

that stamp seems a brilliant idea I always cut out my address and any code that may be visible and either keep them or burn them

The Scrappy Tree said...

Lakeland have some great ideas! Often you don't realise you needed one til you see it in Lakeland LOL

Rachel B said...

Congrats on your fabby prize! Brilliant ID hider, I think I need a trip to Lakeland :)

Liberty :) said...

thank ya darling very useful info! I wondered if you did digital scrap pages and then uploaded them into the online book, but I see that you use their templates. I think that is where I get put off, I feel they should be really arty and digi-scrapped when in actual fact I could just drag and drop for a great effect too. Thank you xxxx

Amy said...

Thanks for the information Mel - that stamp is a great idea!

Cheryl said...

looks like a great idea Mel. I am just decluttering and have spent ages today shredding this would be ideal x