Jen at The Scrappy Genealogist and a group of Genealogists (both professional and hobbyists) have decided to take a course by Jessica Sprague called "Family History Album Class 1" which incorporates two of my passions: Genealogy and Scrapbooking! How fun is THAT???
They started before me by a few weeks, but I am hot on their trail!
Jen welcomed me with open arms and told me to come on along! This is great fun and I wanted to share my Week One Title Page of the album with you!
See the blue tag there by the keys? I was thinking about putting "We Put The Fun In DysFUNctional" on the tag. What do you think? I know--I have a strange and wacky sense of humor!
I had a LOT of scrapbooking supplies when we decided to sell the house and contents and take to the road in a 5th wheel, free spirits (read insane!) that we are...
I kept my scrapping supplies, but man do they take up a LOT of space in a camper! And they are HEAVY! I was trying to figure out a way to lighten that load and free up that space.
Then, I found digital scrapbooking, but had not yet delved into it much.
When I saw this class and the blog group that was starting to go through the class together I just HAD to join in the fun and get my feet wet!
I use Paint Shop ProX3 and have since it was Paint Shop Pro 2 in beta. The course suggests Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and uses PSD files. I have used PSD files with PSP before and they worked just fine. However, since Corel purchased PSP, it no longer correctly reads the CMYK files (PSD files) since version 9 when it was still Jasc Software. Rats!
It took me a while to figure out what the problem was, but after some research on the web and the diagnosis of the problem, I downloaded Photoshop Elements 10 trial to do the pages for the course and found the Organizer that is included with Elements. What a great thing! I am using that for all sorts of organization of files for both scrapbooking and genealogy files! I will share those things in the future. I will obviously be purchasing Elements!
Don't let all of that technical talk scare you--Elements is really very user friendly and Jen provides help and has some links to videos that show you just what to do! You can do it! Come on along...
So, what do you think of the Title Page?