How to Create Two 3x4 Prints from One 4x6 Image | Pocket Page Scrapbooking Tips plus a 9x12 Pocket Page Spread feat. Paislee Press!

Pin This! How to Create Two 3x4 Prints from One 4x6 Image | Pocket Page Scrapbooking Tips!

Pin This! How to Create Two 3x4 Prints from One 4x6 Image | Pocket Page Scrapbooking Tips!

Hi everyone! Have you been playing along with me and #MemoryKeepingMondays?  You can find out more about that hashtag here. 

I just have to ask - what size are you loving this year in your pocket page scrapbook?  For me, it has been the 9x12 size for my 2016 annual album.  It's less bulky than my previous 12x12 spreads and I really enjoy the ease of just dropping photos into the spreads with minimal arranging.  

I have created a pretty awesome system for easily and flawlessly creating 3x4 prints to simply slip into my page protectors.  I thought it would be fun to share it here for you today!

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You'll need a smart phone and the PicFrame app which is available for IOS and Android.  I print all my photos through a professional lab but you can easily print your photos at home if you wish.

Here are the steps I take:

Step 1. | Take and Edit iPhone Images

  1. Photograph using my iPhone 6+ and shoot vertically.
  2. I edit using the PicTapGo app and save the images to a separate folder on my iPhone (ie. "To Print")

Step 2. | Drop Two 3x4 Images Into One 4x6 Print

    1. Open the PicFrame App
    2. Choose the 3:2 ratio from the upper right corner, then select the side by side images
    3. Select "Style" at the bottom of the app and drag the border slider to the left, removing any borders at all.
    4. Select the "Share" button at the bottom of the app and export at the highest resolution
    5. I save my 4x6 images to Dropbox to a folder called "To Print"
    6. Next, I order my prints. I usually use Mpix.
    7. Upon arrival, I trim the 4x6 prints down into two 3x4 images using my paper trimmer then slide them into my page protectors chronologically.
    8. I add journal cards and elements at will.

    It's that simple!  I can do most of this work in one evening while hubby watches television. I love that I can do most of the work on my iPhone too.  I have even used Dropbox to sync photos from my DSLR to my iPhone so I can drop them into PicFrame too.


    Here's a look at one of my completed February spreads, using this technique.  I chose the Because collection of journal cards and elements from Paislee Press, to compliment my photos since I loved the purple and mixes of black, white, beige and light pink.

    In case you're wondering, the steps I take to create a layout such as this are...

    1. Trim down a Becky Higgins Project Life | Design F page protector(or you can buy 9x12 protectors already made, I'm just using what I already have on hand) and use a Fuse tool to divide the top corner pockets.
    2. Slip in my photos
    3. Choose and print journal cards and elements
    4. Add some simple embellishments
    5. Slip in the finished cards

    And that's it! Since I typically have my page protectors already trimmed and down and my photos inserted, I can easily complete a spread like this in a matter of 15-20 minutes one evening.  Usually, the longest part of my process is choosing the cards I want to print and use! lol.

    How to Create Two 3x4 Prints from One 4x6 Image | Pocket Page Scrapbooking Tips plus a 9x12 Pocket Page Spread feat. Paislee Press!
    9x12 Hybrid Pocket Page Layout by creative team member, Mandy Elliott featuring Because, by Paislee Press
    9x12 Hybrid Pocket Page Layout by creative team member, Mandy Elliott featuring Because, by Paislee Press
    9x12 Hybrid Pocket Page Layout by creative team member, Mandy Elliott featuring Because, by Paislee Press
    9x12 Hybrid Pocket Page Layout by creative team member, Mandy Elliott featuring Because, by Paislee Press
    9x12 Hybrid Pocket Page Layout by creative team member, Mandy Elliott featuring Because, by Paislee Press
    9x12 Hybrid Pocket Page Layout by creative team member, Mandy Elliott featuring Because, by Paislee Press

    I hope you found these tips and my mini-tutorial helpful, especially if you're just beginning with your pocket page venture! Having this process and using the same method over and over really helps me stay on top of my projects and still allows me time for other things!

    How To Create One Second Movies | Using Your iPhone and the iMovie App

    On January 2nd, my family took a spur-of-the-moment trip to the National Park one morning.  I was originally bummed because I had left my DSLR at home and had to resort to using my iPhone to capture photos. But then a light bulb went on... I remembered my New Year’s goal of implementing more videos into my memory keeping system and I immediately switched gears. I spent the rest of the morning in the National Park capturing video as we drove. Later that day, after just an hour or so of trimming down the clips and grouping them all together in the iMovie app, I was able to share my creation on the TV with my family.  At that point, I determined I’d do my best to record more videos this year.

    Pin This: How to Create One Second Movies! Memory keeping with video made simple. Learn new ways to create, share and preserve your memories.

    Pin This: How to Create One Second Movies! Memory keeping with video made simple. Learn new ways to create, share and preserve your memories.

    Since then, my brain has been in hyper-focus. So when I saw this post, shared by Annette Haring on Instagram, my whole world stopped and I immediately tuned in to what she was sharing. She had created a little video snippet using one second clips from her life that week, as inspired by Elise Blaha Cripe. I was so intrigued. I jumped over to Elise’s account and watched her sweet little clips of her two daughters and saw that she and Annette had been using the 1 Second Everyday App.  

    After researching the app and falling in love with the intention behind it, I knew this was something I could get on board with. I liked the date stamp on the videos and I liked the fact that I could record multiple clips for any given day. However, I wanted to be able to use longer clips if I wished.  

    In my mind, a plan formed to use multiple clips each day to create a monthly video. Then, I planned to take those monthly videos and form an annual movie at the end of the year.

    Since I already gotten the hang of using the iMovie app to create digital “movies”, I wanted to keep my videos in the same app and place. So I began working out a system and so far, have found it to be very rewarding already.

    How To Create One Second Movies | Using Your iPhone and the iMovie App. Memory keeping with video made simple by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue.

    Here is my process:

    Throughout the day, I record little snippets of video using the built in camera app on my iPhone (they can be any length, but I’ve found a minimum of 2 seconds is best).

    At the end of the day I run through these quick steps:

    • Open iMovie
    • Import the clips from that day in a project called “January”.
    • Trim the clips down.  (Most of my clips end up being around 1 second, but occasionally I use longer clips too).
    • Using the Standard Text option, I add the date to the first clip of the day.
    • Click done and store the project on my phone.

    At the end of the month, I export that January movie from my iPhone to back up and store on my computer and external hard drive.  I erased all the little clips off my iPhone for storage purposes and only kept the finalized January movie. I then create a February project.  

    At the end of the year, my goal is montage all those monthly movies into one large annual movie.  A simple, easy project that I can create while on the go and easily back up, store and ENJOY! Below is a tutorial on how I create my monthly movies.

    Join me over the next several weeks here and on Instagram where I'll be sharing little tips for capturing video, storing videos, file naming, and even preserving old videos from VHS!

     

    Have a question? Ask me in the comments below and I'll be sure to answer!  Also, check back in on Wednesday of this week because Annette Haring will be here sharing with us a little bit about her own process using the One Second Everyday App!


     

    DIY Glass Magnets | Crafts, DIY, and More!

    Have you ever seen something for sale in a store and thought, "I wonder if I could make that?"  That happened to me recently while browsing the mall one evening with my husband and parents. We were walking around a gift shop when some really cute glass fridge magnets caught my eye.  I pointed them out to my mom and her ever crafty self pointed out in return that I could easily make those myself.  She proceeded to share a list of things I'd need. That evening when I got home, I did a Pinterest search and happened across Sabby in Suburbia's blog where I found a quick little how-to. Last weekend I made a trip to Hobby Lobby to gather some supplies, then this afternoon when I had a little quiet time, I decided to give this DIY magnet idea a whirl... And I'm pretty happy with how my project turned out!  In fact, I really love them!

    Would you like to give this DIY a try? Here's what you'll need:

    • Round Glass Marbles, with a flat back
    • Strong magnets
    • Mod Podge
    • Super Glue
    • Scrapbook Paper
    • Scissors or a Circle Punch
    • Pencil

    Here's how-to:  Using the scrapbook paper, cut (or punch) a circle that will fit the flat back side of the glass marble.  Mod Podge the paper to the back of the marble and allow to dry.  Dab a bit of super glue to the top center of your magnet and then add the marble, paper side to the magnet.  Allow to dry and voila!  DIY Glass Marble Fridge Magnets.