Digi Scrapbook Update

Stinson 1Remember when I went all gung-ho on digital scrapbooking?  Well, I have stuck with it (it was a New Year’s resolution, you know). Stinson 2I did decide to go a different direction in the design…I originally was using scrapbook elements but got overwhelmed with getting it to look right.  It suddenly was becoming too familiar with regular scrapbooking…which was why I gave it up.  Jam Bday 1Instead I decided to go with a more streamlined look.  I am really happy with the clean lines.  Appears more book-like and makes the color of the pictures pop off the page (yet another reason why I love black and white anything).Jam bday 2It is also one million trillion billion times easier than working with the scrapbook elements.  I just fit everything into a square, throw in some phrases, and it is complete!  So much faster and looks a lot better than what I was coming up with.  motorcycleThe 411: I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 to make the page on the black background.  Save it as a picture and just drag and drop it into the Blurb software.  More detailed info on blurb and why I have chosen them can be found HEREShasta SnowboardingI am actually all caught up for 2009 so far (except for Hawaii) which is amazing for me.  I think I am going to stick with it.  I will keep you updated when it comes to ordering the book…but that will be a couple months from now.Shasta Snowboarding 2Questions?  Feel free to email me.  THIS POST really helps and read all the comments as well…lots of good tips and free downloads from readers. 
What do you do with your pictures?