When my grandchildren graduate from High School, one of their gifts from Grandma is a photo album. I enjoy scrapbooking so that is the style I use. But buying all of the physical supplies has become a bit too expensive for my budget, so I decided to do the scrapbooking on my computer.
Over the years I have collected a vast amount of graphics for this hobby. So it was just a matter of putting them together with the photos I have of Nicki. When the pages were complete I printed them out in an 8 in. x 8 in. size, put them into page protectors and then into a nice album. There is still the expense of photo paper and ink, but that cost me less than the regular scrapbooking supplies.
Although this particular album cost me a bit more than I was planning for. Earlier this week I started printing pages. After seven or eight pages, my old printer decided it really didn't like the photo paper. And although it still works with regular computer paper, it refused to run any more of the thicker photo paper through. I fiddled with it and couldn't find the problem. So finally I gave up and called the closest store that carries printers. Got lucky and talked with a nice young man who sold me a printer that I didn't need a bank loan for. He also got together the ink I needed as well as more paper and had it all ready for Son to pick up the next evening on his way home from work.
Here are a few of the pages.
I had so much fun working on this. I wound up with 58 pages. And Nicki loved the finished album. And that is what is important.
I think I will keep on scrapbooking my pictures this way. I have lots of pictures on my computer and on a backup drive, but I like having a regular album to sit and look through now and then.