Learn to prepare a two-page spread for printing as two separate JPGs measuring exactly 12×12 each.
Welcome to the Story Squad blog!
The time has finally come! Starting Thursday morning, the doors will be open for the Founding-Members Launch of Story Squad by CorComm Creative!
Which path will you choose: An occasional photo book with a healthy dose of frustration, or consistently making digital scrapbook pages you can enjoy right away?
Will you be going A, B, C… or 1, 2, 3… Find out with our new infographic! (And when you decide to take the shortest route, sign up to be on our waitlist today!)
How to get your photos off your phone, out of the cloud and onto your computer or external hard drive: A Complete Guide, plus resources to make it easier
Learn how to get the photos off your phone and out of the cloud so you can have some control over where and how you store them. Hint: It has everything to do with finding your photos later and safeguarding them against loss!
Want to start doing something with your photos? Easily? Consistently? Photo books are not the answer — THIS is a better option! [Part 2]
The hardest and most time-consuming part — figuring out where everything goes and how large each element should be — is done for you. So creating a page becomes quick and easy — while ensuring your finished pages are beautifully designed. It’s a win-win-win.
Want to start doing something with your photos? Easily? Consistently? Photo books are NOT the best answer! [Part 1]
Photo books are not the best solution to our photo-enjoyment problem. The biggest problem? Hardbound books need a clear beginning and a clear ending. Other problems? You must scrapbook chronologically, you can’t rearrange pages later, you can’t reuse the same page design over and over, you are limited to using the layout one time and one time ONLY, and so much more!
6 easy resolution ideas for scrapbookers + FREE DOWNLOAD: Monthly planner sheets to help you reach your goals this year!
Six ideas for new year’s resolutions (annual goals) for scrapbookers! Plus a free Story Squad download: Monthly planner pages!
I LOVE taking photos of my kids’ soccer games. My photography background is in photojournalism, so I naturally am drawn to photos that capture action and emotion. My passion for photos that capture real life as it happens comes with just one draw-back: The fact that I have to sort through and narrow down tons and tons and tons and tons of photos before I can document an event (or, in this case, a season).
Gathering all of your digital photos into a single location and organizing them is easier said than done — if not the first time you do it, definitely the second. Here’s a free tool to make it easier!
29 places to find papers, fonts and other artwork to personalize and beautify your photo books and digital scrapbooks
Some obvious, some not-so-obvious, places to shop for digital scrapbooking kits and other artwork that will take your albums from drab to fab.
No doubt, you’ve heard people talk about photo books. And chances are good that you’ve created one yourself. If so, you’re super-close to being a digital scrapbooker, whether you’ve realized it or not!
So what’s the difference between a photo book and a digital scrapbook-style album (or a “memory masterpiece,” as I like to call it)?
It’s the stories, and the importance we place on them — plus the artwork that we choose to accompany the photos and stories.
A note about older posts
Posts that are dated June 22, 2020, and before are posts I have imported from my old blogs. Please note that I have not taken the time to make sure they are all formatted to fit the current website design, nor have I reviewed each one to make sure all links to external pages are still in tact.
I decided to share the posts so viewers can see that, although Story Squad is new, my passion for photos and documenting family stories is not! I have been creating albums since I was a kid and have been doing so digitally since 2006. I have also been blogging on occasion since 2010-ish, I believe.
It just wasn’t until 2020 that I decided to really focus on sharing what I know about using photography, writing and design to capture and document family stories. That’s when Story Squad was born. You can read more about my passion here