Monday, March 15, 2010

:GIVEAWAY WINNER: Super-Fast Pages w/ 4x6 Photos 2 from Creating Keepsakes

Thanks for all the interesting comments to the recent giveaway post for a free copy of Super-Fast Pages with 4x6 Photos 2 by Creating Keepsakes.

Personally, I know my usage of standard 4x6 photos has fluctuated over the years, so I had to go back and look at the last few years of my layout image folders to see how it really stacked up.

2007 layouts - 24%
2008 layouts - 36%
2009 layouts - 15%

2008 was a good year for 4x6's in my scrapbooking, I guess. Overall, my percentages are pretty low, which surprised me a little for 2007-2008 because I printed most of my photos 4x6 back then. However, I discovered that I also used 5x7's and significantly cropped 4x6's more than I initially thought.

I am not at all surprised by my 2009 percentage however as this was the year that I discovered the collage feature in Picasa and I LOVE it!! It's a great way to include a bunch of photos all on one layout. I print collages in various sizes - 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 - depending on my plans for the layout.

Sometimes I leave the collage prints intake and slap them right on my layout (which makes for super-fast scrapbooking also) and sometimes I trim them apart so that I can get a little more creative (and less 'boxy') with my photo arrangements.

However, I don't seem to fall into the 'norm' of 4x6 scrapping. Here's a chart compiling the results of my giveaway post survey:

Actually, there was NO ONE that said they never created layouts exclusively with 4x6 photos and the largest number of commentors fell into the 76% or more category!! Amazing!

Anyway, on with the giveaway...the lucky winner of a free copy of Super-Fast Pages with 4x6 Photos Vol 2 is....

So, congratulations goes to Kinsey!! Watch your inbox, Kinsey, for further details on how to claim your prize.

Before I leave you, I have two questions for you.

#1 - Over your years, have you seen a change in your use of 4x6 photos in your scrapbooking? Do you use them more? Less? Either way, can you pinpoint a cause for the change?

#2 - Have you use the collage feature in Picasa? If so, do you like it? If not, would you be interested in a post including an in-depth tutorial on how to use the feature?

Stay tuned for more great giveaways coming soon!!
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