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Start Meeting Your Summer Scrapbooking Goals

“I’m going to get a lot of scrapbooking and albuming done this summer!”

At the start of every summer you make the same promises, and the same goals. Now that we’re almost halfway through the summer, isn’t it time to start working on making those goals a reality?

Pull your pictures together and start making real strides. Start with these simple steps and you’ll be on your way to getting all of your photos albumed in no time!

photo storage box

How to Start:

  • Head to the printers, now! The sooner you print those photos the better. Remember to pick them up too, don’t leave them behind.
  • Stock up on photo albums and photo storage boxes to keep your photos, supplies and doubles nice and tidy. Being organized will keep you on track!
  • If you have a dedicated space to leave your photos out, block off a few hours one or two days of the week to go back and work on your album. If you have no space, set aside a full day to break out all the photos and work. This way there’s less set up and clean up time.
  • Above all else, have a goal! If you plan to give the album to someone, you’ll have more motivation to fill your photo album!

Check your summer scrapbook and album projects off your to-do list this month. This way you’ll be able to start new photo albums even sooner!

Organize your Digital Photos

Resolve to be a bit more organized in the New Year.  That means keeping your digital photographs in a neat and orderly fashion.  After all, cameras with film have been taken over by digital ones.  There’s no more need to go sifting through envelopes and shoeboxes to look for the pictures you want.  These days, you’ll be clicking through digital photo files on the computer to find that perfect picture.  When you organize your digital photos effectively, you can find the ones you want in no time.  This will make it much easier to print them out to use in photo albums or scrapbooks from Store Photos.

Stay organized on your computer

Stay organized on your computer

  • Create a new folder in the My Pictures section on your computer.  It’s easiest to make a new folder for each year.
  • Add folders within your new yearly folder for different occasions and events.  Rename these new folders with the tit le and date of the event.  For instance, you might have a folder named “Jane’s birthday, March 15.”
  • Upload the pictures from your digital camera.  Save the pictures you want to keep in the appropriate event folders.
  • Create new folders each time you take pictures at different events.  When a new year begins, be sure to add a new folder for that year into My Pictures.

This will help you keep all of your digital photos organized!  When you are looking for that perfect shot, you’ll be able to find it.

Scrapbooking Favorite: Adhesive Glue Stick

Glue Stick

If you need something extra strong to keep your scrapbook photos and embellishments in place, then it’s best to check out our awesome Adhesive Glue Stick. Made with super strong yet gentle adhesive, this glue stick is acid free to keep your photos safe, plus, it’s non-toxic, so it’s safe to use around everyone in your family, including pets and children.

This glue stick is great for decorating and organizing your best scrapbook pages, plus, it dries clear so you get a clean finish on any of your projects.It’s super strong (it can hold a penny) and it’s super simple to use. What’s not to love? Our glue stick is simply a must-have when you’re putting together your next project (including that Halloween scrapbook you’re working on!)

Get your scrapbook embellishment glue stick today at StorePhotos.com and make scrapbooking super simple!

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Photo Favorite: Photo Storage Boxes

Photo Storage Box

When it comes to keeping photos organized, there’s nothing worse than a pile of photos with no place to put them. Luckily, when you get stuck with lots of albums and even more stray photos, you can keep them secure and organized without worrying about them getting dusty or damaged. One of our favorites from our store is the photo storage box and we know that it’s just the thing you’ve been looking for to get organized.

Designed to be archival quality, this acid-free box holds over 1,100 photos and includes classification cards for easy organization and cataloging. Simply organize and label your stray photos and you’re all set. Then, label the exterior for to make your photos easy to find again. It’s safe, simple, and so very tidy!

Keep your photos safe and stored with a photo storage box from StorePhotos.com.

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Photo Favorite: Photo Mounts

Photo Mounts

Looking for a better way to keep your photos in place? Don’t worry – we have a solution.

Our Photo Mounts are pressure-sensitive, self-adhesive mounting squares that offer double-sided stickiness to keep your photos in place in both photo albums and scrapbooks.

You can mount your photos with ease when you use these photo mounts from our selection. Just press on and you’re done! The strong but acid-free and photo-safe adhesive will keep your photos anchored securely in place for years to come so that never have to worry about losing a photo or having your scrapbook fall apart.

Buy Photo Mounts today in a pack of 500 to get extra adhesion for your favorite photos, paper scraps, and other keepsakes. Shop our store today to save.

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Remeber to Be Acid-Free!

When you’re scrapbooking, putting together a photo album, or making any craft with photos, it’s important to remember that you need the right adhesive to get the job done. Sure, it has to be strong and easy to use, but it also has to be acid-free. When you’re working with photos, acid-free adhesives are absolutely essential, as they avoid the discoloration of your photos as the result of chemical reaction.

Adhesives that contain acid are notorious for distorting the color of your photos or making them fade. As a result, your scrapbooks and photo albums look shabby over time. Instead of having to redo your photo projects because of photo discoloration, get them right from the start. Always be sure to use acid-free adhesives when working with photos. Trust us – it’s the only way to keep your photos safe and sound!

It’s 2010 – Get Organized!

A new year is here and it’s time for you to get organized. Take a deep breath. It’ll be fine. The first place you can start on your journey to an organized home – and ultimately and organized life – is with your photo collection. Chances are, if you’re like most people, your photos have been sitting in a pile or a box somewhere collecting dust. It’s time to change that and StorePhotos.com is here to help with some easy storage solutions that are sure to get you organized so you can enjoy the rest of 2010 clutter-free:

Photo Storage Boxes
First and foremost, start out by getting those albums and crafting supplies in order by using some of the Photo Storage Boxes from StorePhotos.com. Available in a variety of sizes and designs, these archival-safe photo storage containers are perfect for stashing away your photos, albums, scrapbooking supplies, and more. Use them to get your craft closet or office in order, or, create a space that can be used just for building beautiful photo displays. Either way, these boxes are the first step in getting organized for the new year.

Photo Albums and Scrapbooks
Next, look to take all of those photos and put them into something that can be enjoyed for many years to come. Instead of stuffing your memories into a shoebox or envelope, try displaying your snapshots in one of the beautiful photo albums or scrapbooks from StorePhotos.com. Made by Pioneer, these durable yet stylish photo storage options are perfect for getting those memories in order. Choose from a variety of sizes and styles to find the perfect fit for your collection.

Photo CD/DVD Storage Boxes
Do a lot of digital photography? Need a place to store your backup disks or burned photo albums? Use a photo storage box specially designed for storing disks to get things organized so you’re never caught rooting through your desk to find that CD you’ve been looking for. Have photo editing software or scrapbooking program disks? Feel free to use these storage boxes to organize them too!

Clever Camera Tricks for Better Photos

Photography can be a great way to capture your favorite memories, but it gets even better when you actually can shoot photos like a pro. By following some of these clever camera tips, you can be sure to make your family photos masterpieces within your favorite Photo Albums.

Camera

Read the Manual
It’s really that simple. Your camera manual is the first place to start to learn how to take good pictures. Know how your camera settings work and what settings work best in a certain environment. Shooting on the Auto mode is fine if you’re not camera savvy, though you can notice a big difference in quality once you start to play with the features.

Change Your Orientation
Instead of shooting every photo horizontally, instead opt to take some vertical or tilted shots. These can better capture certain scenes and made for easy to frame, easy to display shots.

Move From the Middle
You can instantly make any photo interesting by not placing your subject in the center of your viewfinder. Instead, imagine there is a tic-tac-toe board on your screen. Now move the object to one of the intersection points on your imaginary grid, lock the focus, then shoot! You’ll get an interesting picture that’s composed well without the hassle.

Spring Cleaning Season is Almost Here: Are Your Photos in Order?

Broom and Dust Pan

Spring cleaning can be both celebrated and dreaded in households around the nation. However, when it comes to organizing your photos, keeping those memories in order can prove to be both an enlightening and rewarding experience. When your photographs are organized, it’s easier to keep track of your favorite memories in a way that preserves them for years to come.

Choosing to store your photos in archival quality photo albums can be just one way that you can get your favorite events with family and friends in order. Not to mention, organizing your digital photo CDs can also be effective in streamlining the way to archive the passage of time with your family and friends in mind.

As you look through old photographs during organization, you can be inspired to do something fun with a family member, call up on old friend, or even dare to do something you’ve never done before.
Treasured memories can often inspire, so let your spring cleaning season get a bit more inspirational. Go through your favorite photos and store them in Archival Quality Photo Albums or Digital Photo CD Albums to keep them safe for future years (and even generations!).

Digital Media Storage Gets Simpler!

How many DVDs do you own? How many music CDs? How many digital photo CDs are there in your collection? These little disks are full of all types of information, and more and more devices use the information found on CDs to update or run programs. Here at StorePhotos.com, we have the Organizers that you need to keep track of all your digital media.

Do you keep back-ups of all your photos on CD? StorePhotos.com has the digital photo album to organize them all! The 48 pocket Digital Photo CD Album makes a perfect storage solution, and there’s room for a photo so you have a visual reference for your CD’s pictures.
You could also store all your digital media in a Heavy Duty Storage Box. This will allow you to hold plenty of CDs, and be able to stack them away out of children’s reach.

Storing your digital media will not only keep it all organized, but also in better condition. Start a habit of storing such items in containers and folders like the ones listed above. Create a system that works for you, and be sure to label them accordingly. Try these Photo CD Markers to label your digital media. They’re designed to adhere to the slick surfaces of CDs.