Friday, July 20, 2012

Incorporating Ephemera: Part II

So I guess I'm not done talking about ephemera in our scrapbooking.  I really like being able to keep business cards or brochures with the names of hotels, restaurants, and businesses that we visited on our trips, in case we want to go back to them in the future, or so I can recommend them to friends.  It's almost like having a gigantic Rolodex with photos and notes included!

Here I incorporated the business card from our Prague hotel into an embellishment cluster.  Even though the colors don't go with the layout too well, because its part of the embellishment it doesn't stand out too much on the layout.

Disclaimer: I know ephemera isn't acid free.  Because I'm using prints of digital photos, I'm not worried about the prints getting damaged over time.  The digital photos will persist.

We Slept Here

Sketch: Shimelle Laine

Supplies: Harmonie Rococo (Broderie Paisley); Hambly Studios Grandma's Wallpaper; Basic Grey Junebug (Crazy Quilt), rubons; Making Memories Noteworthy spiral journaling book; October Afternoon Word stickers Fly a Kite, Togetherness ready set chip, Thrift shop word stickers; Fancy Pants rubons, Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline epoxy stickers, flower stick pin; K & Co Engraved Garden grand adhesions; Lilly bee letter stickers; American Crafts Thickers


Laura (Bookworm) said...

Gorgeous colors and embellishment! I use ephemera on my LOs, too, but will caution that digital photos I backed up to CD 5 years ago were not all accessible when I tried to get them off to put on an external hard drive. And these CDs were kept in a cool, dark place in my house. It could be the CD, or it could be that disks created in older versions of software & OSs aren't going to be fully forward compatible for long periods of time. 

mrsjthompson said...

Thanks, Laura.  that's a good point, that one form of back up might not work.  I have a system where my photos (and other important files) exist in 3 places: on my hard drive, on an external hard drive, and through an offsite service.  In my case, we use Carbonite, but there are many others out there.  That way, if there is theft or fire, my images are somewhere else.  The multiple back ups decrease the chance of failure.


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