Happy Monday to you all!
As you may know, I’ve been working my way through Layout A Day February 2013. I’ve managed to make a page every day so far, some pretty late at night, but they count, too! On those days when I don’t have the time to sit down and make a paper layout (my go-to method of scrapbooking), I’ve used Photoshop Elements to create a page, but this week I found something even quicker – Scrap Pad!
That’s right, I used my iPad to scrapbook! Scrap Pad can be found in the App store. Right now, it’s free! It comes with many different themes plus you can download different themes as they come out. I was able to import a picture from my camera roll in to Scrap Pad’s Desktop and get started quickly and easily. Here’s what the Desktop looks like:
At the top of the screen you can see the available themes. There are even more themes than shown here – just swipe your finger to find the perfect one for your picture. In the left column, you can see the currently selected theme. Under that box, you can click on the camera to add a photo and on “T” to add text. There are many different fonts to choose from and you can change the color of the text. I was only able to add one line of text at a time, but was able to adjust the font size, by using my fingers to zoom in and out.
By clicking on Backgrounds, Borders, Embellishments and Stickers, you can see what choices are available for your chosen theme. Once your picks are on the page, you can use your finger or stylus to move the image around the page, play with its orientation and change its size. To add a border to a photo, just hover the border over the photo and the app will ask if you want to automatically add the border to the photo, just click YES! On this page, I added two borders to the photo. Easy peasy!
There is also the option to have your pages printed in a book. I haven’t created enough pages to order an album yet, but I’m excited to try. Since the pages are saved in my Camera Roll, I can also upload and print on my home computer.
Here’s a page I created with the Movie theme in Scrap Pad:
So, you don’t have time to pull all your paper out? Can’t take your laptop with you? Well, now if you have an iPad, you can easily scrap on the go!
If you make a page using Scrap Pad, leave me a link here. I’d love to see it!