Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Give Away: How Fast They Grow Scrapbook Pages


I am not a scrapbooker. Don't get me wrong, I wish I could do it. I just don't have the time, the money, or the ability to envision the 4 different patterns of papers with the perfect photos, and the accompanying doodads all coming together to make that great looking page. I know what a great page looks like, I'm just not good at making it with paper and scissors.


The only way I can claim to know anything about scrapbooking is because I have an obligation to make at least 2 scrapbook pages a year for my in-law's scrapbook at Christmas. I love the idea of doing it, and the in-laws love it, but after making only 6 pages by hand, I've been on the lookout for simplifying the process.

HowFastTheyGrow.com has by far the cutest templates I've seen on digital scrapbook pages. They use designs from Boatman Geller and a designer from Pottery Barn Kids, among others. So it's cute, and it's easy! They claim to be the "home of the 7 minute scrapbook page," and it really does take that long once you get the hang of it.

The printed page quality is Kodak processing, and I was impressed with the quality. Each page is $7.50, so the quality is reflective in the price. Shipping was around $9 because the packaging is fantastic, so I highly recommend joining (for free) and waiting for a great free shipping or other discount offer.  Also check out their free digital scrapbook sharing!

So if you're looking for a creative (but not like the singing reindeer socks kind of creative) gift for grandma and grandpa this year, consider getting the siblings together to each give 2 pages that summarize a year of growth in each family. Whether you make your page with scissors or by computer, it's a gift everyone in the family will enjoy far beyond Christmas.



Who wants to win a $50 gift certificate from HowFastTheyGrow.com? Just leave a comment and tell us which template collection is your favorite before Midnight on Tuesday, November 11! Winner will be selected randomly. Shipping to Continental US only. Thanks HowFastTheyGrow.com!

60 comments:

The Crockett Family said...

I would love to win this!! I do a calendar every year for my parents and this would soooo cute down on my stress!! Either way, I'm going to check them out!

Brandon & Felicia & Henry said...

I love the boy's Geller Collection. SO cute! Maybe this would motivate me to actually do some scrapbooking.

Brooke said...

I wish I could scrapbook as well. This looks like a good alternative to get the twins off to a great start. I love the How Fast They Grow Blue Templates. Although, I'd probably have to have 1 blue and 1 green set. I love that you can do each month of the first year.

aprilmay said...

Love it! I love the How Fast They Grow templates

Dawnell said...

I like the Boatman Geller Occasions collection.

bradyandamy said...

The Blue Toille is sooo cute! I would looooove it!

Aubrey said...

I love the Mostest Days Christmas template a lot!

Tim, Laurel, and Olivia said...

I love the pincushion garden party templates!

Kristie said...

there are a lot that I like but
Celebrations - 8 is one of my favorites.

Jon and Angela said...

I love all of the "Garden Party" pages. They're so cute!

Holly said...

I love the mod squad. So much cuter than I can create.

Elizabeth said...

Blue baby toiles.

Sara said...

I like the hostess with the mostess templates. They are all very cute!

Erin said...

This is a good excuse to start scrapbooking. Garden Party collecion is so cute!

amy said...

I like the Celebrations template.

Debbie said...

i love the christmas template!

Lise said...

These are so cute! I am still feeling guilty about not keeping up on scrapbooks but blogging is helping ease the guilt a little. I love the pincushion collection.

Julie said...

I like the 'things that go' collection. Looks like a pretty impressive thing!

Brian and Arika said...

I love the storytime templates! I have a brand new baby boy and would LOVE to win this!!!

cathyhall said...

Boatman Gellar II is my fave, great giveaway, thanks, I will kepp my fingers crossed.

Kristie said...

I really like the Baby Toiles template!

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Sarah said...

I'm gonna go with metro mod squad. Love the look of these!

Diana said...

I'm going to say Mod squad and Mostess days. This is a great idea, maybe I could actually get caught up on my scrapbooking with this.

Juicebox Mom said...

I love Metro Sorbet....it's beautiful. Thanks

Sandy said...

HOW FAST THEY GROW AND MOD SQUAD ARE ADORABLE

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...
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Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

would love to win this. I need something to make Madelyn's 1st year book. I love the boatman geller girl's collection.

Audra said...

I have been drooling over their pages for awhile now- I just have to make myself get some pages done and ordered- winning this giveaway would be perfect to get me going- my personal favorite is the boatman geller boy's collection- Perfect for pages of my little guy!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

megankortepeter said...

I'd love to win the pincushion set.

bocktalk said...

I love the Mod Squad- super cute!

Jennifer said...

I love the idea of scrap booking but end up using the paper for other paper crafts. It's easier and less time consuming than scrap booking photo after photo. Personally I like the Pincushion collection.

Audrey said...

I like the Boatman Geller II collection!

Ann said...

I love the metro sorbet one from the hostess with the mostess collection. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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andreashops said...

I like the Boatman Gellar boys and occasions collections.

sara said...

I love the Pincushion lay out. Simple - classic & not too busy!!

The Crockett Family said...

I forgot to mention my favorite template! I love the blank templates. They look (from the example) like a very soft way to show your little ones sweet photos.

Molly said...

From Hostess with the Mostess I like the Mod Squad template!
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Whimsical Creations said...

Love the garden party collection

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Susanne said...

The Storytime template as I have a weeks old baby boy and would LOVE to win for announcements!!! Thanks!!

- Marybeth I. said...

toss up between hostess with the mostest and pin cushions!

Ellie Bags said...

They are all so cute! I'll go with Boatman Gellar.

Keeling said...

Oh I like them all too! I like the pincushion ones the best though!

Jeanne said...

I like Pincushion the best but they are all very cute.

Heather R said...

This looks so much easier than scrapbooking! I love the Pincushion Garden Party collection.

luke & sammy said...

I love the 'things that go' collection, very cute! This would be so fun!

Ginny said...

I love the pin cushion! I scrapbook but have barely done anything this year due to time (and blogging, lol)

cltgrace said...

What a great giveway! I love the Baby Toile, but then again the Metro Sorbet is super fun! Thanks~

Hiatt Family said...

I like the hostess with the mostess template, but they are all cute!

Jayme said...

i think the boatman geller collection are really cute. scrapbooking made fun here!

Amylouwho said...

Oh I love this idea. And I think the Santa Claus is coming that you posted is one of the cutest! I need to do this.

Brenda Jo said...

I love the baby toile

Susanna said...

i love the hostess with the mostess. i saw these on another blog and would love to try them out!

Teresa690 said...

The Celebration template is my favorite! Thanks!

A Family Completed... said...

I love both boatman geller collections too cute!
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jceko77 said...

hostess with the mostess
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Jo Ann said...

I love the Boatman Geller collection - very cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

justathought said...

I like the Hostess with the Mostess. Just plain cute! Thanks.

Ada Bowler said...

count me in on this one!

Rockin' Mama said...

Baby Toiles is my favorite

Bippert Family said...

The Boatman Geller Occasions-4 is beautiful. A great page to start with! Thanks!
Julie B.