Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

How Fast They Grow

howfasttheygrow.jpgNot into the tactile tasks associated with traditional scrapbooking? Today, Evadne reviews How Fast They Grow's digital scrapbooking service. Read on for Evadne’s review, as well as to learn how to be one of two winners to receive a $25 gift card to How Fast They Grow!

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“Although I love taking photos and do indulge in some crafty paper arts, I am not a scrapbooker by nature. I rarely get around to ordering prints of my digital photos and I have little patience for cutting and gluing. So while traditional scrapbooking is not my thing, I did jump at the chance to check out How Fast They Grow's digital scrapbooking service. Both of my children are indeed growing up fast and I wanted to do more to capture the memories of their childhood. The idea of being able to create a scrapbook online by dragging & dropping digital photos onto pre-designed pages seemed appealing - and very do-able.

After overcoming some initial inertia, I jumped onto How Fast They Grow's website and learned how to digi-scrapbook through their helpful virtual demo. I was then inspired to create my own project after taking a peek through the sample pages showcased in the Gallery. The variety of page templates available to choose from was mouth-watering and I was impressed by how stylish the designs were.

Actually uploading my photos to my scrapbook page, adjusting them, and entering text took me a while, but I do have perfectionist tendencies that likely stretched out the process (according to the website, it is possible to put together a page in seven minutes or less!). So it was helpful to be able to save my project and return to it, and it was also reassuring to know that the folks at How Fast You Grow are both knowledgeable and responsive (at one point, I needed help entering some title text).

The final steps of sharing my online pages with friends & family, and receiving my printed scrapbook pages were the most fun. I couldn't wait to receive my pages in the mail and, when they arrived, they didn't disappoint! The quality was impressive - rich colors printed on sturdy cardstock - a highly finished product! It would be wonderful to see the pages bound into an album but, in the meantime, I'm going to pick up some more scrapbook sleeves...I can't wait to start my next digi-scrapbook project!”

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winners JoAnne C. and Heather!
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Now, want to be one of two winners to receive a $25 gift card to How Fast They Grow? Here’s how:

  • Visit the How Fast They Grow gallery, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘How Fast They Grow’ in the subject), and name your favorite sample page in the gallery.

  • One entry permitted per person; US & Canada entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Wednesday, June 25, 2008.


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