April 10, 2014
Scrapbook Weekend Ahead
Do any of you scrapbook? I've been scrapbooking for a few years now and have finally gotten my own space in our home where I can not only store my stuff, but also start on a book and not have to worry about picking it up before walking away for a few hours...days...or even (as I hate to admit) weeks. I'm so excited about my new space and wanted to share it with you, my readers. I hope to in the future be bringing you more of my scrapbooking adventures and have some great product reviews to offer you from different brands that make scrapbook products.
Until I started scrapbooking I never knew there were so many great products out there to use in creating just one book. Glue pens, glue sticks, glue dots, glue tape runners, paper, stickers, embellishments, stamps, paper cutters, and the list goes on and on. Oh and then of course there are all the things you need to store your materials and photos. Photo holders, paper holders, scrapbook bags, photo boxes, wheeled bags, and yes that list goes on and on too. I feel like I'm always finding new things to help me organize my stuff and ways to make my pages stand out. So why not share some of those with my readers! I know I wish someone would have shared some of the things I've learned when I first started.
So for now I leave you with a one tip. If you are new to scrapbooking...or even a seasoned scrapbooker you too may enjoy this tip. Do NOT crop all of your photos as soon as you get them. You may think what a silly tip this is, but I tell you the first night I went to a crop I did just that. I took a big stack of photos and chopped them all to just around the person or object I wanted in the photo. It wasn't until I started laying them out in my book that I realized this was a big mistake. Lesson learned, now I crop as I put them on the page. Sometimes you need that extra part around the picture for a photo to fit behind border paper and look good.