Scrapbooking – Getting Started

WHERE DO I START?!?

I get asked this question a lot! Scrapbooking can seem a bit overwhelming. You see so many ideas on Pinterest and other idea websites. Here’s my simple steps to get started …

Pull your photos together!

Mine were all over the house, in boxes, albums, and desk drawers. Nowadays you have them on your phone, facebook, instagram!

I decided to do 12×12 albums for each child. I started with their school photos, since those were dated! Next I added birthdays, trips, and fun layouts like new haircut, glasses, fun with friends, favorite toys.

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Printing Photos for Layouts

Just got back from a trip to Canada and I had over 600 photos from my camera and phone. It was a week long trip, Toronto and Niagara Falls, and I snapped pictures at all the events! Which is what you want to do! But then you come back and pull all the photos together and it can be so overwhelming. Hopefully this article helps you sort it all out!

So I have two goals with my photos … think about your goals.

  1. Capture the memories
  2. Create scrapbook layouts

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Scrapbook Kits

I have been scrapbooking since 2003, and have collected tons of paper! While I love the creating process, I wanted some new fresh ideas for my books.  A friend recommended monthly kit clubs from Scrapbook Generation. You can easily scrapbook your 4×6 photos and quickly fill up your scrapbooks, plus get great ideas for layouts that you make! It’s really improved the look of my layouts because I’m getting so many decorating ideas from the kits.

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