Hi, it's Debbie here with September's Beginner Basics. This month I want to talk to beginning scrapbookers about a big problem that plagues scrapbookers at every level – that feeling of “never being done.”
beginners get caught up in the mindset that they have to scrapbook
EVERYTHING. If you have that attitude, I guarantee you’ll always feel panicked and stressed.
When you let go of the idea that you have to scrap every photo and every memory,
you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the creative process of scrapbooking.
I challenge you to let go of scrapbooking your photos from last Easter - lol - and instead find two or three photos that represent a special moment and use them to create a one or two page layout. Hey, I’d love to see your layouts – email a photo to me at !
For my layout,
I started with my story – because it was important for me to write my feelings
about my son’s music talent. I typed up what I wanted to say and printed it
onto the RAE BRACKET paper. (I cut the paper to 8 ½ x 11 first so it would fit
into my printer.) Then I trimmed it to fit the photos I wanted to use. This
bracket look is trendy right now – Adornit makes it easy with already-made
brackets. You can use the whole sheet or cut it up.
I wanted to find the perfect background paper. I tried several choices, then I remembered how much I LOVE love
love Alison’s SONG BIRD and decided that it was 'masculine' enough for my layout.
These papers are from Adornit's Rae Collection; you’ll notice that the colors are perfect for my photos and will be great for your summer and fall photos. Hope to see your layouts in my inbox – maybe Georgana will let me post them on her blog! Go get scrapping!