Scrapbooking 101

Alright, folks, it’s about to get real up in here!  If you didn’t catch my last post, check it out here.

Time for scrapbooking 101, where I teach you the basics of scrapbooking and (of course!) you fall in love with it just like I did.  Well, hopefully, you do, that is my aim!

So here it goes, where to start?  The last thing I want is a beginner scrapbooker to feel overwhelmed…

First things first are you need to start off with a vision, the desired outcome.  Are you creating a scrapbook for a child or do you want to preserve your family vacation photos?  The idea of your scrapbook project is essential to helping you start the process and getting organized.

Collect (or develop!) the photos that you want to compile into your scrapbook.  As you are looking through them, keep a journal and write down any creative ideas that come to mind.

The second step is to choose a scrapbook album.  Go to your local hobby lobby (click here: to find a location near you) and pick on that matches your theme.

While you are at your hobby store, find a paper trimmer and some tape.  Your local hobby store probably has several aisles dedicated to scrapbooking so your options should be plentiful.

Also, pick up any inserts you would like to add to you scrapbook.  This is the stuff that makes your album come to life and be full of color and design.

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Once you have all your goodies purchased and you are ready to start your scrapbook.  Take your photos and start laying them out and playing with the layout and design until you get the page just perfect.

You then take tape and place on the backs of each moving piece of your page layout so that they stay in place.

Voila!  You have made your first scrapbook!  Now, that wasn’t that hard, was it?  Hopefully, you have found a new addiction that will help bring added joy to your life!  You can thank me later 🙂

If you are more of a visual person, check out this youtube video on scrapbooking

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