Sunday, June 22, 2008

Your First Scrapbook Page

Your first page will the most difficult when starting out. You have all the supplies your friends and store clerks have suggested. So now here are some tips on how to get started.

1. Find 5-8 photos that you wish to add to this layout. (layouts can be a single or two page spread)

2. Since your new at this endeavor, make copies of these treasured photos... better to be safe than sorry.

3. Crop the photos down, removing any elements that take away from the subject.

4. Choose complimentary papers (B&T= background & texture paper/patterned paper)that work with your theme or even the clothes of subject. (Don't forget cardstock for your base)

5. Find a template for help or scraplift; suggestions are, magazines, or one of the varies types of Close To My Heart scrap help books. Even surfing the web you can find talented people and please if using someones ideas please give credit where credit is due!

6. Have fun, get together with others that love scrapbooking and even if you don't know anyone get out there and go to crops, etc. You're bound to find someone to share your newfound hobby with...

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