is anyone stuck on scrapping a very important event???

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tialee's picture
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is anyone stuck on scrapping a very important event???

I have been stuck forever on Jasmin's modeling pics. A lot of places do not allow photos so I only have a handfull. Some on set at Kohl's and in back in hair and makeup, some in Chicago and at the hotel that American Girl put us in and some in Middleton at the American Girl headquarters. My question is do I put them all on one page or make it a bigger deal like a 8 by 8 album. I have a bunch of ads and 2 magazines but really don't want to cut those up.
I am also stuck on Damien's birth page but that might be cause I hate how I look in the photos lol! I am still going to scrap it but I just feel so lost with pages that are a big event??? I am also bad with Christmas and birthdays but when it comes to a funny pic of something small I want to remember then I can scrap it with no problems??? Anyone else like this or stuck on something and if so what are you stuck on?

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yep, I am not an event scrapper. I just don't do it. If I do, its just one pic from the day and I tell all about it in the journaling. I just don't really enjoy scrapping events. That is why I had a hard time finding pics for the party challenge. I am more of a "moments" scrapper.

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I am exactly the same way! Evan's baby album is totally finished except for his birth and his 1 yr. birthday. Haha! Kinda important events that I might want to include! LMAO. For some reason I just can't do it!!!

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"gaidinsgirl" wrote:

yep, I am not an event scrapper. I just don't do it. If I do, its just one pic from the day and I tell all about it in the journaling. I just don't really enjoy scrapping events. That is why I had a hard time finding pics for the party challenge. I am more of a "moments" scrapper.

Exactly the same with me. I almost NEVER scrap Christmas or holidays for this very reason. That's why I'd rather throw together a mini album and call it done than scrap any event. So I can see why you are stuck on the modeling pics. But I'd start an 8x8 or 8.5x11 album of just modeling layouts. That way you can focus on just one photo that draws your attention, create a layout and not have to try and fit a bunch on one page just because. She'd really appreciate it later in life too, when she has an album of those memories. Just my thoughts. Good luck! I can't wait to see these.

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I scrap events, and say for the summer vacation that we went on, I am doing it's own scrapbook. And in my opinion I would do it's own little book for her modelling. So when she does more you can just add it to the book.

I scrap every event and when I know an event is coming up I make sure I have my camera in hand and kind of plan some shots I want.. lol.. Like christmas eve and the milk and cookies and the unwrapping of the christmas pjs Smile

I love the every day moments but I really enjoy the events like birthdays and christmas and easter Smile

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"InfiniteCreationsX2" wrote:

I scrap events, and say for the summer vacation that we went on, I am doing it's own scrapbook. And in my opinion I would do it's own little book for her modelling. So when she does more you can just add it to the book.

I scrap every event and when I know an event is coming up I make sure I have my camera in hand and kind of plan some shots I want.. lol.. Like christmas eve and the milk and cookies and the unwrapping of the christmas pjs Smile

I love the every day moments but I really enjoy the events like birthdays and christmas and easter Smile

Now see, I will scrap milk and cookies and Christmas pj's layouts, but it will probably be a single page layout with one pic and a title and a lot of journaling instead of the traditional 2 page Christmas layout. I LOVE seeing other people's holiday pages, i just never can do it. I think I get too overwhelmed by all of the pictures and it is too much pressure lol.

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dp sorry!

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I get overwhelmed in general lol I have a several inches thick pile of photos printed and ready for Maddi's album but it has a whole 4 or 5 pages completed. I thought I might be better with digital stuff but so far not so much! I need to get in and start. Mind you this year I took a whole one photo each of the kids at christmas (yes world's worst mother!) I need to get my camera out and dusted off in a big way!

I'd make an album of her modelling stuff it'll be a great keepsake for her. If you don't want to cut things up could you scan and reprint them or take a photo of them?

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I have been trying to do my wedding for two years, but never get anywhere with it. I guess it was a bit ambitious for a first ever project.

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"InfiniteCreationsX2" wrote:

I scrap events, and say for the summer vacation that we went on, I am doing it's own scrapbook. And in my opinion I would do it's own little book for her modelling. So when she does more you can just add it to the book.

I scrap every event and when I know an event is coming up I make sure I have my camera in hand and kind of plan some shots I want.. lol.. Like christmas eve and the milk and cookies and the unwrapping of the christmas pjs Smile

I love the every day moments but I really enjoy the events like birthdays and christmas and easter Smile

Well, first off I am glad it is not just me.

I will also do the one photo milk and cookie page and I take pics of everything and even plan on the outfits to match my paper when I buy them lol but I also can't get the 2 pager opening gifts page for the life of me. Maybe I will make it a challenge for the crop with a sketch. Thats the thing, if it was someone elses page I could do it in a sec but when it comes to mine forget it.
We shold list things we are stuck on and then if anyone has a great page on that subject we can all lift it lol. I will post the birthday christmas one's that I like when I get back home. Hope you gals can post some also Smile Even if they are way old, if you like them, post them and maybe we can all get idea's on pages were stuck on. Smile

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See, I am the opposite of all of you then!!! I scrap events better than I do moments. I have a hard time doing the moments it seems. But maybe it's because I am scrapping pictures from so long ago, so I forget the moment??? Maybe it's easier to scrap those when you've just went through them??? Hmmm..interesting!

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I am always stuck on doing Ruthie's b-day LOs. I always want them to be perfect, so I save them for last. I don't know if that's a good idea or not b/c by then, she's almost another year older. :confused:

I would do a scrapbook just for her modeling. She would love to look back on it later on.

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for me, it's the layouts with a lot of pictures that I struggle with. I mean, I get them done, but I feel like the more photos I have printed out, the longer it takes me to attempt to conquer it.

I'm so far behind on 2009 that I'm struggling with it all right now.

For Jazz, I think an 8x8 book would be great!!!! Can you do color copies of the ads so you can cut those instead? And I'm sure you look fine in Damien's birth pictures ... we're our own worst critics. You look nothing but beautiful in all of the pictures I've seen you in.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

for me, it's the layouts with a lot of pictures that I struggle with. I mean, I get them done, but I feel like the more photos I have printed out, the longer it takes me to attempt to conquer it.

I'm so far behind on 2009 that I'm struggling with it all right now.

For Jazz, I think an 8x8 book would be great!!!! Can you do color copies of the ads so you can cut those instead? And I'm sure you look fine in Damien's birth pictures ... we're our own worst critics. You look nothing but beautiful in all of the pictures I've seen you in.

Thats cause I only post the good ones LMAO!

Thanks girls for the idea's, I will make an album for her for sure and the scanning is a great idea! I will load some pages once this site goes a little faster. It takes me about 45 seconds now between each thread! grrr

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I'm still stuck on a few pages from N's first year I just start the pages and then they get put off to the side becasue I can't get them to look right.

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Big events are harder for me because I put more value on them; thus, I stress over them more. I scrap them anyway though and just make myself get it done. For me, I would probably scrap it in a book that is just hers. So if you generally scrap one album that is for multiple kids, I would seperate the modeling out for her. If you already seperate the kids into seperate albums then I think it could go in hers. I would take pictures of the magazines, etc or scan them in to be printed so that I could include them without destroying the originals.

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"tialee" wrote:

Well, first off I am glad it is not just me.

I will also do the one photo milk and cookie page and I take pics of everything and even plan on the outfits to match my paper when I buy them lol but I also can't get the 2 pager opening gifts page for the life of me. Maybe I will make it a challenge for the crop with a sketch. Thats the thing, if it was someone elses page I could do it in a sec but when it comes to mine forget it.
We shold list things we are stuck on and then if anyone has a great page on that subject we can all lift it lol. I will post the birthday christmas one's that I like when I get back home. Hope you gals can post some also Smile Even if they are way old, if you like them, post them and maybe we can all get idea's on pages were stuck on. Smile

This years christmas is probably going to be atleast a 4 page layout, in each boys scrapbook.. So in reality 8 pages.. lol.. I am crazy thats for sure.

ANd I am stuck on finishing joshuas 1st year.. anyone want to come and do it for me ??? Smile

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I've been stuck on Kaitlyn's baptism page since April, 2008

What if you scanned the parts of the magazine you want and got them printed again so you could scrap them but keep the magazine intact?

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See, I am the opposite of all of you then!!! I scrap events better than I do moments. I have a hard time doing the moments it seems. But maybe it's because I am scrapping pictures from so long ago, so I forget the moment??? Maybe it's easier to scrap those when you've just went through them??? Hmmm..interesting!

I am exactly the same way! I find it harder to scrap the every day things than to scrap the big events like birthdays and Christmas. I also find it easier to scrap a bunch of pics than just a couple/few for some reason.

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im totally opposite! i like scrapping events better than random moments! its easier for the page to come together and talk about. with the random moments, i struggle because i only want to scrap the pic because i think its cute. so its hard to say a lot about it. if that makes any sense! haha