Hi all. I am new to this board but not to PO. I have been scrapbooking for a year now and I am ashamed to admit that I am still on the same book and only about 10 pages in. My mom and I started scrapbooking right after we went on a big family Disney Cruise in April 2007. It was my mom, my brother and his family, and my family (me, DH, DD, and DS -who both celebrated their b-day's on the cruise). Anyway, we thought it would be a great way to save such a wonderful memory. My mom created a whole scrapbooking room and it's been a ball.
The problme is I think I am being too much of a perfectionist and I am taking way too long with my pages and that combined with the little time I have, has put me in the position where a year later I still have not finished the one book (while my mom and DD, who btw loves scrapbooking too, have done like 10 books).
So, I thought I would come on over to this board and maybe talking with you pros will get my creative juices flowing. I recently moved away so now I don't have all the great tools in my mom's room anymore (bye bye sizzix :sniff and that too has really been hard coming up with ideas and techniques when I am really short on tools.
I have posted some of my pics of my book and the rest I will link to on Snapfish. Please take a look and give me some c and c. You will notice that I think my style is more to the chronological journaling type of scrapbooking rather then just pictures and a embellishment.
Here is one of the earlier pages of our boarding photo.
This is a flip out (I love interactive pages) one pic of it closed and one of both sides open. It flips out to three pages and there are pics on both sides. It was a real pain trying to thread the flip out through the holes in the protective sheet.
I'm posting these pages because I hate the one on the right. My idea was to thread the rope through the letters which I think worked on the left. But I ran out of rope so I had
the idea of making the words look as if they floated of the end of the
rope, but it looks horrible. Any ideas to fix it?
This is my fav. I took the cruise prof. photos and used a book type of layout that
opens out to reveal the photo and on the sides is the menu that I found
online and printed out. I would love more ideas on how to incorporate
8 X 10 photos without having to cut them.
There are few more of the book on flickr.com so feel free to browse if you like. Thanks so much and I look forward to picking your brains. I've been lurking and you all are so creative. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9173494@N03/
Welcome!!! You joined at the right time. Jump right in the Virtual Crop and hopefully that will get the creative juices flowing.
Wow, I can see why your pages are taking so long. The interactive-ness about them is awesome, but very time consuming. I rarely do pages like that for that reason, though the end result is impressive. I would say in order to get more pages done just have fun and not worry about each page being "perfect". I find the layouts I put together the fastest turn out to be some of my favorites. This is the most common way I do a layout:
Pick out 1-4 pics, coordinating paper, and start playing with a design on the page. Add journaling and step back and see if there is some kind of embellishment I want to add, or it may be complete.
Good luck getting your mojo started again! You don't need a lot of supplies to create beautiful layouts.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Or w/ the rope, just pull it up over the page and tape it onto the back. It doesn't need to go through all the letters. Adds uniqueness! Otherwise, your work is great!!! Don't change anything!
There is stuff called "Undo" that will take all your letters off if they are stickers, and I think if they are glued on...and even let you rehook them. GREAT stuff!
Where would you find that April? I need to get it!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10