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Old 01-25-2007, 02:45 AM
 
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I need to apologize for being away for so long, but the good news is that I've been getting my DD's 5th year scrapped. My goal was to do this book (I do a book for each year from birthday to birthday) and then take a 6 month break before doing the next.

I've tried to do quick pages, but I don't like the results so much, so I just had to accept that most of my pages take time. I'll try to get some pages loaded soon; don't think I'm up to a challenge though ; )
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Right now I'm in the "gettumdone" camp, and the results are not quite so fancy as I would like but I haven't scrapped in so long, I figure I gotta start somewhere and just DO it. Because I don't, otherwise!!
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I do scrapbook in a pretty chronlogic order and am actually right up to date with both of my son's books. Just did a Christmas layout today! My tips would be to not worry about having it look perfect, just get it done and looking memorable. My DH always reminds me that this will be a precious gift to our children when they are grown, and no one is going to wonder why Mommy didn't round the corners or add more embelishments! Another tip is that I do each boys book up to two years, then all scrapbook pages go in to "family" albums that note our experiences together (it is too hard to keep things separate at that point...we are always all together. I found it easier to have the baby type things to be in an individual book though). Have fun!!
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Hello all.

I'm a brand newbie to scrapbooking. I am doing it "live" not online.

Any resource tips for me to find out how to do it "properly"? I'm just sort of "throwing it together" with nifty little brick-a-brack I find at the stores in the scrapbooking isles, but I'd like to find some resourses. I am enjoying just "doing it," but I'd love to get new creative ideas.
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Amris--If you ever have some time, go through this thread--it is chock full of tons of tips and resources online. Looots of ideas, so many it will make your head spin. People are so creative!
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Amris--If you ever have some time, go through this thread--it is chock full of tons of tips and resources online. Looots of ideas, so many it will make your head spin. People are so creative!
Okay. I am a little intimidated by 26 pages, LOL.
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It's okay, Amris, just take it slow, one day at a time...


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Hey all! I'm new to scrapbooking, and want to plan a lifebook for my adoptive DD. We don't even have her yet, but I'm trying to figure out how we can tell her story in a positive manner (she's from China)...I want to start now w/me and DH's story, and put in her things as we go along, and then stuff on our trip, etc....I don't know how to express that we chose HER, instead of "we couldn't get preg," etc...
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Hey all! I'm new to scrapbooking, and want to plan a lifebook for my adoptive DD. We don't even have her yet, but I'm trying to figure out how we can tell her story in a positive manner (she's from China)...I want to start now w/me and DH's story, and put in her things as we go along, and then stuff on our trip, etc....I don't know how to express that we chose HER, instead of "we couldn't get preg," etc...
..any suggestions?
I google words like "scrapbooking for adopted children" You'll probably find lots of ideas!! That book is a great idea!!

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I scrapped for 4 hours today and got 16 pages done! Woohoo!! I'm so excited! I'm on a role! I'm going to finish through Christmas of my son's 4th year then switch to DD's book for a change of pace!

I wanted to ask where most of you all scrapbook? I used to go to crops but I've gotten frustrated with them lately. The closest scrapbook store is 25 minutes away and the closest CM consultant is 30 minutes away. I hate loading up all my stuff, having to haul it out of the car and into the store, etc. So I've started scrapping at home. But I don't have anywhere to leave my stuff out. I have everything in scrapbook totes (one for paper, one for scissors, etc) and an empty dresser in my bedroom.

I was thinking about getting a rolling organizer with deep drawers and using one drawer to hole my stickers, one for my paper, etc. I would just need to be able to roll it from where I leave it to the kitchen table and I could get evrything where I needed it. Does anyone do this??

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Check out http://www.twopeasinabucket.com They have a section for resources and in there a section for "pea soup" where you can search for phrases.

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Hey all! I'm new to scrapbooking, and want to plan a lifebook for my adoptive DD. We don't even have her yet, but I'm trying to figure out how we can tell her story in a positive manner (she's from China)...I want to start now w/me and DH's story, and put in her things as we go along, and then stuff on our trip, etc....I don't know how to express that we chose HER, instead of "we couldn't get preg," etc...
..any suggestions?

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We have a built-in cabinet upstairs with a little counter and I have taken it over. When I get it cleaned, you'll see pics.

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I wanted to ask where most of you all scrapbook?

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thanks mamas! I've found some ideas! (now if I could find some time.....)

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This is a great attitude...If I do find that I'm working more than 2-3 months in the past at any given point, I do try to write a few lines about the events in new envelopes of photos I'm getting back and I drop it in with the pictures. That gives me a little head start on my journaling when I 'catch up' to that point
I've also mentioned before that I almost always scrap the most recent photos first and then work backward. So if I haven't scrapped in a while, I'm working on last week's photos and then last month's, etc. If I've done a lot lately, I might be working on last year's and then jump back several years before that. But almost always, most recent first. If I tried to go in order I wouldn't know where to start and I'd never ever be caught up.

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How many pages a week, approximately, do you all get done?
Um...none? That's in the last year or so, anyway. But before that I might manage two or three a week, unless I went to a crop, in which case I'd manage six or eight.

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If anyone has some cute ideas for a 2 page layout of Sea World, I'd love to see them...We live in FL and go there a few times a year, and I am running out of ideas!

...So there's question #2: How do you take a photo of your scrapbook without it looking really strange?
This is a page kit but you could use it just for inspiration...

4 Tips For Taking Digital Photos of Your Scrapbook Pages

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Do you all ever go to workshops like this, and what do you tend to bring? I think that I'd need to bring my pictures, of course, and the album I want to put them into, and some cutting tools, and adhesive, and paper, at the minimum.
If it's a workshop being directed by someone, I'll just bring a trimmer and adhesive. If it's something where the time will be all mine, I'll bring pre-assembled page kits (where I put photos, papers, embellishments for one layout into a page protector so all I have to do is put it together when I'm there, w/o wanting to have all my supplies with me).

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: that is me totally. I have the most BEAUTIFUL STUFF!!! I have been on the scrapperschallenge list for a while, and have gotten some good ideas--on organizing etc--just not implemented them. It's hard to scrap when you are disorganized like I am. The suggestions on that list ROCK but I still haven't done it--just a couple things like starting "packs".
Well, then, you have done it! Good for you.

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Hello all.

I'm a brand newbie to scrapbooking. I am doing it "live" not online.

Any resource tips for me to find out how to do it "properly"? I'm just sort of "throwing it together" with nifty little brick-a-brack I find at the stores in the scrapbooking isles, but I'd like to find some resourses. I am enjoying just "doing it," but I'd love to get new creative ideas.
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Okay. I am a little intimidated by 26 pages, LOL.
Gosh, I can't imagine why. Hey has this thread really been dead for two months or did you all move somewhere else?

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Hey all! I'm new to scrapbooking, and want to plan a lifebook for my adoptive DD. We don't even have her yet, but I'm trying to figure out how we can tell her story in a positive manner (she's from China)...I want to start now w/me and DH's story, and put in her things as we go along, and then stuff on our trip, etc....I don't know how to express that we chose HER, instead of "we couldn't get preg," etc...
..any suggestions?
What they said. I've seen lots of beautiful stuff for adoptions.

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I scrapped for 4 hours today and got 16 pages done! Woohoo!! I'm so excited! I'm on a role! I'm going to finish through Christmas of my son's 4th year then switch to DD's book for a change of pace!

I wanted to ask where most of you all scrapbook? I used to go to crops but I've gotten frustrated with them lately. The closest scrapbook store is 25 minutes away and the closest CM consultant is 30 minutes away. I hate loading up all my stuff, having to haul it out of the car and into the store, etc. So I've started scrapping at home. But I don't have anywhere to leave my stuff out. I have everything in scrapbook totes (one for paper, one for scissors, etc) and an empty dresser in my bedroom.

I was thinking about getting a rolling organizer with deep drawers and using one drawer to hole my stickers, one for my paper, etc. I would just need to be able to roll it from where I leave it to the kitchen table and I could get evrything where I needed it. Does anyone do this??
Before we moved I was in your situation. Now my MIL has bought me this neat cabinet for our new house that has a table which folds up behind closed doors, and storage for supplies. There are lots of good ideas on the Scrappers' Challenge group I link to above. And now I want this! I'm just never satisfied.

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I'm a Scrapperschallenge drop-out. I need to rejoin! I'm really trying to get motivated and get caught up before October when the new baby comes!

I did go to a crop tonight and got 13 pages done! It was fun to get out of the house too! I really need to go to more crops!

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Hi Mamas! I think we need a fresh start. Please join me on the June scrapbooking thread. :
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