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April 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 144

Christmas has long since gone and it's April and no sign of your completed Christmas layouts, one of your children had a birthday in February and the photos are ready to put in a scrapbook album but still they sit there. Worse, you have boxes of photos from at least one holiday that you have not had a chance to start on. It seems so overwhelming that it scares you into a standstill!

See I know what you are thinking! How, because most scrapbookers have this problem of keeping up with all the events that need scrapbook pages to remember them by. How do you overcome this seemingly big hurdle? Here are a few tips on stressless scrapbooking.

Stop looking for excuses to start. Like you have nowhere to scrapbook apart from the dining table so you have to keep putting all your gear away. Try to keep your work and equipment as portable as possible. I have a concertina file that I use for work- in-progress. I first sit down with my cardstock, photos, scrapbook paper and embellishments and choose which of these items goes well together. I also roughly lay them out on the page in a design I think will work and take a photo of this. Also at this time jot down some notes or even the story you want to tell about the photos.

Put all the pieces for the layout in one pocket of the concertina file. Now repeat the process for other page layouts for your album and within and hour or two you should have half a dozen 'page' layouts almost sorted. The next time you have an hour or two to spare, you can get the concertina file out and start putting the pages together.

You have no ideas or in other words, scrappers block, as we call it. You stare at the photos and have no inspiration for layouts. There is a number of things you can do. Firstly go through the scrapbook magazines you have in your bookcase. I find this great for inspiration. If you have none, go to your library and look through the scrapbook magazines. Of course there is always lots of information on the Internet for scrapbookers. However, the very best way to get inspiration is to invite a few friends around for a scrapbooking session. This is the most fun way to scrapbook...time will just fly by but the most important thing is, you have friends to bounce your ideas off and they will appreciate any help from you too.

You cannot afford 'pretty' albums and fancy embellishments. Albums can be expensive so why not choose a cheaper alternative such as an artist's diary (these have blank, quite thick paper). To keep the album flat when your layouts are lumpy bumpy, just take out some of the blank pages. Another option is to complete your layouts and take them to a printer for binding together. Just make a nice cover page to go on the front of your album.

I like to make my own embellishments. Just use your imagination to think of alternatives to the real thing. For instance flowers are expensive to buy and you never seem to have the right color. These are lots of ways to make real looking flowers, just check out the Internet for instructions. Don't forget Clipart flowers can be printed on card and cut out.

So now stress-free scrapbooking is possible.

Eleanor Davies

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