April 3, 2007

Scrapbooking!





Okay, I just finished a long post and it got deleted so here's the shorter version. Went scrapbooking last weekend, finished 30 pages, had a great time, thought I would share some of my favorite pages.

My style of scrapbooking is to fit a ton of photos on two page layouts, along with some fun titles and embellishments. My layouts are usually pretty linear and sequential because I do use so many photos. I love to use kit items such as pre-made titles, journaling blocks, embellishments and matching patterned paper. My Mind's Eye has several lines that are fantastic for this type of scrapbooking! I hope you enjoy my samples.

Scrapbooking tip: When preparing for a crop or organizing scrapbooking supplies, here's what I do. I purchase giant baggies that fit 12 x 12 paper. I purchase my patterned paper and at least sheets of solid cardstock and put them in the bags. Toss in other embellishments to coordinate such as ribbon, primas, metal embellishments, brads, buttons, etc. Add a sticky note that tells the who, what, when, where information. Then store these in a safe place. I do this as I purchase supplies.....usually my love of patterned paper dictates my layouts and I always seem to find photos that will match. If not, I just print off photos in black and white or sepia tone sometimes. Then when I'm ready to crop, I just pack up my basic supplies like trimmer, scissors, tools, etc. This helps me pack very light compared to the other croppers usually. Plus it cuts down on the stress and waste of time of not being prepared. Oh, I do love to scrapbook!

13 comments:

Susan said...

Great pages. I love the layouts and papers you used. This is how I tend to scrapbook.

Kendra said...

These are fabulous pages Mish! WOW, you got a lot done. Please send me some of your scrapbooking vibes! WE NEED TO SCRAPBOOK TOGETHER!!!! Wouldn't that be wonderful!
Great job! Kendra

lilstamperalex said...

Wow - these are great pages! I love to scrapbook and put TONS of pics on my pages too! It's nice to see someone else use more than just one pic - I was beginning to think I missed the memo about no more multiple photos - LOL! Thanks for sharing! Alex

HB said...

These pages are just AWESOME Mish! And those little redheads... wow are they caaaute!

Laura said...

These are precious layouts!

Erin Bassett said...

Wow, congrats on getting SO many pages done!! The ones you shared are great!! You inspire me to put more pix on my pages.

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

I love your pages, especially the kindergarten ones. I like that you put more than one pic per page. While I think one per page is pretty, it's just not very practical! I hope you share more of your scrapping in the future. :)

Lisa L said...

These are great pages. I have seen so many pages with just one picture, so its inspiring to see layouts w/ several pics.

Thanks also for the tip about how to pack for crops.

Look forward to seeing more layouts!!! Congrats on gettign so many done! Lisa

Juanita said...

Oh my goodness!!! Your pages are fabulous, and the girls are really cute. I thank you for the awesome layouts and tips, which are priceless. I can't wait to try your system, TFS.

Beth said...

I absolutely adore your pages Mish! Love your style babe!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Michelle,
Your girls are beautiful. I remember your name from Splitcoaststampers!! Love your pages!!! Chris

Sharon said...

Love your pages, Mishie! I want to see them ALL though - when should I come over?

Karleen said...

your pages are all awesome!!

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