May 26, 2010

My First Scrapbooking Pages

I haven't scrapbooked since I was a senior in High School. Okay, that was only like 7 years ago. But the world of scrapbooking has definitely changed. Its better now! There are so many cute papers, embellishments, ribbons, etc. that you can use to scrapbook. I never though I would get into it again, because it seems like an overwhelming task to get caught up, but I decided to start with my kids. They are young and if I can just keep up with them, I should be able to have a scrapbook from birth through highschool done before they get married :)

I'm starting with child #2 because child #1's pictures are all in storage in the States. I have been looking at layouts (LO) and sketches that others have done for the past couple of months. There's so many cute ideas out there for LO's. One thing I've noticed is that its very popular to have a lot of empty space or a lot of embellishments (stickers, ribbon, buttons, brads, etc.) and only one or 2 pictures per page. I find that I prefer lots of pictures on my page. Maybe because I don't have a lot of the cutesy stuff yet lol.


kingcobras_69 said...

The Layouts look great! And it doesn't matter what other people think of your layouts... It's your memories! :) And having lots of pictures on them is ok because they always say there is NOOOO Wrong way to scrapbook! :) Great Job! Have a wonderful day! :)

Steve said...

Hi Katie! I agree with the previous comment. There is no wrong way! I also like to fill up my page with pictures. I don't like having a lot of empty space. I think you are off to a great start!

Christine:) said...

Hey Katie! Great job- these are great! I also love your Father's Day card in your next post.
I have a scrapbooking site that offers consultations and tutorials- you can also link up your pages every Thursday. Come check it out- I'd love to have you as you work on your albums:)

Laurie said...

Hey Katie~~These don't look like beginner pages to me! :) I'm with you~~I like lots of pics on a page too. I do prefer the look (but it's probably my inner tightwad talking too...wasted space??? Gah!!) lol