|Posted: 5/3/2013 7:08:57 PM|Im relatively new at scrapping and there is so much that I want to do! I decided to get into paper scrapping when i was pregnant because I'm very, or was, creative. No baby of mine was going to have just a normal baby book, mine was going to be the best scrapbook EVER! I watch tutorials and have a somewhat okay supply but my issue is that I don't know what to do to make my pages better. I also have not titled one page! Im stuck and I really don't want to give up.. Could i post some of my layouts and perhaps you could give me some advice on what I could do and what tools or embelishments would make them more "awww" factor???
|Posted: 5/3/2013 7:14:50 PM|
I would love to see your layouts for your baby, and congratulations.
I hit a wall not long ago because I was watching too much.
I'm no pro but am always willing to help out a pea.
Resident Smart Ass
|Posted: 5/3/2013 7:16:46 PM|
Peas love to help with this kind of thing, so feel free to post specific pages for advice.
But here's the thing many of us came to realize over the process: there's no right and wrong way to do scrapbooking. Unlike crocheting, where you absolutely can make a mistake and end up with a useless hat, scrapbooking is about personality. So you can see others' work, like their work, and then sit down at a craft table and discover it's not in you to imitate that work.
That's not a failing. It's just being you and discovering what works for you. If you don't ever put a title on a page, your book will still be creative, pretty, useful and important to your family.
|Posted: 5/3/2013 7:17:02 PM|THANK YOU! Well, i'm a bit embarassed to post them to the gallery until they are finished.. how else can i post the pictures of the UNFINISHED pages lol!
|Posted: 5/3/2013 7:20:37 PM|My main issues are with edges, they look so jagged and slapped together. Also, journaling.. I think i had the idea that squares and rectangles are my only option, as well as strips. The title thing bothers me but not as bad as the overall quality. What I see in my head is not what comes out on my page. I'm quite frustrated. IT's not that I want mine to be like others but I do wish to know certain solutions to some typical newbie problems..
|Posted: 5/3/2013 7:29:42 PM|
Do you have a flicker account? If so you could pea mail those you want to see it.
sorry this is my first thought.
By the way, we opare always so hard on ourselves, Zi bet your layout is beautiful.
|Posted: 5/3/2013 7:31:32 PM|
I don't have a flickr account but will get one now! Lol! It's not that they are "bad" they just lack something...
What can I post about?
|Posted: 5/3/2013 7:43:25 PM|
You can post the unfinished layouts with a note that you are new, looking for suggestions, and they aren't done. Then you can always delete them or update them when you finish.
If your edges are looking unfinished have you tried running ink around the edges? Glitter Girl (here at Two Peas under videos) is also a great place to start, I think. She does a lot of basic design principles and she journals straight on her layouts if you are looking for a more fluid option.
|Posted: 5/3/2013 11:13:56 PM|We'd love to see them and help you out!
There really is no wrong way to scrapbook though!! I can tell you this though, I sure wish I had journaled more on my early pages. I've forgotten so much about my kids, the little things, and I just wish I'd added more than. "Oh you are so cute! I love you" etc. Just a thought for you
Loc: in my scrapbooking room
|Posted: 5/4/2013 2:36:29 AM|
Good luck...like one posted said you will fine an abundance of help here!
The greatest gift of all was given at Christmastime....
|Posted: 5/4/2013 2:58:42 AM|Must have adhesives? What are your ladies essential products??
Loc: In the South
|Posted: 5/4/2013 4:31:54 AM|
Lots of Peas use the 3M ATG. It's a huge "gun" type applicator. It is more expensive up front. But you quickly make up for that with the cheaper, larger refills. It holds well. And I like that I can't lose it on my work surface as I scrap. It's not for everyone, but I really think 90% of people who try it, love it.
As for journaling 50% of the time, I make my page, then I journal around the photos and blocks of paper on my page. I usually use my handwriting because it's faster for me. I have small writing so it doesn't distract from the photos. For me, my least favorite pages have actual journaling blocks. That's just a personal preference for me. And honestly, most people that look at my album really just want to see the photos. So having my journalling blend into the background is ok with me. The story is there if someone wants to read it. But if you are just interest in the photos, it's easy to flip the page and never notice the journalling.
Funny that you call your edges jagged. I purposely use a edge distressor to make my edges jagged, or I use ink to give them dimension. I don't usually like my edges flat. Sometimes, I even use my fingernail to just lightly rough up the edges, so that you can really tell I meant to layer papers. Maybe you can try that and see it that helps you like your pages better.
My signatures are turned off,
so I have nothing cute to say.
Loc: Bangalore, India
|Posted: 5/4/2013 7:00:09 AM|
when I'm stuck, I scraplift. I find a LO I like and start creating one like it. When I'm done, sometimes it looks very similar to the scraplifted page, other times completely different.
As for edges, I like to ink my edges so they're not so harsh. Good Luck!
|Posted: 5/4/2013 8:01:39 AM|
I can totally relate on the "perfect" baby book plan. I find myself stressing that things aren't perfect like I see t hem in my head. When that happens I try to take a breath and then scrap lift something for another layout. Then I remind myself of who will look at my albums - my family who loves me and will remember everything was made out of love. Good luck and don't give up!
|Posted: 5/4/2013 9:36:12 AM|
Show us your pages!!
|Posted: 5/4/2013 10:59:20 AM|I do a mix of both traditional and PL...anyways on maternity leave recently I just discovered Glitter Girl videos and have been watching them. Love her style and managed to get inspired to do some traditional pages done
k d girl
Loc: southern california
|Posted: 5/4/2013 11:04:47 AM|
you can put the pictures of your layouts on instagram and leave your user name for us to find you