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Posted 4/15/2013 by suri87 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 539,576
January 2012
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Layouts: 1

Posted: 4/15/2013 7:21:07 AM
Good morning and God Bless you all. My question for today is , I believe I have all the tool and fun stuff to scrapbook , but I get overwhelm with paper and its frustrating at some points any advice ! Right know I am working on a 2 page layout with pictures from a church gathering and I wish I can post a pic so I can read ya advicep
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PeaNut 544,018
February 2012
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Posted: 4/15/2013 7:55:15 AM
My best tips are:

To use papers that match from a collection. They are designed to look together because the colors match exactly.

To scraplift or find inspiration from layouts posted in the gallery.

*Stop the glorification of busy*


PeaNut 36,328
April 2002
Posts: 3,874
Layouts: 7
Loc: southern IN

Posted: 4/15/2013 8:31:10 AM
You could watch a few of the Garden Girl videos here at 2Peas. Sometimes that will "jump start" you. Have fun. Maria


PeaNut 40,642
June 2002
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Loc: Canada

Posted: 4/15/2013 8:35:06 AM
Gliter girl just did a Video about it.

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PeaNut 36,144
April 2002
Posts: 649
Layouts: 53
Loc: Louisiana

Posted: 4/15/2013 9:07:28 AM
My best advice would be to scraplift from the Gallery. There is so much inspiration there. Based on what you've said in your post, I would first refine my search by the parameters you've mentioned in your post (two-page layout, several pictures, church theme). I don't know how familiar you are with the Search capabilities, so please don't get offended if I break these instructions down into bite-size pieces.

In the Search box in the Gallery, click on:
Gallery > Scrapbooking (that will narrow your search down to 1,192,488 Projects), then
Medium > Traditional (now you're down to 1,042,953 Projects), then
Basics > 12 x 12 (435,182 Projects -- we're getting there), then
Basics > 2 Page Layout (8,067 Projects -- getting better) , then
Basics > Multiple Photos -- as you said you had several photos (5,328 Projects)

At this point, you could look at the layouts posted under Theme > Church, but I believe that would restrict you too much. If it were me, I would then either narrow my search down further to the colors I want to use in my layout (typing these in the Search box one color at a time), or maybe narrow my search down further by the Brands of the products I want to use on my layout.

My method of scraplifting is to find a layout I like and print it out. Then I look at the number and sizes of papers used and substitute the colors/brands I want to use for my layout. I don't get distracted by the embellishments; I simply look at the paper foundation of a layout.

I hope this helps. Good luck -- and most importantly, have fun! It's only paper, and photos can be reprinted if you just absolutely cannot live with the results (but I doubt that).


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PeaNut 116,261
November 2003
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Posted: 4/15/2013 9:08:31 AM
I definitely recommend some of Glitter Girl's layouts. She does a fabulous job with patterned paper.


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PeaNut 539,576
January 2012
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Posted: 4/15/2013 9:54:22 AM
Thank you guys for your advice I will look into it whe. I am out of work can't wait
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