Let's Get Scrapping!
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Whether you have a dozen, a hundred, or -- gulp -- thousand(s) of photos calling your name, you can enjoy the art of scrapbooking and the lifelong results. Gather the photos and sort into a system that works for you. This could be chronologically, by individuals, activities or events. For your actual photos in the hand, make sure you use photo-save envelopes or storage boxes to hold your precious memories. If you have some strangers in your boxes, ask family and friends to help identify the mystery guest -- it just might be great-grandma when she was a young girl, or great-grandpa before he went off to war.
You will be using the same sorting strategies for your digital photos, except saving in virtual files and folders on the computer and back-ups on discs.
Creating a scrapbook is done one page at a time with these basic steps.
One: Select your photos.
Two: Select complimentary papers -- these can be either solids or patterned papers. Just make sure the papers are compatible and will compliment your photos.
Three: Crop your photos (copies please!) Do you really need to have the clothes basket in the picture of your daughter blowing out her birthday candles?
Four: Arrange the photos and adhere.
Six: Embellish for the finishing touch.
You are now on your way to transforming a blank book into a cherished heirloom to be passed from generation to generation documenting the history of your family. I'll keep you posted on my progress -- let me know about you!
Until later, keep scrapping! Gayle
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