I'm not much of a scrapbooker. That's not to say I don't love looking at other peoples beautiful layouts. I just get overwhelmed when I begin. I've tried Project Life. (That's how I did a scrapbook of my sons Army journey.) But boy was it hard! I know it's suppose to make things easier. But all those squares, of different sizes. Trying to figure out which pictures would work in which layout. Not wanting to cut some up, I found myself using the same layout pages over and over again. So I have a ton of inserts that I probably will never use. Lesson learned!
Since joining Stampin' Up! I decided I would order thier scrapbooking pages, plus one of their scrapbooking kits.
I ordered For the Record Simply Scrappin' Layout Kit in hopes that it would make putting together pages go much easier. And it did!
I had some doubles from the Army album I was making so I used those and Stampin' Ups Page Protectors. As you can see the pages are divided and I found them to be the right configurations that I used the most!
The kit was fun to use. And when I finished my pages I had enough supplies left to create a set of cards!
(After I made the Wow 90! card I realized I could have just flipped the 9 over and made the card a Wow 60! card...duh...) I still have plenty of stickers left and scraps of paper to use again.
So this little experiment has really helped me get over some of my fear of scrapbooking pictures. I take so many pictures and they just sit in boxes or in files on my computer. I just need to start picking the ones I like the most and creating pages that we can flip through.
Who says we have to create albums by years or events. Seems like it would be just as fun to find photos we loved and make something memorable with them.