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Isn't it fun to discover old photos that you had forgotten about? That just happened to me! Because of one rainy morning, my plans changed and I decided to tackle the front closet once and for all. I'm going to create scrapbook pages from these amazing scrapbook ideas for these nostalgic photographs!
The closet had been storing everything but coats and boots which I intended to store in there! As I was hauling stuff out to clear the closet, I came across an old box that contained photos from my childhood. These were pictures that were passed on to me by my mother.
As I began to look through the photos, I realized that there were several great ones that I had never seen before that would look great on a scrapbook cover! I am the youngest of four children and I was thrilled to discover pictures of my siblings when they were toddlers!
Immediately, a special project popped in my head and I knew that I wanted to preserve these precious pictures in a lovely photo scrapbook page.
It was such a different time and reminiscing about these moments captured in a photo is truly special. I was so ready to organize them and be displayed for others to see, by turning them into lovely scrapbook albums.
But as I started to gather my supplies while getting excited with scrapbook ideas for these pictures, I realized that the lessons I've learned regarding photos could certainly benefit those of you who are just entering the world of scrapbook making.
So join me and let's go through all the photos in that box and make an awesome scrapbook page.
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Whether it's summer, birthday party, or obtaining a driver's license, think "specific" not "broad".
As I was sorting through our family pictures, a smile came across my face each time I saw photos of one of my brothers, my sister, or myself on wheels. There were pictures of us in strollers, riding pedal cars, on tricycles and bicycles, scooters, and skateboards. I decided it would be fun to create a scrapbook layout entitled "Have Wheels, Will Travel". Furthermore, I decided to make four identical memory scrapbook that I could give as gifts to my siblings and of course keep one book for myself.
As you learn how to make a scrapbook page, it's important to choose a specific theme for your scrapbook layouts. You'll come to discover that you can provide more details when you have a narrow theme. Scrapbooks can be just a few pages of great moments rather than filling up an entire big album. This way, each scrapbook page would really be special and unique.
Wait! Now That You Old Photos Out, Then You'll Need To Know How To Apply Them On Your Layout....Let Me Show You...
♥How to START and FINISH a layout to perfection (so no more pushing things around on a page for hours and hours).
♥How to get your creative juices flowing again so you'll NEVER experience scrappers block again!
♥How to always have the perfect scrapbook layout for every occasion!
Out of the dozens of photos you have, choose the very best to layout into each of your scrapbook page.
By the time I was through quickly sorting out pictures, I had found 24 perfect photos that I knew I wanted to use for the scrapbook page. There probably were close to 60 "wheel" photos, but some were duplicates and others were too blurry. Thus, I put aside ones that I thought would work great for this project, also considering the size of each photo.
For every individual scrapbook page, you need to be selective with your photos. As you sort and organize them, toss out photos that are unrecognizable or super blurry. If you have lots of photos of the same thing, decide how many you actually want to keep. After all, will you really create something with 20 photos of Niagara Falls? If you can't handle tossing out great photos, pass them on to family members. Additional photos like that would really be helpful for them to build up their own scrapbook page!
Designing your pages in advance will help you in creating your scrapbook.
My most favorite part about scrapbook making is creating the layout of each spread (the two side-by-side pages). This particular scrapbook contained only six spreads. Initially, I thought that I would do a spread on each child; however, as I began to move photos around, I decided each spread would contain one or two types of "wheels". I was able to find patterned paper that tied in with the photos perfectly.
As you make a scrapbook, do the same thing - plan your pages in advance. A simple way to do this is to use manila folders. Open each folder and number the spreads. Choose what photos you want to use for each spread first, and then decide on color themes and your backgrounds.