Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scrap those pictures!!!


Most of my blog buddies are primarily cardmakers, like me. Some of them are stampy, and some scrappy, but we make cards. I've been making premade pages for my Etsy shop and I wanted to post a few to remind everyone how easy they really are. A few points:

1. They do not have to be masterpieces that have one of everything in your stamp room on them.
2. Your pictures should be the focus. (See #1)
3. Next, historical details and journaling. Historical details first, and journaling if you like.
4. Your family, for the most part, does not know and surely does not care if you used last year's product. This is not a competition to use the latest and greatest. It's a lovingly compiled record of the peeps you love.
5. In all likelihood, your albums will be closed most of the time. When they do get opened, what people love are the people and the memories in them. It's shocking to hear, I know, but your loved ones are less concerned with your brilliance as a papercrafter than they are about the pictures. Acknowledge that, and get on with it!

10 comments:

Lauren said...

I love your scrapbooking ideologies. hehe. Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year!

Carla Murphy said...

From one Carla to another....Happy New Year!! Looking forward to more of your designs in 2010!!

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Julie said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect, Carla! My sentiments exactly!!!

I used to secretly giggle inside watching friends prepare their layouts...so much time and money spent on a page or two! I totally bucked the system and--right in front of them--made my pages simply on black cardstock, and wrote the historical and journaling details in gold/silver or white gel pen...with an occasional decoration...what must they have thought of me?!

My family and I still love those scrapbooks. I do love a beautifully decorated page, though. Yours are just right--love how you did them!

May the New Year bring nothing but wonderful things to you and your family, Carla! Much love sent your way today!

Jackie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

I don't scrapbook, Carla, but this layout makes me want to! It's perfect. Hope you had a lovelyChristmas and wishing you all the best in the New Year!

Corie said...

Nice page -- Happy new year

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Jenny said...

Great layout!! I need to do more scrapbooking. Thanks for leaving me a comment on my CC&M box!!!