Saturday, December 8, 2007

Campaign for Real Scrapping

I am joining Kim Guymon , owner of Scrapbiz, in the Campaign for Real Scrapbooking. I think too often people forget about the purpose of scrapbooking. To preserve memories and tell the story that goes along with the photos. I have always considered myself a “simple” scrapbooker and have always tried to create my pages in the way that the photos are seen first, not all the embellishments surrounding the photos. Of coarse I love embellishments! I own my share of them and I do use them on my pages! But, don’t let them be the focal point of the page. It is rare for me to create a page with one photo on it. But I have done it and will probably continue to so for special photos. I am like many others, if I just added one photo per page, I would not be able to find the space in my home to store them! But, my goal is to get my photos in albums. I admit, I do need to improve the story part of it.

I want to share Kim’s steps to Real Scrapbooking. I think this list is a great way to get back to Real Scrapbooking.

Focus on the photos
Add the stories and not just the names - limit the use of third-party quotes.
Crop conservatively - Grandma's house in the background may be precious someday
Use themed products - match photos to products
Keep the page simple - don't overwhelm the photos with embellishments
Use imperfect photos if that's all you have. Not every photo will be stunning.
Reject time-consuming embellishment techniques
Worry LESS about acid and MORE about history.
Spend less time doctoring photos and more time scrapping
Find your passion again!
I want to ask you to join the Campaign for Real Scrapbooking.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Scenic Route Roxberry Collection in stock!

Get ahead start on your Christmas layouts with the beautiful collection from Scenic Route. I created this 2 page layout using product from the kit. I also inked the edges of some of the embellishments using the Cat's Eye ink, also available for purchase.
Also in stock just in time for Christmas, DCWV Christmas Glitter cardstock stacks!