Monday, October 7, 2013

Tips for Scrapbooking

How is Monday treating you. I hope it is treating you well. So far so good here. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Saturday we went to a local farm to pick some pumpkins and pick up some fresh local veggies. When I went grocery shopping Friday I purposely didn't pick up veggies because I knew we'd be heading out to that farm for pumpkin picking.  Sunday was a lazy day and I did some cooking. Today, I am sharing a layout with you, and some tips for creating a perfectly imperfect layout.

You ready! Here they are:

  1. Don't think too much

If you're like most scrapbookers I've come across your always trying to match paper to outfits, lining elements perfectly, etc. Don't even think about it. Just take your photos and run. Go with the flow. I've found that when I don't think about my layout and I just let the ideas surface as they come, I like my layouts better.

  1. Make your mistakes work for you

Who is perfect anyways? Not me! That's for sure and I can guarantee that you aren't either. If you make a mistake, try to cover it up with paper, a picture or try to make it work for your layout.

  1. Throw symmetry out the window!!

I learned this when I went to school for applied arts. Symmetry can work but for the most part things are more visually appealing when they are not mirror images of one another. Use similar colors, and elements to create a cohesive look, rather than a mirror image.

  1. Finish and move on

This one is simple. It's a fact of life. We're not going to like ever single layout we create. Some layouts we will love and some layouts we won't. Just be proud that you finished the layout and recorded the memory, which is the most important aspect. Right? If you're like me, you've got a million more photographs to scrapbook. If we spent all our time going back and redoing, nothing would ever get done. This is a great life lesson too!

So, if you’re a scrapbooker don't worry about being perfect. Like this layout I shared with you today. It's definitely not my favorite layout, but it tells the story that I needs it to tell and that is all that really matters in the end.


  1. Telling our stories is definitely the reason we scrapbook. I'm guilty of #1...thinking too much. :)

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! Great tips!!


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