Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scrapbooking 101-411 Style!

Welcome to a new installment that you will be seeing every Wednesday. I am first up, the first Wednesday of each month, and will be showing you the basics on scrapbooking. My first love is scrapbooking and scrapbooking can be a creative and thoughtful way to preserve your family memories. But as a beginning scrapbooker, the hobby can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start or where to get ideas. Here are some basic steps to help you get started in scrapbooking.

  1. Organize your photos that you want to use.
  2. Gather your supplies. You can draw color ideas from your photos.
  3. Arrange photos in various placements to see which one works best or appeals to you most visually. At this stage it is not surprising if you feel lost. When this happens I find myself pulling out my scrapbooking magazines or Stampin' Up! Catalog to get inspired.
  4. Once you have your photos where you want them, adhere them to your layout.
  5. Add embellishments as you like.
  6. Design your page title and adhere it to your page.
  7. Think or your journaling and write it out in draft. I normally use a piece of scrap paper when I write out my journaling to see if it is what I wanted and to make any necessary changes.
  8. Write your journaling as you have planned on the journaling box or in the area you have reserved for the journaling.
  9. Now you are done!!

After viewing your completed layout and you still feel that something is missing go back to the layout and mess with it further until you know that you are done. Ultimately it is your page and you gotta have that "completed" feeling within you. Completion does not mean filling up the whole page with stuff but more of a balanced look. For my scrapbooking layout I did the "less is more" approach. By keeping my layout very simple I am showing you that you can scrapbook too.

More Mustard Card Stock, 12" x 12"
Old Olive Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Pictures, 4" x 3"
Autumn Spice Specialty DSP, 4" x 3"

Big Shot
Leaves #2 Originals Die
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies
Jewelry Tag Punch
Natural Twine
Vintage Trinkets
Happy Scrapping!!
Tiffany Bauer


  1. Thanks for the inspiration...need to get my photos thanks for pushing me along!!!

  2. Your page is so gorgeous! Thank you for the scrap booking tips! I cant wait to see what you have for us moving forward!

  3. You rock the scrapbooking Tiffany!! Awesome page, and great tips too :)

  4. Lovely page, I do need a refresher course on scrapbooking. I was originally a Creative Memories Scrapper until my consultant brought an SU demo to show us how to stamp in our albums. That's the last time I scrap booked. I ended up loving rubber stamping. I truly would love to start scrappin again so this is a tremendous help!!! Thanks.

  5. A beautiful scrap page. Lobe our LO and the colors.


  6. A great intro to scrapbooking and a wonderful layout.

  7. Thanks everyone for all your nice comments!! I truly enjoy scrapbooking and will have lots of great tips for all of you in the coming months!!