New Scrapbooker

Heather - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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This is a new venture for me. My daughter turns 5 this year and starts school in the fall. I would like to start doing a scrap book with her. Something for her to have and keep with her over the years. However, I'm not really sure where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated since on this topic I'm clueless. Thanks

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Kim - posted on 01/16/2010

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my sugggestion would be to organize your pictures if you haven't already first by year, then by month in those photo boxes, cheap at Hobby lobby or Michaels. then i would decide what kind of book you are going to use. 12 x 12 is my favorite- then i would just dig in, pick some cute paper and stickers and embellishments and have fun! Make sure and have adhesives and a photo trimmer to get started. you'll find yourself spending a lot more time at the scrapbooking stores as it's very addictive! have fun!

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Tanya - posted on 01/29/2010

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Ladies.. if you like or need inspiration.. or a challenge.. or wanna chat.. come visit us at Paper Crafting Mania.. http://papercrafting.11.forumer.com/inde... This is a SMALL message board with lots of inspiration. It is small enough to NOT lose your questions in the thousands of forums. Stop by.. jump in. We are VERY laid back with a FEW rules. So.. no need to be shy.. Hope to see ya.. Hugs.. Tanya

Tomi - posted on 01/22/2010

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When I first started I bought a Book that came with everything you need to get started. It was a set. Then I just bought supplies as needed or that I thought were cute and had themes to them. The other great thing I found out about scrapbooks is that they make great gifts for grandparent and great-grandparents. My daughter is 5 now, but I made to scrapbooks her first year. One for me and one for her great-grandmother. I gave it to her for christmas. It was her favorite present.

Amanda - posted on 01/21/2010

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My name is Amanda Woodward and I am already a scrap booker/card-maker. If you would like to get some of the best quality scrapping supplies possible, then I would be exactly the person you should talk to. I personally sell and use Stampin' Up supplies. If you would be interested in purchasing anything, either give me your address where I could send you some catalogs or you can simply log on to www.stampinup.com and do all the shopping you would like. You can make any kind of purchase you choose online if you choose. You would also be more than welcome to order under my name, Amanda Woodward. Also, what kind of questions about scrap booking do you have? I'm just now getting ready to get signed up under Scrapbooking Mama's myself. Hope to be chatting with you!! God bless!!!

Kim-Sherrie - posted on 01/21/2010

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Hi! My little girl turns five and starts school all in a couple days. To make life easy for me I bought just a small blank page scrapbook for her and she can select photos and collages around them with my leftovers. Also loves stickers. She does this while I scrapbook. I have a 12x12 album I use to scrapbook special memories for her and she loves looking throught it and gets excited when Mum finishes another page for her scrapbook. Nearly five, she has just started to ask if she can help with the main album, and enjoys the glue, stickers and rubons. Maybe take a few photos of her on the morning she goes to school a first day of school page? Hope this helps. :)

Dian - posted on 01/21/2010

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Maybe once a month put in all the photos for that month (I prefer 12x12) and let your daughter draw her own decorations for the pages by a theme for the month, such as New Years or Winter for January, Valentines for Feb., St. Patrick for march etc. She can put in stickers which they love to do, but years later, you will cherish her own drawings and yes, even her own poems, etc.

Anna - posted on 01/21/2010

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I am a Close to My Heart (scrapbooking and clear stamping) Consultant. I could show you how to get started if you're interested. We have an amazing line of papers and products, you would not be disappointed! I'm located in Savage. If you'd like, contact me by email and we can follow up by phone. annamschmoll@gmail.com Hope to hear from you!

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2010

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I know micheals has scrapbook kits you can buy or scrapbooks with pages all set up. You just stick the pictures and add your own specal touches. Thats what I did to get myself going. Now I do my own page layouts now that I have a little better idea of what Im doing lol. I am making a baby book for my daughter. She is 2 months old and I already have 15 or so pages done.

Dawn - posted on 01/20/2010

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If you have a Creative Memories consultant in your area, that is a good place to start. They can do a workshop to introduce you to scrapbooking-in fact that's how I started over 10 years and Lord knows how many scrapbook pages ago! If not, a lot of times scrapbook supply stores will offer workshops. It is a lot of fun! Good luck :)

Michelle - posted on 01/20/2010

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If you are really overwhelmed some Michaels, Hobby Lobby,JoAnns or Scrapbook Stores offer classes. Scrapbook Design University offers a great beginners classes as does some of the "party plan" suppliers. Stampin Up, Creative Memories comes to mind. Start slow and you will have a treasure that lasts a lifetime.

Heather - posted on 01/19/2010

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Ladies I'd like to thank each and everyone of you, that took the time to give me ideas.

Heather - posted on 01/19/2010

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Oh my goodness, Kristin thank you so much. You could spend hours on that website. It is a great site for novices like me which have no clue where to start, and/or what to do. Thanks again!

Tyese - posted on 01/19/2010

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If scrapbooking seems overwhelming to you, start with her going to kindergarten first and then you could always go back and start when she was a newborn. My daughter is three and pulls out her three scrapbooks, (one for each year) and looks through them and loves all the pictures. So it may seem a bit overwhelming, but it is worth it! Good Luck!

Donnam - posted on 01/19/2010

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Heather. I did scrapbooks for my daughter. Infant yrs, toddler yrs and then a kindergarten one. I didn't get real fancy and in fact the dollar stores now carry a great supply of scrapbooking materials. She is 11 now and occasionally I find her curled up on her bed pouring over them. I'm so glad I did them. Good luck!

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Hello, I'm somewhat new to it too...I ended up buying so many things, tools, embelishments, etc and I'm glad I did because I LOVE it! But if you are totally new I would start off slow. they have many packages that comes with the album, paper and all the embelishments you will need to complete your book!

Heather - posted on 01/18/2010

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Susan, thank you. I went to the site and was looking at the page maps. Pardon my ignorance but I'm still not sue what to do with those maps. Is this where your pages start?

Susan - posted on 01/17/2010

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The hardest thing for me when I started was where to place pictures and how to do the layout, etc. I bought magazines, but finally last year discovered PAGEMAPS. There is a book you can buy, or templates you can download for free at www.pagemaps.com

Kathleen - posted on 01/17/2010

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Start small. Pick a scrapbook to put the pictures in. Check out Magazines to see where you would like your designs to go. See if your local scrapbook store has classes to take. And just get started. Since she just started school, start with a school theme. Make your grouping of pictures a theme, that way you don't go crazy buying things you will not use. Make sure the items you buy are for scrapbooking. Creative memories has a websire you can check out.

Allison - posted on 01/16/2010

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Ask her what her favourite things are and what stood out for her this past year and see if you can work around that. This way she will have a scrapbook made around her own special memories.

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