Where are all the scrapbooking people?

Inverness, MS(Zone 8a)

It seems this thread is extremely quiet. I know you are not out in the gardens. :)

Dee

North Saanich, Canada

I'm still here. Just busy scrapbooking and not enough time for the computer too!!! Started a scrapbook for DD(31) for her birthday in May. I kept a ton of school stuff right form kindergarten up to university, so I am in the process of doing that. Have all the class pictures from elementary school and have finally figured out everyone's names with a little help from a couple of her classmates. Have individual pictures right from grade 1 to university also. It's fun putting this together. The worst part is figuring out just what to use.
Also, this is the first time i have done 12X12. I have always used 8 by 11, but just decided that some of these school pages are too big to use for that. I usually scan all my scrapbook pages but don't have a scanner to do 12X12. I might have to take all the pages and get them scanned and put on a disc so I have them.
Anyway, that's what I'm up to! Also continuing to make all my own cards. That's fun too, just figuring out exactly how to lay them out and make them look good. Love doing that!

Glenda

Interlachen, FL(Zone 9a)

Oh my...caught again, LOL. By daylight, I am out in the yard trying to design/develop some new gardens in this blank slate. Wanna come over and help? I've only unpacked about one-third of my craft boxes so far, but I'm getting around to it in between shipments of live worms, seeds, and bulbs arriving daily...

Inverness, MS(Zone 8a)

OK...so if you live in Florida...you might be out in the yard. :)

While I would love to come & help....I don't believe I can leave my third graders long enough right now.

Dee

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

Dee,

All my scrapbooking has been tucked away since the birth of my daughter last fall. I treasure our time together yet dream of the day I can put all her photos in a scrapbook. I'm thinking....um....YEARS from now? =) But I write on all the backs so I won't be lost when the time finally comes.

North Saanich, Canada

Tir, good for you for keeping track of dates on your pictures. My husband told me 31 years ago to always write on the back of pictures. Well, guess what, I didn't do that!! Well, maybe for some, but certainly not for all. But one thing I have done now is I have scanned all my pictures. It took me all winter two years ago, but I now have over 12,000 pictures scanned onto my computer. That sounds like a lot, huh?? Well, I actually did all of his sisters' pictures too, plus all my parents and his parents pictures that we have. Plus all their slides. And I think there are still a couple of boxes around that haven't been done yet. It's a never ending process, but so good to have permanent records of pictures. When it comes time for you to do your daughter's scrapbook, you will be very well prepared!!

Glenda

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

Glenda,

Thanks for the compliments and motivations. I think about her scrapbook once a week or better! Thinking back to my stay at home wife days I was getting like 10 pages done a day! And they are awesome! At least I have a scrap table I can leave out and set up but it's having time to sit there....no matter....I want to enjoy what is already flying by with baby here...almost 4 months old now!

Very wise of your DH! Most dh's could care less about that I'd think. Amazing how many pics you have on your computer! I'm not computer savvy but always worry we are filling it up with to many pics and ROFLOL we don't even have an eighth what you have!

North Saanich, Canada

Tir, I'm guessing in a few more months you will be in a dangerous zone if you leave your scrap table out with a toddler roaming about!!! LOL
Enjoy your baby while she is this age!!! Mine are 31 and 29 now, and I am having so much fun with this scrapbook I am putting together. For instance, I have no idea why my daughter is not in her Grade 4 class picture. Just noticed it yesterday when I was putting that page together. I'm guessing she must have been sick that day. We DO have her individual picture. And report cards are such fun to look at!!

Glenda

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

Glenda,

That's funny on the class pic! What a good mom, you saved report cards! I had to save my own memorabelia but at least I have it. =)

North Saanich, Canada

Tir, yes I can't believe I saved all this stuff. A large Rubbermaid tote for each of the kids. I have artwork coming out my ears, some good some bad. Notes from teachers, certificates, list sof books she read in Grade 1 and 2, Valentines cards....................and on and on and on................ Of course there's way more stuff for the early years. It's been interesting picking through it and deciding what to use. And of course, I will hardly put a dent in the rubbermaid tote, and I'm sure I will have to use 3 scrapbooks. I'm heading to the store tomorrow to find extenders for my post bound books. I've never used them before so need to make sure I can get extensions. I bought scrapbooks at Costco a couple of months ago, 19.99 for 3 12X12 books, suede covered with two slots on the front, one for a picture, one for a saying. I really like them and the cost is great compared to the stores.
So.............you saved a lot of your stuff??????? Such fun you will have when you start digging through it!! Enjoy.

Glenda

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

NEAT---had NO idea Costco sold albums!?!?!

What I buy is a 100-pager from Hobby Lobby, at their regular /12 off sales I get it for $30 I think and it has the faux leather cover. Only comes in dark navy, black or burgundy though. And I quickly learned (grrr) about lignin free. These albums are NOT thus the pages will yellow with light and age. But I just buy the acid-free/lignin-free white cardstock and insert those instead so now it works.

Yes, I saved some things. When my parents moved from the childhood home a couple years back would you believe Mom threw out a kindergarten made plaster hand mold I had made!!!!! Yep! My lil' brother (10 at the time) trash-picked it for me. Talk about trash to TREASURE!!!!!

I met someone who saved their daughters holiday crafts/decorations she made in school and to this day (she's married now) her parents still put this up for each holiday around their home!!!! So endearing and I plan to be just as sentimental with my babies. =)

Victoria Harbour, ON

I decided to do decorative painting on mdf in form of scrapbooking albums..busy at work on that, when finished then I'll be watching these creative posts...

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

Betty, you'll have to start your own thread to show us your progress!

Nipomo, CA(Zone 8a)

I also purchased some albums at Costco 2 12x12 albums for $15.99 so I bought 2 sets. I am just starting to get away from the Creative Memories albums. It takes me a while to get used to change.

My daddy is dying and I want to make an album honoring his life.
I will try to spend some more time on this thread.

I had to wait in the for my husband and son the other day. I had a small stashof scrapbooking stuff in my car. ( No I am not so organized that I had it planned that way, I just hadn't taken that last tote out of my car from the last time I went scrapping with friends) and I trimmed and mounted (labeled on back)at least a dozen photos. It was a good feeling to do even that small bit.

Dayna
PS I have been in the garden, it was a lovely 75 degrees today!

North Saanich, Canada

Well,, 129 pages later and I am finally done the book. Well, actually it is 4 books, but who's counting! I am very happy with the final result and hope DD likes it. I wanted to keep a digital copy of the pages, but it was goign to be too costly to get them scanned, so I took pictures of all the pages, and they turned out pretty well. I will try and post a few here just so you get an idea of what I have been doing.
This first one is an example of the class ones that I did, from kindergarten to Grade 6.

Glenda

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North Saanich, Canada

One of the report card pages, with some of her own artwork.

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A Christmas workbook page.

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Printing and writing. Some of the pages look a bit crooked, but they aren't really. Just the way the picture was taken.

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Field day and exercise.

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Halloween and some more of her own artwork.

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North Saanich, Canada

Band.

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Start of some artwork pages.

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Grad

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North Saanich, Canada

This is one page in the book that DD did herself. I am just incorporating it into her scrapbook memories.

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Choir.

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Another report card page.

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North Saanich, Canada

Found this wonderful sticker poem to start out the book.

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North Saanich, Canada

Well, I think you get the idea. Now, I will probably have to do this all over again for my son next. Sigh...................... I think I will give myself a rest for a few months!!! : - )

Nipomo, CA(Zone 8a)

Great job! 129 pages is a huge undertaking! I especially liked the field day page.Thanks for sharing it with us. What size album did you work with? Years ago when I first started to scrapbook, I had my step kids draw a handprint on a page, then list thier likes and dislikes, friends teachers and such. This lasted three years, and none of thoses pages made it into thier albums. Although in theroy I think they were a good idea.
Dayna

North Saanich, Canada

Thanks Dayna. Yes, it was a big job and I am glad it's done. This was the first time I used 12 X 12 pages. I had always used 8 by 11, but I just felt that some of the things I had to put in the book woudl just be too large. Any of the report cards would just have barely fit. So I am happy I changed to the 12 by 12 size. I never used them before because I felt that size book would just be harder to store, but I guess you can always find a place for them.
Yes, I think your handprint idea was good in theory. Whatever happened to the pages that they did that they didnt' make it into their books??

North Saanich, Canada

This is one of the pages I put in also. I think she must have been in kindergarten when she did this. I found the handprint in with her other stuff, so just thought I would incorporate it on the page.

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Nipomo, CA(Zone 8a)

I have a bunch of loose pages floating around. Some that were started and never finished, some that I did out of the album with the intent to put them into an album. I have just switched from the Creative Memories Strap Bound Albums to the more cost effective post bound that you can find everywhere. I got a great deal at Costco. Two 12 x 12 albums for $15.97. I was easily paying $35.00 for one album.
I have tried the 8 x 10 albums, but I found them too small that I would have to put too many pages into them. So I have used the 8 x 10 for special albums like the summer of 96 and such. I actually just started a Christmas Album. Just Christmas, and I am including the photo cards people send out at the holidays and their letters and stuff, this way I can put all that in there and not be too worried that it is over stuffing an album.

Montgomery, AL

Hello to all you Scapbookers! I would like to ask one question.For someone who is just starting (or I should say trying) Scrapbooking, where do I begin? I am not a crafty person, I try, but never like anything I do. I can crochet and that about all. LOL!
I wanted to try to make some scrapbooks. I have all kinds of things, pictures, recipes handed down tome, LOTS & Lots of RECIPES! Can anyone help this dummy! Thanks!

North Saanich, Canada

Hi lil_beans. Just going to add a link to an old thread that might help you with some ideas on what to get, and how to get started. You don't have to be that crafty at all. Once you get going, the ideas come fast and furious. Recipes will be a very interesting thing to scrapbook. Are they all hand written??

http://davesgarden.com/place/t/484596/

Glenda

Montgomery, AL

Thak you ggd for all your advice. Yes most of them are hand written. I took care of an elderly lady back home in Sunny Southern ca. where we just moved from a couple of years ago, and she gave me a salad cookbook and her recipe box. I believe there are some paper clippings of recipes in the book as well. She has recently passed away at the age of 100, so these paper clippings are from some time ago. I have so many other recipes, I just wish I had someone to do the scrapbooking with.
Thakns again for your help! Hope to hear from you again soon!
Cindy

North Saanich, Canada

Cindy, it might be a good idea for you to do digital copies of your newspaper clipping recipes, so that if the real newspaper clippings deteriorate, then you still have a good copy. I have been doing some of this lately, scanning newspaper clippings from my son's hockey days. Foolishly, at that time, I put them in those sticky photo albums, and of course, now I can't get them out without wrecking them. So I am scanning them, and really, the scanned copy is so much better and clearer, and you can do them so they don't have the yellowing. I guess with the recipes, you MIGHT want to have them as authentic as possible with the yellowing.

Glenda

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

ggd: wonderful work!

North Saanich, Canada

Thanks Tir!!! What have you been up to??

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

wishing i had time to scrapbook. LOL! baby keeps me busy. hardly a spare moment. =)

Montgomery, AL

Thanks for the great advice ggd. I would of never thought of it otherwise, I would of made the same terrible mistake right off. I am so sorry that happened to you. I have to make myself sit down and do it. I Thakn you again for your advice!
Cindy

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