I’ve been trying to get back in the groove of scrapbooking my children’s photos. With three boys under the age of five I have a lot of pictures and often little time. Naturally, I’m not one of those people that likes to go out and buy already made pages and I very seldom buy kits to make my pages. I want to create the page, the entire page, myself.
I guess that is why I am so excited about the Sizzix Big Shot which I bought through Stampin’ Up! A lot of the non-photo images you see in this scrapbook page were made with the Big Shot and corresponding dies. Stampin’ Up! is now selling some of their own exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies. You can learn more about this on my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator blog.
Because I always get busy doing tons of different things, I decided to start a scrapbooking club in New Freedom, PA in hopes that I would be forced to get some of my own pages done. It’s working! With the club we make six 12×12 scrapbook pages done each month. I come up with the ideas and provide all the supplies (and cut it unless it can be cut in the Big Shot) and the members of the club put their pages together. I am so excited that I’m getting so many pages done! I still have a long way to go but I’m getting there!
Digital cameras have been a wonderful help with family photos. When we had a 35mm camera I was always hesitant to take many pictures because I knew I’d have to put out a lot of money to develop a bunch of pictures and I’d only want to use half of them. The digital camera is wonderful because I can take as many pictures as I want and then choose which ones I want to print or delete. There is a down side to the digital camera though, because I take so many pictures, I do, and thus I need to make even more pages to put my pictures on. I think it’s a vicious cycle. One of these days I’m going to end up ordering flash drives in bulk
If you find you have a lot of photos waiting for scrapbook pages, I hope you will visit my blog often to get ideas. Sometimes seeing someone else’s scrapbook pages will inspire you with a creative idea of your own. When we all share ideas we’ll get those pages done.