Thursday, 7 January 2010

Scrapbook page - three fidgetty children

I've made this scrapbook page because I accidentally printed out a load of reject photos!
I was trying to get a pic of all three children to print onto canvas for a Christmas present for the grandparents - the bottom picture was the one which made it.
Because there are so many photos on this layout I decided not to add a title, and kept the embellishment simple with a few bits of ribbon and some brads.


  1. That's a lovely scrapbook page! I've never done a scrapbook since I was in my teens, but I used to love keeping mementoes and things to put in it, I wonder if I could start one up again. What kinds of things do you put in your scrapbook apart from photos? Sorry for being nosy.

  2. The best thing about scrapbooking is it something just for yourself - a way of recording memories for your own pleasure - so you can make a scrapbook of whatever you like, and decorate however you like.

    All my pages feature a photograph, but I also include other things like tickets. On a page I did about my honeymoon I put the room card from the hotel and a fifty rupee note. On a page with my wedding photo I put a piece of paper with the lyrics to the song we used for our first dance.

    I would urge you to give it a go! Standard album size is 12" x 12" but you can also get 6" or 8" square if you want to start smaller. You don't need much special stuff (although there is a huge market out there!) just coloured paper to start with. You can handwrite titles, or print them with a pc. You can also decorate with lots of stuff you probably already have - ribbons, buttons, etc.

    I can make a post with some more pictures of my pages if you like?

  3. That's great, I think I will give it a go, I have drawers full of special things that never see the light of day and it would be lovely to put them where we can see them. Do you think pregnancy scan photos would fade and be ruined in an album? They are currently in a box? It's that thermal paper that goes a bit funny in light.

  4. I think the scans would be ok in an album but I would make colour photocopies of the pictures. I know they are black and white but you will get a truer copy if you use a colour copier. Then you can keep the originals safe in the dark box.

    Make sure you post some piccies of your pages; I'd love to see.


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