Where Do I Start?
Creating scrapbooks is an enormously fun activity, one
that can be done on your own, with a group of friends,
or with the whole family. Scrapbooks make precious gifts
especially for grown children and grandchildren. Your
albums can be as simple or creative as you want them to
be. It is said that it is better to have your album done
simply, finished and up to date; rather than elaborate,
fancy and unfinished.
Organize your photos. Organizing
for a great scrapbook and getting your precious photos
out of shoe boxes and into an album can be a daunting
task. But if you take things step by step you can take
the fear out of sorting and put the fun into doing. Taking
time to organize your photos will make scrapbooking much
easier. One of the most convenient ways is to sort your
photos in chronological order, but if that is not possible
you can also sort by theme, event or occasion. Once your
photos are organized, store them in a safe, acid-free
environment that is dark, cool & dry (ie.photo box).
Now that you're organized, you are ready to start! Remember
that the secret of a well-designed scrapbook is eye appeal!
Not jumbled thoughts and scrambled pictures, but page
after page of interesting themes & photographs. When you
look at a page the viewer should be able to make connections
even though the subject is not known personally.