(Closed) Any Scrapbookers?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ve always wanted to be a scrapbooker but I am not very creative at all.  I go out and buy all the stuff with the intention of scrapbooking.  I now have 4 bins full of plain color paper, design paper, stickers for every occasion, ribbon, paper cutters and fancy scissors and they are sitting in the basement waiting pathetically and patiently for me to use them.  

Post # 4
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4824 posts
Honey bee

I scrap book but dont buy through companies or people. I buy a lot of my stuff at Big Lots and Wal-mart. I also just collect stuff that I can use like old birthday cards, etc.  At the end of the day I can make an album really cheap!

Post # 5
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m totally scrapbooking all of the wedding events!  I have a book of Fiance and I before we got engaged, once he poped the question I started an engagement book. I have a scrapbooking room with a big table and storage space for all my stuff.  Right now the room is more like ‘wedding central’ than a scrapbooking room.

Post # 7
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4824 posts
Honey bee

@deetroitwhat: Almost everything I buy is Acid free as well.  But free is even better!

 

Post # 9
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875 posts
Busy bee

I love scrapbooking too!  I have used Creative Memories, but really like going to the local scrapbook shops for all the variety that they have!  I also love using Big Lots buy out stores for random bits of stuff that fits!  I haven’t scrapped my wedding because I’m not married yet, but I have scrapped weddings that I have have gone to…  I love matching the weddings with paper that matches the flowers or seasons of the wedding.  But I think that if I was scrapping a wedding album that was my very own.  I would want it to be very weddingy….  Ie not seasonal or floral, but just the Image of a WEDDING!  A friend of mine had a gold themed wedding that I ended up using gold frames, paper lace and neutral background prints for wedding!  I think it turned into my favorite style because it looked very bridal.  I am definitely an acid free scrapbooker, but I also believe in adding things that fit.  So for a wedding, I always include the invitation, the enclosures, the envelopes, and whatever paper stuff is found at the wedding itself!  I like having the memorabilia!  (A friend ended up asking for hers back because in all the wedding hubbub she forgot to keep one for herself!)  I also like to see the prewedding scrapbooks that add all the little stuff that you like.  I think I would include the bee with that and print a few threads that I liked!  By the way if you haven’t discovered the joy of paper punches by ek success and martha…they are definitely fabulous!

Post # 11
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think that making your own photo albums is quite affordable. If you are planning on spending a few hundreds on materials, I think that you can definitely make a professional album. We used Adoramapix for our engagement photos and I’m in love with it. 

I’m also a scrapbooker (with the whole organized tote -big- bag and everything) but I know that I spend way too much on embellishments, stickers and things, and would rather have a professional wedding album.

Post # 13
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1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes I do!!  I use Creative Memories Storybook!!  I make my own digital books!! I LOVE CM!!!!!!!!  Only way to go b/c the other stuff MAY SAY it’s Acid free but I’ve seen it tested and it’s not always, as well as it’s not buffer free too.

I plan on scrapbooking my engagement pictures too!! πŸ™‚  Am going to use those to make my guest book! πŸ™‚

Also with CM the books are stitched together rather than with glue.

Post # 14
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

Oh man, shut up, I cannot wait to scrap my wedding!

I’m trying to hold off on buying wedding paper/embellishments/etc until after the wedding (Seeing as I’m currently scrapping my Vegas trip from 2008 still! oops), but somehow I’m all ready filling up a clean container of just wedding themed stuff for when it comes closer to scrapping time!

I’ve also printed out emails from vendors (like when our photogs let us know they blogged us) and put them in the ‘future wedding scrapbook’ pile.

Oh, and not to mention I’ve also saved things like the gift bag our wedding bands came in to put in the future book.

There is sooooo much good wedding stuff that I feel like a wedding book will be the greatest scrapbook of all time πŸ™‚

Two weeks (?) ago, Michael’s had 40% off all wedding stickers, so I bought all the engagement stickers they have (even though I don’t have photos of our proposal… shhh).

But yesssss, I too would love to see wedding scrapbooks if anybody’s done one all ready.

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