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princess_ali_lock 
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Reg: 08-25-12

08-25-12 05:50 PM - Post#4005218    

I just joined Scrapjazz today. What made me stumble upon the site and decide to join, was me searching the internet for "frugal" scrapbooking ideas.

One delima that I've stumbled upon is the simple fact that I don't like 12x12's. I mean, yes, they do seem to have plenty of space for practically everything, but for me they are just too big. And I don't like the "brag" book albums either because they are too small. I seem to have fallen in love with 8.5x11 albums.

But, since I began scrapbooking in January, around my 33rd birthday, my family has had to alter our budget, so my "scrap allowance" has gotten smaller due to 1/2 of that allowance having to go towards monthly injections for my oldest son. My DH didn't have to give up any of his hobby allowance because his hobby is researching genealogy online and typing up a very detailed family tree...so I guess he doesn't have a "hobby expense".

And recently, my 10 yr. old niece has contracted the scrapbooking bug from me. I had quite a bit of pink, girly things that I would never use that came in some kits. so I gave them to her along with an album whose cover I didn't like. She's been addicted ever since and is constantly asking me, "Aunt Ali, do you have any more scrap stuff that you don't want?".

Anyways, I've rambled enough for now. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

 
scrappinmamma 
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Posts: 2663
scrappinmamma
Reg: 01-07-07

08-25-12 08:09 PM - Post#4005274    
    In response to princess_ali_lock

Welcome to ScrapJazz Ali!

We have a great community of ladies here and plenty of great ideas! I hope that your son gets better!

I know you live in Fl. Stay safe!

 
Kazzam 
SJ Diva
Posts: 7404
Kazzam
Reg: 01-15-06

08-26-12 12:28 AM - Post#4005332    
    In response to scrappinmamma

Welcome and look forward to you joining in. Sorry to hear that your scrapbooking budget was cut. I hope your son is ok.

Any questions you have, just ask. If you want to just chat about other things pop into the lounge.

 
RedSquirrel 
SJ Queen of the Crop
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RedSquirrel
Reg: 06-13-08

08-26-12 04:34 AM - Post#4005350    
    In response to Kazzam

Hi Ali and welcome!

My niece is 9 and she loves crafting too. Isn't it wonderful to have little ones who are just as passionate about our interests as we are?

Come and say Hi in the Lounge as well? We have a few "frugal scrappers" who are very willing to share their good ideas and experience.

 
princess_ali_lock 
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Posts: 106

Reg: 08-25-12

08-26-12 09:29 AM - Post#4005364    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I do like the fact that my niece has contracted the scrapbooking bug. Unfortunately, I'm a little sad that neither one of my boys did. I want my boys to get actively involved in "scrapbooking" so that we can get some homeschool yearbooks done.

 
RedSquirrel 
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Posts: 32098
RedSquirrel
Reg: 06-13-08

08-26-12 01:49 PM - Post#4005426    
    In response to princess_ali_lock

Yes, male scrap-bookers are a rare breed indeed.

 
Scrapjanny 
Scrapjazz Contributor
Posts: 835
Scrapjanny
Reg: 09-06-07

08-26-12 06:27 PM - Post#4005462    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Hi and welcome. My very first scrapbook was 8 1/2 x 11, and I still use that size for my children's school albums. To switch things up a little in those albums, I sometimes turn the page sideways so that I'm actually scrapbooking 11 x 8 1/2. It breaks the monotony, and it seems to give me more room to work with.

 
RedSquirrel 
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RedSquirrel
Reg: 06-13-08

08-27-12 02:14 AM - Post#4005524    
    In response to Scrapjanny

That's a good idea! No different from putting photos in an album either landscape or portrait. I don't scrap 8.5x11 but it hadn't even occurred to me to change the orientation.

 
DemPages 
SJ Newbie
Posts: 2
DemPages
Reg: 09-24-12

09-25-12 04:08 PM - Post#4014370    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Hi, I need help in making a scrapbook for our wedding pictures(December 2006), as i would like to give it as a gift for my husband on our anniversary. I dont know how to start it with. I still have the old stuffs here like the petals of my rose bouquet, the wedding invitation..I dont know how to put them all to pieces..any idea on what to use that doesnt cost much?

 
RedSquirrel 
SJ Queen of the Crop
Posts: 32098
RedSquirrel
Reg: 06-13-08

09-26-12 03:39 PM - Post#4014540    
    In response to DemPages

Hi and welcome!

I'd recommend having a browse through the Gallery (up the top, 3rd tab from the left) and in the Search option, put in Wedding. There are hundreds of absolutely beautiful wedding pages for inspiration. Debbie (DeblynA) has just finished her daughter's album and it's gorgeous.

And to find out how to put it all together, look through the Learning tab (5th from the right), and start with Scrapbooking Basics.

You'll need an album (choose between 8.5"x11" or 12"x12"), card-stock, some pretty patterned papers, adhesive, and embellishments. Have a look through the Store here for paper and embellishments, or the Scrapbook.com store for other things.

I hope that's enough to get you started? Please feel free to come back and ask any questions you need to. Don't be afraid to start your own topic.
And above all, have fun!

 
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