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Old December 31st, 2009, 05:35 PM
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Discouraged....

Ok so I asked "Santa" for scrapbooking stuff, which he was nice enough to bring, cardstock paper, stickers, scissors, couple of scrapbook albums.
He also gave me a lil money to go buy some other stuff I might need.

I have waited so long to start scrapbooking, so looking forward to it. Then I go to Michaels, and I go to the scrapbooking aisles....and well suddenly I just felt completely discouraged. It then occurred to me, that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, what I was getting myself into. I have no idea where to start. I was flabergasted at the amount of different scrapbooking products to choose from....and a lil taken aback by the cost of a lot of it
I picked up a few sheet embellishment kits, came home, put a couple sheets together, which look like they were put together by a kid in kindergarten..

I have always been creative....till now. Now I'm thinkin' that perhaps I should've done a lil more research before I decided to get into this hobby. I was just so impressed with the scrapbooking pages I've seen here on Pets. I thought "hey that looks like so much fun, I wanna do it too".
But after the few sheets I've done...I think it's fair to say...that I suck!..:sad:
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Old December 31st, 2009, 05:37 PM
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LMPG if you have a dollarama there they carry really cool scrapbooking stuff too, my sis is a scrap book junkie so that's where santa got his stocking stuffers for her from.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 05:38 PM
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I second that...I was in dollerama yesterday and there's pretty much a whole aisle full of fun stuff... and any new craft is going to take some practice, don't get discouraged, just have fun with it...
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Old December 31st, 2009, 08:16 PM
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The Michaels' here holds classes in scrapbooking--maybe yours does? Or if there's a specialty scrapbooking shop around, they often have classes, too! They're just 'getting started', one-session free classes--basically you just pay for materials--and you can get some pretty good ideas there.

But I know what you're saying--I have a friend that scrapbooks and comes up with the most spectacular pages, but mine always look pretty pathetic
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Old December 31st, 2009, 11:34 PM
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try try again!!!!! you could always goggle scrap booking and i'm sure they have some tips and things. i have been wanting to scrap book too (i have tons of things) but due to the hubby's illness i haven't started yet. i know how you feel. a lot of the pages here look so good it makes me feel like i have no idea how to even start!

but things take time and practice. and try try again
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Try visiting the library. They have books on scrapbooking, and I'm sure some of those show exactly how to lay out specific pages. You could follow directions for a few practice pages, and then start getting more creative and designing your own.
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