Saturday, February 08, 2020

Scrapbooking With Mary

I don't know if any of my followers scrapbook at all but I thought I would show you what I've been up to this week. I had some pictures printed up just for this and decided to pull out all my scrapbooking supplies and do a few pages. First thing I do is figure out what pictures I want to make pages for. Lay out the embellishments, tools and colored papers. 

Then find the background paper I want to put it all on. I like to put everything on the background paper and see how it will look before I start gluing things down. 

There are kits available with background papers, stickers, cutouts, and everything you'll need to make a few pages. 

And on the back of the kits are ideas of what kinds of pages you can make with the supplies. 

You can even buy magazines filled with ideas for pages. I found this one really helpful. 

It has page after page of different layouts that you can do.

After I've figured out what kind of page I want to make, I lay out the glue, punches, tape and glue dots or whatever I'll be using to stick it all to the background.

Here's a few pages that I had already made to give you an idea of what I've done. This one was a birthday.

And this one was one of Ken's fishing trips. 

The one I decided to do this week was with a couple of pictures my daughter took of her with me and Ken. 

And then I did another of my daughter and grandson. 

I keep all of the supplies that I use the most in a scrapbooking bag with a lot of pockets. This thing is full! It weighs a ton but it zips up and I can keep it in the corner out of the way. 

I also have a box of supplies that are mostly extras or doubles of things that I use all the time. I like to get colored or patterned papers that are in different sizes to use on the pages because it's easier than trying to cut it straight myself. lol 

I could spend hours in places like Michael's or Jo Ann's craft supply because they both carry a lot of scrapbooking supplies and I am always looking for new things I can use. 

Have you ever done any scrapbooking? What crafts do you do?