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moza - 03/01/2013 19:26:52
   
How do you start planning a Scrapbook?
I'm off to Disney this summer and I really want to scrap the trip - it's a big one celebrating both our 40ths, and we're going to be doing loads! I don't know where to start planning! It's still 5 months off, but I'm thinking about it now, as I want to preplan and try to do at least some of it on the go! I know what I'm like, and if I leave it all til I get home, it won't get done. I have a few ideas, mostly for something that's somewhere between smashbooking and project life. The main thing I'm not sure about to start with though is what size to go for! A5 or 8x8 would be easy to fit in my bag and work on as I go, A4 or 12x12 give me a bit more flexibility in that I've seen page protectors pre-divided for journalling cards. A5 and A4 can be done in a normal ring binder, which is cheaper than the post-bound 12x12 scrap books I've looked at. £20?! Seriously?! Does anyone have any advice or any preferences on how to decide where to start for size, etc?
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Mary E - 03/01/2013 19:54:01
   
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Well I really don't think you can do it on the hoof so to speak. What you need are loads of photos first, then papers to complement the photos then an order in which you put them I did one of my first trip to Australia when I got home looking back was part of the fun and I had had a small sketch book for ideas with me while I was there .Hope this helps I don't know how other ladies do theirs but I have to think long and hard about my pages also I like 12x12 as the photos can be a decent size Mary x
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Mary E - 03/01/2013 19:54:01
   
Re: How do you start planning a Scrapbook?
Well I really don't think you can do it on the hoof so to speak. What you need are loads of photos first, then papers to complement the photos then an order in which you put them I did one of my first trip to Australia when I got home looking back was part of the fun and I had had a small sketch book for ideas with me while I was there .Hope this helps I don't know how other ladies do theirs but I have to think long and hard about my pages also I like 12x12 as the photos can be a decent size Mary x
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ceej2 - 03/01/2013 21:09:30
   
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Could progressive scrapbooking be the answer? Start with your photo/journalling/bits and bobs on a 6x6 page which can later be expanded to A4 and on to 12x12 if required. If you want to keep it smaller then lots of hidden panels and pockets will do the trick... Or how about doing an expanding album... you can do a multi page expander album with pockets and pull outs that will fit inside a dvd case. They are loads of fun to make and easy to transport. Hope that helps?
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jackinthebox - 03/01/2013 22:32:56
   
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First I would say that you won't have time to do it while you are there!! :roll: If you go craft shopping you will be able to buy lots of Disney papers, embellishments etc and you could think about buying an album which would probably be cheaper in the states!!! ;) Just take loads of photos.....you will anyway....and worry about your pages when you get back!!! I did a 12x12 album of my Disney trip with my grandchildren....it ran to 30 pages and used 287 photos!!!!!!!!! Some of my pages are in my gallery ( Disney)....I tended to use lots of photos on a page because I couldn't decide what to leave out!!! I did have over 2000 to choose from!!!!!!!!!! :o :o Whatever you decide....have a super time!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Nannybroomsticks - 03/01/2013 22:33:49
   
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Mel Heaton always says it's the memories that are important, more so than the pictures. How about keeping a travel journal that is more like a diary. Then you can scrap some of it up when you get back. Keep your tickets, menus and leaflets in a folder if some kind that travels with you and add stick it notes with dates on etc. then you can combine these with your notes and photos at a later date. I still have th e notebook I took to Munich 2 years ago with the dates and places visited, special foods eaten etc. I haven't scrapped any pics yet but have everything ready for when I get round to it. Exciting times ahead for you. lovely!
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ceej2 - 03/01/2013 23:01:33
   
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I guess its the proper scrapbookers that are saying it can't be done on the hoof...I am a novice dabbler and I am totally used to doing stuff on the hoof :lol: You should probably listen to them and ignore me...
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craftysandra - 04/01/2013 07:01:38
   
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Part of the fun of doing a scrapbook is looking back on the memories. Took me ages to do my 1st safari scrapbooks spent more time looking at the photos than i did actually putting them on a page!!!! As others as said cant do it on the go you need photos papers and embellies have fun make notes of what youve done each day to help with the journalling enjoy the trip and then enjoy it asll over again when you scrapbook the trip. As Jackie says youll probably get a scrapbook and papers over there cheaper than here. Sandra
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moza - 04/01/2013 07:26:28
   
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For those of you saying "It can't be done" - it can. I've seen examples on-line, on blogs and Pinterest, which is where I got the idea from. But they all seem to be done by experienced scrappers who might tell you how they did it, but not so much how they started planning! I know I won't be doing full 12x12 layouts on the go, which is why I am looking at smashbook or project life style, rather than more traditional scrapbooking - I've still got a mini brag brook from my last NYC trip, 18 months ago, lying around half done! If I leave it all til I get home, it won't get done, I've got too much other stuff going on! We're away for almost 3 weeks and, since I'm not a lounge by the pool type gal, I can catch up with some on our down days. Thanks for the input so far, ladies!
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Crafty Nanna - 04/01/2013 09:54:51
   
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wish you luck hun, I still have only just got the bare bones of my page sorted and still not sur ehow to progress it,
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