Jen "Teach A Friend to Scrapbook Contest"
By Matthews Wife[/image]
Here is my other entry. I taught my next-door-neighbor Jen to Scrap.
When my new next-door neighbor Jen first moved in, I know she thought I was "weird" because I had a whole room devoted to scrapbooking. She had three small children and boxes and boxes of photographs! When I showed her my albums she said "Oh I could never do that" I said "sure you could". How do you start teaching someone to scrap? You pour them a nice tall glass of wine and make them feel at ease. Then I like to just move through the basics, nothing too overwhelming at first. Just talk about color and how it relates to the photograph, teach them how to crop and mount a photo and then suggest some embellishments. There is so much joy in seeing a friend or loved one hold up that first layout with pride in their eyes and know that you have started someone else on the journey, that their families will have something that they made and will know how much they were loved.