Hey there! I'm new.
I started playing with scrapbooking a few years back, but never really got into it and didn't really enjoy it. I didn't know where to start or what gear I needed, my handwriting is atrocious, and I don't really have a good "eye" for design and stuff. I had a baby last July and a friend turned me on to Project Life, which--thank god she did! Because I'd have a ton of photos on my hands just sitting lonely in boxes, never to be seen again. Woe.
So I am using PL for my family scrapbook, and I have a baby book for my son. That's more than enough for me right now in terms of current photos. But I also have two projects that I would love to revisit some time and actually make work, and they are:
1. My wedding album (which was started in a Creative Memories album and kit that I never really cared for at all)
2. My "Pre Baby Adventure Album" (Which is also a CM album, the kind with the 4x6 photo pockets. I'm ok with that one.)
My questions are this:
1. What is a good place to start in terms of working on a wedding album? What are some good papers/lines that are clean, elegant, and hopefully come with kits I can use for inspiration. I've got a 7 month old and no time to really get into hardcore stuff right now. I'd love some product recommendations from some seasoned pros!
2. I need a wedding album. Ideally I would like a narrow-spine one, but most of the ones I've found are so wide... I can't imagine I will have more than about 20 pages for my album. Again: Any product recommendations?
The things I don't like about the CM binder and kit are: It sits weird on my shelf; it's impossible to move pages around; the kit is mostly beige, soft pastels, colors I don't like at all and don't really go with my wedding; the kit featured mainly journaling (which, being that I got married 6 years ago I'll be dipped if I can remember any specific journal-worthy elements and even if I did, my handwriting is ********) and lots of "Two become One" sort of phrases in boxes. I don't so much care for other people's words. As you can see I have enough words of my own, ha ha!
Ok thanks everybody, I really appreciate your help! I am still so new and not sure what to get. Thanks!