Hi, I'm new to this forum and new to scrapbooking.
I decided to start scrapbooking because I was stressed out and thought having a creative outlet would be therapeutic. However, having just created my first page, I'm feeling like I'm in way over my head. Perhaps I'm not creative or competent enough for this.
First of all, there were certain things I just seemed unable to do competently, like position my photos correctly on the mats (sp?) I made for them. I was then unable to unstick them without bending and creasing them, so I had to print out new photos and start over. I ended up giving up and just sticking the photos to the page without mats. I feel pretty silly for not being able to do this!
Now my finished page looks really amateurish, not only because the photos have no mats, but because my journaling text looks stupid. I don't have any stamps or stencils or anything (I didn't want to make too big a financial outlay at first); I thought I could just print the text out from my computer, trim the paper around the text, and stick it on my page, but it looks silly.
Does anyone have any tips? And is there a way to make sure everything's centered and positioned correctly, because it seems like I can't tell if it is until after it's already stuck on and I take a step back and look at it. (New glasses, maybe? lol) And is there a trick to unsticking things once they're stuck without ruining them? (I'm using Zots adhesive dots.)
Is there any hope for me, or am I a scrapbooking idiot?