hi folks, i'm new here and new to scrapbooking. i got married on Maui in 2007 and am just finally getting around to my book. i've been planning it since before the wedding lol. i've had a bin full of stuff sitting around for the last 2 years, it took a while to collect all the stuff i needed to get started, but i'm all set now. i have a bunch of pages done but i'm finding it hard to come up with interesting layouts. i find i use the same basic layouts over and over lol. i have tons of goodies that i don't think i'm taking full advantage of.
the wedding was very casual, barefoot on the beach with a few of our closest family members and friends, but we had a blast sightseeing and goofing around on Maui. so the book is very casual and more tropical and beach themed than wedding themed. i will obviously have ceremony pages but most of it is the sights and activities we took in during our stay. it's all very bright and colourful and fun.
one of my big challenges is coming up with different ways of doing journalling and lettering. i have a limited amount of letter stickers and rubons, some diecuts that don't really fit my theme, some stencils that i don't really like, and one set of stamps that are sort of an asian style font. i don't have any punches or a decent craft knife (not that i have a steady enough hand to cut stuff out that way anyway lol). money is tight right now and i've already spent way too much on this thing, so i'd like to try to make do with what i have for now.
i will post some pics as soon as i take some and hopefully you guys can give me some tips for future pages.
luckily my girlfriend was up for a visit earlier this year and helped me out with a few pages, she's much more creative than i am lol. she came up with some great LO ideas.
i think i'm too impatient. i sit there staring at a blank page and then get too impatient and just dive in just to get it done. but in the end i'm usually disappointed with what i come up with. ah well.
i am getting lots of ideas from the gallery though and bookmarking lots to refer back to when i work on my book and need inspiration. i'm off tomorrow and have the house to myself for once so i plan on working on my book and not much else lol. laundry be damned.. priorities people!
any advice/encouragement is greatly appreciated but i mostly just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.