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So I scrapbooked an old picture of my mom sleeping with my sister on her chest...love the page I scrapbooked but didn't realize I hadn't copied the photo. I wanted to use the original since it is vintage and I wanted the page to have a vintage feel to it...now I'm regretting that I didn't scan it and use a duplicate instead of the original!!! I keep thinking, "I love this picture, what if I eventually wanted to frame it?!!?" It's a pretty enough page that I guess if I really wanted to display it, I could put it in a shadowbox.

Anyone else have regrets like this?!?! I think from now one I will always scrap the duplicate!!!


 
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No not yet, but I've thought about that happening! Can you not still scan it from the LO? If you have a good software program for photos you might can crop and "fix" anything from there.



 
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One of the first scrapbooks I made was for my brother, and I used all original pictures! It makes for a cool scrapbook, with pictures from the 70s and 80s, but shortly after I sent it off, I realized that now I have NO pictures of my brother! I am still kicking myslef for that one!

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You could still scan it, you'll just have to crop out the rest of the page rom the image but at least you'll have it.


 
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I will definitely have to try to scan it and cut out the rest of the layout. I'll let you guys know how it turns out...I'm still kicking myself for not keeping the original and scrapbooking a duplicate! Still a beautiful layout so I can't be too upset with myself!


 
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  • jaspernonyx Said:
One of the first scrapbooks I made was for my brother, and I used all original pictures! It makes for a cool scrapbook, with pictures from the 70s and 80s, but shortly after I sent it off, I realized that now I have NO pictures of my brother! I am still kicking myslef for that one!

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Thanks that makes me feel a little better about my mess up! I still have tons of pics with my mom that I love and cherish just as much...I'm just going to look at the positive and take this as a learning experience. I've been scrapbooking for over a decade and never had an experience like this one...so I guess there's a first for everything, huh?!?! I'm not looking to repeating it though!!!


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Shouldn't be too hard to photograph the photo in the layout. I've done this several times


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I haven't scanned any of my pictures and have done a lot of vintage pictures, but I always use clear photo corners so that I don't permanently adhere the picture. I would hate to glue down a really old photo, even if it wasn't a favorite of mine. With the photo corners you can get that vintage feel you wanted by using the original photo, but you can always take it out of the page to scan or use it for something else.

Of course that would be the end of the layout, unless you replaced it with a scan copy... hmm.
Anyway, it gives you options.


 
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My big regret is that I created a layout once of a series of pictures that I REALLY wanted to do well, and I put it together in the evening in my scrap room with the lights on, using older yellow-ish light bulbs. I checked the colors together in my bathroom, because it had "better" light, and thought I got it perfect. I cut out the letters and put the page together. I was very pleased with it. Until the light of the next day. The colors were SOOOO off in daylight. I was sick.

That's when I bought my OTT light.

I now stop scrapping when it turns to dusk because I know that my colors won't look right in lamplight. Eventually I will get all daylight bulbs, but until then, no more scrapping at night.

I sometimes think that I could get some scrapbook paint and paint the letters on the page, but I'm not that good with a paintbrush yet. I am thinking of trying to match up a smooch paint with it because of the small brush on it, but I'm not that brave yet.


 
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  • TFCasper Said:
I haven't scanned any of my pictures and have done a lot of vintage pictures, but I always use clear photo corners so that I don't permanently adhere the picture. I would hate to glue down a really old photo, even if it wasn't a favorite of mine. With the photo corners you can get that vintage feel you wanted by using the original photo, but you can always take it out of the page to scan or use it for something else.

Of course that would be the end of the layout, unless you replaced it with a scan copy... hmm.
Anyway, it gives you options.



That's a good idea...and I started off with that idea with the best intentions! I did use photo corners rather than adhering the pic directly to the page but then decided (in my infinite wisdom ) to adhere a prima flower over part of the photo (using glossy accents glue if I may add!). Boy I've sure gotten myself into a conundrum!


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My big regret is that I created a layout once of a series of pictures that I REALLY wanted to do well, and I put it together in the evening in my scrap room with the lights on, using older yellow-ish light bulbs. I checked the colors together in my bathroom, because it had "better" light, and thought I got it perfect. I cut out the letters and put the page together. I was very pleased with it. Until the light of the next day. The colors were SOOOO off in daylight. I was sick.

That's when I bought my OTT light.

I now stop scrapping when it turns to dusk because I know that my colors won't look right in lamplight. Eventually I will get all daylight bulbs, but until then, no more scrapping at night.

I sometimes think that I could get some scrapbook paint and paint the letters on the page, but I'm not that good with a paintbrush yet. I am thinking of trying to match up a smooch paint with it because of the small brush on it, but I'm not that brave yet.



It's so true about scrapbooking in natural light! Sometimes under the lighting in my basement, paper looks good together and then I'll wander upstairs with the paper and think "goodness sakes what in the heck was I thinking?!?!"


 
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When I first started scrapping, my first three pages were my originals and then it hit me. Gee, these are my originals - what if. I scan or copy all originals now.


 
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You might want to get some UN-DU but it may be you can get it unstuck if you need to to scan it. Good Luck!.

Right now I am so tired of scanning. I just spent a whole day scanning letters that my great grand father wrote to my uncle (his grandson) from 1938 to 1941.
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I only use adhesive photo corners on all old pics. That way they can be removed if wanted. Sounds like a sweet photo.


 
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I try to use photo corners for old photos, but if not, I just go ahead and use them. No copies. I figure if I use the originals, they are better off preserved in an acid free scrapbook than in a box in a closet. If you save the originals, someday, probably after your gone, someone will get rid of them. It happens all the time. That's why we see old pictures for sale in antique shops, garage sales, junk sales. Eventually, down the line someone will pitch them. I figure if they're in a scrapbook they will at least bother to look at them more than once. You never see old scrapbooks or sale anywhere. I have my dad and my mothers they had from high school and on. They were made in the 40s. They're priceless.


 
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I try to use photo corners for old photos, but if not, I just go ahead and use them. No copies. I figure if I use the originals, they are better off preserved in an acid free scrapbook than in a box in a closet. If you save the originals, someday, probably after your gone, someone will get rid of them. It happens all the time. That's why we see old pictures for sale in antique shops, garage sales, junk sales. Eventually, down the line someone will pitch them. I figure if they're in a scrapbook they will at least bother to look at them more than once. You never see old scrapbooks or sale anywhere. I have my dad and my mothers they had from high school and on. They were made in the 40s. They're priceless.



I said to my DH when I told him about my oops is that it could either be in a cherished scrapbook or in a drawer somewhere...my mom has a huge chest just full of pics that aren't ever looked at or loved, and I love this pic so I took a lot of time and effort trying to give justice to the pic with my scrapbook page!

Anyways, thanks so much for your kindness and suggestions ladies! It really made me feel so much better about it. I was able to have my "freak out moment" and realize it isn't as big a deal in the grand scheme of things. From now on I will use corners (as I did with this one!) BUT not glue stuff on the pic (duh! ) and, of course, make sure all my old photos are scanned.


 
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When I first started scrapping, my first three pages were my originals and then it hit me. Gee, these are my originals - what if. I scan or copy all originals now.



I use a lot of originals and typically don't have any problem doing it...but this photo is extra special so I think it caused me more anxiety than it normally would!


 
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You might want to get some UN-DU but it may be you can get it unstuck if you need to to scan it. Good Luck! Right now I am so tired of scanning. I just spent a whole day scanning letters that my great grand father wrote to my uncle (his grandson) from 1938 to 1941.



I love Un-du, but I don't think it's going to get me out of this sticky situation (unfortunately!). How neat that you have old letters like that...scanning all that must get tiring but is so well worth it!


 
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Yes, I regret that when I started scrapping I was taught by Creative Memories and I went along with their suggestions and cut many originals into silly ovals or circles


 
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Yes, I regret that when I started scrapping I was taught by Creative Memories and I went along with their suggestions and cut many originals into silly ovals or circles




I did the same thing! I look back at old pages and cringe a little, but I think it's also kind of nice to look back and see how much I've progressed! Plus I was so proud of those layouts when I made them!!! I had a friend get me into scrapbooking after she joined a Creative Memories class.


 
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Yes, I regret that when I started scrapping I was taught by Creative Memories and I went along with their suggestions and cut many originals into silly ovals or circles




I did the same thing! I look back at old pages and cringe a little, but I think it's also kind of nice to look back and see how much I've progressed! Plus I was so proud of those layouts when I made them!!! I had a friend get me into scrapbooking after she joined a Creative Memories class.



That is when it hit me that these were my originals - I was cutting them up in circles to go under frames!!


 
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I scrap with originals, though if they are special I sometimes scan them so there is more than one copy. But then I also photograph or scan all my lo's and have sometimes cropped one of them to print a copy of a pic. Anyway, I agree with the idea that they will just fade and probably be thrown away after I'm gone if I don't scrap them. My family knows to save the scrapbooks.


 
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I regret that I focused so much of my scrapbooking on a boyfriend. He is now an ex. There nothing I can do now with several scrapbooks about him, his photos, his hobbies, his activities. Hundreds of pages about him. I can't even show off my scrapbooking skills and growth because the pages were all about HIM. Worse are the few "lovey dovey" pages with photos of us as a couple. Displaying them now, in any way, would be just weird.

No more couple...poof hundreds of hours scrapbooking turned into a big waist, poof hundreds of dollars on supplies down the drain, poof all of the pages (albums) just hidden in the closet and in a private gallery. It all now just represents bad memories and pain.

Yea, I regret it.


 
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  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
I regret that I focused so much of my scrapbooking on a boyfriend. He is now an ex. There nothing I can do now with several scrapbooks about him, his photos, his hobbies, his activities. Hundreds of pages about him. I can't even show off my scrapbooking skills and growth because the pages were all about HIM. Worse are the few "lovey dovey" pages with photos of us as a couple. Displaying them now, in any way, would be just weird.

No more couple...poof hundreds of hours scrapbooking turned into a big waist, poof hundreds of dollars on supplies down the drain, poof all of the pages (albums) just hidden in the closet and in a private gallery. It all now just represents bad memories and pain.

Yea, I regret it.



Man that sucks!

I have a few pages where an ex is in it and I have a lovey dovey one that I was seriously contemplating throwing out. I've kept it tucked away because my husband would hate it! I have to say that I'm kind of glad I haven't thrown it out...my mom has some old photos of her with a few boyfriends and I love seeing what her life was outside of my father and I figure my children (when grown) will feel the same way.

Also your problem totally trumps mine so now I feel kind of stupid that I worried about not having a copy of an old photo!


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I am sorry for the gloom & doom...

What I am really trying to say is "chose your scrapbooking subjects carefully as situations, people and relationships change".




 
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I am sorry for the gloom & doom...

What I am really trying to say is "chose your scrapbooking subjects carefully as situations, people and relationships change".






Very true! I posted the layout on my blog and while I still wish I had a copy, I'm fairly happy with my layout. Thanks for all the suggestions and empathy. It truly calmed me down and so I appreciate it!


 
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A few months ago I purchase the following scanner from the HSN http://www.hsn.com/electronics/vupoint-m agic-wand-ii-po...

I love it because I can scan almost anything, as long as I can move the scanner over it. You don't need to attach it to a computer either in order to scan. Which means that scanning is much easier and you can scan from anywhere. It saves the image to a mini SD card. Then you can attach the scanner to your PC via a USB port and copy/move your images to your computer. It lets you choose 2 or 3 file sizes, so if its a plain document you can do a smaller file size and for a photo you can scan at a really high resolution. I will never again buy a big scanner again. I think that it is a great solution for your problem too.


 
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You can still scan the pic on the layout. MY albums are the storage place for my heritage pics. I always copy them first in case I want to use it later. If I am going to alter the pic by cutting, inking etc, I would use a copy. I like to use photo corners too.


 
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  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
I regret that I focused so much of my scrapbooking on a boyfriend. He is now an ex. There nothing I can do now with several scrapbooks about him, his photos, his hobbies, his activities. Hundreds of pages about him. I can't even show off my scrapbooking skills and growth because the pages were all about HIM. Worse are the few "lovey dovey" pages with photos of us as a couple. Displaying them now, in any way, would be just weird.

No more couple...poof hundreds of hours scrapbooking turned into a big waist, poof hundreds of dollars on supplies down the drain, poof all of the pages (albums) just hidden in the closet and in a private gallery. It all now just represents bad memories and pain.

Yea, I regret it.



hang onto them, over time, the hurt, pain and bad memories will fade, these pages and albums will help you take the good from the bad and move on with positives instead of negatives. even the bad relationships taught us something about ourselves, human nature and life. it helped us grow....life isn't always rosy and good times, the hard times are just as important, its all part of you and your life experience. not saying you have to display them, but keep them to remind yourself of the lessons learnt, to remind yourself of the strength to overcome that time in your life. sorry, don't mean to get on the soapbox lol. hope you understand what i'm trying to say.


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  • dee.is.me Said:
  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
I regret that I focused so much of my scrapbooking on a boyfriend. He is now an ex. There nothing I can do now with several scrapbooks about him, his photos, his hobbies, his activities. Hundreds of pages about him. I can't even show off my scrapbooking skills and growth because the pages were all about HIM. Worse are the few "lovey dovey" pages with photos of us as a couple. Displaying them now, in any way, would be just weird.

No more couple...poof hundreds of hours scrapbooking turned into a big waist, poof hundreds of dollars on supplies down the drain, poof all of the pages (albums) just hidden in the closet and in a private gallery. It all now just represents bad memories and pain.

Yea, I regret it.



hang onto them, over time, the hurt, pain and bad memories will fade, these pages and albums will help you take the good from the bad and move on with positives instead of negatives. even the bad relationships taught us something about ourselves, human nature and life. it helped us grow....life isn't always rosy and good times, the hard times are just as important, its all part of you and your life experience. not saying you have to display them, but keep them to remind yourself of the lessons learnt, to remind yourself of the strength to overcome that time in your life. sorry, don't mean to get on the soapbox lol. hope you understand what i'm trying to say.


Thank you for your kind words. You are absolutely right. The sting will fade with time.

In the same ways our moms told us “protect your heart AND your checkbook!”, we need to tell scrapbookers “protect your originals AND your efforts”. Example: Before pouring hundreds of hours into a gift, be sure it will be appreciated, etc. etc.


 
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I've sometimes seen paper, punches, embellies, diecuts or something I wanted but didn't think I would use so I didn't get it.

Later it was perfect for a layout and no longer available anywhere. The dreaded "D" word - "discontinued".

Now I've gone to much the other way - I buy any and all paper, punches, embellies or diecuts that I might ever want or need.

I think I pushed the envelope a bit when I bought an adorable diecut for sky diving but I'm only 63, I could jump out of a plane someday so its a good thing I have it in my stash just in case. I'd rather have it in case I need it than regret not having it if I need it.

When I started buying paper I used to regret not buying enough because I needed more than one or two sheets. Now I buy enough.


 
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That's a great idea Gin!


 
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  • nrskrs Said:
So I scrapbooked an old picture of my mom sleeping with my sister on her chest...love the page I scrapbooked but didn't realize I hadn't copied the photo. I wanted to use the original since it is vintage and I wanted the page to have a vintage feel to it...now I'm regretting that I didn't scan it and use a duplicate instead of the original!!! I keep thinking, "I love this picture, what if I eventually wanted to frame it?!!?" It's a pretty enough page that I guess if I really wanted to display it, I could put it in a shadowbox.

Anyone else have regrets like this?!?! I think from now one I will always scrap the duplicate!!!





I hope you post it to your gallery here. The quilt page too. I saw them on your blog. They are both amazing. I wanted to save them in my favs.


 
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Thank you so much! That's very kind of you! I will definitely post them to my gallery!


 
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I added them to my gallery!


 
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No sense in letting all that creativity go to waste

There are a few things I can do to cover up my "mistakes" and still show off my pretty pages


 
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Well you need to put all those goodies to use! There will always be something that seems too pretty to use, but it will be much prettier on a new layout or on a new card.


 
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LOL...I sent you the friend request


 
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Yes


 
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Oh man, years ago before I knew a thing about scrapbooking I watched a show by Martha Stewart about using decorative scissors on your photos. I totally ruined my original photos from my one and only trip to Egypt and Israel. There were no digital photos back then and the negatives were long gone. Grrrrrr


 
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