Hello, All I wanted was to a simple page with my new niece. I ended up spending hours in the store looking at every baby page, sticker, etc I could find. When I got home I didn't realize that I had EVERYTHING pink and the pink letters couldn't been seen at all on the Pink pages behind it. How can I make this a more enjoyable experience? I get so overwhelmed in the store. If you search Ziger44 you'll be able to see my First Scrapbook PAGE!!! Thank you!
It CAN be overwhelming to walk into a store full of fun stuff and wonder what to look at next!
Just enjoy looking at all the products and getting new ideas on how to use them. Then when you go home, enjoy using those products with your pictures. Then you'll be able to enjoy looking through your finished pages again and again. Lots of enjoyment to be had
About your pink lettering: you can always mount the lettering on white paper (or some similiar light color). You can also hang on to it for future projects. It could be that in a year, you have the PERFECT use for those pink letters.
I get overwhelmed in the store, too. Now, I do all of my shopping online, and I am able to (mostly) just buy what I need. I can take my time researching stuff and making up my mind about what I want. If I see a LO that I really like, I search Amazon for the products/brands people use. That's a big part of how I decide what to get. And, in the same vein, when someone mentions a product, I look it up.
I guess what i am trying to say is: buy what you like. If you like it, you will probably find the "perfect" use for it in future LOs. And this is how you build up your "stash" of scrappy goodies.
Thanks Everyone! Very much appreciated. I did end up going back to the stores yesterday and since I had an idea of what I wanted it was easier. But I LOVE this site cause it gives you ALL of the paper, stickers, embellishments, etc all at once. I was able to finish two more pages!!!
Hi, Just try to have lot's of fun and let your creative juices flow. Relax and do what you think should be.. Everyone has their own style and after a while yours will shine through.. And that's the fun and beauty about crafting. It's called creating one of a kind. No one will ever have one like it.
I just go to store and buy different stuff what I think I might use in future =) don't let it overwhelm you and just have fun with it! I love your layout, I'm learning too and just having fun with it =) It is my relaxing time after my baby boy goes to bed, let it be fun for you too and not stress