Scrapbookers that have been at it very long have a dirty little secret. It is not one that we often share freely, but we're going to let you in on it today. Scrapbookers = Scraplifters! You know kleptomaniacs, but in a socially acceptable, won't get you put in jail kind of a way. When we attend crops or just scrapbook with a few friends, we often grab inspiration from something someone else has done. Even scraplifted pages, though, very rarely turn out the same as the original idea, because we change a few things here or there, adding our own touches.
If you've been sitting there staring at pictures you want do use for a project, and have no clue where to start you're NORMAL! One of the easiest ways to get started is to find someone's work you're drawn to and emulate it. I promise they won't be offended. Imitation is, after all, the best form of flattery. And as long as we're airing dirty laundry, I might as well tell you the rest. Many scrapbookers also have a pride problem and we're proud of it. We love to share our work and we often do so online. That means that with just a few clicks of the mouse you can find great page ideas and projects to get you started. The DisneyScrappers group on Yahoo is an excellent resource to consider joining. There are tons of scrapbookers that are a part of this group and they all share the same passions Disney and Scrapbooking! Any question you might have will quickly be answered by someone ready to point you in the right direction. They also have galleries of page ideas and a monthly page contest sponsored by Mouse Memories. Visit or join the DisneyScrappers group. Another great group meets on Passporter's "The Spare Room," another great group of Disney scrapbookers!
Many scrapbooking manufacturers also offer galleries of page ideas created with their products. Today's article will include a couple of different projects by EK Success, showcasing their fabulous licensed Disney line of papers, stickers, and embellishments.
"Celebrate a Royal Pair" by EK Success's Joy Macdonell.
This project includes EK's Blue Floral Paper, a Celebrate a Royal Pair title sticker, and a Cinderella Dancing sticker sheet. Other materials used include yellow, blue, and silver cardstock and silver ribbon.
"Meeting Ariel" Page Layout by Dana DeCarlo for EK Success
This project includes EK's Pixie Dust Vellum, Princess Stripes paper, Waves and Bubbles paper, and Ariel Sticker Sheet. Other materials used include blue and white cardstock.
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How about creating an actual scene on your page layout? Here, the various papers have been cut to simulate the ocean and sky - what a perfect background for the photo and journaling!
Jump in with both feet. Create one or both of these projects, or simply use some of these techniques on your next project. You'll quickly learn and develop your own favorites! Still have questions? You can email us anytime at Guest_Relations@mousememories.com and we'll do our best to help with your project!
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