Rudd SBW04 smallWe’ve now run our third workshop to learn how to make scrapbooking layouts. They are quite informal. Attendance is small but enthusiastic. Several more ladies want to join when their schedules permit.

The ladies are all new to scrapbooking and surprised by how much work goes into even a small layout.

Decisions, decisions, decisions … Michelle thought she was coming for a quiet evening with the girls, but there’s so much work to do! First, it’s deciding which photo to use and it goes on from there. Then it’s choosing colors, papers and embellishments – and they’re not finished yet, for they still have to decide on a theme, a title and the journaling. They all go home exhausted, saying they thought scrapbooking was just sticking a few photographs on a piece of paper … but they know better now!

Here is another of the scrapbooking layouts from the workshop. With this photo of her family relaxing on vacation, Valerie took the easy option, deciding not to journal, using only their family name and the year the photo was taken. At this stage some are thinking of framing their scrapbook page, but the bug’s catching – as we all know! We’ll progress from simple layouts as confidence grows.

Products used include:

  • K&Co paper
  • alphabet tiles from HOTP
  • hearts from HOTP & Papermania
  • X-cut tag punch

Here is a larger photo of Valerie’s scrapbooking layout from our first scrapbooking workshop. Thanks for looking.

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