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First Steps - Intro

I was going through all the articles I have written over the years and came across one called first steps.  I thought it would be fun to break it out over the next week and share a little of what I have learned about getting started with your scrapbooking or craft project. 

First Steps:

Your kids are grown up and out of the house, you already have three grandchildren and people start talking to you about Scrapbooking!! What are they thinking? Don’t they realize how MANY photos you have? What about the stress we put on ourselves to get those albums done before the children graduate from high-school? Or the special album for your parents 50th Wedding Anniversary that you want to tackle? 50 years equals a lot of pictures and memories and most of them are black and white AND one of a kind, which can be really scary to use. Arrrrgh - does it have to be this difficult?

Believe me, I’m in the same boat. Our children are all adults with children of their own and I really only
started scrapbooking about 8 years ago - so no scrapbook for the kids before they graduated!  With that said, I have made scrapbooks more for others as projects or gifts than I have for myself. It can all be VERY overwhelming to say the least, but hopefully my suffering through all the scenarios will help you get through it a little faster or at the very least, less stressed and a plan of attack.

There are several ways to approach it, and I will share some suggestions (and some MUSTS!) that will
hopefully get your “thinker” going and get you motivated to at least take your pictures out of the original
envelope they came in. 

So, whether you like being told exactly what to do or want just a guideline, I hope over the next few days, the ideas I will share can help.

Tune in tomorrow where I will talk about starting with the present and working backwards.

Thank you for sharing your time with me and have a blessed day!!