Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Are you a Scrapbooker?! Guest Designer Post

This is my Guest Designer Post for She's A Sassy Lady today! Please hop over to She's A Sassy Lady by clicking HERE and leave me a comment. Thanks! :)

Hi Everyone! My name is Kristy, I am a Scrapbooker, and a Picture-aholic! Everywhere we go I bring my camera and take TONS of pictures! I LOVE to scrapbook and preserve the special and even ordinary moments of my family's lives. I am NOT a "one" picture on a page kind of girl. I wish I could, but I always have soooo many pictures that I want to put on a page. Do you ever have that problem? If you do, I have a tip for you today. Here is what you will need: {plus your pictures}
I used Fabulous Finds to cut out these great hinges at 2". My pictures are 4" x 5 1/4" so I cut my paper at 4 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Then I scored each piece at 4".
Next, I attached the pictures to my papers by lining up the edge of the picture to the scored line.
I place the pictures onto the scrapbook page (where I wanted them and glued down the bottom picture/paper), and then lined up the hinges. Then I used a large thumb tack (you can get these at office supply stores) to pierce the holes for my brads.
Put the brads through the hinges and papers.
For this one I was able to attach "2" pictures and will also have room for journaling under the bottom picture.
On this page I had "5" pictures that I wanted to attach. If you are going to attach more than "2" pictures you will want to use a thinner type of paper.
Here it is attached and it is not too bulky!
I hope you enjoyed this "tip", and are able to use it soon! This is just one way to add more pictures to your pages. I was able to put "5" pictures on the first page of my layout, and "8" pictures on the second page of layout (and I didn't even have to cut any of them down)!

I will be posting the finished scrapbook pages on my blog soon! So please "pop" on over to Craftin-on-my-door to check them out! Thanks Sheila for letting me be a guest designer today at She's a Sassy Lady! Wishing you all a great day, and hoping you all have at least a little time to craft today! ;)

8 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a wonderful idea!!! I use so many photos that this would be a blessing and would help hold my albums down in size. Can't wait to see the whole page. TFS.

Leah said...

very cool! I love this idea and have actually tried it myself. I don't think enough people think of this and it certainly is smart and a great way to use that wonderful cart that not too many people think about either! wonder job!!!

TraciVee said...

I left you a comment on Sheila's blog. I'm a follower to your blog now...love your project :)

scrappingfrog said...

That looks awesome! Such a great idea but your always full of great ideas and beautiful creations. Thanks 4 sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow who is the girl in th blue dress in your photos? She is so pretty:)

Linda S said...

Great idea, Kristy!!

sucor said...

What a great idea! I left you a comment on Sheila's blog.

June said...

I love this idea!!!! I agree with you that I CAN'T put just one picture on a page - my minimum is 4 per page but usually more. I can't wait to try this out!!! Thanks for sharing!!!