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3 Tips To Be Successful At The Craft Of Scrapbooking

When it comes to scrapbooking, this craft takes more than just the plan to make it happen. Scrapbooking is fun and it yields a beautiful, one of a kind design that only you can make. What's more is that ten years from now, twenty years from now, you will be able to look back at your scrapbook and know just how you felt when you made it. To make this happen, you do have to have a few tips. While everyone has good intentions when it comes to scrapbooking, to be successful at this craft will take a bit of work.

To help you, here are three tips that will allow you to be successful.

1.Be organized. You have heard it before, but it so true. If you have ten minutes today before the kids come home you could sit down at the television. Or, you could sit down at your organized scrapbooking station and get a page finished. To do this, give yourself the tools to make it work. That means having papers in one location, scissors in another and so on. Use a desk top organizing drawer set (very inexpensive) and create a small area where everything you need is.

2.Keep your mind open to new ideas. Did you know that people are always creating new and fun things for your scrapbook? They are and if you are stuck in a rut, one of the best things that you can do is to find a new product to use. Of course, you can also come up with your own new ideas too. Find a strange item and see what you can do with it. Challenge yourself with that old piece of fabric or that unique drawing your son made.

3.Keep resources in hand. Sometimes, the ideas just won't flow right. That is when it is time to count on your resources. There are countless books about the craft. There are hundreds of websites dedicated to the craft of scrapbooking. Start a club for all of the Mom's in your son's school that want to do this. Keeping a variety of resources available to you will allow you to find true success.

Scrapbooking is a craft that takes a bit of talent but a lot of love. When you keep yourself motivated and with the right set up, you will be very successful at making some of the world's best scrapbooks out there.

Submitted by:

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is an editor at CollectibleHobbies.com where you can find more articles about scrapbooking and crafts.




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