Completion of a Traditional Scrapbook, Part 5: Familiarize

12 Jan

This step is just a baby step it goes so fast, and if you’re not in a hurry, you really can skip it (I know that sounds funny, but the process is quicker for me when I include this): familiarize yourself with your photos and your decorative supplies. I’m pretty familiar with my photos for this album now: I chose which ones I wanted printed, I sorted them, and now I’ve cropped them. Today I opened up the packages for my decorative supplies and got to know them — SO much fun! I am loving the Reminisce designs; they remind me of CM’s retired Vintage designs that I loved so much I used them in 5 albums!

Decorative Supplies

I opened all the packages up, and checked out all the designs and word art. I stored it all in my Power Palette Case so that I can get to it easily. You can also see in the photo that I cut out one part of the packaging to keep — the small representative pictures of the paper designs. It makes it easy for me to reference while I’m choosing paper.

I like the next step, Power Layouts, to go as quickly as possible because it takes up the most space — so this is also the time I think about those photos I am celebrating, and consider cutting out paper shapes with the Creative Cuts System or any of my CM cartridges for my Cricut machine. If I decide I want to have those shapes, I will cut them now. Again, my style is “simply decorative,” so I personally tend not to do much of that — perhaps three or four for the whole album. Feel free to do much more if you like!

© Carolyn Gordon and Cropping with Care, 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Carolyn Gordon is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Carolyn Gordon and Cropping with Care with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Carolyn Gordon is an independent consultant and the opinions and content on this site are not necessarily endorsed by Creative Memories. Power Layouts, Power Palette, and Creative Cuts are trademarks of Creative Memories. Reminisce designs are © Creative Memories.

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