- Organize your photos that you want to use.
- Gather your supplies. You can draw color ideas from your photos.
- Arrange photos in various placements to see which one works best or appeals to you most visually. At this stage it is not surprising if you feel lost. When this happens I find myself pulling out my scrapbooking magazines or Stampin' Up! Catalog to get inspired.
- Once you have your photos where you want them, adhere them to your layout.
- Add embellishments as you like.
- Design your page title and adhere it to your page.
- Think or your journaling and write it out in draft. I normally use a piece of scrap paper when I write out my journaling to see if it is what I wanted and to make any necessary changes.
- Write your journaling as you have planned on the journaling box or in the area you have reserved for the journaling.
- Now you are done!!
After viewing your completed layout and you still feel that something is missing go back to the layout and mess with it further until you know that you are done. Ultimately it is your page and you gotta have that "completed" feeling within you. Completion does not mean filling up the whole page with stuff but more of a balanced look. For my scrapbooking layout I did the "less is more" approach. By keeping my layout very simple I am showing you that you can scrapbook too.