Hello, I have been lurking in this group for about a week & I am new to the
scrapbooking world. A week ago I went to my first Scrapbook party hosted by
a Creative Memories consultant who lives down the street from me. The moment
I walked in the door I knew I would be hooked on this hobby. I ended up
creating 2 pages which look great & I don't want to mention how much $$ I
ended up spending !! I am patiently waiting for my order to arrive so I can
get to work! In the mean time I have come up with a couple of questions,
please excuse my ignorance but I am new to all of this....
1. Albums - I really like the Creative Memories albums, the fact that you
can add & remove pages will work really well for me.
Do you call these expandable albums or ?? Are there any other manufactures
who make this type of album?
Also I like that the pages go into the page protectors sideways rather than
thru the top, are there any other manufactures that make this?
2. Paper - I went to our local Scrapbook Warehouse & bought some 12x12 paper
with various designs which I will use as a background because I don't care
for the plain white pages. When I got home I started reading about
scrapbooking & read you need to be sure the paper you use is acid-free. I
did not pay attention to this while at the store so I pulled out all the
various paper I bought and most say its acid-free however some of the
cardstock type paper I bought does not say this. Does this mean I can not
use this paper with my photos? I bought all the paper specifically at a
scrapbook store so I would think it would all be safe for photos &
3. Themes for Albums - So far I am thinking of creating a baby album for
each of my kids, a wedding album, family album, holidays album, vacation
album & next year (yes I am planning in advance & whew do I have a lot of
work to do) I want to do a month by month album. Anyway as far as children
go do most people do a separate album for each child (for instance birthday
or special events) or do you just put that type of stuff into a general
Oh & I guess I should introduce myself since I am sure I will be posting in
this group. My name is Cherie, I am a 31 (will be 32 in July) SAHM of 2
children (DS -turns 3 in August & DD - turns 1 in July), I have been married
for 6 years & I live in a suburb of North Dallas. I am new to scrapbooking &
have created 2 pages thus far!!
Oh & thanks in advance for answering my questions!!