Scrapbook Page Layouts – When You Only Have Minutes

one photo page layout

One of the number one reasons people don’t scrapbook to preserve their memories is time.  I hear this more often than you think:  “I just don’t have time.”   A close second is “I am not creative.”

Scrapbook page layouts do not have to take hours to put together, and they don’t have to be overly embellished. Here is a quick page layout that I put together in minutes that is both simple and lovely. This one is perfect for a one picture layout. Continue reading “Scrapbook Page Layouts – When You Only Have Minutes”

Packing for a Scrapbook Retreat–6 Key Must Haves

scrapbook retreat packing tips
So you are headed to a scrapbook bed and breakfast  or retreat and you don’t know what to pack.  You’ve come to the right place for some tips on how to pack for this type of retreat because through trial and error, over-packing and leaving behind much needed items, I have learned the hard way how to organize to get the most out of the time away. This ensures that more projects get completed and less organizing and reorganizing goes on at the retreat.

However, before you pack even so much as an eyelet, check to see what tools and items are available for use at the retreat home. Most scrapbook retreats have a list of tools available right on their website and usually include die cut machines like Cricut and/or Silhouette and basic cartridges. Please note that most require you bring your own mat if they provide a die cutting machine.

This initial check will keep you from packing unnecessary and bulky items like certain punches,  die cutting machines, embossing machines, etc. Continue reading “Packing for a Scrapbook Retreat–6 Key Must Haves”