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    Senior Scrapper ~Karen~'s Avatar
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    There are new scrappers emerging everyday and this is the place that will help them get started. I would like to see everyone on the board post their ideas to help a new scrapper get started. I think these should be basic tips not to overwhelm the new scrapper.

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    Senior Scrapper ~Karen~'s Avatar
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    I highly suggest to new scrappers...DO NOT try to scrap your pictures in chronological order. Scrap your pictures according to your feelings and inspirations for the picture and your LO. You will get much better results. Plus you won't be standing still trying to figure out what to do with a picture when you could be moving on ahead.

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    And.....

    You don't have to buy all those stickers out there (unless you love stickers that is.. )

    It's easy to buy and buy and buy.. buy what you need at the time.

    Use your LSS's tools if they have some available - especially their die cutting machines.

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    There is no RIGHT way or WRONG way to scrap.
    If YOU are happy with it , then it is the BEST way.
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    oh darn what was that dollar tip I saw?

    If you see an item think of it as for every dollar you spend you have to use it on an LO or item. For example if you got the Cricut at (ok don't remember pricing so just rounding ) $133 and a lucky cartrage at $35 you would have to use them on 168 different cuts! So if you can only see using an item a few times it might not be worth it.

    With that in mind you should get two uses out of the Martha Stewart paper

    Ziggy

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    Start slowly. Don't go buy every little thing that is out there. You may come to find that some things don't suit you're style and you'll have wasted money on it. If you have a Local Scrapbook Store (LSS for short), ask about attending crops there. People are generally very friendly about loaning and showing different tools that they have so you can "use it before you buy it'".

    Great thread Karen!
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    Senior Scrapper ~Karen~'s Avatar
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    Ziggy, great tip! I wouldn't have thought to break up the cost of a tool like the Cricut by usage.

    I would also suggest that a newbie start with some already made LO kits to get the feel of using embellies and most of all pattern papers.

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    Before you ever start to scrapbook, organize your pictures. You don't want to start and complete a LO and later find that the best pictures were not even the ones you used. ( I've done that.)
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    Originally posted by ziggyeor:
    With that in mind you should get two uses out of the Martha Stewart paper

    Ziggy
    ROTFLMBO!!!!! Ziggy, you are too funny!

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    And....

    Check out the dollar stores, they're beginning to carry some SB items.

    RE: Pictures - take your pictures w/you when you shop for paper. This will help you decide how your pages are going look - different colors of papers will give a different feel to your pages. I still need to be better at this..


 

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