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#1 Chiquita

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    Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:52 PM

    Hi ladies! I've decided I want to make my two BM's a scrapbook for part of their gifts. The problem, I've never done this before. The scrapbooks won't be terribly huge as I'm not THAT creative and I would never finish it. But I need ideas to go in them.. here is what I have thought of so far..

    A page with their horoscope sign
    Best friend quotes from various places
    Pictures of us doing various things throughout the years
    Their favourites... of everything and anything
    Little sayings in there throughout of how much they mean to be.. yadda yadda

    What else? I guess I'm looking for themes for each page.. but need some idea help here.. Thanks alot ladies!!

    P.S. I have this scrapbooking store very close to me and could not BELIEVE how much stuff was in there! Holy cow I could spend a ton of money.. heh

    #2 Emily&Matt

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      Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:59 PM

      You could ask the saleslady in the store near you to give you an idea for a mini album. That way you would have less pages to make and smaller size pages too. The store should have some samples of things they have made in the store, then you can copy their ideas to save time. You could buy a kit or several patterns of coordinated paper from one brand to make it easier to decide what paper to use. There are nice papers out now by Basic Grey, a company I like.

      #3 Chiquita

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        Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:17 PM

        Good idea! Thanks.. I just don't want the albums to look dumb.. I'm sure the store will have examples of things there!

        #4 TammyB

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          Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:18 PM

          What about a page decorated where all they have to do is insert a picture from your wedding with them.. or something like that.

          #5 boscobel

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            Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:23 PM

            When I scrapbook, I usually base it around the pictures I choose. So if you choose your pictures first, the "theme" could be become obvious. You are going to have so much fun!

            #6 Chiquita

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              Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:26 PM

              Thanks Tammy and Carly! I did have the idea of leaving the last page blank to fill in a picture of us from the wedding.. I think I will do that.

              And Carly you are right.. maybe once I have finalized the pics I use, the theme(s) will become apparent :)

              #7 Denise40

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                Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:07 PM

                I scrapbook a lot!!! I would do something like a 8x8 album. You could do an ABC theme, where you could take each letter of the alphabet and put a pic or 2 to that letter. For example: H=horoscope sign, B-picture of their bouquets, a bridesmaid pic, bridal shower pic

                Or here are some other page ideas-pictures from your bridal shower, or trying on dresses, bachlorette pictures, pictures of them helping with invites, gift bags etc.

                If you have any other questions feel free to PM me.

                #8 rodent


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                  Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:20 PM

                  I don't scrapbook, but I am working on a photoalbum for my HBMs (honarary bridesmaids)tonight. I bought these small, plastic albums at AC Moore for 50 cents each. I have filled it with pictures of us together, mostly silly. I bought a quote stack with quotes about friends & put thsoe on some of the pictures. Then I also typed up my own captions.

                  For the cover & back, I am superimposing their heads onto the bodies of funny looking BMs. Hopefully I can finish that tomorrow.

                  I'm making 8 of these so I wanted to keep it simple.

                  A friend of mine once made us picture frames that had magazine clippings on it. I loved that gift. She went through magazines & cut out anything that was an inside joke. That might be cute in your scrap book.

                  #9 Aimless911

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                    Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:32 AM

                    My $.02...The girls are going to love it because it came from YOU! Especially since they know you're not a die-hard scrapbooker like some of us addicts! For your first time, keep them somewhat simple, use stickers and die-cuts and sayings with each picture, you don't need fancy backgrounds and expensive paper! It's comin from the heart, and it's the pictures and love involved that are going to be the most important!

                    HAVE FUN!

                    P.S. And I can't wait to hear about you becoming a scrapbook addict very very soon!

                    #10 JennyK

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                      Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:38 AM

                      I loveeeeeeee to scrapbook. I get my inspirations from my pics, stickers, and paper.

                      Here's some websites you can get ideas from:
                      Scrapjazz.com - The Scrapbooking Megasite
                      Scrapbook.com: Supplies and Scrapbooking Ideas

                      They have good quotes, galleries, and a superstore where you can by supplies.

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