Simple Scrapboooking

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today!  It is a great day to be indoors here in Saskatchewan since we are getting yet another winter storm this weekend.  Hopefully spring will soon be here for real.

I have a layout to share with you today, emphasizing a few tips to help keep scrapbooking simple.  One thing I always do when I need to save time is to use a design that I love and am comfortable with.  The design I am using today is one you will see me used often.  I find that starting with a white background takes a lot of the guesswork out of creating a page.  I love patterned paper, don’t get me wrong, and I use lots of it; however, I find that sometimes if I need to put something together quickly, I will go with a white background.

I also find using a black and white photo helps uncomplicate the process as well.  There are no competing colors with the photo and if it is a good photo, the lack of color won’t make a huge difference.

I like to create my photo mat and layers as one unit so that I can move the entire mat around the layout for easy placement.

These are just a few tips and tricks for simple scrapbooking!

Here is a link to the process video:

Thanks so much for stopping at my blog!



2 thoughts on “Simple Scrapboooking

  1. Hi, I just discovered your Youtube page earlier today and came over to your blog. I love your layouts! I’d like to know how you print your pictures (at home, Shutterfly, etc) and how you get them into sizes that aren’t your typical 4×6, 5×7 etc sizes. Thanks!


    1. Hi Kelley, I have an Epson PictureMate photo printer in my craft room and it allows me to print any size photo up to 4×6. I can customize the size. I also have a Canon Pixma 8720 printer that prints 12×12 or larger. I use my little PictureMate the most, but both print great photos. There is a newer version now of the Epson called the Epson 400, I believe, and it prints up to 5×7. I would love to upgrade my Epson to that one! Thanks for your comment! Mari


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