New to this forum, can anyone help?

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  1. danielle916

    danielle916 ToniAnn, Paul, Nicole and Joseph's mom

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    Hello, my name is danielle, i am new to this part of the forum, i was wondering if anyone can help...
    I started my VERY FIRST SCRAP BOOK, disney of course (from our vacation)
    can anyone tell me, if the white paper that is in the plastic sleeves, sorta stiff, do i leave that in or take that out? when i put an insert page...
    and for some reason my pages look a little warped...does anyone know why?
    i am new to all of this so i don't know all the terms and abbreviations for scrapping so please bare with me :confused3

    any help would be appreciated...

    oh one more last question, i was using glue to glue the pics on but i noticed some of my pics falling off already, whats the best thing to use to keep the pics IN PLACE?

    thanks again!!! :wave:
     
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  3. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

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    Hi Danielle! Believe me, you're not the first person to have these questions! I hope you're having fun with your first scrapbook...I almost gave up on my first because I was stressing over every single decision...almost drove myself nuts! LOL But people here helped me get over that! ;)

    OK - About the white liner sheets...it's really up to you. If you're using patterned/printed paper (PP) you may choose to leave them in. If you're using card stock (CS) you probably don't need them & they're going to add weight to your albums.

    If the pages are looking a bit warped, it might be that the page you're inserting is just a hair too large for the sleeve. If you can't see the white liner paper behind it (assuming you haven't taken it out yet), then try trimming off a tiny bit to see it that helps.

    I don't know what type of glue you used, but I haven't found a liquid that is versatile that I really like yet.

    My favorite thing for sticking photos on a page is the Creative Memories (CM) tape runner. (double-sided tape in segments)

    I've used Zots (glue dots) for sticking on heavier things like flat buttons. I got that a Wal-Mart.

    I was having trouble with some squares I made for a swap because there were several eyelets on the top square (they were bees I think). The tape runner tape wasn't enough to hold them together & I hadn't gotten the Zots yet. I ended up buying Aleene's Memory Glue, which is a liquid. That worked, but I had to hold the pieces together until it set. It's definitely not like Aleene's tacky glue...too bad that isn't acid-free!!

    I've used a glue stick for sticking paper to paper (either PP or CS) but haven't found a brand that works very well with photo paper.

    I've heard that some people like to use their Xyron sticker maker for everything, but I always have issues with small amounts of excess adhesive. I'd hate to get that on my photos....so I tend to use that for letters & other shapes I've punched out.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Stephres

    Stephres Likes Disney and Scrapbooking<br><font color=deepp

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    Good tips, piratesmate. The only thing I can add is that I used regular old double sided tape for most of my page and it works really well and doesn't come off (and it's cheap). Good luck with your new (addicting) hobby!
     
  5. kaseyoz

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    a lot of scrapbooks are not true 12x12 so if you have some thicker stickers on your page it may not fit. Just trim down your page a little bit as piratsmate suggested.
    A trip to disney is what got me started on scrapbooking a few years ago too. I collected way too much stuff just to collect dust in a drawer.
    I also went to paris disneyland for a day and filled a full album!!!!
    visiting again early october...

    cheers karon
     
  6. danielle916

    danielle916 ToniAnn, Paul, Nicole and Joseph's mom

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    oh man thank you so much for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :Pinkbounc

    trust me after the first night of starting my book i wanted to cry, my back was hurting from sitting there, i felt like it was taking me hours and i only completed 3 pages, ack!! :sad2:
    last night i got some more done, i have about 5 more pages to fill then i am done, thank you all, i am sure i will be on here more... :wave2:
     
  7. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

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    Wow!! You finished 3 pages in one night?!?! I was at an all day crop (10 hrs less meals) & only finished 3 double LOs! I'm incredibly slow! :rotfl: :rotfl:

    I find that my back hurts when scrapping at a crop...I sit there for longer periods of time than I do at my work table here at home. The last time I was at a crop (Fri PM & Sat all day) I ached for several days after!! LOL

    Two reasons I think...1) I probably get up more often here (phone, drinks, snacks, bathroom, kids, etc) and 2) my work table is higher than those at a crop. I use my desk chair (office type) here, which has back support but I never lean back so that doesn't help. LOL But I find that if I put my feet on a short stool, telephone book or wear clogs (to get my feet a bit higher) it's also less stress on my back.
     
  8. danielle916

    danielle916 ToniAnn, Paul, Nicole and Joseph's mom

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  10. tgmousechick

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    Welcome to the ranks of the addicted, Danielle! :banana:

    1) I take out the white lining pages and save them for later. I never thought about it, but usually one out of two back to back pages is cardstock, so I don't worry about stability.

    2) As previously mentioned, your finished page make be just a teeny bit too big for the page protector. Nothing more annoying than having page protectors with 11 7/8" x 11 7/8" openings!

    3) I have a whole BOX dedicated to adhesives, each with it's own niche...
    - My main adhesive for pics-to-paper and paper-to-paper is my trusty Tombow Monoadhesive. I have to remember to press firmly to adhere textured cardstock, or it can dislodge itself.
    - I use glue dots for metal, buttons, ribbon/bows, rhinestones, prima flowers etc- I LOVE MY GLUE DOTS!
    - I occasionally use the 3L Photo Tabs for pics-to-paper- I tend not to mind the accumulation of the blue liners on my workspace...
    - Tombow Aqua Glue is what I use for glitter.
    - I'll use a glue stick every once and a while for paper to paper- I have a friend who swears by the UHU stick.

    I'm an incredibly slow scrapper- I got four layouts mostly done (2 2pg and 2 1pg) at a crop a couple of weeks ago (I was there for 6-7 hours?), and that was only with the help of page kits! :)



     
  11. DisneyMommyMichelle

    DisneyMommyMichelle Always Dreaming...

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    i use double stick tape for everything too! i like that route :)
     
  12. mom2taylorandemily

    mom2taylorandemily Not so patiently waiting our next trip to Disney..

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    I use Duck brand double sided adhesive. I find a box of 4 for about $8 - 9.00 in Walmart. They are usually with the office supplies not Scrapbook supplies. They are red, look like tape runners, and they come in a green box. You will find that 4 will last a long time. Welcome to the most addiciting thing I have ever found.
     
  13. scrapperjill

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    I know not everyone who scrapbooks does it for the same reasons...so not everyone is concerned about acid or other things breaking down their photos...BUT if you are at all concerned about the longevity of your album and photos and/or hopeing to make something that will last a long time....

    You should look for Acid FREE scrapbooking supplies....everything from the albums to adhesives...

    Now...for my adhesive picks...

    I too am a CM user...I like their tape runner and use it for 85% of my scrapping needs. I also really like their photo tape...I use it for heaver cardstock or LARGE photos...when I'm needing something fairly large or heaver to stick.

    I'll also use an acid-free/photo safe glue stick from Scotch...called "Craft Stick_permanant Adhesive" for small items and embellishments like ribbon.

    For things that need a liquid glue I like Tombo Mono-aqua...(things like beads and small embellishments)

    Recently I tryed Tombo's color glue stick for my glue stick items...and found it works well...BUT it's REAL sticky.

    AND I recently tryed pioneers "extra strong embellishment glue stick"...for a canvas project..and found it worked very well.
     
  14. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

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    I just re-read my post & realized it was as clear as mud about the Aleene's glues. :rolleyes: The Memory Glue is acid free. It's the Tacky Glue that is acidic! In addition to reading the labels, I also used a pH test pen on them...sure enough the line over the Tacky Glue turned color right away - very acidic. The Memory Glue was fine. (Just FYI for anyone who got those squares with the bees on them!)

    Honeybehr1 is right about using something around the edges of letters with Xyron adhesive. I read that here too. I tend to use my embossing tool because I've had that forever...I only recently got my CM tool & don't often think to use it. I still sometimes get a little on my finished piece, but I'm probably just too lazy to do the job properly! :lmao The CM adhesive remover works great at getting ride of all that stuff.
     

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