You've decluttered, picked an album project, selected and printed photos, gathered supplies, now it's time to get scrappin'!
My best advice for any of you overwhelmed is to
KEEP IT SIMPLE.
For our 2010 Family Album I chose Spargo pages (a light natural shade). The neutral background sets off photos nicely without the starkness of a white page. Notice in the above page spread, I've only used my Trimmer and 2 pieces of paper to mat a couple of the photos in a coordinating shade. I've left room for journaling and I've added a quote sticker:
I love this page!! It's one of my favorites and it took just a few minutes to trim and mount my photos. If every page looked like this, it would be a classic album enjoyed for generations.
Here is another Simple Page where I've kept my photos square and added a strip of 1.5"x12" paper down the left side of the page. I added a little quote sticker in the middle and left room for journaling (to be added later).
Anyone can do this.
So no more excuses....it's time to Get Scrappin'!