It amazes me how much money some people spend on scrapbooking. Now, I admit that you can buy some really cool embellishments and accessories, but it just gets ridiculous sometimes. For example, I was given some scrapbooking magazines (I got them from Freecycle, and then passed them on to someone else). In one of the scrapbooking magazines, there was a budget scrapbooking challenge to create a single page for only £5. Apparently people found it difficult!
If, like me, you can't afford to spend a fortune on scrapbooking, but want to save family memories, there are cheaper options. Click here to read my advice for scrapbooking on a budget.
So here's my scrapbooking challenge:
Whether you are an avid scrapbooker, or are have never done it before, try to create a great page completely for free (I've used napkins from picnics as backgrounds, stuck in airline or train tickets as embellishments, glued in dried leaves and flowers, used scrap bits of fabric, etc.). You can use a white piece of scrapbooking paper for the background, but nothing else specifically boughten for scrapbooking. You can use any non-scrapbooking things that you already have around the house (brads from the stationary drawer, paints from your kids' craft box, etc.).
I'll try to do it as well, and I'll post my "free page" later. Let me know how it goes for you. Send me a picture of your page by the 1st of October 2009. The creator of the best "free page" will receive a prize compliments of The Hidden Domestic. I can reveal that the surprise will be related to scrapbooking, but to find out exactly what it is, enter the competition!