I had an idea of how I wanted it to look and then we put it together. The night before we were to get together, I bought a book of old fashioned paper and a few other supplies. I was thrilled with the final product, which is the picture above.
I look at the pictures that I have put together and try to get a feel for the person in the picture. Then I start creating. I make my own labels and use inexpensive decorative items. A $2.00 pair of paper edger scissors and doilies do the trick.
Scrap booking can be expensive if you let or not. I used my bonus money from work to get me started. Now I only buy things that are on sale or I use a coupon. Try to use non-conventional items in your book. Be creative.
The ribbon on this page came from my neighbor. I made the tags and the butterflies were about $2.00 on sale. The memories are ...priceless.