scrapbook project

About LeNae Gerig

I believe in sensible scrapbooking—you know, album pages that look great but can be done quickly and easily. Don’t get me wrong, I love really intricate pages, but I’m a busy mom! Getting started in scrapbooking can be overwhelming, but if you stick to the basics, it doesn’t have to be.

A little bit about me: I’ve been scrapbooking since 1996. I’m a professional designer for Hot Off The Press, Paper Wishes and Girls Cre8 Personal Shopper Kit (a monthly craft kit designed for girls ages 8-12). I’ve also written a book for people who want to learn about scrapbooking, called LeNae’s Scrapbooking Basics, which is now out of stock. The person I have always written my books for is the busy mom—someone like me, who wants to make lovely handmade items, but wants to do them quickly and easily.

So why do I scrapbook? I really create scrapbooks for my daughter, Lauren. I want her to have the most complete record I can give her of our family—so she can pass these memories down to her children. Plus, she loves to hear about our family history. It’s also about having a creative outlet. Scrapbooking is about sharing my story. I believe everyone has a story inside them, and a scrapbook is a great place to tell it. I think of the pages as illustrations of my life. How much time do I spend on scrapbooking? For me, it’s not about how many pages I can do in a day. I prefer quality over quantity, but I personally don’t spend more than an hour or two on a page.

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