I can admit I am an addict. The paper, the embellishments, the photos, all of it is my favorite. I am still working on adding all the elements to my blog; but in the mean time I'll share some of the things that inspire me and the things that helped me get started.
I had a "buddy". She and I started on the same day; and went in with eyes wide open. we bounced ideas off one another; such as color scheme, embellishments, titles and journaling.
First we selected an event, then a title, and then shaped the pictures on our "canvas". a great resource is going to www.creatingkeepsakes.com and looking at examples of layouts. It's free and you can get so many great ideas.
Also check at your local craft stores for crop nights; the fee's are usually low (5-10 dollars) and they have a lot of the equipment so you can decide which tools you like the best and buy only what you need.
My top 5 favorite tools are:
5-'yes' glue and a fine tip paint brush
4- small alphabet stckers
3- creative memories cutting system
I would love to hear your top 5 faves!