HI ROBYN, My son is in JROTC . I have saved all of his pictures from awards banquets, from his raider meets, as well as drill team meets. I'm needing ideas as to how to put on page? Also should I use designed millitary paper or the solid color paper? I'm very new at this so I really don't know what I'm doing yet.. Hopefully you can give me some ideas, on some layouts. Thank you Karen Wright
— KAREN WRIGHT, MO on Feb 20, 2012

We have a couple of tips for you to help get you started.

1. You don't have to scrap every photo. It can be really overwhelming to sort through hundreds of photos, so pick the ones that mean the most from the event, or the ones you think are the best, and you can either get rid of the rest or save them for another project.
2. Make it easy on yourself. Easier said than done, huh? Choose papers and embellishments to fit the theme of your album. Maybe there are a lot of blues or greens in your photos. Choose papers and embellishments with those colors to really accent the photos. You certainly don't have to get super fancy if this is your first book. Using military papers is a great idea, but you certainly don't have to use them on every single page you make. They'd be great as a background on some pages and an accent piece on others.

Here is a link to the Scrapbook Layout Ideas on the Archiver's website: http://www.archiversonline.com/idea_categories/scrapbook-layouts
This is a great place to find inspiration! We really like to "ScrapLift" layouts. This means we'll take the basic idea from a layout and change it up to fit the theme we're working with.

You can also stop by your local Archiver's anytime and they'll be more than happy to help you find everything you need to get started!

Hope this helps!

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