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General Questions For Scrapbooks

Here are the most common No Time to Scrap FAQs.

How long does it take?

The time it takes to complete a project depends on the size of the project and is estimated on a case-by-case basis.

If you have a specific date, the project is needed, let me know, and I will do all I can to have a quick turnaround.

It can be completed sooner if needed but may be subject to expediting fees.

The average time to complete a 20-page album is 4 to 6 weeks.

Do you make things that are not currently on your website?

Yes, contact me with what you want, and I will let you know if I can do it in your price range.

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you may cancel your order.  10% of your deposit is nonrefundable, and the remainder is returned within seven business days of cancellation.

I started an album but never finished it.  Do you complete Scrapbooks for people?

Yes, I will complete an album for you.  I will do my best to continue with your theme, colors, and ideas.  Just send all your materials so I can get to work.

How many photos can fit in my project?

The amount of photos used for a project depends on the project size.  Here are a few estimates to give you an idea (these are assuming a standard 4×6 photo):

  • 12 x 12 page: 3-5 photos
  • 8 ½ x11 page: 1-3 photos
  • 8 x 8 page: 1-2 photos
  • 6 x 6 page: 1 photo

Anywhere from 1-6 on a single page layout.  Sometimes you have many photos you want to include, and moree images can be added to a design by reducing the size of several of the pictures.  We also have a mosaic option where one photo is cut into many 1″ x 1″ inch squares.

Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

All albums are created with care, and I will do all I can to ensure you are satisfied.  You will be involved in the process and able to review scrapbook pages as they are created, so if you notice the project is not headed in the direction you imagine, we could make adjustments along the way.  While a monetary refund is not possible with custom creations, I will do everything possible to ensure you are satisfied with the final product.

Can I hire you to design a custom album even if I do not live locally to you?

Yes, even though I am located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, I offer my services to anyone.  The consultations and planning will be conducted through e-mail, instant messenger, or phone.  People send me their photos either by mail or e-mail or have them printed at and assigned to one near me, and I will pick them up.  I will then design your album as if we were in person.

Can I include memorabilia in my scrapbook?

Memorabilia or mementos help you tell your story even more on a scrapbook page.  Just remember your memorabilia or newspaper articles are not photo-safe.  We will photocopy the material onto acid-free paper, and you get to keep the original.  For an additional fee, I can also spray the items with an archival spray designed to make paper products and newspaper articles acid-free and extend the item’s life.  No Time To Scrap will not be held responsible if yellowing or other damage occurs if objects are not photocopied.

How do I provide the photos to you?

You can put the related events in an envelope or Ziploc if your photos are prints.  Each container or Ziploc includes a page with as much information on the photos as possible.

If your photos are digital, then group them into folders by the event.  There are several ways you can get digital prints to me:
1. E-mail
2.  Mail a CD/DVD
3.  Through a photo-sharing site such as Snapfish or Gmail.
4.  Print your photos through and choose the location I tell you to decide.

Example of necessary labeling information:  Horse Show Shelbyville, KY  May 20, 2010.  Horse:  Bonnie, (list the names of people involved if you want that on the pages)

You can let me know during our consultation if any photos should not be permanently adhered to or cropped.  We will go over each group of pictures, and I will note the critical information about each photo or group.  I can make a copy of any photograph if you do not want to use the original.  If this information is not provided on a piece of paper, it will be done in an e-mail, so I will have written documentation on what can and cannot be cropped.

If you send digital photos, I will go through the images to lighten, enhance, remove red eye, and possibly crop before printing.

In the case of original pictures where you do not have duplicates, older photos, for example, or memorabilia, we will make a copy using a high-resolution scanner and return the originals to you with your order.

If I want you to use some products I already purchased, can you do that?

If you have leftover supplies from previous projects, or you thought you would enjoy scrapbooking and have since realized you don’t, or you don’t have time to scrapbook, I would be happy to put them to good use.  After I receive the supplies and evaluate the quantity and quality, I will deduct a percentage of the final cost of the album based on the amounts used in your scrapbook.  Supplies that I don’t use in your book will be returned to you if desired.

Why use acid and lignin-free papers?

Acid-free paper is paper that has had the acid removed at the pulp stage, leaving the paper with a neutral pH balance.  The lignin-free paper keeps its color longer and does not damage pictures through a chemical breakdown.  Images mounted on this type of paper will last longer and will not yellow and fade the way those mounted on traditional photo albums can.

Lignin is the chemical agent that holds fibers together in a tree.  A newspaper has a high lignin content, becoming yellow and brittle after a few days.  Acid is a chemical agent used during manufacturing paper that causes photos and paper to deteriorate.

What is Cropping?

Cropping a picture is cutting away unnecessary parts of a photo or changing a snap of a photograph.  Cropping is done to allow more pictures on a page or draw attention to the subject in the image.  Sometimes, the background of a picture has a personal significance, so please advise if you do NOT want your photos cropped.

For this reason, you should keep any original copies of all non-digital photos.

If photos are sent to me digitally, I may crop, enhance, or remove red-eye before printing the photograph.  Layouts are great when you have lots of pictures for a single event, and this creates an excellent book feel when each left and right page in the album goes together.

For an additional fee, I will take any photos, memorabilia, or other items to a local copy place and get high-quality copies made.  I will then use the copies in the scrapbook and return the originals with your pages.  I will then crop the copies and leave the originals intact.

What is journaling?

Journaling is a fancy way of saying storytelling.  Imagine sitting next to someone looking through your album.  What would you tell them about the pictures or the event on these pages?  By putting it on the page, anyone that looks at your book will see your story.  Journaling explains each page or layout’s who, what, where, when, why, and how.

We can determine if I will be leaving a blank Journaling block for you or if I will be doing one on the computer.  I encourage handwritten journaling done by you, but I will do computerized journaling for you if desired (you provide the story, and I will put it in the album for you).

What is a page?  What is a layout?

A single page is considered a 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11 size scrapbook page, and two pages side by side is a layout.  They are great when you have lots of photos for a single event.  This creates an excellent book feel when each left and right page in the album go together.  We can also create an 8 x 8 or a 6 x 6 mini album for you.

Can you make the same album/layout more than once?

Yes, this is great if you want to give the same album as a gift to two or more separate people.  Contact me about getting a discount on a duplicate.

How do I pay for my scrapbook pages?

I accept cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, and PayPal.  I can also accept major credit cards through PayPal and Square, Venmo, or in person for the payment of your pages.

If I have an idea for a photo gift/project that you don’t have listed on your site, can you still create it for me?

Let me know what you have in mind, and I’ll tell you if it’s something I could do and provide you with a quote.

I saw a specific product I want to include; what do I do?

Yes, if you purchase it and send it, I will gladly use it at no additional charge.  If it’s something that is still available and I can find it, I will order it and add the cost of the specific item (plus 10% for my time looking for it) to the value of your layout.  If you choose to purchase the item, you can have it shipped directly to me to save the shipping cost twice.

I have years of photos; how do I decide where to start?

I suggest starting two albums, one for this year and one for the oldest of your photos.  Grab your pictures for the most current event that you want to scrapbook.  As you get new images, scrapbook them immediately.  Then choose the second group of photos to have worked on from the past.  Continue with that theme or get small groups of photos done each month until you get caught up.

Other Questions

If you have a question that has not been answered please Contact Us and I will get back to you.


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