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Scrapbooking is meant to be relaxing. It is a time for you to let your creativity go in different directions. If your scrapbooking sessions are stressful then it's time to take another approach.
The best advice for a "stressed out" scrapper is to follow the KISS (keep it simple scrapbooking) technique.
Keep the designs simple and straightforward, particularly in the beginning. Make the your page designs as easy as can be, while telling the story in a nice, clean way.
There are no rules in scrapbooking. Page layouts can be designed however you wish. Remember you are preserving your one-of-kind, unique memories. No one else has the exact same experience. You can tell your story the way you want it to be told.