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November 13th, 2010, 10:43 PM
DecemberBelle's Avatar Audrey Jo's Mama
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Hi ladies!

My name is Heather and I'm 24. My husband and I are expecting our first baby, a daughter, in February. At my baby shower last week I received a bunch of scrapbooking supplies and plan to scrapbook my pregnancy.

Can anyone tell me if Crayola markers and colored pencils are safe to use when scrapbooking? I can't seem to find a definitive answer online and am worried that the acidity of these products may cause my pages to deteriorate. If they are unsafe, would an acid neutralizing spray counteract their effects?

Thanks so much.
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November 14th, 2010, 05:37 AM
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and congrats on your pregnancy!! I'm Becky, mommy to Mark (6 months). I typically check the backs of the boxes to see if they are acid free and then just use those for my journaling, doodling, etc. I have used a coloring page that was colored for me once in my wedding album and I used the neutralizing spray on it and made sure it wasn't touching any pictures.

I look forward to getting to know you.
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November 14th, 2010, 06:56 AM
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I don't actually know. I don't like using crayons, though, because sometimes the wax flakes off the page after a while. I guess if you colored really lightly it would be okay, but I think that pencils are just all around better.

No idea on the acidity though.
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November 14th, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Not sure. But welcome to JM! I hope to see some pages from you!
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November 14th, 2010, 05:37 PM
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Welcome! I'm Carrie, Mommy to Caden (3) and Parker (10mo) - I don't have much to add but thing the suggestions Becky gave are what I'd go by. Hope to see you around more!
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November 15th, 2010, 08:14 PM
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I am also no help on this question. But do want to say Hi and Welcome!! My name is Kelsey, DH is Jason, DD is Kendra (4) and DS is Josh (5 months). Hope to see you around the boards and can't wait to see some of your pages!!
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November 16th, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Hi Heather and welcome. I'm Tamara mom to 3 boys, Ryland (5) Tristan (3) and Holden (10 months)
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