Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Top 10 Reasons to Digitize Your Scrapbook

Digital scrapbook pages have become all the rage in scrapbooking. Even diehard traditional scrappers have begun to integrate some digital scrapbook pages into their layouts and albums. More and more, they're realizing it's an exciting, yet simple way to expand and enhance creativity while helping to preserve their memories for generations to come.


Paper Cutter Tips For Scrapbookers

Scrapbooking is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States. Scrapbooking involves a wide assortment of materials, supplies and equipment. This involves various types of paper, scissors, paper cutters and laminators. If you have recently tried looking for scrapbooking equipment online, you have probably noticed that there is no shortage of choices.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Creating a Scrapbook - Easy Step-by-Step Process

Creating a scrapbook layout and eventually completing a full scrapbook is an excellent way to preserve your memories for decades to come. Besides photos, including such items as journaling, keepsakes, or cards in an artful way is a great way to be creative and show your self expression to pass on to future generations.


Frugal Scrapbooking Ideas - Beautiful Layouts Without Spending a Fortune

Generally speaking, serious scrapbookers spend a good deal of money on their hobby. However, there are several frugal scrapbooking ideas that can easily be incorporated into your projects and layouts to help cut back on these expenses. Regular household goods, and yes, even things that would normally end up in the trash, can be used.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scrapbooking - How to Create a Vacation Memory Book

If you're like most people, you take rolls and rolls of photographs on your vacations, and then once you get home these photos stay under your bed or in a closet stored in shoeboxes, never to be seen again. Why not bring them out and display them? Create a vacation memory book to store these memories.


Scrapbooking Paper - How the Experts Avoid Any Careless Mistakes When Buying Them

The secret to successful scrapbooking is to use materials that are of a very good quality. By using the good quality material you are able to ensure that your scrapbook will be one of high quality and will create the correct impression for the many different things that you may want to put into the scrapbook.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Scrapbooking Ideas For Kids

Many times at auctions, or estate sales, a box of books will turn up a real treasure, like a scrapbook that was kept by someone in their youth and sometimes through their adulthood. The book could be 50 or 60 years old, and a source of great fun to look at the pictures, news clippings, and personal mementos.


Creating a Scrapbooking Organizational System

The most important thing when creating an organization system is to know how you like to work. There are many different systems out there and no one system is better than another. Everybody thinks and works differently and your organization system should reflect that. Figure out what makes sense to you. Here's how to do just that.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Before You Start Digital Scrapbooking

What to consider before you start digital scrapbooking - First things first, what is digital scrapbooking? Digital scrapbooking is pretty much the same as paper scrapbooking in the sense that you're arranging your photos, decorating and designing your page with a common theme. The difference is, in digital scrapbooking, you're doing everything on the computer with software and graphics.


Scrapbooking - How to Display Your Holiday Memories

If your family is like most, you have special holiday celebrations and traditions that you do every year. To display these holiday memories, create a scrapbook to show past years' celebrations. Whether your traditions include Trick-or-Treating, going to the mall to sit on Santa's lap for a picture, or preparing a special holiday meal, you'll have fun looking back


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Master the Art of Digital Scrapbooking

Learn how to master the art of digital scrapbooking and photo collages. This article introduces the reader to the world of digital scrapbooks, including photos, themes and journaling. It walks you through the steps and guides you with helpful information such as the appropriate number of photos you need for the size of the photo collage you seek to make.


Add Digital Scrapbooking to Your Journal

Keeping a journal or diary sounds like a major commitment, but it doesn't have to be. You can make it as simple or complex as you'd like. Keep a personal journal of yourself for yourself and use it to document your milestones. Technology has taken everything to a new level, even the age old art of scrapbooking, so why not journaling?


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials - First Lessons in Creating a Scrapbook

The art of making scrapbooks is toady getting at the top of the most fashionable pastimes. However, there are still lots of people who look upon this art as just creating an album from some materials. This is true in one sense, but it is more than this when looked from another angle. There are lots of things you ought to know.


13 Tips For Preserving Your Photos

Preserving photos has become my top priority. My Grandmother and I have started going through her collection of photographs to scan and preserve 7 generations worth of photos. As I'm archiving these photos, and realizing their value, I want to preserve them to the best of my abilities. I've done tons of research and put together a list to help you preserve yours too.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Say I Love You With a Scrapbook

A scrapbook can make a romantic and thoughtful anniversary or Valentine's Day gift for your partner. This article provides ideas and insights to help you choose your scrapbook's theme and the types of journal entries to recapture and preserve wonderful moments with your loved one. Find great suggestions on mementos to use to make the most of a digital scrapbook about your relationship.


Scrapbooking Your Instant Photos

Instant photos have got to be one of the best ways of scrapbooking one of your favourite events or holiday adventures. With instant photos being available immediately, they are perfect for documenting that special occasion and creating your scrapbook as your life events tells the story. There is no need to wait around for hours or even days for your film to be developed.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Making a Celebrity Photo Scrapbook

Collecting autographed celebrity photos can be a great hobby for anyone looking to spend their time doing something constructive. Celebrities can often inspire us to be more, do more, and achieve more in our own lives after looking at their success stories. It is only natural that many of us would try to collect some memorabilia reflecting the way that these people have affected our lives.


Scrapbook Templates - The Great Scrapbook Timesaver

Scrapbook templates are very useful tools for those just starting out scrapbooking or for those who might be in doubt about their ability to draw. These templates are made from stiff card stock and are pre cut with different shapes. These allow you to trace the designs right onto your scrapbook pages and can even be used to design and entire book from beginning to end.


Learn to Do Scrapbooking - How Should You Arrange Your Scrapbook As it Ought to Be?

Most of us are into the art of making scrapbooks for the first time. Even if this is not your first time, it is true that you must not have been so long into it. This does not however mean that the whole art itself is something new. In fact, scrapbook making has existed for ages. Its popularity is mainly because it was first considered as a pastime.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Tips on Scrapbooking the Holidays

The holidays are over, and you're wondering what to do with that digital camera card or CD that's chock-full of festive memories. One of the most creative and useful things you can do with your holiday photos is create a digital holiday scrapbook, and this article will make it easy and fun. Read on for tips to boost the vitality, organization and interest in your holiday digital scrapbook.


Understanding Design Basics of Color For Digital Scrapbooks

In creating scrapbook pages, whether digital or traditional, the most important thing is design. While design encompasses many aspects, color is often the most misused. Without the understanding of how colors work together pages may tend to distract from the intended focal point or center piece. When used properly, color can be used to direct reader's attention toward key items in your pages or guide them through your creation.


Archiving Genealogy Via Photo Collage Making - Bridging Generations

Remembering family members over the generations is important, and creating a photo collage is a great way to help keep these memories alive. This article provides ideas to remember when embarking on the creation of a photo collage of your family tree, from tips on researching to obtaining, editing and organizing old photos. You can also find suggestions on how to share the finished product with your loved ones.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Scrapbook Supplies - How the Experts Buy Them Regularly Without Any Mistakes

You would be amazed with the vast amount of different scrapbooking supplies that are available; there are supplies for just about anything that you would like to do in the way of scrapbooking. It is a good idea to look around to see what is available in the way of scrapbooking supplies before you start to get your various bit and pieces together and before you start work on the scrapbook.


Top 5 Tips For Digital Scrapbooking

What are the top five things you need to know to get started on creating a digital scrapbook? This article makes it easy for you by providing tips and tricks to get you started on a successful scrapbook that conveys the message and memories you cherish. Learn how to leverage the Internet, edit photos and keep organized in order to maximize your experience and create the most attractive photo collages possible.


How to Make a Wedding Scrapbook

A digital scrapbook is an ideal way to sum up your special day's activities to help remember, protect and share them with others. Putting together a wedding scrapbook can feel like a daunting task, but don't fret--this article will make the process easy and fun. Just follow the steps and consider the suggestions to create a digital photo collage of your wedding that you and your loved ones can cherish forever.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Your Pet's First Photo Collage

When Meadow's cage opened, she jumped out and sped around the living room, claws audibly gripping the carpet as she turned the corners. Suddenly she hopped high into the air, spun around, landed facing the opposite direction, and zigzagged across the floor before flopping onto her side for a rest. Digital camera in hand, her guardian snapped photos of the whole scene to use in what would later become an adorable digital photo collage.


Scrapbooking Layouts - How to Get Your Scrapbook Layout Down

When it comes to scrapbooking, materials are abundant; materials in essence will be the least of your worries. Sure you may have to consider the cost, but its more about being organized and getting your scrapbook layout down that will help you to get going with your scrapbooking adventure. You may have lots of wonderful ideas and designs on hand, so the main challenge you may have right now, is how best to present them.


Scrapbook - What Other People Are Not Telling You About This Great Hobby to Avoid Any Mistakes

There are a lot of experienced crafters who actually enjoy doing things such as scrapbooks on a vast amount of different topics. There are also a lot of people who decide that they would like to have a shot at designing and putting together a scrapbook. These scrapbooks take a great deal of effort to put together but they are actually well worth it as they will be much-treasured possessions for a long time to come.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Inspiring Scrapbook Layouts

Scrapbooking is a very well known, easy, fun, and creative hobby that just about anyone can do, but inspiration has a lot to do with it when choosing a title, layout, and color schemes. Layouts tend to be the hardest part of scrapbooking, but one thing you need to remember is that it is OK to use the same layout over and over again, as long as the page is decorated differently it really doesn't matter.


Using Digital Photo Printing Sites For Scrapbooking

When you think of scrapbooking, you probably think of cutting and pasting strips of material and construction paper to create pages in a large album. With the rise in digital printing sites, it is now easier than ever to keep an online scrapbook and avoid all that glue and mess. Today's photo editing software makes it convenient to add backgrounds, borders, and other colorful effects to your pictures with just the click of a mouse. Here are a few tips to making the most of digital online photo printing sites when creating your own individualized scrapbook.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Cricut Manual For Beginners and Advanced Users

How to use the cricut? Basically you insert the cartridge, put the rubber key overlay over the keyboard, turn the machine on, stick a piece of 6 inch paper to the mat that comes with the machine (make sure to line it up with the little arrow on the mat) press the "load paper" button and feed the mat/paper into the machine, press the key(s) you for what you want to cut and press the "cut" button.


Baby Photo Album Ideas For the Scrapbooking-Impaired

The first year of life is full of so many milestones. A great way to capture these events in one place is with a photo album or scrapbook. Depending on the time available and your personal preference, these albums can be cut-and-paste style scrapbooks or digital baby memory books created online and shipped to the home. Find out what are the easiest ways to prepare a scrapbook today, as well as how to stay focused to finish the project.


Baby Scrapbooking Ideas For the Digital Age

The first year of life is full of so many milestones. A great way to capture these events in one place is with a photo album or scrapbook. Depending on the time available and your personal preference, these albums can be cut-and-paste style scrapbooks or digital baby memory books created online and shipped to your home. Find out what are the easiest ways to prepare a scrapbook today, as well as how to stay focused to finish the project.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

How to Create Digital Scrapbook Pages

If you are looking for information on how to design digital scrapbook pages, then keep reading. Digital scrapbook pages have many positive advantages over traditional scrapbooking. These include ease of use, clutter free table top, easily change photos, wording or layout and many other things. There are many programs are out there on the market that help you design digital scrapbook pages but I will share a simple and proven method here that does not require any special software.


Is Paper Piercing Complicated - Or Can I Do It?

While paper piercing may sound complicated it isn't and in fact is one of the most enjoying scrapbooking techniques. This manner of scrapbooking allows the individual to create a layered look for their frames, backgrounds, or other decorations on the page. It gives depth to the piece and can create a wonderfully designed piece almost immediately. This technique is another way to establish a well rounded color scheme as well as dress up the book without a ton of work.


Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials - Making a Living Memoir Through the Use of Scrapbooks

There is one ultimate intention for the creation of a scrapbook. It should be borne in mind that at almost everyday of our lives; we are faced with one or two experiences that we will want to live with. This is the more reason why the art of scrapbook making is today being considered by almost every person. Through the art of making scrapbooks, it has been realized that people are able to keep memories and be able to experience them again at every point in their lives.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Beginner Scrapbooking - All You Need to Know About Arranging Your Scrapbook

Do you know what scrapbooks are thought of as one of the best works of art? The reason is simple. Remember that scrapbooks are things not only created from scratch, but they are known to be created using materials that most people will think of as waste materials. What is more to this is that they will never serve any ordinary purpose, but they will be used to preserve recollections in life that it will be difficult to come by. Keep in mind that memories are some of these aspects in life that really make life worth living.


Beginner Scrapbooking - How to Get Your Children to Pay Attention to the Art of Scrapbook Making

Whatever you do in life that seem important to you, it is always necessary that you look at a means of memorizing this in the future. The simple reason for this is that this is a way in which you can always recall those good times spent together. This is the reason why the art of making scrapbooks has moved from a pastime to a job worthy of being paid for. One significant thing about creating scrapbooks is that this is a way of relieving nostalgic memories through the use of pictures. You can also use other items such as cloths and even tickets and make the most out of your scrapbook.


Scrapbooking - What the Others Are Not Telling You About This Great Hobby

Scrapbooking is a very enjoyable hobby for the old and young alike, in fact there are a lot of children who enjoy scrapbooking and it is a great way for them to spend time on a wet day when they are unable to play outside. There are two ways in which scrapbooking can be done as it can either be done as in the traditional manual way or it can be done digitally which involves the use of a computer.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Scrapbooking Family Reunions - Shoot, Design, Share

A photo collage or scrapbook helps keep the memories of special family occasions from fading, but where do you begin? This article explains why a digital scrapbook is the easiest way to share memories with your extended family and provides useful ideas to consider when planning a scrapbook of your family reunion. Find tips on photographing your reunion to optimize your digital scrapbook and learn how to easily create an impressive photo collage that your family can treasure for generations to come.


Looking For Scrapbook Layout Ideas?

While almost anyone can put together a scrapbook, a lot of people simply do not feels as though they are creative enough to come up with the titles, quotes and other sayings that are necessary for page layouts. However, once you get past this creativity "block" you will see that it really is not all that difficult to think of these things. Whenever you are creating a title for your page, you must first take into consideration what the occasion for that page is (Christmas, a birthday, etc.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Making a Fine Memory Book With a Vellum Overlay

Scrapbooking is not the first art form to make good use of vellum overlays. The use of vellum dates back generations and has been used on a number of famous projects. Today it is not uncommon to see vellum overlays on professionally designed invitations, or announcements. Using vellum on scrapbook projects can be a challenge without a good working knowledge and the right tools. A few little tips and tricks will help prepare the overlay and have the best looking pages around. Read on for more information about using vellum!


Overlays Create the Perfect Finishing Touch

Unique creations are the purpose of every scrapbooking session. There is much thought and a great deal of creativity that goes into each and every layout. For most that scrapbook, their creations must flow nicely, look good and be a step above, however some pieces are hard to finish out. They need something, but what? Sometimes it is as simple as another decoration, border or cut out, but a scrapper can never go wrong with a clear overlay. These clear pieces can be cut to match the exact sized photo.


How to Make a Scrapbook - Not As Hard As You Would Think

Learning how to make a scrapbook is a wonderful way to help preserve memories. People are leading very busy, hectic lives nowadays, seemingly always on the go and never having time to do simple things like eat or go to the bathroom. Somewhere in all this madness, we tend to lose some of those memories. Scrapbooking is a great way to preserve these memories by getting the photos that have preserved them out of a shoebox somewhere that they aren't being seen and into a book where everyone can enjoy them.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Making Scrapbooking a Family Affair

With today's busy life styles many parents find themselves looking for wholesome activities that everyone can enjoy. What better way than planning a scrapbooking party or get together that is family friendly. Kids love photos and they too like to create artwork showcasing their favorite memories. In fact, many parents that hold these types of parties are shocked at how creative their entire family can be and how much of a joy spending time together can be once again. Read on for more information about the planning and implementing a family friendly scrapbooking party!


Scrapbooking For Personalized Gifts

The holidays are fast approaching and many are looking for unique gifts to hand out. Nothing says special more than a handmade memory book or mini scrapbook. The love, creativity and special photos can touch the heart of just about anyone. These gifts are also a great ways to give gifts to many without breaking the already strained holiday pocketbook. Scrapbooking gifts can also be given for other occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, wedding gifts, new babies and many more. In fact, any time that a gift is appropriate, scrapbooking can be the answer.


Scrapbook Page - Tips on How Exactly the Experts Design Their Own Scrapbooking Design

Scrapbooking is a very good way to be creative whilst doing something personal, which will create a lasting memory of some wonderful events whether it is a birth of a child or a wedding day. There are two ways in which the scrapbook pages can be done and these are using the traditional methods and doing it manually or by using the more modern way and doing it digitally with the help of a computer. The scrapbook pages are very often developed based around one main theme, an event and idea or even one activity.


Scrapbook Ideas - How the Experts Get Their Creativity and Avoid Any Mistakes When Creating Them

There are a lot of different ideas that can be implemented into scrapbooking and these include hand prints, creating a wide range of borders, using background paper and adding some further details with the use of glue. The art of scrapbooking is something that can provide children with a vast amount of fun and pleasure so this is a great way for them to spend a rainy day. Before you begin to make the scrapbook it is very important to collect all the pictures and other supplies, which you will want to put into the scrapbook.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Disney Scrapbook - What Other People Are Not Telling You About These Scrapbooking Supplies

Once you have decided that you would like to put together a Disney scrapbook then you are going to require some quality Disney supplies to be able to do it properly. Now you may decide to take the traditional approach to the Disney scrapbook or on the other hand you may decide to take the modern approach and have a digital Disney scrapbook. There are a lot of basic materials that are required for these scrapbooks and these are things that will be around the typical family home so they should be relatively easy to locate.


Scrapbooking Just Became Easier With the Cricut Expression

Scrapbooking is the latest crafty phenomenon. With the advent of digital cameras, traditional photo albums have gone by the wayside and what better way to keep important photos and the memories attached. There are so many tools for avid scrapbookers from different papers, scissors, stickers and shapes, would it not be great to have all these products in one central location and at the touch of a button? Cricut Expression is the answer. This personal electronic cutter allows you to create some of the most beautiful and personalized shapes to add flare to even your most basic of paper crafts.


Scrapbook Paper - Tips on How the Experts Carefully Choose These Supplies For Their Scrapbooking

When you are doing scrapbooking it is worth going to the stationery stores and looking through the many different styles and types of paper. It is a good idea to think about what you are actually doing to do in the scrapbook, as this will have an impact on the color and style of paper that you want to use. It is a very good idea to look into the different papers that are available before you decide on which one you would like to use as this will make it a lot easier when you go to buy the paper. There are lot of different site on the internet where you can have a look at the different papers that are available.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Learn to Do Scrapbooking - Do You Know That the Most Excellent Offerings Are From Scrapbooks?

There are so many avenues from which you can pay for gifts. Starting from the local gift shop, to the even greater places like exhibition and even through online shops, you can get any gift of your choice. With such places in mind, it is usually thought that it is easy to make the most perfect gift choice when thinking of offering a gift to someone. But this is not true as it is always thought of. Remember that when you are making an offering to someone, you will first of all be faced with the worries of not knowing if your offering is going to be appreciated in the same manner as you do; secondly, you will want to avoid offering something which has already been offered.


Scrapbooking Page Ideas - Using the Least to Make the Most of Your Scrapbook

You should not think of any other pastime in life that can enable you come out with something memorable like a scrapbook. In fact, this is a pastime, but it is equally one of these rare ways that you can use to recollect those happy moments and share them with those around you. Remember that scrapbook making is one of the simplest ways that you can use to blend pictures, captions and happy moments and relate them to a particular theme which should be pleasing and nostalgic to every viewer. It may only be through such an art that you will be able to tell people of what happened in the past. Therefore, the art of scrapbook making should be taken as something more important, even than a leisure activity.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ideas for Scrapbooking: Tips to get you started

Let's begin by stating: There isn't a right or wrong way to scrapbook!

Your scrapbook and the pages within are just that "yours". This is a journey of capturing moments and memories, which are important to you. Remember, your scraping has a style of its own and your style will differ from others.

So with that said, let me tell you that Scrapbooking is a great hobby, that can fill your life with memories of precious moments. And if you are new to creating scrapbooks, then here are a few tips to get you started. And you will want to get a few things before beginning, most items you will be able to get at your local hobby store or Walmart.

1. Some small plastic storage bins/w lids so that you can organize your pictures, (or something like a shoe box if you are on a really tight budget) colored paper, colored markers and photo album to begin with.

2. Scissors, as many of the decorative scissors as you can afford. But start out with at least 1-2 pair, which will run about $3-5 a piece.

3. Other things to consider are: assorted ribbons, hot glue gun, and a good pair of straight scissors.

4. Your basic Scrapbooking decor doesn't have to be much. Begin by looking for things that are lying around your house. Scraps of material, string, stickers, smaller pieces of paper etc. all can be used for ideas for Scrapbooking.

After gathering everything together, pick out pictures to showcase, mix and match materials (Its just like putting a puzzle together) and have fun with it.

One last thing, always carry a pen and paper with you because you never know when ideas for Scrapbooking will come along.

Ideas for Scrapbooking