Archive for February, 2010
There are many reasons why many people find scrapbooking a worthwhile hobby. It helps sort our precious photos and preserve memories. It gives your house guests something to peer at and talk about. And most especially, it helps in letting one’s creativity put to work.
Practically everything that you will need for the hobby can be bought at specialty or arts and crafts shops. And chances are the embellishments you will purchase had already graced the pages of another scrapbooker’s creation. With this the case, how do you come up now with truly one-of-a-kind scrapbook?
Even if you don’t buy anything at all, you may still come up with a special creation. And you are guaranteed too that it won’t look like someone else’s scrapbook. Making use of old folders and cardboard sheets as scrapbooking papers does not require you to spend money. Plus you can freely put your creativity and imagination to use in giving them a face-lift.
Instead of using just about any picture, pick only some that are truly one of a kind. For example, a snapshot of the entire family each wearing a giro ski helmet during a trip to a famous skiing destination. Or an underwater photograph of everybody surrounded with tropical fishes of every shape and color imaginable.
There are all sorts of embellishments which you can use to make every page really stunning. A quick trip to an arts and crafts store will give you much decorating needs. But there are items which can make for truly one-of-a-kind embellishments. Those which can’t be bought in any store by fellow scrapbookers like yourself.
Candy and gift wrappers can add a dash of colors. Greeting cards, postcards and ticket stubs will provide a wonderful trip down memory lane. Buttons, sequins, lace, and printed fabrics from old clothes sure can spice up pages. Even things collected from trips can be used, like shells and sand from a recent beach adventure.
You may also experiment with themes. Sure everybody else’s scrapbook contains photos from Christmas, Halloween, birthdays, beach trips and others. To be different, highlight in pages like someone in the family getting a tattoo or everyone engaging in charitable works. Or how about someone finally getting a dream gift? Like your son getting a cool laptop or your daughter getting a pair of expensive women’s brown boots?
You can make a unique scrapbook creation even without spending a lot of cash, or even nothing at all. Just remember to put your creativity and resourcefulness into work. Besides, those two are all you practically need to become a wonderful scrapbooker.
If you are looking for ways to preserve your family pictures, try scrapbooking. Using digital photos makes the job easier than ever. The digital shots can be scaled to fit perfectly on your page every time. You will be able to preserve all those memories for many generations.
Photos of all kinds of events can be included in a scrapbook. The books may be organized in numerous ways. Many people prefer a mini-scrapbook that allows the to present special occasions in their family’s life.
One of the smaller scrapbooks could include the highlights of a Disney vacation. Look for the Disney scrapbook while shopping in the parks. They can be found in many of the larger stores along with special papers, stickers and punches that can only be bought in the parks. If you missed your chance to buy the book in the park, then try checking online at Disney to see if they can be ordered there.
Perhaps you will choose another way to organize by featuring one person in each book. You could show a picture of your son in his black helmet the first day of football season. Include his other sporting events along with a couple of graduation shots. Once from kindergarten and one from college can show quite a contrast. This is an excellent way to display the growing up years.
Perhaps you will choose to organize your scrapbooks over certain time periods. You may choose to do one per year. Although the book may contain pictures of many events and subjects during the year, it is still manageable because it only contains information for the year.
Scrapbooking tools help you in the process and to keep your pages interesting. A die cutter can help you to have perfect letters and cut outs on every page. A sticker maker adds acid free adhesive to the backs of photos and papers that have been cut to shape for easy positioning and repositioning of items without ruining the paper you have selected for the background.
All papers, inks and adhesives that you use in your craft should be acid free. Acid free supplies help to prevent deterioration of your photographs and work for many years. Another term you may see that describes acid free materials is achievable. These materials do not break down over time like older papers did.
When you do a good job at scrapbooking you are preserving some of the most important history on earth. The history of your own family.
New Hope, Minnesota Scrapbooking Event
Join the fun at this 12-hour Scrapbook CROP on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 9am–9pm. New Hope, MN.
Cost of the crop is $35.00 which includes Lunch, Dinner & Snacks, Door Prizes (including chair massages). There will be Make N Takes for a small fee and Close to My Heart products for sale for your scrapbooking needs!
Please contact me for more information, and for the registration form.
I hope you can join me for a day of fun and Scrappin’!
Minnesota Scrapbooking Event
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Scrapbook Crop Kerhonkson, NY
Take a break from your busy world and do something just for YOU!
Gather your girlfriends for a pampered and inspiring retreat, hosted by Scrapin’ Mama’s Retreats. No cooking, no cleaning, no distractions.
Whether your passion is scrapbooking, card making, rubber stamping, papercrafting or jewelry making…you will love …the time you spend creating and reconnecting with good friends.
Enjoy delicious, chef-prepared meals and lots of time spent indulging your creative side. Come for the day or the whole weekend!
Large personal work area
Excellent lighting and comfortable seating
Easy access to crop room on main level
Reserved seating with friends
Hotel room accommodations
Fully catered meals
On-Site Vendor and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Fresh coffee and tea throughout the day
Use of Sizzix, Cricut machine and SU punches
Tons of Give-A-Ways
Message Therapist available for additional cost
$50 Deposit is due November 30. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to get away.
Cancellations fully refunded if cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to arrival, and the room is rebooked.
Dates: 2:00PM Friday, March 26th, to 2pm Sunday, March 28th
Location: Suzie Q Resort, Kerhonkson, NY
Thank you, Tracey Kuzemczak
Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator
For more information about this Scrapbook Crop Kerhonkson, NY call:
Join us for our next Crop Getaway Weekend - a great way to relax and have some fun with friends!
Join us for a hosted Scrapbook Retreat weekend in our new facilities. House sleeps 16 guests and each guest gets 6 FEET of crop space. We are located half way between Lancaster and Harrisburg off 283. Price is $200 for this weekend. Recruit 4 friends and you get 1/2 off. Visit our website: www.hobbyhouseretreat.com