Saturday, September 29, 2007

How to scrapbook - what is scrapbooking?

Do you want to know How to scrapbook ? Do you remember those days as a kid before you knew how to scrapbook ?. The hours spent pasting newspaper clippings onto paper and bundling dozens of papers together with some fancy ribbon or a string? you dug out of the x-mas decorations box in your basement? Do you also remember all of your hard work learning how to scrapbook falling apart two months later?
Night mare wasn't it?

Now there's a grown up way to save and preserve your treasures: Scrapbooking.

The idea behind scrapbooking really hasn't changed all that much since grade school neither have the scrapbooking tips. You can still place photographs, newspaper clippings, poems, and tickets into your scrapbook to display and preserve your memories. And the best part of it all? Learning how to scrapbook isn't really all the hard.

Just pick a few photos, decide upon a scrapbook theme, go get some scrapbooking supplies. And START!

One of my first scrapbooks now that I come to think about it, was a concert tickets, photos and autographs book, I made in high school.

If you're stuck for scrapbook ideas or just need some templates. We all get stuck here's a great product called memorable scrapbooking. I have been using for the past few weeks. I got into a bit of a rut or a scrapbookers block after my last scrapbooking project. I think I may try the origami scrapbook template in the book I linked to ,some time soon. Anyways check it out Memorable Scrapbooking

I'll bet you have noticed that scrapbooking techniques and tools have matured substantially since you were a kid. Scrapbooking albums have replaced the messy bundles of paper.
Now you can bind or place your keep sakes and photos and cards in a three-ring binder. In this way, your hard work won't fall apart. Furthermore, new specialized covers (acid free plastic) allow protection from the outside elements. I tend to scrapbook alot bigger than that but thats just me.

Paste and glue? thing of the past. Ive been using Specialized glue dots and two-sided tape. Makes mounting your treasures simple and mess free. Nothin' worse than having glue all over everything and everywhere. Many of these products are so strong that you can now decorate your scrapbook pages with ribbons, feathers, flowers, or even metal charms. I may even try hanging my kid on a wall with them, but thats another story.

Like all new inventions and innovations and the creation of new scrapbook techniques and tools, the uses of scrapbooking have expanded drastically. Scrapbooking is still used to hold personal keepsakes and for gift giving.

However, now scrapbooking techniques can be used to make baby announcements, grandparent books, gift cards, artwork for kid's rooms, recipe books, and even educational tools.

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