The New Year is upon us and with that comes new goals, new tips and new articles here on families.com. The scrapbooking blog is once again buzzing with activity and will continue to grow and broaden during the year. We will be taking a look at a few forgotten categories and helping those flourish.
Here’s what has been up in the scrapbooking blog this past week.
When you’re in the industry as long as I have been, you tend to see different trends come and go, different products reach their height and then die out, and meet people who are scrapaholics and then simply drop scrapbooking all together.
Laughter is the best medicine they say. There is nothing like a good joke or a funny story that can get your adrenaline pumping, your heart racing and a bit of giggling going on.
Album kits are easy to change and that has been my focus the past few days. This article will wrap up the rest of the album and hopefully encourage you to get started on your own.
Digital scrapbooking has taken the scrapbooking market to a whole new level. It has allowed those who were on the fence about scrapbooking to begin with, to take part without a great deal of commitment or cost.
Organization is key to a productive scrapbooking hobby. Knowing where your things are, and being able to access them easily is key to time management and giving yourself a bit more time to scrapbook. These are the top 10 articles on scrapbooking organization.
Changing an album kit is easier than you might think. I have already given you a quick look at how easy it can be, but now I would like to show you what I did to make it work for us. Sometimes seeing it can spark the creativity for your own changed album.
The key to digital scrapbooking is the digital photographs. However, many people have not upgraded to a digital camera for many reasons, but usually because they are partial to their film camera. I love my film camera, but I also own a digital camera in which I use frequently as well.
Scrapbooking idea books bring loads of ideas, how-to’s, techniques and layout inspiration. They are a wonderful addition to any scrapbooker’s bookshelf, however should be purchased carefully. All those idea books can add up in cost, and take up a lot of valuable room if they aren’t being used.
What is an album kit? An album kit is a kit that you purchase that come with everything you need to complete one entire album. It contains the album, papers, embellishments and usually contains an idea sheet. The only things you need to supply are your photographs and an adhesive.
Cookbooks fascinate me. Mostly the type that have beautiful full color photographs offsetting a delicious, mouth-watering recipe. I’ve discussed creating a cookbook with your scrapbooking supplies before.
Digital scrapbooking is a bit different than traditional scrapbooking in that you can obtain all the cute papers, embellishments and other items for a lot less than regular scrapbooking supplies. The reason of course, is because they are digitally obtained.
If you had told me before this Christmas, that I’d be using an album kit to complete something, I would have simply laughed. However, now I have tried it and I am totally hooked. At least for smaller albums and gift albums. I cannot possibly give up the creativity that goes into my everyday layouts.
Scrapbooking is loads of fun and can be a great way to express creativity. Can you turn it into a family hobby and actually scrapbook with your children? It is easy to do and possible even with toddlers and preschoolers.
Every scrapbooker is different. There are different levels that we are at, different styles we use, different techniques we try and different articles and layouts we seek.
Our scrapbook albums tend to be full of these big events and activities. We commemorate birthdays, graduations, weddings, the birth of a new baby and many other huge events.
Many people create a Christmas album and add to it each year. This is a great way to have an ongoing theme album that you can look back on each year and see what you did. But it doesn’t just have to include the typical yearly Christmas pictures displayed beautifully on a layout.
It feels selfish to make scrapbooking a priority, doesn’t it? It sounds like a demand more than it could ever be a special request.
I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year and a safe and prosperous 2008. It is hard to believe we have completed another year in our lives. It has almost been two years since I started with families.com as well.