Customize Frames For Cheap

Whether you are a fan of digital or traditional scrapbooking, frames play a big part in layout construction. Frames make pictures pop and add to the overall appeal of a page design. In addition, frames can add personality to an image and help tie it into a specific theme. For example, if you are crafting a Halloween-themed layout, consider selecting a pumpkin-shaped frame to display a photo of your costumed ghost, goblin, princess… or pumpkin. Fortunately, there are a slew of different frames widely available at scrapbook supply stores and online. Choices range from traditional circle and squares to elaborate … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Blog Month in Review – October 2008

It hardly seems plausible that October is over and we are now staring ahead into November. Before I blink again, I am afraid Christmas will be here and I won’t know where the time went. Before you get all wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, be sure to check out what happened in the scrapbooking blog last month. I’d also like to encourage you to come back and visit frequently in the upcoming weeks for great gift ideas, new products and of course plenty of project ideas and other great scrapbooking related information. Here’s what … Continue reading

The Greatest Scrapbooking Challenges

Scrapbooking is a fun and creative hobby, which helps to create a lasting legacy for our future generations. For some it is nothing more than a creative outlet, but for many of us, it is truly a hobby in which we enjoy getting our photographs scrapped and into our albums and showing them off to our family and friends. Yet still, no matter how much we love our hobby, there are challenges that many of us face. Here are the three greatest scrapbooking challenges. Time It has been said before, time management has become such a problem for many that … Continue reading

Scrapbooking for Others: Pricing Albums and Layouts

Not everyone is as obsessed with scrapbooking as some of us are. With that being said, it is important to remember that it might not be because they don’t want to be, or they don’t want nice albums to look at and share with their families. For whatever reason, not all people are into our hobby. The good news is, that it enables us to provide our services to them and create layouts and albums for them for a fee. The question I am asked most often by those looking to get paid for their scrapbooking efforts is “How much … Continue reading

Tips for Creating Albums for Others

There aren’t too many people in this world that don’t adore photographs and memories. Many people wish they could scrapbook, but are left without the time, resources or creativity. Sometimes they hire scrapbookers to create albums and other scrapbooking items for them because they just cannot do it themselves for the above reasons and/or more. Here are several tips to help you create that scrapbook for someone else. 1. Hold a meeting. At this meeting, obtain the photographs they wish to include, talk about the layouts they might desire, give them some worksheets to help with journaling and discuss payment. … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Your Way Through History: Introduction and Materials You Need

This is our latest pet project and I must say that it has worked substantially better for me than has lapbooking. One reason is that everything goes into a binder. At our house, this makes it much easier to store and less inviting for the twin demolition team. Another reason is that the project is not dependent on a bunch of little books–which I find difficult to store without someone getting into them before the project is over. Since it’s a binder, we actually plan to add at least one page per time period, or people group that we study, … Continue reading

Coffee and Scrapbooking – Organization and Storage You’ll Love

If you have been reading the scrapbooking blog for any period of time at all, you would know that finding innovative scrapbook storage is a major goal for me. On everything from ribbon storage to finding a way to store pens and markers, to finding items in weird places, I am always on the watch for something new! I have discovered a way to enjoy two of my favorite things, well perhaps three when you think of organization. I am a major coffee drinker and periodically I treat myself to the Starbucks or Godiva chocolate coffee drinks you can buy … Continue reading

5 Essential Organizing Tips For Scrapbooking Stuff

Organizing could almost be considered a hobby all on its own. Many people actually enjoy the process of organizing and seem to almost always have some project going at one time or another. I love to organize, especially when it comes down to my scrapbooking. Being able to find something fast is important as well as a prime key to my productivity. Here are five scrapbooking tips to get you organized: 1. Paper Organization – There are multiple ways to store paper, but the ones that seem the most common and the easiest would be the following: cube shelving put … Continue reading

Tips to Remember When Spending on Scrapbook Supplies

With tax season over today, and everyone shuffling to get those last minute returns filed, I thought I would remind you of some good ways to spend your money on scrapbooking supplies. I don’t know too many scrapbooker’s who don’t purchase something for themselves with the tax money they get back. Here are a few tips to spending wisely. The Dollar Per Use Rule – Before you spend any money at all on a scrapbooking tool or supply, be sure that it is something you really think you will use. Keep in mind that there is a dollar to use … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Week In Review for April 16th to April 22nd

This week has been a week for organization and finding storage solutions, for all those scrapbooking supplies we tend to accumulate. Next week, I will begin focusing more on specific supplies, and storage options for them. Hopefully, you found lots of useful information in the organizational articles already, and that you have begun preparing yourself for a clean and beautiful room. Monday April 16th Monday kicked off our week with a Week In Review for April 9th to April 15th. Following our weekly review was an article titled No Camera’s Allowed!, featuring ideas and solutions for when there are no … Continue reading