Assembling a Basic Tool Kit

Every scrapbooker should have a basic tool kit where they store all the essential supplies that they need for a scrapbooking session. However, the types and brands of the items that fill the kit, will be different for every single scrapbooker. Here are what a typical basic tool kit contains and what to keep them in. First, you need to figure out what you want to put your items in. Many scrapbookers use a tackle box or utility box, however I prefer some type of clear container. This allows you to see inside so you know exactly what you have. … Continue reading

Decorate on a Dime – The Basics (2)

Looking to start a home decorating project, but don’t have a lot of money? Decorating your home is expensive, yet often makes your home feel better and more relaxing. So how do you go about decorating an entire home, yet saving money in the process? Read on. More – Discover I started this section in the last article, but I have more to say on discovering where to get your decorative items and home furnishings but save in the process. Many second hand items, have imperfections that can be repaired, but some are damaged beyond repair. This doesn’t render the … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Basic Storage Methods

Basic storage is important for better scrapbooking results. Having your basic items at your reach, or stored in areas where they can be immediately accessible while you are creating a layout, is extremely beneficial. It can make for a much more productive crop time. However, dishing out loads of money when you are just getting started can seem like a waste. There are several options. Totes/Wheeled Carts A tote or wheeled cart is a terrific option when you are just starting out. If you don’t have a ton of supplies, they can hold all of your items easily. And the … Continue reading

Top Five Basic Scrapbooking Supplies

A beginner to scrapbooking can be overwhelmed by all of the tools, gadgets, embellishments and supplies that almost seem needed to create beautiful layouts. With all of the items for sale in a scrapbook shop, it’s a wonder that many people consider scrapbooking an expensive hobby. However, it really isn’t. It can be rewarding, satisfying and can preserve every memory you are desiring, for not much money at all. These are the top five basic scrapbooking supplies that you need to get started in this wonderful hobby. 1. An Album – I do not ever recommend a spiral type album … Continue reading

8 Basic Scrapbooking Color Tips

Here are a few color tips to use and think about when creating layouts while scrapbooking. 1. Keep Your Eyes Open – Look all around you for great color palettes and colors that work well together. Pay close attention to advertisements, nature and even interior decorating samples and clothing combinations. 2. Keep an “Idea Journal” – You can keep a small notebook in your purse or bag and jot down ideas as you see them. You can even sketch a layout and then use colored pencils to convey what you would like the color palette to look like when finished. … Continue reading