Family History Scrapbooking by Becky Higgins

Many people start scrapbooking because they have many heritage photos that they want to preserve. The problem is that preserving and recording ones ancestors can be a daunting task. Becky Higgins’s new book, Family History Scrapbooking, will help simplify the process and put you on the right path for preserving your family’s history. The book is divided into 6 chapters, each focusing on a different step in the family history scrapbooking process. All of the information is presented as answers to questions. A question is at the top of most pages and then Becky writes her answer to the question. … Continue reading

New Product Line From Becky and Lisa

Lisa Bearnson, and Becky Higgins, have partnered with Cropper Hopper to bring us a new line of organizational products. They debuted their new products last month at CHA in Anaheim. I got a firsthand look at the products and thought that I would share them with you. In case you are not familiar with Lisa and Becky, here is a quick bit of information on them. Lisa Bearnson is the founding editor of Creating Keepsakes Magazine and co-author of 3 books. She also hosts the monthly QVC’s Creating Keepsakes hour. Becky Higgins is the contributing editor of Creating Keepsakes magazine … Continue reading

New Product Line From Becky and Lisa – Part 2

Organization is at the top of the list for many scrapbookers, although it can also be one of our biggest challenges. Lisa Bearnson and Becky Higgins have developed a new organizational system along with some fun décor items that will help make our scrapbook areas look both organized and beautiful. In part one of this article, I shade information about the Crafter’s Cube that Lisa and Becky have developed. Now, I would like to share the rest of their new line with you. Rail System. They have developed a storage system that consists of different hand storage shelves and containers … Continue reading

Our Family Scrapbooks by Lisa Bearnson and Becky Higgins

Looking for some inspiration to create a meaningful scrapbook album for yourself or family? I have found a book full of inspiring ideas on creating a variety of albums that your family will cherish. Our Family Scrapbooks by Lisa Bearnson and Becky Higgins gives us a chance to look at many of the albums they have created. The book is divided into six chapters where they share different types and styles of albums that they have create to document their family history – both past and present. One of my favorite parts of this book is that each of the … Continue reading

Use a sketch, create a layout

This past weekend I had the great opportunity to attend the Creating Keepsakes Convention here in Arizona. This has been an annual tradition for me for the past six years. I was able to enjoy time with friends while attending some fun classes and browsing around the vendor faire. One of the classes I attended was a layout sketches class taught by Becky Higgins. She was such a down to earth, friendly person who is well known for her layout sketches. We worked on two layouts, using two of her sketches as starting points. Here is a picture of one … Continue reading

Sketches: A Simple Way to Scrapbook

Scrapbooking becomes more complicated everyday. With all the new techniques to try and new embellishments and styles, it’s so hard to keep up. Using sketches to create layouts, is a fast and simple way to get more done. Several years ago, Becky Higgins of Creating Keepsake’s fame, came up with an idea for sketches, which are penciled drawings (or sometimes digitally created), that provide the “basic recipe” for a scrapbook page. They are simply guidelines for creating a beautiful page without all the hard designing work. She promptly put out a book titled Becky Higgins Creative Sketches for Scrapbooking. She … Continue reading

Get Inspired: Simple Layouts

I am always on the lookout for simple scrapbook layouts. Why? Because viewing other’s work often inspires me and the simpler the layout, the faster it gets completed and into my albums. I don’t always scrapbook in a simple style. Sometimes a layout can take me a few days to complete with several different techniques featured and other times, simply a few minutes, with only one or two techniques. Often when I have lots of pictures from an event, and I want to scrapbook all of them, I choose simpler layouts. They are finished and put into my albums for … Continue reading