Planning Your Scrapbooking Crop (2)

Now that we have begun our discussion on planning your scrapbooking crop and we have discussed the food and beverage, as well as the invitations, there are still a few other things we need to look at in hosting a scrapbooking crop. There are so many different ways to host one, you will need to decide if you want it to just be basic and simple, or if you want to follow a theme and decorate and have contests and more. In the meantime, let’s take a look at two other areas of concern. Supplies and Tools Most crop hostesses … Continue reading

Planning Your Scrapbook Crop (1)

We started out talking about setting up your scrapbooking crop, because making sure you have the space to hold it is one of the most important steps. If there isn’t enough workspace scrapbookers will have a difficult time getting work done. Now it is time to talk about planning for the crop. Each of these categories are areas you must think about when you are planning your crop. Hosting a scrapbooking crop can get expensive, so you also have to think about the cost involved, and if you can cut costs anywhere. Some hostesses charge a $10.00 fee which goes … Continue reading

Setting Up a Scrapbooking Crop

You have decided that you want to host a scrapbooking crop, and we are going to naturally assume that this will take place at your home. This is a really fun way to get together with your girlfriends, have a blast, share ideas and get some scrapbook pages complete. There are many steps to creating a successful scrapbooking crop, and we will delve into those as we go along. The first step in the whole planning phase, after selecting location and for this article, we are going to be assuming it is at your home, you will now need to … Continue reading

Scrapbooking on a Camping Trip

As avid outdoors man, or woman I guess, it is no wonder that I enjoy camping so much, as do my children. However, sometimes when we go on a camping trip, we find ourselves with some down time that we don’t know what to do with. I miss my scrapbook space, where I often retreat when inspiration kicks in. So several years ago, we began scrapbooking on our camping trips. In fact, we have an upcoming camping trip that we are preparing for, and I am trying to decide what to bring and spending some time assembling some kits to … Continue reading

Scrapbook for a Friend

Scrapbooking is always fun whether you do it alone or you are with a group. It can be even more fun if you are helping out a friend and visiting with friends too. Recently I got together with a group of friends to scrapbook a dear friend’s daughter’s first year album since my friend has some health issues that were preventing her from finishing the album. This was an all day project with some really fun results. There were several things my friend did before the day we arrived to get ready for the big event. These are things that … Continue reading

Creating Page Kits

Putting together page kits can be a huge time saver when you are ready to sit down and create layouts. A page kit is a collection of photos, patterned paper, cardstock, and embellishments that you want to use on a layout. This is especially helpful to have when you are going to a crop so that you don’t have to haul loads of scrapbook supplies that you won’t even use. I’d like to share some tips I’ve learned about creating page kits that should make it easy on you. First choose your photos. Since photos are usually the most important … Continue reading