Oct 31, 2010

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Beginning Scrapbooking

I’m addicted to scrapbooking and will gleefully help addict anyone else who will listen! Scrapbooking is just a fabulous craft.

Consider this your first lesson in scrapbooking. With this collection of guides I hope to help all the scrapbooking “newbies” to grow and thrive at this craft, and to help you nurture and develop your creative inspitration. In the first lesson, we’re going to look at some of the buzzwords, common terminolgy, tools and technques used in scrapbooking. After lesson 1, you will feel more comfortable about how to put together a layout, and how to protect your photos and memorabilia using photo-safe and archival products in a creative way.

I’ll first of all begin by telling you a little bit about my own scrapping history. At this point I’ve been scrapbooking for 4 years and have completed 6 family albums, 8 holiday albums, 2 wedding albums, 4 ABC books, and 4 gift albums for my grandmothers. And I’m creating new themes all the time! It’s the fact that I’m completely HOOKED on scrapbooking that keeps inspiring me with new ideas. Scrapbooking is a craft that combines everything that is important to me. I was already filling hard drives with digital phots of my kids, but because I wanted something physical I’d print them off and put them in photo albums.

It was only when I saw a friend’s scrapbook that I realized what a wonderfully creative form this was for my pictures and everything that went with those pictures. Now all our trips and holidays are documented and I have my daughter’s cute sayings immortalised in my ABC book.

Scrapbooks are a way to put the backgroun to the pictures, and are so much more than the who, what, where, why and when. They are a great way to record family traditions, the many funny incidents of childhood, favourite things, achievements…all the things that come together to paint a portrait of our lives.

They are also an excuse to use all these great toys!! So with that said, let’s get to scrapping!

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