Preserve your memories and family history
Whether you're a beginning or avid scrapbooker, this easy-to-understand guide gives you expert tips for taking great pictures; organizing and storing your photos; and creating attractive pages using color, borders, and more. Create beautiful albums to pass on to future generations!
Discover how toChoose the right toolsSelect a color conceptCreate a layout gridAdd borders and journaled elements
It doesn't matter if you've never experienced scrapbooking up close and personal, this guide will tell you everything you need to know, without spending too much brainpower.
"Scrapbooking Like Pro" covers everything there is to know about scrapbooking. In fact, some people have called it the "Scrapbooking Manual." It's like having your very own scrapbook expert that you can reference and ask questions anytime that you need to.
You're going to discover so many things on how to create beautiful scrapbooks with little effort. Not only will you discover new and exciting layouts, but you'll also learn extra bonus tips to actually teach people.
There are also step-by-step instructions with illustrations & pictures to show you how to create your own scrapbook flowers, transparencies and rub-ons, pearlized flourishes, and faux stitching.
Here's Just Some of the Things You'll Uncover With "Scrapbooking Like Pro":
- Discover how to prepare for your scrapbook.
- Learn how to quickly organize all your photos.
- Find out exactly how to crop you photos like the pros.
- Discover how exactly to get started on your scrapbook venture.
- Learn how to create your own scrapbook flowers.
- Learn how to add embellishments to your scrapbook.
- Discover how to get started on your first page.
- Learn how to create your own transparencies and rub-ons.
- Find out all the insider time saving tips .
- Discover new exciting layout ideas.
- Find out how to create your own pearlized flourishes
- Learn how to host scapbook parties easily and effortlessly.
- Learn how to do faux stitching
- Discover the easiest and least expensive way to design a theme for your album.
- Learn how to choose the size and style of your album.
- Discover how to use cardstock properly
- Learn all about all the tools you will need to create your album correctly.
- Plus much MUCH More!
Oodles of embellishments can leave you overwhelmed, wondering how to use them on a page. Or maybe you're just tired of using the same ol' techniques. What you need is a resource full of fresh ideas for using all those embellishments.
The Scrapbook Embellishment Handbook is your go-to guide for using embellishments—from hot new materials like acrylic and chipboard, to old standbys like stickers and stamps. And don't forget buttons, brads, eyelets, rub-ons and all those digital kits! With 17 sections, each devoted to a single embellishment, you'll come away with lots of creative solutions for embellishing pages. More than 130 layouts—including a before-and-after gallery—illustrate just how embellishments can bring your pages to life.
With 51 step-by-step techniques, ranging from super simple to super special, you'll see how to make the most of your embellishments. Learn how to:Brighten acrylic with alcohol inkAdd color and texture to bradsStitch a ribbon bouquetDress letters with decorative tapeTransfer photos onto metalAdd much more!
Life is full of rules, both written and unspoken - and scrapbooking is no exception. Rules are great guidelines, but they can quickly become boundaries that stifle creativity. It's time to Cut Loose and break free from the confines of typical scrapbooking to breathe new life into your pages.
With tons of great layouts that illustrate how to break 30 common scrapbooking "rules," Cut Loose is bound to spark a bit of rebel in you, and get you creating in fresh new ways. Layouts illustrating how to break rules like "only good photos should be used" and "patterned paper must match" will open your eyes to conventional rules you might not even realize you're following, then show you how to push yourself to create without limits.
Dare to be different with:Creative challenges for breaking the rules in the bookStep-by-step instructions for fun techniques like making custom stamps, flocking letters, creating pompoms and embossing paperMakeovers showing the same layouts both following and breaking the rulesA gallery of over 120 cut loose scrapbook pagesLearn how to ignore the "shoulds" and really Cut Loose.
Ordinary scrapbook pages get the job done, but why stop at good when you can Kick it Up!? Get ready to infuse your layouts with a bit of spice and take them to the next level.
Inside Kick it Up!, more than 180 layouts—including 70 before-and-after pairs—show you how to take your projects up a creative notch. With ideas for backgrounds, photos, titles, embellishments and journaling, you'll never run out of clever ways to spice up scrapbook pages. Plus, a gallery of kicked-up layouts illustrates how to pull it all together to create fabulous pages.
Add flavor to your scrapbooks with:Hand-cut backgroundsCreatively chopped photosEye-catching titlesEmbossed embellishmentsLight-hearted journalingAnd much more!Whether you're stuck in a creative rut, or just ready to take it to the next level, flip open Kick it Up! and add some spice to your life.
If you have stacks upon stacks of photos just waiting to be put to good use, turn to the amazing ideas in Get It Scrapped! to fire up your creative engines! Whether your photos are digital files or prints, everything you need to know for organizing your images, analyzing what you have and making a plan for the layouts you'd like to create is right here at your fingertips. Author and artist Debbie Hodge offers her unique methodology for creating several common page types in this must-have resource.Learn how to scrap a variety of page types including events, everyday life, collections, moments, the world around you and yourself.Discover a wealth of information on basic page formats, album types and sizes, photo storage and organization, creative journaling, photography and more.See how three featured artists approach the craft and the unique ways they put their own personal spin on the stories they share.Broaden your skills to design two-page layouts, create focal point blocks, design secondary groupings, tell a story in pictures and much more.It's time to shake the dust off that photo box, lay those snapshots out on the craft table and get scrapping!
Forget feeling overwhelmed by stacks of photos. It’s time to get down to basics and Start Scrapbooking!
Packed with everything you need to know to dive into the craft, Start Scrapbooking redefines stereotypes, showing you can have fun and scrap in simple ways. Along with more than 100 fresh layout ideas, you’ll find all the essentials for getting started and staying on track. Determine your goals and then stock up on the tools of the trade. Set up your space and keep it organized. Find your starting point, then design layouts following basic principles. Plus, find a gallery of theme ideas for scrapping every occasion.
Start Scrapbooking your memories with:
§ Info on all the essentials: supplies, organization, design, writing and more
§ 100+ simple but creative layouts
§ 20 step-by-step basic techniques
§ Bonus layout sketches
Perfect for beginners looking to get started as well as any scrapbooker looking for simple ideas, Start Scrapbooking will help you record your memories with ease.
Have you ever wondered about an ancestor you know only as a compelling face in a faded family photograph? Imagine discovering an entire book on this ancestor's life -one that described the world in which he lived and detailed his dreams, accomplishments, disappointments, and the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime. The Legacy Guide helps readers create such a book. Designed for writers and non-writers alike, it outlines a simple, intuitive, and highly flexible framework for turning your personal history-or that of a loved one-into a treasured family heirloom.
It's been said that everyone has a story to tell, but anyone who has sat down to record his or her life story will tell you that there were moments of feeling completely overwhelmed and frustrated. Introducing the innovative program Facts to Memories to Meaning, The Legacy Guide takes you step-by-step through the seven stages of life-such as childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, etc.-to recall moments long forgotten and to discover their significance. And it helps you fashion these pieces together, much as you would a scrapbook, into a creative and compelling whole. Full of engaging and instructive quotations from the famous and the not-so-famous who have committed their stories to paper, The Legacy Guide will inspire you to capture the milestone events that have given shape to your life and allow you to weave them into a book that preserves this legacy for generations to come.
Getting started can be the hardest part of scrapbooking–but it doesn't have to be. Starting Points shows you that inspiration for creating a scrapbook page can come from anywhere: an old photo, a conversation, beautiful architecture or even a clever ad in a magazine.
In Starting Points, author Linda Harrison teaches you how to open your eyes to all the starting points around you, then illustrates how they can lead to an attractive and meaningful page. You'll be inspired to take favorite photos, memorable notes, trendy new product and more and use them to fuel fresh new layouts bursting with personality and style.
Starting Points helps inspire your scrapbooking with: 120 unique layouts Images of the original starting points that inspired every layout, including cute quotes from kids, receipts, vacation snapshots, patterned paper, party supplies, paint swatches, brochures and more Tips for brainstorming unique ideas–and for creating your best layouts yet
Let Starting Points inspire you to breathe new life into your scrapbooks–from start to finish!
Express your unique self in wonderful and fascinating ways--with Collage Crafts Gone Wild, you will take your art to a whole new level, experimenting with new techniques and combining materials and objects in more ways than you can imagine!
With Collage Crafts Gone Wild: You'll discover 24 fierce step-by-step projects from 13 of your favorite North Light authors, including Kelly Rae Roberts, Traci Bautista and Josie Cirincione. You'll work with unique materials like foil, plaster, leather, and molding paste (to name just a few!) alongside everyday art supplies like paint, paper, stamps and fabric. You'll explore exciting new techniques for dyeing paper and fabric, transferring images to fabric and wood, and painting with beeswax. You'll create meaningful and personal masterpieces, including canvases, posters, jewelry, albums, mobiles, banners and more! So go ahead and go wild--add Collage Crafts Gone Wild to your artistic library today!
Big memories don't require big pages. You can showcase your most important moments in irresistible, adorable mini scrapbooks!
Outstanding Mini Albums is filled with inspiration, ideas and instructions for creating mini scrapbooks of all kinds, from cleverly embellished store-bought albums to books made completely from scratch. Fifty fabulous illustrated projects show you how mini albums are perfect for scrapping lots of photos quickly, displaying your memories around the house, and giving as one-of-a-kind gifts.
Step by step, you'll learn to:Make pre-made albums all your own with fun themes and original embellishments.Reinvent everyday items like coffee cups and CDs as pages for handmade mini books.Master new techniques, like crafting faux epoxy letters and homemade buttons.Give your creativity a mini makeover! When a scrapbook page seems too small but a whole album seems too big, Outstanding Mini Albums will help you get it just right.
Add a bit of vintage detail to your collage work! In Delight in the Art Collage, Lisa M. Pace shares an abundance of mixed-media techniques and leads you step-by-step through 40 vintage-inspired projects!
Inside, you'll find projects that focus on textiles, metal, paper, beeswax, and more. You will follow along with step-by-step instruction for beautiful creations such as: A felted wool and zipper-trim fabric collage built upon a background of lace and doilies A mobile (like you've never seen before!) featuring photo-transferred metal embellishments A wildflower-inspired collage of vintage book pages, aluminum punched flowers, and faux resin leaves Easy and fun mixed-media techniques that span a vast variety of materials make this the most delightful offering yet from one of North Light's most beloved artists.
The arrival of a new baby is the perfect time to start scrapbooking. Better Homes and Gardens Let's Start Scrapbooking for Baby gives you tons of ideas, advice, and inspiration on how to capture precious moments of your baby's first year and turn them into timeless scrapbook layouts that you (and your baby) will cherish for a lifetime.
Better Homes and Gardens Let's Start Scrapbooking for Baby takes the guesswork out of scrapping and gives you expert guidance on everything you need to make the ultimate scrapbook for baby, from the supplies you need now and what you can add later to tips of preserving baby memorabilia to the best ways to apply fun and functional paper crafting applications and embellishments. More than 200 fresh scrapbooking ideas for the first year of baby's lifeIncludes "Let's Get Started Scrapbooking Step-by-Step Guide"Bonus ideas and advice on how to photograph newborns
Whether you're a seasoned scrapper or are just venturing into paper crafting, Better Homes and Gardens Let's Start Scrapbooking for Baby shows you how to create a priceless and irreplaceable family keepsake you'll turn to again and again. Now get scrapping!
If you're feeling overwhelmed with stacks of photos, or stuck in a scrapbooking rut, look no further for answers and inspiration! The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages will help you find the creative spark, and motivate you to try exciting new things in your layouts.
Inside, you'll find: Over 500 never-before-seen traditional, digital hybrid layouts 50 sketches for both 12 x 12 and 8 1/2 x 11 pages Hints, tips and creative ideas for enhancing your layouts A variety of topics and themes, including: birthdays, holidays, seasons, babies and kids, pets and special occasions Don't be discouraged—get inspired with The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages!
For scrapbookers tired of the same old same old, Scrapbook Asian Style! is chock full of new ideas, art, and inspiration for creating beautiful scrapbook craft. It's perfect for experienced scrapbookers who are looking for something new to try in their layouts and for beginners who love the distinctive look of Asian design—or who simply want to make a splash with something special.
With 150 projects from several accomplished scrapbook artists, such as a Buddha Light Switch Cover and Grandma's Origami Brag Book, this inspiring reference provides tons of ideas as well as step-by-step instructions on how to add pizzazz to layouts with Asian colors, motifs, fabrics, papers, text and brushwork.
Dozens of fun and exciting materials and techniques are used to give scrapbook layouts an Asian feel—including rub-ons, Asian characters, Chinese seals, die cuts, pressed flowers, patterned paper, handmade paper, washi paper, fabric, letter stickers, stamping, embossing, distressing, Chinese calligraphy, paper weaving, faux batiking, journaling, origami, digital effects and more.
Scrapbookers of all levels will find ideas to document and celebrate special memories and occasions—including vacation, baby layouts, "all about me" pages, grandparents and grandchildren layouts, family portraits, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, baby showers and holidays.
When scrapbook supplies start to overtake your workspace, know that you're not alone. Just Ask the Masters! In Organizing Your Scrapbook Supplies, the Memory Makers Masters have joined forces to help you make the most of your space–and your stash.
Whether you have a designated scrap room or a coveted seat at the kitchen table, getting organized will make you more efficient, more productive and even more creative. Learn to: Create a storage system that works for you regardless of the size of your space. Organize everything from runaway rub-ons to tangled ribbon to neglected digital photo files. Craft innovative and affordable space savers, such as repurposing hanging shoe holders for your chipboard alphabet, tackle boxes for your brads, and spice racks for your prettiest stamps. Be ready to crop on the go at a moment's notice. With sidebars full of bonus tips and a gallery of layouts from the Masters, Organizing Your Scrapbook Supplies will have you bursting with inspiration. Get organized like a Master and soon you'll be feeling like one, too!
As a bonus this ‘how to’ scrapbook incorporates a complete 12 week weight loss plan *including* detailed meal sample ideas, setting your weight loss goals, and a comprehensive 12 week schedule that includes a fitness outline of cardio and strength training that is simply designed and focuses on the successes of the beginner.
Follow the weight loss scrapbook layout designs as you completely personalize your own journey and create something that will motivate and excite you and produce a beautiful weight loss journal that you will cherish for years to come.
If you are already a scrapbooker you know that it is an activity that reduces stress so it works in perfect harmony with your weight loss goals. By providing motivation, relieving stress and a complete guide to accomplishing your goals you are ready to win this time.
Weight Loss Scrapbooking encourages innovation, no need to confine yourself to ‘traditional’ weight loss or scrapbooking layout methods. Get funky and unique in your activities and the way you record them.
Scrapbook your weight loss journey will record for you how absolutely fabulous you feel and look to anyone who sees your scrapbook layouts. You will become an inspiration to yourself and to others.
By utilizing the well known fact that keeping a journal has a 10 times greater likelihood of succeeding in your goals. Whats a more beautiful way to maintain your weight loss journal than scrapbooking? It might even make the whole process that much easier.
Creating nice layouts that reflect your fun and achievements are a great way to celebrate your hard work and dedication. You love scrapbooking and strive for creative success. Combine this with scrapbooking your weight loss success and week by week build your motivation to succeed.
Do you snack during your scrapbooking sessions? Healthy snacks for the scrapbook table are included. How do you fit in exercise into an already busy and hectic day? Quick ‘fit’ tips and tricks are found in chapter 13. Make sure you get a snapshot of yourself doing these and put them in your weight loss scrapbook.
Your authors Autumn Ayla Craig - a long time scrapbooker and Cynthia Carpenter - nationally certified personal trainer and nutritionist got together to create “Weight Loss Scrapbooking” Scrapbooking Layouts for your Weight loss Journal.
Autumn Ayla Craig uses her expertise as a scrapbooking layout marvel to document her own weight loss journey and lays it all out for you using some phenomenal layout ideas for you to document your progress.
Including pages for journaling, favourite recipes, and silly family photos, you’ll have great fun scrapbooking your weight loss diary.
Scrapbooking your weight loss will turn your hobby into a fun and healthy tool that you can use to boast to your friends and family about your accomplishments - and why not? We all like to show off a little bit.
Regardless of what stage your weight loss journey is at, whether you are just in the planning stage, already in the process, or have already reached your goal weight, scrapbooking your weight loss into a book will make fitness fun.
Make scrapbooking your treasured memories quick and easy on your wallet. In Time to Scrap, Memory Makers Master Kathy Fesmire shows you dozens of techniques and shortcuts to save you time and money while still creating fabulous layouts you can be proud of. Ideas include using common household items to stamp, piecing together scraps to form embellishments and adding the look of handstitching to your layout, without the needle and thread.
Inside you'll find:Step-by-step demonstrations of innovative scrapbooking techniques that will make your layouts pop120 eye-catching layouts that are sure to inspireA clock with each layout indicating how long each will take to completePage sketches you can use for your own fabulous layout design
There's a dialogue waiting to happen on your worktable. The Art of Expressive Collage will teach you to listen to what paper and glue, ink and paint have to tell you. From the fear of messing up to the excitement of letting things flow, you'll come to see the common thread in the bits and pieces you collect. You'll discover new ways to think about arranging these bits in your work as you express yourself with lines, smudges and translucent layers.
Beyond using paper and glue you'll discover:The best places to hunt for and gather ephemeraHow to prepare various papers for collage using staining and embellishing techniquesAn understanding of the elements of design and compositionTips for making unique marks, adding photos, creating textures and much more Begin a new chapter with your art; see how the techniques inside The Art of Expressive Collage can help you express a brand new voice!
We hope you enjoy this journal published by Whispering Pine Press International, Inc. Enjoy reading, learning, and writing ideas. We are working to provide your child with quality learning opportunities. We hope you enjoy spending time with your child, so you can help them be the best that they can be. My Adoption Celebration, A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift. Please give us feedback or any questions or suggestions that you may have.
Don't hide all your creativity in albums. Show it off! Go beyond the boundaries of your scrapbook pages and pull out all the dimensional stops. All it takes is some inspiration, your stash of supplies and an empty place on the mantle.
Show it off! gives you the tools for putting your creativity on display. Each chapter provides tons of project ideas like collage frames, clocks, shadow boxes, mini albums, boxes and photo cubes. Comparisons of the same projects - in layout and display format - illustrate what makes a project great for display. Plus, many of the projects are popular album sizes, letting you easily adapt the ideas to create traditional layouts.
With Show it off!, you get everything you need to take your projects out of the album and into real life.Over 120 project ideas, many in popular album sizesStep-by-step instructions and photosTips for creating dimension, binding mini albums, choosing frames and moreComplete supply lists for every piece of artGet ready to turn flat into fabulous. It's time to break out of the album and Show it off!
Long gone are the days of accenting precious heritage photos with bland papers and embellishments. It's time to shake things up by honoring your family's life and times with a colorful new energy. In Modern Memory Keeper you'll learn to create modern heritage keepsakes that celebrate the generations who have shaped your life as well as family memories in the making.
Inside you'll discover:Unique ideas for showcasing and preserving vintage family photos, memorabilia and ephemeraInnovative ways to gather stories from your family's history and convey them in your pagesHelpful tips and tricks for making the most of your digital tools to scan and restore damaged photosSixteen creative step-by-step techniques for taking your scrapbook projects to the next levelLet Modern Memory Keeper be your inspiration for creating a visual memoir that will breathe new life and color into your family's richly unique history.
This scrapbook is especially designed for adopted children to help them to remember their unique and sometimes complicated journeys through life. Scrapbooking provides an outlet of expression that may not be available in any other form. Families get involved and show their adopted children how much they love them by helping them fill in the pages of this book.Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood has written My Adoption Celebration Scrapbook to keep those special memories, reflections, and thoughts in a safe place for your adopted child. Help them fill it with photographs, memoirs, stickers, and awards to complete the book of memories that will be treasured for life. You can even add any information to this scrapbook that you may obtain prior to your child’s adoption so that they know more of the special people who cared for them until their adoption took place. As they grow and add more to their scrapbook, you, along with the rest of the family, will spend hours browsing through the scrapbook and remembering all of those special times together.
Sure you have lots of scrapbook pages about your kids, your dog, your vacation, and maybe even your spouse. But what about those people you share a special bond with, who may be even closer than family? Your close confidants. The ones who know just what to say to make you laugh. You know...your friends!
With Fabulous Friendships, you'll be inspired to create friendship scrapbook layouts that document a wide variety of relationships. From early friendships, when the biggest hardship was figuring out who would be the banker in Monopoly, to cyber friends across the globe, to that best friend who's always been there for you, these relationships and many more are featured in inspiring layouts by authors Kitty Foster and Wendy McKeehan and their accomplished contributing artists.
So whether it's a princess tea party you'd like to commemorate, a bachelorette weekend or just sitting in the waves at the beach laughing at nothing in particular, grab a copy of Fabulous Friendships, pull out the photos of your fabulous friends and start scrapping!
As a professional genealogist, I’ve seen enough skeletons come dancing out of closets to get a respectable conga line formed up. But they’ve always been metaphorical skeletons.
When genealogists Sophreena McClure and Esme Sabatier are called on by Detective Jenny Jeffers to help figure out who the corpse in the backyard of her father’s house is, they reluctantly agree. Known for figuring out the unusual, Sophreena and Esme do their best to uncover the mystery behind the corpse, and the glass coffin he’s buried in. Word soon spreads about the bizarre burial site, leading the people of Morningside to “adopt” the corpse and begin leaving mementos in memoriam for him. But when the body of a young woman is found near the memorial, the duo has another task on their hands: to dig into the past of the house’s previous owners. Could the clues to a recent murder finally help this soul rest in peace?
It's not hard to remember life's big events, like your son's birthday or your annual trip to the beach. But finding fresh ways to scrapbook these events, to commemorate them in a way that means as much as the event itself - that can be tricky!
With 120 fresh layout ideas, Remember This will inspire you to scrap a variety of creative layouts during every season of the year. With pages featuring multiple photos, numerous styles and a variety of events and activities, there's something for every scrapbooker.
Brighten your memories of each season with: Layouts expressly designed for holidays, seasonal activities and special occasions 10 fully illustrated techniques - try a new technique to add some sparkle 15 multi-photo layout sketches - capture the moment from every angle Checklists for keeping track of seasonal events - don't miss the first bloom of spring A calendar template to plan a month's worth of scrapping - create the time to scrapbook those seasonal memories Whether you're a seasoned scrapper or new to the craft, Remember This gives you everything you need to keep scrapbooking all year long.
We all find ourselves with a lemon or two - you know, those photos you get when the lighting is bad or your child runs out of the frame. And when they happen to be your only images of an important event or a special memory, that's when things get really sour.
It may be impossible to perfectly capture every moment, but that doesn't mean you can't turn flawed photos into fabulous layouts. When Life Gives You Lemons shows you how to:Use embellishments, transparencies and journaling to disguise photo flaws and minimize distracting backgrounds.Work with blurry, cut-off or poorly framed photos to enhance the theme of a page.Infuse page designs with energy to draw the eye away from imperfections.Edit your images in Photoshop Elements to correct color, remove glare, convert photos to black and white and more.Life doesn't have do-overs, but with When Life Gives You Lemons as your guide, you won't need them! Bring your most perfect memories to life on the page - less-than perfect photos and all.
Scrapbooking can always be quicker, less complicated and more productive. The secret is knowing the tips and tricks to do it right.
Inside Scrapbook Secrets, author Kimber McGray reveals 50 simple secrets to help you scrap better, complete more layouts and have fun along the way. You'll learn insider info on the easiest ways to get the job done, how to make do in a pinch and new techniques that may surprise you. Plus, get 50 extra tips that will make you say "Aha!" over and over again. More than 75 projects illustrate these must-know secrets in action.
Get the scoop on how to:Fit multiple photos on a pageFake a hand-stitched borderLine up a straight titlePick the proper inkAlter chipboardCover journaling mistakesAnd more!With all the info you need to know to be a better scrapper, Scrapbook Secrets will be your new best friend.