Keeping Memories Alive Through Scrapbooks

scrapbook elementsScrapbooks capture little slices of history and preserve it securely for future generations. People use scrapbooks to record their personal lives, hobbies, children’s accomplishments, trips be it to Walt Disney Land, magical and spiritual pursuits, genealogy and many others. It presents a perfect way of keeping memories alive through its key feature of information rather than imagery. Photos are customarily labeled with dates, names, locations and people captured to present a beautiful way of preserving history.

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How to Document your Baby’s Life using a Scrapbook

scrapbook-babyAs a parent, you need to help your child remember how her upbringing was, by creating beautiful albums to cherish their early lives forever. A child’s scrapbook is among the most prized and treasured assets a parent can possess. You need to capture many of those first-time memories forever in an album and preserve the memories for many years to come. The first year of a child is filled with possibility, beauty and hope. Babies grow very fast, and they won’t be able to remember their first year unless we keep a chronicle about the same.

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9 Practical Ways to Save Money on Scrapbooking

drawScrapbooking is an awesome hobby and a great way to preserve history through photos. Hobbies are great fun but sometimes can be expensive. With all the different products, designs and embellishments involved, this art can turn out to be quite expensive. This calls for the need to look out for ways to save money on scrapbooks. By getting more organized, using supplies we already have and using recycled items, we can save a lot. Continue reading

How to Start Scrapbooking Business

Memories hold a sure and special place in our hearts. We capture these memories by documenting dates, start-businessvacations, births, weddings and other special events in our lives.  Storing these memories in scrapbooks is an idea that has been around for a long time. Today, scrapbooks are creative, decorated, colorful and everything imaginable. Whether you want to be a blogger, chiropractor, a roofer, psychologist or any other, standing out in any professional business is never an easy task. This guide gives business ideas and advice for entrepreneurs determined to start a professional scrapbooking business and those committed to building their web presence. Continue reading

How to Make Money Scrapbooking

money-onlineScrapbooking is a favorite hobby for many people. It involves displaying your favorite photos in a unique and beautiful way. You keep photos and keepsakes of a special event in a beautiful album for people to treasure. In the United States, scrapbooking is a big business attracting more than $1.5 billion in revenue. Many scrapbooking stores are open across cities, making it easy to find beautiful embellishments to kick off the art. People want something classic and elegant to remind them of their past wedding, promo, christening or any other special event. Continue reading

How to Become a Digital Scrapbooking Designer

scrapbookimgDigital scrapbooking involves creating 2D artwork by recombining various graphic elements. It is a form of scrapbooking done on a personal computer with digitally scanned photos and graphic software. If you are a tech-savvy scrapbooker, you might be wondering on ways to create innovative layouts for your album. You might also be wondering on how to become a digital scrapbook designer and how to design digital scrapbook kits. Look no further than here, as we are going to get you sorted. A number of tools are needed to get you started.

The Software

After a laptop, the second thing you need is a digital scrapbooking photo-editing software. There are different options available on the market, and you need to choose one that suits your budget, and one you are willing to spend some time learning how it works. Adobe Photoshop and GIMP are good options to get you started.

Designing Digital Scrapbook Kits

A digital scrapbook kit consists of graphic files that take the look of traditional scrapbook cardstock and other embellishments. As a digital scrapbook designer, you may use a variety of techniques to create your kit. Typically, you would need the following;

  • Layers – To allow you add multiple patterned papers to a digital scrapbooking page.
  • Shadows – Drop shadows help you add the appearance of dimensions to the various elements of a page. You may add graphic effects to layouts.
  • Textures – Texture filters help you replicate the appearance of textured cardstocks
  • Embossing Filters – Bevels and embossing filters assist in creating a sophisticated and elegant look to digital layouts

Creating Digital Layouts

layoutsIn creating a digital design, you do it much the same way you would do on a traditional layout. You layer papers and other elements on top of one another. Each paper, embellishment and photo exist on its layer in your document. You can re-position and modify them at your discretion. Be guided by your software to create a basic digital layout.

Copyrighting your Design

Learning digital scrapbooking and design is fun, but you could take your artwork to commercial levels. To sell your kits and get the best revenue, you have to copyright your work. It would be easier than ever to get a home job doing digital scrapbooking. You can sell your digital kits to other scrapbookers via your website and earn extra cash. Devote a fair amount of time to publicize and market your artwork on scrapbooking websites and other online forums.

Understanding Digital Scrapbooking

Scrap BookScrapbooking started out being all about papers, stickers, and adhesives. However, these traditional forms have been replaced by modern methods of scrapbooking. Today, more scrapbookers are using computers, software and digital photos, to create gorgeous scrapbook pages. What sets a scrapbook apart from photobook is the level of personal embellishment. There are modern digital scrapbooking apps that are typically lighter versions of desktop publishing applications such as Adobe InDesign.

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Scrapbook Gift Ideas

scrapbookThe act of giving a scrapbook as a gift is one of the most heartfelt and awesome things you can do when someone is having a significant life event coming their way. A good example is how every new mom would wish to have a scrapbook chronicling the life of the baby and present it to the child when they age. In a scrapbook with all the key work already done, the recipient will only need to stick their pictures and do the journaling in the book. You will save them a lot of time and efforts and present to them a beautiful way of displaying their treasured pictures.

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How to Organize Your Photos For Scrapbooking

scrapbook elementsThe chances are that you probably have thousands of photos in your computer or analog format, and you are wondering what is the best way to organize them in a scrapbook. Before anything else, create a backup that will keep your memories safe from disaster. In most cases, a progressive or chronological organization is a natural choice for sorting photos. However, when faced with a mountainous backlog, recreating an accurate chronology can be a daunting task. We are thus going to look at other more suitable ways of organizing your photos in a scrapbook.

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Scrapbooking Themes and Ideas

scrapbookingYou can create memorable scrapbooks using a suitable theme, template and ideas. Beginners get the idea of choosing themes to be quite confusing. You can decide upon a topic and build from there. Once you have chosen a theme, you can quickly sort out all the photos and description that belong to that theme. You can then choose the ones you want to use and discard those you don’t want according to the page layouts. To highlight the special moments for each occasion, those the photos that complement to the theme you have decided to work on.

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