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Archive for April, 2009

Katie The Scrapbook Lady Keeps It Cool And Creative!

As a scrapbooker, it likely goes without saying that you have a keen eye for the fun and funky – the bright and beautiful – the colorful and cool – the amazing and awe-inspiring. That’s right, we know you’re awesome! So, where are we going with all this awareness and flattery? It’s actually somewhere we already went – we went to visit Katie the Scrapbook Lady at ScrapbookLady.typepad.com. And we definitely liked what we saw!

A writer who isn’t a reader isn’t going to be writing anything very creative for very long, just like a scrapper who isn’t checking out what other scrappers are up to isn’t going to scrap creatively for very long. Sometimes all it takes is seeing one beautiful picture, like any of these gorgeous Earth Day Pictures Katie posted, to inspire a new, fresh album of your own! We like to keep on top of what other scrappers are up to, and we think the ScrapbookLady has a scraptastically funtastic blog we’ll be turning to time and again! Apart from gorgeous photography, there’s super unique layout ideas, wonderful deals, a personal, friendly writing style, tips that apply to all types of scrapbooking, whether you’re a traditional scrapbooker, digital scrapbooker, or you just want to try your hand at one of these super fun Badge Albums and see how terrific tiny can be!

Did I mention the ridiculously Fun Buttons! Those you’ll have to see to really appreciate the amazingness! We’re sure you’ll find Katie the Scrapbook Lady as interesting and fun to follow as we do, so head on over for a cup of creative!

Everything-About-Scrapbooking.com – A Wonderful Scrapbooking Resource!

Hello Fellow Scrappers! We’ve been browsing the web quite a bit lately looking for other fun blogs we think you’ll enjoy, and happily stumbled across Everything-About-Scrapbooking.com (Yeah, the name kinda says it all!). This upbeat, informative site is ideal for scrapbookers at every stage of the game, from bright-eyed beginner to seasoned scrapper. In addition to the fun and inspirational layout ideas, there are wonderful Scrapbook Tips (I love #29 and #35 of the 50 Scrapbooking Tips On The Go), awesome ideas for Scrapbook Quotes, and a handy Beginner’s Scrapbooking Guide, among so much more!

If you’re sometimes overwhelmed by all the amazing options scrapbooking offers, Everything-About-Scrapbooking.com is a great read for putting it all back into perspective. Scrapbooking is about having fun and cherishing your memories in as creative and interesting a way as possible. Don’t let yourself get bogged down by searching for the ideal page color or embellishment. Enjoy the process, know that there are no mistakes, and free your creative spirit to produce your personal perfect. Grab a cup of coffee and head on over to Everything-About-Scrapbooking.com – we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do!

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day!

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On May 3, scrapbookers around the country will gather together to celebrate their craft during National Scrapbooking Day. This fun and festive holiday is a great opportunity to connect with other scrapbookers in your community, or even start your own scrapbook.

National Scrapbooking Day was first created by the National Scrapbooking Association as a way to celebrate and promote the art and craft of scrapbooking by honoring with a time for other scrapbookers to get together, host events, and celebrate the magic and skill involved in creating memories that last a life time. Thousands of people around the nation (and sometimes even the world!) celebrate and participate in countless scrapbooking events that occur on the day or during that week.

Take a look in the local newspaper or community calendar to see if there’s a scrapbooking event lined up in your area. If there isn’t, consider organizing one or choosing to have a scrapbooking party at your home. Invite your friends and family, stock up on snacks, and enjoy a day filled with scrapbooks, embellishments, and great memories.

Do Your Part for Mother Earth

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On April 22, people around the world will gather together in support of Mother Earth. Earth Day is a wonderful occasion for anyone, no matter what his or her beliefs in the environment. Earth Day promotes the gathering together of people in support of a cause – our own planet – so that we can ensure a better future for the human race. It’s really that simple…and wonderful.

MemoryScrapbooks.com is ready to do its part to help the environment this Earth Day by offering a great selection of Natural Paper Albums that are sure to delight anyone. Made from natural materials, these photo albums are a much more eco-friendly way to store and catalog your memories while reducing your environmental impact. Not to mention, these photo albums are archival quality for even better storage capabilities. Styled beautifully, these photo albums are the perfect fit for your home.

Catalog your Earth Day activities and other favorite events with one of these great albums from MemoryScrapbooks.com!

Easter Scrapbooking Tip: Picking the Right Symbols

Easter Basket

Scrapbookers like us already know that the holidays are a great source of inspiration for scrapbooks. However, when it comes to putting one together for Easter, where can you even begin? To help you put together the perfect keepsake designed with Easter in mind, MemoryScrapbooks.com has come up with a great list of symbols present throughout the Easter season that make for great accents or focuses in any of your scrapbook layouts.

Easter eggs: Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times and often represent new life.

Easter bunnies: The rabbit was a symbol of abundant new life in ancient times, and reminds us of spring and new life.

Baby chicks, bunnies, ducklings, or other baby animals: Baby animals born in the spring also represent spring and new life.

Easter lilies: These white blooms symbolize new life as well as Jesus.

Lambs: Represents Jesus, “the Lamb of God”

Crosses: Symbolizes Jesus’s triumph and resurrection.

Palm branches: Represents when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday and people waved palm branches, welcoming him.

Springtime flowers: Daffodils, hyacinth, crocuses, lilies and tulips bloom in the spring, and symbolize spring and new life.

Pastel or bright colors: Also show new life but draw inspiration from nature.

Once you’ve chosen your symbol, incorporate it into your Easter Scrapbook to capture the spirit of the season.

Easter Scrapbooks for Joyful Baskets

Easter Basket

Do you remember what it was like to get that perfect basket on Easter morning? What it filled with eggs? Candy? Little gifts? Baby chicks?

Easter baskets are a fun and festive way to celebrate the magic of spring with your family. This year, instead of thinking about going traditional for the occasion, do something a bit more fun and inspired and create an Easter Scrapbook for your children to enjoy!

To start, choose a festive scrapbook from MemoryScrapbooks.com. Next, fill it up with photographs of Easter mornings past, pictures of springtime flowers, baby chicks, bunnies, or other creatures that delight your child and capture the spirit of the season. Don’t forget to leave room for captions, little notes, and spaces for Easter cards so that your child can fill up this wonderful little book for many Easters to come!

After you’ve made your scrapbook, add it to your decorative baskets along with a few other yummy surprises!