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Archive for September, 2009

Don’t Let Those Memories Go Missing!

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Your photos are more than just a collection of snapshots. They’re a legacy that’s meant to be treasured and passed on through the generations! If you’re like most people and have lost touch with your favorite memories as a result of a disorganized photo drawer or shoebox, take some time this autumn to get it together. Don’t just stuff away your photos into a box or envelope. Keep them safe and secure and organized so that they can be enjoyed for many years to come.

At MemoryScrapbooks.com, preserving memories is our main goal. We want to help you and your family keep the memories alive by offering a great selection of photo albums and scrapbooking supplies that you can use to create stunning tributes and collections of your favorite moments. Made to be of archival quality and ideal for making your memories last a lifetime, the photo organization and storage supplies from MemoryScrapbooks.com are must-haves.

So go ahead. Start taking those photos out of shoeboxes and making something beautiful. MemoryScrapbooks.com has everything you need to get started.

The Scrapbooking Essentials

Whenever you embark on a scrapbooking adventure, you definitely want to create something unique and exciting for each page. Creating unique and colorful pages each with their own embellishments is what makes scrapbooking so much fun!

However, there are essential scrapbooking supplies that every scrapbooker must have when putting together a masterpiece. MemoryScrapbooks.com put together a list of essential supplies that every scrapbooker must have:

1 – Red eye remover pen – There is nothing worse than having pictures with red eye all over your amazingly designed scrapbook.

2 - Pattern trimming scissors – Trim your photo edges with squiggly scissors to give your scrapbook that funky edge.

3 – Embellishment glue stick – If you want to add flare to your scrapbook, an embellishment glue stick is your right hand man. Embellishment glue sticks hold an extra strong bond for all your sticking needs especially when decorating with plastics, wood, felt and light metals. It can even hold a penny!

4 - Stencil templates – So you have gone through all of your stickers and embellishments, and you are looking to add something fresh. Stencil it on for an authentic look!

5 -Refill pages – Have you ever had a brilliant idea for a scrapbook but didn’t have a page left in your book to add it to? Refill pages are always good to have in case you have a creative blowout. This way you never have to worry about running out – so keep a good stock of refill pages because you never know when your creativity is going to go wild.

Get all of these supplies and more at MemoryScrapbooks.com.

Scrapbook Those Field Trips!

Back to school season is already in full swing and you know what that means: field trips. If you or your child are planning to attend a field trip in the near future, be sure that you’re saving the memories and preserving the experience by creating a Field Trip Scrapbook. Filled to the brim with all the things that help to make your trip experience special, these unique and fun field trips can be great additions to any personal collection or classroom, especially when you want to keep those school day memories alive for a lifetime.

If you’re thinking of scrapbooking your field trips and really making the experience one of a kind, consider a few of these tips from MemoryScrapbooks.com:

1.Bring along your digital camera or at least a disposable camera to take pictures of educational and historical sites and exhibits. Be sure to use the flash when needed to get great photos, but be careful. Some field trips don’t allow pictures in certain areas or flash can become impossible when dealing with a glass museum case.
2.Keep your ticket stubs or entrance passes to use in your scrapbook.
3.Grab a few brochures for the site on your way out. These can be used to add personality and flair to your scrapbook pages and set the tone for your scrapbook.
4.Pick up some souvenir stickers or postcards at the gift shop to commemorate your trip.

Tips and Tricks to Successful Scrapbooking

Putting together a scrapbook not only captures lifelong memories, but it should also be an enjoyable experience. Gathering photographs from past occasions and creating a scrapbook to display them in makes for a great hobby and a great gift. There are limitless tricks and techniques to use throughout your scrapbooking adventures and below are a few suggestions you may want to consider on your next scrapbooking project!

-Wrap ribbon or use buttons to add emphasis to photos.
-Use plastic credit cards to spread glue over large surface areas. No more sticky fingers!
-Create a page title by cutting out letters from patterned paper.
-Pair colored photos with black and white photos.
-Include your favorite quotes on cardstock to adhere to the page.
-Utilize ink stamps to add an element of uniqueness.
-Add a white mat to make your photo pop.
-Experiment with fine and bold-tipped pens for different looks.
-Crumple your cardstock to create a new texture.
-Tilt photos to create an energetic “movement” on the page.

There are multiple tips and tricks to make you more efficient when scrapbooking and these are just a few from our list. What tips and techniques have you learned and picked up along the way over the course of your scrapbooking projects?