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P.S. – Check Out the Pink Stamper!

MyPinkStamper.com

One of my favorite things about working at MemoryScrapbooks.com is that it’s actually part of my job to keep up with what all the fabulous scrapbookers out there are up to. Pretty cool, I know! And the truth is, I really haven’t come across a bad scrapbooking blog in my travels. The beauty of this craft is that every scrapper brings their own unique personality to their albums, and I always discover something new and fantastic I can appreciate and bring to my albums, too.

However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy and learn more from some bloggers than others, and I’m a terrible liar! Plus, it’s getting quite close to Christmas, and Santa doesn’t like a liar very much at all. So in all honesty, one of my go-to favorite ladies is Robyn from MyPinkStamper.com. Many of you may already be familiar with The Pink Stamper, but if you aren’t, her blog is a definite must-follow! Robyn includes all the necessary ingredients for a wonderfully complete blog, from lovely layouts to inspirational instructional videos that teach you new tricks, and offer fun and fresh ideas. And most importantly for me, she lives a life worth taking pictures of, and shares her journey.

Even a blog full of the most sparkling, fantastic layouts and ideas I have ever seen loses it’s luster after awhile if the author never tells me her story. Robyn brings it all to the scrapbooking table – from Swine Flu to Marathons to her BFF Vacation. And as long as we’re on the honest path, I have to mention that her glass half-full positive outlook is refreshing. I understand that not every day can be the best day we have ever had, and I’m definitely guilty of being a grump from time to time, but it’s nice to be reminded that the bad will pass, there is much to be thankful for, and when the going gets tough, there are always Caramel Apples and Cricut Videos just a click away!

Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween Scrapbook

The big night has almost arrived, so we wanted to share some last minute tips to help you capture all the Halloween fun and frights in your scrapbook this year.

  1. Most important – have your camera ready! Are your batteries charged? Is the memory card already busting at the seams? Don’t wait until the last minute to find out your camera is out of juice – check it now!
  2. Take a few minutes at the start of the night to get pictures of everyone in their costumes. Once the kids are out trick or treating, or the party get started, it will become difficult to gather everyone for those group shots.
  3. Think about themes based on costumes – if your son is going to be a scarecrow, try adding a few pieces of hay to the page!
  4. Don’t forget the details! Take pictures of your decorations and of any spooky houses you see in the neighborhood.
  5. Start collecting some Halloween scrapbooking supplies and embellishments, if you haven’t already.
  6. Look for other seasonal images online that you can use to compliment your pictures.
  7. Carving pumpkins this year? Don’t forget to take a picture or two or any other traditional fall activities you do.

Happy Halloween and happy scrapbooking all!

Dress Up Your Scrapbooks – Just in Time for Halloween!

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s no surprise that people are starting to look for unique and creative ways to dress up their Halloween scrapbooks. But what about all of the other scrapbooks you’ve made over the years? Don’t they deserve the same attention? This week, as you prepare for the holiday, don’t forget about other things that need to be dressed up. Your scrapbook collection can be made even better with just a little extra attention in the form of embellishments.

Scrapbooking embellishments really celebrate the beauty of your pages, so it’s important to use them to only make your scrapbooks better. If you have a few pages that could use some sprucing up, feel free to let MemoryScrapbooks.com help. Our selection of scrapbooking embellishments are sure to delight. Not to mention, they’re priced well so that you can feel free to make each and every page shine through.

Dress up your scrapbooks this October with embellishments from MemoryScrapbooks.com.

Scrapbook for the Cure!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s time to start putting your scrapbooking talents to good use. This month, as you search for projects to do in between fall decorating and Halloween, take some time to really give back to the cause and show your support for breast cancer survivors by making and donating pink scrapbooks. Great for fundraisers and perfect as auction items, pink scrapbooks centered around the fight against breast cancer can be your way to give back to the cause.

One way to do this is to organize a Pink Scrapbooking Circle where breast cancer survivors can share their journey through beautiful scrapbooks. Another way would be to work with a local charity and auction off a selection of pink scrapbooking supplies. Or, if you’re feeling daring, put your scrapbooking talents to the test by creating a scrapbook auction with proceeds going to the breast cancer charity of your choice. It’s really up to you! Just remember to support the cause this month with your scrapbooking skills!

Q&A with MemoryScrapbooks.com

Q – “My older brother recently got married, so as a gift for his wedding. I was given the suggestion to put together a scrapbook for them. I really like this idea but I have never scrapbooked before. Can you please tell me where to start and what I need to put together a scrapbook for their wedding? – Kathleen, PA”

A – Hi Kathleen! You should start by looking for an album to put your pages in. There are many styles and sizes to choose from, including scrapbooks with frames and leather scrapbooks. The choice is up to you! After you pick out your album, you will need to get all your basic supplies such as acid free paper for each page, embellishments to add to your designs, scissors and glue. You may also want to get different colors and types of paper to change things up a bit from the standard white. Once you have all of your supplies, you can start designing the pages using layout suggestions or templates. Once you have your design figured out, before you start gluing things in place, you should lay out everything to make sure its fits and works for you. If you have trouble, MemoryScrapbooks.com has many different design tips in the blog, as well as the “album ideas” section. Hope this helps!