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Using Quotes in Scrapbooking

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but words are important, too!  That’s why it’s usually a good idea to use some fun, inspirational, or personal quotes in your scrapbook.  They can add a little bit of meaning to your pages.  Here are some of our favorites here at MemoryScrapbooks.com.

For Kids
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Unknown
“Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.” – Robert Gallagher
“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

About Love
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – from Annie
“A day without you is like a day without honey.” – Winnie the Pooh
“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.” – Unknown

Pets
“A dog wags its tail with its heart.” – Max Buxbaum
“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull
“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’” – Dave Barry
“The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat.” – Jules Renard

Memory Scrapbooks is on Facebook!

MemoryScrapbooks.com is on Facebook

We know how much you love our blog and our website— but did you know that we’re on Facebook, too?  It seems like everyone is on Facebook these days, and it’s a great place to get in touch with people that have the same interests!  Check out MemoryScrapbooks.com on Facebook and see what our friends are up to.  It’s the perfect place for you to discuss what you’re scrapping about.  You can even share some of your page layouts!

Our Facebook page is also a good way for you to get in touch with us.  Post something on our wall if you’ve got questions about the way certain products work, etc.  Other people might have the same question!  We love seeing scrappers helping one another out.  There’s no question to big or too small.  Some of our friends might be able to suggest new ways for you to use some old card stock.  Or maybe you don’t know where to begin with that vacation scrapbook.  It never hurts to ask!  We’re sure our friends are just teeming with ideas.

Get on the discussion board and share your scrapbooking passion.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Hand Stamp Scrapbook

scrapbook your handprints

When babies are born, the hospital staff usually gets prints of their hands and their feet.  It’s done in order to get an idea of the baby’s size.  But it also creates a cute little memento of your child’s first few moments in this world.  There’s no reason to stop the stamping fun, though.  You can create a cute little hand stamp scrapbook in the years to come.  It’s a great way to mark your child’s growth and get them involved in scrapbooking all at the same time!

Get stamping

  • You can use the feet stamps provided by the hospital to get your scrapbook going.  But you can also do a more colorful version when you get your baby home.  Either way, you definitely want those “new baby” prints in your book.
  • As your child grows, let them pick out some fun multi-colored scrapbook paper.  You can get some non-toxic paint and have them stamp their own hand onto the paper.  Try to get some contrast.  Don’t use green paint on green paper— no matter how much your child might want to!
  • You can probably cap this project off when your child turns 12 or so.  By that point, their hands will probably be done growing.  If you want to continue the project, you might have your child create little hand print art projects to include, instead.

Scrapping and Crafting on the Go

waiting room

There’s that old saying that idle hands are the devil’s handiwork.  Now, we’re pretty sure that you’re not going to get yourself into trouble if you don’t have any scrapbooking to do— but why take the chance?  We all end up in situations where we have to sit in a waiting room.  Whether we’re at the doctor’s office or somewhere else (and, seriously, who wants to read an ancient Glamour magazine, anyway?), we could all use something to do while we wait.  So here are a few ideas to take your scrapping and other crafts on the road.

  • Choose a craft that requires a minimal amount of supplies.  That means you won’t be taking around your entire 3-Ring Scrapbook with you!  But you can certainly make little scrapbooked bookmarks.
  • If you do other crafts, you can load yourself up with macrame, origami, or crochet projects, too.
  • Think about how much room you have to carry things around with you.  If you have a bigger purse, you have a few more options.  But generally, you want to think about the amount of crafting supplies you can fit into a quart-size zipper bag.
  • Keep several different combinations of bagged craft supplies handy, so you can always grab one before you head out.

There’s no reason to keep your scrapping tied down.  Everyone here at MemoryScrapbooks.com hopes that your traveling scrapbooking might inspire those around you to get crafting themselves!