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Archive for July, 2010

Think Inside the Box– The Photo Storage Box, That Is.

Sometimes we have more pictures than we have time. We get into scrapbooking with the greatest of intentions— we want to preserve all of our memories to show them off later. One thing that’s common among scrapbookers, though, is that they tend to bite off more than they can chew. With all the awesome scrapbooks, album, embellishments, and other supplies… it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Don’t worry, though. Take a deep breath, relax, and know that your photos will be safe until you get around to putting that scrapbook together. Memory Scrapbooks has a great selection of photo storage boxes to hold you over.

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These boxes are just as decorative as our scrapbooks and photo albums, so your pictures will have a beautiful place to reside while they wait to be put in a scrapbook. You’ll even be happy to pull these boxes out when you have company over. Your friends and family can flip through the photos in the boxes and enjoy all of those memories. It might even be a good opportunity to get some scrapbooking feedback. While your friends are looking through the pictures, ask them what they think a good theme for a scrapbook might be. It’s always great to get feedback!

It’s National Ice Cream Month

July is smack in the middle of the summer, and nothing says summer better than a nice scoop of ice cream!  Why not make an ice cream themed scrapbook to commemorate one of the best features of the season?  Take some ice cream pictures and get rolling!

Have a Sundae Sunday

Create a sundae bar at your house one Sunday afternoon.  Here are a few tips for getting your sundae stuff together:

  • Get a few different flavors of ice cream and line the tubs up on the table.  Have a scoop ready for each.
  • Set out individual bowls for everyone that will be there.  Make sure you have spoons, too!
  • Get a few different toppings for your ice cream.  Nuts, candy, sprinkles, different syrups, and whipped cream.  Have some cherries to put on top.
  • Let everyone make their own sundae.

national ice cream month memory scrapbooks

Ice Cream Scrapbooking
When you’re ready to scrapbook your ice cream extravaganza, get a nice light-colored scrapbook.  You can even have your kids make paper ice cream cones to use as embellishments.  Have fun with it!

Make sure you take pictures of the sundae bar before everyone starts eating.  Take pictures of what everyone’s sundae looks like, and get a few shots of them eating.  (You might want to have a few napkins on hand, too!)

Keep Your Kids Around when the Summer is Over

Scrapbook summer memory scrapbooks

The summer is about halfway over (hard to believe, we know!).  You still have a lot of living left to do out there.  But you need to have back-to-school time in the back of your head.  In the three months that your kids are home over the summer, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take pictures of them.  They’ll be running around, swimming, playing ball, and doing all sorts of things.  It’s the perfect opportunity for you to create a summertime scrapbook.  That way, when they go back to school, you’ll have something to look at.

Because, let’s face it, our kids might wear us out over the summer.  They’re like beings with virtually endless energy.  They’ll run around from sunup to sundown.  We can’t always keep up.  So there’s going to be a bit of relief when they walk onto the school bus for the first time in the fall.  You’ll finally have a day to yourself.  But if you find yourself lonely for the energy of summer, you can pull out your summertime scrapbook.  Our kids might wear us out, but we love them anyway!

So grab a scrapbook from and start putting your kids’ summer down on the page!

Scrapbook for National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic Month, and it’s a perfect opportunity to scrapbook!  Picnics are great fun when you can get the whole family together.  But in order to get the best pictures for your scrapbook, you need to have an awesome picnic! has some picnic tips for you to get started.  Make sure you bring your camera!

Memory Scrapbooks national picnic month

  • A city or state park naturally lends itself to a great picnic.  There are picnic tables, bathrooms, and plenty of room to run around.  But there are other great picnic options, too!  Try the beach, a zoo, botanical gardens, the grounds of a museum, a public pool, or even your own back yard. Just make sure you have permission to picnic at the location you choose.
  • You also need some activities to do at a picnic.  Think about flying kites, playing volleyball, badminton, croquet, or soccer.  You could even do some bird watching!
  • What’s a picnic without food?  Nothing!  Your picnic menu is important.  You could go with simple sandwiches, or you could get a bit more elaborate with grilled burgers and dogs. Remember dessert, too.  Cookies are perfect for a picnic.

Get out there and enjoy National Picnic Month.  Have fun, take some pictures, and make a great scrapbook!