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Scrapbooking Back-to-school Memories

With August nearly here, summer is flying by! Memory Scrapbooks hopes you’re prepared to go back to school in September. Back-to-school-time is a great time of year for scrapbooking! You’re bound to take tons of photos throughout the school year, and a scrapbook is a great place to display those memories. Here are some fantastic back to school scrapbook ideas and tips.

scrapbooking for back to school

  • Leave room on your pages for pictures of all shapes and sizes.
  • Give pages a fall-like feel by adding some stickers of leaves.
  • Make titles, words, letters, graphics or photos stand out by using a foam adhesive. A good example of a foam adhesive is our scrapbook adhesive foam dots. You can stack a few of the foam dots together to really make your graphics stand out on the page.
  • Use scraps of notebook paper when you write captions or when you’re journaling. This will give your scrapbook a great school-like touch.
  • If you’re short on time during school months, we suggest laying out your back to school scrapbooks school scrapbooks pages so all you have to do is insert pictures of all your fun school memories!
  • Be sure to include a page for your school photo!
  • Split the scrapbook into sections. This will make it easier to browse and find different memories. You can section your scrapbook by months, school year, school events, etc.
  • If the scrapbook is for a younger son or daughter, include pieces of their school work or some drawings they did.
  • To make a photo pop off the page – glue the photo to colored paper, then cut along the person’s silhouette before mounting it onto the page. Make sure you can see some of the colored paper around the person’s silhouette! It’s a fun shadow technique.
  • For a unique embellishment, mount a #2 pencil to a scrapbook page.

Visit us online at MemoryScrapbooks.com and purchase all of the materials you’ll need to make the perfect back to school scrapbook!

Quotes for your Scrapbook

When you’re laying out your scrapbook pages, one of the things you’ll want to think about adding is quotes. You don’t have to write your own quotes (although you can if you want)… you can find tons of quotes online. Here are some of our favorites, along with the people who said them.

quotes for scrapbooking

  • “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf Hunt
  • “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
  • “A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, and touches your heart.” – Kathleen Grove
  • “All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” – George Harrison
  • “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  • “Every moment is an experience.” – Jake Roberts
  • “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  • “I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.” – Marilyn Monroe
  • “If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.” – Marilyn Monroe
  • “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.” – Katharine Hepburn
  • “Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” – Bette Davis
  • “‘Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.” – Judy Garland
  • “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire

These are only a few of our favorite quotes to use when scrapbooking. What are some of your favorite quotes?

10 Great Scrapbook Album Themes

For some scrapbookers, one of the most difficult things about scrapbooking is deciding on a theme for their scrapbooks. Maybe these 10 great scrapbook album themes will help you decide.

So many themes to choose from - like a baby scrapbook!
  1. Sports Scrapbook – Record memories from the big game in a sports themed scrapbook. These are great for people who play sports, or if your child plays a sport. You can select a certain sport, or include a few. If you include several sports inside one scrapbook you should make dividers for each sport.
  2. Baby Scrapbook – Make a divider for every year of the child’s life. This is a great gift idea for anyone with children!
  3. Mother’s Day Scrapbook – Include things you’ve made your mother, pictures of her with family members, and any other mementos. Maybe on the first page you could write a poem with a nice border around it.
  4. Holiday Scrapbook – Do you have a ton of photos from Christmas every year? Display them in a holiday themed scrapbook! You can have one for each holiday, or combine certain holidays.
  5. Graduation Scrapbook – These are great to place on a table at a graduation party! Include all of their school photos, sports photos, and tons of random photos from every school year! You can also use dividers to separate each year.
  6. Military Scrapbooks – Design one for the solider in your life. Include letters mailed, photos and other things.
  7. Vacation Scrapbook – Remember that trip to Mexico two years ago? A scrapbook would be a great way to relive those memories!
  8. Honeymoon Scrapbook – What better way to cherish these special memories?
  9. Traveling Scrapbook – Include photos from vacations you’ve been on or states you’ve traveled to. A great idea for this scrapbook theme is to include postcards from the towns, states or cities you’ve visited.
  10. Movie-Goers Scrapbook – Do you love going to movies? Save the ticket stubs, and display your movie watching ways in a scrapbook. Next to each stub you can rate the movie on a scale from 1 to 5. This rating system can come in handy a few years down the road when you can’t remember if the movie you’re about to buy was good or not

Use your imagination and see what kinds of scrapbook album themes you can think of. Make sure to let us know if you think of any good ones!

Cherish Recipes with a Scrapbook

It happens to all of us. We find this amazing recipe for peach cobbler or rice pudding and after we’re done making the delicious dessert, we shove the recipe in a book or a recipe box. Not only is the recipe written on a plain white index card, but the handwriting it’s written in looks like a 2-year-old wrote it. You should take pride in your great-great grandmother’s cheesecake recipe. Display it in a recipe scrapbook.

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How to Bake Make Your Scrapbook

With these steps you’ll be able to display your recipes in a unique craft that you can cherish and pass down to your children.

  1. First choose a scrapbook for your recipes. If you have a lot of recipes to add to your scrapbook, you may want to choose a Snapload scrapbook. Snapload scrapbooks have expandable bindings, allowing for unlimited refills.
  2. If you want, design and decorate the cover of your recipe scrapbook. You may want to write “Family Recipes” or simple “Recipes” on the cover. Think of creative ways to do this. If you want to leave it plain, that’s fine too.
  3. Next, make recipe divider category pages. You’ll need five basic dividers – appetizers, soups and salads, main dishes, sides and desserts.
  4. After you’re finished with the dividers, sort through all of the recipes you want to include in the scrapbook. Sort them into piles according to the dividers you made.
  5. Lastly, design and decorate the recipe pages. When you’re finished, insert everything into the scrapbook.
  6. Make recipes, and enjoy!

Just a few things to keep in mind:

  • Have a plan. Layout pages to prevent mistakes.
  • Be as creative as you want
  • Don’t rush, take your time.
  • Most important, enjoy yourself and have fun!

Happy scrapbooking from all of us here at MemoryScrapbooks.com!