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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.

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  • 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?

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!

Scrapbooking During the Shower

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Scrapbooking has quickly become a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a great, creative way to preserve and share some of your most treasured memories. Some scrapbook lovers have shared and passed on their love through hosting scrapbooking parties. One variation of a scrapbooking party is a scrapbooking baby shower.

Baby Scrapbook showers make a fun and unique party theme, and provide a personal gift for the mother-to-be and baby.

Instead of sending guests regular store bought invitations, make your own from scrapbook supplies. Use baby themed colors and supplies. Along with the information normally included on an invitation, explain that the theme of the party is scrapbooking, and that everyone should bring enough scrapbook supplies to make a two page layout to give to the expecting mother.

Unless you’re going to provide all of the supplies, you should also include a list of supplies to bring to the shower. Paper, cutouts, baby themed stickers are just a few examples of items you can list.

During the shower instead of playing the normal baby shower games, each party guest will design a two page layout for the mother-to-be’s scrapbook. This way after the baby is born she only has to paste the photos of her newborn bundle of joy into the already designed pages.

Scrapbooking baby showers are not only unique and fun, but they also give the new mother and baby a wonderful shower gift that will last a lifetime. To make your page more personal for mom and baby, write a personal message of congratulations or good luck on one or both of the pages you design.

For great baby scrapbook layout ideas, and to find scrapbook materials visit Memory Scrapbooks.

Summertime Scrapbooks Start with Scrapbook Kits

baby at the beach

Summertime is the perfect time for scrapbooking. There are vacations, backyard BBQs, weddings, graduations…there are just so many special moments that tend to happen during the warmer summer months. So, if you’ve been looking to scrapbook and haven’t figured out the perfect time to start – now is the time!

So where to begin?

Well, at MemoryScrapbooks.com, we’re the perfect place to start looking for summertime scrapbook supplies. From Pioneer scrapbooks to embellishments that make your pages shine, our selection of scrapbooking supplies is the first place to look when you want to start a summertime scrapbook of your own. Not sure what you need? The easiest way to get what you need is to start out with one of our scrapbooking kits.

Scrapbooking kits are perfect for putting together with the kids or on your own – whichever you’d rather. They include the scrapbook, paper, scissors, photo mounts, and other crafting supplies you need. All you need to do is sprinkle in some creativity and your favorite photos of summertime moments.

Make your first summer scrapbook and make the memories last with summertime scrapbooks and scrapbooking kits from MemoryScrapbooks.com.

10 Ways to Decorate Your Pages

Decorating your scrapbook may be one of the best parts of scrapbooking, but sometimes, it can be easy to get stuck. If you’re a scrapbooker who is looking for some new ideas, check out this list of then different ways to decorate your pages:

Scrapbook Layout

  1. Add pressed flowers, leaves,  shells, seeds, or other organic materials to give a page a more natural feel.
  2. Use ribbons instead of paper as a photo border. It’ll add so much more dimension!
  3. Don’t be afraid to make your own embellishments. Many of us buy the pre-made ones, but if you want a scrapbook that’s truly unique, get cracking on some original embellishments!
  4. Have an empty page next to your scrapbook layout to use for journaling. Have a loved one (or yourself) write down the memories that surround the photos on the opposite page.
  5. Include non-traditional scraps, such as ticket stubs, receipts, program pages, or newspaper clippings in with your pages.
  6. Play with texture by using texture papers or fabric as part of your scrapbooking layout.
  7. Use photos of all different shapes and sizes. Use craft scissors to cut out different borders or shapes.
  8. Swap supplies with a friend. Get together with a fellow scrapbooker and ask to swap supplies so that you both get a unique decorating perspective.
  9. Use postage stamps, stickers, or stampers to add something special to your pages
  10. Use paint, colored pencils, crayons, or markers to make your own designs and embellishments – all you need is some creativity and imagination!

Make the Memories Last with a Wedding Scrapbook Album

Wedding Scrapbook

Now is a very special time of year, as many couples are preparing to take the next big step and become husband and wife. If you or someone you love is getting married this season, it’s best to give a gift (or create a keepsake) that can keep the memories of this special day alive. Luckily, to make that happen, MemoryScrapbooks.com offers a beautiful selection of wedding scrapbooks and wedding photo albums to keep your memories as vibrant as the day you said, “I do!”

Made to fit your wedding theme with classic white and ivory designs, our wedding scrapbooks and photo albums keep your wedding photos organized and elegantly displayed, so you’ll always want to flip through the pages to remember the special occasion. Each scrapbook or photo album from our selection is made using archival-safe materials, so you can be sure that your photos won’t fade or discolor with age. Plus, with so many great designs to choose from, it’s easy for you to find the perfect photo album or scrapbook.

Gift yourself or someone you love with a thoughtful wedding album from our selection.

Capture the Special Moment with a Prom Scrapbook

prom photo

Prom season is here and if you’re looking to attend a prom of your own (or if you have a daughter, friend, or sister who will be attending), it’s important to remember that this night is going to be unforgettable. The memories made, the dresses that were worn, the songs that played as you danced the night away are all very special. So, why not capture the memories within a treasured heirloom that can be enjoyed for many years to come?

At MemoryScrapbooks.com, we want to make prom night perfect for you, so we offer prom scrapbooks that are perfect for filling up with your favorite keepsakes and photos. Snapshots of prom night, ticket stubs, pressed flowers, your place card, or even that coat check ticket are just a few of the things that you can put into a prom scrapbook to make it feel special. Remember, prom is an amazing experience that should be remembered always. With a prom scrapbook, it’s easy to keep those memories alive and well preserved.

All of our prom photo albums and prom scrapbooks are made using archival-safe materials and can withstand the test of time without discoloring your photos. They are durable, flexible for expanding photo collections, and beautiful, so you know you’re getting the perfect album for treasuring your memories.

Get your prom photo album or scrapbook today at MemoryScrapbooks.com.

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May 7th is National Scrapbooking Day!

scrapbooking party

Yay! It’s National Scrapbooking Day and to help you celebrate, we have some great ideas on how you can share scrapbooking with others in your family, circle of friends, or even your community!

Start a Scrapbooking Circle: Great for networking and ideal for getting the most out of your scrapbooking experience, a scrapbooking circle can be a great way for you to meet other scrapbookers and swap tips. You can even set up monthly supply sales/trades that can help you keep your scrapbooks fresh and vibrant. Meet weekly, biweekly, monthly, or whenever suits you all best!

Make a Friendship Scrapbook: Have a friend you’ve been wanting to thank? Why not make him or her a scrapbook that celebrates your friendship? Start out by making a few pages on your own, and then, when you give the scrapbook to your friend, ask that you work on it together. You can spend hours upon hours commemorating your history together- and having a whole lot of fun!

Have a Scrapbooking Party: Have family members that love to scrapbook? Get everyone together for food, fun, and of course, photos! Scrapbooking parties can be a great way for you to set aside time to work on your latest scrapbook while encouraging scrapbooking with those you love. Play around with different layouts, embellishments, and techniques as you munch on snacks with those you love. So much fun!

How will you be celebrating National Scrapbook Day?

Spring Clean Your Photo Collection

photo storage box

It’s that time of year again – spring cleaning time! If you’re bogged down with tons of scrapbooking supplies, photos, and crafting goodies, it’s time to get things under control and spruced up. After all, it’s a busy time of year and you can’t afford to not be organized! So, to help you along, MemoryScrapbooks.com has come up with a handy checklist of things that you can do to spring clean your photo collection, as well as your scrapbooking area. Ready? Let’s get started:

  • Go through all of your photos that aren’t in albums and look for any duplicates. Can they be tossed?
  • Check through envelopes of photos to see if there are any that were developed but didn’t come out right. Toss ‘em!
  • Next, review your scrapbooks and photo albums and see where you can add in some of those loose photos.
  • For the rest of the photos you can’t use, pack them away neatly in an album or a photo storage box.
  • Speaking of storage boxes, keep your scrapbooks and albums  stored on a shelf or in a box where they can be protected.
  • Then, head to your scrapbooking area. Gather up scraps and organize them neatly in envelopes, drawers, or bins.
  • Take your tools and give them a good dusting. Put them away neatly.
  • Clean off your work surface and give it all a good once over with a clean rag.

Now those are just a few things you can do to get started. How do you spring clean your scrapbooking supplies?

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