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Scrapbooking Favorite: Embellishment Glue Stick

Scrapbooking Adhesive Glue Stick

Scrapbooking Adhesive Glue Stick

If you need something extra strong to keep your keepsakes, photos, and embellishments in place, then it’s best to check out our awesome Embellishment Glue Stick. Made with super strong yet gentle adhesive, this glue stick is acid free to keep your photos safe, plus, it’s non-toxic, so it’s safe to use around your family.

This glue stick is great for scrapbook decorating, plastic, wood, felt, fabric, light metals, paper, cardboard, and photo adhesion, plus, it dries clear while drying permanently so you get a clean finish on any of your projects. Factor in the strength (it can hold a penny!) and you’ve got a scrapbooking adhesive that’s simply a must-have when you’re putting together your next project.

Get your scrapbook embellishment glue stick today at MemoryScrapbooks.com and have it on hand the next time you need to put together an award-winning scrapbook layout!

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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.

photo storage box memory scrapbooks

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!

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 MemoryScrapbooks.com 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!  MemoryScrapbooks.com 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!

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!

Bring Your Crafts Together: Scrap for Knitting and Crochet

crochet

More often than not, you’re not going to pigeonhole yourself into doing one kind of craft.  And with that said, you should be able to use one craft to enhance the other.  So why not come up with a creative way to store some of your favorite knitting and crochet patterns?  You can put a scrapbook together that’s both beautiful and functional!

  • Get all of your patterns together and make a page for each one.  It doesn’t have to be too fancy. Just get them in there in a way that’s easy for you to organize them.  You could organize them by color, type of project, or alphabetically.  It might be a good idea to use scrapbooking paper in a similar color to the yarn you’d use for the project.
  • Once you’ve completed a project, you can take pictures of it to put next to the pattern.  Have someone model the ponchos from the front and back so you can see the all-around look.  It’s nice to take pictures of all of your crafting projects so you can remember your work— especially if you give it away as a gift.

You can also use your crochet skills to create some cute scrapbooking embellishments.  Here’s a pattern for a small crocheted butterfly that you can use in your crochet scrapbook:

Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Notes: 1 round completes the butterfly. All of the stitches on Rnd 1 are worked in the Ch 3 ring, and stitches need to be pushed toward the beg of the rnd as you crochet.

Rnd 1: * ch 3, 2 tr, ch 3, sl st **, [ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st] twice, rep from * to ** once, [ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, sl st] twice.

Fasten off.

If you don’t already know how to knit or crochet, now is the perfect time to learn!  Let your love for one craft feed another.

We Love Southern Belle Scrapper!

Today we are proud to introduce our new friend, Southern Belle Scrapper.  This website is a blog dedicated to one scrapper’s true passion for the hobby.  She provides many amazing instructions for home made crafts and embellishments that you can add to any of your own scrapbooks.  Her projects are beautiful and deserve to be seen by as many people as possible!

One project that caught our eye, was the “Pushing Up Daisies” cookie container.  This cute craft is a fun project for the whole family and can really come out looking nice!  The flowers and bees found on the cookie container also help showcase the springtime.
pushing up daisies

So join us in giving our new friend a warm welcome and make sure to check out all of the wonderful crafts and information that you can find at Southern Belle Scrapper.

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