Memory Scrapbooks Blog Just another WordPress weblog 2011-08-01T19:12:26Z WordPress http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/feed/atom/ scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[Scrapbooking Back-to-school Memories]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=416 2011-08-01T19:12:26Z 2011-07-29T19:07:02Z 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!

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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[Quotes for your Scrapbook]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=410 2011-07-27T13:27:04Z 2011-07-27T13:27:04Z 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?

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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[10 Great Scrapbook Album Themes]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=403 2011-07-14T16:28:46Z 2011-07-14T16:28:46Z 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!

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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[Cherish Recipes with a Scrapbook]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=394 2011-07-08T19:37:30Z 2011-07-08T14:30:03Z 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!

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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[Honor Servicemen and Women with American Flag Scrapbooks!]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=391 2011-07-04T04:00:25Z 2011-06-30T03:57:05Z American Flag Scrapbook

As we said before, the July 4th holiday is a big thing for most of us and as we look for new ways to celebrate and honor the troops at home, there is something that you might not have tried yet: patriotic scrapbooking.

Great for giving to an member of the armed services as a gift or just for keeping together all of those July 4th memories, patriotic scrapbooks can be one way for you to celebrate Independence Day within your home. Simply gather up photos of July 4th picnics and fireworks, or keep it military themed with military scrapbook embellishments and snapshots from your time (or your loved one’s time) in the armed services. Either way, it’s a wonderful and moving tribute to our nation’s independence and it’s a good reminder for all of those who have contributed to our nation’s freedoms.

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the 4th, consider making a patriotic scrapbook with an American flag scrapbook from our selection.

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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[Pay Tribute and Save the Memories with a Patriotic Photo Box]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=388 2011-07-04T03:56:40Z 2011-06-25T03:48:29Z Patriotic Photo Storage Box

With Independence Day just around the corner, many of us are thinking of ways to show patriotism right at home. Some of us hang flags out front. Others go to watch fireworks and participate in parades. The July 4th holiday is an important time for many of us, but there is something that you can do at home that you might not have thought about.

If you or a loved one has served in the military, it’s likely that he or she has lots of photos from the journey. Why not get all of those photos organized in a Patriotic Photo Storage Box from our selection. Made to be archival safe, our photo storage boxes are a great way for people to save those important photos without ever having to worry about discoloration or fading.

Able to keep your military photos organized, our Patriotic Photo Box is a great way for you to do something special to honor the men and women of the armed services right within your home. Stay tuned -we’ve got another great patriotic idea for you to try too!

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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[Scrapbooking During the Shower]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=385 2011-06-21T20:41:09Z 2011-06-21T20:41:09Z baby scrapbook photo

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.

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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[Summertime Scrapbooks Start with Scrapbook Kits]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=380 2011-06-14T18:30:26Z 2011-06-14T18:30:26Z 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.

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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[10 Ways to Decorate Your Pages]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=373 2011-05-23T16:05:26Z 2011-05-23T16:05:26Z 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!
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scseo http://MemoryScrapbooks.com <![CDATA[Make the Memories Last with a Wedding Scrapbook Album]]> http://blog.memoryscrapbooks.com/?p=370 2011-05-23T15:15:41Z 2011-05-15T15:06:49Z 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.

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