Not only is scrapbooking a great way to relax and unwind, and a way to show of your creativity, it is the perfect way to preserve memories from significant times in our lives and present them in beautiful scrapbook page layouts.
Gone are the days when we trawled though dull photo albums stuffed with photos. By creating a scrapbook you know all your very best photos will be shown and viewed in a wonderful way.
One of the most common reasons why people create a scrapbook is the birth of a baby. Although you can purchase books and find many ideas over the internet sometimes the best scrapbook page layouts are those that are totally created from your own scrapbook supplies.
There is nothing wrong with getting scrapbook ideas from other peoples designs however the sense of achievement will be far greater if your scrapbook page layout is totally your own idea.
Once you have created your scrapbook page layout you can post pictures to scrapbooking sites and hopefully help by giving others some great scrapbook ideas for their own designs.
This past time is becoming a community where quite often people will meet on a weekly basis to share their scrapbook ideas, tips and techniques and even exchange artist trading cards. Joining a group is a fantastic way to get inspiration new scrapbooking ideas as well as sharing what you have accomplished yourself.
If you are new to scrapbooking it is really easy to get started, you can use items from around your home or left over bits and bobs from your paper craft supplies. I would suggest you create one or two pages before spending huge sums of money to ensure this is a hobby you enjoy.
Scrapbook page layouts are a fun and visually impressive way of showing off your pictures. You can add scrapbook quotes to accentuate the emotion and feeling felt at the event and add memorabilia from the day such as newspaper clippings or information leaflets.
Whether you are new to scrapbooking or have been creating scrapbook page layouts for some time you will never be bored as there is always new papers, ideas and techniques being discovered every day.
If you find yourself running out of scrapbook ideas, also known as ‘scrapbookers block’ you can join a community, a forum or if you really want to go the whole hog why not sign up for a retreat.
A retreat is where a group of scrapbookers go away for a kind of holiday together. Whilst at the retreat they can swap their techniques and tips and generally spend a lot of time together creating scrapbook pages and swapping scrapbook ideas.