Scrapbooking has been around for many years. If you think back to when you were are child cutting pictures out of magazines, using old scraps of ribbon and paper to decorate a scrapbook page. In those days it seemed you were never stuck for scrapbook ideas.
If you have just begun scrapbooking as an adult you may find that thinking up new scrapbook ideas just don’t spring to mind and you find yourself looking at piles of paper and items you have purchased and have no idea what to do with them.
You may even find that when you are stuck for new scrapbook ideas you take a trip to your local craft supplies store for inspiration only to find all you do is end up spending money and come away with no new scrapbook ideas. My advice if you really are suffering with ‘scrapbookers block’ is to have a look over the internet at other people’s scrapbook page layouts and get some new ideas from them.
When creating scrapbook page layouts the first place to start I find is the picture. Decide which photo or photos you would like added to the page and then choose your paper or a combination of different coordinating papers that fit with the theme of the photos.
If you find you have a large space on the page and do not know what to add you may find that adding scrapbook quotes not only fill the space but bring about a personal touch.
Scrapbooks quotes can be something you have come up with yourself or words and phrases that you have found elsewhere. Ensure whatever scrapbook quotes you use fit them general theme of the page and better still provide a short description of the photo.
Once you have been scrapbooking for a period of time you will find yourself taking even more photos of different events and milestones and in the back of your mind you will be imagining how they will look in your scrapbook album. This will in itself help you to develop new scrapbook ideas as you take your photos. You can also keep a note of your feelings at the time or a significant fact that you can use for your scrapbook quotes.
You can scrapbook just about anything; it doesn’t have to be the best photo from a wedding day, anniversary or your child’s first birthday. Sometimes it is nice just to have scrapbook page layouts of everyday events.
Scrapbooking has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is a hobby that can be done within your own home in your spare time and is a fantastic way to relax. There are even retreats for scrapbooking enthusiasts where a group of people can get together for a weekend of scapbooking and share their scrapbook ideas.