Ideas for Scrapbooking Household Chores

What are the chores around your home? Who does them and how? Get a record of them on the page for a look at the details of your everyday life. 

scrapbook the tools you need to do your chores

Amanda Jones says, “I have spent a small fortune on vacuum cleaners over the years and was always dissatisfied – until I bought Henry, the subject of this page.”

“I took this photo with my iPhone shortly after purchasing the vacuum cleaner. I was so happy with my purchase and thought it might be something I’d want to make a humorous page about in the future. To keep the page light-hearted, I used a valentine’s theme to express my ‘love’ for Henry. I even sewed little punched hearts inside a glassine bag as a nod to the dirt he gathers in his dust bag.”

He’s The One by Amanda Jones | Supplies: Cardstock – Bazzil Basics; Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels; Alpha stickers – Basic Grey; Other – Sewing machine and thread, glassine bag.

scrapbook your helpers

Christy Strickler says, “I don’t mind doing chores when I have my cats to help me. I don’t normally let my cats sit in the dish cupboards, but to get photos for scrapbooking this suject, I let them push the limits.”

“My biggest challenge with this page was finding the right supplies. Most kitchen-themed scrapbook collections are centered around baking.I began looking for anything that might belong in a kitchen and mixed vintage ephemera featuring cooking products and silverware with a baking-themed patterned paper. Originally, I was going to base my color palette on the patterned paper. Instead, I allowed the ephemera and baker’s twine to unite the whole layout by theme. I added stars to remind me of how my cats are small superheroes with the power to make my chores a little more fun.”

The Help Squad by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin, Little Yellow Bicycle; Alphas: Sassafrass; Twine: Twinery; Ephemera, Jewels: Jenni Bowlin; Chipboard: Maya Road

Katie Scott‘s “I Can Help!” is a page with photos of her son helping feed the dog from several years ago. Katie’s journaling is from the present day and reflects upon being overwhelmed with housework when her kids were younger and how grateful she is they are helpful now. She notes, too, that finding these photso reminded here that they were, in fact, helpful even when they were little.”

I Can Help by Katie Scott | Supplies: American Crafts Letter Stickers; Michael’s Recollections “Today Tomorrow Forever” Paper Pack; Studio Calico Stickers.

Leah Farquharson says, “In the last 6 months, we’ve started having our boys help out more around the house, approaching household chores as a shared family responsibility. One of their main duties has become ‘potty patrol.'”

“I staged a shot for this and journaled a bit about our process. We’re both happy with how the boys are coming along, and I’m a bit proud of them shouldering new responsibilities. I used Amy Tan’s ‘Ready Set Go’ scrapbook collection because of the everyday theme. I loved the idea of tying chores into the ordinary/everyday/daily routines.”

Potty Patrol by Leah Farquharson | Supplies | patterned papers, stickers, chipboard letters, diecuts: American Crafts. Wood veneers, flair: Studio Calico. Silhouette cuts: JBS Mercantile exclusive kit cuts, American Crafts. Watercolor, thread: craft supply.

Doris Sander says, “I wanted this page to look like the endless stacks of laundry that I can’t seem to get under control and sewed strips of ruffled tissue paper to get the look. It’s nice to know that there’s beauty in all the chaos.” If only there were a laundry fairy!

Laundry Fairy by Doris Sander | Supplies: February Papercrafting Kit by JBS Mercantile.

 scrapbook the chores you enjoy

 Adryane Driscoll says, “This page is about doing the laundry, a task I enjoy. I used a photo of some of our clean, folded towels on top of the washing machine.”

“Since one of the things that appeals to me about doing laundry is the orderliness of it all, I used clean lines and images on the page. I included buttons, hangers and an iron and tried to incorporate the folded piece of paper both for its folds and because it kind of looked like a shirt.  I liked the acrylic alpha for it’s ‘clean’ styling.  The laundry icons were easy to find on the Internet.”

Wash Dry Fold by Adryane Driscoll: Anna Aspnes I MonoBlendz Avalanche Paperie No.5, ArtPlay Palette Everyday (button), Acrylic Alpha&Number Set No.1, ArtPlay Palette Obsession (folded paper), and MagicBubbles No.1

scrapbook your plans for accomplishing chores

Debbie Hodge says, “The older I get the more and more tedious I find household chores. Laundry is one of those things that, in theory, it should be easy to keep on top of — especially since I work at home. You’d think I would write a little and move a load to the dryer, write a little and fold a load. But I don’t. This page is a shot of laundry folded on my bed and my thoughts about how I’d like to be ‘the kind of woman who keeps her laundry done up.'”

“It’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek page that’s a snapshot of my daily life. I used clean papers and bright colors to go with the optimism I expressed in the journaling. I thought flowers were a good motif for the subject since the smell of clean laundry is a pleasing one.”

The Kind of Woman by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Ali Edwards Layered Template No 14; Orange Crush kit by Lynn Grieveson; Little Folded Ribbon Bits by Pattie Knox; Messy Stamped Alpha No 02 brushes-n-stamps and Naturally Krafty paper pack  by Katie Pertiet; Stitched By Anna White No 01 by Anna Aspnes; Amaze, Arial, Verdana fonts

The Kind of Woman by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Ali Edwards Layered Template No 14; Orange Crush kit by Lynn Grieveson; Little Folded Ribbon Bits by Pattie Knox; Messy Stamped Alpha No 02 brushes-n-stamps and Naturally Krafty paper pack by Katie Pertiet; Stitched By Anna White No 01 by Anna Aspnes; Amaze, Arial, Verdana fonts

Vicki Walters says, “When thinking of household chores, the one everyone seems to dislike the most came to mind, and that’s cleaning the bathroom.”

“I used a stock photo that closely resembles one of our bathrooms and made a cleaning supply sticker out of another stock photo of bathroom cleaning supplies.  The little poem explains that if everyone cleans up behind themselves, the job would not be so bad and I added flowers to make the bathroom smell sweet!  I used just a touch of grunge because it’s not been cleaned yet!”

“I made the sticker by cutting out the cleaning supplies from the background and pasting them onto a transparent background and cleaning up the edges.  With Photoshop Layer Styles, I added the white stroke and a little drop shadow.”

The Bathroom by Vicki Walters | Supplies Anna Aspnes at Oscraps: 12×12 Artist Edges Overlays no 5, Multimedia Flowers no 1, JazzedUp LoopDaLoop no 1 Element Set, and ArtPlay Palette H20; Fonts: Lindon Hill and Mack

scrapbook the accumulated accomplishment of chores repeated year after year

 Brenda Becknell says, “After 37-1/2 years of marriage, fixing two to three meals per day, deciding what to fix for dinner has definitely gotten old!”

“I pulled a few cookbooks, my crockpot and another pot and staged the photo on my kitchen table.  To go with the kitchen and cooking theme, I used a red and white checked patterned paper for the background, some salt and pepper shaker stickers, a recipe-style journaling card, and fussy cut images from retro-themed patterned paper.”

Don’t ask me what’s for dinner by Brenda Becknell | Supplies: Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Echo Park; Cardstock: Hobby Lobby; Journaling card: October Afternoon; Stickers: Echo Park; Alphabet stickers: Lily Bee, American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin; Chipboard alphas: Basic Grey

scrapbook the chores you dread

Audrey Tan says, “I absolutely dislike folding clothes and putting them away. I took this photo as proof of the clothes piling up, just waiting to be put away. I made use of embellishments relating to clothes as another task I dislike doing is sewing, which I have to do sometimes and I’m not good at it!”

Dreaded Household Chore | Supplies: Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Embrace Life, Antiquated Frames, Doily Edge Overlays No1; Julianna Kniepp: Sew Manma Sew, Make A Wish; Traci Reed Designs: Alphabitties No4; Fonts: Pea Charmaine & Pea Gemini Jen

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