Scrapbook page parts: embellishments

Think about racing stripes on a car, earrings on a woman, roses on china. Each of these are embellishments. When it comes to scrapbook pages there are a variety of embellishment choices — you can use strong images, themed stickers, or even buttons. The embellishments in “Neighborhood Contender” are not themed but they’re chosen to […]

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Scrapbook page parts: canvas

the canvas The canvas is the piece of paper (or digital background) upon which you build your page. For me, thinking about the canvas means thinking about how I will fill it and what role it will play in the page’s design. This is really my favorite part of making scrapbook pages. There’s no prescription […]

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Scrapbooking Events   Holidays, parties, personal and family milestones, celebrations, outings, vacation, and travel all fall into the category of “events.” I approach scrapbooking events photos separately from everyday life photos or moments photos for a couple of reasons. First, the volume of photos from an event is often quite substantial, and figuring out how […]

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Michelle Houghton

HI! My name is Michelle Houghton. I have been scrapbooking for over ten years. I started when my husband and I got married. I bought the boxed starter set from Wal-mart and was in love. Even before I began scrapbooking, I have been a lifelong artist, majoring in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon […]

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Pattie Knox

Pattie began scrapbooking in 2002 when she worked on a graduation album for her daughter. Frustrated with sloppy journaling, glue in her hair, and ink smudges on the pages, Pattie started searching the web for help and found her first online home at Scrapbook Bytes.Six years later, Pattie is a Contributing Editor for CK Media’s […]

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Paula Gilarde

My name is Paula Gilarde, and I have been scrapbooking for over 5 years – what started as a simple wedding album has turned into a full-blown obsession. I started with paper and discovered digital scrapbooking almost three years ago. I still switch back and forth between the two depending on my mood! I usually […]

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Sharyn Tormanen

As far back as she can remember, Sharyn has enjoyed bringing photos and stories together. “What I really enjoy,” says Sharyn, “is including little details in my journaling, bits of history, bits of current trends and issues, bits of real life to go along with the story and photos at hand. I also enjoy capturing […]

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Scrapbook Album and Page Formats

A first decision to make is what size paper you’ll use as your page canvas. And that decision will probably be driven by how you want to print, store, and present your scrapbook pages. If you’re making “paper” pages (i.e., you’re affixing photo prints–and, perhaps, mats & other elements–with adhesive to a cardstock base VS […]

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Supplies for Paper Scrapbooking

To make a scrapbook page you will need the following basic supplies. You can buy these at your local scrapbook store, your local craft store, or an online scrapbooking store. 1. Paper Trimmer and small scissors. You’ll need something to cut your paper and photos with. Start with a trimmer like this Fiskars Trimmer that […]

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