Custom scrapbooking used to be what you would see your mother doing with last season’s pictures, gluing them into her beautifully cut scrapbook with all of her different scrapbooking supplies. Now, it is not only your mother but you can do it too. Scrapbooking is a great thing to do with your kids and now it does not have to revolve around your family photos and events with the wonderful accessibility of cameras now. Now that cameras are smaller and easier to carry around, it is much easier to capture pictures of everything your doing and document them in your scrapbook later on.
Scrapbooking used to be very traditional with nice and neutral colors, but now the art of scrapbooking has escalated to bright funky patterns and non-traditional photo arrangements. This is what captures kids and younger girls because everything they do is bright and colorful. Now, even kids scrapbooks are available that are already partially assembled and ready to use for younger children. The bright attractive colors of already prepared scrapbooking kits make it much easier to decide whether or not to get it for your children. These can be great rainy day crafts or even cool Christmas or birthday presents. They are not only a lot of fun, but they cherish memories for years to come.
Scrapbooking comes with a lot of perks lately. There are literally millions of different stickers, markers, stamps, cut-outs, scissors, and other accessories to choose from. There are certain catalog companies such as Creative Memories that you can order ready to work kits from or you can go to your local craft store and purchase everything that you would like to use yourself. Sometimes this is better because you can buy exactly what you need and not just a prepared kit. There are also many different types of wallpaper patterns to choose from when you go to your local craft store, rather than ordering from a catalog.
Doing touch up work with your photographs is another fun thing to do with your scrapbook. You can purchase different styling tools that will cut and shape your photo any way that you would like it. It is also a lot of fun to write with different gel and calligraphy pens to decorate your pages accordingly. Usually people have a different page for every different event that they would like to document but you can arrange your memory scrapbook however you would like to arrange it. Scrapbooks are meant to be fun so make it fun for you and your family.
Scrapbooking is a very simple hobby to take up that can take up however much time that you wish to devote. It should be relaxing, not frustrating, and if you are having trouble keeping it that way then just set it aside until you are ready to work again. It is a great craft for a rainy day or even when you and your kids might just be a little bored. Either way, scrapbooking is a lot of fun.