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How To Get Started Scrapbooking

You have photos, now what do you do with them? Getting started scrapbooking can be the hardest part. Here you will find information about albums, archival safety, and basic techniques for the beginning scrapbooker.
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Scrapbooking Questions Answered - Readers Share Scrapbooking Ideas and Tips
Answers to Your Scrapbooking Questions - Readers Share Ideas and Tips for Scrapbooking. Ideas for scrapbooking from About.com Scrapbooking readers.

What Got You Started Scrapbooking? - Readers Share Their Stories
What Got You Started Scrapbooking? - Readers Share Their Stories

How to Keep It Simple - 5 Tips for Simple Scrapbook Pages
Ideas and tips for making quick and easy simple scrapbook page layout designs.

Scrapbook Design Basics – The Rule of Odds
Scrapbook Design Basics – The Rule of Odds - Learn how the rule of odds can help make your scrapbook pages even better.

Scrapbook Album in a Weekend - 4 Tips for Coordinating a Theme or Gift Scrapbook
Scrapbook Album in a Weekend - 4 Tips for Coordinating a Theme or Gift Scrapbook

6 Quick Tips for Making a Balanced Scrapbook Page
How to make a balanced scrapbook page with a symmetrical and asymmetrical scrapbook page layout.

Scrapbook Design Basics - The Visual Triangle
Scrapbook Design Basics - The Visual Triangle - Learn to scrapbook using basic design principles.

Ask Rebecca - How to Scrapbook
Question: "I've been scrapbooking for 9 months or so now and I find it very hard to settle into a project . My problem is that I don't want to print out photos until I'm sure which one I'll be using and at what size. I can't figure out which paper to choose until I know which photos I'm using, I can't decide on a layout until I know how many photos I'll be using. So like I said chasing my …

6 Tips to Jumpstart New Year Scrapbooking
The new year is a great to resolve to do more scrapbooking. These six tips will help you get started and also direct you to ways to keep your new goals.

New Year Scrapbooking Resources
Perhaps the author Mark Twain was a scrapbooker. He is quoted as saying, "The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.'' This is exactly what we need to do as scrapbookers in the new year. If you are one of the thousands of scrapbookers who are hoping...

8 Tips for Embellishing Photo Mats for Scrapbooking
Matting photos is the most basic thing that you can do to embellish your scrapbook pages. Decorating those photo mats allows you to take your scrapbook pages to a whole new level. Here you can find eight quick and easy ways to embellish your photo mats for your scrapbook pages and add that extra special touch to each of your layouts. From lift-the-flap photo mats, to adding embellishments such as…

Embellishing Photo Mats for Scrapbooking - Scrapbook Photo Mats
Embellishing Photo Mats for Scrapbooking - Scrapbook Photo Mats. Readers share ideas for embellishing photo mats for scrapbook pages.

How to Mat a Photo for Scrapbooking
How to Mat a Photo - Photo Matting for Scrapbooking

5 Tips For Taking Digital Photos of Your Scrapbook Pages
5 Tips For Taking Digital Photos of Your Scrapbook Pages - How to Take a Photo of Your Scrapbook Page. You do not need to scan your scrapbook pages when you can take a digital photo of them instead. These 5 tips will show you how easy it is to take beautiful digital photo of your scrapbook pages.

Scrapbooking Questions Answered
If you are getting started scrapbooking and have more questions than answers, you are not alone. This FAQ for scrapbooking will help you get off on the right foot. Find out what supplies you absoultely must have to get started scrapbooking, how you can protect you precious investment of time and money - your albums, and how to come up with creative scrapbook page layout ideas as Rebecca answers s…

How to Print on Tags, Journaling Boxes, and Embellishments for Scrapbooking
How to Print on Tags, Journaling Boxes, and Other Embellishments for Scrapbooking.

Overcoming Scrapbooking Disasters
About.com Scrapbooking Readers Share About Overcoming Scrapbooking Disasters

5 Tips for Creating a Focal Point on Your Scrapbook Pages
5 Tips for Creating a Focal Point on Your Scrapbook Pages. How to resize, crop, and arrange your photos to create a focal point on your scrapbook page layouts.

Scrapbooker's Tips for Perfect Holiday Photos
Scrapbookers Tips for Perfect Holiday Photos

To Crop or Not to Crop - Photo Cropping for Scrapbookers
Cropping Photos for Scrapbooking - Learn when and how to crop photos for scrapbooking.

Recycling and Money Saving Tips For Scrapbookers
Scrapbookers share ideas for using recycled items for organizing scrapbook supplies, embellishing scrapbook pages, and as tools for working on scrapbook page layouts.

How To Scrapbook - Making A Basic Scrapbook Page
How To Scrapbook - Making A Basic Scrapbook Page

Removing Photos from Old Photo Albums and Scrapbooks
Removing Photos from Old Photo Albums and old scrapbooks

Simple Steps to Creating Your First Scrapbook Page
Choosing an album, gathering supplies, and getting out your photos are just the beginning of a hobby that will preserve your family's most treasured moments for years to come. This article gives you the "know-how" you need to get started with confidence.

What is a Simple Scrapbook?
Simple scrapbooks. You’ve heard the term, seen the magazine and maybe even read the book that started it all. But perhaps you’re still wondering—what exactly is a “simple scrapbook”? Does “simple” imply that it’s just for beginners? Or lacking in creativity and content? Not at all! This article gives you all you need to know to get started making simple scrapbooks this weekend.

Permission Granted
Read this first. This article will change the way you think about scrapbooking. Are you really planning to scrapbook every photo you have taken for the last 30 years in chronological albums? Read this article first.

Scrapbook Design Principles - Repetition and Gradation
Scrapbook Design Principles - Repetition and Gradation - Learn to scrapbook with basic graphic design rules.

Scrapbook Design Basics - Principles to Make You a Better Scrapbooker
Scrapbooking is based on the same basic design rules and principles as other arts such as home decorating, painting, and graphic design. Some of these rules include Creating a Focal Point, The Rule of Odds, working with a Visual Triangle, and Repetition. If you want to learn to scrapbook or are just getting started scrapbooking, these principles will get you started creating fabulous scra…

3 Photo Tips For Beginning Scrapbookers
The most important thing for beginning scrapbookers to remember is to s tart with your photos. They will lend the inspiration needed for the scrapbook page design. Do not let yourself get overwhelmed with the abundance of supplies available to you when you begin working on a scrapbook. Instead, keep you focus on your photos and the pages will come together to tell your family's story. These thre…

Tips for New Scrapbookers - From About.com Scrapbooking Readers
Tips for New Scrapbookers - From About.com Scrapbooking Readers

Scrapbook Design Basics - Repetition
Repetition is a basic design principle in the visual art world. It is defined as simply using an element more than once on a your scrapbook page. Repetition brings a calming sense of unity to a scrapbook page. It can be used to pull together the two sides of a double page scrapbook layout, and also to add that final touch to a single page...

Create a Focal Point on Your Scrapbook Page
Create a Focal Point on Your Scrapbook Page - Learn how a focal point transforms a scrapbook page layout.

Getting Started with Pocket Scrapbooking or Project Life
What supplies do I need to get started with Project Life or Pocket Scrapbooking? How much does it cost to start pocket scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking 101 - What is Scrapbooking?
This glossary defines scrapbooking along with all the parts and pieces that go with it, including acid-free, trimmers, crops, types of albums, and more.

Additional Supplies for Pocket Scrapbooking and Project Life
Supplies for project life or pocket scrapbooking including a 12 inch paper trimmer, journaling cards, and more.

The Role of Scrapbooking in the Age of Digital Photography and Social Media
Why scrapbooking more important now than ever before, Scrapbooking and digital photographs

5 Scrapbook Page Ideas for Brand New Scrapbookers
Quick and easy scrapbook page idea for new scrapbookers with spaces for two 4x6 inch photos.

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