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Archive for August, 2009

Graduation Scrapbooking Ideas

So you’ve finally made it: you’ve graduated! Whether it be from high school or college, it’s truly a huge accomplishment and for some, maybe there’s a feeling of relief and excitement for what endeavors are in store for the future. Think of all the years spent in school, all the memories you’ve shared with those you’ve made lasting friendships with, and all the school trips and activities you’ve done over the years. Why throw these memories into a shoe box under your bed? Gather all your treasured photographs up and create lasting memories with a Graduation Scrapbook.

Our selection of Pioneer Scrapbooking Kits, give you all the components you’ll need to create a personalized scrapbook to capture all you’ve enjoyed over the years. Our kits include everything from craft scissors, glue sticks, design templates, colored paper, and much more to give your scrapbook the personality your memories deserve!

So gather all the photographs you’ve collected over the years, especially those recent snapshots of your graduation ceremony and celebration, and create a scrapbook to hold those memories you will cherish over your lifetime!

Choosing the Right Photo Album

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Once the pictures are taken, developed, and ready to display, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to share them with the people that matter most. Whether it’s in a photo frame or in a photo album, your pictures deserve to be saved and enjoyed for many years to come. When choosing the right photo album for your favorite memories, consider some of these great tips from the photo album experts at StorePhotos.com:

1.First off, consider the occasion that you’re trying to commemorate. Try to choose a photo album that fits in with the same theme. For example, if you’re storing photos of your son’s basketball season, then choose a basketball or sports themed photo album.

2.Next, consider how many photos you have and choose a photo album that can meet all of your storage needs. For a huge collection, try choosing a photo album that is expandable or can receive easy refills, like the Snapload Photo Albums from StorePhotos.com.

3.Then, consider how durable the photo album is. Does is offer PVC, lignin, and acid-free construction? How about archival quality? Luckily, all of the photo albums from StorePhotos.com do.

4.Finally, consider price. At StorePhotos.com, you can be sure to find great deals on awesome photo albums that can store, organize, and protect your photos for a lifetime.

Five Scrapbooking Tips Every Scrapbooker Can Use

When you’re making a scrapbook, have you ever though about how you can save time and money while doing it? We’re not talking about making you trim down the time you spend on making beautiful creations. We’re talking about cutting out a lot of the tedious tasks that tend to drive you crazy while you lay out your pages and put together a work of art. Instead of stressing, start making more time for doing things you love, like putting each page together. To trim down on your scrapbooking time and to save money on expensive, pre-made solutions, try out some of these great tips:

Scrapbook Embellishment

1.Don’t feel like you have to mat ever single photo in your scrapbook. Instead, try just matting the center or main picture on each page. The rest of the photos can act as an accent while the main photo draws attention to the focus of what’s really going on in your page.
2.Instead of worrying about saving enough space for journaling, try attaching an envelope into your layout. Store extra notes in there.
3.Save time on matting your photos by having your photo lab print photos with a white border.
4.Brads are your friend. They’re great for securing accents when you run out of adhesive and can punch up just about any embellishment. Keep them on hand.
5.Having trouble coming up with a creative layout? Look online for inspiration or free guides.

Salvage an Old Photo Album

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Times change, along with fashions, color motifs, and of course, photo albums. If you’ve just uncovered a hideously covered album that has all of your favorite memories stored, you can still save this creation without having to remove, transfer, and reorganize all of your family photos. To do it, all you need is that dingy old album, some glue, some scissors, and a great piece of fabric.

To start out with, cut the piece of fabric like you were going wrap a present with it, leaving a few inches on all sides so that they can be folded over onto the inside of the covers. Next, lay the photo album out open, with the cover facing the back of the fabric. Then, using the glue, attach the fabric to the cover, being careful to fold the fabric tightly around it, just like a book cover. Be sure to add enough glue to keep the fabric from pulling or forming bubbles and wrinkles. No glue on hand? A varnish can work just as well. At the corners of the album, fold the fabric so that it wraps neatly around the corner and add glue to secure it. To keep the fold in place, use a binder clip to hold over the fold as it dries.

Once the fabric has set and dried, feel free to personalize your album cover with patches, buttons, ribbons, or other fun and affordable embellishments. Remember, you can change this style at any time!