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Our Friends: Crafty Scraps

crafty scraps digital scrapbooking supplies and ideas
Hello readers, we’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting the good people at Crafty Scraps. We asked the owner, Michelle, if she would like to say anything special to our readers. Here is what Michelle had to say:

Hi Everyone, I am Michelle, owner of Crafty Scraps. My goal when I started
Crafty Scraps 3 years ago, was to be affordable so everyone could preserve
their memories in digital scrapbooking. My dream was to showcase the projects I worked on to help inspire others creativity so that our hobby would continue to inspire more and more people. I wanted my followers to always feel a renewed sense of motivation toward their projects each time they visited my site.

I have achieved my goals above and beyond; even my followers have become my
friends. My team and I are here to help everyone, in any way we can, to learn the
art of digital scrapbooking. In the Crafty Scraps Forum, you will find challenges, tutorials and many freebies, both PU/CU.

My blog is always active, giving away something, heading you in a direction
to inspire you to open up that creativity. We keep up on the latest in the
Scrapbooking world so you can spend more time on your own creativity.
I love digital scrapbooking, and the creative time it allows me at the end of the
day. It allows me to forget all my worries and be creative putting memories
on paper, designing and helping friends. Thank you and please come visit!

Tips for Taking Photos Of Fireworks


It’s almost here! July 4th is right around the corner and if you’re looking to capture some great photos for a summertime scrapbook, don’t forget your camera when you go to watch fireworks! While beautiful, fireworks can be one of the toughest things to photograph. However, with these tips, it may be a bit easier for you.

1.) Try using a tripod to give your camera stability. If you have a point and shoot camera, then try resting it on top of a porch railing or similar so that you can get the steadiness you need to capture what the fireworks look like.

2.) Use longer shutter speeds to capture the movement of the fireworks. However, keep it steady, otherwise you’ll end up getting a very blurred effect.

3.) Frame your shots differently. Try moving to a different location. Watch the horizons. Play with vertical and horizontal shots.

4.) Switch off your flash. It won’t have impact on your shots and you’ll just be killing your battery.

5.) Experiment with light beforehand to get an idea of how it behaves when you use your camera. From there, you can feel more prepared when you start taking pictures of fireworks.

Don’t Forget – We’re on Facebook!


One of the best parts about the scrapbooking community is just that. Community. We’re a close knit group and we love to scrapbook, catalog, and photograph all of life’s special moments. So why should the connection and conversation stop after you put together an album?

At, our blog is just one way to keep in touch with us and connect with other scrapbookers, converse with photo lovers, and share some great tips, but if you want to take the conversation even further, then it’s time to head to Facebook.

Our Facebook page is a great place for you to leave your ideas for blog posts or product offerings, not to mention, interact and share tips with other photo lovers and scrapbookers. You’ll also be able to ask us questions, get feedback on that great new scrapbook layout you’ve been working on, and so much more!

If you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to add us and be part of our community!

Celebrate Best Friend Day!

Did you know that June 8th is Best Friend Day?

If you’re one of those lucky people that has a best friend who has stuck with you through thick and thin since you were kids, congrats! This day is the perfect way to show your friend just how much you care. Or, if you’re one of those people who has lots of friends or shares the title of best friend with a few, still take the time to honor those special relationships!

You can celebrate Best Friend Day by spending time with your best friend(s), calling an old best friend that you’ve lost touch with, or giving a friendship scrapbook to that special person in your life.

At, we want to help you celebrate Best Friend Day by giving you everything you need to commemorate the occasion. You’ll find friendship scrapbooks to house tons of photos of you and your friend, adhesives to put your scrapbook together, and scrapbook embellishments to add pizazz to every page. Your friend will love this thoughtful gift, plus, you can establish a new tradition in your friendship by getting together every June 8th to create a few new pages in your friendship scrapbook!

Scrapbook a Wedding Gift


Wedding season is in full swing and if you’re looking to gift a special couple in your life with something unique, then consider giving them a scrapbook you’ve crafted with love and care. Filled with photographs, mementos, and keepsakes that commemorate their wedding day or relationship, this thoughtful wedding gift is sure to be a favorite amongst brides and grooms of all types and personalities. Not only will they love seeing their relationship captured in a beautiful keepsake that can be treasured forever, but they’ll also appreciate the time and effort you put into creating such a memorable wedding gift. has everything you need to make a wedding scrapbook as a gift for a couple you love. From a beautiful wedding scrapbook to embellishments and adhesives, we’ve got it all. Shop our selection today and start making a wedding gift for someone you care about. Who knows? Maybe your gift will turn out to be the one that gets brought out at the couple’s 50th anniversary party!