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Archive for July, 2011

Smile for the Camera: A Scrapbook of Smiles!

“1, 2, 3, Smile!” It’s one of the oldest set ups in the book. Most photos you take are going to have big smiling faces in them. There’s probably dozens of gap toothed smiles, smirks… you name it. That’s why we thought it’d be amazing to get an album of just smiles!

Bright colors brighten the day just like any smile will!

Bright colors brighten the day just like any smile will!

How to Make your ‘Scrapbook of Smiles’

  • Take only photos of smiling faces. Any type of smile works. It can be a smirk, grin, mid laugh—any level of smile.
  • Find a really brightly colored photo album or scrapbook – one able to hold all that cheer.
  • Fill the album with all the biggest, toothiest grins.
  • Decorate with smiley stickers, smiley backgrounds, and lots of happy embellishments.
  • Make a note of what was making everyone smile in the scrapbook!

Every time you’re feeling down or just need to see a happy face you can go back to your ‘Scrapbook of Smiles.’ A smile can be all you need to brighten your day!

Make Your Own Beach Wedding Scrapbook Pages

Summer weddings are full of enchantment and unconventional (or conventional!) traditions. Casual or outdoor ceremonies inspire the most delightful wedding album decorations. When you go to decorate your next beach wedding scrapbook, create a really unique background with some beach inspiration.

nice wedding albums

Here’s what you do:

  • For a beach wedding, gather bits of sand to keep from the ceremony and find a nice wedding scrapbook.
  • For this page, get blue or tan colored scrapbooking paper to decorate.
  • Drip some liquid glue around the outside of the page to trace out a framed area, then fill in the area with a few dots.
  • Spread the glue evenly and thinly, with something like a popsicle stick.
  • Sprinkle the sand evenly across the page, then shake off any additional sand. Let the page dry.
  • Do this with several pages.
  • For some pages, try covering just the bottom half with sand only, to make the impression of a beach.

You’ll have textured, fun looking beach pages to go in your beach wedding scrapbook in no time. It’s so simple, a kid can do it! What’s your favorite part about decorating your own pages?

Start Meeting Your Summer Scrapbooking Goals

“I’m going to get a lot of scrapbooking and albuming done this summer!”

At the start of every summer you make the same promises, and the same goals. Now that we’re almost halfway through the summer, isn’t it time to start working on making those goals a reality?

Pull your pictures together and start making real strides. Start with these simple steps and you’ll be on your way to getting all of your photos albumed in no time!

photo storage box

How to Start:

  • Head to the printers, now! The sooner you print those photos the better. Remember to pick them up too, don’t leave them behind.
  • Stock up on photo albums and photo storage boxes to keep your photos, supplies and doubles nice and tidy. Being organized will keep you on track!
  • If you have a dedicated space to leave your photos out, block off a few hours one or two days of the week to go back and work on your album. If you have no space, set aside a full day to break out all the photos and work. This way there’s less set up and clean up time.
  • Above all else, have a goal! If you plan to give the album to someone, you’ll have more motivation to fill your photo album!

Check your summer scrapbook and album projects off your to-do list this month. This way you’ll be able to start new photo albums even sooner!

Decorate a Page Together for “Cheer Up the Lonely Day”

Can you believe there’s an entire day devoted to “Cheer Up the Lonely”? July 11th you can make someone’s day by inviting them over to share in scrapbooking fun.

Many scrapbookers overlook the fun that’s had when you scrapbook with friends. Maybe you’re the “someone lonely” who needs a little cheer. You can make your day brighter by making a group scrapbooking effort.

scrapbooking-with-friends

Here’s how to start your scrapbooking efforts.

  1. Find a common cause to scrapbook for. It can be a gift for someone, or maybe a fun day you both remember.
  2. Pick a day. You don’t necessarily have to celebrate on July 11th just make sure to do it this month!
  3. Get your scrapbooking supplies together. You can even pick out a new scrapbook to start a project together beforehand – even more fun!

Make your fun and cheerful scrapbook with someone looking for friendship this July. How else can you think to celebrate on “Cheer Up the Lonely Day?”