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Celebrate American Artist Appreciation Month

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Scrapbooking is an art form and as a scrapbooker, it’s important to take time this month to celebrate your skill and show off your beautiful creations. August is American Artist Appreciation Month and scrapbookers should be counted in with the celebrations. Not sure what you can do? Clueless on how to showcase your scrapbooking skill? Let help with these 10 tips for celebrating American Artist Appreciation Month:

1.) Create a scrapbook featuring the work of famous American artists and have it displayed at a local library, school, or community center as an educational tool.
2.) Make a scrapbooking website or blog and show off some of your best creations. Post photos, tips, and stories about scrapbooking!
3.) Start a scrapbooking class or circle in your community. Art flourishes when you give it room to grow!
4.) Work with your local museum on commemorating the history of scrapbooking as an art form or offer to host scrapbooking workshops.
5.) Visit museums and scrapbooking stores. They need your support!
6.) Give feedback to other scrapbookers on how they might improve their craft.
7.) Try out a new scrapbooking technique or layout. Use August as a time to experiment with scrapbooking!
8.) Go on a miniature artist tour in your area and make it a point to visit local galleries and exhibits. Take photos and scrapbook your adventure.
9.) Travel to an American art museum, major gallery, or an artist’s home and scrapbook your experience.
10.) Keep scrapbooking!

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Scrapbooking Events

Scrapbooks are keepsakes that are meant to remind us of certain times, people, and events that took place in our lives.  Making a scrapbook is a very personal endeavor, and it takes a lot of heart and personal commitment to produce pieces that are meant to last for years.  But scrapbooking is not strictly personal – it also works well as an activity for family or a group of friends.

There are many ways to get together with people and enjoy your favorite hobby.  Here are a few ideas for you to consider:

  • Start a club – If you have friends who like to scrapbook, it’s a safe bet that they have friends who like to scrapbook as well!  This is a great way to network and find new ideas for layouts.
  • Workshops – If you have a hobby supply store in town, they likely have information on workshops in the area.  You could also check your local area’s event calendar for information on when and where the workshops will occur.
  • Retreats – Remember summer camp?  How fun was it to go away for a month and meet new people?  Well, those days don’t have to be over when you attend a scrapbook retreat!  Sign up to stay at a retreat and meet fellow scrappers to compare work, exchange ideas, and make friends.  To find a retreat near you, check out Scrapbook Retreat Directory and click on your state.

Be prepared for these events with supplies from  And, as always, Scrap Often and Scrap Happy!