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DIY Gift Idea #1: A Holiday Scrapbook

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but some people are already thinking about the holidays. If you’ve been having visions of gingerbread and sugarplums, it may be time for you to start thinking about how you’ll complete your holiday shopping list without breaking the bank. Luckily, do-it-yourself gifting is going to be big this year, so feel free to get into the spirit with this lovely gift idea from StorePhotos.com!

The Holiday Scrapbook

When it comes to family, there’s nothing better than reliving those special memories in photographs. If you have a huge photo collection of shots from the holidays, it may be time for you to get those pictures together and do something really creative with them! Don’t just shove them in an album or a shoe box. Instead, make them really shine by making a holiday scrapbook using the scrapbooking supplies from StorePhotos.com.

Start out by choosing a decorative scrapbook of your choice in a size that fits your photo collection. Think bigger books for more photos. Next, go through your photo collection and choose the best photos that show off the holiday celebration. Try to go for a combination of candids and posed shots to get the best variety.

Once you have your photos, use adhesive to secure the photos to your scrapbook pages. After the glue has dried and your photos are secure, feel free to get creative with ribbons, scraps, embellishments, and other decorative accents that really bring out the holiday spirit. Go for a holiday motif to tie everything together. Finally, personalize your gift by writing in captions, notes to your loved one, and festive holiday quotes that help to make the scrapbook memorable and thoughtful. All that’s left to do now is just wrap it and give it to someone you love!

Reasons to Scrapbook

For those tempted to dive into the fun world of scrapbooking, there are endless reasons why you should start. It’s rewarding to be able to look at a finished project that you can enjoy yourself and share with others. Below are five reasons why you should start scrap booking today!

  1. Scrapbooking allows you to connect with others. Whether it be attending classes or getting together with friends to scrapbook together, it offers interaction with others that have similar interests.
  2. It brings smiles across family and friends faces as you look back at pictures from the past and reminisce. Enjoy looking through your scrapbooks when someone is feeling down to brighten the day.
  3. Scrapbooking allows you to reflect that your life is art. You remember past moments and feelings in old snapshots.  These photos are just another one of the beautiful, artistic creations you’ve made to capture those feelings.
  4. Time spent scrapbooking honors the experiences of people who make up your life. You find yourself enjoying the present moment to the fullest and time spent in reflection.
  5. Any scrapbook is a treasured gift. Whether you hang on to your own work, or give one of your works as a gift, you know it’s filled with pieces of emotions and memories that can be cherished by any.

These are just a few reasons why you should start scrapbooking – so get out all your old photos and go for it, but most importantly, have fun!

Gearing Up for Halloween? Get Your Scrapbook Ready!

At StorePhotos.com, we want to make sure that you have plenty of time to get your scrapbook together before the holiday hits and luckily, just in time for Halloween, we’re stocked with all of the scrapbooks, scrapbooking supplies, and photo albums you need to capture all of the spooks, the scares, and the great costumes. So what are you waiting for? Start building your Halloween Scrapbook today with some of these great tips!

pumpkin

1.First off, make sure that you take plenty of pictures of your friends and family in their awesome costumes. Trust us, you’ll want to remember these outfits for many years to come.

2.Add something fun to your pages by including scary details like fake spider embellishments, artificial cobwebs, spooky stickers, or even dried fallen leaves.

3.Cover your scrapbook or album cover with Halloween themed fabric. It’ll give your book a fresh look.

4.Finally, pull everything together by adding great captions to your scrapbook pages. Include Halloween jokes and phrases to add personality.

Fall is Here – Let’s Celebrate!

Autumn Scene

If you’re like most people, you can already feel that chill in the air, that crispness in the mornings, and that cheery feeling that gets you feeling giddy about Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s true, fall is just about here and it’s time to start preparing. At StorePhotos.com, we’re here to help you celebrate by offering you all of the essentials you need to create the perfect fall scrapbooks. Not sure where to begin? Consider some of these great ideas for fall scrapbook motifs:

1.If you love the foliage, celebrate it by creating scrapbook pages that feature landscape photos of the changing trees, pressed flowers, and even artificial leaves to add color.

2.Get into the spirit of the harvest by including stickers, illustrations, or photos of gourds, pumpkins, corn husks, and other seasonal fruits and veggies.

3.Feeling spooky? Let goblins, ghosts, and ghouls be the focal point of your Halloween scrapbook.

4.Get creative with your Turkey Day pages by adding actual feathers and including pictures of your own thanksgiving feast. As a special touch, include a family recipe or two in your pages.

5.Fall is a season for apples, so be sure to get into the spirit of things by including apple stickers, photos, and decals onto your pages.

End of Summer Scrapbooking

Well the summer flew by faster than we could have imagined, and school is back in session. One way to celebrate your first week of classes is to scrapbook your summer adventures. Not only will this help you transition into the new school year, but it also gives you time to reflect on the summer you just had. StorePhotos.com has some “end of summer” scrapbooking ideas that you may want to include in your scrapbook:

1 – Make your scrapbook chronological by starting with the last week of the previous school year.

2 – Add all of your vacations including day trips by decorating the page according to the theme of the trip. For example, if you went to the beach, create a page that reflects a beach theme or if you went to Disney World, create a page with a Disney theme.

3 – Create a page for those rainy days. This will help add contrast to your “fun in the sun” pages.

4 – Remember to put a 4th of July page that has a patriotic theme!

5 – Backyard BBQ’s are always a big part of the summer so including some of those occasions will definitely spice things up.

6 – Finish the scrapbook with a page that shows the start of the current school year.

Summertime Scrapbooking

Bandstand in the Park

Warm weather is finally upon us, and with that comes backyard barbecues, pool parties, festive holidays and all sorts of summer fun. To capture those memories and to be sure that you have summertime snapshots to enjoy year round, all you need is a digital camera, a scrapbook, and your creativity. Creating a Summertime Scrapbook can be a fun and festive way to capture the season while saving your favorite photos to enjoy year round.

So what exactly do you include in a summer scrapbook? Well, anything! Photos of barbecues, fireworks, blooming flowers, and vacation hot spots are just a few of the things you can include, as well as graduation programs, boarding passes to your vacation, or even those little colorful umbrellas you put in your favorite drink. The key is to include anything and everything that reminds you of summer. To put it all together, be sure to stop by StorePhotos.com for Scrapbooking Supplies!

Bunny Photos For Better Baskets!

Easter Rabbit

Easter is right around the corner and many parents (and Easter Bunnies too!) are preparing for this festive, colorful time of year. As part of an Easter basket for someone special in your life, why not give them something a bit more interesting than some chocolate eggs and instead gift them with a Bunny Photo Album?

Made from just a traditional, colorful Photo Album and filled with pictures of bunnies, this adorable and thoughtful Easter gift is sure to delight anyone, no matter what their age. Fill up the pages with photographs of a pet bunny, bunnies in nature (or at the zoo), and maybe even some great bunny facts! We bet that no one has ever received a creative, fun gift like this before for Easter.

Let StorePhotos.com get you started by providing you with a lovely Easter Album, ready for you to fill up with adorable snapshots of Peter Cottontail, Peter Rabbit, the Easter Bunny, and all of his friends.

Valentine Gift Idea: A Photo Album to Remember

Couple in Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you found the perfect gift for that special someone?

If not, StorePhotos.com wants to help you find or create the ideal gift for the loved ones in your life. This Valentine’s Day, step away from the traditional candy, flowers, and cards. Gift someone you love with something that really means something. Make up a romantic photo album! Romantic Photo Albums make for great gifts, especially when you have a ton of fantastic memories captured on film! Chart the growth and progression of your relationship by starting out in the beginning. Your first photo together would make for a great start. Or, if you want to be really creative, get some baby pictures and chart your relationship from infancy!

Be sure to write sweet notes and captions for your sweetie to read as they enjoy the sentimental gift!

How Are You Going To Save Your Holiday Photos?

Holiday ScrapbookThe Holidays are now over. Your fridge is filled with leftovers, the wrapping paper that littered your house is all picked up, and you can finally breathe a sigh of relief that everything went off without a hitch. However, with the holidays ‘wrapping up’, there is a new project left that you must attend to – organizing all those holiday photos!

Don’t fret, this project can be done from the warm comfort of your own home, and doesn’t require you to venture into the centers of consumer madness that you’ve come to hate during these past few hectic weeks! All you need to do is gather all the Holiday pictures, find a cozy spot in your home to get settled, and get to work. Oh wait! You’re going to need Photo Albums, Scrapbooks and Scrapbooking Supplies as well. Here’s a short list of what could be useful when organizing your Holiday memories.

- First you have to find the right organizer. If you have a have a ton of photos, it may be easier to make a Photo Album than try to sort through which ones would be absolutely best for a Scrapbook. Organizing your pictures in a photo album instead of a scrapbook can still produce a uniquely beautiful story – it’s all about arrangement!

- If you go the route of a photo album, you’ll need to find the perfect one to fit your needs. If you want to make a traditional Photo Album with only pictures, you should choose one that will give you enough space to neatly organize your photos without being left with many empty picture sleeves. A little planning goes a long way toward a full and clean-looking album!

- If you’re planning to make a Scrapbook, you will be looking at a little more work, but a lot more room for creative input! Start by gathering as much holiday flare, ribbons, wrapping paper scraps, cards, etc, as possible and choose a layout that would best display your holiday photos. Each photo should have a theme all to itself. So if you have a picture of your child opening a gift, include on the page a piece of wrapping paper or bow from the gift in the photo. Do this with each page and your scrapbook will be a hit!

Now that you’ve finished this little project, you can kick back and relax. Until you begin New Year’s Eve preparations!

Secret Santa Gifts for Your Office

This year, you don’t have to dread the Secret Santa exchange at work. Here are a few ideas that can make gift giving at the office easy, inexpensive, and enjoyable this holiday season:

Everybody Loves A Treat

Put simply, who doesn’t love food? Cooking or baking something for your gift exchange could be the perfect way to solve your holiday giving woes. However, before you run off to the kitchen, make sure the person that you are giving to doesn’t have any specific food allergies. This may take some detective work, but in the end, it’ll be worth it. Don’t have any time to bake? Try getting them a gift basket or a restaurant gift certificate.

Make Those Memories Last

Photo Albums and picture frames make for fantastic gifts, especially for people who have children. This holiday season, try looking at StorePhotos.com for some great Secret Santa gifts that your co-workers will love. From photo storage boxes to scrapbooks and scrapbooking supplies, StorePhotos.com has everything you need to shop for someone who enjoys capturing his or her favorite memories.

Bring a Little Green to the Office

Small houseplants are an ideal choice for Secret Santa exchanges. Besides being an appealing gift, house plants also add to the overall beauty and décor of your office space – a welcome change during the barren, cold winter season. Try to choose hardy plants like cacti, rubber tree plants, or lucky bamboo stalks that don’t require a whole lot of care.

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