Monday, May 9, 2011

Scrapbook of Stamping Techniques

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Why do we make scrapbooks? We make scrapbooks as a way to preserve and to showcase our favorite memories. What type of scrapbooks do you make?

One way of scrapbooking is to preserve your photos chronologically.
When my kids were little I made one album for each calendar year. That was a fun way for the kids to remember events and to share them with their friends. 

Another idea is to create an album around a specific event: the family vacation album or the family holiday album. Another example of an event specific album is the Wedding Album.

There's also the "About Me" album.  My mother gave me an album filled with all her favorite photos of me as a kid growing up. Its so much fun to go through and see how I changed over time. My kids loved looking through it to see their mom as a little girl. Now that my kids are grown I'm going to sort through all my photos and do the same thing for each of them. This is the heart of scrapping - to preserve little bits of history.

And here is one more idea.  Since the purpose of making the albums is to showcase and preserve something important, I've made a Stamping Technique Album. One of the classes I teach is a Technique class.  In the class we learn 3 techniques at each session. For each technique that we learn participants make a 6x6 instruction card and a greeting card. Participants can keep the instruction cards in an album for easy reference.

The next Technique Class starts June 16th. Look for more details coming soon. Please email me if you are interested in attending this class.


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