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Scrapbooking Ideas to Bring Your Scrapbook to Life

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I’m Anna Lyons, and if you’ve been scouring the internet for ideas on how to start a scrapbook then you can stop and take a well earned break 🙂 is full of helpful scrapbooking ideas and tutorials that can help you create beautiful pages in no time at all.

You’ll find an extensive library of just about every facet of scrapbooking, so if you want to start a scrapbook we’ve got you covered with a ton of helpful information.

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How To Scrapbook: Start A Scrapbook In 4 Easy Steps

If you want to know how to scrapbook then follow these 4 easy steps and you’ll be well on your way to capturing and preserving your most precious memories for many years to come.

Step 1: Get Your Scrapbook Idea Organized

Before you even think about buying some card stock or some scrapbooking kits – the first thing you need to do is make sure all your photos are organized.

Generally scrapbookers use photos in layouts, and if you have a box or flash drive of old photos then the first thing you need to do is organize these photos into themes.

What I like to do is divide all the photos into relevant themes. For example I put all my family photos into one plastic or manila folder and label that folder “Family”. If you are working with photos on your computer, just create a new folder and call it “scrapbooking photos” and then create a sub folder called “family photos”.

Then as you continue going through your photos be sure to create new themes to organize them. That way when inspiration strikes, you just know exactly where to find the photos you need!

Step 2: Pick a Theme for Your Scrapbook Page

So what exactly do you want to create a page about? Is it your last family holiday or vacation? Perhaps it was your kids first day at school. Whatever the occasion be sure to be clear on exactly what it is you want to put on the page, and what emotions you want to convey.

Decide whether your layout will feature just photos and titling, or perhaps additional journaling etc.

Then have a think about the embellishments you can use. In scrapbooking, the term ‘embellishments’ refers to the different ways we can bring a page to life by adding objects, trinkets or colors to the page. A good example of a well known embellishment is a button or ribbon.

Once you have an idea of your theme and what you’d like to embellish, the next thing you should do is sketch out your layout. What I recommend is to just take a piece of plain A4 paper and draw out what goes where.

So in other words, where will your photos go? What about the title? Where will your journaling go? And your embellishments?

The clearer picture you have of your layout, the easier it will be when it comes to gluing things down (and less chance of a mistake!!)

Step 3: Get Your Scrapbook Equipment & Supplies

Like all pastimes, you need to spend a bit of money making sure you have the right equipment to scrapbook. Although you could essentially scrapbook with just a pair of scissors and some nice card, it’s worthwhile investing in some decent equipment that will save you time and effort in the long run.

Here’s some of the equipment and supplies I suggest you get so you can get started right away:

  • scissors
  • easy stick adhesives or glue sticks
  • an album with sheet protectors
  • paper trimmer
  • markers
  • colored cardstock
  • themed or pattern scrapbook pages
  • ruler
  • oval template
  • embellishments such as stickers and buttons

You can get most of these things at all good craft supply stores. And if there’s not one near you – there’s a bunch of stores online that can deliver them straight to your door!

Step 4: Choose Your Scrapbook Materials & Get Started

Ok now you’ve got a sketch of your layout and all your equipment it’s time to get to work on your layout.

First thing is first, you need to pick your paper. My only bit of advice here is if you’re a beginner then consider going with neutral colors. Choosing neutral colors as a background means it’s easier to blend in photos and embellishments.

However if you plan on getting super creative early on then you can go for some beautiful patterned papers that you can pick up from your local craft store.

When I purchase new paper (card stock) I always make sure I take in my photos to the craft store and put them up against the paper to make sure they co-ordinate. That way I know everything will work when I start work on the layout at home!

Another good way to start is to look at buying scrapbooking kits. These are available at your local craft store and are great because you get a bunch of stuff in a kit to create a beautiful layout. And everything within the kit co-ordinates and looks good!

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Sue, B. Vancouver, Canada

“You know when you have so many pictures, and you sit down to do something with them, but you just can’t think? Overwhelmed! What you want is someone to show you what to do! This book GIVES YOU GREAT IDEAS, and pretty much lays out your pages for you! I particularly LOVE THE TWO-PAGE SPREADS, and find that there are matching “additional” layouts so you can continue your theme. This REALLY TAKES THE STRESS OUT and gives you more time for having fun!”

Kim, P. Embrun, Ontario, Canada

I can’t wait to start creating my own pages inspired by these beautiful sketches. This e-book is THE PERFECT TOOL for me and ideas for using my own photos and papers jumped off the pages as I looked through the sketches. I am SOOOOO INSPIRED ALREADY! Thank you for a tool that will definitely become part of my scrapbooking toolkit!”

Kylie P, Adelaide, Australia

“Anna – OMG, I have just briefly glanced through 525 New And Inspiring Scrapbooking Sketches and can see all kinds of wonderful pages to do from these layout ideas! Makes me want to take off work right now and go home and scrap!”

Kellie, S. Oklahoma

“I LOVE THE BOOK! It is filled with wonderful title ideas, and will be so useful when I’m at a loss for a title for my pages! I actually need to go back and title so many pages. THIS WILL MAKE IT SO MUCH EASIER. I’d recommend this book to any level of experienced scrapbooker, whether it be on paper or digital.”

A. Kanode

“This will be a great resource to have in your scrapbooking library. With 10,000 possibilities for page titles, organized by subject, you’ll never be stumped for an idea again!”

D.T. Austin, TX

“I have learned so many new and creative ways to ORGANIZE all my scrapbooking things! I enjoy Scrapbooking Coach very much!”

Teresa Loveland, U.S.A

Amazing ideas throughout! Thank you Anna, love the book!!!”

Colette Jensen, West Chester, Ohio

“Thank you for creating such a wonderful, inspiring book! This book is perfect!”

Merry Hansen Lakewood, CO

“Wow, I WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER PROBLEM FINDING THE RIGHT TITLE FOR MY SCRAPBOOK PAGES. 10,000 SCRAPBOOK PAGE TITLES EBOOK IS AWESOME! I often find this is the most difficult part of each page and the part I spend the most time on, so now I “should” be able to get pages done much more quickly. I think they will also be very useful for card making.”

Debbie from Rochester, MN

“Got my E-book and INSTANTLY FELL IN LOVE WITH ALL OF THE GREAT SUGGESTIONS FOR TITLE PAGES!! This book has hit it perfectly for what I was lacking.”

G.L. Casper, Wy

I am THRILLED with the new e book! Every possible subject covered, and then a few! Boy will this come in handy!”

Connie Decker, USA

“AWESOME E-BOOK! You’ve thought about everything – can’t think of anything else to include. These titles will be perfect in my children’s scrapbook albums. Thanks for your creativity!”

Shelly from Ohio

10,000 Instant Scrapbook Page Titles gives you a QUICK AND EASY WAY TO CREATE NEW LIFE FOR YOUR SCRAPBOOK PAGES! Lots of great captions all by category. You can take it anywhere, as it is downloaded to your cell for use at your scrapbooking sessions around town!”

Barbara Alexander, USA

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