Wholesale Scrapbook Supplies for Everyone

People can often find the best deals via vendors specializing in online wholesale scrapbook supplies. Another way to save money is to subscribe to scrapbook email mailing lists.

Use Online Services to Find Unusual Scrapbook Supplies

Creativity sometimes demands using extraordinary materials. An excellent way to keep creative juices flowing is to order wholesale scrapbook supplies from online vendors who are willing to place special orders for their customers.

Items Shipped to the Customer’s Doorstep

People who want to avoid wasting time wandering through several local stores find it convenient to shop online. Reputable stores selling discounted wholesale scrapbook supplies ship ordered products directly to the customer’s address. Continue reading

Jumpstart Creativity with Scrapbooking Hobby

Scrapbooking is one of the most absorbing things you can do to save and share memories and moments in highly artistic and creative ways. You can turn dull photos into amazing images with a splash of color, stunning cut-up patterns, or a line of humor or poetry. It’s not just about the pictures or the captioning themselves, it is how you present them. Thankfully, there are an amazing array of scrapbooking accessories on the market today that just shopping around the stores inspires further creativity.

There are things in nature and in your home—in plain view—that when you look closely, can be used to put together to highlight a frame, or enhance a picture in your scrapbook. The scraps of color paper in your child’s room, or cut up pieces of velvet to shade the pages as border or background. Golden leaves left to dry out, or dried blossoms to remember a fall moment enhance images—and memories—ferrying the viewer to a certain time.  Continue reading

Scrapbooking Tips: Dealing with Photos

With scrapbook making, photos and images are the big shots. The creative use and placement of photos can harness the playground of the imagination whose value can infuse a dynamic feel to the overall design. Here are some tips to get your photos tell exciting stories in your scrapbook:

  • If you will be printing photos, you may want to do some retouching (e.g. adjusting exposure, adding some tint, etc.). These aren’t too difficult to execute and there are lots of tutorials and apps online that you can follow.

  • Choose a photo that will serve as a focal point. This will serve as the central element for your page. You don’t always have to take that literally, though. It may actually be better to put the focal-point photo at the upper left corner for left-to-right reading orientation.

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Great Tips for an Amazing Summer Scrapbook

Summer can be a great season for scrapbooking. Take the perfect summer vacation, document everything that happens every day, attend all the activities, take lots of beautiful photos, buy some quality scrapbooking supplies and voila. You have all the ingredients you need to make a memorable summer scrapbook.

The season, however, can get hectic due to all the activities and responsibilities that need your focus. So how can you make summer scrapbooking fun in a way that works for you? First things first: you need to figure out what you want to achieve.

Ask yourself these questions: What is your scrapbooking goal? How much time every day can you actually allot for scrapbooking? Do you want your scrapbook to focus more on stories, images or artwork? The answers will help you craft a scrapbooking schedule that will fit into your summer vacation fun nicely.

Realistically speaking, you may not be able to spend a lot of time on the planning and creation of your scrapbook while you’re out on vacation, so it can be wise to document as much as you can and sort things out later. Just make sure to write down tiny notes as you document so you won’t forget important details.

Add Special Touches to Your Personal Scrapbook

Scrapbooking is a great way to preserve your memories. Scrapbooks can hold special meaning for adults by serving as time capsules of their childhood adventures and experiences. Children go through a lot of milestones, especially early on, so it’s nice to have accounts of these events to be viewed when they are older. Continue reading

Carry On, Soldier

Family members whose loved ones are in the armed forces will miss them deeply whenever they’re deployed in other locations. At some point in the future, these servicemen and women themselves may also want to look back at the time they wore the uniform. If your loved one is retiring soon after a distinguished career, you can help mark the occasion by acquiring wholesale scrapbook supplies to create a memorable scrapbook that he or she will cherish.

Themes

Designing a theme of your loved one’s military scrapbook will depend first and foremost on their branch of service’s main colors. The Air Force will be a deep shade of blue and white, the Navy will have navy blue and gold, the Marines use scarlet and gold, the Army uses army green and black (among others), while white, and CG blue and red are for the Coast Guard. Their camouflage patterns may also be accent pieces, but be careful not to overdo it. Continue reading

Birthday Gifts Out of Scrapbooking Supplies

Giving a person a present on his or her birthday is a touching deed. Fortunately, shopping centers are teeming with items that can easily be wrapped to make a present. However, it’s more meaningful to give a gift that you put some effort in making.

Gifts that we make with our own hands are always more thoughtful and very much appreciated by those who receive it. Listed below are a few examples of handmade gifts that will be perfect for a loved one’s birthday:

Handmade and Handwritten: Birthday Cards

Americans send out about 6.5 billion greeting cards every year. Yes, millions of birthday cards are made and sent every day, but it doesn’t mean that yours can’t stand out. You’re never too old for arts and crafts and designing a card for a friend could end up being loads of fun. Continue reading