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Old 03-16-2002, 06:31 AM
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Scrapbook Ideas

My dd starts High school next fall. I have been thinking about starting a scrapbook for her whole high school years. Does anyone do scrapbooking. If so do you have any ideas to help me get started?
My dd does scrapbooks at her dads house. I have never seen someone do it. I was going to try and make this a suprise scrapbook to give her at her high school graduation. Sooo I can't ask her too much or she will get a hint that something is going on.
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Old 03-18-2002, 09:16 AM
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For my first scrapbook i just used a regular 3 ring binder. the kind where you could slide a picture in front, in a clear pocket. for the pages i used printed regular sized paper, cut the pictures into shapes or atleast trimmed anything off that was not important. i used stickers and cut out shapes (die cuts) that went with the pictures and add a few sentences about what was going on in the picture. If you go to a craft store or an actual scrapbooking strore, just looking around will really help. good luck!
also i used clear sheet protectors to cover the paper, use the whole printed sheet and then just slide it into the protector.

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Old 03-18-2002, 11:39 AM
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chuckle scrapbooking

I love to scrapbook, unfortunately with 2 young children I don't always have the time. We are lucky enough to have a Hobby Lobby here that I get alot of supplies at when on sale and then a scrapbook store that I am a member of the die cut club. For only $12/year I can take my own paper in and cut all the die cuts they have the die for. That saves tons of money right there. This store also offers classes for little money to help teach techniques and you can use their supplies while there.
You can get as elaborate or keep them as simple as you want, but the main thing is to make sure that you always journal on each page the "who,what, when, and where" about the page. In years to come, you will be glad you did. I personally like the 12 x 12 pages - you can fit so much more on them. I am currently using a post-bound book, but have also used the binder and strap-hinged with no problems.
The magazine Creating Keepsakes is wonderful for ideas! If you just pick up one copy, that will give you some ideas to get started. You will be amazed at all the things you can do and your daughter could even help or make her own pages alongside of you for some good mother-daughter time.
When buying glues and papers, keep them acid free.
Good luck and enjoy making a "story" from your pictures.
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Old 03-20-2002, 08:28 AM
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I love to scrapbook, and you can spend a lot of money on cute things. I am just completeing a scrapbook for my son, he is a Senior this year that I want to present to him. I found the most help at a shop near me that offers classes for beginning scrapbooking. They also offer the materials, die cuts, papers etc. it is a great time to focus and they let you use all of their cutters, etc. I also like to get together with other friends that scrapbook, we try once a month but it is usually once a quarter or so. This is great because we get ideas from one another, as well as, share materials, cutters, stickers oh and food. Have fun!
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Old 03-22-2002, 03:51 AM
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Scrapbooking ideas

Scrapbooking has been my passion for about 5 years now. I am just finishing my oldest daughter's prek-6th grade book, she is in 7th grade now so I should be current by the end of the school year!! I love this hobby!! If you have a scrapbook store in your area, go and check it out. If you don't know about a store, then buy an issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, it has a store index by state. If you don't have a scrapbook store nearby, then try the big craft stores like Michaels, ACMoore, Hobby Lobby and Joann's ETC. Scrapbooking is the #1 growing hobby at this time. You will find tons of stuff but all you really need to get started are some directions, some ideas, an album, cardstock and a few basic tools. You can add more tools and embellishments as you go and learn about what you like and your style. Try not to be overwhelmed, no one's pages look like the magazines at first and most of us never get to that level, lol! Take a look at a great site - ScrapbookAddicts.com. It has a message board, a product review board, a marketplace to buy and sell supplies and a magazine review board. It is my favorite scrap site. Your daughter will treasure the album you make forever! Have fun.



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Old 03-22-2002, 12:57 PM
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a good site for ideas is www.creativekeepsakes.com. i've found most of my ideas there. i also include momentos from any dances she attended, games (tickets), mentions in school newspaper, etc. the craft stores have many ideas as well. plus took the camera to every school event to take pictures. my daughter worked on her own scrapbooks and is now on her third one for highschool. thank goodness she is a senior this year. she was very involved in school so she had many pictures and momentos. good luck!
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Old 03-23-2002, 02:57 PM
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This is a packrat's kind of hobby ! All the ticket stubs, spirit ribbons, pictures, and such are ways to remember activities and friends. Some of the lumpier things you can put into a keepsake box. When I was graduating, one of the local furniture stores had given all the Seniors of my school certificate for a small Lane cedar chest ( about 4" x 5" x 10" ). I put a lot of those goodies in it. I don't have all my spirit ribbons but I still have a lot of the buttons ( one shows the backside of an elephant "BUTT of course we'll win! ). I have all of the school papers put out and I even bought some of the sheet music of the songs we did in Select Choir. You can take pictures of groups of these objects to include in the book.
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Old 03-24-2002, 03:33 PM
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Thanks Everyone for your ideas. Also, for the differnet stores where I can get supplies. I was in Florida recently and found a store with great ideas! I think it was scrapbooking usa. They have a web site also. Saving ticket stubs was something I never thought of. I figured I would just use pictures. Does anyone know how to use Newspaper clippings in the scrapbook? I don't want the newspaper dye all over.

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Old 03-25-2002, 05:43 PM
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newspaper clippings

to keep newsprint from spreading I have two suggestions that may help. 1) you can laminate them, generally at school supply stores they will do this for a fee. OR 2) Use clear contact paper on both sides of the newsprint, it is a great way to laminate on your own.
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:05 PM
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newspaper clippings in scrapbooks

I have started to copy the news articles that I want to use in scrapbooks for a couple of reasons: I can use the same article in more than one scrapbook; I copy onto acid free paper (Kinko's has it if you ask); if you make a mistake, you have a copy; you still have the original article; in case something is on the back of the page, you don't mess it up; it won't yellow.

Also I have started copying ads from certain dates, like from the paper our DD's birth announcement was in--I had saved the whole section (Nov. 1976) and noticed how CHEAP things were then! LOL! I am using th ads and news articles from that paper for page decoration and to add a bit of history to her pages. I would also be sure to include the name of the paper and date the articles appeared in case a future family historian comes around.

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