I don’t need much of an excuse to start a new hobby and now here’s a holiday just to get me in the mood for something new! The first Saturday in May has been declared National Scrapbooking Day by many and the library has a great collection of scrapbooking and memory album books to inspire you.
Already one of the millions who love scrapbooks? Try a new technique or discover some fiction authors who incorporate scrapbooking into their writing. Be invigorated by this fun hobby and love it all over again.
Try something new!
- Make a mini-album for an upcoming graduate or special event
- Add journaling to your scrapbook pages
- Incorporate different materials into your pages like lace, felt, fabric, buttons, ribbon and beads
- Create your own paper with inks and dyes
- Look at scraps in a different way – Recycle – Reinvent
- Think beyond the edge of the page
- Go 3-D and add dimension to your pages
Take a break from your scrapbooks and do a little reading about scrapbooking instead! The Kiki Lowenstein scrap-n-craft mystery series by Joanna Campbell-Slan is tons of fun.
Rebeca Seitz’s Sisters, Ink series weaves the love of sisters and the fun of scrapbooking into a set of touching books about four adopted sisters who see each other through life’s ups and downs (and scrapbooking parties).
A totally different take on scrapbooking fiction is Caroline Preston’s book The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt whose story is illustrated with various memorabilia: vintage postcards, magazine ads, ticket stubs, fabric swatches, candy wrappers, menus, and more. Her personal tale of the 1920 might just make you think a little differently about what you put in your own scrapbooks.
Feel inspired? Do you have a scrapbooking tale to tell? Share it with us here!