One of my favorite hobbies is taking photographs. I have thousands of digital images on my computer. While trying to find something creative to do with them, I came across a book called 365 Days of Scrapbooking Ideas by Better Homes and Gardens. This book has some fun and unique ideas for preserving memories and creating beautiful scrapbooking layouts.
Just 2 months ago, I became a Grandmother for the first time. Two new grandbabies were born just 3 days apart on both sides of the state. As I reveled in my new status as a “double whammy grammy” and drove back and forth across the state, I began to ponder what I could do to welcome them to this world. Ah yes, hug them, hold them, walk the room with them on my shoulder…. but those will be my memories. I wanted to give them something to help them know how excited we all were for them to hurry up and arrive!
The first monthly Heritage Scrapbooking class was a rousing success! We had 27 scrapbookers ranging from the absolute-never-scrapbooked-before beginner to the nearly-professional. From the comments received, it seems that everyone had a great time, and there are already several people signed up for next month’s class.
Armed and Ready with "MSA" or Mobile Scrapbooking Artillery
To say that I am passionate about paper is like saying I like breathing oxygen. It keeps me alive! And scrapbooking keeps memories and creativity alive. Here at the Midwest Genealogy Center, we have a scrapbooking class that has a unique perspective—heritage preservation. I recently had the pleasure of assisting in the direction of one of these classes, and let me tell you how AMAZING it was to see all the different folks who attended.
Scrapbooking time joins Book Club and Yarn Bee at the Dearborn Branch in October. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. on October 18th, anyone with a scrapbooking project can join us for exclusive time to work on albums. Your albums are digital now? No problem, plan it all out on paper first or bring your laptop along.
We'll meet for an hour, so bring photos and supplies to work that long. Or, use the time to gather ideas for your pages from others. No matter what your plan, setting aside an hour a month to scrapbook will get those memories saved and albums finished.
You know those old pictures that you inherited from your grandparents or your parents that you keep meaning to sort or do something with? Well, Heritage Scrapbooking at MGC is the place for you to be! On the first Saturday of each month, we meet to help each other create a timeline of pictures for your family. Most people do it in scrapbook form with some embellishments and creativity. Others simply record and mount the pictures with just names and dates. Either way, it is two hours that yo
Leisure Arts has published a book of scrapbooking ideas called Fast Scrapbooking with 4x6 Photos. This book starts with ten shortcuts for creating fast scrapbook pages. In addition, there are chapters of page layouts depending on the number of photos you want to put on a page, up to 15 photos. There are also ideas for creating mini albums and displaying photos.
Just to let everyone know, we have a monthly event called Heritage Scrapbooking that is open and free to the public. It’s always on the 1st Saturday of every month. If you are interested in participating, please come join us. You can share your ideas, meet new people, have a good time away from home, and learn from each other.