Scrapbooking Ideas at the Library
January 28, 2011
I have tried various crafts over the years such as cross stitch, quilting, and scrapbooking. The library is always a good place to look for books giving ideas, patterns, and instructions for a variety of crafts. If you don't want to purchase a book of quilt patterns for over $20, just visit your local library. I first started scrapbooking after we took a trip to Maine several years ago. Instead of just a collection of pictures, I now have a permanent record of our vacation with photos, menus, and journal entries that describe the areas we visited. I sometimes need some artistic inspiration when I start a scrapbook page. The library has many books about this craft with great photos full of ideas.
Three years ago, I started a scrapbook when our first grandchild was born. It depicts his first year of life, although it took me two years to make it! It is a time consuming hobby, but so much fun. Again, there are books just about scrapbooking for children and babies. All of this paper crafting led me to recently buy a Cricut paper cutting machine. Wait for a good sale because they are rather expensive. Now I'm into card making, but I needed ideas. The library catalog contains titles like Step-by-Step Card Making, and The Cardmaker's Workbook : the Complete Guide to Design, Dolor, and Construction Techniques for Beautiful Cards. This is much better than buying numerous magazines or books at Hobby Lobby. I made a few Christmas cards, and I am in the process of creating some Valentine's Day cards. So, don't forget to check your local library for craft ideas and inspiration.
Blue Springs South