Scrapbook Advice?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by PonyGirl, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    I've been saving clips & pics of easy child sporting stuff for a few years now. It's mostly in assorted files in my closet.

    Do we have any scrapbookers here? Can anyone point me to a helpful website or other resource??

    It's looking like a winter project for me.

    Any suggestions are welcome!

  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member


    Do you have any local scrapbooking stores near you? Have you scrapped before? There is a company called Creative Memories and you might be able to find a consultant to get you started.

    Personally, I like just going to the craft stores. Get top loading scrapbook. Make sure you buy acid/lignin free. Buy some nice papers and get yourself a starter book ( like a how-to book). If you have a Michael's or Joann's they usually have some 40 or 50% off coupons and you can get a nice book for ten or eleven bucks.

    Other things to get, some scrapbook pens (acid free). Journal. Use your own handwriting where ever possible.

    Also get a Hermafix. Ask at the craft store, they'll tell you where it is. It's like a tape runner, but with little sticky glue dots. If you make a mistake, pull it up and the little sticky dots just rub off.

    Get a corner rounder. It rounds the pictures off and makes them look nice.

    That should get you started. If you have a scrapbook store near you, they usually run classes to teach you how. There are also a couple of shows on PBS and HGTV.
  3. guest3

    guest3 Guest

    avid scrapper here!!!!

    It took me years to try anything but creative memories products, I still highly recommend them for quality and they're pretty simple. But I got bored and branched out and I now use my rubber stamps (almost all stampin up). I am a "slam bam thank you mam" scrapper, meaning I like to make it quick and simple!
  4. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Ponygirl, do you know where Lincoln St in Rhinelander is? (take 8/47 to 17N, turn left and then turn left at Lincoln--it'll be the first light on 17N)

    The first thing you will see is a WalMart SuperCenter.

    Continue on down Stevens for about 3/4 of a mile and you will find a scrapbook shop on the left side of the road.

    They both sell supplies and run classes as well.

    I am not into scrap booking so don't know if they have a good selection or not, but it sure looks like they have a lot of stuff (I knit and I have to go to Eagle River for supplies)

  5. hope1990

    hope1990 New Member

    Check magazine stands for scrapbooking mags. Don't get too hung up on all the detail or frufru tho. I guess I do more pictures and less frufru; but they are a good way to get some ideas or websites and tips. I like Creative Memories too, but have also tried other stuff. I do like their (Creative Memories) cutting system the best.

    The best thing is as lothlorien said acid/lignin free paper and acid free pens. Then explore, create and have fun!
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I recently found a really great website for scrapbooking. I don't scrapbook yet, but I will at some point. This website is mail order, they have brand names, and every day the % discount is different. Worth a look, I think.

  7. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    Thanks everyone for your help! I want something that'll turn out nice for him, and in fact I may make a duplicate/separate book to keep for myself!

    Kat - Thanks, I think I plan on checking out the new Kohls store today!! So I'll be right in that neighborhood.

  8. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Pony...the scrapbook place is just a couple of blocks down from Kohl's on the left. Hopefully by now you've found it and have left happy