Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hello, I am sorry I haven't written or posted in a long while, it was only becuase of my internet,

and the weather connection we have been having lately.
Here are some of my collections and some from cousins and relatives!
1a.) First picture contains, my collection and data from previous months and trips!
All you want to start with is A box to put your stuff in so you do not loose it all.
A cover, comes in handy for other methods(when you get into serious scrapbooking)!\
A BOOK! It could be sticky or Heritage books: much like a traditional album, these "family tree" scrapbooks document a family history.
Historical Scrapbooks: These scrapbooks document an event or time period in history. These are great for individual, group, or class projects for students in Social Studies...they can even be used to team-teach English and Social Studies.Alphabetical (ABC Books or Alphabet Books): these books use the alphabet to document a trip to the zoo or pay tribute to a person's character from A to Z.Biographic/Autobiographic: These pages are wonderful opportunities for people to tell you about themselves or about people that are important to them. They can be about someone in your family, someone you admire, a historical figure or even that favorite "never-miss-one-of-his-films" movie stars.Journal Scrapbooks (Art Journals): To many people a 'scrapbook is a scrapbook' and a 'journal is a journal'...but for some people, a journal is a place where they collect not just words, but memorabilia.This is by no means a complete list off all of the different things that can be done between the covers of a scrapbook...these are just a sample of what you can do. Stretch your imagination and decide what you want to do in your book!
Theres one website that is also as helpful as this awsome blogg! Everyone has going on here.
Everyone is helpful and knows so much about scrapbooking!

Friday, October 31, 2008

This is a Halloween childish fun scrapbook page! I made one similar to this awsome page!
This you can add polaroid pictures or kodak 4X6 and a polaroid picture.
this one is fun because it takes takes a while and than when its all done it looks spectactular!
Really cool! All you need is a pictures of funny characters(cartoons) or anything you can buy them simply at the dollar store. and a pack of Black photo corners insted of tape:P
Its cool and have fun and make the page!
This is a start off page basically a title page for your scrapbook! Well if you want one.
They are pretty neat becuase you can do almost anything with them! Their pretty sweet!
I made tons of them. THEY LOOK AWESOME! Now that Halloween is today! You can take pictures of grrroool things! This is a "Happy Birthday" start off page.
How and what you can do with this is start off with ribbon, scissors, tape that has designs on it almost like ribbon! and paste for your creative image! You can have any size or shape picture or you can easily make one! Like I said you can ANYTHING with it! It is fun just like Scrapbooking!
Keep updated! scrapbook!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Been missing in action lately

But did a new layout using my cricut, and my new graphically speaking cartridge!! I hope you girls like! I also used the threading water punch by fiskars, bazzil paper, and lots of stickles!!!! It is also on the creating keepsakes site!! I had to steal my own photo off of the site, since I accidentally deleted it off of my camera!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beeen away on holiday!

Just got home today! I apologize that I havent posted in forever...but I had a lovely holiday, took well over 500 pictures, and am now home to scrapbook them all! I learned how to heat emboss on cards while at a card workshop on holiday and love the look!
Hope you are all doing well, will post some layouts as I do them!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Scrapbook it all!

I was thinking about why I scrapbook...I do it for my kids...I want them to remember their childhoods and the highlights of what happened to them when they were little.......and I want them to know who I am now....and how they have changed me and my life....and what my life was like before they were in my life....and sometimes part of that is the "bad" stuff in life. I believe it's important to scrapbook it all...the good, the bad, the don't be afraid to scrap those times...
Personally, I have done a few layouts that fit this....I want my children to know who I was....even the bad things....This is a layout about my eating disorder and what I went through....there is a letter to my children about what I was feeling and why I felt this way....people are often put off by the title of this layout but it's for my scrapbook and the legacy I'm going to pass along. I hope my children, especially my daughter can learn from my mistakes in life.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

These are really creative layouts! They are so much fun to design!
They include so many different sizes of photos! It gives you all the
info already in the layout! So cool :) XD
These layouts are already written out to be awsome! They are usually
used for journaling!
If YOU like journaling than this is for you!
Have fun journalists!
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5. These sketches-layouts are mostly used for very special occasions. For instance
weddings, calenders, maybe birthdays and best friends photos.
These are nice for those particular dates. They have the sparkle and intelligence.
These sketches-layouts include ribbon, sparkle, and glitter especially the white marble!
I like these becuase you use different tools, different kinds of things than you would usually use for some layouts. But every single sketches-layouts have meaning to them. So make them special and creative do what you want with scrapbooking! It's tons of fun!


These sketches-layouts are rather easy, and awsome! The vacation one is used with polaroid photos , and it looks amazing! The others are awsome, except for no.2. This one needs 1.5" X 6" Photo and 3"X 5" most of packages you buy donm't come with a 1.5" X 6" unless you could frame thm out to be a wallet photo. If you know what I mean. All you have to is cute and paste and write or type! It's a lot of fun! I have much more of my fav sketches-layouts I love to use!

Here are some of my favourite sketches-layouts, from just in case
you fans of the site don't have time to look them up.
Some of these sketches-layouts, are very easy and complex.
So why not try them!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Try another size!

Do you only scrapbook in 12"x12"? Have you thought about trying a different size? I've discovered a few new sizes and I LOVE it! I've recently switched to doing 8-1/2"x11" but I also like doing 6"x12" layouts! I've done 8"x8" albums, 6"x6"...the possibilities are endless...

Here are a few examples of some 6"x12" layouts I recently did.

So give it a try! Step out of the box and do a different size layout! Have fun!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hi! My Name is....

Hi! My name is Amanda N! I have the priviledge of being a part of the Scraptastic Memories Design Team. I hope to inspire you with my projects and how-to's and to help spur you on to create beautiful paper projects.
I am married to my hubby for almost 4 years [in two weeks!] and we have two beautiful children together - 2-1/2 year old boy and a 3 month old daughter. They are the subjects of MANY of my layouts and mini books.

I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years [on and off] and stamping for about 5 years. I love this hobby! It is so much fun creating new projects with all the great products available. I have been on a few design teams and I have also taught classes at a LSS. I now run my own scrapbooking business in which I scrapbook for people. What else could I ask for? I get to scrapbook and get paid for it!

I got hooked on scrapbooking because I love to take picutres and I LOVE being creative. As a child, I would cut out pictures and glue them into books...I am very passionate about being creative and I love to display it in many facets. I have always dabbled in various crafts. My parents' house was hodge-podged from top to bottom at one point! I did the folk art painting for a bit; I've decorated cakes [which I still do occasionally!] but for some reason scrapbooking stuck. I love expressing myself in this way. It's my stress relief!

I am happy to be a part of this team and I look forward to sharing my projects with you.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Heres an easy small layout.
This layout contains messages, long photos, title, and lots of scraping!
So all you have to do is take pictures and craft or paste them. Make fun or funny blurbs about those pictures. Any kind of blurb is fun and creative! So have fun and decorate!!!!
All you have to do is use your imagination!!!!
History of scrapbooking
In ancient Greece, hypomnemata were a form of notebook for recording one's own copies of what one had heard, read, or thought that might be worth remembering. There is little evidence in the archaeological and historical record that this practice was undertaken anywhere else previously. That one had to make one's own hand-written copies of what someone else had written reflected the expense of hiring a scribe to do so.
With the advent of affordable paper, precursors to modern scrapbooks became available to a wider array of people. Beginning in the 15th century, commonplace BOOK, popular in England, emerged as a way to compile information that included recipes, quotes, letters, poems and more. Each commonplace book was unique to its creator's particular interests. Friendship albums became popular in the 16th century. These albums were used much like modern day yearbooks, where friends or patrons would enter their names, titles and short texts or illustrations at the request of the album's owner. These albums were often created as souvenirs of European tours and would contain local memorabilia including coats of arms or works of art commissioned by local artisans.[1]Starting in 1570, it became fashionable to incorporate colored plates depicting popular scenes such as Venetian costumes or Carnival scenes. These provided affordable options as compared to original works and, as such, these plates were not sold to commemorate or document a specific event but specifically as embellishments for albums.[2] In 1775, James
Granger published a history of England with several blank pages at the end of the book. The pages were designed to allow the book's owner to personalize the book with his own memorabilia.[3]The practice of leaving pages to personalize at the end of books became known as Grangerizing.[4] Additionally, friendship albums and school yearbooks afforded girls in the 18th and 19th centuries an outlet through which to share their literary skills, and allowed girls an opportunity to document their own personalized historical record[5] previously not readily available to them.
The advent of modern photography began with the first permanent photograph created by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826.[6] Photography became available to an ever-widening population with the invention of George Eastman's paper photographs in the late 1880s and the mass production of the Kodak Brownie, a camera designed to be simple (and inexpensive) enough for a child, in 1900.[7]This allowed the average person to begin to incorporate photographs into their scrapbooks.
Old scrapbooks tended to have photos mounted with photomount corners and perhaps notations of who was in a photo or where and when it was taken. They often included bits of memorabilia like newspaper clippings, letters, etc. With the availability of printed material it is likely that the content of scrapbooks shifted away from one's own hand-writing or drawings or those of one's family members toward commercially available printed mat ephemera, memorabilia collections and journaling.[citation needed] Modern scrapbooking has evolved into creating attractive displays of photos, text, journaling and memorabilia.[citation needed]
Here are some greatthings you might wnt to have while scrapbooking!

1.) Scissors - are like bringers of order. Scissors shape the little bits of paper into forms that you can use in your scrapbook.
1 a.)Conventional paper- Conventional paper-cutting scissors – These scissors are made to cut and to cut straight.
1 b.)crafting scissors Crafting scissors – This type of scissors can be bought at different art supply shops.

2.)Puncher – This nifty scrapbooking tool is used mainly to punch holes into paper.
a) Conventional – This type of puncher produces round holes.
b) Shaped – This type of puncher, pretty much works in the same manner as the conventional puncher.

3) Tweezers – Tweezers are often used as scrapbooking tools in order to enable the crafter to put in a design or to glue in a bit of paper neatly.

4) Computer – This can be an excellent scrapbooking tool because of the fact that it can do a variety of things.