Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monkeying Around

"Monkeying Around" is probably one of my favourite layouts I have done in a while. Although many, many of my layouts I do lately have been one of my favourites.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Scrapbooking Titles

Are you stumped on a title for your pages?

Here you can find so many title names!!

Everything is in alphabetical order.

Just click the link title you think relates to your page, and read the titles that go along with that category.

If anyone has any titles that are not listed, please Contact Me so I can add your ideas to the site!






















Here You Can Find A Bunch Of Layouts For Cards, Scrapbooks, Tags, And Much More.

Every Week We Feature A New Layout Sketch.

Request Your Layout To Be Featured Here!

If There Is An Opening Coming Up, I Will Ask You To Send Your Layout, And I Will Let You Know When It Will Be Featured.

Just Click An Album You Would Like To View.

Enjoy The Layouts.

More Will Always Be Added.

The Following Layouts Are Thanks To "Little Book Of Sketches"

12x12 Layouts; 1Picture

12x12 Layouts; 2 Pictures

12x12 Layouts; 3 Pictures

12x12 Layouts; 4+ Pictures

12x12 Layouts; Double Page

6x6 & 8x8 Layouts

6x6 & 8x8 Layouts; Double Page

8.5x11 In. Layouts

Square Card Layouts

Rectangle Card Layouts

Long Rectangle Card Layouts

Tag Layouts

Artist Trading Card Layouts

The Following Layouts Are Thanks To "Creative Crafts"

Two Different Sizes

5 Photo Sketch

7 Photo Sketch

1 Photo Sketch

1 Photo With Buttons

1 Photo Hanging Quote

1 Photo Wallets

1 Photo Ric&Rac

1 Photo Bottom Corner

1 Photo Large

1 Photo

1 Photo Circle Journaling

1 Photo Circle Title

1 Photo Vertical

1 Photo Large Embelly

2 Cards

2 Photos

2 Photos 1Lg 1Sm

2 Photo Sketch

2 Photo LO

2 Photos 4x6

2 Photos Strip Journaling

2 Photos 4x6Pics

2 Photos Oval

2 Photos Sprites

2 Photos Tag

2 Photos Dots

2 Photos On Waves

3 Photo

3 Photos

3 Photos Lots Of Circles

3 Photos Stitching

3 Photos Bubbles

3 Photos New Years Squares

3 Photos Upright

3 Photos Circles + Stitching

3 Photos Large Embellie

3 Photos Mini Squares

3 Photos Corner

3 Photos Wallet Sized

4 Photos

4 Photos With Arrow

4 Photos 4 Score

4 Photos Across

4 Photos Oval Title

5 Little Soldiers

8 Photos Mini Pics

A Little Bit Of Everything

All Lined Up

Card Flower Grids

Card Rectangular

Circle Journal


4 By 4'in

2 Photo Sketch


How about take a break from creating Scrapbook Layouts, or Card Layouts?

Try some different Projects.

Below is a list of easy to do projects that would be a nice change.

You can make them for yourself, or for others!

If you have any projects you would like listed here, please Contact Me.

If you create one of these products and would like them featured, please send me the picture of your item!

Have fun guys!















Craft Recipes

Instead of spending so much money on buying products, why don't you try and create them yourself?

You not only can save a ton of money, but can feel pretty gosh darn proud that you made the glue that held your product all together!

If anyone has any craft recipes they are willing to share with everyone, please Send Me An EMail and I will add it to the site.

Bread Clay Recipe

  • 6 slices of white bread, crusts removed
  • 6 tablespoons white glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon detergent
  • food colouring

  1. Knead the glue and bread together and then add the detergent. Continue to knead the mixture together until it is no longer sticky.
  2. Seperate the bread mixture into smaller portions and add food colouring to create desired colours.
  3. Create your decorations.
  4. For a glossy coat, brush the decorations with a mixture of equal parts of glue and water.
  5. Allow the decorations to remain out overnight to dry and harden.
  6. Once completely dry, paint and seal with clear nail polish.

Bubble Recipe

Make your own bubbles using glycerine.

  • 1 part glycerine
  • 3 parts detergent (not coconut based)
  • 10 parts water

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and play.
  2. Make sure that the bubble mixture is blown and not sucked up as it is not edible.

Condensed Milk Paint

  1. Dried condensed milk has an amazing sheen, therefore, when mixed with food colouring can make for a great paint.
  2. Mix one cup condensed milk with food colouring to create the colour of your choice.
  3. Use this mixture to create a bright and shiny paint.

Cookie Clay

  • 2 cups salt
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water

  1. Mix the salt and water together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch and remaining cold water.
  3. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling water solutions and stir until thick.
  4. Roll out the clay dough on a lightly cornstarched board. Mold clay into desired sizes and shapes and then dry and decorate. If you want to hang the decorations, use a straw to cut a hole for the string to go through.

Cornstarch Clay

  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups salt
  • 1 1/3 cups cold water (divided 2/3C and 2/3C)

  1. Mix salt together with 2/3C water and bring to a boil.
  2. Mix cornstarch together with 2/3C water and mix well until smooth.
  3. Blend the two mixtures together over low heat.
  4. Roll the clay mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and cut out using cookie cutters.
  5. Once you have the desired shapes you would like, the clay can be air dried.
  6. After the clay is dry, the clay can be painted.
  7. Unused clay can be stored in an airtight container.

Cornstarch Finger Paint

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cold water
  • food colouring
  • liquid dishwashing soap

  1. Mix the sugar and the cornstarch together in a saucepan.
  2. Over low heat, add the cold water in slowly and stir until smooth and thick. Remove the mixture from the heat.
  3. Divide the mixture into small containers and add a drop or two of food colouring and dishwashing soap into each portion. Stir.
  4. Once the mixture is cool, you can start to finger paint.

Paint can be kept in an airtight container.

Cornstarch Playdough

  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1 cup of cornstarch

  1. Mix together the salt and hot water in a medium sized pot and heat until boiling.
  2. In a seperate bowl, mix the cornstarch and cold water.
  3. Pour the cornstarch and water mixture into the boiling water and stir constantly to avoid lumps.
  4. Continue to cook and stir the playdough mixture over a low heat until it starts to ball up like dough.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Once cool enough to touch (remember the middle of the dough ball will take longer to cool down), knead the dough until smooth.
  7. Grab your kids and get them to squirt a few drops of food colouring into the mixture.
  8. If you want to have more fun with colours, divide the dough into smaller bowls and make a number of different colours to play with.
  9. You can also use this as an opportunity to share about the colour wheel and mixing of colours with your kids as you have them drop different colours of food colouring into the dough.
  10. Store the playdough in an airtight container to keep the dough from drying out.

Dr.Seuss's Oobleck

Dr.Seuss spoke of green precipitation called Oobleck falling from the sky in Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

While you may never have called it Oobleck, you have probably played with this mixture before.

  • 1.5-2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • food colouring (optional)

This mixture involves the mixing of cornstarch and water. As you mix it and play with it between your fingers, the mixture will change from a liquid to a solid and back again.

Store this mixture in an airtight container.

Easter Egg Dye

  • 1/4 teaspoon food colouring
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Divide the mixture into smaller bowls and add food colouring to each bowl.
  3. To decorate the Easter Eggs, hold the hard boiled egg or blown-egg under the dye. The longer the egg shell stays in the dye, the darker the colour will be.

Egg Yolk Paint Recipe

When I was growing up, my mom always decorated our shortbread cookies with egg yolk paint. It makes for amazing decorative colouring on cookie designs.

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon room temperature water
  • food colouring

  1. Mix the egg yolk and water together with lots of food colouring.
  2. Use a paint brush to brush onto baked cookies. The cookies must be returned to the oven until the egg is solidified.

Face Paint Recipe

There are many times of the year that it would be great to have face paint available. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to locate. Why not make your own?

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cold cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • food colouring

  1. Stir together the corn starch and cold cream until smooth. Add the water and continue to stir until smooth again. Add food colouring to get the desired colour.
  2. This face paint is best applied with a small paint brush or q-tip.
  3. To remove the face paint, use soap and water.
  4. Face paint can be stored in an airtight container.

Finger Paint Recipe

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp cold water
  • food colouring

  1. Dissolve the cornstarch into the cold water.
  2. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling water.
  3. Stir constantly and continue heating until the mixture becomes glossy.
  4. Add food colouring. Remove from heat.
  5. Cool completely before using.

Glue Recipe

Have you ever wanted to make your own glue? It is easier than you think.

  • 3/4 cup room temperature water
  • 2 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cold water

  1. Mix room temperature water, corn syrup and white vinegar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. In a seperate bowl, mix the cornstarch and cold water together until smooth.
  3. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the other mixture and stir constantly.
  4. Once thickened, remove from the heat and let stand overnight.

Glurch / Flubber

This homemade silly putty is a fun mixture of glue and borax that makes a jelly like substance.

  • 3/4 cup white glue
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp borax (found in the laundry aisle)
  • food colouring (optional)

  1. Mix together glue and 1 cup water in a small bowl.
  2. In a seperate bowl, mix together borax and 1 cup water. Be sure to stir well, or the Borax will drop to the bottom of your bowl.
  3. If you are interested in having colourful glurch, mix a few drops of food colouring into one of the mixtures.
  4. Scoop a few spoonfuls of borax mixture into the glue mixture and stir. You may not need to add in the entire borax mixture. You want to end up with a 3 to 1 mixture of 3 parts water/glue mixture to 1 part water/borax mixture.
  5. As you stir, the mixture will gets it's jelly like appearance and feel.
  6. You can now run the mixture through your fingers and have some fun!
  7. Be sure to wash your hands when you are done playing!

Gooey Goop Recipe

Goop is a great mixture to play with, and very easy to make.

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • food colouring

  1. Mix the water and cornstarch together until smooth. Boil until thick.
  2. Add food colouring until the goop is your colour of choice. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Be sure to have your play surface covered with plastic, or use a plastic placemat for your surface.

Goop Recipe

  • 2 cups cornflour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • food colouring

  1. Mix together the cornflour and 1 cup of water in a bowl. Stir until smooth.
  2. Pour this mixture into a saucepan and heat on low. Slowly mix in the flour while gradually adding in the remaining water.
  3. Once cooled, the goop is now ready to play with. If the goop sticks to your hands, lightly flour them.

Homemade Silly Putty

  • 2 parts white glue
  • 1 part liquid starch

  1. Mix all ingredients together until no longer sticky.
  2. Add more glue or starch of necessary.
  3. Mixture can be stored in an airtight container.

Koolaid Playdough Recipe

This playdough is edible.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 packages koolaid
  • 2 cups boiling water

  1. Mix dry ingredients together. Add boiling water. Knead together on a floured area.
  2. This playdough is long lasting. Store in an air tight container.

Mister Rogers' Play Dough

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup water

  1. Mix together well.
  2. You can put dry Kool-Aid or Jell-O in the mix if you want to colour the dough.

Oatmeal Playdough

  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 2/3 cups honey

  1. You can add in any other edible treats such as cereal, chocolate chips, candies, etc.
  2. Mix ingredients together. Remove mixture onto wax paper.
  3. Store in air-tight container.

Oatmeal Playdough ver.2

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups oatmeal

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Knead on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Play!

Paper Mache Paste

  • 1 cup room temperature water
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 cups boiling water

  1. Mix the flour into the room temperature water and stir until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into the boiling water and continue to stir for a few minutes while the mixture gently boils.
  3. After a few minutes, remove for heat and let cool.
  4. Dip strips of newsprint into the paper mache mixture and create your projects.

Pasta Dye

A wonderful activity is to create pictures or necklaces and bracelets using coloured dry pasta.

  1. To dye the dry pasta, mix together 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol with food colouring.
  2. Carefully place the dry pasta into the rubbing alcohol mixture.
  3. Once coloured, place the coloured pasta onto a sheet of waxed paper with newspaper below it to soak up any excess dye.

DO NOT eat the pasta or let kids put it into their mouths.

Peanut Butter Playdough

This playdough is edible.

  • 3 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 cups powdered milk
  • 3 1/2 cups corn syrup

Mix ingredients together. Share. Can decorate with other edible treats.

Playdough Recipe

This playdough is NOT edible.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoons cooking oil
  • food colouring

  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring until stiff.
  3. Allow to cool, then knead.
  4. This playdough will last for a long time if kept in an air tight container.

Poster Paint Recipe

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • powdered tempera paint
  • 1/2 teaspooon liquid detergent

  1. Place the flour into a small saucepan and slowly pour in one cup of water. Stir until smooth. Once smooth, turn the heat on low and continue stirring until the mixture thickens. Cool.
  2. Remove about 1/4 cup of the cooled flour mixture and place into a small container. Add tempera paint and a splash of water to create each desired colour.
  3. If you would like a glossy finish, add liquid detergent.

Pumpkin Pie Playdough

  • 5 1/2 C flour
  • 2 C salt
  • 8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1.5 oz pumpkin pie spice
  • orange food colouring (red and yellow)
  • 4 C water

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the lumps disappear.
  2. Once mixed, remove from heat onto a floured surface. Let cool.
  3. Once cooled enough that you can knead the dough, knead until smooth.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

Not edible

Salt Glitter Recipe

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • food colouring

  1. Add food colouring to salt. Add as much or as little as you would like to get the desired colour of glitter.
  2. If you would like to use the glitter right away, place the coloured salt in the microwave and cook for 1-2 minutes depending on the strength of the microwave. Cool.
  3. If you are not using the glitter right away, you can let the salt air dry.
  4. Store the glitter in an air tight container.

Salt Playdough Recipe

This playdough is NOT edible.

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • food coloring

  1. Mix ingredients in a saucepan and stir over low heat. When mixture is thick and rubbery, remove from heat.
  2. Once the mixture has started to cool, place playdough on floured surface and knead. Once cooled, roll flat and use cookie cutters to create objects for decoration. If you would like to hang the decorations, use a straw to punch a hole.
  3. Air dry objects few days. Store unused portion in air-tight container.

Slime Recipe

  • 1 cup room temperature water
  • 1 cup white school glue
  • food colouring
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 4 tablespoons Borax laundry booster

  1. Mix together room temperature water, glue, and food colouring. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, mix together warm water and Borax until completely dissolved.
  3. Slowly pour the glue mix into the bowl with the Borax solution, but do NOT mix them together.
  4. Roll the glue mix around in the Borax solution (around 4 or 5 times). Then lift the glue mix out of the Borax solution. Knead for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Store the slime (the glue mix) in an airtight container or plastic ziplock bag.

Traditional Play Dough

This play dough is NOT edible.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • food colouring

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan, adding food colouring last.
  2. Carefully stir ingredients together in the saucepan over medium heat until smooth.
  3. Remove play dough from pan and knead until blended smooth.
  4. Once the play dough is cooled, place in an airtight container.

This play dough is long lasting.

General Scrapbooking Terms

Even though you might know a lot about scrapbooking, you might stump over a term you hear or read.

Here is your perfect spot to look up that term that you've never heard before!

All terms are alphabetical so just scroll down until you find the letter and term your looking for!

If you don't see a term here that you would like, please let me know and I'll put 'er on up!


  • all about me
  • usually referring to an album about one's self
ABC Album
  • an album assembled using layouts representing each letter of the alphabet
  • a chemical substance with a ph of less than 7.0 that causes paper fibers to break down and crumble
  • found in various supplies used to organize photographs
  • causes photographs to deteriorate, discolour and become brittle
Acid Free
  • materials tested to have a ph level of 7.0 or above
  • all items used in memory books and scrapbooks should be acid

Acid Migration
  • transfer of acidity from acidic materials to another less acidic material through physical contact or acidic vapors
  • e.g. newspaper clippings cause discoloration where they are placed and on the items they touch
  • a de-acidification spray should be used on acidic papers or items should be photocopied on acid free paper
  • containing acid or with a ph level lower than 7.0
  • water soluble paint made from pigments and a plastic binder

  • a bonding agent used to affix two or more items together available in many different forms such as liquid, paste, gel, solid sticks, tabs
Adhesive Foam
  • adhesive pieces used to secure items to your page while adding dimension
  • Adobe Photoshop
    • software for editing photographs and graphics
    • acronym for acid free and linen free
    • a book used to store photographs, memories and scrapbook pages
    • opposite of acid added to materials containing acid to neutralize the acid having a ph level of 7.0 or higher
    Altered Book
    • collaging, stamping, embellishing or altering a found book to reflect an artistic idea
    Analogous Colors
    • colors that are next to each other on the colour wheel
    Archival Quality
    • indicates materials have undergone laboratory analysis to determine their acidic and buffered content are within safe levels for long term preservation of photos : assumes materials should be permanent, durable and chemically stable
    • industry has not agreed on a definition for archival quality, so variations exist for determining a products archival properties

    Art Stamping
    • process of creating artwork with rubber stamps
    • the little picture posted under your name in message boards and galleries


    • ornamentation with beads
    • enclose or fasten a book between covers
    • a feathery effect that occurs when too much ink or paint is absorbed by the paper
    Blending Pencil
    • tool used to blend colored pencils to create different shades of a color
    Bone Folder
    • flat piece of bone or plastic, round at one end, pointed at the other
    • used for scoring and folding paper;Border
    • the decorated margins of a scrapbook page
    Brag Book
    • small album used to show off pictures of a specific theme, usually children and grandchildren
    • process of adding an alkaline substance to material to make it acid free and protect the item from acid and environmental pollutants
    Buffered Paper
    • paper that has had a buffer (often calcium carbonate) added during manufacturing process to give it a ph level of more than 8.5, making it acid free


    • creating greeting cards
    • term for thick, sturdy papers available in a variety of weights
    • acronym
    • come as you are
    • technique used to enhance your pages, embellishments, die cuts with chalk
    Chemical Stability
    • having the ability to resist chemical degradation over time and/or upon exposure to light, pollutants and inferior storage
    CK OK
    • Creating Keepsakes Okay
    • scrapbooking seal of approval
    • items are considered safe to use in scrapbooking
    Coated Paper
    • paper with a finishing layer on one or both sides
    • an artistic composition made up of various materials (paper and found objects such as glued to a flat surface
    • a pigment or dye that is resistant to environmental exposure, such as light, acid, heat and other atmospheric conditions
    Color Wheel
    • shows color relationships and placement
    Complementary Color
    • each primary color (red, blue, yellow) has a complementary (opposite) color made by mixing the other two (red and green, for example)
    Corner Rounder
    • small trimmer that rounds the edges off of paper or photographs
    Corrugated Paper
    • thick, wavy cardstock
    • to trim unwanted parts of an image
    • altering the boundaries of a finished photograph by trimming or masking the photograph
    • can be done manually with scissors or paper cutter or using image editing software
    • a scrapbook party where people work on their scrapbooks, share layouts, brainstorm new ideas
    • party hosted by a scrapbook expert who shares techniques, products and information with the group
    • acronym
    • cardstock


    • process of removing acid from paper, materials to prevent deterioration
    De-acidification Spray
    • spray that neutralizes acid in newspaper clippings, certificates and other documents
    Decorative Ruler
    • ruler with a special edge for designing decorative borders on scrapbook pages
    Decorative Scissors
    • scissors with a decorative pattern for cutting
    • process of material breaking down from its current state to a deteriorated state e.g. yellowing of papers
    • acronym
    • darling or dear husband
    • paper designs cut from a die-cut machine
    • paper is placed in the die and pressure is applied to cut the image out
    Digital Image
    • an image composed of pixels or dots
    Double Mount
    • to place a photograph on two background papers
    • measures the resolution of an image
    • the more dots (or pixels) per inch, the sharper the image
    Dry Brushing
    • applying paint on a brush and then removing most of the ink before using the brush to apply the color
    • helps eliminate bleeding of colors
    Dry Embossing
    • produces a raised image by pushing the image up from the underside
    • soluble, colored substance that is added to materials for coloring purposes
    • dye colors are less stable over time than pigment colors


    • any scrapbooking extras such as stickers, die-cuts, metal pieces, wire, etc that enhance the pages
    • to create a raised surface by applying heat or pressure
    Embossing Gun
    • a heat tool that directs hot air to a precise area
    • forced heat melts embossing powder, creating a slightly raised surface for the design
    Embossing Powder
    • a fast melting powder that delivers rich colors and solid surface bonding
    • used to create a raised image on paper
    • a method of displaying three-dimensional memorabilia and protecting nearby items from acid contained in the memorabilia
    • printed matter of passing interest e.g. vintage postcards, stamps;Epoxy:two resins that when mixed together, harden to form a strong bond
    • a small metal ring designed to reinforce a hole
    • in scrapbooking, eyelets are used to rivet components to the page, for design purposes, or to feed ribbon and fiber through


    • a slender, elongated, threadlike object that provides substance or texture
    Fine and Chisel Pens
    • a pen with a fine tip is 0.5mm and a chisel tip is 6.0mm
    Focal Points
    • element of a design where lines converge
    • the eye is naturally drawn to the focal point in an image
    • different typefaces


    Gel Based Rollers
    • pens with pigment ink
    Gift Album
    • a compilation of photographs and mementos created with a person or event in mind


    Hand Tinting
    • process of applying colors with oils and dyes to the surface of a black and white photograph, giving it the appearance of a colored photograph
    • the title or caption that explains the theme of a layout
    Heat Gun
    • same as embossing gun
    • used to heat items for embossing
    • traditions passed down from generation to generation


    Idea Books
    • books featuring one aspect of scrapbooking such as a specific theme or product
    Ink Jet Printer
    • printers that spray ink onto a page
    • be careful – inks are not always waterproof or suitable for archival pieces
    • strength of a color based on how true it is to a primary color


    • text on a scrapbook page giving details of photographs
    • includes any words you write in your book or on the scrapbook page, from titles and captions to long descriptions, poem or stories
    • can be handwritten or printed on computer
    • thought to be the separating point between scrapbooks and photo albums



    • permanent bonding of two layers of plastic film to one or two sides of a flat item
    • grouping of pages in your scrapbook that go together, one page or more
    • arrangement of heading, journaling, and photographs together
    • term describing a material not affected or faded by sunlight, fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
    • substance that binds wood fibers together, and contributes to breakdown of paper
    • paper with high levels of lignin are very acidic and therefore cause materials to become yellowish and brittle
    Lignin Free
    • paper product having a max of 1% lignin
    Liquid Adhesive
    • liquid adhesive is best for small items, diecut letters and embellishments


    Magnetic Albums
    • peel and stick albums where photos are placed on strips of adhesive on a backing card and then a page protector is used to cover the photo and uncovered adhesive
    • many of these albums are damaging to photos
    • not okay for scrapbooking
    • a technique used to get the effect of stamped images behind each other, in front of another
    Master Family Album
    • holds photographs of everyone in the family and family documents, typically in chronological order
    • surface has no glossy finish
    • process of creating a frame around pictures using cardstock and/or patterned paper
    • certificates, documents, and other items that tell a story
    • includes souvenirs, mementos, pictures, stamps, any item that remind you of an event or time
    Mixed Media
    • use of several media (paints, papers, rubber stamps, inks) to create a layout
    Monochromatic Color Scheme
    • employs different values of the same color
    • work of art incorporating photographs into a collage
    • technique where you cut small objects from paper or pictures and put them together to create a collage
    • to adhere a photograph, embellishment or other item to another piece of paper
    • a wood or plastic piece that forms the handle of a stamp
    Mounting Squares
    • small squares of double sided tape-like adhesive
    Mulberry Paper
    • paper made up of long fibers that look like feathery pieces
    Muted Colors
    • subdued tints or shades of colors that tend to be more suitable for backgrounds
    • a protective clear polyester covering for photos and album pages


    • process of making a solution ph neutral
    • an ink that does not spread from its original mark on the paper’s surface
    Non-Permanent Mounting
    • process of mounting an item to a page without adhering it permanently
    • acronym “non scrapbook related”


    • any surface that does not allow any light to pass through and therefore cannot be seen through


    Page Exchange
    • participants are invited to create a page to share with other scrapbookers
    • each person brings enough copies of an original page to trade with others
    Page Protectors
    • PVC free plastic sleeve or cover that displays and protects pages for preservation
    Page Toppers
    • phrases and/or images meant to be used as titles at the top of pages
    Paint Pens
    • pens with soft brush like tips
    • the amount of ink dispensed is controlled by the pressure that is applied to the tip
    Paper Crimper
    • tool used to corrugate paper or cardstock
    Paper Piecing
    • multiple layers of paper (die cuts or punches) put together to create an artistic design or image
    Paper Tearing
    • process of tearing paper instead of cutting so that the edges are rough looking
    Paper Trimmer
    • Paper cutting tool used for making square cuts and straight lines by placing paper against edge and moving down a blade
    • used for trimming paper and photographs
    Patterned Paper
    • paper with designs repeated on the entire page
    PH Level
    • measurement to tell how acidic or basic something is
    • scrapbookers want items with ph of 7 or higher
    PH Testing Pen
    • pen containing an indicator dye that when applied to a surface of a material discolours to show the surface’s ph level
    Photo Corners
    • small triangle pieces of plastic or cardstock with adhesive on the back for attaching photograph corners to a page
    • allows you to adhere a photo to a page without applying adhesive on photograph
    • non permanent method
    Photo Safe
    • term used by manufacturers to indicate their products are safe for use with photographs
    • not currently regulated
    Photo Tinting
    • method of applying color to a black and white photograph
    • a dry, powdery agent that possesses color
    • non water soluble substance
    • generally more stable than ink
    • short form for picture elements, which make up digital albums
    • the more pixels or dots per inch (dpi) the better the resolution
    • clear, inert, strong, long-lasting plastic used in preservation products
    • soft, chemically-stable plastic used in the manufacturing of preservation products
    • clear, flexible, chemically-stable plastic used in the manufacturing of preservation products including scrapbook page protectors
    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • substance used in plastic pages of old magnetic photo albums that deteriorates and harms photographs over time
    • generally referred to as vinyl
    Post Bound Albums
    • albums that are held together with metal posts that run through the pages
    Pre-Embossed Paper
    • paper with a raised design
    Product Swap
    • a scrapbookers’ swap meet where the host gathers up duplicates of products or tools that he or she is looking to trade with others
    • tool used to cut shapes to be used as embellishments on a scrapbook page


    • paper ornamentation using fine pieces of paper curled to duplicate various shapes and images


    Red Eye
    • red color that appears in the pupils in a photograph when a flash is used
    Red Eye Pen
    • pen used to take red eye out of flash photographs
    • type of adhesive that allows you to reposition an item on your page for a certain period of time
    Reversible Adhesive
    • an adhesive that can be undone
    Roller Stamp
    • stamp mounted on a wheel to make a continuous pattern on a border
    Rubber Stamp
    • a detailed, intricate design cut out of rubber and mounted on wood or foam
    • design is made by applying color to the rubber and imprinting it on the page


    • album used to display photographs, memorabilia and journalled memories
    • tradition of mounting and preserving pictures, and memorabilia in an artistic and archival manner with relevant journaling
    Secondary Colors
    • colors created by blending primary colors
    • orange, green and violet are secondary colors created by combining red, yellow and blue
    Self Healing Mat
    • a mat you can cut on that maintains its form
    Serendipity Squares
    • squares made by creating a torn collage of scraps on a background paper, then cutting it into squares and mounting it on cardstock
    • tool used for setting eyelets
    Shabby Chic
    • sanding, crumpling and distressing paper to give it an old look and feel
    • made by adding black to any color
    Shaker Box
    • type of paper piecing where a thin PVC free page protector is combined with paper piecings to create an open window pocket
    • window contains beads, confetti, mini punches, etc. that can be shaken
    Shape Cutter
    • Tool designed to cut shapes, can be adjusted to create different variations of the shapes
    Sheet Protectors
    • folded plastic used to slip over finished scrapbook pages to protect them from external factors
    • side or top loading
    • must be acid free
    Spiral Bound Album
    • album with wire binding wound through the pages at the spine in a circular pattern
    • transfer of ink or chalk to paper using a sponge instead of a brush
    Spray Adhesive
    • aerosol spray adhesive to ensure an even layer of adhesive over a large area
    Stamp Positioner
    • a see-through tool that allows you to position stamp images precisely where you want
    • an adhesive decorative accent usually made from paper
    • to fasten or join with or as if with stitches
    Strap Binding Album
    • album secured with plastic straps that run through a holder directly on the pages and keep the book in place
    Stylus (dry embossing tool)
    • a wood/metal/plastic stick used to deboss paper
    • people looking to exchange or trade items with other scrapbookers in an organized fashion
    Swivel Knives
    • similar to craft blades but with a rotating blade makes them great for cutting along curves, for templates


    Tape Roller
    • device used to distribute tape on the back of photographs and paper embellishments
    Tape Runner
    • a dispenser containing small pieces of double sided sticky tape
    • a stencil pattern used as a guide to trace shapes
    Tertiary Colors
    • blends of primary and secondary colors (intermediate colors)
    • colors such as red-orange or blue-green
    • the overall emphasis of a page or scrapbook
    Theme Album
    • an album devoted to one idea e.g. birthdays, wedding
    Three Ring Album
    • rings that snap apart for easy page insertion removal
    • made by adding white to any opaque color
    Title Sheets
    • pages made of a series of premade titles
    • shade gradations from white to black or from light to dark
    • bag used for organizing and carrying your scrapbook supplies
    • a transparent object that is viewed by light shining through it from behind or by projection
    • group of three colors that form a triangle on the color wheel




    Walnut Ink
    • ink crystals from walnut shells
    • very versatile water soluble colorant

    • translucent design or name easily visible when a sheet is held to light

    Water Soluble
    • material that can dissolve in water

    Wax Pencils
    • soft pencils designed for use on photographs
    Wet Adhesive
    • adhesive that is applied while still in its liquid form and then dries to a solid form


    X-Acto Knife
    • tool with a straight blade to cut intricate designs

    Xyron Machine
    • machine that applies adhesive to pages
    • some xyron machines also laminate or attach a magnetic backing