Ask any scrapbooking fanatic to define scrapbooking and you will find the answers vary. In general, scrapbooking is a personal hobby with different meanings and brilliant forms. Scrapbooking typically involves hours upon hours of devotion, yet people love spending hours organizing items, trimming papers, coming up with color schemes, and eventually placing items into the scrapbook.
Scrapbooks can be keepsakes to document the birth of a new baby, first homes, family history, or mementos for a first marriage. They can also be a loving tribute to someone who has passed on. Scrapbooks come in all shapes and sizes. For this reason, the items that are used in a scrapbook also vary.
A scrapbook normally contains collections of photographs, newspaper articles, items, journal pages, or other papers that are gathered together in an acid-free keepsake book that can be handed down from generation to generation. Scrapbooks can be simple, but often they grow and expand until they are elaborate displays into an event, person, or area.
Stickers are common, inexpensive items that find their way into scrapbooks. Scrapbooking stickers should be acid-free to prevent yellowing with age. Craft stores will have a wide selection of them. There literally are stickers for everything: holiday themes, baby items, letters, words, flowers, animals, sports, and more.
Scrapbooking stickers can be used to hold articles or photographs in place. They can be used for decorations or to emphasize a point. Scrapbooking stickers are always used to add a whimsical feel to any page in your scrapbook.
Take a photograph of your new bundle of joy. By using stickers, you can take words to form ideas of exactly what your infant was thinking at that moment. A scrunched up face can become a comical tribute to tart foods by adding a few words or images of lemons. Scrapbooking stickers of angels can decorate the edges of a page dedicated to your perfect angel. The options are endless.
Your little leaguer can have a sports page dedication that is decorated with soccer balls, baseballs, or footballs. Often sticker pages sold at scrapbooking stores come in large sheets with numerous images on each sheet. For under $5, you can glamorize any page.
All it takes is a unique idea and a few supplies. Use glittery stickers for your daughter''s first prom. Decorate the page edges in girly images of high heels, prom dresses, tuxedos, and flowers. An incredible event that happens once in a girl''s life then becomes an unforgettable night that can be viewed for years to come.
Create your ideal scrapbook by using stickers. Big or small, fancy or plain, the choice is yours. You can turn an okay scrapbook page into one that truly jumps out of the book and screams, "Wow!"
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as a scrapbook stickers at http://www.shop4stickers.com
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