Scrapbooking offers a great opportunity for you to organise all those photographs which have been tucked away in boxes or drawers and cupboards for years. Set aside some peaceful quiet time, find somewhere you can spread out, put on some of your favourite music and allow yourself to indulge in a nostalgic trip back through time, reliving a few special memories.
The key is to turn familiar photographs into fun and highly personalised scrapbook pages. Scrapbooks can be anything you wish them to be. Always remember that you are in control and at liberty to add whatever you choose or feel inspired to include in your designs. There are hundreds of scrapbooking websites, many of which have online chat rooms, notice boards and galleries where you can share ideas or just enjoy looking at other people’s creations. Spiral bound albums are ideal for newcomers to scrapbooking. You can move onto themed, shop-brought albums as your progress. Ring-bound albums are also useful for adding pages to at a later stage. As a more experienced scrapbooker you can even create your own album covers. Having the right tools such as a selection of scissors, stencils, templates, punches, die cuts, pens, pencils, crayons, chalks, paints, inks, adhesives, glues and craft knives is integral to the quality of your work. Keep all your tools in a transparent plastic holder so you can easily see where a particular item is kept. A more advanced scrapbooked may prefer to create their own handmade papers, album pages and covers. For new comers there are plenty of ready-made options available from stationary shops or the web. There are some stunning speciality papers on the market, including animal markings, Indian prints, silk and linen weaves, metallic and holographic finishes.
There is no end to the variety and creativity in scrapbooking. While you devour the beauty of your scrapbooking with a hot cuppa, why not pop online to Wink Bingo and play a few bingo games. It is a fabulous pastime right in the warmth of your home and who knows, you may even win a lot of money!