Sunday, December 22, 2013

The New Face of American Scrapbooking Culture

Undeniably, digital technology has greatly shaped American culture and a major part of it that has sustained a huge hit is the fine craft of scrapbooking. This hobby has been practiced by households for generations, yet is now seen experiencing a significant decline especially over the past couple of the decades. Scrapbooking fans vouch for the many benefits it has provided to them in their over-all approach and perspective in life, serving not only as an exercise in creativity, but also as a memory-building workout.

Studies have also found that arts and crafts like scrapbooking have a positive effect on one’s psychology, allowing for stronger concentration and focus, as well as providing stress relief, much like meditation and deep breathing.
Physical shops closing down are unfortunately nothing new, especially following the most recent economic bubble. For scrapbooking enthusiasts, however, there remains to be another, more stable alternative that is in the form of scrapbook stores online.

With less cash-out required for the maintenance of an online scrapbook store, shops can instead focus on stocking up on their supplies, which clients can pick out with a simple click of a button. These items will then be delivered right to the doorstep of the client.

Shopping for scrapbooking materials has never been more convenient, allowing hobbyists to spend more time working on the craft that they love, instead of going all the way to the store to get the materials they need.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Keepin Cozy

Last night I called my good friend, who is also my neighbor, to ask if I could borrow a shovel so that my husband and I could shovel together since we only have one shovel.  She said she could bring it to me and the next thing I know I hear the scraping of shoveling outside.  I hurry out my front door to ask what she is doing, and her and her husband were out there with shovels and salt to help me shovel the 7 inches of snow we got that day!  I was so humbled by their kindness, they helped me at 9:30 at night shovel the whole drive!  I love the kindness and generosity that comes out around this time of year and we should all try to keep that spirit year round.

Christmas may be here and almost over, but Winter is just starting!  Echo Park Keepin Cozy is the perfect line to scrap and make cute projects with for all your winter fun.  And just because Christmas is almost done doesn't mean the gift giving has to stop.  This project would be a perfect thank you to my dear friend for helping me shovel.

Hope you enjoy the ideas and as always be sure to check out Echo Park's Blog for more ideas!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

December to Remember

As we draw closer to Christmas Day, I continue to ponder about the season and all of the wonderful things that occur during this time. It's by far my favorite time of the year. There is something magical in the air. It's a time when children still believe in the magic of Christmas and Santa. Friends and family come together to celebrate and reconnect and hopefully enjoy some yummy food!

My boys love laying around the Christmas tree and looking at all the ornaments and lights. They talk to each other about their favorite ornaments and what Santa will be bringing. I love to cook, so this time of year gives me a really good excuse to bake all of the things that are "forbidden" during the rest of the year, then deliver them to all my neighbors. I feel so blessed to be surrounded my loved ones and all of us at All Scrapbook Steals truly feel thankful to share this Holiday season with all of you! We thank you for believing in us and continuing to be our customers and we Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This card was created using Simple Stories December Documented and was designed by Melissa

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tips on Starting a Scrapbooking Club in Your Area

Scrapbooking is a great way to keep mementos in an organized way, whether these tokens be photographs, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and even ticket stubs. For moms, scrapbooking is a great way to keep track of their kids' growing years: from the time of their birth until college. Imprints of a baby’s palms and soles, photos of a child’s first step, and art works previously exhibited at the fridge are just some of the priceless keepsakes a mom can place in a scrapbook. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wholesale Scrapbooking Supplies Can Pave Way for Good Opportunities

"Another advantage of going for wholesale supplies is the extensive selections made available, which eliminate the problem of having limited options like what the student encountered. Online companies that offer wholesale scrapbook supplies like give customers a wide-range of choices representing different styles, themes, and categories. Having more choices means more room for creativity which is important to the success of any business. On the other hand, people who simply want to realize gift ideas using scrapbook materials will be able to give to more people not only this Christmas season, but also on other occasions all throughout the year."

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Old School? Online Scrapbook Stores in the Digital Scrapbooking Era

"If they happen to buy too many supplies from their favorite online scrapbooking stores, they can always share their extras with fellow scrapbooking enthusiasts. Indeed, the sense of camaraderie that sharing fosters is one thing that digital scrapbooking cannot replicate. Furthermore, while scrapbooks can be expensive projects, the sharing of supplies makes the cost that much more affordable. Aside from this, each scrapbook is a custom-made gift and many feel they are more valuable given the amount of time and effort that went into making them. Other scrapbookers also complain that people spend too much time in front of their computer screens already, and traditional scrapbooking will be a welcome respite for both the eyes and the soul."

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Sales

Hello all!  Well, that time of year is here where everyone cuts their prices and everyone is looking for the best deal!  I'm happy to say that we are part of those wonderful sales and we have made a new special section just for Black friday.  Our sales have already started and they will continue through Cyber Monday.  We are continually adding new product to our new special section so make sure you check back!!  Here I have picked out a few items to show you that I think are especially great.

Now ladies, just so you know, the only way to get the greatest deal on our black friday deals is to be part of our emailing list.  In the emails we send out there is a special code to take an extra 15% off of your entire purchase at check out.  But again, to get that code, you need to be on the email list!!  Be sure to tell your friends and I hope everyone has the most wonderful of Thanksgivings!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Scrapbooking Tips for Beginners

One of the best ways to preserve life’s important memories is by making a handcrafted scrapbook. While millions of people are enjoying this hobby, many are just getting into it and often find themselves overwhelmed—which papers should they buy, what embellishments should they get, how will they design their scrapbook. For newbies, here are a few tips to make your foray into scrapbooking easier and more enjoyable:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Winner Announced

Thank you to all who entered in this months Giveaway.  I loved reading all the things that you are all grateful for.  There seemed to be a good theme going of family and isn't that the truth!  Where would we all be without our wonderful families, good and bad, families are the best.  Our lucky winner this month is JEAN!!  Congratulations Jean, Please email your address to to redeem your prize.
 This is what you will be receiving.

I thought now would be a good time to let my Blog followers know....I'm pregnant again!  I just wanted you to know why the blog has been a little lacking as of late, I have not been feeling good at all.  I will try to post more through the week, but now you know why if I don't and hopefully I will be better soon!  Thank you all for being loyal followers and we are so happy to have your business!

Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

New! Lost and Found Record It

Thank you to all that have commented on the Blog Giveaway so far, I appreciate your participation!  This week We have a brand new line from My Minds Eye, it is Lost and Found Record It.  I really like using all of the Lost and Found Lines, with all of their glitter and dimension, They are so fun to use!  I'm excited to share some ideas that were shared on My Minds Eye's Blog to give you some crafting ideas for this wonderful new line.  Grab this steal while it lasts, it will be 25% off all week long!

Make sure to check My Minds Eye's Blog for more great ideas and don't miss out on commenting on this months Blog Giveaway.  We will be choosing a winner in the next few days, so comment while you can!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Giveaway Happy Harvest

I bet you are all excited for this blog post that has been a long time coming!  It is finally time for another Blog Giveaway!!  I have to say that I love this time of year, the crunchy leaves, the cool crisp air, and of course Thanksgiving.  I love to eat so this might be one of my favorite holidays.  I also really enjoy this time of year when people get to really think about what they are thankful for and they share it with others.  So for this Blog Giveaway, please share with me what you are most thankful for.  I will start; I am most thankful for beautiful baby boy who brings nothing but joy to my life and my wonderful husband who works so hard to allow to stay at home. 

For this Giveaway we will be giving one lucky winner a Doodlebug Happy Harvest Essentials kit to help you create a craft to remember this wonderful time of year.  Also I thought I would share with you a very cute idea from Doodlebugs blog of an adorable thankful jar.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Why Scrapbooking Remains Popular

Scrapbooking is a popular hobby that dates back to more than 300 years. Historically, this hobby appealed to various persons of note such as Queen Victoria, Mark Twain, and Thomas Jefferson. Today, over 26 percent of American households participate in scrapbooking activities. Here are some of the common reasons why scrapbooking remains as popular as ever.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tasty "Tuesday" Peach Pie

It is time for a long over due Tasty Tuesday.  I do realize it is not Tuesday and that most of you probably wont read this until Thursday, but I need to share with you right!?  So this pie always gets rave reviews and is such a nice twist on the traditional Thanksgiving pies.  I recently made it for a church activity and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.

What you will need:
2 Tbls corn starch
3/4 C. sugar
1/2 C. peach puree (fresh or canned)
1/2 C. water
2 Tbls lemon juice
4 C. peaches, sliced (fresh or canned)
4 oz. cream cheese
1/4 C. powder sugar
1 pie crust (this can be fresh, preformed or the kind
that's rolled out already that you form, anything you want)

Start out with the corn starch and sugar in a small pot and blend in the peach puree, water, and lemon juice.  Bring to a boil and cook until it becomes a darker, thick, jelly like consistency, stirring constantly.  Set aside to cool.

Beat together the powder sugar and cream cheese until well blended.  Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the bottom of a cooled pie crust.  Stir together the cooled puree mixture and peaches and poor into the pie crust.  Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
So Delicious!

So much has been going on in my life since I blogged and I feel so bad for not updating it as often as I should have been.  There were so many fun Halloween and Birthday celebrations for my sweet boy who turned ONE!  He is so big and is such a delight in our lives!  Thank you so much to those of you who stay loyal to the blog and our company, we love having you as part of our little family!  Make sure to check back soon for our November Giveaway!

Happy Crafting!

Buy Scrapbooking Supplies Wholesale for a Good Scrapbooking Experience

Scrapbooking can be done for any kind of occasion. Whether they're for a wedding or your child's first birthday, scrapbooking makes any occasion all the more special. However, the typical scrapbooking supplies you have at home may not go well with unique occasions like Christmas, Valentine's Day, of the Fourth of July. Fortunately, big stores like enable you to buy a huge variety of scrapbooking supplies wholesale.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Visit Online Scrapbook Stores and Fulfill Your Scrapbooking Dreams

“All the milestones, from magical to mortifying, make great stories — at least eventually.” writes Sloane Stephens Cox of Bella Magazine. These milestones may be remembered through old photographs and mementos, but there's no other way to tell a story effectively than through scrapbooks. They require an assortment of art supplies that people don't usually have at home, which compels some scrapbooking enthusiasts to buy supplies from scrapbook stores online. The effort, however, is worth as much as the sense of accomplishment that they feel afterward.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scrapbook Supplies Online: What to Look For

Not every neighborhood has a shop dedicated for scrapbook enthusiasts. As such, for a lot of people, the best way to get supplies is to buy them from an online vendor. However, buying scrapbook supplies shouldn't be taken lightly, regardless if they're obtain from an actual outlet or through the Internet.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Party Ideas My Minds Eye Chalk Studio

A few weeks ago we got to celebrate my mother in-law's 65 Birthday.  My father in-law decided to have it be a surprise party and asked my husband and I to do the decorations, I knew what to use right away!  I wanted to use My Minds Eye's Chalk Studio because it has a banner already cut out and ready to assemble. It also works that it has pink in it, with it being her favorite color and all.
I put the banner together, made a special place mat just for her, put some fun cut out sayings on the tables, wrapped washi tape around the forks and got balloons and plates to match. I also made her a mini notebook using the same product. Hope you enjoy the ideas!

It was so fun to set up a party for my mother in-law, she is an amazing women and very much deserved to have a day just for her! Love you Kathy!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wholesale Scrapbooking Supplies: Developing Your Child's Creativity & Self-Esteem

Young children can develop their self-esteem during their formative years by engaging in scrapbooking. Leeza Gibbons made this point in her America Now interview with scrapbooking professionals Sandi Pirrelli and Rebecca Moran. Gibbons, who is herself active in scrapbooking, said that it is important for children to start chronicling their lives early on to help them understand themselves better. If your children show creativity and want to express themselves, scrapbooking can be a healthy way for them to explore their dreams, feelings, and interests. One way to get things going would be to help them make their own scrapbook and source their scrapbooking supplies from wholesale companies like According to Gibbons, “Kids are spending so much time...texting and on their computers and in front of a TV screen that they really don't have time to decompress and dream and grow and be introspective.”

Practical Tips for Scrapbook Beginners

Even with the advent of social media, computers, and digital photography, many people all over the world still enjoy scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is a fun and creative means of preserving and organizing the photographs that have captured priceless memories. The process of cutting and pasting photographs, and journaling about these memories is so simple that anyone can simply pick up the hobby and start right away. Listed below are a few practical tips for first-time scrapbookers:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Make Your First Journey to Amazing Online Scrapbook Stores Memorable

You never forget your first of anything, they say. Sometimes you need a little help in preserving those memories. Let us help you preserve your memory of your first visit to our site with a special promo, on top of our already-discounted prices. For first-time visitors to All Scrapbook, we are offering a 10% discount on your total bill for your first purchase online. Just type the promotional code “TRYUS” at the check-out page of our online scrapbook stores and you can avail of the discount. Scrapbooking is a popular activity for children, teens, and adults alike. Practically every gadget now has a built-in camera, making photographing an easy chore. Scrapbooking is a great way to organize your photos and recreate the story of your life for future generations to see; popular online scrapbooking stores make it easier.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween Decor

Hello everyone!  Sorry I have been so bad about blogging, I promise I will be better.  So as you all know I LOVE Halloween!  I couldn't even wait until October to put my decorations up.  So I thought I would share some pictures with you of the decor in my house to give you some fun crafting decorating ideas of your own.

So all of my decor is a few years old, so I don't remember what the lines are from the product used, but you could use any of the lines we carry now in our Halloween section to make them your own creation. 

 We have some amazing haunted houses that my very talented sister Shayna made for me along with the bottles and the old books from a thrift store covered in scrapbook paper.  And we used glue dots to get the paper on the bottle to really stick.  I love my Halloween decor and I hope you enjoy it too!

I also included a picture of one of my pictures covered in cob web, because I just love how it ties in you whole house to the Halloween decor.

Also there was a segment on Good Things Utah using some My Minds Eye Happy Haunting product to decorate for Halloween.  Click on the Link here to view it!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tast Tuesday Taco Soup

Hello Hello Blog followers!  So sorry I have been a little absent lately, honestly I don't have a very good excuse....I got a little too involved in a TV show and couldn't stop watching it.  You guys weren't the only thing neglected, my house work and my husband are also on that list.  But I am back and out o my TV show funk with a delicious new recipe! 

One of my favorite go to dinners is Taco Soup.  It is beyond easy and so so good and you usually have most of the ingredients if not all on hand.

What you will need:
1lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can corn
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes with green chile
1 can tomato paste

cheese and sour cream for topping

Brown ground beef and onion in a skillet and add taco seasoning according to directions.  Then add all ingredients to a pot and simmer for about an hour.  Then dish up an enjoy, easy as that!  Love recipes like this and I'm happy to share them with you. 

Talk to you again soon!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Scrapbooking Can Be A Great Hobby

Recent technological advancements mean that many devices now have the ability to take photographs. Gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and mp3 players have built-in cameras. This way you'll never miss a moment, and you can always pull out your gadget to capture a memory for posterity. Gadgets with built-in cameras are not just convenient for photography aficionados looking to add to their collection, as they're also convenient for those who want to preserve their memories. Digital photographs can be transferred to computers, hard drives, and can be uploaded online.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Two page Layouts

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the the monthly giveaway!  I hope you are not all sick of me going on and on about Halloween, but I really just love it so much.  The colors, the skeletons and witches, the scary stories and movies, and the crisp air, I love it all!  I promise you only have to deal with me and my Halloween craziness for just a bit longer then we will move on to things like Fall, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas.

So I was searching for something to share with you loyal Blog followers and was looking at My Minds Eye's Blog when I came across some wonderful two page layouts.  As I was looking at the talented work of their designers I realized we have not shared a two page layout in a long time and it was about time we did.  Here we have an amazing Halloween layout, I may be biased because it has to do with Halloween, but i do think it is really great nonetheless.  This layout was made using My Minds Eye Happy Haunting.

The details in this are just outstanding, I love the glitter, and I hope you enjoyed the inspiration.  Make sure to check out My Minds Eye's Blog for more two page layout ideas!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Winner announced and Pebbles 31

Congratulations to PHYLLIS M. you are our lucky September Giveaway winner!  Please email your shipping address to to redeem your prize, as shown below!  Thank you so much to all that entered in this months Giveaway contest, I loved reading about what everyone enjoys about this wonderful time of year.  I know I have said this many times, but I just love Halloween!  Yesterday I decided with it being Friday the 13th and all and the haunted houses opened up that I had full rights to decorate for Halloween.  Love it, I will have to post pictures later!

Keeping with all of my Halloween excitement I would like to give you a sneak peak of our brand new line that we will be featuring on Tuesday at 25% off.  Introducing Pebbles Thirty One.  We have the product shown here and a few images of some great ideas! Their Blog has some great ideas, make sure to check it out.  I just love the chalk board little titles they have and the Thickers!

My family will be having a party this weekend and I am doing decorations with the My Minds Eye Chalk Studio line.  I'm pretty excited and I really hope they turn out well.  I will post pictures next week so make sure to check back!

 Happy Crafting!