Thursday, January 30, 2014

Scrapbook Stores Online Expect a Win as Major Retail Store Shuts Down

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, like

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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

How to Plan Out Your Scrapbook

There are few things more enjoyable when collecting memories and nostalgic stuff than by scrapbooking. Anything from remembering the year’s vacation trips to immortalizing the moments that you and your high school or college buddies shared could be turned into amazing scrapbooks.
Basically, scrapbooking is a crafty way to document or preserve precious memories; it also allows for creative self-expression, which makes it such a worthwhile hobby. Nifty scrapbook stores online have got you covered with a variety of basic scrapbook materials, and your creative side takes care of the rest.

To get started, you have to think of the theme of your scrapbook. It could be special occasions or events like travel, concerts, holidays or dates. It could be a collection of the highlights of your calendar or school year, or even an extensive 365-page album for each day of the year.

Next, you have to plan the time line of your scrapbook. You can plan a chronological scrapbook and start from the earliest event going to the most recent. This allows you to add pages as you go along. You can also create one with past memories, where the finished product can be given as a gift or be viewed like an album.

Lastly, assemble your materials. Organize your photos and mementos according to your theme and time line. Look back on the colorful moments of your life and you'll surely “put yourself back in a good state of mind.”

Monday, January 13, 2014

Preparing for the Great American Scrapbook Convention

The countdown to this year’s Great American Scrapbook Convention has finally started. Set to take place in June, this momentous event will allow you and other scrapbook buffs to enjoy various activities that will nourish you with new scrapbooking ideas. Also, this can be a good opportunity for you to meet other hobbyists who will understand and appreciate your interest.

The event will, of course, welcome anyone and everyone, whether regular enthusiasts or budding hobbyists of the craft of scrapbooking. Included in their line-up of activities will be a products bazaar, tutorials from the pros, and cropping. It also looks like the festivities will run until late, as implied in this activities description on the event’s official page:

Bring your photos and cropping supplies and be prepared to crop until the wee hours, creating scrapbook pages and making new friends! Contestants, door prizes, and goody bags are a feature at every cropping party. It’s a chance to gather with old friends and to make new ones.”

As there are going to be contests, you may want to brush up on your scrapbooking skills in the meantime. The event won’t be till the second half of this year, anyway, so for sure, you should have a lot of time to improve on your style and techniques. In case you want to make this as an opportunity to showcase your hobbyist-slash-business management skills, you can also bring your finished products over and set up your own booth.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My Minds Eye Cupids Arrow

Valentines Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I have never been sure why, I never really had a boyfriend on the holiday but for some reason it was always special to me.  I would always dressed festively for it and gave out stickers and tried to make sure that my friends felt special.  One year one of my friends and I sent flowers to each other at school and said they were from secret admirers, it was fun.  I love the festive colors and just that love is in the air everywhere!

My Minds Eye came out with this special new line just for the occasion and I just love it, Cupids Arrow.  Their designers always do amazing work and their layouts and card ideas are always phenomenal.  Be sure to check their blog for more creative ideas.  This line is 25% all week long!

Happy Crafting!