Welcome to my world of the practical scrapbooker

Here is ten years of scrapbooking my photos and memorabilia onto actual paper .....without major art projects or (too) complicated techniques.

I blend traditional paper and "new" digital techniques to tell the stories of my family's fun, travels, and history.

Here are my thoughts as I sort, shop, crop, organize, arrange, journal, and decorate my scrapbook pages.


Mixing photos and souvenirs

Mixing pamphlets, handouts, brochures, maps, postcards, and tickets from our travels with photos on a scrapbook page helps to tell the story of your trip or event. Often one page or part of a brochure is best for visual impact or information sharing. I color photocopy it page onto white acid-fast scrapbook paper. Some ideas are
  • A collage of tickets or a large menu on a scrapbook page may include only one photo to help personalize the otherwise impersonal paper items.
  • A logo can be cut from a photocopied brochure or even a paper napkin (they often have cute logos printed on them) to use as an embellishment or decoration.
  • Postcards often show views that the average tourist or traveller cannot take. A postcard can be cropped and used as one photo on a layout.
Miscellaneous souvenirs are so much better on scrapbook pages than in boxes or drawers !