Scrapbooking – Is it a Good Hobby?

With all of the new technology, iPhone and iPad, GoPro…is scrapbooking still a good hobby you might ask?

Dropping iPhones and iPads in pools or the ocean  trying to document your summer vacation is not only inconvenient, it is expensive. One of my friends creates electronic scrapbooks of before and after pictures of the epoxy garage flooring in orange county for his clients – dropped his phone and lost about a months worth of pictures.  Let’s take a look at the history and details of scrapbooking.

Scrapbooking is a way to save precious pictures, news items and other cherished moments in a beautiful and decorative album. A lot of people love to write in their scrapbooks and these albums became treasures that were handed down actually through the generations. The art of scrapbooking has become more convenient and easy after the photographs came on the scene. Nowadays, Scrapbooking is simply a personal hobby. It has become commercial with people making a good income from this creative and enjoying hobby.  The first founder of the scrapbook was Ms. Christensen in 1981; she preserved her family photos in very creative scrapbooks.

One of the best things about taking scrapbooking as a hobby is that anybody can do it. It is not only a great hobby, but you can also make caring and loving personalized gifts for your love once. It does not matter how much time you have, how much budget you have, or even how imaginative you are. If you new to scrapbooking you can simply start up with a small and inexpensive project. The sky is the limit for those who are more passionate about creating scrapbooking memories.

  • What Scrapbook Exactly Mean?

Scrapbooking is collecting things like some memorable photos, printed pictures, enhancing mediums and colorful papers, and put them together artfully in an album to create a great memorabilia. It can be a very personal and private experience. There is not age or gender limit for this creative hobby; everyone can make a scrapbook according to their wish. It is purely a personal experience to showcase all the favorite memories

  • Trendy Scrapbook Themes

There are many occasions and many reasons for an individual to create a scrapbook. Some of the famous occasions to scrapbook for include the birth of a child, weddings, holidays, child’s life milestones, graduations and so on. For making a good scrapbook you do not have to do any course, all you need is creative thinking, some beautiful supplies and a desire to have pleasure and excitement for doing it. The size of a scrapbook completely depends on the person making it and the even the way it is covered.

Get more creative with the theme of your scrapbook. It is not necessary to stick to the basic standard when it comes to themes. College students can make one for their welcome and farewell parties, animal lovers can dedicate one of their most loved pet. You will get endless possibilities and endless reasons and occasions to make a scrapbook if you think outside of the box.

  • Materials for Scrapbooking

You don’t require a heap of different items to make a scrapbook. Normally the basic supplies are photos of your occasion, card stock or colorful paper, markers or pens, and a stamp or two. If you have no budget limit and very passionate about making scrapbook then there are plenty of other items that can be used to make more sophisticated scrapbooks. Ribbons, felt, glitter, buttons, beads, stamps, stickers, die-cast, cut-outs, stencils, themed card stock and the list go on. You can easily find all these materials online and at mass retailers. No matter what how much enthusiastic you are to scrapbook, you’re bound to find hours of pleasure and satisfaction with this hobby.

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