Friday, September 3, 2010

Telling a Story in Photos

We are back from our family vacation with lots of photos to scrapbook!
While I'm trying to overcome the mess here, I thought I'll drop you a line, so here goes -

A friend sent me this YouTube story-in-photos short film, I thought it illustrates my point exactly, so I'm sharing it with you.

The end pictures' note says:
Grandma, congrats for the new dryer!
Love, :)

Shana Tovah (Happy Jewish Ney Year) to you all,

Monday, July 19, 2010

6 Weddings Scrapbook Ideas

I love summer weddings. What can be better than an outdoor wedding on a clear summer night? The air is just right, sunset sets the mood, fresh air and great guests.... mmmmm...

Here are a few tips to organizing your wedding scrapbook:

  1. White wedding? - use cream as a base, accent with the colors of your bouquet
  2. Not every guest has to be portrayed in your album. Be gracious, send them their photo, keep your album about THE STORY of your wedding.
  3. Use ribbon - tie charms to the page with it, tie both sides of the page with it, in short: tie the knot.
  4. Many cards you'd like to save? - make the last page of your album a pocket, put inside it all those great wishes and fun notes you have.
  5. Use sheet protectors, your kids will be all over this album and your friends too, you don't want their prints all over it.
  6. Design with coherence in mind. Like any wedding, the pages (guests) need to be able to 'converse', don't place/'sit' two completely different layouts  side by side, repeat some design elements along the book so it gives a same event/same story feel.
Best of all - show the LOVE!

have fun,

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Ideas for Scrapbooking

Here are a few ideas and some cool links for you -

Hope you had a great 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

See photos from my Father's Day gift workshop with Salt and Pilpel below:

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Father's Day Gift Workshop

We're having a My Treasure Box workshop this Monday  - I'm excited!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

3 Memorabilia Pieces That Will Personalize Your Scrapbook

Often times customers are at lost when it comes to memorabilia. They have successfully chose their theme or the subject of their album, they know what they want to feel when they leaf through their scrapbook, yet they don't know how to visually achieve it.

The following memorabilia pieces will create the feeling you're looking for as well as help jolt memories of the event or subject of the scrapbook album in question, thus creating its unique feel.

  1. Proof you have been there and shared the occasion - such as invitation, napkin, menu, ticket stub, brochure, coin, wining chip, button, shell, etc.
  2. Proof you know and care about that person - do you share a hobby? family tree? work related? show it! Use a stamp from your collector meeting, a book cover from the book club, a cork from the wine lovers meet-up, a golf tee from your last game together, a note sheet of the music she loves, etc.
  3. Written relationship memorabilia - personal notes, letters, memos, poems, song lyrics, postcard, etc.
When in doubt, try to think of the person or event that's the subjects of your scrapbook album - be a scrapbook detective or a museum curator for a minute and think: what proof do I have that this actually happened? What artifacts would I have placed if this was a museum exhibit about my person/event?

Please feel free to comment below if you have additions to this list.

Have a great weekend and take photos!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

7 Items You Should Have in Your Father's Day Scrapbook

Father's Day will be celebrated on June 20th this year and I'm working on 3 Father's Day scrapbooks - one for my hubby, with the kids; one for my dad and one for my grandpa! Here are a few ideas to get you started and organized with your Father's Day scrapbooks:
  1. What does your Papa like? What is his hobby? These are the memorabilia pieces you are looking for - a ticket stub, music sheet, his favorite brand of Golf/Fishing/Sport tag, a feather, a coin, stamps, something that shows his favorite past time in a very specific way.
  2. Find the heroes of dad's story and get those photos in. It might be his spouse, kids, family members he feels most connected with, a tight friendship circle, you...- put them in!
  3. Ask those people from item #2 to write your dad something and incorporate it into your Father's Day scrapbook.
  4. Don't be shy - ask around for his best memory, best thing dad did and find a visual way to show it, i.e. photo, memorabilia, a line from a song.
  5. Whether it's a song, a verse, a line from a book, a poem, byline from an advertisement, a quote, biblical verse - find out what's the line that describes your daddy best and place it in your Father's Day scrapbook album.
  6. Remember the hobbies from #1? Find patterned papers that works with it. Daddy likes BBQ? - find picnic papers; Does he like Golf - find golf balls patterns. Combine it with corresponding colored card stock and you have a cohesive look.
  7. Yes, I saved it for last and there's a reason for it. The cover should include a hint for what's the scrapbook album is about. So if Daddy liked his last trip to Switzerland, make a cover of Swiss cheese with yellow paper and a round hole puncher; if he loves chocolate, make a cover off of his favorite chocolate wrappers and if he walks the dog daily, you can wrap his photo album with a map of your neighbourhood, marking the spots (if you know what I mean...)
You can find more ideas and samples for Father's Day scrapbook albums or Father's Day mini scrapbook album kit on my site or in older posts of this blog.

Hope it helps and Happy Father's Day!

Books I liked

  • A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
  • Almost any book by David Grossman
  • Charlie and Lola books by Lauren Child
  • Clean and Simple Scrapbooking by Cathy Zeilske
  • Creation Companion by Betty Higins
  • Great Design Using Non Traditional Materials by Wendy Lyonsand Sheree Clarck
  • Handmade Cards by Anne Akers Johunson
  • Life Lines by Carol Wingert and Tena Sprenger
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • People of The Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • Thinking of You by Making Memories


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