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Preserving Your Memories With Scrapbooking

April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 138

Now you can bring the past together in many forms, but a scrapbooks gives your past a personal touch. Scrapbooking is not only a great way to preserve memories, but it's also a great past time hobby. Scrapbooking ideas are in great demand and not only that it's a million dollar business. There are hundreds of scrapbooking websites some even offer have free scrapbook ideas and techniques.

Everyone has their very own way of capturing the magic of memories. On special occasions you may use cameras or shot a video to capture the moment. Most people keep their photos in photo albums to keep them safe and preserved from the many elements. Using a scrapbook allows you to do something more than just save photos. You can bring them to life with illustrations and special items to tell a special story.

Again like photo albums, a scrapbook serves similar purposes. The only difference is that there are no limitations with scrapbooks. You can put anything you want in your scrapbook and not just photos. Also you can have different themes or designs and add words and your own personal style.

What Else Can You Add?

When scrapbooking you can include memorabilia, personal messages, and special quotes that mean something to you. To add flare to your scrapbooks, you can decorate with beads, ribbons, buttons and all sorts of trimmings, which is more appealing as well.

Digital Scrapbooking

Digital scrapbooking is done via computer technology by creating layout pages with software. This means the handling of photos, graphics, text, etc. and other add-ons. With digital scrapbooking you can print your pages in color and past them in a traditional scrapbook. Or you can save your scrapbook on your computer or burn it to a CD. Either way you are still preserving your memories for future sharing with others.

There are a lot of programs you can use to create your scrapbook, such as Photoshop, Microsoft Picture It! or Jasc's Paint Shop Pro just to name a few. And you can do a lot with these programs for example, adding text, editing colors, background placements, and all sorts of graphic designing to create your scrapbook.

With this all said, no matter which method you choose to create your scrapbook, be it a electronic book or the traditional way of creating a scrapbook. When you feel like reminiscing, a scrapbook will satisfy that craving to take that trip down memory lane. Scrapbooking is a great way to share and preserve special occasions and an awesome way to share memories with family and friends.

Pamela Fowler is an article writer and online entrepreneur who specializes in helping others with their goals and interests. You can check out her website, Scrapbooking for Beginners where she provides free information on how to get started creating your very own scrapbook. Including tips on some cool scrapbooking tools.

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