Thursday, December 20, 2007

How to Scrapbook for Holidays

Here are todays top tips for getting your Holiday Scrapbooking started.

  1. Write a list of all your favorite holiday events (or things)
  2. Write down (journal) what you like most about them (Get our newsletter for free journaling tips)
  3. Then, make sure your camera is fully loaded with film, memory and batteries
  4. Start shooting photo's! (Check this article out for Photo Scrapbooking Tips). Even if they are not perfect, you can adjust and crop them later!
  5. And finally...print your photo's and go back to your list and your journaling - and review what you said. Are there any significant statements that you made that could apply to your page? Did you create titles that you didn't know about? Did you create the perfect journaling that you didn't know about? Did you write about the holiday colors you didn't realize? (Could those colors be your background colors)?
Chances are pretty high that you already did most of the work for your self in the first three steps. If that's so, now you can start scrapbooking!

Even if you are doing beginner scrapbooking, or advanced scrapbooking - reverse engineering the process is going to be one of the easiest ways to get the project started!

Have fun with it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Happy Chanukkah

Today marks the first day of Chanukka (the Jewish Holiday - commonly associated with Christmas - although vastly different). It is known as:

Chanukkah: The Feast of Lights (Feast of Dedication) is celebrated for eight days to commemorate the rededication of the Temple following the Jews' victory over occupying forces in 165 B.C.E., which re-established for a time their religious and political freedom. (Judaism)

If you are celebrating this Holiday yourself...I wish you the absolute best for these eight days out of the year (and those to follow). I also suspect that you will have a lot of wonderful photo's and memories to start Scrapbooking as the days go by.

P.S. You might want to check out for the biggest array of Chanukkah Scrapbook Supplies (hint: to find them all, type in word combinations such as "Chanukkah paper" or "chanukkah embellishment" or "chanukkah sticker" etc). (Try without the C as well - since many people are spelling it incorrectly).

Monday, December 3, 2007

Try Backwards Scrapbooking for Christmas

I got the inspiration for this Holiday Scrapbook post from It was a recent addition to their frequent list of articles; but it was dedicated to Thanksgiving. suggestion is...why not apply the same techniques for your holiday scrapbooking this year. Its basically a 3 step process and great for beginners. Here's how it works:

Pick a Sketch - Choose a sketch from the three new free sketches in this week’s gallery, or from the many other layout galleries containing sketches on Scrapbooking.

Snap Your Photos - As you gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving (or any other event that is important to you such as holidays, birthdays, or even everyday moments such as playing at the local park) take the photos you will need to fit the sketch.

Prepare to Journal - Jot down some notes for filling in the journaling boxes on your scrapbook page design.

When the event is over, print your photos and complete the scrapbook page.

To learn more, Click here to Try Backwards Scrapbooking for Christmas .

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Holiday Spirt with Christmas Cards

Although this one is not instructional - it is VERY inspirational. Hope you get a lot of great ideas just like I did from this quick little hand made christmas card tribute!