Making a scrapbook is similar to creating a painting, the only difference being the innumerable options you have to fill up and decorate your scrapbook. If you are into arts and crafts, it would be something that you obviously have enjoyed right from your childhood. These projects are not only one of the most interesting and fun craft activities, but they are also a great way to collect information or interesting facts and even cherish fond memories. Making a scrapbook is like creating a miniature world within a small book that captures memories, information, facts, and colors to fascinate and enthrall you every time you have a look at it. It allows you complete artistic control to shape a few pieces of scraps into a beautiful keepsake filled with memories, dreams, art, color, glitter, and anything else that your heart wishes for.
If you are a beginner at maintaining a scrapbook, you can start out on this using a do-it-yourself kit, which gets you familiar with all the basic requirements. However, using this kit will limit your creativity and the choices of designs and patterns that you wish to incorporate. Once you know how the whole thing works, start making your own scrapbook pages with the materials that you like, and incorporate your own unique ideas to express yourself while decorating your scrapbook. It can have any random theme under the sky starting from special occasions and festivals to friends and family or even your hobbies and educational interests.
Everyone has their own hobbies and interests that they are absolutely passionate about; scrapbook projects allow you to pursue this hobby further. In case you are a music buff, a scrapbook filled with lyrics of your favorite songs or pictures of your favorite singers and musicians can be used to make a music lover's scrapbook. In case you have some memorable music concert tickets or pictures taken with your favorite singers, you can add those too. You can even have cutouts from newspapers and magazines to decorate your scrapbook. You can draw musical notes and pictures of musical instruments too for decorative purposes. Similarly, if you are a sports enthusiast you can include all the cut-outs, and trivia about sports and your favorite sports personalities as well. You can add interesting quotes and pictures regarding the game to make the scrapbook more fun.
Scrapbooking can be a very enriching activity in schools as well. Since it is a great way of putting together information and facts with words not being the only medium of expression, it provides children to have fun while they learn. While introducing topics like types of soil, types of trees etc, the teachers can encourage students to undertake interesting scrapbook projects to gather and compile information about the related subjects.
Be it Valentine's Day or your anniversary. A romantic scrapbook is one of the best ideas to express your love. Think of all the things that remind you of love - lyrics of your favorite song, romantic lines from your favorite movies, romantic memories, pictures and photographs, and combine them into your mushy scrapbook. A romantic scrapbook can include all the red hearts and glitter that you want. You can also include photographs of places that you've frequented together. You can also include a romantic letter as a part of the scrapbook.
A continuing birthday scrapbook allows you to a keep a record of all your birthday memories. In case you are worried about your first few birthdays when you weren't old enough to start scrapbooking, you can simply take family pictures and memories narrated by your parents and family and start one right from the first birthday. To make it more interesting you can save your birthday candles and even balloons or some birthday confetti to add to your scrapbook. Birthday gift wrappers, greeting cards, and letters can also be added.
The bridal shower, the bachelor's party, the walk down the aisle, the perfect wedding kiss and all such beautiful memories captured together would be simply priceless possession that you can cherish forever. Wedding scrapbooks allow you to celebrate your togetherness; you can even add details about the wedding proposal, your courtship memories, the post wedding parties as well as your wedding anniversaries.
Our friends mean a lot to us, and to cherish special times shared with friends is always a joy. A friends' scrapbook project would be an ideal way to preserve all the things that symbolize your special bond. School or college pictures, the secrets and jokes you have shared. I remember making a scrapbook for my best friend when he was about to leave the town. Since we had the habit of writing down weird messages and drawing pictures on the paper napkins at the coffee shop, I collected a few paper napkins from our favorite coffee shop with messages written on them and added them to the scrap book. I had also attached a sugar sachet from the same coffee shop, which was our regular hang out place. The outcome was just what I was expecting - it was our friendship personified!
Graduation is a special occasion for most of the people. Photographs of the graduation ceremony, the college photographs, the teachers the friends, all the college memories are a special and inseparable memories for each of us. A scrap-booking project is an excellent way to save all your graduation memories, be it the prestigious certificate, the graduation hat with the tassels, or the photographs taken while you were awarded your degree, or the ones taken with friends and family after the graduation ceremony. Add graduation quotes to and graduation theme stickers to decorate the book. You can also add a special page autographed by your batch-mates and professors.
A baby scrapbook project is another interesting idea that will be fun for parents as well as their children over the years. There are numerous baby scrapbook kits available to put together all the memories of your babies starting right from the birth. It can include the baby's first fingerprints, photographs, may be even a small sock or a small outfit that can be laminated to include in the scrapbook. Baby scrapbooks allow the parents as well as the children to enjoy these beautiful memories over the years.
Some of the memorable beaches you have been to, the most serene pastures you've seen, or some of the wildest joy rides in your life - roll it all into a vacation scrapbook project. Vacations and holiday tours are always about enjoyment and appreciation of beauty, and happiness in life. Capture all your fond vacation memories with photographs, information and interesting anecdotes from you trip. If you want to be really creative, you can add things that you picked up from the places you visited like the pretty shells from a beach or dried leaves and flowers of the exotic trees or even soil samples. It is always fun to sit together and recollect fond memories of your vacations and relive the joy and excitement of the exciting endeavor you had years ago.