Scrapbook Basics- Getting Started

Scrapbook Basics

Getting started in traditional scrapbooking, isn’t all that difficult. You don’t have to have any special talents or be an artist to create memorable scrapbook albums.  Remember, the purpose of scrapbooking is to create family memories. You are telling the story of your family so that future generations will have the legacy of knowing about their roots.

Scrapbooks can also be about celebrating a special time in your life like a wedding , a special birthday, or a retirement. they can be gift albums where you celebrate that special time by giving them an album of memories.

Your scrapbook can be as simple as an album that holds pictures with dates, times and names in it. Or it cam be as elaborate as you want it to be. It’s up to you.

The easiest way to get started is with scrapbook kits. These generally have everything that you need. That would include an album,  some cardstock, some embellishments and some page protectors. Everything is included except for the glue or tape that you will need to adhere your  photos and other items.

It can be an art journal where you create from your heart how you feel. It can be a journal about your goals and accomplishments. It is anything that you want to record about your life.