The Topic:
Scrapbooking

Easier - Scrapbooking is the making of a scrapbook. A scrapbook is an organized collection of clippings, notes, pictures and other things. The materials can be placed in a purchased scrapbook album or a hand-made book.
 
Harder - Scrapbooking is the practice of combining photographs, memorabilia, and written narratives, poetry, quotations, stories, or other textual content into a scrapbook style album. A few scrapbooks are mass produced, but most are unique, singular publications. They can contain an accumulation of all sorts of objects such as newspaper clippings, magazine articles, play bills, ticket stubs, pressed flowers, and locks of hair. Scrapbooks are often embellished with ribbon or other pieces of fabric, colorful graphics, and other artwork. These artifacts of history are attached to the album pages. Many different types of scrapbooks have been made including family histories, personal journals and memories, and historical records of organizations, military units, and other groups. Personal scrapbooks provide a unique view into the thoughts, lives, and activities of their creator(s). Some of the best and most valuable scrapbooks are simple, focused documents that are directed to one single topic or subject. Scrapbooking is the fastest growing craft industry in the United States. The advent of computers has expanded the techniques available for producing, duplicating, and distributing scrapbooks. For example, some personal websites are virtual scrapbooks.
 
Computer Scrapbooking
http://www.computerscrapbooking.com/
Computers bring all kinds of new possibilities to scrapbooking letting you create everything from simple journaling to entire scrapbook pages!
Related Website:
2) Scrapbook - Bytes http://www.scrapbook-bytes.com/
 
Creating Keepsakes
http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/
This online site of the magazine provides ideas, instruction, and resources for scrapbooking.
Other Online Scrapbooking Magazines:
2) Graceful Bee from Preston Stone Enterprises http://www.gracefulbee.com/
3) Scrapbooking http://scrapbooking.com/
 
Learn 2 Scrapbook
http://learn2scrapbook.com/
This is the site for beginner scrapbookers. Here you find tips, techniques and ideas.
Related Websites:
2) All About Scrapbooking http://www.allaboutscrapbooking.com/
3) Lifetime of Memories http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Village/3771/
4) Scrapbooking with R. Ludens from About.com http://scrapbooking.about.com/
 
Two Peas in a Bucket
http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/default.asp
This unique site provides design layouts and projects ideas to inspire and educate on the many areas of scrapbooking.
   
After visiting several of the websites on scrapbooking, complete one or more of these related activities.
 
Create A Multimedia Scrapbook. If you already have a general understanding of a subject they are studying (i.e., you have done some preliminary learning), you might want to create a multimedia scrapbook. Continue by digging through resources, both on and offline. Gather information organized around your specific topic, such as photographs, maps, stories, facts, quotations, sound clips, videos, virtual tours, etc. Then download or copy and paste these scraps into a multimedia format to create your desktop slide presentation, HyperStudio stack, or web page. You can find additional help, ideas, and examples at Exploring China: A Scrapbook by T. March - - but your project can be original and unique to you and your interest.
 
Organize A Scrapbook Club. Are there others in your location, who are interested in learning more about scrapbooking and sharing ideas and techniques? Then you might want to start a scrapbook club. You can find online help at Scrapbooking Club Basics. This is written for adult scrappers; however, the guidelines can be adapted for about any age group. Make it work for your club and its specific situation. An alternative activity is to create a scrapbook comittee for an organization, club, or activity that is already in place. A scrapbook is a great way to gather memories - - whether that be for the Spanish club at school, this year's Spring play, your 4-H Club, summer camp, or almost anything. Get started and save and share those great activities.
 
Make A Scrapbook. First, you need to focus on a theme or one activity or event. Scrapbooks can be done for a person, a travel vaction, or a pet (Make and Do: Pet Scrapbook from Creature Features). Here are a few startup sites for other scrapping help and ideas:
1) 50 Ways  to Get Organized and Enjoy Your Scrapbooking Hobby by M. Gracia
http://www.lascrapper.com/Organizing.htm
2) How To Begin Your Scrapbook Hobby by B. Valenzuela
http://www.rusticgirls.com/article1053.htm
3) Make a Scrapbook (Page 1 of 4) by A. Kennedy from FamilyFun
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/cutpaste/feature/famf29scrapbook/famf29scrapbook.html
4) Making a Scrapbook
http://www.scrapbookscrapbook.com/MakingScrapbookTips/beginners.html
5) NewBees Guide to Scrapbooking from Graceful Bee
http://www.gracefulbee.com/newbees/index.html
6) Scrapbooking Basics from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
http://www.bhg.com/home/Scrapbooking-Basics.html
7) Scrapbook Help Page from Billy Bear 4 Kids
http://www.billybear4kids.com/story/personalized/scrapbook/info/instructions.html
8) Scrap Tutor http://www.scraptutor.com/new/
 
Create An A-B-C Scrapbook. This is the project for someone with a pre-school friend or relative who is just starting to learn the alphabet. Create an A-B-C scrapbook as a project with them or as a gift for them. Before you start visit (1) ABC Album Ideas from Creative Memories, (2) ABC The Scrapbook Way!, (3) How to Create an ABC Album from Scrapbooking Guide, and (4) What I Learned from My ABC Book by A. Pedersen from One Scrappy Site.
 
More Scrappy Websites 
Crazy for Scrappin'
http://alysta.com/scrapbooking/
Here you will find many wonderful page layout ideas gathered from friends and readers. You will also find tips and hints about creative ways to use tools, new products, how to preserve your memories and more!
Related Websites:
2) Scrap Circle http://www.scrapcircle.com/
3) Scrapping by Alaine http://www.scrappingbyalaine.com/
4) Scrapping Corner http://www.fortunecity.com/westwood/gabbana/307/index.htm
   
Memory Joggers from Creative Memories' Idea Center
http://www.creative-memories.com/memoryjogs.asp
Journaling can be an important part of scrapbooking. Meaningful journaling sometimes takes memory prodding. Use the following questions as you start the journaling process.
Related Website:
2) Scrapbook Journal
http://www.journal-writing.webdjinni.net/journal-types/scrapbook-journal.html
 
Scrapbook
http://www.scrapbook.com/homepage.shtml
This site aimed at "serious" scrapbookers contains forum discussion groups, scrapbooking ideas, and shares tips, and resources.
 
Scrapbook and Home Archives Preservation from Image Permanence Institute
http://www.rit.edu/~661www1/sub_pages/scrapbook.htm
These pages offer those in the scrapbook industry access to technical information regarding scrapbook preservation.
Related Websites:
2) Care of Scrapbooks from Missouri State Archives
http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/localrecs/conservation/notes/scrapbooks.asp
3) Tip Sheet List from the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium
http://www.uni.edu/petersog/icpcmenu.html
 
Scrapbook Memories
http://www.scrapbookmemoriestv.com/
The site for the PBS television program for scrapbookers, here you can find projects, gallery, host biographies, sponsors, discussion area, and more.
 
Scrapbook Storytelling by J.C. Slan
http://www.scrapbookstorytelling.com/
This commercial site also contains some freebie scrapping materials and ideas.
 
Scrapbooking from Home and Garden Televsion (HGTV)
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_scrapbooking/0,1788,HGTV_3316,00.html
This site has several layouts, plus some tips, and tricks for scrapbooking.
 
ScrapLink
http://www.scraplink.com/
This links-site connects you to layouts, designs, fonts, backgrounds, and lots of ideas for scrapbooking.
 
Your Family Legacy
http://www.webyfl.com/homepage.html
This site focuses on scrapbooking family memories.
 
More Online Scrapping Materials and Ideas
Alphabets, Lettering, & Fonts: (1) Acid Fonts http://www.acidfonts.com/fontlisting.htm,
(2) Alphabets (Printable) http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/alphabets.htm from Activity Village, (3) Alphabets & Decorative Lettering from Scrapbook, (4) Decorative Initials from RennysNiche, (5) Fonts http://www.billybear4kids.com/fonts/fonts.htm from Billy Bear 4 Kids, (6) Page Titles http://www.scrappershaven.com/creativersity/pagetitles.htm from Scrappers Haven Creativersity, (7) Font Links http://www.onescrappysite.com/fontlink.htm from One Scrappy Site, (8) Font Downloads http://www.onescrappysite.com/fonts.htm from One Scrappy Site, (9) All Good Things Typography http://www.redsun.com/type/, (10) Blue Vinyl Fonts http://www.reflectdesign.com/bvfonts/index2.html
 
Borders: (1) Borders http://www.scrappershaven.com/creativersity/borders.htm from Scrappers
Haven Creativersity
 
Clipart: (1) Cool Clipart http://www.coolclipart.com/, (2) Clipart
http://www.billybear4kids.com/clipart/clipart.htm from Billy Bear 4 Kids, (3) Clip Art for Scrapbooking
 
Graphics: (1) Print Scrapbook Goodies http://www.billybear4kids.com/scrapbook/PrintGoodies.html
from Billy Bear 4 Kids, (2) Paper Arts http://www.scrappershaven.com/creativersity/paperarts.htm from Scrappers Haven Creativersity, (3) Punch Art http://www.scrappershaven.com/creativersity/punchart.htm from Scrappers Haven Creativersity
 
Layouts and Designs: (1) Daily Page http://www.creativexpress.com/dailypage/index.htm from
Creative Xpress, (2) Texture http://www.scrappershaven.com/creativersity/textures.htm from Scrappers Haven Creativersity, (3) Gallery http://www.scrapjazz.com/gallery/ from Scrapjazz, (4) Layout Ideas http://www.allaboutmemories.com/layoutmain.htm from All About Memories, (5) Scrapbook Layouts http://www.onescrappysite.com/layouts.htm from One Scrappy Site
 
Patterns & Backgrounds: (1) Pattern Sheets, Wrapping Paper, or Scrap-booking Paper
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/patterns.htm from Activity Village
 
Paper Dolls: (1) Paper Dolls http://www.scrappershaven.com/creativersity/paperdolls.htm from
Scrappers Haven Creativersity
 
Poems: (1) Denny's Poems and Quotes http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/9753/, (2) Poem
Place from dMarie http://dmarie.com/asp/poems.asp?action=queryform, (3) Scrapbooking Poems http://www.scrapbooking-poems.com/
 
Websites For Teachers
My Family Traditions Scrapbook by J. Cozzens
http://www.kidbibs.com/learningtips/lt42.htm#My%20Family%20Scrapbook
Each American family has played an important role in the building of our country. All people have a history that is uniquely their own. Kids' innate curiosity about the past, especially about their own history, really lends itself to the making of a family scrapbook.
 
Scrapbook (Grades 7-9) by M. Hall
http://www.buildingrainbows.com/CA/lesson/lessonid/1013112797
Students will be involved with collecting photographs, writing personal narratives, and creating a family scrapbook.
 
Scrapbooking: The Collection of Creative Ideas from PBS
http://www.pbs.org/marktwain/learnmore/activites_scrapbook.html
Students will explain and test the value and use of scrapbooks in writing and historic inquiry.
Related Website:
2) Mark Twain's Interactive Scrapbook http://www.pbs.org/marktwain/
 
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Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 5/03.