So you’re interested in starting album scrapbooking? Great! For those of you who are not quite sure what this is, here’s a quick rundown. A scrapbook is not a photo album. A photo album has a series of arranged pictures presented in a plain and structured layout for ease and speed of viewing a large number of photos.
A Scrapbooking album has no set number of pictures on each page. There can be simply one image or a whole collage of images. The idea behind scrapbooking is to create a theme and fit the pictures into it. This is done through elaborate decoration of the pages around the pictures to enhance and convey the theme.
Before starting, you will have to have a collection of photos around a certain theme. This can be an event, a celebration or just a collection of memories of a particular part of yours or someone else’s life.
With celebration themes, these may be for things like graduations, sporting victories, weddings and milestone birthdays such at 18th’s 21st’s 50th’s and etc. You will usually have a collection of photographs in a short time span for these kind of events.
For the collection kind of albums, you will find that your pictures tend to have been taken over months of years. Things that fall into these albums might be things like, childhood memories, school years or someone’s time in the army. There really is no right and wrong when it comes to these kind of albums, they are for any kind of memories.
Once you have your album planned out, you then set about decorating and arranging the pictures as you see fit. Really the limit here is your imagination. You will want to look up a more detailed guide on decorating a scrapbook for specific examples.
Let me be the first to welcome you to the world scrapbooking and wish you happy scrapping!