We’ve talked a little bit before about scrapbooking here on the Pringo blog, and given you some basic scrapbooking tips to get you started. Now it’s time to share ideas for the types of memories and events you might like to scrapbook.
Chances are that if you’re a scrapbook addict with a craft group and an addiction to pretty paper, you will scrap anything and everything. But if, perhaps, you’re more of a novice scrapper, you might be a less inclined to showcase last week’s visit to the park, in favour of a more memorable lifetime event.
We’ve put together some ideas of memories you might find fill the pages of your scrapbook nicely, and in doing so, tell the story of you.
Welcome to the world
If you’ve got a little one, you’re going to want to have a first scrap book page to welcome them. This could be one page with important details, or several with before (belly shots) during, and after birth moments. It all depends on what you feel needs remembering, or, perhaps, forgetting ;).
First… (insert important first event here)
Scrapbooking is all about telling stories – your story – so your first ‘important event’might be different to someone else’s, but also could be similar.
Firsts to include could be:
- first steps
- first doll
- first pair of shoes
- first time at the park
- first time at ballet/footy/gymnastics/other sporting event
- first time fishing
- first time camping
- first day of school
…and you get the idea. There’s no rule here. If it was important to you, memorialise it.
The story of us
This could be epic, but it also could be very simple. Your wedding day, engagement party, or just a memory of the moment you knew you didn’t want to be with anyone else. Better still, scrapbook your grandparents’ wedding day like this one below. Note the gorgeous embellishments and mementos from their special day.
Wish you were here
Those that have gone before leave their indelible marks on us, and creating a beautiful page for the family album, is just one way to acknowledge that memory. You could scrap a funeral, a happy last memory, or a beautiful tribute to who they were.
We’re all going on a summer holiday
Or a winter one, or a camping trip or…the possibilities are endless. Holidays and travel are great for scrapbooking. Choose to remember the crazy big things you did, as well as the time you fed bread to a flock of ducks you found in a park. Whatever took your fancy at the time, is a memory you will want to remember.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Christmas photos are fun for a lot of reasons. Expectant little faces huddled around a tree, beautiful lights everywhere, and maybe granddad fell asleep on the couch after lunch. Scrapbooking these memories keeps them alive for years to come, and don’t forget to include a list of gifts that everyone received. It’s fun to remember the little details.
What have you done that you are really proud of? Or what major change have you made that opened up a whole new lifestyle for you? Maybe it was a graduation, starting a business, or making a move to a new place. Milestones are worth celebrating, and definitely earn a page in the scrapbook.
It’s all in the details
Ok so I said at the start that you may have no desire to scrapbook last weeks park visit, but maybe you do. Life is made up of big moments, and a thousand little ones, and they all deserve remembering. If you’re the sort of person who wants to record small moments, by all means go for it. You might find they are the most precious of all.
And to make your scrapbooking experience even more simple you can use your Pringo portable mini wifi printer to instantly print from your iPhone, smartphone or tablet.
Are you a scrapbooker?
What are your favourite scrapbook-worthy memories?