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Scrapbooking: a method of preserving, presenting, and arranging personal and family history in the form of a book, box, or card. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journal entries or written descriptions.
Scrapbooking has also gone digital now – with pages and books being created in a variety of programs on computers, tablets and even phones.
As is the usual format for this series of blog posts, I will be covering both the physical and digital forms, but concentrating on people/companies who offer freebies and/or tutorials etc that will help beginners.
The first place to visit is Scrapbook.com (and on YouTube). Lots of free classes (over 50), a great blog and, of course, you can shop for stash!
Paper Wishes – lots of useful information for complete beginners, including their weekly Webisodes.
Skillshare – I recommend Skillshare to everyone, as it has such a great mix of teachers. However, there are specific classes for all types of scrapbooking.
YouTube – doing a quick search it seems that a lot of the beginner videos are from several years ago, but this lovely lady has one which is less than one year old. Loads to watch and learn on her channel. Emilee’s Paper Caper (linking to her video for beginners).
One of the best guides to digital scrapbooking is by Kate Hadfield Designs. Lots of freebies and blog posts, and her trademark brightly coloured designs.
Scrapgirls.com – they have high quality lessons for all sorts of scrapbooking and other papercraft, but they are not free.
Digidesignresort.com – many different crafty blog posts and tutorials.
Digital Scrapper – a very long list of free tutorials.
This bargain scrapbooking kit at Amazon caught my eye. (Edited to add – so many people went and grabbed one, they are out of stock until the end of July – sorry! I managed to get one in the Amazon Warehouse, so will be doing a full review soon.)
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