Saturday, December 12, 2009

What Is Scrapbooking?

I have wanted to be a scrapbooker for years. My problem has been that I have never really realized what is is all about. First I thought it is about making a photo album with words and stories. I had no desire for photo albums but I tried. No, did not work for me. Then I thought it is all about fancy papers and embellishments which I do love. But many times I felt more tempted to use the papers elsewhere.

This autumn it hit me. Some photos are just more special than the others. It would be so wrong to just keep them on the hard drive or hidden in plastic pockets. It would be so wrong not to spend time with them and play with them. And, it would be so wrong not to photograph everything that is important and special.


I assume the idea of scrapbooking is more obvious if you have children. My first little scrapbooking album is about my first dog, passed away many years ago, but still on my mind constantly.


I really enjoyed making this small album!


I have also had difficulties understanding digital scrapbooking even if I use Photoshop at my day job. Why would anyone skip the pretty papers part? Now I realize it is so much fun to combine the digital processing and the papers. All the pictures in this album are processed so that their colors match with the papers.


I love the little windows this album is filled with!


What next? Soon after finishing this album I remembered that my husband has taken pictures about butterflies over the years. There are not many good shots but just enough for another mini album! I am going to enjoy making that during the holidays.

3 comments:

  1. Total agree. Scrapbooking is always tempting me, but I just dont get a clue on it. I bought an mini album to try on, hope I have time to.

    Yours are lovely, amazed you can edit the picture to match the paper colors.

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  2. Thanks, Anny! Mini album is a great way to start!

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  3. Olet luontainen lahjakkuus selvästi! Upea albumi!

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