How to Start Scrapbooking Hobby with the Help of Free Online Resources?

This post will help you learn about scrapbooking as a beginner and for experienced scrapbookers there are many useful links and resources. If you want to pass your time creatively then scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby to start with. You can find many fre

This post will help you learn about scrapbooking as a beginner and for experienced scrapbookers there are many useful links and resources. If you want to pass your time creatively then scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby to start with. You can find many free online resources to get tips, ideas and suggestions to create your own scrap books.

According to 'Wikipedia': Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of photographs, printed media, and memorabilia contained in decorated albums, or scrapbooks.

In addition to preserving memories, the hobby is popular for the strong social network that scrapbooking can provide. Hobbyists, known as "scrappers" or "scrapbookers," get together and scrapbook at each other's homes, local scrapbook stores, scrapbooking conventions, retreat centers, and even on cruises. The attendees share tips and ideas as well as enjoying a social outlet.

Scrapbooking is bigger than golf; 'addicts' say that the hobby enables them to document their family stories. One in four households has a scrapbooker, compared with one in five households with a golfer, according to 'Creating Keepsakes magazine'.

There are two types of scrapbooking: 'paper based and digital'.  Paper based scrapbooking is done with the help of stationary, pictures and other decorative materials. While digital scrapbooking is easier to do as it can be done with the help of easily available softwares at your PC.

You can easily use computer for your scrapbooking hobby, which is called computer or digital scrapbooking. Computers bring all kinds of new possibilities to scrapbooking letting you create everything from simple journaling to entire scrapbook pages.

Advantages of Computer Scrapbooking

- Computer Scrapbooking is cheaper than traditional paper-based scrapbooking.

- You can correct your mistakes

- There is unlimited supply of scrapbooking materials

- Computer scrapbooking means that whatever you make, it's already going to be in an electronic format that is suitable for electronic distribution, so you can email it to your friends without even needing to go near a scanner.

Useful resources fo scrapbooking ideas and tips:

* "All Scrapbooking Ideas" offers useful stuff for not only beginners but for intermediat level scrapbookers who are in need of new ideas or tips for their favourite hobby. There are catagorized ideas like as baby, christmas, military, wedding, vacation, computer, graduation, and valentine.

* "Scrapbooking Ideas" provides ideas and tips for many occasions.

* "Your Scrapbooking Tips" has around 100 tips for scrapbooking.

* 'Texas Scrap Mania'

* "A scrap Affair" A blog for scapbooking lovers.

* "We Scrap" is an online scrapbooking community with full of resources providing wholesale discounts to members and promote scrapbooking in a fun, friendly environment.

* A search engine for scrapbookers: 'Creative Klix'

* "Better Homes and Gardens" pages for scrapbooking for more ideas and tips.

* Information for beginners "Learn 2 scrapbook"

* Helpful tips and tricks for using your computer to enhance your scrapbooking. Free scrapbooking clip art, fonts and page layouts available. 'Computer Scrapbooking'

* 'A Cherry On Top' is a supplier of scrapbooking and and paper crafts products but they have an online community, a resource section and many tips, ideas to create your scrapbooks.

* 'Heritage Makers' – helps you to create photo storybooks.  You can make stories with your pictures while creating a 'scrapbook.' They offer an online studio tool, having access to over 40,000 pieces of artwork, paper stock, embellishments and templates.

* Dmoz Directory 'scrapbooking sites'

* Dmoz Directory 'Scrapbooking Chats and forums'

* Scrap of mind is an online magazine for paper, digital and Hybrid Scrpbookers

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