The Basics: Escrapbooking Starters
Some people have a hard time getting started with escrapbooking.
One place to start is with the resources around you. Start collecting what you see around you. While you can collect by organizing real objects, you can also collect ideas and memories through taking digital photographs. Consider going through your photo album and scanning those photos that contain the most instant memories.
If you don't have lots of your own photos or videos, use our Naturescapes Video & Image Starter Resources page. It contains many photos and video clips to incorporate into your projects. The photo below is from the Naturescapes collection.
Multimedia Scrapbook Starters
Explore multimedia scrapbook starters. Keep in mind that many have been on the web for a while, so they may suffer link rot.
- Children’s Poetry Scrapbook
- Scrapbook on Amphibians, Fishes, and Reptiles
- Scrapbook on Creating a Hero
- Scrapbook on the Holocaust
- Scrapbook on the Past and Present
- Scrapbook on the Scarlet Letter and the Crucible
- Scrapbook on the Wretched Institution
Use Books as Scrapbook Starters
Many books use the scrapbook theme or use a scrapbook type format. Use these as inspiration for your own projects.
Explore books with a scrapbooking theme:
- Divine Secrets of Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells. The main character has a scrapbook.
- Keepsake Crimes by Laura Childs. Set in a scrapbook shop.