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Basic Grey Indian Summer paper and sticker die cuts. Pink Paislee alpha stickers. Cuttlebug Victorian Embossing folder. Basic Grey buttons. Spellbinder – Butterfly 2. Thanks for dropping by, hope you all have a lovely week. … Queensland, Australia: HI there, I am a SAHM scrapbooker and cardmaker who loves to scrap, read, and take photos and enjoy time with my 2 beautiful kids, Zane and Sabrina. I have been scrapbooking & cardmaking for over 5 years. …
My scrapbook club met last night and they made two 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts. My hostess this month, Cassandra, didn't make a request for a theme, stamp set or Big Shot die but I did manage to get her… … I also used my Big Shot to die- cut the letters for the title and used a snowflake punch for the "o" in snow. It is shimmery because I added dazzling diamonds to the punch with my 2-way glue pen. IMG_7577 [640×480]. Do you notice the other Big Shot die in the photo …
(Supplies: Cardstock–Bazzill; Pattern Paper–Making Memories, Fancy Pants Design; Die cut tag–Jenni Bowlin; Black mini brads–Karen Foster Design; Holly and Flower–Making Memories: Buttons–Jenni Bowlin, Craft Supply; Ribbon–Pebbles, Inc.; …
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Recently I received a wonderful gift from my daughter. A living scrapbook showing my grandchildren from their birth until now. This gift meant so much to me that I ended up becoming a scrapper and love the whole idea of scrapbooking your precious memories. As time has gone by I have increased my collection of books on scrapbooking and slowly collected all the tools I think are needed for scrapbooking. The great thing about scrapbooking is that anyone can do it, the ideas are endless and your subject for the book or page can be on anything.
I recently saw a great little movie called “New in Town” starring Renee Zellweger. The story basically is Zellweger a consultant in love with her Miami lifestyle is sent to the middle of nowhere in Minnesota to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant. Along the way meets these quirky townfolk who loves include scrapping and slowly warms up to the small town’s charm, and eventually finds herself being accepted by this funny community. Eventually she’s ordered to close down the plant and put the entire community out of work and in this time reconsiders her goals and priorities, and finds a way to save the town.
There was one particular scene that peaked my interest in the movie and that was when Zellweger’s character was given a Christmas present by her secretary. When she opened the present it was a scrapbook of her arrival at this strange little town. It had photos and messages in it and you could see Zellweger’s icey character melt and really appreciate this beautifully handmade gift.
Strangely enough this got me thinking. I love scrapbooking, its a great hobby for all the family, and people LOVE scrapbooking. Handmade gifts and in particular scrapbooking items are from the heart and when it comes to special gifts for great occasions these forms of gifts are often the most treasured. Then the Light bulb blinked on above my head.
There must be a market for these handcrafted gifts for things such as wedding books, birthday books, anniversaries and many others. There must be a way to turn what I love doing into an income and sure enough there is. I found a number of great websites detailing how to start your own genuine income from scrapbooking. Its not as hard as you may think.
Its a funny thing when you think about it. Starting any form of small business can be very expensive and you usually go broke very quickly. But think about this for a second. What cost do you have? You have most items you need anyway for scrapbooking as a hobby, What more could you really need? That right nothing. All you really need the guidance on the right way to go that suits you.
I have had the fortune of working through a scrabooking program by Richard Mann called “Scrapbooking a profitable business” where he details the fundamentals of establishing ways of making scrapbooking work for you including setting up a website, the various pros and cons of different forms of advertising, where to advertise. The book written in a way that can be easily understood is an informed guide to earning an income from scrapbooking.
A similar e-book program available is “Scrapbooking for profit” from Brett McFall. This is a similar format to Scrapbooking for a profitable business, however this program explores a more aggressive approach to marketing and developing a small business in scrapbooking. Look this approach wont suit everyone, and shows ways of earning a very good income from scrapbooking. This also requires a lot more work and could take the fun out of scrapbooking.
Both these strategies have worked for me over in developing an income from scrapbooking. I have been able to enjoy my hobby and get a little money to buy more stock and equipment along the way. Again this has suited me and I use this as a supplementary income, you may wish to got to a different level and that will require much more work on your behalf. I have also met some nice people along the way when making an item for them through a consignment job or when they buy basic item.
These programs (books) are around $30.00 to purchase and have various bonus items when you purchase. Overall I have found this a very small price for the knowledge they do bring. Again there are many other Websites detailing similar ways to earn money from scrapbooking. Have a look at the sites that are recommended and have a look yourself on the web at others, there really is something out there that would suit your needs. Keep and open mind ang give it a go, why not turn your hobby into a real income that the entire family can help and earn with.