If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a scrapbook must be worth a million memories. At least that is the hope of hundreds of thousands of scrapbookers the world over. The reasons for scrapbooking are as innumerable as the sands on the seashore. Here are just a few:
“Birth certificates show when you were born, death certificates show when you died, scrapbooks show that you really lived.” K. Mortensen
“The very act of creating a work of art breathes life into one’s soul, and causes one to feel but a small part of God.” A. Eyor
“My grandmother made me a scrapbook because I was once too young to remember; I am making scrapbooks for my family because one day I may be too old to remember.” Anonymous
“Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our heart.” Anonymous
“Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them.” M. Albom
What is a scrapbooking?
Rebecca Ludens at About.com gives the definition of scrapbooking as: “The creative art of taking books with blank pages and adding photos, memorabilia, journaling, and embellishments. The primary purpose of scrapbooking is to preserve memories for future generations, but a secondary purpose often is to exercise your creativity as you display your memories in a scrapbook.”
Stephanie Medley-Rath of Scrapworthy Lives states: “Scrapbooking involves arranging photographs, journaling a story, and placing embellishments (e.g., stickers), memorabilia (e.g., a ticket stub), or both on archival paper and then placing the page in a scrapbook album (i.e., an album specially designed to hold scrapbook pages) telling a story about a life or a subject in a way a conventional photo album does not.”
Regardless of a scrapbooker’s reason or definition, the act of bringing photos and the story together in an artistic composition is the heart and soul of scrapbooking. As the scrapbooker assembles the papers, pictures and embellishments he or she desires to create a mood, reproduce a feeling, and awaken a memory in anyone who views the work of heart. The papers and photos are foundational, but the embellishments are the icing on the cake. They can bring a light to the eye and a smile to the lips.
At WhiteClouds we can create the perfect embellishment to help you enhance any scrapbook page by 3D printing a stamp with any image and/or text you desire. These personalized images and/or statements can be sprinkled throughout a scrapbook to bring unity and cohesiveness to its pages. For example, many individuals and families have a unique motto such as:
“No Empty Chairs”
“Life is Beautiful”
“Home is our Happy Place”
“Dream BIG dreams”
“Family is Everything”
“Count Your Blessings”
Another option is to create an entire scrapbook around a list of family rules. Have the family write down the family rules. Submit the list to WhiteClouds to be printed into 3D stamps. After receiving your quote stamps, design a fun page emphasizing each rule in a fun and playful way.
Always Tell the Truth
Laugh Out Loud
Eat Your Vegetables
Love One Another
Keep Your Promises
Do Your Best
Say Your Prayers
Try New Things
Use Kind Words
Sing Silly! Dance Crazy
Say Please and Thank You
Submit your personalized quote and/or image today.