• An Album for a Special Family

    Mar 10

    When scrapbooking your family history, sometimes you have hardly any information on a family of your ancestors, and sometimes, you may know a lot about one specific family. In this article, we are going to address the issue of creating an entire album around one particular family in your lineage. Let's say that you have an old photograph such as th...


  • Choosing an Album

    Mar 8

    If you are new to scrapbooking, then you may walk into a scrapbook store and be overwhelmed, and easily confused! It is hard to know what to buy, and which products are good ones. But, the truth is, you can make it as easy, or complex as you want. If you are scrapbooking your family history, then most likely you want clean, simple looking scrapbook...


  • A Love Story Album

    Mar 3

    Putting together an album all about a couple's love story can be a great way to scrapbook your family history. Start with a couple that is close to you, like your parents. This is a great way to document their love story and save it for generations to come. A marriage is definitely not the beginning. Do some digging, and you will end up with a s...


  • Over 50? Scrapbook Your Own Heritage Album

    Mar 1

    A family history scrapbook does not have to be all about your ancestors. If you are over 50, it might be time to start thinking about making an album all about YOUR life. This does not mean that you are old, it just means that you are at a stage where you can possibly start to think about taking on a project such as this. First, you have enough ...


  • Heritage Scrapbooking Products-Karen Foster Design

    Feb 25

    I went to my local scrapbooking store last weekend, and had a great time. For me, it's like a special treat to look at papers, and stickers, and pens, and all things scrapbooking. I could literally spend hours in scrapbooking stores dreaming up layouts, and special projects. As I was browsing and happily thinking about my children off on another...


  • Scrapbook Shadow Boxes

    Feb 23

    Many times, you may inherit something that cannot fit onto a page of a photo album. Maybe it is too big and bulky, or it is simply something more precious that you would like to display in your home. Scrapbooking a shadow box is a great answer! Shadow boxes vary in size. Some have cubbies and shelves to separate items. Some are simply a box wi...


  • Why Acid-Free in Scrapbooking?

    Feb 22

    When scrapbooking your family history, most people know that they should use acid free materials, but why? What does that even mean? Now, most papers are acid free, but it used to be different. In the early 1900s, it was realized that the chemicals in the papers used were going to eventually break down important documents and photos, and cause y...


  • Scrapbook A Family Tree-Part II

    Feb 21

    After writing my article, Scrapbook a Family Tree, I realized that I wanted to sit down with my cousin and ask her a few more questions about what she learned while creating the family tree. I thought asking her these questions could shed light on what you can learn and experience through scrapbooking your family history. Here are a few of the ques...


  • Scrapbook A Family Tree

    Feb 19

    Creating a family tree can be a lot of fun. Starting out with the most basic information like your parents and grandparents is usually pretty easy for most people. Scrapbooking a family tree can be even more challenging, and interesting. Growing up, my Grandmother had a family tree framed in her house. It was very simple, but I liked looking at ...


  • Preserving Veteran Letters

    Feb 18

    My Grandfather was a medic in WWII. He had already met my Grandmother before he left to go to war. They did not marry until he returned home after the war. He was a true army hero, and received a purple heart for being injured during the war. He was a paratrooper, and unarmed as he jumped from the sky to save lives on the ground below. My Grandp...