Nancy - aka - "Scrapbooking Guru" and fellow blogger, has found yet another great product for us to try. It is called LiquidLaminate and according to her, has many uses. I can't say when I will get a chance to try it out for myself - I haven't done a single page in months!! I envy you all out there that can scrap til the cows come home but I'm not one of you. :o( I REALLY have to be in the mood. Probably why I'm going on 3 years behind now. :oO
I can think of 100 ways to scrap this school memory. Kids bring home a ton of stuff that they are proud of, some of them are great and we want to save but even then there is too much to save. I have been scanning and/or taking a picture of their art work - that way it is smaller and easier to keep and scrap. You can even re-size the memories and put several on a page.
Scraplifting: borrowing or "lifting" and idea from another scrapbooker. This is a new term for me. I don't think I've ever taken a layout from someone else and used it for myself. I'm not that organized. LOL.
Image Chef does look like fun! Thanks for the link Katie. I love your sidewalk story. When we moved into our current house the city was replacing parts of the sidewalk (at our expense). After they laid the new cement my husband got out there with a stick and wrote all of our names - hey, we had to pay for the concrete so why not? We decided to have our kids put their hands in it by their names as well. It was great fun.
I have found photo sites to be very handy when scrapbooking our vacations. Often I will by postcards during our trip to use instead of my own photographs - let's face it - they hire professionals to get the perfect shot that I will never get. Well worth .25 - especially for those impossible night shots. When finishing our scrapbook for Disney World, I realized that we had done a lot that I didn't or couldn't get pictures for. That's where the photo sites came in. Search for whatever you are looking for and you will find a pic for it. I copied and pasted into my photo file, put on memory card and printed out at the local store. I was thrilled with the results. Give it a whirl, I think you'll become an addict. :o)
I scrapbook anything and everything - big or small. There doesn't need to be an occasion or holiday or special event. I find that scrapping the everyday stuff is a lot more fun than the big occasions. I tend to get bored doing page after page of the same thing - like Christmas or a birthday party.
I would also like to join on the Harry Potter Holiday bandwagon! Let me know where the meeting is going to be. :O)