Older style scrapbooks tended to have pictures that were mounted with photo mount corners and the journaling was simply the names of who were in the photos and possibly when and where the picture was taken.
Only sometimes would the pages have memorabilia attached to them to make them more attractive.
If like me you are the type of person who is always taking photos and keeps memorabilia from places you visit such as tickets or receipts, then learning how to make a scrapbook would be a perfect hobby for you to take up and one that complements card making.
Scrapbook albums are great to improve and express your creative side as well as being something that you can store all your photos in for years to come.
It is important to only use high quality materials when making a scrapbook as your scrapbooks will probably become one of your most treasured possessions due to the time you will spend on them.
The most important thing to remember is always use products that are acid free. Using products that are not acid free can deteriorate your scrapbooks and cards and colours may fade over time.
Scrapbooks can also be given as gifts. Sometimes just looking through a pile of photos can be rather boring, but choosing the best ones and presenting them on a beautiful page filled with memories will make anyone smile.
If you are new to scrapbooking then it may be a good idea to purchase a scrapbook kit to get you started.
Scrapbook kits will contain the basic craft supplies to create a few page layouts. The items you will receive will all correspond in colour, so you know they will work together.
Although the more professional scrapbook enthusiasts would probably not use a scrapbook kit they are perfect for beginners and will give you some great ideas where to start and what colours go each other. It will also be a good test to find out if scrapbooking is really for you.
Once you have created your first scrapbook page layout and have seen how wonderful it looks, I am sure you will be as hooked on this hobby as I was.
You will soon become more creative and begin to master the many scrapbook techniques there are.
Scrapbooking is also a great way to make new friends by joining a local scrapbook club where you can share tips and ideas and further your scrapbooking skills..