History of Modern Scrapbooking

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Welcome to the world of scrapbooking!

Scrapbooking is not only a fun hobby, but also a way to share your family's special moments. You get to spend precious time with your family as you assemble your scrapbook and have even a greater time sharing your creation with them. Scrapbooking has been around for generations, but it really seemed to gain momentum in popularity in the late 80's.

Today, there are a multitude of papers and embellishments available to create everything from the most basic pages to absolute works of art. Manufacturers have heard the call of preservationists and have created photo-friendly products.

Albums of the past utilized PVC page protectors, acidic pastes and lignen ridden papers. The harsh chemicals caused photo deterioration, which resulted in color distortion and fading. Today's products are acid-free, lignen-free and pvc-free, leaving scrappers nothing to fear when assembling their precious family albums.

Often times, new scrappers may find it a bit intimidating to layout the perfect page and find coordinating materials to use. Many books, magazines and online websites offer detailed instructions for page design. Stores have multiple offerings with page kits that have all coordinating elements included, as well as classes educating participants on how to put it all together. Some stores even offer monthly scrapbooking kits that can take some of the decision making out of your hands.

In today's technological world, many scrapbookers have discovered digital scrapping. Photos can easily be uploaded from a camera and added to pre-formatted pages in a software program that also allows photo editing.

No matter what you choose, there is something out there that appeals to every type of scrapbooker. The best part about scrapbooking is that it is something you can do and share with others. Many friendships and family relationships benefit from the time spent together creating and sharing.

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