Scrapbooking has become one of the most popular hobbies in the country -- everyone has at least one box of photographs they should be sorting, recording, and preserving. So says author Jo Packham, who has devised a comprehensive and entertaining book that can help anyone turn haphazard collections into stunning presentations of life's best memories.
Throughout the pages of this distinctive volume, readers will find an amazing array of constructive suggestions. Have a bunch of newborn baby photos? Here's how to maximize junior's wrinkly countenance. Kids starting school for the first time? Here are some great ideas for creating a storehouse of memories they'll cherish forever. What about holidays and weddings and pictures from the distant past? Jo Packham provides plenty of projects that will highlight those precious connections in decorative and customized ways.
But there's more to this scrapbooking bible than terrific design ideas. Readers will also learn how to use archival scrapbooking techniques, they'll discover valuable ways to research and record family histories, and they'll explore artistic methods that look great even if they've got minimal creative talent. The book also looks into the past for replicating antique scrapbooks and discusses myriad approaches for devising unique covers and interior pages.
Moments to Remember also reviews some scrapbook alternatives, perfect for those times when that old shoebox contains more than photos. The author gives ideas and examples for making scrapbooks from favorite family recipes, garden information, and pet-related memorabilia. There are even plans for a baby-sitter's scrapbook and journal, a sketch journal, and a little blackbook for current and ex-boyfriends. Believe it or not, scrapbooks can contain just about anything! Moments to Remember contains innovative ideas for creating unique family heirlooms that will be cherished for generations.