5 Cool Things to Inspire Your Scrapbooking

by Brian Tippetts
5 Cool Things to Inspire Your Scrapbooking

In our November 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, Brian Tippetts details five cool things to inspire your scrapbooking.

Technology Hype
If you’ve ever wanted a smart camera that can tell when someone’s smiling, automatically focuses on the desired subject or takes perfect photos with a bright backlight, you’re in luck. Sony’s 10-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-W170 camera is ideal for scrapbookers for these very reasons. The Cyber-shot’s many settings include smile shutter, face detection and intelligent scene recognition.

Great Tools
The 5 book from Compendium helps you discover where you’re going in life and what you would like to accomplish in the next five years. The questions posed and quotes offered are perfect journaling starters for your scrapbook pages. The book also contains worksheets to help you fill in your “top 5” in different categories.



Helpful Websites
When looking for creativity starters, look no further than Design*Sponge. This website, dedicated to product and home design, is a great resource for beautiful patterns and ideas waiting to be expressed in your scrapbooks. And don’t miss “DIY Wednesdays,” which include great craft projects you can do at home!



Type Fascination
This photo box from West Elm sports an interesting collage of numbers. Incorporate the design into a scrapbook page background, or use it for a date presentation or another variation. While this box inspires, it’s also functional for storage—it holds “waiting to be scrapped” photos in a safe, archival environment.

Outside Inspiration
Nicole LaRue, who collaborated with CK on the book 101 Hip and Handmade Gifts, has created her own line of products. Treat yourself to her beautifully designed letterpress stationery as well as silkscreened tees and bandanas. The designs are the perfect jump-start for your next scrapbook page! Visit www.larueandco.com for more information.



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