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Are boxes and boxes of old photographs cramping your style? Wouldn't you like to organize, display and preserve these precious memories? Well, scrapbooking might just be the solution you are looking for. Our librarians have compiled a list of fun and informative resources to help you get started!


Art of the Scrapbook: A Guide to Handbinding and Decorating Memory Books, Albums, and Art Journals by Diane Maurer-Mathison: Covering binding, paper decorating, lettering and layout techniques from simple to innovative, this book offers something for crafters at all skill levels. Professional paper and book artists share their work and techniques giving readers the inspiration for creating their own innovative designs.

Better Scrapbooking by Vanessa-Ann: This book highlights more involved techniques such as decoupage, gold-leafing and watercoloring. Each technique includes both primary designs for decorating an entire page and secondary patterns (including many borders) that quickly jazz up any layout.

Classic Scrapbooking by Vera Rosenbluth and Susan McDiarmid: Here you will find a full range of scrapbooking projects including peekaboo cover scrapbooks, stitched-back scrapbooks and accordion style scrapbooks. Also included are tips on photo preservation and advice on taking more effective pictures and exciting ways of mounting photos in a scrapbook.

Country Living Handmade Scrapbooks: Creating Scrapbooks, Albums, Journals, and Memory Boxes: Thirty color photos reveal finished projects as well as how to scan and restore old photographs, compile personal scrapbooks, and create intriguing kits and collages with unusual mementos.

Cynthia Hart's Scrapbook Workshop by Cynthia Hart: A step-by-step guide to preserving memories in beautiful, heirloom-quality albums. Included are inventive ways to incorporate writing and drawing; the use of acid-free papers and other archival materials; planning and laying out a memory book; plus setting up a work space.

Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking: The Most Complete Guide to Scrapbooking Ever Published: Beginners and more experienced scrapbookers alike will find helpful insights and daily inspiration on tools, techniques and layouts in this hefty reference volume.

Making Memory Books By Hand 22 Projects to Make, Keep, and Share by Kristuna Feliciano: This book offers a dozen keepsake projects to hand craft, each one complete with illustrations and step-by-step instructions. Learn how to make photo memory albums, birthday books, wedding albums, journals, portfolios, home design booklets and more.

Making Scrapbooks: Complete Guide to Preserving Your Treasured Memories by Vanessa-Ann: Projects for jazzing up your memories with pop-ups, fancy cutouts, textural adornments, and theme-appropriate artwork and memorabilia.

Memory Albums by Design by Sheena Cable: Basic techniques for creating memory albums, from taking photos to care and restoration, cropping and mounting, choosing and personalizing albums, plus decorating.

Moments to Remember: The Art of Creating Scrapbook Memories by Jo Packham: This book provides archival scrapbooking techniques as well as valuable information on researching and recording family histories.

More Quick and Easy Scrapbook Pages: 200 All New Timesaving Layouts You Can Create In One Hour or Less: Timesaving secrets for creating gorgeous, innovative pages that never compromise quality for quantity. A wide variety of unique, ready-to-create page designs, sure to inspire any scrapbooker.

Scrapbook Storytelling: Save Family Stories and Memories With Photos, Journaling and Your Own Creativity by Joanna Campbell Slan: Dozens of great ideas for documenting family stories and events with scrapbooking. This book is ideal for family historians and proud parents.

Scrapbooking for the First Time by Rebecca Carter: The user-friendly question-and-answer format teaches the basics: choosing and using equipment like decorative edge scissors, mounting a photograph, adding paper frames, matting, die-cutting, incorporating decorative and natural papers, working with templates and rub-ons, and more.

Scrapbooking with Memory Makers by Michele Gerbrandt and Kerry Arquette: This complete how-to guide and kit shows how births, weddings, vacations, and everyday life can be preserved in albums as original as the experiences themselves. The book includes more than 100 full-color photos of scrapbooking pages created by scrapbookers all across the country, plus 20 how-to photos illustrating detailed directions for selecting a theme, organizing material, choosing and cropping photos, and arranging items attractively on the page

The Simple Art of Scrapbooking: Tips, Techniques and 30 Special Album Ideas for Creating Memories That Last a Lifetime: This comprehensive source book, produced by the experts at the Scrapbook Guild, takes you step by step through the process of assembling a homemade work of art.

Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make In a Weekend by Stacy Julian: This book provides ideas and projects that can help scrapbookers get started.


Memory Makers: This is the premier publication for scrapbooking enthusiasts. Published six times per year, this magazine features the ideas and stories of readers around the world. The online version also provides tips and ideas for preserving memories.

Creating Keepsakes: Each issue is packed with more than150 scrapbook-page ideas plus favorite tips and tricks, including creative lettering alphabets, preservation techniques, journaling tips and computer tricks. The online version also offers a wealth of scrapbooking information.


There are literally thousands of scrapbooking sites on the World Wide Web. Here are a few that caught our attention.

All About A website devoted to teaching scrapbooking techniques. Information is provided in an easy to follow step by step format. Great site for the beginner.