Scrapbooking

 
 


WHAT IS SCRAPBOOKING?
Scrapbooking is a visual record of our lives, our memories and our journey. It is a method of preserving our personal and family history and gives our future generations a creative and valuable look into our past.

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Many of us remember saving (and still do) cinema and rail tickets, notes, special birthday cards and messages, postcards, tags, artwork and photographs – some simply glued this memorabilia into traditional grey scrapbooks with diary notes or journaling next to them. (I still have a simple book with dark grey pages containing photographs, notes and hospital paraphenalia from my first daughter’s birth). Things have moved on a little since then.

Modern scrapbooking takes all of these principals and elements and combines them creatively using card stock, patterned paper, ribbon and embellishments, into scrapbook pages, albums and photobooks. By creating these albums, we are ensuring the preservation of our stories and the details attached to the photographs we treasure.

WHAT WE DO

The Scrapbooker specialises in designing and crafting beautiful, high quality custom made scrapbook pages and albums. I take your photographs, memorabilia and words and craft scrapbook pages (layouts) using archive quality cardstock, papers and embellishments and place them into beautiful albums for you to gift or treasure yourself for future generations.

WHAT SORT OF THINGS CAN I PUT IN THEM?

Scrapbooks are incredibly personal items and are therefore incredibly flexible in content. Here are a few ideas of pages and albums that I could create for you but it is worth bearing in mind that everyone’s perspective of what’s important and meaningful in their lives may not be the same as the next.

Weddings : Have your entire day’s story told for you in a beautiful album. Details of the lead up to the big day, the preparations and the photos taken by other guests all hold a wealth of stories and memories and would be a perfect partner to your traditional wedding album.

Anniversaries : For your own anniversary or for someone close to you. Photos of the couple throughout the years and of various extended family members, holidays and special occasions is a perfect way to archive their lives. Anniversary scrapbook albums are a perfect present for family members to group gift to a couple who do not need or want another piece of cut glass!

Landmark birthdays : Our 21st, 40th, 50th, 60th, even our 70th birthdays and beyond, all represent landmarks in our lives. A unique personalised scrapbook album is a perfect gift to give as a family. Group gifting a scrapbook album takes away the headache of what to buy a family member as each person contributes photos and memories and can pay for their own scrapbook page within the album. Here’s a sample of an album I created for Penny Raphaely for her husband’s 70th birthday.

Holidays : Be it your annual holiday, your honeymoon or surprise birthday get-aways – a beautiful scrapbook album is the answer to preserve your memories and photos (even your memorabilia!) of your trip. Albums can be about just one trip or contain pages of holidays taken over the years – it can also be added to over the years.

Baby Albums : These are a perfect way to start documenting your child’s life. A Baby album allows you to not only archive the photos but to add those all important stories of the birth, early days, first tooth, walking, eating, places they went and people they met and growth and development notes.

Heritage Albums : Heritage albums are a way of connecting with and preserving your past and can even include family trees. So get those fading old photos out of those albums and into a protective heritage album your children and your grand children will love to look at in years to come.

Leaving or retirement present for work colleagues : What a welcome change a scrapbook album would be from the usual whip-round when someone is leaving or retiring, especially someone who has been working in your workplace for many years. A scrapbook album filled with photos from your time together, memories from work colleagues and friends and details of their achievements would make a fabulous Group gift. In 2010, I was delighted to be asked to design an album for Sir Al Aynsley Green on his retirement from his post of Children’s Commissioner at 11Million.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

The length of time it takes to complete an album depends entirely on the number of photos you want to incorporate and therefore the number of pages in the album. One page can typically take between 1 and 4 hours to complete. This is very much a bespoke design service and therefore has no set time limits per item. On this basis, an album containing 40 pages can typically take up to 4 weeks to complete. During the FREE consultation, I will estimate the number of pages required to complete your scrapbook and the time frame involved.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

All of my products are of the highest quality, both in terms of design and the supplies that I use to create them. I pay close attention to detail, carefully reading through and looking at each and every contribution so that I fully understand the story being told and then translate this onto the page in the title and design work. I spend time selecting the right card, papers, fonts and embellishments to support each contribution, altogether producing a quality finished layout. I feel my pages and albums are worth every penny but don’t take my word for it – see what my clients have to say.

Prices start from as little as £45. If you have a project in mind and would like to discuss the variety of options I offer, I would love to hear from you.

andrea@thescrapbooker.co.uk

Tel: 07967 602089

Organisation: If you have a large album in mind involving family and friends or are group gifting an album and would like help getting organised – I can help you!

I can:

  • Take over the organisation of your album for you.
  • Contact all the contributors with full details of what to include, what to send and how to send it (no matter how far away they may be).
  • Take delivery and store all the photos and memorabilia until the scrapbook album is complete and return the items back to the contributor directly.
  • Keep you up to date with progress on a regular basis.
  • Take away all the stress and hard work of organising everything

For further details and a FREE 1/2 hour consultation, please contact me at:

andrea@thescrapbooker.co.uk

Tel: 07967 602089

WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

If you like the idea of a scrapbook album, the first thing to do is to contact me:

andrea@thescrapbooker.co.uk

Tel: 07967 602089

Then go through your photos and memorabilia and put aside the ones you would love to put into your pages. I will then arrange a convenient time and place to discuss your requirements and share our ideas.

I look forward to hearing from you!