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The best part of scrapbooking is sharing the process with family and friends. Use these steps as ideas to help you gather loved ones. Collaborate and get creative with your albums. Start a tradition of making new memories as you preserve old ones!
- Large Lifetime folding tables
- Lifetime folding chairs
- Basic scrapbooking supplies (see Scrapbooking Tip 1)
- Friends and family
- Make your hobby fun for the whole family. Sometimes the best activities are ones you can do together. My children love to pull out the die cuts, stickers, and supplies and work with me. We make family vacation albums together so we can all enjoy them. Give your children the OK to be crafty and creative while you get some of your own layouts done too. A banquet table is perfect for you to sit side-by-side on projects.
- Get the whole family involved- Instead of putting together the family album all by yourself, ask your spouse and your children for help. Keep the process simple by giving each person a specific assignment or asking each person to share their thoughts. Try making a single layout or a mini album about a fun vacation, a special tradition or a memorable celebration. One night my family got together and made the mini album (pictured above). Each family member took a turn wearing the homemade family crown, and the others had to say why they loved that person. Working on a simple project like this can bring your family closer together.
- Celebrate a scrapbooking girls night- Pull out your tables, snacks and beverages and you've got a party! Invite new and experienced scrapbookers alike to the house to crop. You'll be surprised how much you learn about (and from) each other. Exchange supplies or make an album together. Scrapbooking is a social event, so it's a fun way to catch up on each other's lives and spend quality time together. This is also a perfect for bridal or baby showers.
- Host a crop or page exchange- There's never enough time to do all the scrapbooking you'd like. If you want to feel caught up, get a lot of layouts done or make pages and exchange them with fellow scrapbookers, host your own crop. "Crop" is the official term for a scrapbooking event where people make page layouts. It's a great way to make new friends or recruit your old friends to this great hobby.