Okay so when people ask me what my hobbies are, blogging is the first thing that comes into mind. There’s something nice about documenting things that happen and making friends over blogs that I love. However, there is another way I like to document my life and that is having a scrapbook.
I started scrap-booking when I started university to keep all my memories in one place and because it always looked fun! Making each page look different and designing lay outs was exciting to me so that’s what got me to start. My friends Jess and Karis at my uni also said they scrap-booked so that was my number one influence.
I thought I would make a blog-post about how I scrapbook and what I use for photos etc so if you want to know more, keep reading!
One of the first things you will need if you want to scrapbook is a scrap book itself. Now, you don’t have to go all fancy with buying actual scrapbooks. You can use old books and notebooks etc if you are on a budget. However, I treated myself to a medium sized black scrapbook from Paperchase. (There’s a massive Paperchase in Glasgow so be ready to hear that mostly everything in this post is from there, haha.) I decided black because I wanted to use metallic sharpies to draw on my pages and because plain black was a style I wouldn’t get sick of.
The next thing you need is obviously photos! Now, I don’t know about you, but I take a lot of my photos on my phone. So I decided to use the app LaLaLab to get my photos printed and sent out to me. You basically select the photos you want from your phone and the style you want them in and they send them by post to your door! I’ve used this service 4 times now and I still get excited to see all my photos! Maybe I’ll do a full review on them later in a different blog post.
So it’s not enough just to have photos in a scrapbook right? I loved going to get accessories to decorate my pages. Like I said before, I wanted metallic sharpies to put titles and drawings straight on to my pages so I got the set of three from Paperchase. They have a great effect and I am so glad I got them.
I also wanted little cards with messages and photos on them to put in my scrapbook. I am not kidding when I say you can get a lot of nice ones from Paperchase. I got so many from here! They just give a burst of colour to the page that makes it fun to look through!
WHAT AND WHY I SCRAPBOOK
I scrap-book a lot of things. Basically everything significant that happens throughout the years. So far I have scrap-booked my first day of uni, my 20th birthday, Christmas, nights out, my 21st birthday and random days out.
Having a scrapbook suits me as I am a very sentimental person so I can just imagine my self older and wiser looking through my scrapbook. I also write little notes to myself to open when I am older and wiser (whenever that will happen, ha!)
Scrap-booking is a hobby that forces you to sit down and take the time to appreciate memories and appreciate life. I think that’s why I love it. In fact, I know that’s why I love it. I am guilty of just rushing through the day and not taking the time to slow down and be like, ‘You know what? My life rocks!’ Scrap-booking helps me with that. Plus, it’s pretty to look at.
If you start a scrapbook, let me know your tips! I’m sure if you gave it a go, you would enjoy it.
Thank you for reading and I’ll see you soon!