Cards, Other Crafts, Scrapbooking

Echo Park Idea Books – FREE

echo-park-ebooksRecently, following up on a new paper line at Echo Park, I found out they offer a number of Idea Books, no cost! You can find them on the Echo Park Blog.

I downloaded several of them, two Holiday ebooks, not just for Christmas, and two general themes.

  • Create and Celebrate
  • Happy Holidays (2011)
  • ‘Tis the Season (this year!)
  • This & That.

Those I’ve looked at tend to be more about cards and small craft projects with a few scrapbooking layouts, but there is a lot of inspiration packed into these 25-30 page books.

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Album Theme: 100 Moments

I ran across this article a while back,

dream big.: Life Changing Moments.

and am super-excited about the idea for an album. Of course I already have more than one or two albums *cough* in progress, but I want to do this 100 moments idea because:

  1. Over the summer I (re)organized 35 years of family photos. They reside happily but very boringly inside plastic photo file boxes. It is not likely they will make it into chronological memory albums, and if I am going to scrap them I think I need to pick out some and leave the others go or just put them into regular ol’ photo sleeves.
  2. I tend scrapbook when I’m inspired and the idea is super-motivating.
  3. It’s an approach to looking backward that focuses on what mattered then and now. I think such an album would be very meaningful for my offspring and grand-offspring someday. Continue reading »