June 12th, 2006
Scrapbooking can be an expensive hobby. In fact, one of the reasons many people are moving to digital scrapbooking is because of the lower cost of making a digital version of a scrapbook page and printing it off. Creating digital pages can reduce the cost of making a scrapbook by fifty percent or more, but it also can take away much of the craftiness of scrapbooking that makes it so fun. So, is there a compromise?
Obviously, getting a deal on all the components you’ll need for your scrapbooking pages can save you money and allow you to continue enjoying the physical element of scrapbooking. Shopping online is often a good way to find better deals than your local scrapbooking store, since online scrapbooking suppliers have to compete with stores that are only a mouse click away. What many scrapbookers don’t know is that there are ways to get even better deals on the scrapbooking materials they need by using coupons. Yep, just like you find in your weekly ad paper, many online scrapbooking stores offer coupons. Doing a search for “scrapbooking coupons” on Google, MSN, or Yahoo will turn up lots of pages with coupon codes that can be used for various online scrapbooking stores. For instance, I just did a search and found coupon codes for twenty-five percent off Father’s Day and patriotic themed scrapbooking products at one store, twenty percent off your first order at another store, and a few instant store credits for $5 each. For most of these stores, using a coupon is as simple as entering a code when checking out of the site.
ScrapbookFinds is planning to organize these coupon codes so that they are available for visitors to the site. Our intention is to allow you to purchase the product you found for the lowest price by comparison shopping at ScrapbookFinds.com, and then on top of that we’ll give you a coupon to help you save even more money. We hope that with our help, you won’t be forced to give up scrapbooking the way you have grown to know it because of the cost involved. Any feedback you have on our search engine is appreciated.
June 9th, 2006
Many of the scrapbookers I know spend lots of money on tags, paper, and scrapbook albums as well as plenty of time taking pictures to use for scrapbooking. However, many of them become frustrated with the fact that they have enough scrapbooking inventory on hand to open a store, and they have enough pictures to create several scrapbooks, but they don’t have much to show for their efforts. The most common reason I come across is the time investment that is required for putting together a finished product. They just can’t seem to find a break in the day-to-day family rearing action to compile everything into completed scrapbooks. Scrapbooking retreats provide a good opportunity to catch up on completingthose scrapbooks that you’ve been putting off for so long.
Scrapbooking retreats come in many shapes and sizes, and you can likely find one in a location close to where you are. If you do have to travel, then hey, all the better opportunity to get away for a night or two. To find a scrapbooking retreat close to your area, just do an internet search for “scrapbooking retreat” or “cropping retreat” along with the city where you live. You will likely find several alternatives.
Most people who attend scrapbooking retreats bring a friend along with them so they are more comfortable going, but if you don’t have a friend to bring, you will most likely find someone there who’s glad to get to know you.
If an organized public scrapbooking retreat doesn’t sound like your favorite place to go for catching up on your scrapbooking habit, you may consider organizing one yourself. Talk to your friends about renting a cabin for a night, and go have some productive fun.
June 7th, 2006
Welcome to the ScrapbookFinds.com blog. This section of the ScrapbookFinds.com site is intended to keep you in touch with our scrapbooking community. We’ll be publishing articles about the latest scrapbooking trends, posting information on how to get in touch with other scrapbookers, and including lots of other information that we hope you find beneficial for your scrapbooking needs.