Archive for December, 2009

Scrapbooking Soccer – Where Do You Start?

Joy Swearingen posts:

Scrapbooking is a really fun hobby for a lot of people, but it can also be a little challenging. Some people have a hard time coming up with an idea and others have trouble finding the right supplies to expression their idea. Others are challenged by both the idea and the supplies. Popular themes such as a new baby or a wedding are relatively easy because of the abundance of supplies and examples available. When designing for a less common theme such as soccer, things can get a little bit more difficult.

Here are some techniques you can use that will help you develop design ideas for scrapbooking soccer themed pages:

- Ask yourself questions such as: What is soccer? What are your favorite soccer teams? What is the history of soccer?

- Search the Internet for interesting soccer facts and quotes.

- Collect soccer memorabilia such as schedules, flyers, and sports cards to use as references.

- Look for scrapbooking examples that were used for other sport themes.

Here are some techniques that can be used in finding supplies for scrapbooking soccer:

- Look for soccer scrapbooking supplies on the Internet. Internet auctions are a great place to search for scrapbooking supplies. Many times people end up with supplies they will never use and sell them online at discounted prices.

- Join a scrapbooking club. It is a great way to learn about other supply resources and a way to meet up with people willing to trade or sell materials.

- Make your own scrapbooking supplies and materials. You can make your own embellishments out of handmade clay. This gives you more design options and it can save you some money in the process.

Whether you are scrapbooking a soccer theme or something less popular, these same techniques can be used to help generate ideas and find supplies and materials.