National Scrapbooking Day 2015


Hello Scrapbooking Friends!!!! Happy National Scrapbook Day 2015!! The chances of you reading this blog right now must mean that you love to scrapbook. This special day is for all types of Scrappers! You know what I mean, right? There are the peeps that love the 12 x 12 single layouts, Scrappers that love the 12×12 double page layouts, How about those that love the 8.5 x 11 single pages, or even the 8.5 x 11 double pages, Digital Scrappers, Mini Album Scrappers, a mix of both and or ALL! Oh, and we can’t forget about the Pocket Page Scrapper. We all have stories and we all love to tell them. How? By preserving our family memories for generations to come. That is why I love National Scrapbooking Day!!!

I am an avid Single Page Scrapper at heart! It’s my first love! Sure I love doing Mixed Media, DIY, Home Decor and more. But there is just something about documenting my family memories. If I had to choose which type of Scrapper I am I don’t think that I could! My home if filled with 12×12 albums, Mini Albums and Digital albums, each of which tell the stories of The Gillen Gang! The beautiful part about it is that we can sit back kick up our feet and look at them at any given time and reminisce about the past!

What are some of your favorite moments that you have documented through Scrapbooking?

When you scrapbook do you scrap alone? With a large group? Go to Crops? My answer is D (LOL) all of the above! Isn’t it great to crop with friends and family. Why not make memories while you are preserving them? I always have so much fun with my friends. Here are just a few fun memories while cropping!

Scrapbook Fun

Today as you hang out at crops at your Local Scrapbooking Store or perhaps just have a group of friends over for an in home crop, we have a wonderful hop here to inspire you as you pull out your pictures, papers, embellishments and the ever important adhesive to hold all these together and tell your stories! We have a great group of bloggers and scrapbookers just like you joining us today so I hope you will take a moment to visit each one.

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I am showcasing a fun Camera Mini Album that I created for Create & Craft. It is made out of a matchbox. I have to say this album came together in a Snap!
Madge Gillen with Camera created for Create and Craft
Creating this cute little Camera was something that I always wanted to do. We all know that the big Rave is Polaroid Pictures! Well I have the cute Fuji camera and love it, but I didn’t have something cute to hold all of those fun little photos in! Well this Matchbox Camera Mini Album does just that!
Madge-Gillen-Camera-Mini-album-1024x768-createandcraftdt The ribbon on the side acts as the camera wrist strap, but also is how you open and close this cute little album.

I also have one quick Scrapbook Layout to share with you! I am loving the layering technique in this layout! Using a corner rounder brings a fun and unique look to the page as well. You can find step by step instructions on how to make this layout HERE
Cherish Layout Madge


Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop:

Jennifer Priest-Just JP


Susan Wojtkowski – Irreversibly Moi

Beth Pingry-Cookies for Breakfast by Beth Pingry

Madge Gillen-Madge’s Scrappin Lounge

Steph Ackerman-Live Love Scrap

Connie Mercer-Craftygoodies

Amber Rasmussen-Sew-Ink

Holly King-Experience Life Wisely

Dana Tatar-They Call Me Tatar Salad

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