Scrapbooking The Memories

It is enjoyable to start a scrapbook around holidays like Christmas, but scrapbooks can be a great way to keep your memories year around. I like to put print outs of pictures I take, my artwork, and cards in my scrapbook as a way to remember everything, and to keep these organized in one place. You can always buy a more expensive scrapbook at the crafting store along with stickers and other embellishments, but I am happy with the simple one I found with heavy cardstock pages at the thrift store for around two dollars. Awhile back I did purchase a scrapbook from the craft store, but I am kind of cheap and cannot see the point of spending fifteen dollars on a simple book that did not even come with embellishments. As I said you can buy stickers and other decorations to dress your scrapbook up with, but I prefer to just put my own artwork in mine. Also, when it comes to my website I see it as a digital scrapbook of sorts since I have decorated it with my drawings, so if I do not print out all of my pictures these look pretty darn nice on my website. It is nice to have both a paper and digital scrapbooks to showcase your artwork and photographs.

Here I am adding black and white photos to my scrapbook.  I used photo editing software to turn my color photos into black and white ones.
Here I am adding black and white photos to my scrapbook. I used photo editing software to turn my color photos into black and white ones. | Source
Here is a print out of a tropical sunset painting I created back in the spring of 2009.
Here is a print out of a tropical sunset painting I created back in the spring of 2009. | Source
I am gluing the print out of my painting and a print out of my cat illustration into my scrapbook.  Often I scan pictures I draw and give to other people, which allows me to keep the image for future use.
I am gluing the print out of my painting and a print out of my cat illustration into my scrapbook. Often I scan pictures I draw and give to other people, which allows me to keep the image for future use.
Here I have glued my cat drawing and my flower drawing into a scrapbook.  These used to be framed, but I change out my frames every so often, and decided to put these in a scrapbook.
Here I have glued my cat drawing and my flower drawing into a scrapbook. These used to be framed, but I change out my frames every so often, and decided to put these in a scrapbook.

Sepia Scrapbook Images

One thing I enjoy creating for my paper based and my online scrapbooks are sepia images, which have a nostalgic old fashion look that I often crave.  There is just something lustrous about looking at old timey images, and sepia conveys that look.  Here are a few of my colored pictures that I have turned into sepia pictures for my scrapbooks.

Sepia image of a picture I took at Waikiki Beach.
Sepia image of a picture I took at Waikiki Beach. | Source
Sepia image of looking off the Rim of the World Highway.
Sepia image of looking off the Rim of the World Highway. | Source
Sepia image of looking out towards the Pinnacles.
Sepia image of looking out towards the Pinnacles. | Source
Sepia image of a large tree in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Sepia image of a large tree in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Sepia image of a sunset.
Sepia image of a sunset. | Source
Sunset from a different angle.
Sunset from a different angle. | Source
Sepia inspired sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Sepia inspired sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Car driving down a road near an orange field.  This old fashion car and sepia imagery makes the picture look like it was taken before World War II, but it was really taken in July of 2009.
Car driving down a road near an orange field. This old fashion car and sepia imagery makes the picture look like it was taken before World War II, but it was really taken in July of 2009. | Source

Creating sepia imagery of Hawaiian vacations, sunsets, and orange fields is all quite inspiring for me.  I love to select special images that go in my paper scrapbooks.  Others go in my online scrapbook to share with the world wide web.

Brilliant sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains with snow that has not melted.
Brilliant sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains with snow that has not melted. | Source
Sepia image out by the Pinnacles in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Sepia image out by the Pinnacles in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Sepia imagery of trees and a sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Sepia imagery of trees and a sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Here is a sepia image I created of a few flowers.
Here is a sepia image I created of a few flowers. | Source

I especially have enjoyed creating sepia imagery of landscapes and flowers, which are some of my favorite things to take pictures of.   Give me landscapes any day!

Sepia imagery that I created of a morning glory.
Sepia imagery that I created of a morning glory. | Source
Here is sepia imagery of sunflowers.
Here is sepia imagery of sunflowers. | Source
Sepia imagery of a picture I took of a palm tree.  I took this picture with my cell phone and cropped it, but I really love how it turned out.
Sepia imagery of a picture I took of a palm tree. I took this picture with my cell phone and cropped it, but I really love how it turned out. | Source
Here is a sepia image I created of a picture I took of Grass Valley Lake.
Here is a sepia image I created of a picture I took of Grass Valley Lake. | Source
Here is sepia imagery I created of a picture looking out towards Hesperia.
Here is sepia imagery I created of a picture looking out towards Hesperia. | Source

I love to take spooky images for Halloween and turn these into sepia images to remember.  See what I did with a couple of my photographs below.  Oh yes, and I have also included a couple of extraordinary images that I took out at the Pinnacles, which have been edited to have sepia effects.

Here is a sepia Halloween scrapbook image I created.  The picture I took of the rising moon was perfect for this!
Here is a sepia Halloween scrapbook image I created. The picture I took of the rising moon was perfect for this! | Source
The full moon look especially creepy in sepia, and almost like an image out of a scary black and white film.
The full moon look especially creepy in sepia, and almost like an image out of a scary black and white film. | Source
Here is another I took of the full moon where I used photo shop to a Halloween imagery.  This would even make for a fun Halloween card to give for friends.
Here is another I took of the full moon where I used photo shop to a Halloween imagery. This would even make for a fun Halloween card to give for friends. | Source
Here is a picture I took in the San Bernardino Mountains facing out towards the Pinnacles.
Here is a picture I took in the San Bernardino Mountains facing out towards the Pinnacles. | Source
Here is a picture that I took hiking out at the Pinnacles in 1988!  I scanned my photo and used sepia effects to create this amazing image.
Here is a picture that I took hiking out at the Pinnacles in 1988! I scanned my photo and used sepia effects to create this amazing image. | Source
Here is a picture I took looking out by the Pinnacles.
Here is a picture I took looking out by the Pinnacles. | Source
Another breath taking image taken out on the desert side of the mountain, which is by the Pinnacles in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Another breath taking image taken out on the desert side of the mountain, which is by the Pinnacles in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source
Here is a picture I created of a sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Here is a picture I created of a sunset in the San Bernardino Mountains. | Source

You can use photo editing software to create you own amazing sepia or colored images for your scrapbooks.  I hope you have fun playing with pictures you have taken over the years.

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Beautifuly interesting and unique photography,sweetiepie;)


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

I got my granddaughter a scrap book for Christmas. Thank you for sharing


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onceuponatime66 5 years ago from USA IL

you really amaze me with your scrapbook. I am proud to know you. I use to do this craft daily, now I am not so much into it. You have inspired me to get back into it.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Glad so many people enjoy scrapbooking.


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Great photos and helpful tips on scraping. Simple and Sweet just the way I like it. Let the pictures and photos be the showcase. Brilliant! Love and Peace :)


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate your comments Katiem, and yes I do enjoy the beauty of the simple scrapbooking technique. I see many beautiful and elaborate scrapbooks, but that is not really my style.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

A wonderful idea and thank you for sharing.


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susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

I tried scrapbooking, but got frustrated. I think I will try again.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks for the nice comments everyone!


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dobo700 5 years ago from Australia

Every thing looks better in sepia

Thanks for the ideas

Dobbo


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Glad you appreciate the beauty of sepia dobo.


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PrairieRain 4 years ago from Midwestern U.S.

Love your photos!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thank you Prairie Rain!


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prettydarkhorse 3 months ago from US

Scrapbooking is cool, nice photos.

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