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Scrapbooking…not just for photos August 31, 2006

Filed under: Scrapbooking — scrapncraft @ 10:42 pm

Scrapbooks aren’t meant just for photos. Keep movie ticket stubs, concert ticket stubs, love letters from boys, children’s artwork, your favorite brand name clothes tags, a test with an A+ on it and many other items.

Today, we can still preserve our memories by adding these extra little things to our scrapbooks. I recommend making copies of everything. Unless the original paper is acid free, it will yellow and crumble with time. There are also archival sprays that may be helpful.  Include the original in your scrapbook, but also keep a copy.

So, what types of “extras” are fun to put into scrapbooks?

· Report Cards

· Essays from School

· Birthday Invitations

· Maps of Cities Visited

· College Brochures

· Greeting Cards

· Post Cards

· Decorative Napkins

· Place Cards from Table Settings

· Pressed Flowers

· Receipts & coasters from a Favorite Restaurant

· Play and Concert Programs

· Sporting Event Tickets and Programs

· Magazine and Newspaper Articles

· Old Drivers Licenses

· CD Covers

These items can be added to individual pages or they can be left intact and put into a sheet protector alongside photos of the events they represent.

There is no limit to the items you can put into your scrapbook. Extra items help to tell the overall story.

“101 Scrapbooking Tips” is available for free at

                                                         Molly Mormon Reading


Family Reunions August 21, 2006

Filed under: Geneology — scrapncraft @ 12:33 am

 Family Reunion

I typically like to write things that are useful and inspiring.  My life doesn’t fit into that category, but, I got some pics from my cousin and thought it would be fun to share! 

Not all of the family was there, but, those who were there enjoyed themselves!  My kids loved it!  Isn’t it good when one family member takes the time and puts forth the effort to do something that others may have thought of doing, but never gave it their full attention?  Thanks to Audrey, we were able to enjoy each other’s company and take some much needed time to visit with each other!  Thank you Audrey!!!  You are the Woman! 

Also, my uncle did a little geneology quiz for us, and I thought it would be inspiring to those of you out there who enjoy finding, sharing and encouraging others to learn more about their family!

Here is the quiz:



1. What ancestor received a blessing, while sick, from the Prophet Joseph Smith?

2. Name two ancestors who lived in Nauvoo.

3. Name two ancestors who were Handcart pioneers.

4. Name one ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War – for the British.

5. Name one ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War – for the Colonies.

6. Name one ancestor who was befriended by a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

7. Name an ancestor who was baptized in the early 1830’s.

8. Name an ancestor who was baptized in the 1840’s.

9. Name one ancestor who had a neighboring farm to Joseph Smith in Nauvoo.

10. Name one ancestor who served in the Mormon Battalion.

11. Name one ancestor who was a ward missionary companion with Martin Harris’s son.

12. Name one ancestor couple who were endowed in the original Nauvoo Temple.

13. Name one pioneer ancestor who arrived by wagon train in SLC in 1847.


1. John Anthony Woolf III (born February 27, 1843, PPMU pg 1262) see SDB pg 2

2. Lot Smith, John Anthony Woolf, Sarah Ann DeVoe Woolf, William Hyde, Elizabeth Howe

Bullard (see HNLRRC)

3. Ellen Harrod & Charles Harrod daughter (age 21) and father (Edmond Ellsworth Company of 1856) see


4. Anthony Woolf I (born 1761, Pressed to serve with British as Hessian Soldier) see BJAW pg 1

5. Anthony Woolf I (deserted British Army & joined the Revolutionary Army) ibid pg 1

6. Anthony Woolf I, befriended by Lewis Morris (ibid, became U.S. Citizen 27 January 1797) ibid pg 1

7. William Hyde (Born: September 11, 1818; baptized: April 7, 1834) LDSBE pg 759

8. Sara Ann Devoe Woolf (born 10 April 1814, baptized May 20, 1841 see SDB pg 2; also see PPMU pg 1262)

9. John Anthony Woolf Jr. (born 1805 see PPMU pg 1262; MN Vol. II, pg 1400)

10. William Hyde (16 July 1846, Second Sergeant; 20 July 1847, Captain see LDSBE vol. pg 760),

Lot Smith (Lot was age 16 and a Private, in Company E see CHMB pg 125; also see LDSBE vol. 1 pg 803-4)

11. John Anthony Woolf III (born February 27, 1843 see PPMU 1262) see affidavit signed by Milton H. Woolf

12 William Hyde & Elizabeth Howe Bullard (23 December 1845, see Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register);

John Anthony Woolf II & Sarah Ann Devoe (10 January 1846 see Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register)

13 John Anthony Woolf II, Sarah Ann Devoe, children: Absolom, Sarah Ann, James, Hanna

Eliza, Isaac, John A., & Andrew (see HTW Vol. 8 pgs 428 – 429, PPMU pg 1262, and MPOT)


PPMU = Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

SDB = Sarah Ann Devoe Biography manuscript, 1935 by her niece Phyllis Ascroft Scholes and Mildred Daines

HNLRRC = Historic Nauvoo Land and Records Research Center: Hancock County Townships, Nauvoo & Carthage map

MPOT = Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 @

BJAW = Biography of John Anthony Woolf Jr. manuscript by his niece Phyllis Ascroft Scholes and Mildred Daines

LDSBE = Latter Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia

MN = Mormons and their Neighbors, Vol. II, 1984

CHMB = A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War

HTW = Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter DUP SLC Utah 1947 Volume 8


Scrapbooking’s Increasing Popularity August 1, 2006

Filed under: Crafts,Events,News,Scrapbooking — scrapncraft @ 10:26 pm

There is a great article on about Scrapbooking and how it is steadily increasing in popularity.  It would be well worth your time to read it!


The ABC’s of Scrapbooking, A Scrapbooking Glossary

Filed under: Scrapbooking — scrapncraft @ 12:11 am

AAlbum — Blank book used to store photographs and scrapbook pages.

Analogous Colors — Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.

Aperture — The opening in a camera that lets in light. The aperture opens and closes when the shutter is released.

Archival — Term used to describe a product or technique used in preserving artifacts, photographs, memorabilia and other items.


Basic Templates — Templates in basic shapes, such as circles, squares, ovals, etc.

Blending Pencil — Tool used to blend colored pencils to create different shades of a color.

Buffered — Word used to describe products capable of maintaining the core of a solution. For example, buffered paper prevents acid from moving from a photograph to paper.


Calligraphy — Formal, old-fashioned lettering.

Cardstock — Thick, sturdy paper available in a variety of weights.

CK OK (Creating Keepsakes Okay) — Scrapbooking seal of approval. Items that have the CK OK are considered safe to use in scrapbooking.

Clip Art — Art purchased in book or software form with pictures that can be applied to scrapbook pages.

Collage — An artistic composition made of various materials (paper, cloth, wood, etc.) that are glued onto a surface.

Color Wheel — Shows color relationships and placement.

Corner-Edger Scissors — Scissors that cut corners. Each pair creates four different types of corners.

Corrugated Paper — Thick, wavy cardstock available in many colors.

Crop — 1. To cut or trim a photograph. 2. A scrapbooking party hosted by an expert who shares techniques, products and information with the group.


Deacidification Spray — Spray that neutralizes acid in newspaper clippings, certificates and other documents.

Decorative Scissors — Scissors with a decorative pattern on the blade.

Die-Cut Designs — Paper designs cut from die-cut machines. Paper is placed on the die and pressure is applied either by rolling or pressing down on the handle.

Double-Mount — To place a photograph on two background papers.


Embellishment — Any scrapbooking extra (stickers, die-cuts, punches, etc.) that enhance the pages.

Emboss — To create a raised surface by applying heat or pressure.

Encapsulation — A method of displaying three-dimensional memorabilia and protecting nearby items from acid contained in the memorabilia. Items are encased in stable plastics.


Fibers – a material made by compressing layers of paper or clothFilm Speed — Refers to film’s sensitivity to light. Lower-speed films are less sensitive (use these on a bright, sunny day). Higher-speed films are more sensitive (use these in low-light situations).Fine and Chisel Pens — This pen has a fine tip (0.5 mm) and a chisel tip (6.0 mm). The fine tip is good for lettering and it’s extremely versatile.

Focal Point — The element of a design where lines converge. The eye is naturally drawn to the focal point in an image.


Gel-Based Rollers — Pens with pigment ink.

Genealogy — The study of the descent of a person, family or group from an ancestor. Many people who wish to create a family tree by researching their family’s genealogy.

General Pattern Paper — Paper with patterns (stripes, dots, plaids, etc.) that is made to be used for any occasion.

Gift Album — A compilation of photographs and mementos created with a person or event in mind.


Handmade Paper — Paper made by hand that is often rough and uneven in texture. There are flowers and leaves in the paper sometimes, which can add to the natural look.

Handmade Scaps — Embellishments made from layered-looking die-cuts.

Heading — The caption or title that explains the theme of a layout.

Heritage — Traditions passed down from generation to generation.


Idea Books — Books usually about one aspect of scrapbooking. Some are written for particular themes (weddings, babies, pets, etc.) while others are devoted to a particular product (stickers, die-cuts, templates, etc.).

Intensity — The strength of a color based on how true it is to the primary color.


Journaling — Any words you write in your book or on the scrapbook page, from titles and captions to long descriptions, poems or stories.

Journaling Templates — Templates with space left for writing.



Layout — The grouping of pages in your scrapbook that go together. Some layouts fit on one page, most fit on two and some are put on panoramic layouts.

Letter Templates — Templates in the shape of letters of the alphabet.

Light Refraction — Light bent through a prism that shows the colors of the visible light spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, Indigo and violet.

Lignin — A naturally occurring acid substance in wood that breaks down over time. Paper with lignin is not suitable for archival projects.


Mass-Merchandising Store — Stores that sell a large variety of products from sundries to automotive tools to craft supplies.

Master Family Album — Holds photographs of everyone in the family and family documents, typically in chronological order.

Memorabilia — Certificates, documents and other items that tell a story. Memorabilia can include souvenirs from trips and mementos from special occasions or historical events.

Monochromatic Color Scheme — Employs different values of the same color.

Mount — To adhere a photograph, embellishment or other item to another piece of paper.

Muted Colors — Subdued tints or shades of colors that tend to be more suitable for backgrounds.



Oval Croppers/Cutters — Paper trimmers that cut paper and photographs into ovals.


Page Protectors — Plastic sheets that display and protect pages.

Page Toppers — Hand-drawn illustrated phrases in bright colors meant to be used as titles at the top of pages.

Page Exchange — Participants are invited to create a page to share with other scrapbookers. Often, a theme is given (Halloween, Christmas, etc.). Each participant brings enough copies of an original page to trade with the others.

Paint Pens — Pens with soft, brush-like tips. The amount of ink dispensed is controlled by the pressure that is applied to the tip.

Paper Trimmers — Paper-cutting tools used by placing paper, lining it up on a grid and moving down a blade.

Pattern Paper — Paper with designs repeated on the entire page.

Perforated Punches — Shapes that the scrapbooker can use as embellishments on a page by punching out on the perforations.

pH Level — Measurement that tells a scrapbooker how acidic or basic something is. For scrapbooking, you want to use products with a pH level of seven or above.

pH Testing Pen — A pen used to test the acidity of paper. The pen mark changes colors, depending on the level of acid present.

Photo Activity Test (P.A.T.) — This test, created by the American National Standards Institute, determines if a product will damage photographs. If a product passes the P.A.T., it is safe to use with your photos.

Photo Corners — Paper with adhesive on the back used to adhere photographs to a page on the corners. Used to adhere photos in scrapbooks and photo albums without applying adhesive directly to the photograph.

Polypropylene, Polyethylene and Polyester — Stable plastics that are safe for photographs.

Post-Bound Albums — Albums that are held together with metal posts that run through the pages.

Pre-Embossed Paper — Paper with a raised design. Some of it is thick, like cardstock, and some is vellum.

Product Swap — A scrapbookers’ swap meet where the host gathers up duplicates of products or tools that she/he doesn’t use anymore. The guests also bring their unwanted scrapbooking items to trade.

Punch — 1. A tool used to create small shapes. 2. the shapes created by the punches.

Puzzle Templates — Templates in puzzle shapes.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chlorides) — Because this substance is harmful to photographs, scrapbookers should avoid it and use products that are composed of polypropylene.



Red-Eye Pen — Used to take red-eye out of flash photographs.

Reversible Adhesive — An adhesive that can be undone.

Rubber Stamp — A detailed, intricate design cut out of rubber and mounted on wood or foam. A design is made by applying color to the rubber and imprinting on paper.


Scroll and Brush Pens — Pens that have one tip for coloring and one for writing.

Secondary Colors — Colors created by blending primary colors. Orange, green and violet are the secondary colors created b mixing a combination of red, yellow and blue.

Shade — A color with black added to it.

Shape Cutters — Tools designed to cut shapes (ovals, circles, squares, etc.). The cutters can be adjusted to create different sizes of these shapes.

Specialty Paper Books — Books that contain information about different papers, both pattern paper and plain. Some may come with extras, such as templates.

Spiral-Bound Books — Albums that are secured with a metal or plastic spiral binding running up the side of the album.

Stationery — Paper with a decorative border that is blank on the inside.

Sticker — An adhesive decorative accent ranging in size from a few centimeters across to a full page.

Strap-Binding Albums — Albums secured with plastic straps that run through a holder directly on the pages and keep the book in place.


Tape Roller — A device that distributes tape on the back of photographs and scrapbooking pages.

Template — A stencil used to trace shapes onto scrapbook pages or photographs.

Tertiary Colors — Also called intermediate colors, these are blends of primary and secondary colors. Colors such as red-orange and blue-green are tertiary colors.

Theme — The overall emphasis of a page or scrapbook.

Theme Album — A scrapbook devoted to one idea. Some popular them albums focus on birthdays, weddings and school days.

Time Capsule — A container holding historical records or objects that represent a culture and that is deposited for preservation.

Tint — A color that has had white mixed in.

Title Sheets — Pages with a variety of premade titles. They are often used as the starting point for a section in a scrapbook.

Tole Painting — Painting on wood, typically done in a rustic style and depicting country scenes.

Triad — A group of three colors that form a triangle on the color wheel.



Vellum — A lightweight, translucent paper.

Velveteen — An archival paper with fabric-like, velvety texture.

Vivelle — An archival paper with fabric-like texture similar to a terry-cloth towel.


Wax (or grease) Pencils — Soft pencils designed for use on photographs.

Wide-Edge Scissors — Decorative-edge scissors that make a cut that is five times deeper than normal scissors.

Workshop — A class usually held at a scrapbooking store and taught by an expert. Participants bring photographs and pages to work on and get advice from the instructor.


Xyron Machine — A machine that applies adhesive to pages and can also laminate.



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Crafty Places

Filed under: Crafts,News — scrapncraft @ 12:06 am

Crafty Places in a fairly new site on the internet, which is devoted to crafts and scrapbooking.  I am a Design Team member for this site and am excited to be involved.  There is a lot of great information to be read…

The following link is to my latest article:

Check back often for more info on crafts and scrapbooking!