Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scrapbook Swap

Is anyone interested in doing a scrapbook swap?  This may be confusing, hoping that you can follow along.......Once at Archivers I sat across the table from a lady.  She did 50 pages in about 3 hours.  She said she was a part of a scrapbook club.  Here is how they did it.  Each person picked a theme.  They made three parts......words, title, journaling block, embelishments, etc.  Three parts for each person in the swap.  Say for instance my theme was the BEACH.  I made the letters B E A C H , I made a sandbucket with a shovel, and a sun shape.  (Remember you are making these for everyone in the swap)  When you receive your pieces you just add your pictures and parts to your own cardstock.  You could use these on two pages and on any size page.  
I would limit the groups to 10 people, that's 30 parts.  You would pick a theme that most people could use.  You would mail your items to me.  I would then send you 10 different sets. 
Some suggestions:
Not make the items too big so that someone making smaller albums can use them as well
If you get a theme you don't have a need to scrapbook, you could use for a card or a gift tag
Use archival products
Use what you have or make out of cardstock
One time swap or if enough interest we continue using a different host each time
Keep it sweet and simple
OK, are you in?  PLease let me know if you want to sign up. 
Also what you would like for your theme to be and if you have any questions.
If you have trouble posting on my blog, you can email me at  I will work on some samples and post later.


Sherri B. said...

I am not a scrapbooker but it sure sounds like fun if you are... i'm sure you will find a group up for the challenge. Have fun with this!

Cindy said...

Debby this sounds like a great idea!! And if hurricane season wasn't just around the corner for us..I would jump on it. I am saying no to just about everything right now..and finishing up what I started. I cleaned out the house on wheels of all my paper goods..I didn't realize I had so much stuff out there..I need to think more about survival stuff in the RV and not busy work for
I am going to take my sewing machine..and I am going to try some embroidery stuff. Will

I will tell everyone about it next week on my blog!!

Hugs to you..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Nan said...

I need to see what you make so I can see if I can do this okay? I'm in a lot right now with our weather so who knows I may be able to do it if I can see how. did that come from?)

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I wish I were into scrapbooking. . . this sounds like so much fun! :]

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I loved the homes in the post below~so dreamy!

Love your scrapbook idea. Wish I were at a place in my laugh that this was possible. I'll put it in my "someday" file. :)

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

OMGoodness, this is a great idea!!! I have not scrap booked in about 11yrs, LOL! I will talk to my friends about this and maybe some of them that still do this will join you.

Have a great week,

Relyn said...

Woah. Very cool. I can't say I'm interested because it's back to school time for me (I teach 2nd.), but this is a very, very cool idea.

And how cool is it that my word verification is makin. As in, are you makin a scrapbook?

Denise Marie said...

I'm in Debby. If you can get a group together I'll do it. I'll take a fall theme or Christmas.

I have only found a few kitchie items for your Fall box. :-)