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Scrap Your Family History


Scrap Your Family History

This group is for people who are into saving their genealogy and family history data in scrapbooks, or would like to learn how. Why settle for plain old printouts when you can have beautiful creations that will become prized family heirlooms?

Members: 251
Latest Activity: Feb 7

Discussion Forum

How do you organize your heritage scrapbook? 5 Replies

Do you start with your oldest ancestor, your parents, your paternal line, or with yourself?

Started by Sue Hess. Last reply by Theresa Ann Moore Jun 24, 2013.

Post your Pages 70 Replies

This discussion is for you to post pictures/scans of your completed genealogy oriented pages. I will post some of my own too, but I don't want to dominate the discussion. Feel free to post as many as…Continue

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Elissa Eyre Nov 5, 2012.

Different ways to scrap 6 Replies

Hello everyone! I am so happy to see this group growing. I firmly believe that making something beautiful with your family data is so much better than simply printing it out and placing it in a…Continue

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Gayle Cunningham Jan 7, 2012.

What do you want to get from this group 21 Replies

Lets begin by seeing what is is everyone is hoping to get from being here. Are you looking to get started? Are you looking for ides on what to scrap? Are you looking to see what other people are…Continue

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Ms ROBIN COFFMAN Aug 22, 2010.

Mini? 2 Replies

Very new to digital scrapping..  What is a mini kit?  Is it a kit you use for small albums?  Or is it a kit with few items? 

Tags: kit, Mini

Started by Carolina Girl. Last reply by Carolina Girl Feb 27, 2010.

MS Word vs. Photoshop Elements 8 Replies

Until I joined this group, I was totally clueless about digital scrapping.  This all seems very interesting.  I have some questions: 1) Importing photos and clip art can be done in MS Word.  I have…Continue

Tags: kits, Elements, Photoshop, Word, MS

Started by Carolina Girl. Last reply by Mary Shawnee Feb 25, 2010.

Some Examples of My Style 11 Replies

I created a digital kit to use for my own history book, at least some parts of it. For several years I was a digital scrapbook artist and owner of an online scrapbook store, until the bottom fell out…Continue

Tags: scrapbook, family history, genealogy

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Robert Burns Feb 15, 2010.

I just posted my Grandparents life story

I designed and published my grandparents life story. It was so rewarding! I scanned thousands of pictures and interviewed family. I was hoping you would look at my pictures and tell me what you…Continue

Tags: Life, story., Publish, scapbooking, Digital

Started by Shari McLaws Aug 31, 2009.

Weekly Challenge, beginning of Aug 13th 2009 20 Replies

Apologies for the lateness of this challenge, I've been busy with grandchildren. We will let this challenge go for a week and a half to get it back to the Sunday start day.This week's challenge,…Continue

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Inspiration Alley Aug 31, 2009.

Free Digital Resources 11 Replies

Please post here any links you know of for free scrapbooking kits, clipart, tubes, actions or scripts, or anything else that would be useful to us in this group.Here is the one already posted by…Continue

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Marcia Loudon Aug 29, 2009.

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Comment by Marcia Loudon on August 31, 2009 at 6:15am
In Pewter7's blog is a list of other blogs "The big Blog Collection" In this list are many scrapbooking elements, ideas, backgrounds etc. It will take you days to go through it but one I found with Genealogy Word Art was " Who's your daddy?"
Comment by Sherri Thornton on August 30, 2009 at 6:51pm
Kristine...have you tried Gimp? I got Paint Shop Pro X for free awhile back, but I don't think it's free anymore. Here is the link for Gimp.
Comment by Tammy ( Ball ) on August 29, 2009 at 4:21pm
Hi everyone I just added some vintage capitals clip art to my genealogy blog. I find these fun to use as initials or as capitalization on the first word of a paragraph.
Tammy Renee
Comment by Rachel on August 29, 2009 at 3:17pm
Where is everyone?
Comment by Sherri Thornton on August 23, 2009 at 2:56pm
I just got an idea for a page I want to do. I like putting some "flesh" on all the names and dates in the family tree. If they immigrated, I like to have an idea why. I like to know how they lived and see where they lived. I just happened across a site showing and describing the houses of certain times and places, mainly in the 1700's. Some of my ancestors were from Germany and settled in PA. One article that I found was Virginia Frontier Culture Museum 1700s German Farm. I think I will use some of these pictures and scrap a page. I think this is a great way to put some flesh on all these old names..
Comment by Robin R. Cordell-Inge on August 12, 2009 at 4:38pm
Genealogy research and family history is what got me started into scrapbooking now I am a scrap-a-holic and a genealogy-a-holic
Comment by Mary Hellman on August 11, 2009 at 9:44am
Katrina: I just joined this group, then checked out the website and you have really done an outstanding job!! I enjoyed the log cabin story and loved the way you illustrated it. Thanks for creating a website that will become very useful. Mary
Comment by Tammy Mellard Wheeler on August 3, 2009 at 6:57pm
I love to scrapbook too. I started two scrapbook pages at scrapbookflair, for those interested:

Or just go to my home page. You can download the free software and graphics, backgrounds, enhancements, etc. and if there are any of them you need to download in groups, they are very reasonable.
Comment by Katrina Haney on July 26, 2009 at 10:54am
Unfortunately a lot of the really neat stuff is commercial, but usually quite reasonably priced. I owned an online scrapbook store for 4 years, and I did notice a distinct lack of kits made especially for genealogists. That's why I started my own line for it. You can find quite a bit of suitable material under the keywords heritage scrapping, but they base that on look and feel and colors, rather than including any genealogy specific things like wordart etc. I would love to see some of us here start designing and sharing things, how wonderful would that be?
Comment by Sherri Thornton on July 26, 2009 at 10:44am
I've done some searching for the free stuff and have gotten some, but can't seem to find the really neat stuff I see some folks use. I've played around and made some of my own, but I'm not an expert at that.

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