Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Scrapbooking for Stress Release

Scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby that has remained popular for decades among people of all ages. Not only is it a great way to preserve photos and memories into a beautiful keepsake that will last forever, but it is also a great stress reliever. We are big advocates for the benefits that come from scrapbooking, and in this blog post, we will share just a few of those with you.
When scrapbooking, it is important to make mindful choices that will turn this hobby into a relaxing pastime instead of an additional stressor in your life. One way to achieve this is by keeping your supplies organized. With a designated place for everything to go, you will have a stress-free workplace. When taking time to scrapbook, make sure you designate that time for this specific activity. Plan a time during the day when you can ignore everything else and devote all of your attention to scrapbooking. To further reinforce a calming mood, try putting on a soothing playlist. Hopefully these choices can help you to begin thinking of your time spent scrapbooking as a break from the rest of your busy day. Scrapbooking can be an excellent creative outlet. Research has shown that having a creative outlet can enhance cognitive performance, boost self-esteem, and even increase general happiness. You can put your attention on the activity at hand and block out the stress and problems of everyday life. Reflecting on the memories you are compiling will help you remember all the good times and appreciate all the wonderful people that are a part of those memories.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Scrapbooking with Children

One of life's greatest delights is passing on treasured pastimes to our children. Kids love to participate in everything, so this is a wonderful way to include them. Here are some pointers on how to make the most out of scrapbooking with youngsters: Safety First! When working with children it is super important to use kid friendly tools. What is going to be appropriate depends a lot on your children's specific age as older kids will be able to use more tools than younger kids should. It’s always a good idea to use kid-friendly scissors and non-toxic glue. Look for supplies that will be really easy for kids to use, such as stickers, stamps or other embellishments. Time to Plan! It’s always best to start with a theme in mind. Sit down with your child and brainstorm together about what you are going to create. It’s important that they are included in the planning process so they will be passionate about their project. Once you have a theme in mind and a general idea of what elements you will be including, you are ready to begin! Learning Through Art Scrapbooking can be an amazing way for children to learn and develop skills. Children of all ages will develop their fine motor skills through cutting paper, opening glue bottles and drawing. For preschool aged children, you can use this opportunity to teach them about shapes, colors and textures. For children that are a little older, this can be a great way for them to practice creative writing or storytelling.
Let Their Creativity Shine One great way to help them get involved even more with the process is by taking their own photographs for their pages. Do this by giving them a disposable camera and letting them capture their life through their own eyes. They will love getting to include the pictures they took all by themselves in their very own scrapbook. Because of their short attention, scrapbooking with kids is a project best done over a few days. When they seem to be done creating for the day, just store their unfinished work to be completed another day. Making scrapbooks with children is a wonderful way to spend time together and produce something lasting and important. Watch your child's creativity and abilities grow while enjoying yourselves and creating memories. So gather your supplies, unleash your imagination, and have fun!

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Welcome back to my Blog!

 It's been a while since I have used my orginal blog. It is time to step back to the beginning and bring it back to live!

I was thinking how we get lost in the new technology of today when the old technology has been here just waiting for us all these years!

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