Scrapbooking Mixes Personal History, Art

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    By Ashley McKell

    Take those old shoeboxes full of photos and create a masterpiece you and your posterity will enjoy for years.

    Scrapbooking is a craft you can do whatever you want with. The creative process, for some people, is the best part of scrapbooking. As one of the fastest growing hobbies in America, scrapbooking activities are available all over Provo if you just keep your eyes open.

    “It is a way to document history as well as an art form,” said Amy Walton, project coordinator at QuicKutz die-cut company in Orem. “People scrapbook because they like to create versus just putting pictures on paper; they like to be creative.”

    The form of visually showing scrapbooks has changed over the years. What started as gluing photos on a page has become a way to preserve history whether it is written, digital, printed or more.

    Andrea Fackrell, a mother of two from Herriman, has been scrapbooking since she was in high school.

    “It is how I can preserve my family history. With pictures and journaling, it is a way to remember and tell a story about what happened at that particular time,” Fackrell said.

    Keep an eye out for great deals at major craft stores this month. Different types of scrapbooking ideas are available for scrapbookers no matter how accomplished you are. There are kits that come with everything you need as well as instruction manuals in case you are feeling overwhelmed with all the different supplies.

    “I want my kids to remember what we have done together, and looking through those scrapbooks brings back those great memories,” Fackrell said.

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