Scrapbook Your Technology

From music to video games, technology plays a big part in our lives. Scrapbook your favorite electronics with these ideas.

Wii Scrapbook Page

Design by Summer Johnson

Capture the fun of a favorite family pastime with a large icon. Paint a big chipboard frame black, and use neon green chipboard circles to back photos of family members. Take a screenshot of your family's Wii characters. Mimic the Wii characters with closeups-ups of the family members they're modeled after. Because the chipboard frame raises some circles, use adhesive foam behind the others to make them all level.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View. Patterned paper: SEI. Rub-ons: Doodlebug Design. Chipboard accents: Fancy Pants Designs (square), EK Success (circles), Colorboök (letters). Paint: Making Memories. Adhesive: Therm O Web.

Facebook Scrapbook Page

Design by Heather Melzer

Sharing photos with friends is a lot of fun, but capturing their comments and reactions to your photos can make it even more special. Heather mimicked the Facebook logo by filling a text box with pink and adding a white "f".

Editor's Tip: Use the "print screen" function on your computer to take a digital screenshot of your post. Since your photo may look pixilated, layer a print of the original on top of the screenshot or digitally replace it in image-editing software.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Paper Studio. Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs. Font: Lucida Sans Unicode. Flowers: American Crafts (felt), Making Memories (metal). Glitter brackets: Jolee's Boutique.

Cell Phone Scrapbook Page

Design by Karen Chrisman

Karen highlighted her husband's frequent cell phone usage with two pictures and simple accents. Draw the viewer's eye across the page by strategically placing similar blocks of color across the layout. Use large solid color blocks to house your title, and wrap journaling around the side of the layout to make the most of a wide page border.


SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5. Fonts: King (large words), Pea Natalie (journaling) off the Internet, Arial (small words). Digital elements: LeMarche Paper Pack (red paper, black paper), Spot Dots No. 19 (red dot paper, black dot paper) by Katie Pertiet; Zig Zag Stitches (stitches) by Anna Aspnes; Everyday Inspirations Freebie (heart accent, staple) by Lynn Grieveson.

iPod Scrapbook Page

Design by Nancy Damiano

Turn to music accents, like the chipboard embellishments on this page, for a layout about a favorite song. Nancy snapped shots of her son listening to his top tune and paired them with an image of the musical group she found on the Internet. Put your circle cutter to use with a creative title block reminiscent of a record. Trim images from patterned paper for thrifty page accents. This "sound mixing" image is a perfect theme-appropriate border.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, Imaginisce. Stickers: BasicGrey (green letters), K&Company (blue border), Jenni Bowlin Studio (stars). Brads: Me and My Big Ideas. Die-cutting tool: Cricut by Provo Craft.

Design by Michelle Rubin

Design by Michelle Rubin

Capture 140-character glimpses of your life with an album highlighting your tweets. Shape your album like a bird for a fun scrapbook. See the next slide for a peek at the inside.


SOURCES: Album: Maya Road. Patterned paper: KI Memories (half-circle), My Mind?s Eye (small dots). Fonts: Rockwell (album title), Century Gothic (journaling). Chipboard accents, rub-ons, ribbon: American Crafts. Gems, wood accents: K&Company. Ink: Tattered Angels. Pen: Sharpie.

Twitter Album: Inside Peek

Design by Michelle Rubin

Capture your favorite tweets from the past year and print them on cardstock. Add a picture of the event or a small embellishment.


SOURCES: Album: Maya Road. Patterned paper: KI Memories (half-circle), My Mind?s Eye (small dots). Fonts: Rockwell (album title), Century Gothic (journaling). Chipboard accents, rub-ons, ribbon: American Crafts. Gems, wood accents: K&Company. Ink: Tattered Angels. Pen: Sharpie.

Video Games Scrapbook Page

Design by Terri Davenport

Terri designed a large robot to symbolize the control electronics have over her children. She took pictures of them playing video games and journaled about what they notice (or don't notice) while they're playing.


SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2. Fonts: More Than Enough (title) off the Internet, Times New Roman (journaling). Digital elements: Itty Bitty Robots Kit (robot stamp, patterned paper) Itty Bitty Solids (solid paper) by Mindy Terasawa; Superhero Bubbles Brushes and Stamps (speech bubble) by Jesse Edwards; Photo Clusters No. 6 (photo template) by Katie Pertiet.

Pics Scrapbook Page

Design by Janna Wilson

Document unexpected photo opps by using pics from your phone. Janna made a mash-up of random photos she had on her. She added strips of journaling captions to explain each one.

Editor's Tip: Print photos smaller than you might normally--phone photos are often lower-resolution than those from standard cameras.


SOURCES: Patterned paper: Bella Blvd. Font: Smiley Monster off the Internet. Stickers: Making Memories (letters), Chatterbox (felt heart). Transparencies: Cut & Create Designs (circle date), Creative Imaginations (negative frame). Brad: BoBunny Press. Punches: Fiskars.

Video Chat Scrapbook Page

Design by Shannon Tidwell

While it's tough to completely document the fun and emotion of a video call in a scrapbook page, try a screen capture and some journaling about the call to tell the story. When making video calls, take a screen capture of your phone to capture the moment. (On an iPhone press the Home and power button at the same time. On a computer, try the "Print Screen" button or, the screen capture utility; for, a Mac use, Option>Shift>F4.)


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: KI Memories (pink wood grain, graph), Echo Park (number grid), My Mind?s Eye (flowers). Fonts: Cursive Standard (title), Courier New (journaling). Stickers: KI Memories (Flower Puffies, hello glitter), Echo Park (hearts). Buttons: KI Memories. Software: Silhouette. Digital elements: iPhone FaceTime. Staples: Tim Holtz.. Punch: We R Memory Keepers. Adhesive: American Craft.

Rock Band Scrapbook Page

Design by Candi Gershon

Highlight a favorite family activity, such as game night. Print a series of photos showing your family enjoying the activity. For a game night layout, include clip art that mimics a favorite game. Here, the color blocks look like the buttons on the game's guitar.


SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers (beige), Paper Reflections (red, green, yellow, blue, orange). Fonts: Pea Sue?s Print (journaling), Steelfish (subtitle) off the Internet. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Therm O Web. Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.

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