In this day and age of the cell phone, everyone has access to a camera 24 hours a day and everyday moments are being documented more than ever. Even though I love the ease of using my cellphone to take pictures throughout the day, I still love getting out my “big girl camera” to take pictures on special occasions. I would get it out more often, but as my kids get older it gets harder to get them to cooperate for pictures so I have to take then when I can so that means the stealthiness of the cellphone camera comes into play!
As a scrapbooker I think I am drawn to cameras as a design element because they are the tool used to capture those memories. I have even decorated with vintage cameras in my craft room and am always on the lookout for ones to add to my collection. Any of these DIY camera themed paper crafting projects (like the vintage camera photo box pictured below) are pretty enough to display and add to my real camera collection!
Camera Boxes-What better way to store your pictures than in a camera themed box!
Say Cheese Camera Box (video tutorial)
Camera Albums-Save those snapshots and document your memories in a fun camera shaped mini album.
Click Worthy Cards-Click the links to learn how to create 5 fun camera themed DIY cards.
Crafty Cameras-These quick camera crafts are the perfect way to start creating camera themed projects.
Paper Camera Embellishments (video tutorial)
How many pictures a day do you take with your cellphone?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.