Well, according to Scrapbook 101, A scrapbook is simply a decorated photo album that also preserves the stories behind the photos (called journaling), it can also hold memorabilia (tickets, certificates, letters, etc.). You might have a family album as well as smaller theme albums for vacations, home improvement or a baby’s first year. Some scrapbookers create an album for each family member.
By using acid-free and lignin-free papers and adhesives, photos can be preserved beautifully and safely. The papers and accessories available now give us lots of creative options for doing more than just filing photos in an album—scrapbooking is a creative hobby!
It’s really all about getting those photos out of shoeboxes and attics and into albums where they can be seen and shared. Best of all, no experience or expertise is required—it’s as simple as cutting and gluing.
Are you looking at those big boxes filled with photos, wondering how you’ll ever get around to all of them? Where to start? It’s best to begin with your most recent photos.
If scrapbooking seems like a monumental task, don’t worry—it’s really not. All you need are a few basic materials and some ideas.
Next, pick your papers. Place your picture against the paper and pick something that accentuates features in your picture and matches the theme you're wanting!
Something to remember when you're scrapping is that you should always mat your photos with a solid color if you're using patterned paper. This will help to eliminate the pattern stealing of the glamour of your photos.
Next, layout your page BEFORE gluing anything down. If you're using stickers cut them out and arrange them before taking them off its backing. You can go to PageMaps to get some amazing inspiration on how to layout your pages!
Finally, add your journaling which is the most important part of the scrapbooking process. Don't worry about having perfect handwriting, your kids and grandkids will not be talking about that. Also Dont forget to put the date on your pages!
Here is one of my favorite pages! Good Luck!!