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Scrapbooking Rooms

Way back in ancient Greece, there was a practice of people writing about their thoughts, ideas and feelings in notebooks called Hyponemata.
It appears that at the time they used hyponemata, the Greeks were the only ones doing it.
There is no other evidence from anywhere in that time frame of this practice.
Fast forward to around 1439 when Gutenberg invented the printing press.
This was a big evolutionary step in the history of scrapbooking.
All this activity started to accelerate with more and more people getting into it.
Today, scrapbooking is practiced on every corner of the globe.
With readily available paper and other supplies, is it any wonder that lots of people have fallen in love with the scrapbooking concept? One of the aims of scrapbooking is to join the producer's inner thoughts with a variety of embellishments to make a visually appealing record.
These embellishments include stickers, stamps, rub ons, eyelets and many other items to make your project look snazzy.
You are not alone.
People from all age groups, both genders, and all nationalities preserve their ideas, likes and dislikes, feelings and emotions through the art of scrapbooking.
Preserving photos and other memorabilia in an album with a visual attractiveness is the root of scrapbooking There can be no doubt that scrapbooking is expanding its horizons and the scales of operation are such that the whole practice has become an industry unto itself.
Craft stores, both online and brick and mortar are springing up everywhere as a response to scrapbooking.
Because of the rising popularity of scrapbooking, it is only a small step to realize that there will be offshoots of the primary activity.
One of these offshoots is scrapbooking rooms.
Scrapbooking used to be one person behind four walls.
This person would take a few A-4 size papers, cover them with photos, write some detail with felt pens and that would be the project.
As with any activity that is gaining popularity, it only made sense that the activity should be enjoyed and enhanced with the addition of other people doing the same activity.
It is said that two heads are better than one, well in scrapbooking activities, the more the merrier.
This "coming together" of scrapbookers was enhanced and made more practical with the concept of scrapbook rooms; rooms where people could practice their art form with other like-minded people.
With the addition of more people, come more ideas, more concepts, and more mediums and materials.
A typical scrapbooking room is run by enthusiasts or private associations.
The scrapbooking rooms come with all the mediums that people use on their projects.
Various sizes of paper, files and background materials including printed and card-stock papers etc are available for projects.
With the advent of the digital age, most scrapbooking rooms now have things like printers, computers and scanners.
With all these physical items available, the quality of the projects will be improved.
The quality and innovation of each project will also be enhanced by other people's ideas and suggestions.
Supplies in typical scrapbooking rooms run the gamut of what's needed to produce a quality scrapbook.
They are a treasure trove of everything scrapbook oriented.
Of course they will have basic supplies like felt pens, sketch pens, erasers, scissors, both art and archival pens and mounting glues.
They also have supplies such as acid free albums and papers.
These mediums assure preservation of the beauty of the scrapbook.
There are also items that make your scrapbook visually pleasing.
Items such as templates, rubber stamps, stencils, craft punches and eyelet setters are generally available in scrapbooking rooms.
Such decoration materials are usually kept in ample quantities.
The trend of scrapbooking rooms is taking off along with the rising popularity of scrapbooking in general.
Their aim is to create a well-organized, functional place for scrapbooking.
Scrapbooking rooms offer an atmosphere where emotional and mutual aims can be achieved by the members.
They are run in most cities but the scale of operation is varied; from rooms for just a few people to rooms where lots of people and groups get together.

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