Hold onto summer memories by scrapbooking

When spring melts away the cold air and gives birth to warm weather, Canadians are poised to take full advantage of the fantastic freedom that comes with summertime. Now’s the time to get together with family and friends and create sun-drenched memories. Across our beautiful country, you can almost hear the buzz and bustle. It’s time to stuff cars with Frisbees, backpacks, coolers and kids, and head for beaches, parks and cottages. It’s also time to dig out the basting brush from the back of the kitchen drawer and to fire up the barbecue once again.

Canadians are not only experts at making the most of extended daylight hours and warmer temperatures; they’re also experts at creating great memories. So why not develop a new talent and capture these unique memories in a wonderfully creative way.

As Shelli Gardner, co-founder of Stampin’ Up, a crafting and décor company explains, “There are endless possibilities in the scrapbooking world that allow you to hold on to your unforgettable summer days, ever after.”

Here are some fun ideas on how to become an expert at preserving memories as you are at making them:

Get organized

The irony of summer relaxation is that you crave your free time, but more often than not, you have some sort of get together every single weekend. What better way to fully enjoy what’s coming up next than to create your own personalized summer calendar.

Box it ip

Every summer, we tend to collect a variety of things. Whether it’s a ticket stub from an amazing concert that you had been dying to go to or a jar of sand from the beach house you rented with your family, these special mementoes of your summer are usually left lying around the house unattended. What better way to bring all of these cheery elements of your summer together than in a beautifully decorated box. Pull together beautiful scrapbooking paper and ribbons, gather around as a family and turn scrapbooking into the ultimate rainy day activity.

Get creative

Is your camera chock full of photos but you don’t know what do to with them? You can purchase a wide range of scrapbooking kits that can help you create the ultimate scrapbook that will bring back a flood of fabulous summer memories and most importantly, help you recreate your summer days.

So go ahead and make this summer your best summer yet. But most importantly, let’s get creative—it will help you guard and cherish your beautiful summer days long into the future.

– News Canada

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