View Full Version : Scrapbook - Frequently asked questions

12-15-2001, 02:43 PM
Here are some threads with some good scrapbook info that I've gathered together. I'm sure I've missed lots of great ones so feel free to add to this thread. :)

Adheshives (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=113371)
Chalking (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=109641)
Circle and oval cutters (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=105986)
Getting started in scrapbooking (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=110039)
Making an autograph book (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=115125)
Photocopying a scrapbook (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=109093)
Poems (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=114980)
Our favorite scrapbook links (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=111919)
Where to get refills for WDW scrapbooks (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=111401)
What to do on your trip to prepare for your scrapbook (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=115682)
How do I use fonts from my computer? (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=1268831#post1268831)

12-16-2001, 06:22 PM
Lisa, could we get this frozen at the top? It'd be great to have it for reference.

Thanks for putting it together :D

Beth E. (NJ)
12-20-2001, 08:56 AM
Big thank you to LisaTX for putting this list together!

Now if she could only figure out a way to get me started in putting my scrapbook together. LOL

07-27-2002, 04:07 PM
I just spent half my afternoon downloading and trying out the free fonts! Just what I needed!

08-06-2002, 02:36 PM
Great info all in one place. The DISBOARDS haven't failed me yet. I want get better at scrapbooking and you've helped me greatly!

Mommy Poppins
08-22-2002, 07:53 AM
For Disney scrapping supplies, I also like

12-03-2002, 02:47 PM
Thank you so much for this sticky! I am just starting and this is the only place I've found so far with such clear, easy to understand info. Y'all are darlin'.:)

01-09-2003, 02:13 PM
Leave it to the Disboards to have everything anyone needs. :)
I just got a scrapbooking starter kit for x-mas from my hubby. HE thought I could make a memorable keepsake of our trip coming up. I am OVERWHELMED with what to do. I am taking a beginner creative memories class in March after our trip. I just think this is such a great site, I am glad I found this site before I left, as I would never had kept 1/2 of what was mentioned. I am off to look for disney paper tonight. Thanks again what a wonderful group of people. Janet

05-10-2003, 12:50 AM
I just checked out mousememories.com and I loved it! I pretty much came up with my own scrapbook supplies last September. It will be so much easier to create my second scrapbook with this site!

07-08-2003, 09:48 PM
Another Great site for poems is www.twopeasinabucket.com

08-19-2003, 11:18 AM
Thanks Mommy Poppins for the great site for scrapbook supplies. We just finished our Disneyland Resort Paris scrapbook. It looks great. Now we have to work on old WDW pictures.

Mommy Poppins
08-19-2003, 11:25 AM
You're very welcome! I'm still trying to get my 2000 book done and now we have our December trip coming up!

I was in Disneyland Paris in 1997. What did you think???

08-19-2003, 04:15 PM
Our trip to Disneyland Resort Paris was good but we will probably not go back until a lot more parks have been added. We are glad that we went. It is different even in the things that are the same at WDW. The parks are small but have a different flair. It was a good trip. My wife really liked the Eurostar ride from London.

We are WDW and DCL addicts so time away from them is a very tough decision:smooth:

10-30-2003, 04:10 PM
I have been around here for a while...
how come I never noticed this thread - lol
thanks a bunch!

02-12-2004, 02:22 PM
Everything you ever wanted to know about scrapbooking, plus lots of swaps and tons of girl talk can be found at the Creative Keepsakes Message Boards. It is my second favorite place, right after the DIS boards (but don't tell them I said that).


Gadget Girl
02-20-2004, 09:03 PM
I think I've died and gone to Heaven...a site that combines my two favorite addictions in life (WDW and scrapbooking)!!!! How much better does life get than this????

princess Snow
05-28-2004, 11:32 AM
Does anyone know where to get stickers and die cuts of characters other than the fab 5 and the princesses? I'm thinking Pinocchio, Pocahontas, Jungle Book characters, etc.

05-29-2004, 08:34 AM
The only place I have ever seen those is through Creative Memories. They have all the characters you listed.

06-16-2004, 03:33 PM
I searched this site and I can't seem to find the font that would look like the word Disney with the curls. Any idea....I found Mickey, Minnie, but I know a few years ago I thought I saw it. Anybody have an answer to this one? Many thanks.

06-20-2004, 08:51 PM
Here is the link, it's called Walt Disney, it's the first one on the list.
Hope that's what you're looking for!

09-18-2004, 11:21 PM
The "Using Fonts from your Computer" link on the first page here is broken. I'm new here and haven't a clue...I have about eight pages done, very simply and scruffily, in a CM scrapbook I've had since DD was a baby (she's six)....

I would very much like to make a beautiful scrapbook of our upcoming trip in November, so I'll be cruising for hints and tips. I was just asking, "what do I do now, since all my ressies and PS are taken care of?" Well. Here we are.

I definitely want to do the coloured card stock for the autographs. I'm just trying to figure out how to get DD not to mind not getting a WDW autograph book. Maybe I can do it with Meredith's, she's only 3, she might not care.



10-18-2004, 07:33 PM
I'm so glad I found this it will really be helpful thanks!

01-05-2005, 10:59 AM
I finally got around to checking the "chalking" link on page one. Unfortunately, the article the first post referenced is no longer available. Did anyone happen to save it on their computer? Or do you have a suggestion to somewhere else to get good info on chalking?


08-05-2005, 05:47 PM
WOW Everyone! I'm new to scrap booking and am really looking forward to my "Winter Project" - I want to get our vacation photo's in some sort of order and to make them into something the kids will love to look at. I think I have found ALL I need right here LOL


08-12-2005, 04:27 PM
OK - dumb question. I do have some pics of the fireworks, but how can I post them. Have not been able to figure that part out yet on these forums. LOL :teacher:

08-17-2005, 03:05 PM
OK - dumb question. I do have some pics of the fireworks, but how can I post them. Have not been able to figure that part out yet on these forums. LOL :teacher:

When you are typing a message, there are 3 lines of tools just above the message box. The top line is made up of 3 drop-down menu buttons (for font, size, and color); the middle line allows you to select bold, italic, underline, left justified, centered, right justified, indent, create list, insert image, insert hyperlink, insert e-mail link, and wrap quote tags around selected text. The third line allows you to select "guided mode" and "enhanced mode" (it should default to enhanced mode).

Once you select the insert image, simply paste the url from wherever you have your photo online and voila! there it is.

Hope this helps!

(there are a number of free photo upload services, such as Snapfish, Photobucket, Faces, PhotoWorks, PhotoSite, ImageStation, etc. online)

10-19-2005, 11:29 AM
This is probably a stupid question, but....

All the scrapbooking stuff says proudly "acid and lignin free". That's great, now I know it won't deteriorate and spoil my photos.


What about other things I stick in - park passes, room key, napkins, clips from my trip report, streamers from Bear in the Big Blue House etc etc etc

Is there a danger from these things, and how do you cope with it?

10-25-2005, 10:55 AM
OK, I have died and gone to heaven :cool1: I wonder if my boss would let me go home to scrap :banana:


Alison Wonderland
11-06-2005, 11:06 AM
Creative Memories pages are "buffered" which is supposed to keep the acid-containing items from damaging the other items. There is a spray I have seen at the scrapbook store that you can spray on the napkins, etc to keep them from damaging your scrapbook. I have never used the spray, though.

11-08-2005, 08:06 AM
Thanks. I suppose page protectors are a help too, but obviously not if you use a napkin to back a picture!

11-13-2005, 05:01 AM
I've got a Creative Memories party booked for 1 December - about time I cbought an album (or at least some pages :blush: ) after buying grab bags from E-Bay last month :guilty:

Now I'm a person who tends to get a bit carried away at these things, especially with the thought of freebies and discounts, so before I have to mortgage my house to pay for my purchases what should I leave on the (metaphorical) shelf? Is there anything you've bought from one of these events that you've never used?

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/73452cropped-thumb.jpg (http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=4922)

11-13-2005, 12:04 PM
Well, for me it's the albums. :( I just don't like working in them...it takes too much organization to do them in order. Yes, you can undo them to move pages, but whatever is on the back is still there & I tend to work in 2pg LOs. I love the quality though. :(

For me the "must haves" are the tape runner & the personal trimmer. (I already had a 12" trimmer, so one of those might be a must have too.)

I bought a pair of their scissors because I was so impressed with my CMC's pair at a party. However, the pair I got really doesn't cut nearly as well as hers did so I rarely use them.

If you don't have another cutting system for circles & ovals you might want to think about theirs. I had trouble learning to use it (getting a smooth edge) but after some practice it works fine. I find it easier to position the Coluzzle templates over photos than these though. So mine sits on the shelf more than it gets used. :confused3

11-14-2005, 05:02 AM
Thanks piratesmate - that's really helpful.

Its a pain when you buy something that doesn't work as well as the sample :( - maybe you should have asked your CMC to replace them.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/73452boyspiglet-thumb.jpg (http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=6610)

11-14-2005, 10:13 AM
You're right - I should have done that. However, I got them in Sept/Oct as part of DD's Christmas gift. Then she never used them until maybe May or June?? Her tools are mixed in with mine & that's why I was trying to use them. :rolleyes1:

You know, this thread kind of gets lost even though it's stickied to the top. You might want to try a separate thread for your question. I know that there are lots of opinions here about what are the best CM tools & even some who don't like particular items. You'd probably get more responses with its own thread.

11-15-2005, 04:38 PM
Thanks piratesmate - I'll try that when I get through with the T-shirt thread (do these people never sleep :earseek: )

01-02-2006, 11:52 PM
Always happy to get new ideas...thanks for the links!

01-07-2006, 10:03 AM
This is just the best thread, but I have now wasted several hours downloading fonts!!!

03-31-2006, 03:00 PM
The CM corner cutters are great too! I wish they'd come out with more designs.
Has anyone here used the corner cutters from fiskars? I'd like to know how they work before I buy them.

04-01-2006, 03:48 AM
There is a scallop design you can get as a Thanks to You CM gift - I've tried it but I didn't like it as much as the ordinary rounder.

I suppose you could roun the corners then use fancy scissors to make them more special - I did buy a pack of those scissors with interchangeable blades, but I found they weren't really sharp enough for the Cm papers - they would probably be OK on cheaper, thinner paper.

07-26-2006, 10:35 AM
This is my first time on the Creative part of the dis. I'm starting my cruise scrap book and just followed your steps for downloading fonts! IT WORKED!!!
Thanks a million!
PS Great ideas on the pages that everyone has completed and displayed on this site.

huge mickey fan
09-16-2006, 09:09 AM
Another great site I have found was www.disneyscrapper.com. They have lots of papers, and stickers of lots of characters. They also have cut out letters in the Walt Disney script mentioned on this thread.

Huge Mickey Fan

10-28-2006, 09:02 AM
Well, for me it's the albums. :( I just don't like working in them...it takes too much organization to do them in order. Yes, you can undo them to move pages, but whatever is on the back is still there & I tend to work in 2pg LOs. I love the quality though. :(


It's funny you mention the albums . . . that is exactly why I finally checked out this forum! What do you use. I have several CM albums - love the quailty, but not the ease of use. I love being able to move pages around and not have things permanently made "back to front". What does everyone use? Some of the cheaper store bought ones are just that - cheap! Generally speaking, I don't like the look of 3 ring binders (unless someone has something special.)

10-28-2006, 02:45 PM
You can use perfect fit paper for the 12 x 12 albums then you can move pages about as much as you like. I scrap to order so it is not an issue for me. Or maybe I'm just a**l ! :guilty:

05-06-2007, 03:12 PM
We have many digital scrapbooking resources at .digiscrapinfo.com and links to free fonts

10-14-2007, 03:49 PM
TFS all these sites. I am always looking for new ideas.