Scrapbooking, according to Tara Burt of Rotterdam's Captured Moments, ranks near the top of all hobbies in the Capitol Region and in America, right near stamp collecting. Scrapbookers meet in groups--often 50 or more--to share tips and techniques about making beautiful, personalized mementos. The strong social networking aspect offers additional appeal to participants.
Scrapbookers, says Burt, "push creativity through the roof." Using beautiful paper, photos, ribbon, ink, and lots of imagination, scrapbookers create gifts for baby showers, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, special occasions...a list as wide and diverse as the materials used to make them. Finished products can tastefully and beautifully serve as decorative wall hangings or custom coffee table books.
From salt shaker to artwork
Specialty albums can commemorate a trip, a honeymoon, a graduation, or a retirement. Photos often serve as a centerpiece of scrapbooking, but creations can often not include them. "Altered art" techniques can transform everyday objects, such as salt shakers, into whimsical, appealing mementos. Another non-photo based options can include creating and maintaining an artful journal.
Owned and operated by sisters Tiffany Reutter and Tara Burt, Captured Moments will be relinqishing its storefront on Curry Road in March. The owners look at the closing in a positive light, as events for their strong customer base will continue at churches, schools, and craft shows throughout the Capitol Region.
Captured Moments supports a centuries-old craft and at the same time embraces modern tools such as a unique Web site, and innovative blog, along with Twitter and Facebook to keep members informed and up-to-date.
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