Scrapbooking Resources


I recently had the pleasure to guest speak with the Ministry of Mother’s (MOMs) at my church. The MOMs group is a fantastic membership group which provides monthly meetings with wonderful topics and guest speakers, as well as fun socials during the school year. I was approached to discuss Scrapbooking to the group and jumped at the opportunity to share my hobby and passion!

One of the best parts of the scrapbooking community is the people in the community! Everyone is super helpful, friendly, supportive and passionate about getting our photos and stories down on paper. I asked several of the communities I belong to this question: “What do you wish you knew as a beginner scrapbooker that you know now?” I received an amazing plethora of responses! Probably Definitely enough to merit it’s very own blog post, so for now I’ll summarize to say that overwhelmingly, people wish they would have journaled (written down the story) more. Kept better details and notes of the memories. Bought less and created more.

Connie Hanks Photography // // Dear Santa layout using My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas papers, tags, embossing, kraft tags, twine, wood veneer snowflake embellishments

I was really nervous as I prepared my presentation. Maybe excited more so than nervous, but two cups of coffee was waaaaaay more than enough for me that morning! As we discussed the benefits of story-telling and honoring our memories and photos, lots of questions came up from the group, and I thought I would take those bits and pieces to share with you, too.

So, there’s going to be lots of links. Some to scrappers who have greatly influenced me, some to affiliate links (gotta keep funding this passion!), some to sites I love and visit all.the.time, some to links provided by friends in the industry when I asked what links they’d share with beginner scrapbookers. All are resources that make our scrappy world go round and I think you’ll enjoy them!

Connie Hanks Photography // // Jar of Dreams layout with butterflies, bucket list, life goals

What are the bare essentials to get started? {Scrapbooking Starter Kit}

What do you do with your digital photos? {Photo Management}

What about digital scrapbooking? {Digital Scrapbooking Resources}

Where do you get all your stuff? {Local Scrapbook Stores (San Diego, California)}

Where do you get all your stuff you can’t find in town? {Online Scrapbooking Stores}

Where do you learn? {Online Scrapbooking Classes and Communities}

Where do you go to improve your photography? {Online Photography Classes and Communities}

What inspires you? {Scrappy Friends around the Web}

So there you have it, lots of links to get you started (or help you keep truckin’ along) in this amazing scrappy world of ours! Anything else you’d like to see on this list? Let me know and I’ll see what I can do 😉

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And if you haven’t signed-up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list yet, whatcha waiting for? You’ll get “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you 🙂 Password is sent to you when you sign up for the email list!


Live creatively!

12 responses to “Scrapbooking Resources”

  1. Connie this was so helpfully!!! Thank you for all of those links. I want to start scrapbooking again, this post helps a lot!! I’m going to start with the photography links!! You are the best!!


    • That will be fantastic, Lana! When you travel, take a journal with you to jot notes of sites, locations and most importantly – your feelings! We’re lucky to have the internet to look up all the history stuff, but it’s our personal story that is up to us to write down to share with future generations! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, and I hope to hear about your future adventures in travel and scrapbooking!


  2. Thanks for the info, Connie. Some of these sites I’m familiar with, but others are new and I need to check them out. Another really good site I’d recommend for inspiration, instruction, and a free how-to-get-started class is


  3. Oh, wow! Thanks for all the information!
    I have all kinds of stuff for scrapbooking, but I simply lack the time… 😦
    Have a wonderful day 🙂


    • You’re welcome 🙂 As much as I enjoy taking my time to create, I realize that the more you do it, the quicker you get – you become more comfortable with your style and make decisions faster! There’s a month long challenge (Layout a Day) in Feb & May (Oct too for ScrapHappy members) where we create a layout daily and that really helps in the timing department too! Occasionally I’ll even challenge myself to only spend 30 mins or 1 hr and when time is up, I’m done! Thanks for commenting!


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