Insider’s Look: Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks

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Lyn Worthen

Back by popular demand!

If you’ve ever found yourself with more photos than time to scrapbook, or you’re overwhelmed when it comes to getting started, this special re-issue from Creating Keepsakes is for you!


In Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks, you’ll find:

  • no-fail tips for getting started on your album,
  • techniques for scrapbooking with standard photo albums,
  • inspirational ideas for creating fast, fresh mini albums,
  • suggestions for using your computer to make your scrapbooking go even faster, and
  • an idea gallery of new projects for traditional scrapbooks.8281884560 472908e5f1 Insider’s Look: Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks

This special re-issue of Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks is on sale now, in both paper and digital editions, along with special bonus content at

Whether you just got back from a trip and are itching to get those photos into an album or want to make a gift for a loved one, the useful ideas in Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks will help you scrapbook all of those photos in no time.

Win a Free Copy

Would you like to win a free copy of this issue? Leave a comment here sharing your album-creation goals or challenges, and you’ll be entered to win one copy of Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks. Our international friends are invited to enter as well; comments must be received by 5:00 pm MST on Thursday, December 20th.

Happy Scrapbooking!

Lyn Worthen, Sr. Editor

P.S. Because Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks has been reissued by popular demand, some products used in these projects may no longer be available. Luckily, the Internet provides a wonderful way to search for similar items so you can still create beautiful projects using these inspiring designs. So, if you can’t find one of the products shown, simply adapt the project and find a creative replacement!

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45 Responses to Insider’s Look: Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks

  1. Pat says:

    I have a ton of pictures that need to be scrapped quickly…this would be great!

  2. Megan A says:

    I would love to win!

  3. chark says:

    I want to scrap my kids’ babyhoods and they are 13 and 18 now, so that’s a lot!

  4. My goal is to get all my son’s 2012 photos scrapped. The challenge is, it takes so long, and I don’t have the time, I get discouraged and I give up.

  5. Carmen says:

    My biggest challenge is just getting started. I have a toddler and not a lot of time to craft these days

  6. Emily Todd says:

    I have a goal of finally finishing up 2010 and 2011 pages!

  7. Mary Lou H says:

    I love to look at all the fancy/fussy scrapbook pages that are on all the websites but I can’t get into that myself. I like to do the basics, dress it up a little, and call it a day. This sounds like it might be the book for me. I need to finish the book on my trip to Africa this summer.

  8. Liva Kalnina says:

    My biggest challenge usually is how to make pages that are similar throughout the whole album, but yet are different to suit each different picture.

  9. Bobbie B says:

    I plan to make an album for each set of grandparents so that I can make individual pages for them instead of giving them stacks of photos that sometimes just end up in boxes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Felicia says:

    My daughter is now 3 and I’m so behind. I want to get an album scrapped for each year before she starts school and keep it up from there. Just don’t know how to get started. It seems so overwhelming. Hopefully this issue can help me!!!! Please….

  11. Jean Marmo says:

    Ready to start my album of our holiday memories. Just waiting for the kids to get here:)

  12. Heather Sweet says:

    Sometimes I have the hardest time thinking of new and creative ways to make an album. This issue sounds perfect for getting over that creative/inspiration block. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  13. fonda rush says:

    i need to start at least one scrapbook page about anything. i haven’t made one for such a long time, and the kinds of supplies have changed significantly.

  14. I’d like to create an album of the annual BBQs we’ve had since 2007

  15. Katie B. says:

    I would love to start creating mini albums centered around things that I love/love to do, since I have so many pictures! And with my sisters babies (twins) coming I will definitely be trying to think to ideas to scrapbook her life with the new babies. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  16. jengd says:

    Usually I simply try to make as many 12×12′s as I can. However, I want to make a Dec. Daily for this year (I have the pix but no album) and we’re off to Disney World in Jan. so that’ll definitely need some scrapping- preferably in its own 8×8 or so.

  17. Julie S says:

    I hope I just Make Some! My photos are very sad and lonely on the hard drive…

  18. Carol B says:

    I am so far behind in my scrapbooking, I could really use some fast and fabulous ideas!

    Carol B

  19. Tania L says:

    yeeeeepie! I would love to win this sissue

  20. Teresa Igo says:

    I’ve made some cards but no layouts this year. Serously need fast!

  21. Susan S says:

    I have a lot of old pictures I’m working on so fast and fresh would be great. thanks

  22. Pam says:

    My goal is to create my yearly family album for me. I am also making a scrapbook for a friend who has 4 beautiful children that I have come to love. Plus she wants me to make an album of the trip they took to Disney last year. Those are just the 3 big projects, so I need so tips on fast.

  23. Brenda Lubrant says:

    My goals are to start making mini albums of my grandchildren’s birthday parties.

  24. Raquel Mason says:

    My biggest challenge is time to scrap, but I hope to remedy that next year. Right now I am just enjoyed spending time with my family over the holidays & then jump right in to scrap all those wonderful moments. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. I could really use this to help me get back into scrapbooking. I’ve been making cards for so long now, I don’t know what to do with 12×12 pages!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Bernice J says:

    I think my earlier post didn’t appear to go through…but I just wanted to say that I am hoping to get my 2011 family album done soon. I have been stalled at August for quite a while!

  27. Josiane says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I want to catch up on scrapbooking our trips.

  28. Cath says:

    Getting started is my biggest challenge these days, so to win this would be perfect !

  29. JoAnn Pollock says:

    Right now I’m focusing on catching up on my sons book. Then I’d like to finish my honeymoon book before my 10 year anniversary.

  30. calamityjane says:

    This issue is exactly what I need!! I’ve spent more time making cards and “must” get back to scrapbooking. As far as the issue using products that might not be available any more?? Well, don’t we all have products that we’ve hoarded (oops, I mean “saved”) that aren’t on the market anymore??? That’s another good (great) reason I want to win an a copy!!!!! Help me out, ok?!?

  31. Kim Warne says:

    My scrapbooking goals are to start the year off right by keeping up with my pages monthly…the challenge will be to put aside enough time to meet my goal! Wish me luck!

  32. Finish albums I have started! I always seem to loose steam and ideas to get the hardest pages done, which are left to the last, so I just don’t finish them. Help me please by giving this to me! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  33. Lynne in NI says:

    Oooh yes please, I’d love to win this issue! I’m a cardmaker and find scrapbooking really daunting, so it would be great to have some starter tips!

  34. Kim H says:

    my goal is to try and keep current wiht my new babys album, Im already behind, but hope to be caught up and stay current by Feb. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. JeanD says:

    My goal is to scrap lots of older photos before there is no one left who knows anything about them AND to tell my childhood stories (at least some of them)

  36. Barbara R says:

    I haven’t scrapbooked in a couple of years but my goal this year is to definitely get back in to it.

  37. Lee says:

    I am working on some vacation books this year! thank you!

  38. Lisa L. says:

    Oh this is fabulous!!! I have so many pages that still need to be done! Thanks for the chance!

  39. Katherine S. says:

    I have 2 1/2 years of Cub Scouts to scrapbook for 13 boys! I could use some tips to make things easy. :)

  40. Julie A. Shearer says:

    I started scrapping my boys pictures when they were little . I need to get busy . I have tons of pictures . It’s hard to stay focused …..
    Thanks for a chance .

  41. Cynthia Rose says:

    I have lots of challenges but not many goals – that may be my problem :) I have 4 different styles of scrapbooks, 4 boxes (large boxes!) of pictures and ephemera from my whole life, plus assorted photos, cards & projects in other places. I certainly could use a resource to help me get started.

  42. Wendy Orme says:

    I have almost 6 grandkids with one album/child/year…lots to keep up on!

  43. natasha poteraj says:

    My goal is to keep up on my scrapbooking instead of taking my time….

  44. sharon gullikson says:

    I would like to make some mini albums with special themes.

  45. Mary Mac says:

    I need to redo a wedding album from 1948. The photos are 8×10 so this will be a little difficult.

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