Scrapbooking at the Fair

Scrapblog is a really neat site that allows you to combine photos and text into pre-made scrapbook pages based around different themes. It’s super easy and looks really professional–and best of all, it allows you to post your creations straight to sites such as Blogger, WordPress, Facebook and MySpace. I used the road trip one above–because what’s better than piling in the car with the whole family and making your way to the Fair? Scroll through the three pages I created with pictures from past Fairs. (If you’re having trouble loading the pages, click on “View Full Screen” to blow it up.)

This reminded me of the awesome scrapbook pages that people enter as part of the Handicrafts and Hobbies department on display during the Fair at the Hobbies and Crafts building near the Grandstand. It’s always one of my favorite exhibits to look at, sandwiched in between the beautifully ornate painted eggs and the crazy “How’d they do that?” Lego blocks creations.

This year’s Fair has eight different categories of scrapbooking: Heritage (old pictures and family trees); Babies and kids; Travel and vacation; Weddings and anniversaries; Celebrations (such as prom, birthdays, reunions and graduations); Holidays; Tribute and military; and Pets. Try your hand at Scrapblog and if you feel confident enough to move on to the real thing, entry forms for the scrapbooking competition must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 24 by 5 p.m. and you can deliver your scrapbook pages from Wednesday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 12. Check out the Premium Book for deadlines and prize money.

I’m sure there’s some craftier scrapbookers out there than me…feel free to post links to your creations in the comments section!!

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

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