heirloomsbylorraine

Scrapbooks with Character & Charm

New York, United States · 470 Sales

heirloomsbylorraine

Scrapbooks with Character & Charm

New York, United States 470 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(236)
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Lorraine

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Announcement   I just love to make Mini scrapbook albums: Mini Scrapbooks look so inviting on a table, shelf, and desk, I have them all around in my home and they bring smiles to people who come to visit. Each book is handmade and original that I consider to be a "specialized" album, customized with artistic techniques and paper engineering so as to compliment your photos Great as gifts or to keep as your own memorable treasure.... Family albums, Birthday Books, Baby Brag books, Wedding Albums, Mini Scrapbooks, Scrapbook Kits, Premade Scrapbooks, Photo Albums any make or model and as personal as you want it to get. Although I do not make custom books, I can personalize the cover or a page inside with a special name.

Every page is a delightful mini blank canvas that you can make into your own individual masterpiece by adding your personal photos accompanied by personal journaling notes written straight from the heart. I like to add a little comedy on the pages to keep them happy and up-lifting.

These albums are 'pieces of life' and the artwork surrounding the photos become a part of the overall theme of the book. They are an authentic part of everyday life, not just of events and milestones. When I look at my old photos, I like to feel that special moment in time, that’s what my books are meant to reveal. The journaling tags help keep those feelings alive.

Some listings in my shop will have the photos in them so you can visualize what your pictures will look like. THERE ARE NO REPRODUCTIONS! Every album will be unique and distinctive in it's own right.

So....if your looking for something plain, neat, and orderly...You will NOT find it in my shop. You will, however, find exciting, unusual, interesting, and irresistible paper items. I want my books to SPEAK to you too! Everything I have in my shop can be personalized! A name, date, age...can be added. There's always an empty space I can find to fit it in, whether it be on a front or back cover, or maybe inside on one of the pages. Simply send me a note when ordering and it will be personalized before shipping. I'll send a final photo of the changes.

Please, browse around and see what I have to offer. If you don't see what you have in mind, send me a note, I would love to hear from you! Stop back from time to time as I'm always adding new items. Thank you and please follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.

Lorraine

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Last updated on Feb 16, 2016

I just love to make Mini scrapbook albums: Mini Scrapbooks look so inviting on a table, shelf, and desk, I have them all around in my home and they bring smiles to people who come to visit. Each book is handmade and original that I consider to be a "specialized" album, customized with artistic techniques and paper engineering so as to compliment your photos Great as gifts or to keep as your own memorable treasure.... Family albums, Birthday Books, Baby Brag books, Wedding Albums, Mini Scrapbooks, Scrapbook Kits, Premade Scrapbooks, Photo Albums any make or model and as personal as you want it to get. Although I do not make custom books, I can personalize the cover or a page inside with a special name.

Every page is a delightful mini blank canvas that you can make into your own individual masterpiece by adding your personal photos accompanied by personal journaling notes written straight from the heart. I like to add a little comedy on the pages to keep them happy and up-lifting.

These albums are 'pieces of life' and the artwork surrounding the photos become a part of the overall theme of the book. They are an authentic part of everyday life, not just of events and milestones. When I look at my old photos, I like to feel that special moment in time, that’s what my books are meant to reveal. The journaling tags help keep those feelings alive.

Some listings in my shop will have the photos in them so you can visualize what your pictures will look like. THERE ARE NO REPRODUCTIONS! Every album will be unique and distinctive in it's own right.

So....if your looking for something plain, neat, and orderly...You will NOT find it in my shop. You will, however, find exciting, unusual, interesting, and irresistible paper items. I want my books to SPEAK to you too! Everything I have in my shop can be personalized! A name, date, age...can be added. There's always an empty space I can find to fit it in, whether it be on a front or back cover, or maybe inside on one of the pages. Simply send me a note when ordering and it will be personalized before shipping. I'll send a final photo of the changes.

Please, browse around and see what I have to offer. If you don't see what you have in mind, send me a note, I would love to hear from you! Stop back from time to time as I'm always adding new items. Thank you and please follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.

Lorraine

Lorraine

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Lorraine

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5 out of 5 stars
(236)
Michelle Saez

Michelle Saez on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for my customized scrapbook!! It came out exactly how I thought it would, if not, better! I can't wait to add in the pictures and letters! My best friend is going to LOVE it! There's no way I would be able to make this on my own and don't know how you come up with these ideas but you're amazing!

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About

Scrapbooks with Character & Charm

Hello,

My name is Lorraine and I have 2 wonderful sons and a beautiful daughter along with 7 delightful grandchildren who are my continuous inspiration for my books. I am employed at a local tea company in which I'm a QA Tech and a certified tea taster. I enjoy my work and the people are exceptional...sort of like my extended family.

I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters, of course I'm the oldest one out of the bunch! My father owned a bakery so he instilled a "work" ethic in us early on. Most of us, including my sons, have some type of side business to fulfill that entrepreneur gene inside of us.

I began scrapbooking when my grandkids started to be born. Prior to that, I crocheted, sewed quilts & dolls, and worked with pinecones and nature to fill that creative urge in me.

As I became involved with photography and scrapbooking, it became a delightful obsession and I couldn't get enough of it. After bringing up my own kids and realizing how fast the time went...nothing lasts forever, I felt like I didn't keep enough "memories", although I had plenty of photos. As I sorted through old and new photos, I found that I wanted to remember more than just holidays, events, and milestones. I also wanted to hold on to the memories of each feeling, thought, and personality of people in my book. I started combining the old and new photos and comparing similarities/differences/traditions. This is what got me from making "traditional" scrapbooks to designing "everyday life" mini albums. I like to leave them out on my tables and stands throughout the house so every time the kids come over there is always a new one they haven't seen yet. Some books have current photos, some are vintage, using only old photos. Many are a combination of both. They love looking through them and reading my scribbly notes.

The entrepreneurship gene of course kicked in and I thought that others may enjoy putting their old and new photos in books also. It's a little different than the traditional scrapbook but, I am a baby boomer and we were never about tradition!

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    Hello, My name is Lorraine. I design un-traditional scrapbooks filled with character and charm and I use upcycled cardboard for my pages as a base, making my books sturdy and durable.

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes, I can gift wrap and send your package to a different address. Send a note when ordering. I can also include a small note card with your personalized sentiment if you like. The invoice will be sent separately to your address. Of course you will be able to check when the package reaches it's destination through the tracking number.

Wholesale availability

I will consider wholesale pricing for larger orders of $500 or more.

Custom and personalized orders

Although I do not make customized albums. I can, however, personalized any of the pre-made books in my shop. A name can easily be added wherever you would like in the book. Simply make a note of it when ordering.

Care instructions

When you receive your album, it helps to "fluff" up the flowers, ribbons, and some of the embellishments. I ship my books carefully and wrap them well for their long journey to safely reach you unharmed... so when you open the box they will need to "liven" up again.

Also, to make sure your album will last a lifetime, never stack anything on top of it. Ideally, because these albums are Chunky and full of many interactive pages, it's best to stand the books up or set them on a table top easel for easy viewing.