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Scrapbooking Adhesives

If you’re planning to scrapbook one of the major components is “scrapbooking adhesive.” The choices are endless…tapes, glues, dots, mounting corners, the list goes on and on. When I first began scrapping the latest greatest was a glue stick…adhesives have come a long way since then. Personally I like to use photo splits or tape runners. There are quite a few brands to choose from, so be sure you check out the details on the packaging. You want to be sure to use ones that are safe for your photographs. The adhesive needs to be acid free, lignin free, pvc free, nontoxic and pass the PAT test. Tape runners are pretty much an essential, there your all-purpose adhesive and are very easy to use. Double sided tape is another good adhesive, available in permanent and removable. Photo mounting corners are great for when your photos need to be removable.

Scrapbook Classes

Ready to learn something new?

Maybe you're already a happy scrapper and want to try a new technique. Or maybe you've never scrapbooked before and it's time to archive your memories or create a specific project.

There will be scrapbooking classes at the Expo May 13 and 14.

To see the variety, click here.

The Expo will be held at the National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry.


Car Show in the Valley

Antique car lovers throughout the state are saying goodbye to the harsh winter weather and polishing their machines for a spring showcase. 

Fort Valley State University  President Larry E. Rivers and the Boys and Girls Club of Georgia Heartlands are revving up for the 5th Annual Wheels in the Valley Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show, an FVSU news release says.

Safe Photo Storage

You’ve taken pictures, printed out the best ones, now what? Add them to a scrapbook. “I don’t have time.” “I’m not creative.” “It cost too much.” All of these excuses are just that…excuses. The least we can do is store our memories properly. While I am not the most creative and will probably never be caught up with putting my pictures in an album I do want to preserve them for my children and grandchildren…after all it is their heritage. I want to share with you some do’s and don’ts for storing and protecting your pictures until you have time to put them in a scrapbook or photo safe album.

2nd Annual Paper Crafting Extravaganza

This is an expo for all the scrapbooking fiends out there!

The cropping, shopping, classes, make-n-takes, prizes and giveaways is all on Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14.

You can find this expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry.

Vendor hours are at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and cropping hours are 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. both days.

Parking is free, pre-registration is $5 and admission at the door is $7.

Junior Journalist Auditions

Junior journalist auditions will take place today at the Galleria Mall in Centerville from 4-6 p.m.

The child auditioning must be born between August 1, 1998 and August 1, 2001. You must bring proof of date of birth to the audition.

The audition in Macon will take place Tuesday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The children will be scored on the spot during the first round of auditions. The top scoring 50 kids will be called back for a second round, where they will answer questions on camera. A panel of 13WMAZ employees will judge those auditions. The top scoring 25 kids will move on to a final round that will be judged by a community panel. We will not contact the children between rounds 2 and 3. We will surprise the winning children in their classrooms before school lets out for the summer.

Downtown Byron Farmers and Artisans Market

The Downtown Byron Farmers and Artisans Market is April 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The market is held in downtown Byron at Jailhouse Park and offers Georgia Made Georgia Grown plants, produce and artisan crafts.

For more information or to participate, call the Byron Better Hometown at 956-5555