Friday, February 24, 2006
Style File: Scrapbooks
We hate to admit it - most of us keep piles of pictures in a shoe box with no clue what to do. But there is a creative way to preserve those precious keepsakes. In tonight's Style File, we found making a scrapbook is taking on a very modern flare.
WSVN--They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
So what about memories that practically come alive thanks to scrapbooking. It's the hot new thing among the arts and crafts set.
Vivian Perez-Espinoza: "I think it's so special to be able to look back and re-live those beautiful memories."
At Let's Scrap in South Miami you can create a masterpiece just by dusting off those shoeboxes filled with stuff.
Decorate each page with your favorite pictures by using different types of papers and embelishments like flowers and ribbons.
Vivian Perez-Espinoza: "Well everyone wants to be close to their roots, and it's so nice to open up an album and just look through, you know your last family vacation, your baby pictures even."
This crafty store offers two-hour classes on the evenings and weekends to make you the best scrapper on your street.
And if you don't have the time, or interest, just drop off your stuff and the staff will do the rest.
Vivian Perez-Espinoza: "I think it's something really nice and it's also accesible you can keep a nice big scrapbook on your coffee table and and anyone that comes into your door you can share that with them."
If technology is more your thing then the folks at simply life can help you organize your most cherished moments the high tech way.
Kelley Carrillo: "Nobody has time to go through every picture they've taken. So you take the highlights of your life with stills or with videotape, you hand them over to us and we produce your life story."
And Kelley Carrillo knows a thing or two about producing. She's an executive producer at 7 News and runs simply life on her off time.
Kelley Carrillo: "Memories don't belong in a box, and I wanted to figure out a way to showcase my own family."
Now with the latest digital equipment using special effects and some great graphics she turns your memories into movies.
Kelley Carrillo: "It's beautiful, the pieces are emotional and it's there on DVD whenever you need it, whenever you wanna take a look back."
So whether it's scrapbooking snapshots or watching a DVD, these keepsakes are precious moments that can truly last forever.
Kelley Carrillo: "Doing visually like this is definitely a new thing, and it's exciting."
Belkys Nerey: "Classes at let's scrap start at $20. Simply life packages start at $100."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
5706 Bird Road
South Miami, FL 33155