Years ago, it was hard for me to find stores in Vancouver that sold scrapbooking materials. But avid scrap bookers created a demand, and today you can find local stores devoted to scrapbooking and other retailers like craft stores that sell a huge variety of books, papers, and decorations. In fact, the hard part today is choosing what to use in your scrapbook. This article covers some basis that will help you make wise purchases and create a beautiful scrapbook. I would really like to encourage my kids to start scrap books.