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Start Scrapbooking this Winter

apartments for rent in Kitchener, DIY, shoppingFor those in need of a new hobby or a creative way to store family photos, scrap-booking can be both. The design options are endless when it comes to creating your own scrapbook, as you have control over themes, photos and everything else that this crafty activity involves. To help Kitchener apartment residents get started this winter on their own scrapbook, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched some places where you can pick up supplies and get started on your scrapbook.


The Scrapping Bug

Before you jump into creating a scrapbook it’s helpful to decide what you want it to represent. Some people create scrapbooks for the love of arts and crafts, while others use it to highlight family events, such as weddings and births. This will help you determine what kind of materials and supplies you will need. Luckily, The Scrapping Bug located at 10 Pioneer Drive #10 is a mere eight-minute drive from the Newport Towers Apartments and also offers a variety of classes for beginners. Operating with the mission to assist and enhance individuals’ scrapbooking learning experience, The Scrapping Bug is a must-visit for those thinking of taking up this hobby. You can always count on the store’s trained associates to help answer any and all of your scrapbooking questions.


Two Scrapbook Friends

While photographs are a common item used in scrapbooking, you don’t have to be restricted to just pictures. Airline tickets, keys, matchbooks, house deeds or any other important documentation can be incorporated seamlessly into your scrapbook. As stated above, it’s best to pick one theme and stick with it, in order to achieve a cohesive collection of memories. With regular workshops and classes, Two Scrapbook Friends is a full-service scrapbook store where you can learn, inspire and create. The store is located at 370 Eastbridge Boulevard, which is a 16-minute drive from the apartments. Visit the store’s Online Classes and Crop Registration to sign up for their assortment of classes to get your creative juices flowing.



Recognized as Canada’s leading supplier of handmade paper and scrapbooking equipment, The Papertrail offers customers the finest paper in town. In addition to the equipment, Papertrail also sells marbled papers and books that cover papermaking, paper decorating and bookbinding, all of which come in handy when scrapbooking. For those who want to learn a little bit more, there are a variety of Courses and Workshops currently running. Located at 1450 Bridge Street, Papertrail is a 14-minute drive from the apartments at 550 Strasburg Road.


Clear out the garage, rummage through those storage boxes and find those gems that you want to put on display. Visit any one of these establishments and get ready to show your crafty side and impress all your friends and family with your scrapbooking skills. Williams and McDaniel’s Kitchener apartments offer current and prospective residents the finest amenities and rental accommodations and are exactly what you as a renter have been looking for.