Pastiche Family Portal HomeHobbies for Family Fun and Relaxation

Hobbies of any type are good for your soul. A hobby lets you get involved in something that interests you and helps relieve stress. You can be creative and relax, forgetting about responsibilities and worrisome issues for awhile.

No matter what you like to do with your "me time" your passionate pastime provides you with hours of relaxation, opportunities for socialization, and endless sources of creative expression.


Make a Family Memories Journal

Rachel Paxton shares tips and advice on creating and maintaining your own family memories journal and scrapbook album.

> Click for Memory Journal article

Saving Your Teen's High School Memories

By the time your teen is in high school, you probably aren't taking as many pictures of them as you used to. Read this mom's ideas for preserving and organizing a teen's high school memory book. > Click for Scrapbooking Teen's High School Years article

Scrapbooking Your Christmas Memories

by Lisa Fleming

Christmas memories are some of our fondest, but when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us, we may forget to take particular photos.

There are dozens of Christmas memories and keepsakes you'll want to capture to preserve in your holiday scrapbook.

Pastiche Family Portal HomeArts & Crafts Hobbies

pencil sketch of infant sleeping

Art Hobby Coloring Pages and Books for Teens and Adults

Coloring Books - line art, posters, and designs for holidays, birthday, seasons, animals, school days, more!

Crafts - projects, tips and patterns

Creating Celtic Knot Art - an interesting article I found online about how to actually draw Celtic knot patterns by hand.

Digital or Traditional Scrapbook Crafts - Which Technique is Best?

By Lee Hansen

I'm fairly new to scrapbooking as a creative endeavor, and I'm totally hooked on the digital style of making scrapbook layouts.

I've always created collages and I save EVERYTHING that has sentimental meaning, but lately I've begun to organize my photos and keepsakes to create memory books for my grandchildren.

One of the most satisfying and creative aspects of scrapbooking is arranging, cropping and pasting, but I am also a digital artist so I create much of what I paste into my pages using a computer.

I design clip art frames, labels, embellishments, ribbons, fasteners, word art and all sorts of paper crafts using the computer, then print out what I want, cut it up and paste it into my pages.

I create thousands of images, and so I decided to share them with others who might also enjoy using limited-edition art for making scrapbook pages or paper craft projects.

Grab some of my original clip art graphics and digital goodies for either method of scrapbooking or for paper crafts of all types. These are my design graphics suitable for school, club, church or personal scrapbooking pages, print or digital crafts projects.

There are many more graphics and printables like this on the web site in the freebies collection, plus links to other graphic and crafts sites including my main graphic design showcase site,

The graphics on are yours to use at no cost strictly for personal, noncommercial projects. They cannot be offered for sale or distribution as graphics or clip art in any way and can't be offered as part of a collection of graphics. They are not to be used to make printed products to sell.

Pastiche Family Portal HomeGenealogy

The Ancestral File - A Genealogy Resource for Everyone

Ancestors photograph, genealogy resource

Learn how to use the Ancestral File of the Church of Latter Day Saints to research your family's history and background and create a family genealogy.

> Click to read about Geneology Resources

Pastiche Family Portal HomePhotography Tips

Tips for Taking Great Night Photographs

Night photography can be one of the harder types of photography to learn. With this article, we'll try to provide you with some tips on taking great photographs at night - based in large part on our experiences taking bad night photographs.

interesting night photo with beautiful lights

> Learn how to take great photos at night


Pastiche Family Portal HomeGames and Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzles - a Classic Favorite

I've created some fun JigZone jigsaw Puzzles from a few of my favorite photos and graphics. Enjoy working the puzzles - customize the shapes, number of pieces, difficulty level and more.

You can send the finished image as a postcard to friends and family, or print out the picture for scrapping or to use as clip art.

Click a link below to open an onsite jigsaw puzzle in a new window.

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