I have to say, when I read something about scrapbooking by a non-scrapbooker, I prepare myself really well before I even read it. I feel like I always need to explain what scrapbooking is. One time, I was watching a live demo on how to scrapbook and the person doing the demo was talking about things that you could use on your scrapbook like using newspaper clippings, paper trimmings, and other random craft supplies on your pages with no mention of Archival Mist, acid-free, or the like.
Yes, I was so upset about it that I asked a question. Don’t you need an archival mist for non acid free items? I also told her that you should for items like that so that they don’t yellow with age, infect your pages/photos with acid, etc. She couldn’t say anything so we left it at that.
I’m glad that Nate Berkus got it right, as far as I can see. He talks about scanning your photos and items although he didn’t say anything about scanning them onto acid free paper or acid-free in general but it’s something that we should), and he even recommends a binder ring over a spiral bound scrapbook, which I also agree with and articulates the reasons very well.