Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Seven Scrapbooking Books

That I'm really enjoying right now:

Creating Keepsakes: You've Got Flair! Creative Scrapbook Techniques (Leisure Arts Item #4294)1. You've Got Flair (2007). Princess gave me a copy of this for my birthday a few years back. It's the only scrapbooking book I own right now - I've given away all the others. Includes card-making ideas.

Scrapbooking Made Easy (Leisure Arts #15946) (Simple Scrapbooks)2. Scrapbooking Made Easy (2005). I really like this one because it encourages simple pages. Simple pages are definitely more my style than the pages that look like Michael's Craft store threw up on a 12 x 12 piece of paper. Not that I, you know, have strong feelings about it or anything.

When Life Gives You Lemons: Turning Sour Photos Into Sweet Scrapbook Layouts3. When Life Gives You Lemons (2008). Great ideas for those of us who are not professional photographers or the lucky owners of the Digital SLR camera of our dreams. (But some day, when I have an extra $600 laying around, I intend to get one of those cameras. Ahem.)

Your Words, Your Story: Add Meaningful Journaling To Your Layouts4. Your Words, Your Story (2008). I enjoyed this effort to integrate more (or more meaningful) words onto scrapbook pages. I've never really gotten into printing out my journaling for pages, though I may have to break down and try it soon.

Cut Loose: Break The Rules Of Scrapbooking5. Cut Loose: Break the Rules of Scrapbooking (2008). Really, really love this one. I may have to break down and buy it. Lots of inspiration here - the only way I, a recovering perfectionist, can scrapbook at all is to break the rules. I don't think I realized how much power I was giving my internal critic. ("I'm just not a creative person," anyone?)

The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker (Leisure Arts #5280)6. The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker (2010). Don't read this one if you're inclined to feel "scrapbook room envy". Lots of ideas for storage and organization of the all-consuming "stash".

365 Days of Scrapbooking Ideas (Better Homes & Gardens Crafts)7. 365 Days of Scrapbooking Ideas (2010) So many great ideas and inspiration pages here. A little light on the "how-to" aspect but plenty to keep a scrapper busy despite that.

So, if anyone was wondering where all the library scrapbooking books went, they're hanging out at my house right now. I plan to return them. Soon.

What about you? Got a favorite hobby book to recommend?
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1 comment:

Vicky said...

I didn't realize you were a scrapbooker??!! Or, are you just wanting to be? If you are, have you ever tried going the digital route? You can use the elements/papers over and over and over again!

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