The Joy of Scrapbooking

30 Jan

Title: The Joy of Scrapbooking

Publisher: Leisure Arts 2011

Genre: Nonfiction; Crafting

Pages: 224

Rating:  3 / 5 stars

Reading Challenges: Dewey Decimal — 770s; A to Z – J

Discover the fun and joy of scrapbooking with this essential guide! Introduced by Lisa Bearnson, the Creating Keepsakes founding editor, this revised and expanded edition combines all the instruction of the original along with comprehensive coverage of new scrapbooking tips, techniques, and supplies. Whether you’re a beginner or have been scrapbooking for ages, this guide will get you excited and going strong! You ll discover more than 90 never-before-seen layouts featuring practical ideas and themes; principles of basic scrapbook design and helpful hints; guidelines for organizing and preserving photos and memorabilia; ways to sharpen your journaling and photography skills; and an introduction to digital scrapbooking.
I grabbed this book off the shelf thinking that I could get some new tips for scrapbooking.  And I was wrong.  That’s not to say this isn’t a good book.  It is, just not for someone who has been scrapbooking for a couple of years.  This really is an introduction to scrapbooking.  It lays out tools, tips, and hints.  If I was just starting, this would be a great way to start.  The one redeeming factor for me was the sample layouts.  Some of them were inspirational…  I want to try out some of the blocking. 

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