Memory Makers Great Scrapbooks Author:Michele Gerbrandt, Judith Durant What is a scrapbook? Why make one? Does our family have enough "stories" to make an interesting scrapbook? The answers are pretty simple. — The craft of family history, scrapbooking is to the crafters of today what quilting was to the crafters of yesterday. All families deserve to have their treasured memories kept alive, and every fami... more »ly has more than enough stories to make an interesting book.
The ideas, tips and techniques needed to create professional-looking scrapbooks are offered in Memory Makers Great Scrapbooks. More than 100 exciting scrapbook pages arranged by theme (weddings, baby books, school, pets, vacations, seasons, heritage albums, holidays) are presented with dozens of useful tips on how to make the pages. At least one easy-to-learn, step-by-step technique for creating stunning special effects is included in each chapter. The techniques - from using punches to creating your own templates, from pop-ups to puzzles, from mosaics and kaleidoscopes to a holiday gingerbread house - will fill you with inspiration and enthusiasm for this wonderful craft. An illustrated glossary of scrapbooking techniques rounds out this handsome guide to creating memorable scrapbook pages.
With a little imagination, a little patience, a few photographs, and a plan as simple or elaborate as you wish, anyone can make an appealing scrapbook. Take the time to gather the photos, a good album, some scissors, glue, decorative materials and set yourself up as the family historian. You will have a lot of fun in the process, and probably learn a lot about yourself and your family. Have fun! And don't be afraid to experiment.« less
I have several scrapbooking books, but this is one of my favorites. It incorporates many of the best tips and techniques I've seen in other books all in one place. I would definitely recommend this book.