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Posted July 20, 2012
So many people have hundreds of photos lying around they never do anything with. Many of them never even make it into photo albums! So why not make a scrapbook out of them? Scrapbooking Like a Pro is a fabulous book for the scrapbooker, new or old. I've done quite a bit of scrapbooking in my life and I must admit, this is a very interesting read. This book will explain to you about the different basics of scrapbooking, such as themes and the different mediums used in scrapbooking. It is very good at explaining how to layout a good scrapbooking page based on themes, how to crop your photos, and how to glue them to the page. It also explains how to use different embellishments, such as glitter, stickers, trinkets, die-cuts, and so much more. This book goes into in-depth explanations about not just basics, but how to do more advanced scrapbooking techniques such as faux stitching, how to create your own transparencies, how to create your own flowers, and more. Another really good thing about this book is that it actually tells you how to turn your hobby into a business by having scrapbooking parties. Overall this was a very nice and condensed explanation of scrapbooks and even as a scrapbooker, I learned a couple new tips and tricks that I hadn't considered before. It would be a fantastic purchase for anyone who is interested in getting into scrapbooking.
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Posted February 15, 2012
This book is a great starter for anyone interested in scrapbooking. It covers basic design principles, how to organize photos, how to crop them, how to add embellishments, create transparencies, rub-ons, etc. There are also many layout ideas to help spark your own creative juice. Examples and pictures included in the book are very helpful as well. The glossary section helped me to learn those scrapbooking terminologies. Overall I think this book is a good buy.
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Posted January 6, 2014
I have proudly been a scrap booker for years. This book gave me many fresh new ideas. I found it to be full of insight and rescources that were not thought of before. Some skills such as using your computer for making stickers and templates, using online sources for buying new products, and even photo cropping were very helpful. I especially loved the pictures to help explain techniques for doing these things in a no stress, step-by-step, understandable manner. I found this book to bring a bright light on spicing things up with cool ways to make paper embellishments for cards, invitations, and pages. The fantastic lessons taught here can be picked up with ease by anyone. I am truly excited to pull out that dusty scrapbook box, and put all this new knowledge together!
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Posted July 11, 2013
Scrapbooking Like a Pro is a great book for beginners like myself. I recently visited a friend who has a scrapbook for every year she has been married, and I became inspired to do something similar for my travels. There was only one problem--I had no idea where to begin. The thought of getting supplies, finding/organizing photos, and decorating pages was overwhelming. However, this book simplifies the entire process and makes things manageable by providing comprehensive instructions and photos that are easy to follow. Not only does it give you recommendations for where to get supplies, but it also gives you thorough instructions on how to do embellish your scrapbook to give it a professional look. In addition, with numerous scrapbooking layouts for every occasion, it helps to give you a starting point, while still allowing you to add your own creative touches. It is a detailed guide that fully prepares you for every step along the way.
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Posted July 6, 2012
Posted May 19, 2013
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