This mammoth book is the must-have resource in every scrapbooker’s library. The history of the craft unfolds in over 300 pages, from the albums of eras past to today’s scrapbooking renaissance. Interviews and profiles of leading designers offer insight, and there’s abundant advice for newcomers on improving images and layouts. Learn how to take full advantage of your camera; store photographs to ensure archival quality; and create powerful, balanced page designs. Invaluable tips cover choice of materials, using words effectively, and selecting and integrating typefaces. There’s also a plethora of fabulous techniques to try, from cropping, matting, and mounting photos to stamping, embossing, and distressing papers. Sample layouts spotlight those important moments—from birthdays to weddings—that everyone most wants to commemorate.