This inspiring, visual book offers crafters, family historians and proud parents dozens of great ideas for documenting family stories and events with scrapbooking. Following easy-to-understand steps, readers will learn new ways to discover and recover favorite stories. Readers will then learn to write and edit their work, combine their "journaling" with cherished photos, collages, fabric art, mosaics, booklets, illustrations and multi media. Examples feature pages with movable parts, clever narratives, humorous captions and other imaginative elements.
Each chapter also highlights stories from real people who transformed blank pages into colorful, personalized tributes to their favorite family memories. In addition, a comprehensive resource section helps readers quickly locate the best papers, money-saving tips, scrapbooking techniques and more.
About the Author:
Joanna Campbell Slan is a professional speaker known for her story-filled platform speeches that draw tens of thousands of people each year. Her stories have appeared in such bestsellers as Chicken Soup for the Soul and Chocolate for a Woman's Soul. Her book Using Stories and Humor to Grab Your Audiences is endorsed by Toastmasters. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one of the BEST books on journaling, not just for scrapbooks but diaries, journals, etc. She gives you easy-to-follow guidelines to help you turn your 'photo albums' into memoirs.
I love to help people preserve family histories (including my own!). I picked up this book and haven't been able to put it down. The author takes the reader category by category through ideas for improving the quality of the story you tell through your scrapbook. The emphasis is on the STORY, not picture arrangement only. For those who feel that journaling is a big burden, this book is a MUST to help you get started and keep going. The author even shows how to be creative in titling pages as part of the story you're telling. Tips and comments are great throughout. It's an inspiring book I highly recommend! (I didn't particularly like the page layouts on the bottom of the pages--they just don't fit my style because I like more white space to journal.)