File Size: 127206 KB
Print Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Memory Makers; 2 edition (June 16, 2006)
Publication Date: June 16, 2006
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
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Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Best Sellers Rank: #487,171 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #154 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts #224 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Scrapbooking #1215 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts, Stamping & Stenciling > Papercrafts
There seem to be two scrapbooking philosophies:1st: the scrapbooking as an art philosophy in which you create beautiful masterpieces which combine numerous papers, embellishments, and personal skills to create a work of art and include a photograph or two among the components.2nd: the scrapbooking as photo album in which you try to present as many photographs as possible as beautifully as possible using some non-photo components in the design but keeping the emphasis (and the expense) for the photos.I belong to the second group and, therefore, was not particularly impressed by this book. The vast majority of the pages feature 3 photos or less (many only one). While I recognize that they look great, I can't afford to spend a fortune in the scrapbooking components and supplies needed to replicate these masterpieces. I aim for a minimum of 4 photos per page and 8 photos per 2-page spread--minimum. My budget for stickers, brads, buttons, ribbons, papers, and other artistic embellishments just doesn't spread far enough to create frequent masterpieces.
I found this to be a great springboard for scrapbooking ideas. I borrowed this book from the library and just had to have it. It's packed with pages on a huge variety of topics by some of Memory Makers best scrappers. If you're looking for fresh scrapbooking ideas such as you'd get from magazines, you'll like this book. I'm a die hard scrapbooker and have been for several years and I really enjoyed this book.
This is definitely eye candy, loads of lovely colors and the book is laid out beautifully. But when I really looked at the pages and layouts, I found a great deal of repetition, and nothing really new. I walked away and picked it up again. Nope. It did not end up being one of the idea books I return to time and again unfortunately. But it is eye candy. The DVD rom is sort of fluff as the pages are not as good as what's in the book.
Every time I get stuck with a page I reach for this book. There are so many different layouts that there's always something that helps me to get over my "scrapper's block". There's also a short description on the inspiration and construct behind each page. The reason I didn't give this five stars is that I would have liked to see the pages grouped by style (eg heritage, contemporary, richly embellished) instead of theme, now the truly great pages get too easily lost between the pages that don't inspire me the least.
I got a sneak peek at this new book last night. My friend, Carolyn Cleveland from Maysville, GA is publised just a few times in this book and I am amazed at how well the layouts are designed and how the publishers grouped them together in this book. This is one of the books that you'll have to have if you are a scrapbooker. All 650 LO's are incredible and they are grouped together tohelp make this book an idea book for many years to come. Thanks Memory Makers- job well done! I must have this so I am ordering now.
A cd-rom of page ideas and sketches accompanies Memory Makers' THE AMAZING PAGE: 650 NEW SCRAPBOOK PAGE IDEAS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES, which focuses on scrapbook themes, styles, and page layouts which have proven the best of the Memory Makers editor's choices over time. Here are boxed sidebars and tips, full-color page examples, and plenty of insights on what makes a page exciting. Together these how-to guides pack in plenty of details.Diane C. DonovanCalifornia Bookwatch
This book was great for me because I have not been scrapbooking for long. I can look at this book and get ideas for layouts and designs. If you have been into papercrafts for a long time this book will be repetitious to you.
If you are looking for a book to help you create Amazing Pages then look no further. You have found it. I have used this book to create pages that others Ohhed and Awwed over. This is my new go to book. Everyone at the crop wanted to know where I got my ideas. I showed them and told them where to go to get the best price on this book.
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