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Get the tools for creating "design"er scrapbook layouts. Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Hall of Famer and graphic artist Ali Edwards helps you apply basic design principles to your own personal style in A Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking. Ali helps bring all of your elements together to effectively communicate your scrapbooking vision.Learn to solve common scrapbooking dilemmas like how to create a balanced page, how to fix a page that doesn't "work" and more. Learn to use all your existing scrapbook supplies (cardstock, punches, ribbons, stamps and more) as design elements on your scrapbook pages-your DH will like that! Learn design principles that you can immediately test on your layouts.Learn to create stunning layouts that feature multiple photographs.Learn to create scrapbook pages that reflect your style and personality.
From The Book Jacket Foreword by Becky Higgins As you probably know, I've always enjoyed organizing my life and my home. My scrapbook room has specific "homes" for my paper, my ribbons, my pens. In fact, "a place for everything and everything in its place" is one of my favorite organizational principles.It's only natural to apply this same principle to my scrapbook pages, so I am especially excited to have this book as one of my new favorite resources. In A Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking, Ali Edwards teaches us how to think of a blank piece of cardstock as a foundation for a layout-and how to divide that foundation into individual "homes" for photographs, journaling and embellishments.And that's just one of the many things I learned by looking through Ali's "designer's eye" on scrapbooking. I loved her ideas on creating balance in an eye-appealing fashion. I found the layouts in this book to be just like Ali herself-inspirational and charming! I think you'll find, as I did, that this book is an invaluable guide for creating well-designed scrapbook pages that will be treasured for many years.Ali teaches us that there is "a place for everything." She's certainly found her place in the world of scrapbooking. As a graphic designer who also happens to be a talented scrapbooking artist, Ali brings a unique perspetive to the world of scrapbook page design.Enjoy discovering a place for your memories, Becky
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking?
Get inspiration May 12, 2008
Ali Edwards is the queen of scrapbooking. Even if you have a different style, she inspires you to try new things, create art, tell a story and to preserve memories.
Inspiring Nov 21, 2007
which is exactly what I was hoping for. Gives clear and concise insights into the thought process behind scrapping (life arting).
no better scrapbooker in the world Sep 20, 2007
Sorry but hands down Ali Edwards is the most talented scrapbooker. Her design techniques and balance on her pages is amazing. I use this book as well as her sophmore book all the time.
A Mess of Design Sep 15, 2007
Not one page contained any layout I would ever, ever use. Every picture was an assault on one's eyes. I can't believe this was a "Creating Keepsakes" publication.
Not as great as I expected Aug 30, 2007
I love, love, love Ali Edwards, and am practically obsessed with her work. So I could barely wait to get this book, and was disappointed when I did. I think a big part of the problem is that I'm used to her current style in Creating Keepsakes, and as we all know scrapbooking has evolved a lot even in the last few years. It's a lot more personal and a lot less "Here's a picture with some heart cutouts around it." Of course we're talking about Ali here so there aren't pictures with heart cut-outs, but just like the rest of us, she's certainly gotten better with time. Looking at this book (dated 2004 and 2006) was definitely looking back on her work and not what I'm used to seeing. There were some things I liked, some helpful design suggestions, and some layouts I enjoyed. But I really wouldn't spend $17 on the book. I've looked at it once and I don't think I'll return to it much, if at all. I'd suggest spending the money to subscribe to Creating Keepsakes (which I love and she's the creative editor of) and getting all her fresh, new ideas plus tons of other pages and ideas, too.