“A house without books is like a room without windows.” -Heinrich Mann
These are some of my favorite craft books.
Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker’s Soul: Stories to Remember
“If you love someone, put their name in a circle, not a heart, because a heart can be broken, but a circle goes on forever.”
– Author: Brian Littrell
I recently read “Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker’s Soul: Stories to Remember . . . by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Allison Connors and Debbie Haas
If you have read any of the “Chicken Soup” series of books, you will love this book.
I found it inspiring, you laugh one moment and cry the next. It is beautifully illustrated, it will motivate you and explain why we scrapbook.
More images from the book here.
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All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso
There is a good review of the book at Dreamscape
“My “Scrapbook with Passion Tip of the Day”… Go “Do SOME scrapbooking today.”
-Mylinda van Zee
I found some interesting ideas to make background papers and clever hints.
The book is easy to read and well illustrated. The materials used are mostly inexpensive.
I tried the design concept ” magic of three”, painted some card-stock and it worked well.
“Making Family Journals“
by Linda Blinn
Courtney has a blog My seasons; where you can see some of her layouts.
Memory Makers has a review of the book.
At Real Read you can see pages from the book.
The book includes a few of Jodi Amidei‘s layouts which I love.
Starting Points by Linda Harrison
I can recommend this book to any scrapbooker.
“Getting started can be the hardest part of scrapbooking–but it doesn’t have to be. Starting Points shows you that inspiration for creating a scrapbook page can come from anywhere: an old photo, a conversation, beautiful architecture or even a clever ad in a magazine.” – Amazon
There is another review at Scrapscene: “New Scrapbooking Book: Starting Points by Linda Harrison”
What is your starting point?
I bought the book, “Supply Savvy Scrapbooking” by Erin Lincoln.
It is full of inspiring layouts, good ideas and inspiration.
I love how she distresses her edges.
Erin Lincoln is a regular contributor to “Creating Keepsakes”
“Preserve a memory by illustrating it” – Stacy Julian
The book has envelopes with little scribbled notes and removable tags to use for planning.
There is a good revue at Memory Makers
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso
I recently read a very good book which I can recommend;
” Understanding Creativity” by Jane Piirto. Ph.D.
“It’s personality that affects the most. Not test scores. Personality.” – Jane Piirto. Ph.D.
Have you read any of these book, what did you think? Do you have any books to recommend? I would love to hear from you
Please come back soon as I will be adding more books.