If you’re ocassionally stuck in a rut or find that you lack that creative juice… you sound just like me. Often I go online to find inspiration but recently I’ve bought 3 idea books that are packed full with ideas to start any scrap page.
The first is A Designer’s Eye for Scrapbooking by Ali Edwards (by Creating Keepsakes).
She’s a really talented scrapper and is well-respected in the industry. I love her clean lines and powerful pages that show more than just photos. She teaches basic elements to graphic designing in her book and I find that very useful. In fact, I love the book so much I gave a copy to Agnes … hopefully, she’ll get hooked on scrapping like me! 🙂
The other design book is Clean & Simple Scrapbooking by Cathy Zielske (Simple Scrapbooks). The book is filled with design principles to create simple, sleek and no-fuss pages. I love that look!
Last but not least, I bought an idea book on Journaling. Sometimes I find myself looking for the right words to put on a page. I believe the story I have to tell can speak so much more powerfully than the pictures by themselves so I invested in Tracy White’s Journaler’s Handbook (Creating Keepsakes).
Don’t you think this book looks so pretty?? (That’s one of the reasons I bought it!!) There are hundreds of journaling prompts for the those moments when you’re at a loss for words. Included are an audio CD and a workbook!
One last thing, I am so looking forward for my lastest book to arrive from the States, it’s Love Your Handwriting by Heidi Swapp (also CK). Hope that’ll help me improve on my handwriting so that I can do more handwritten journaling on my layouts! 🙂