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52 Scrapbooking Challenges Paperback – August 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Primedia (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933516224
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933516226
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It has been fun to try new challenges and ideas though!!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nancy A. Nally on September 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
First, I should admit, I'm not really a fan of Elsie Flannigan's style of scrapbooking. I've liked a few of her products from KI Memories but her layouts in general are too busy and random for my taste.

That said, when I got my hands on her book I was pleasantly surprised at what I found inside.

Of course, the book is chock-full of Elsie's layouts. So if you are a fan of her style you will love the book. But even if you aren't, there are some beautiful layouts to be inspired by from the other scrapbookers who contributed to the book who have very different styles.

And the basic nuts and bolts of this book, at its core, is the list of challenges itself. They provide great starting points for layouts, and a few of them are even whole project inspiration. I've never been interested in starting an inspiration journal until I saw Challenge #25 on page 64. After seeing that journal I could easily envision its usefulness! Add that to the to-do list...

This book would be a fun way to help get past "scrapper's block" by providing a starting point for designing a page, or could provide a great list of activities for a cropping group to play with together.

I know that Elsie's style is kind of a love-it-or-hate-it kind of thing for most people. Don't let that turn you off of what is actually a pretty inspiring book if you look past that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne Barnes on January 11, 2007
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I loved Elsie's book. Her scrapbooking style is very unique and fresh. I love how she focuses on one heartfelt theme. I am inspired to use one photo and tell a story from the heart. She is not afraid to embellish her thoughts over or onto the edges of her photo and I like this style as well. The book is just packed with great challenges.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Rowan on January 9, 2007
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I've been buying scrapbooking books for inspiration....and so far this is the best of the lot !! Not only includes the most beatiful scrapbooking pages but also teach you a few tricks of the trade, how to make embellishments for example. Im very please with it !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Bonser on March 8, 2007
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I loved this book. I had never really noticed Elsie's stuff before and then this book came out. Jammed full of an incredibly fresh approach to scrapbooking, from my first glance it hit me like a bucket of cold water. Hand draw those lines, cut things out free-hand, doodle around the edge or on top of the photos, be as free and expressive as you remember being once upon a time when the rules were not very important and the thing you focused on was enjoying the process. i have spend many years scrapbooking to show my friends or family or future family... but this was so much eaasier, this was the most stress-free and enjoyable scrapbooking inspiration i have ever encountered.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 27, 2006
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I ordered this book hoping for some ideas to jog my creativity after the holidays... after flipping through it, I will not be disappointed! These are challenges that anyone can do, from beginner to novice, and have a great time doing it!

Thanks, Elsie Flannigan!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. Moneypenny on September 17, 2007
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This was a good book with many creative challenges at first. As you get more into the book though they become somewhat repetitive and then will pick up again here and there. Still a great book but it wasn't all I was expecting with the rave about it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catstamper on February 20, 2007
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Although I'm finding some of the sample pages a little "far out" from my style, I am totally enjoying the weekly challenges. Just think a whole year of scrapbooking ideas!!! The book is really motivating me to scrapbook outside my comfort zone.
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My title says it all. The book has some fun ideas that if you haven't tried them are worth doing.
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