I received a copy of the e-book for my honest review.
I have tried to scrapbook once, and failed. Well not so much failed as I wasn't properly equipped or prepared for the project. Had I had a copy of this book, I would have probably made a better first scrapbook! Phyllis Matthews has put together a simple yet informative book on the basics of scrapbooking. Instead of feeling like a strict instructor is giving you step by step instructions, Phyllis's tone is more of a friend teaching you her favorite hobby.
I pulled two important lessons from this book; one I knew and one I wish I had known before. First, Phyllis reminds the reader that scrapbooks don't have to be filled with just pictures. Tickets, maps, information pamphlets and the like are perfect fillers for a scrapbook. I knew this going into my attempt and used post cards and other materials from my trip.
The second lesson is the plan your scrapbook before you start the actual work. Phyllis includes a sample plan that she used for one of her own scrapbooks. I wish I had known or even thought to have done something like this, it's a perfect planning idea. As an author I would never start a story without even the simplest of outlines, why would I go into a craft project without a plan. (I do plan my craft projects now, but when I did my scrapbook attempt I wasn't yet as crafty as I am now!)
Originally posted at Little Thoughts About Books.