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A Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking Hardcover – February, 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 172 pages
  • Publisher: PriMedia, Inc (February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929180683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929180684
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.2 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,173,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
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.
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Format: Hardcover
Ali Edwards' book is a wonderful must for the scrapbooker. She breaks down principles of design in an easy to understand, thoughtful way, so that you can use them to make great layouts of your own. Her layouts will inspire you to do so, as they are to the world of scrapbooking what J Crew is to your closet...slightly whimsical, visually clean, well put together, and they always look great, keeping you coming back to them again and again. She demonstrates not only how she uses the carefully described principles in her work, but includes the layouts of several other talented scrapbookers with distinctly different styles to illustrate each underlying principle. This book is a real treasure for both the novice and advanced scrapbooker. Gently encouraging and nudging the artist in each of us, Ali's text is one I return to again and again for inspiration.
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Format: Hardcover
I don't go in for buying every design book ever published. Buy a couple of the best and the rest are pretty much redundant. This is one of the best. Required scrapper reading: the Zielske books, a Becky Higgins or two, and both of Ali's 'designer's eye' books. That way you've got inside tips and techniques from the girls leading their field. The blueprints in this book are fantastically liftable.
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I have enjoyed this book by Ali Edwards. It breaks down the basics of putting together a scrapbook layout. Here are some chapters...

Chapter 1 "Think Before You Speak", unique perspective on journaling your photos.

Chapter 4 "Go With the Flow", tips on arranging balance with photos, embellishments, and journaling

Chapter 7 "Mind Your Manners", great ideas for putting YOUR personality on a page.

Throughout the book are FABULOUS layouts designed by:

Ali herself

Tina Barriscale

Mellette Berezoski

Joy Bohon

Carrie Colbert

The layouts alone are so inspiring but they are really the icing on the cake for this book!
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This is the scrapbooking how-to book that I return to over and over again. Ali is just so artistic, warm and intelligent! Not cutesy. Very real. I find her pages to be timeless yet up-to-the-minute. They are classic, yet hand-crafted. Ali has great ideas on how to incorporate embellishments without being frou-frou about it. Her journaling is thoughtful and meaningful and often quite touching. We should all aspire to this type of journaling. I don't know how to describe it, maybe like this: Ali's pages look like fun and really get me inspired to have fun, to do my own pages, in my own way. What could be better? This would be the first book I would recommend to any scrapbooker.
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I got into scrapbooking because I love color and texture and wanted to preserve old photos and memories. It was actually the latter which prompted me to acquire papers and stamps pre and post retirement long before actually crafting began. As a lifetime sewing machine based home decor crafter with not so much need to sew anymore - I also sought a different hobby which took less room, space and money. Not that I gave up my machines! I did use up, sell, or give away most of my fabric stash. Yes, my original idea was adopt paper crafting as a means to preserve family and memories past for my descendents. But one year into paper crafting I realize the pull was as much or more because I have a deep need for color, texture, form and variety. I knew how to "make pretty stuff" in fabric as Heidi Swapp challenges us to do in paper. I do not yet know how to "make pretty stuff" designing in paper, embellishments, stories and photos. I need help. Finding Close to my Heart as a company and their lovely products has been a big boost. I have since fallen in craft crush love with the likes of Ali Edwards, Heidi Swapp, Noell Hyman, Becky Higgins, Wilna Furstenberg, Stacy Julian, Shimelle Laine plus several others. Noell offers excellent design and technique videos by subscription, Wilna has a marvelous art class on offer. Yet I needed a design guide to keep at the ready to consult informally and for inspiration. I chose to search and find Ali's book because it is frequently mentioned by craft artists as an outstanding design guide. Fortunately I found it on Amazon through a book dealer at a great price. Ali's emphasis is thinking and "story." Al's style is a bit spare and simplistic. I love it! Her encouragement is super refreshing.Read more ›
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