Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Book Review

This book has made it's way to me:

And it might be a long time before it makes it's way onto a shelf because I keep looking through it and finding something new!

If you know me, you know I love embellishments.


Most of my scrap space is devoted to bits of "this" and pieces of "that".

I have several craft and scrapping books, but this is the best one I've seen in a long time. I love that it's hard cover and LOVE that it has spiral bound pages so it lays flat. 
I found new ideas on page one! Well, maybe not ONE because that's the into and stuff but page 10--inspiration begins :)

The book is divided into sections based  on embellishment types: acrylic, chipboard, and fabric, to name a few, so it's a total reference you can turn to when you are looking for specific ideas  for what you are creating with.
Each section is subdivided so you can try a new technique or idea when you want to simply create something new, if you want to kick it up a notch, or if you want a completely new "out of the box" idea.
Every idea and technique has a layout where it has been used, with descriptions of how to achieve the look and detailed shots of the process when needed.
There is even a digital section! And not that I'm tech savvy AT ALL, but it makes me wanna try!

I'm surprised I didn't know about this book until now and would definitely recommend it if you:
1. Like to scrap
2. Like to craft in general
3. Like good, well written and photographed craft/scrap books
4. Like to add some "oomph" to your pages
5. Like trying new techniques and ideas

So if you said "yes" to any or all of the above I do not think you will be disappointed!
If you get the book let me know what you think!!

Thanks Sherry! This IS the embellishment reference we scrappers have been asking for!! :)


  1. Lex,
    That definitely looks like a "must have" book!

  2. I love your review of that book! It does look so totally amazing!

  3. Look at you, I now am friends with a book reviewer, I am so impressed with your english/comp skills!
    And you are certainly convincing, all of a sudden I need a book now too? Add it to the list.

  4. Lexi you have to bring the book to Camp Scrap so I can browse while you MC! It will certainly be a fun night and you will do such a great job. Bubbles...that is your new nick name...because your always so bubbly and do layouts with bubbles.


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