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The Joy of Scrapbooking By Lisa Bearnson(completely revised and updated)

I am so glad they decided to revise and expand this.  If you are just starting out this book is perfect.  They will emphasize what is vital and supplies that you can buy later
on.  In fact the most helpful chapters in this book were:

Chapter 1 Basics
           -Scrapbook Essentials
            -Tips for Beginners
            -Ways to Save Time and Money


Chapter 4 Principles of  Design

              -Design Basics
                                                 -Tips For Working with Color
                                                   and Black and White Photos
                                                  -One Page and Two Page Layouts
                                                   -Ideas for Finding Your Style

                                      Chapter 6 Tools and Techniques

                                                 -Paper Types and Uses
                                                 -Cutting Tools and Uses
                                                 -Writing Implements and Uses
                                                 -Stickers ,Rub ons,Paints and More

                                       Chapter9 Digital Scrapbooking
                          
                                                -Basic Tools
                                                -Basic How to's
                                                -Ways to Display Digital Layouts
                                                 -Expert Q & A's

This one for my Scrapbooking Library.  Call me insecure but I dont like those other guides that have
Idiot or Dummy in the Title!  Besides all that It was easier on my eyes to look at it.  I appreciate the use
margins ..  I have been scrapbooking for 5 and half years and I wish I had this at the beginning.  So
what inspired you to try scrapbooking ?  Is there a Scrapbooking Personality that influenced your decision
to get into this Hobby?  For me it's Cathy Zielske and Ali Edwards Which is why I follow their blogs.

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