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Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking [Hardcover]

Ali Edwards , Becky Higgins

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Book Description

Oct. 1 2004
In A Designer's Eye For Scrapbooking, Ali shares her design secrets on how to create attractive, charming and well-balanced pages that tell a story and reflect your unique personality. This inspirational guide to scrapbook page design will teach you how to preserve your memories in a meaningful way.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 172 pages
  • Publisher: CK Media (Oct. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929180683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929180684
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 20.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #494,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  24 reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as great as I expected Aug. 30 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ali Edwards---the J Crew gal of scrapbooking April 16 2005
By Natalie G. Vancleave - Published on Amazon.com
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.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthwhile Addition to your Scrapbook Bookshelf Sept. 18 2006
By R. Hamblin - Published on Amazon.com
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.
18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Aug. 13 2005
By Carrie Postma - Published on Amazon.com
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!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best scrapbooker ever April 24 2006
By Ch - Published on Amazon.com
I absolutely love this book, and Ali Edwards! She's got the best style among them -- clean and simple with a lot of heart. Her background as a graphic designer is evident in most of her layouts. All in all, I really recommend you get this book, if not for scraplifting purposes, for a lesson or two on basic graphic design principles. You don't have to be a scrapbooker (I'm not, I'm just a regular college student who loves looking at layouts too much) to appreciate this book. It inspires you to want to take down and remember all the little things in life :)

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