Saturday, May 03, 2008

Idea Book Review



Page Maps Sketches for creative layouts by Becky Fleck!


WOW – this is an awesome book. If you love sketches then you should look at this book.
There are a few stand out things about this book that I want to share with you.

1) Versatility – this book includes a variety of sketches for all types of scrappers. Including 12x12, 81/2x11, single page, multi page, one photo, many photo. It has it all!

2) Ease of use – I was thrilled to find out the book was spiral bound – lately there have
been so many idea books poorly bound – the spine cracks and the pages fall out. Not this time. Not only is it secure, but also the spiral makes it so easy to open and lay flat while you work on your project.


3) Each sketch includes photo measurements for ease of design.


4) Each sketch includes at least one completed page example!


5) This book is filled with little tips as well as eye spy which points out special little elements or design ideas featured on the layouts.


6) Best of all – at hte back of the book there is a set of laminated cards that you can punch out – even includes a storage box to keep them in. Each sketch is replicated on the one side of the card with a layout example on the other! Great way to take this treasure of inspiration with you wherever you go –to a crop – to the LSS for ideas – anywhere!



TIP FOR YOU! - I punched a hole in the corner of each card with my crop a dile and strung all the cards on a ring to ensure they stay together when I travel! (OK - for even when I don't because I want the whole deck to stay together! I feared losing one or two in my scrap mess...I mean desk!!)


Overall this book really impressed me – you can tell a lot of thought and love was put in to the creation of this fantastic scrap tool!


You can purchase the book at Amazon.com for $16.49 -that's 34% off the cover price of $24.99!!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!! And don't forget - Homegrown has an NSD crop in progress and YOU are invited!!

Enjoy your day!

4 comments:

April said...

I really want this one. I usually stick with magazines, bacause they are inexpensive and styles are always changing but I really want this one.

Lori Gentile said...

This is my favorite, right now! I just love it!

Michelle*G said...

I just picked this up on Saturday and love it! And love your idea of attaching the cards to a ring! I'm definitely going to do that. :)

Melissa B said...

I absolutely LOVE this book!! I have already used it enough to make it worth the price and plan on using it a lot more. Great place for inspiration!