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You'll find real reason why you should scrapbook. Includes practical approaches to scrapbook in an authentic yet feasible way. Creative ways to maximize your supplies, save precious time and keep your pages simple. Includes easy layout solutions you can use right away!
Download Real Life Scrapbooking (Rebecca Cooper) epub
ISBN: 1934176109
ISBN13: 978-1934176108
Category: Home
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Simple Scrapbooks
Language: English
Publisher: CK Media; 1st edition (June 8, 2007)
ePUB size: 1197 kb
FB2 size: 1664 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 992
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I enjoyed this book but found myself bored about half way through. I took a step back and tried to see why I felt that way. I realized her layouts contained too many posed photos. As much as I love posed portraits, I find beautiful candids much more exciting. I found that the perfect smiling faces got boring and repetitive. I like her style, but I found I also got got bored with it half-way through. I have seen this same idea and style out in the industry a lot. It seems more appropriate for a series of magazine articles rather than a book on its own. If you don't already subscribe to one or more scrapbook magazines, then you will probably get a lot out of this book, but if you have a shelf-ful of magazines and idea books, I would pass. Or buy it with a 50% off coupon or wait for a really good sale if you HAVE to have it.
This book is alright, but it's your typical scrapbooking book. I would be neutral as far as recommending it. I would recommend NOT paying new price for it though!
I love this book. It is creative with simple ideas for stylish and "peaceful" pages. By peaceful I mean that the layout is clean and the photos is in focus. A lot of us don't have the time to make artistic pages and we don't have endless amount of supplies. When you read/flip through this book you'll think: I can do this. Well done Rebecca Cooper!
This book is my TOP pick for scrapbooking.
Rebecca's classic style and organized approach are fabulous.
Her senior editor wrote in her introduction, "Curl up, put some music on and settle in with this book"... that's exactly what I would advise anyone reading this to do.
It will be time well spent if you are interested in scrapbooking!
Don't remember purchasing this at all. Don't have any idea about what happened to it after it was received.
I love the simple yet beautiful style of the layouts in this book. I have been weeding out all of my idea books and magazines but this is one that I will definitely be keeping in my "special" collection!
To start off, I love the subtitle of this book: "I take shortcuts. I make the most of my supplies. I find significance in the everyday. I scrapbook my ordinary life." The first two especially are something that almost every scrapbooker can relate to.

The design aesthetic of the layouts in this book, created by Cooper and a team of six contributors, is clean & simple.

The book is divided into four sections: Why, What, How & Real. To me, the first two sections (Why and What) are great eye candy but not incredibly (scrap) life-changing. But the How and Real sections are a whole different story. That's where the real meat of Real.Life.Scrapbooking. is found.

Those two sections include some real constructive and solidly useful information. The "to-do" binder project on page 76 is the best idea I think I've seen for me to arrange my photos that I've had printed and am waiting to scrap. There are also time-saving photo and design tips and my favorite tips - how to extend kits to get the most out of them. This is taught through several actual examples of kits shown with examples of projects created from them. Then most of the final section is devoted to using schemes to save time, another of my favorite techniques. There are two full pages of schemes as well as a many examples of how to use them.

Real.Life.Scrapbooking. is a great help for scrapbookers with a clean and simple style who want some tips and tricks for saving time and supplies.
I had been looking forward to reading this book. (finally got it as a christmas gift).
the quality of the book: great paper, very nicely put together, nice size.
I do like the simple style of her scrapbooking, mainly paper and photos with very few embellishment. Very similar to all the layouts you'll see in simple scrapbook magazine.
Very good photos on the scrapbook pages.
Very good journaling on the scrapbook pages. It was more entertaining to read the journaling than the actual text of the book.
If you really have no idea what to scrapbook about, you can get some nice ideas but I think most of us know what we want to scrapbook about just want to get more ideas on how to do it.

* It is repetitive. After all, it is her style being featured and all of the Layouts are very very similar
* What bothered me the most, is that I didn't really learn a lot. The entire text on the first chapter (out of only 4 chapters) was the author, describing what she scrapbooked about on that page (which you can tell by looking at the page and reading the journaling)
* The only real tool is in the last chapter, with the use of sketches, but that is nothing new either.

Overall a good book but not a great one.