Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Scrapbook Emebellishment Handbook


I recently won this fabulous book by Sherry Stevenson. Honestly, I would have purchased it anyway!! Since we are being honest here, I have to say I was skeptical that I would actually learn anything. I purchase scrap books and magazines to be inspired by the lo's, not so much by the techniques. As far as techniques go (other than mixed media), I thought I was pretty abreast of them all. How WRONG could I be. Seriously, in the first couple of pages I was seeing things that I had never thought of trying. Believe me, I have other scrappers tell how creative I am in ideas.

Not that I am an old dog when it comes to scrapping because I've only been scrapping about 2 1/2 years now. However, I am a sponge and have soaked up everything I thought I possibly could. Again, WRONG!! This book actually surprised me. Yes, the work is fabulous - as I expected. Still I didn't expect to be wowed by new ideas.

In this book Sherry and the other artists take your normal, even hum-drum scrap supplies and make them extraordinary. Is it possible? Yes, that brad, button, chipboard... can be something very special! I can't wait to try some of these cool ideas. I almost feel guilty like I would be stealing, but hey, that's why Sherry wrote the book!!

6 comments:

scrappermimi said...

Sounds like a great review, TFS!

Chris C said...

I can't wait to take Sherry's class after your review Susan!!!

dstandard said...

I'm dying to get Sherry's book!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

The book sounds great, Susan! Can't wait to see what you create!!

laterg8r said...

TFS - what's one new technique you want to try?

triciapeever said...

You've pretty much got me sold on this book!! Looks fab. Love that lo with the washed paint!!! Gorgeous!!