Scrapbooking Book Reviews and Scrabooking Magazine Reviews

Readers review several of their favorite magazines and books on scrapbooking

Scrapbooks Etc. by Better Homes and Gardens

My favorite craft magazine is Scrapbooks Etc. by Better Homes and Gardens. It comes out bi-monthly.

This is the best scrapbook magazine that I have come across. It covers a wide range of topics pertaining to scrapbooking. The contributors show some fantastic layouts, these are great for inspiration for layouts of your own. The magazine also includes a variety of helpful tips.

Another feature that I love is the advice and tips they give concerning the latest scrapbooking techniques. I have come across a wealth of knowledge about how to go about performing different techniques. They also feature information on the latest tools and gadgets of the Scrapbook world.

But of course my favorite part is looking at all the beautiful and amazing layouts contributed by the staff and readers of Scrapbooks Etc. I also enjoy the fact that around holidays they feature layouts and products that pertain to scrapbooking photos concerning that holiday.

This magazine has many helpful, interesting and fun features. I would love to see some simpler page ideas for beginning scrapbookers but overall I don't have many complaints.

If you are looking for a great magazine that will be a useful tool in your scrapbooking endeavors then I highly recommend Scrapbooks Etc. It is well worth the price of a subscription. I have been picking up copies of this magazine for about 3 years now and I have never read an issue that didn't have something in it that was useful to me in my craft.

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Scrapbooks Etc.

by Beth

Scrapbooks Etc. is my favorite magazine dealing with scrapbooking and paper crafts, such as card making. They do a good job with presentation. They cover different techniques in each issue. I personally love to just browse other people's creations to gain my own inspiration.

They provide sketches of the published layouts for a different perspective of how to make it your own. They also have patterns for paper piercing that are featured in the magazine. Scrapbooks Etc. flows nicely and doesn't act pretentious like some of the other paper crafts magazines do.

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Scrapbook Fundamentals

by Marisa Carlucci

Scrapbook Fundamentals: Your Guide to Getting Started (Memory Makers)

For all scrapbookers out there please consider reading this review I truly believe this is an amazing crafts book to have on hand.

I have been scrap booking for about five years now. It's a worldwide craft that many people enjoy. We now have a wide variety of options as to what to do with are photographic memories instead of just popping them in an album.
I would highly recommend this book for any person, beginner or advanced. It has very easy instructions to understand what craft you'd like to do. The book contains 144 pages but covers many topics like album creation, journaling, memorabilia, photo organization, page making, tools and supplies and so much more.

If you're a beginner there's nothing to worry about. Everything is explained to you step by step. It goes from suggestions on how to make your craft page such as the well know who, what, where, when... to how to safely remove button shanks.

Countless tips are included such as how to become a smart craft shopper, where you can get everything you need, scrapbook clubs (both online and mail order) etc.

Be sure to bring this book with you when you head out to shop because on the right hand side of each section is a list of all the items you need to make what you've set out to do.

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