by Donna Downey (Goodreads Author)
Creative Albums is the First book in Donna Downey's 'Yes, It's a Scrapbooks' series. Creative Albums includes 25 out of the box ways to capture your most meaningful memories. And best of all, you can finish most of the albums in an afternoon or over a weekend. Each project includes: Clear hot-to instructions, step-by-step photos, color photos of album covers and pages, &...more
Spiral-bound, 119 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Simple Scrapbooks
(first published May 30th 2005)
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Aug 09, 2007 Lea rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: scrapbookers ready to go beyond the page
It's hard not to love Donna Downey. She sees what other people might discard (like those floppy discs that really flopped) and finds a way to make a scrapbook. Her directions are clear and easy to follow, and there are LOTS of pictures. She also uses found items that real people actually have lying around the house, not items that require trips to antique stores and expensive shops. For example, I had a pile of used CDs haunting my desk, filled with podcasts that I'd already listened to. How cou...more
2.5 stars. As the title says, the book is about non-traditional, creative albums. Some of the ideas are cool for gift giving, but the author seems to use non-archival materials in abundance (like cardboard.) While possibly attractive, (or at least unique), the acid in cardboard will eat up the photos in time. Same with a Rolodex "album. "I also do not want to use a drill when creating my albums. Oh, and almost everything uses a Xyron adhesive machine.
How fun is this book?? Donna D. will open your eyes to what a scrapbook is, and exactly how to create one from the ordinary and everyday items you find around your home. Forget about heading to the scrapbook store -- dig through your office supplies or the junk drawer instead! Inspiring.
Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force as a mixed-media artist. In 2000, she got into scrapbooking as an extension of her paper product and photography addiction. This was only the beginning. From working as a popular columnist for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, to traveling the world inspiring women to push the boundaries of their own creativity, to developing...moreMore about Donna Downey...