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A Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  511 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
In A Designer's Eye For Scrapbooking, Ali shares her design secrets on how to create attractive, charming and well-balanced pages that tell a story and reflect your unique personality. This inspirational guide to scrapbook page design will teach you how to preserve your memories in a meaningful way.
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by PriMedia, Inc
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Jun 12, 2008 Phoebe rated it it was ok
In the end, this book read more like a catalogue of the author' work. I enjoyed the design, but didn't feel I learned very much.
Amy Lyn
Dec 29, 2009 Amy Lyn rated it it was ok
Decent ideas, but not everyone's life fits in a little box like this.
Jan 29, 2011 Aimeslee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-paper-arts
From the standpoint of a non-graphics-artist artist, I consider this book the bible of graphic design in 2 dimensional paper arts, particularly scrapbooking. Contrary to what some may think, one needs a fairly well-ingrained sense of the graphics art senses of proportion, balance and color in order to design and create a scrapbook page that pleases the eye. Ali manages to teach these with a simple and basic set of rules, all well-illustrated and easy to follow. And if you are someone who already ...more
Becky Christensen
Jun 06, 2009 Becky Christensen marked it as to-read
This book has great ideas for Scrapbooking but I have found it much easier to create my Memory Books or Story ScrapBooks Digitally with HeritageMakers - at Absolutely no cutting gluing pasting and big scrap books sitting on shelves- but rather beautiful hardcover library quality books. And it costs less too - at an average of $20.00 per scrap book page plus all those containers to hold all those supplies! Izzsh! I have access to over 40,000 templates and embellishmen ...more
Dec 16, 2007 Pamela rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: scrapbookers
This book was published in 2004 and is beginning to show its age - especially in the style of layouts. Ali's style has changed quite a bit since then. It is still a good resource, though, for the information presented there. I like how she talks about communicating her vision in her scrapbooks. I love her idea of foundations and filling the compartments of your page with photos and embellishments. It makes good design understandable and very doable. I can't wait for her new book. It is on my Chr ...more
Mar 25, 2009 Kym rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scrapbooking
I love Ali Edwards' style, and just looking at her pages is a great inspiration. What I love about her style is that it is timeless and her own. I feel like I could look at this book again in five years and still find something fresh. The fact that she focuses on the story, the pictures and the layout and not the product really makes it easy to transfer what she does to my own style, in scrapbooking, art journaling and journaling...even though this book focuses on scrapbooking.
Lady Dixie
Apr 17, 2016 Lady Dixie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edwards, own, scrapbooking
Ali Edwards shows you how to achieve balanced looking scrapbook pages with her fresh, modern approach. What I love best about her style is her claim that the most important thing to document is your everyday life -- and that it's wonderful to use your own handwriting, fuzzy pictures, and stuff you collect during a normal day or week.
Dec 05, 2008 Brandie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves scrapbooking!
Ali Edwards does it again - she provides inspiration and fun in her book, A Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking.
She shows the reader eye-catching and fun ways to celebrate being a life artist. I found myself having to put it down and go back to it SO many times, because I would get sudden bursts of inspiration...
Sophie Riggsby
Jul 02, 2008 Sophie Riggsby rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: scrapbook enthusiasts
Ali's approach to using patterned paper (she did write a sequel on just that topic) while still maintaining a clean layout is just amazing. Love her use of square punches. It made me bring all my punches out and contemplate their use in a more linear approach. I turn to this book over and over again for ideas.
Jan 17, 2009 Enjoli rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't love Ali Edwards. The most inspirational person in the world, she really makes it a good point to get your creative juices flowing by being yourself and going with the flow. She is truly a muse for all those who play with paper and photos.
Dec 02, 2007 Lain rated it it was amazing
Ali Edwards is, in my opinion, the undisputed queen of clean design and compelling pages. To see how she breaks down the creative process, step by step, is such a gift. This book has everything in one package -- great design, great writing, great photography.
Jul 11, 2008 Lisa added it
A great read for the intermediate to advanced creative scrapbooker. Ali uses a good mix of older photographs (1970's) with newer digital photographs. Her focus on design principles will take you to the next level in creating heirloom keepsakes
Mistress of Romance Kim  Brown
Ali has a way of explaining why design works and how to make it work when you get stuck. We learn several core design principles that we can look to over and over again that will look different each time we use them.
Jul 29, 2008 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I love everything Ali writes, and this book was no exception. she's a designer and I'm attracted to her clean style. this is a great book for scrapbooking.
Jan 04, 2008 Jeri rated it it was amazing
Ali is such an inspiration! I especially like the concept of getting the story behind the picture down in writing and the linear feel of her designs.
Aug 01, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it
Fun book to flip through. I like how Ali's newer books are organized. It was definitely fun to see some of her older pages and projects though!
Shanda Strawkas
Aug 03, 2010 Shanda Strawkas rated it it was amazing
Ali Edwards is by far, my most favorite scrapbooker. Her ideas are creative, but very simple. Plus, she likes to think outside of the box :)
Aug 09, 2007 Lea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafts
This is the book that I turn to for ideas to start a layout. Ali gives good, clear advice and makes pages that both novices and experts can enjoy.
Kimberly Calderon
Nov 07, 2007 Kimberly Calderon rated it really liked it
I refer to this book when I'm stuck with some photos and don't feel inspired to scrap them... it always unsticks me!
Jan 30, 2008 Natalie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: scrapbookers of all stages
Shelves: scrapbooking
Great tips on how to set your pages up so they're more appealing. Ali has a great style and is very talented.
Jan 25, 2009 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: scrapbooking
Love Ali's style. Love how she can throw things together and focuses on photos and the story.
Sep 17, 2007 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Love this - it is a constant reference. I need to buy her second and third (when it comes out).
Dec 02, 2010 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: scrapbookers
Ali Edwards is my scrapbooking mentor above all others! She is an artist and an inspiration!
Jul 24, 2007 Sandy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: scrapping friends
This is a great book with lots of design ideas for using patterned paper in your layouts.
Jul 13, 2007 Cindy added it
Love this book by Ali! Great design ideas and a must-have for every scrapbooker.
Jun 04, 2011 Robbin rated it it was amazing
Cleared out some scrapbooking and photography books but Ali's book is a keeper
Jul 29, 2008 Holly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scrapbooking
Great book. Another one of my favorite idea books I go to for inspiration.
Mona Scott
Ali is so creative and inspiring - she always gives me inspiration!
Jul 16, 2007 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: creativity
has jumpstarted my creativity so many times, I've lost count!
Becks Fagg
Mar 25, 2008 Becks Fagg rated it liked it
Okay - pretty to look at... and love the author's style
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