Joanna Campbell Slan
my loft I have some beautiful Victorian family albums crammed with
sepia photographs of my ancestors. The trouble is, I don't know who
any of them are! If you think that making a good scrapbook is solely
about taking good pictures and composing pleasing layouts then stop
and read this book, or repeat the mistake of so many people's families.
Journalizing is all about getting it down on your page who, where,
what, and when, and here is a whole useful book about it.
truly is a neglected topic, and a keen scrapbooker like me devoured
every useful word. There are helpful lists of questions to ask yourself
in here, ideas to get you started, and reasons why everybody can
write whatever you were told in school. How to scrapbook the wonderful
things that children (or anybody) say, ways of getting it across
with more punch, and lots of full color examples make this a keeper.
I particularly liked the way photos commemorated not just the extraordinary
and the special, but the sad, and those everyday events that are
more evocative of life than a dozen well-scrubbed holiday and vacation
shots. From getting over writer's block, to getting the family involved
in making an album, to how to write up those precious heritage photos
this will soon have scrapbooks bursting with useful words. Very
inspiring and user-friendly.
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