Monday, December 21, 2009

:REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Super Fast Pages with 4x6 Photos Vol. 2 from Creating Keepsakes

With so much focus on quick and easy scrapbooking, being able to use standard 4x6 prints in unique ways is a key componant of any fast scrappers arsenal of techniques.

Super-Fast Pages with 4x6 Photos 2 from Creating Keepsakes helps wanna-be fast scrappers achieve this technique.

The special issue is divided into three main chapters:

Chapter 1 - Layouts with 1-2 Photos
There are 34 layouts included in this chapter with a nice mix of 12 x 12, 8 1/2 x 11 (vertical and horizontal), and even a double-page spread or two!

Chapter 2 - Layouts with 3-4 Photos
In this chapter, there are 27 layouts - again with a good mix of layout sizes. Naturally, there are more double page spreads included in this chapter.

Chapter 3 - Layouts with 5+ Photos
20 layouts make up this chapter. Not surprisingly, this section is comprised entirely of double-page spreads - even one with TEN standard 4x6 prints!!

There are also several special features and sections to add a little more 'meat' to this special issue:

Finish it Faster: These tips are included with EVERY layout. It either points out a product in the layout that helped the artist finish in a flash OR makes a suggestion for how an element or technique could be achieved in a faster and/or easier way.

Bright Idea: Nearly every layout is graced with one of these great ideas. You could look at them as mini-challenges to use on your next layout such as typing your journaling on an antique typewriter for a faded, distressed look.

Maximinze Your 4x6 Photos: Ideas to help your photos shine.

Perfect Products: Manufacturers that keep 4x6 scrappers in mind make our lives much easier. This section lists a few to top your shopping list.

Sketches for Your 4x6 Photos: Includes 27 sketches to help you scrap your 4x6 photos faster.

Photo Corner Finesse: This section helps you add personality to your photos with several cute and quick options.

Design Tips: Tips from the 2009 CK Dream Team members themselves!

Fast Albums with 4x6 Photos: 2 unique ideas wondrous mini-albums - no photo trimming required.

Display Ideas: 4 ideas on how to display your photos outside your albums.

Side note...if you get your hands on this issue, you might recognize the scrapper featured on pages 108-109 and 126-127. :D I was very honored to have two of my 4x6 only spreads chosen for publication in this special issue!

Would you like a copy of Super Fast Pages with 4x6 Photos Vol. 2? Well, I've got not one, but TWO copies to send on out to TWO lucky winners thanks to the generous ladies over at CK!

Simply leave a comment to this post telling me how often you scrap with 4x6 photos. Exclusively? Only once in a while? Do you wish you could more, but feel like you get stuck in a rut with the same designs? (If this last one is you, let me tell you - you MUST get this special issue!!)

Leave you're comment by Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 11:59 p.m. to be eligible. I imagine you'll be a little busy on the 24th, so don't delay - do it now! I will determine and announce the random number winner on Christmas Day!

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