Monday, May 24, 2010

:REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Quick & Easy Scrapbooking by Scrapbook Trends (CONTEST CLOSED)

Northridge Media is notorious for putting out some stellar crafting inspiration in its extensive lineup of magazine and idea book titles.

Their recent Quick & Easy Scrapbooking Idea Book is certainly no exception to this rule.

The idea book is sectioned into 10 parts - each with many featured projects and the editors are always sure to point out special, yet simple, techniques to make your projects shine.

FAMILY: Includes 7 layouts with various themes to help you showcase special relationships.

PROJECTS: Includes 7 ideas for wonderful home decor and gift items - including one sweet display item that takes less than 15 minutes to create.

QUICK & EASY SKETCHES: Includes 8 steps to success when using sketches as a starting point. There are also 3 sketch designs shared, each with 2 variations - one in a 12 x 12 format and the other in an 8 1/2 x 11 format.

MINI ALBUMS IN AN EVENING: Features 5 great album ideas to help you record what you most wish to remember about you favorite season, a year in the life of someone you love and much more.

CARDS: Includes 13 cute card designs including everything from 'just because' to birthday wishes.

4x6 PHOTOS: This section of 11 layouts proves that you don't have to go BIG to create a fabulous layout.

2 PAGE LAYOUTS: 7 layouts are featured that showcase simple ways to feature lots of photos. I was very lucky to have a layout of my own featured in this section of the book (called "gallery of a year"). I'll share the layout with you in a separate post later this week.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Often the adding of embellishments can be the most time-consuming part of scrapping, but these 9 layouts show that embellishing doesn't have to be tedious.

ONLY 5 PRODUCTS: Sometimes the best way to speed things up in the craft room, is to limit your choices. These 9 layouts show that you can still create a stunning layout with limited supplies.

SIMPLE THINGS: Includes 7 layouts that showcase simple techniques that can add serious pizazz.

If you tally that all up, that's EIGHTY-ONE amazing projects to inspire some speedy, yet sensational, crafting!!

Don't ask me how, but I've had this idea book review in my line up for a few months and somehow forgot to post it!! Crazy!

Now that I've discovered my mistake, I feel I must make up for the delay.

So...I have not one, but TWO free copies of Quick and Easy Scrapbooking to send off to two lucky readers.

Just leave a comment telling me your favorite time-saving tip when it comes to scrapbooking by Thursday, May 27th, 2010, 11:59 p.m. and you'll be entered for your chance at one of the two free copies!! will choose and I will announce the winners on Friday.

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