Friday, August 07, 2009

Miniature Scrapbooks by Taylor Hagerty


I'm excited about a book I found quite by 'accident' at the library yesterday. I went looking for something quite different (found that), and as I was ambling down the aisle towards the checkout, my eyes were captivated by the cover of...

Miniature Scrapbooks, Small Treasures to Make in a Day by Taylor Hagerty

And it is a treasure! Filled with photographs of the creative artwork of at least 30 designers, as well as the instructions on how to design them for yourself, whether or not you ever decide to make your own scrapbook, it's a work of art in itself.

I enjoy scrapbooking and calligraphy, both creative hobbies I have done little with in recent days. But seeing this wonderful book by various individuals like Susan Rios, April Cornell, and Eileen Cannon Paulin, I'm totally inspired to play at something new and wonderful.

Here are a few themes to whet your appetite. The possibilities are limitless. You could make a miniature scrapbook about your kids, pets, friends, favourite authors or books, inspiring quotes, favourite shops, favourite flowers, weddings, private emotions, mini music book, just to name a few.

Miniature scrapbooks are just that -- a scrapbook effort in miniature. As Taylor Hagerty tells us, "Their size makes them easier and faster to make and much less expensive than traditional scrapbooking... They are a perfect way to express special thoughts and feelings and the smaller size is ideal for creating an intimate experience for the reader."

Doesn't that sound fun? Maybe I'll do a mini scrapbook about blogging.
 
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Brenda
xox



7 comments:

  1. Someday I'm going to have to get onto the scrapbooking band-wagon, and these minis might just be the vehicle to get me there. I must admit, I'm not all that kean on the process (large or small), and I've grown far too enamored of online photo-shops.

    I love it that you come up with some of the most creative (if not innovative) ideas.

    Be blessed,
    Kathleen

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  2. fun idea. i have made half size 8.5 by 5.5 inch book for my twin granddaughters, printed on cardstock then laminated for durability and bound with a wire coil. One was a history of their family-they are adopted and another on how I gained my testimony of our church. It's fun. Will check this one out. Thanks.

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  3. Those miniature scrapbooks look so cute! Maybe I'll have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!

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  4. I've been hunting this book down for two years now!! Our library doesn't have it but it looked like it had so many beautiful and unique scrapbook projects in it!! Have fun!

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  5. That is a neat idea. I have a scrapbook, not like they make now, of all 12 years of school from grade one to HS graduation. All 12 report cards, plays, pieces of material I used in 4-H projects, corsages from dances and everything one does in 12 hears of school. It is about to fall apart after about 65 years. I sealed it up in plastic. They were not acid-free then. I just realized I could redo it, if it doesn't fall apart when I take it out. Thanks for sharing.
    QMM

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  6. I bet these would make great gifts.
    You got me thinking, again.

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  7. hmmmm... I'm sorta, kinda, liking this idea. I'm not into bigtime scrapbooking anymore. Did a couple of albums before tiring of it and moving on to something else. (I have a problem with short attention span. My hubby claims I'm inflicted with Adult ADHD or something to that effect) This does look like fun, though.

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