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Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Magazine

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      19.05.2009 18:38
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      If you fancy a fresh crafting read then this is a good choice.

      I was a subscriber to Creating Keepsakes for 12 months (2008). When the exchange rate to the dollar is favourable this is a bargain magazine but at the moment it is more expensive than ones published in the UK.

      There were always lots of page ideas and I particularly liked the way that they do a page of sketches which are taken from the designs in that edition. This is really useful in helping you spot the "bones" of a layout. Most of the current layouts focus on multiphoto pages where as the Uk mags seem to be focussing on single photos so it is nice to have the contrast. As it is a US publication I sometimes find the ideas a little sickly and sentimental.

      Generally there are at least a couple of new techniques per edition. The main disadvantage is that products are often not available in UK shops at the time of publication as british craft suppliers tend to be a few months behind because of export but at least its nice to know whats coming!

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      10.10.2008 10:45

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      Fantastic ideas for every scrapper

      This is one of the best scrapbooking magazines around in my opinion, as it offers me the most ideas and layouts that I can actually use in my scarpbooks as supposed to the very arty ones that are destined for a wall somewhere, but can hardly be used for everyday pictures. It has a number of regular sections looking at new products that are available, and new techniques, as well as layout drawings to use on your own. It features both traditional scrapbooking as well as digital so offers a little to everyone. It is really designed to help everyone learn a little and links with Creating Keepsakes University courses that are offered in the US taught by a few of the main contributors to the magazine.

      Also has good ideas for storage for all your scrapbooking stuff which is nice, as we all seem to have so much of it, that it's hard finding a place for it all.

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