Saturday, June 23, 2007

New Book!



You know how you go into a store for one thing and come out with more than just that one thing? Well I went to the local scrapbooking store this morning to get a new Staz-on ink pad because the one I had here had gone dry (ARGH! It wasn't that old and it's already no good, but that's another story!) and decided to have a wander 'round the store. Big mistake! I spotted this book on the shelf and somehow it ended up coming home with me.

Title aside, the photos and ideas for organizing and storing art supplies caught my eye. I don't know about anyone else, but I LOVE looking at how people organize things and I find such satisfaction in creating a clean and functional workspace. (I've been working on improving my own for the last 2 weeks and am determined to have it ship shape by then end of summer.) While this book wasn't cheap ($37.99 CDN *gulp*) it was enticing enough that I had to own it.

It has:

-More than 280 full colour photos.

-30 tips from "expert scrapbookers" who share what works for them.

-Suggestions for sorting your supplies.

-14 projects to make to enhance your organization system.

I am off to read it with a packet of Post-It Note arrow markers so I can mark the pages that inspire me. OOOOO the eyecandy!!

5 comments:

LPVintage said...

I LOVE to see how others organize their *stuff*!! I want this book. It isn't in my local library so I might have to buy it too. Do you have the Organizing Your Craft Space book? I have that one and look through it from cover to cover every few weeks.

liz said...

oooh--this sounds WONDERFUL!! may have to try and get hold of it myself! thanks for the tip!
liz xx

Anonymous said...

i have been looking at that too. i havent bought it yet.
i love looking at peoples craft spaces and all the stuff people have/make!!

bettswaller said...

i saw this book at Clipper Street, Coquitlam this past weekend...I guess I will be saving my pennies for this delicious book !!!!

aleciagrimm said...

Have fun organizing! I love that book. {Please delete my previous comment ;-) )I didn't mean to double post.