Take up your scrapbooking in a whole new state of mind—and spirit.
When I scrapbook, I feel empowered and connected and hopeful. I feel grateful and content and stimulated. In the process of scrapbooking, I feel the closest to my essential self, and to God.
—from the Introduction
In this imaginative, creative resource, award-winning scrapbook designer Cory Richardson-Lauve leads you on a celebration of the divine connection you can experience through scrapbooking. Weaving her own insights, techniques and artwork with the reflections and layouts of other professional scrapbookers and the wisdom of spiritual thinkers, Richardson-Lauve reveals how this innovative and dynamic craft can become a practice used to deepen and shape your life.
Each chapter includes an original scrapbooking project with dozens of variations—for both cut-and-paste and digital artists, beginning scrapbookers and published designers alike—that helps you explore a theme essential to both your designs and your spirituality.
“Truly inspiring! Filled with timeless information and creative ideas that will bring new depth not only to how you scrapbook but to how you live each day of your life. You need to read this book before you plan another page!”
—Marielen Christensen, originator of the current scrapbooking concept;
founder of Keeping Memories Alive and scrapbooks.com
“Absolutely delightful. Captures and expresses the true beauty of scrapbooking through words and images. Prepare to be inspired and empowered. Highest recommendations.”
—Ali Edwards, author of A Designer’s Eye for Scrapbooking series;
creative editor, Creating Keepsakes
“A simply-stated guide to harnessing the power of the images in life…. Will give you inspiration and tools for clarifying and honoring what it is that makes you tick.”
—Linda Skolnik, coauthor of The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery
“Immerses us in the scrapbooking experience so that we may see ourselves in a larger context of time and place, thus adding clarity to our life purpose. What a gift!”
—Louise Silk, author of The Quilting Path: A Guide to Spiritual Discovery
through Fabric, Thread and Kabbalah
Cory Richardson-Lauve is a scrapbooker, designer, teacher and artist whose layouts have been featured in many idea books, magazines and websites. In 2004 she was a winner in Simple Scrapbooks’s Coolest Album Ever Contest; in 2005 she won an Honorable Mention in the Creating Keepsakes’s Hall of Fame Contest; she was a featured artist in Simple Scrapbooks’s “Digital Scrapbooking 4” special issue; and was a member of the creative team for Simple Scrapbooks’s Digital Scrapbooking Magazine in 2007. For more information and further reading, visit her website at www.thescrapbookingjourney.com.
Stacy Julian is founding editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine, and a well-traveled teacher and lecturer who delights in spreading the scrapbooking gospel. Her most recent book, The Big Picture: Scrapbook Your Life and a Whole Lot More, was the impetus behind the launch of Big Picture Scrapbooking (www.bigpicturescrapbooking.com), the first website dedicated to online education in scrapbooking. Stacy and her husband, Geoff, live in Spokane, Washington, where they are celebrating the recent addition of a daughter, after four boys!