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Real Women Scrap :create the life and layouts you've always wanted / by Tasra Dawson.

Dawson, Tasra. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Garrett PL - Garrett 745.593 DAW (Text) 30010170551462 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780974045634
  • ISBN: 0974045632
  • Physical Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Santa Rosa, Calif. : Dare Dreamer, [2007]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Photographs > Conservation and restoration.
Photograph albums.
Genre: Scrapbooks.

Acknowledgments 10
Introduction: Lessons from the Page 13
By heeding the wisdom from the pages of our scrapbooks, we can cultivate transformation in our lives and our layouts.
Designed for the novice to the seasoned scrapper, this book provides practical tools to enhance your pages while inspiring a desire for growth and offering hope for change.
Chapter One: Planning Unlocks Potential 21
Have you ever wondered how some women keep it all together and look good while doing it?
Conquering chaos and embracing the power in planning is a strategy we can apply to our pages, our scrapbook spaces, and our personal lives.
Chapter Two: Pictures Preserve Our Story 31
The most important lesson in scrapbooking is: Don't forget about you.
Preserving our story is about accepting who and where we are, taking back our time and our lives, and making room for ourselves.
Chapter Three: Cropping Captures the Essence 45
"Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself"
George Bernard Shaw
By cropping pictures, we capture the essence, or the best part, of a photo.
Likewise, by cropping our busy schedules and endless commitments, we can find the essence and the best part of our lives.
Chapter Four: Simplicity Sharpens Our Focus 57
Overloading pages with the latest fad or embellishment will lead to outdated and unappealing layouts.
Similarly, overloaded lives and perpetual motion lead to an exhausting and ineffective existence.
Learning to simplify creates space for reflection and restoration.
Chapter Five: Symmetry Saves the Balance 69
It only takes one picture to throw off the balance of a scrapbook layout.
Our lives are no different.
Creating symmetry is about finding balance between time, goals, and priorities.
Chapter Six: Borders Create Boundaries 77
A scrapbook page without borders is like a life without boundaries or a house without walls: lacking focus and easily overrun.
Rather than being restrictive, establishing boundaries creates freedom to move within clearly defined limits.
Chater Seven: Embellishments Add the Extras 87
Die cuts.
These are the embellishments that dress up our pages.
These are the extras we need in our lives.
Making room for them is essential.
Chapter Eight: Journaling Leaves a Legacy 99
Scrapbooking is about leaving a legacy for future generations.
Everyone has a story to tell.
Capturing and sharing these stories is a powerful tool for esteem, connection, and healing.
Chapter Nine: Altered Projects Offer Perspective 111
Creating altered art requires the artist to find a new way of viewing old or ordinary objects in order to transform them.
The ability to see beyond the plain to the possibility is a rare gift.
Whether it's an empty paint can or a life-threatening illness, we can accept these challenges and transform them through creativity.
Chapter Ten: Mistakes Move Us Forward 123
In the pursuit of perfection, we discard anything that doesn't meet our unrealistic expectations.
In scrapbooking, there are tricks to hiding or fixing any type of mistake.
There are also ways to manage our "mistakes" in life by learning to accept, change, or reframe them.
Chapter Eleven: Comparison Kills Creativity 133
When we start comparing, our creativity stops.
Like our own one-of-a-kind fingerprints, no two albums or individuals are identical.
By overcoming the temptation to compare, we open our lives to new sources of creative inspiration.
Chapter Twelve: The Sisterhood of Scrapbooking 143
Our lives are meant to be shared.
Whether with friends, family, or God, when we give of ourselves, we find our lives full and our hearts content.
This is the answer to loneliness.
This is what we were created for: connection.
Conclusion: Starting a New Page 151
Having space to breathe, time to pursue our passions, and energy to get everything done is not an impossible dream.
It's time to start a new page by embracing who you are authentically, allowing yourself to be real, and tapping into the power of community.
Scrap Speak 157
Notes 163
Index 169
About the Author 175

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