I love Creative Foundations. It is full of mixed media techniques. I also just purchased Mixed Media Dollhouses. It has a lot of ideas for making dollhouses out of everyday objects. Which are your favorite crafts books and why?
I like books that are inspirational. I find most how-to books to be too simple or really not my style. Lark Books 500 Series is very exciting, and they also publish a TON of very good craft books in practically every medium imaginable - some how-to, and some showcasing works of artists. larkcrafts.com - but you might want to hide your credit card first
I also really like the Dover clip art books that come with a CD - I've collected several and I've used images on LO's (both digi LOs and I've printed images for paper LOs), in card-making, and random other craftiness.
I also have Creative Foundations and love it!
I also love my Canadian Scrapbooker magazine...it always has tons of layout ideas as well as an article on some technique and an article on photography...
I also like Tim Holtz' Compendium of Curiosities book. It has lots of ideas for using his products.
Wow, there are so many good ones!!!
Start with those:
- all Cathy Zielske books
- all Ali Edwards books
- The adventurous scrapbooker
- Photo Freedom, by Stacy Julian ( this one is a must, it teaches how to organize the scrapbooking process)
- the Creating Keepsakes special editions
- the Scrapbooker`s Essential Guide to Color
I am so glad to hear Creative Foundations is so highly recommended because I just ordered that one. The most helpful books (way ahead of any others) I have found are The Scrapbookers Essential Guide to Color and The Scrapbook Designers Workbook, both of which are Memory Makers books. Not only did those 2 books help with my scrapping, but I learned basic principles that have contributed to a greater appreciation of art when DH and I visit all the wonderful museums and galleries in the course of our travels. They are really great books!