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Username Post: What's scrapbooking magazine would you buy?        (Topic#1509955)
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Hey There!

There's so many magazines out there dedicated to scrapbooking: Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, Scrapbooking, etc....

Out of all of them out there, which one do you think is the best? Best advice, best layouts...?

I look forward to hearing your opinion!
katward10


 
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In response to katward10

I like the Scrapbook Trends Magazine. They have a magazines for scrapbooking, card making, etc. I like the ideas they present and they give you enough information to help you recreate it at home. I also find that it's not filled with tons of ads.

They currently have a Mini Album Magazine that you can download for free, and that will give you an idea on how they do their magazines, typically. You can also download their magazines, which is less expensive than purchasing a hard copy.


 
Kendra1977
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In response to ariel21

All of them...they are kind of my weakness.


 
ImForwardByDesign
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In response to Kendra1977

I buy memeory makers and Scrapbook etc. I love them both


 
lifeinthefastlane
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In response to katward10

I get them all except Scrapbook Trends- way too expensive for my taste. My absolute fav was Simple Scrapbooks, but they recently folded.

Memory Makers is also folding.... their last issues is Sept/ Oct I believe


 
zoe08
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  • zoe08 on 07-15-09 10:34 AM
In response to lifeinthefastlane

I like Scrapbooks, Etc


 
mjmone
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In response to zoe08

I get them all,
but the one I get the 'most' out of is Scrapbooks, Etc


 
kristen622
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In response to mjmone

I get them all, but I like Scrapbooks, Etc. the best. I like Scrapbook Trends too. I subscribe to the online edition. It's $9.99 a month, and you get Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Bead Trends, and one more (I can't remember which one) so it's a better deal.


 
dotfree
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In response to kristen622

Scrapbook Etc is my favorite. I get Creating Keepsakes find it to be ok. I use to get Memory Makers, but they had too much advertisement in portion to articles.


 
llprncess3
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In response to dotfree

If I could afford any one I would choose scrapbook trends, but it is pricey.

I love Scrapbooks, etc. It is a great mag with awesome techniques and ideas. They also have extras for subscribers online like free sketches and stuff.

I also subscribe to Creating Keepsakes, but a lot of there stuff is repeated. I love the scraprooms section and anything from Jennifer McGuire, but that is about it. I don't think I will renew it.

Hope that helps!


 
MrsSugarBear
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In response to llprncess3

I get Scrapbooks, Etc.


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to MrsSugarBear

I thought Memory Makers was going to cease publication.


 
kristen622
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In response to Luvmyfam

I think it is, with the Sept/Oct issue. I can't say I'm sad; I've found that the style of the layouts haven;t really been my cup of tea lately.

Is anyone else finding Creating Keepsakes kind of boring lately? Everything seems so plain and like someone else said, repetitive. I wouldn;t complain if they wanted to publish one of my LO's though! LOL


 
smalltowngurrl
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In response to kristen622

I like Creating Keepsakes myself. I haven't tried Scrapbook Trends but I am going to look for it soon.


 
ScrapbookingMentor
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In response to smalltowngurrl

Hi there....

The Creating Keepsakes mags are always good..BUT..

I personally LOVE the Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collections (Scrapbooks Etc). when they release them. They are always so detailed and "instructional". They are perfect. I flip through them OVER AND OVER AND OVER again - month after month/year after year. They never lose value for me.

The one titled "Ultimate Guide To Digital Scrapbooking" is one of the most frequent references I have used recently and I would marry it if I could since it's so giving! Tee Hee!

Outside of that - I have also found a bit of a quirky affinity for Paper Trends (for ideas) and Artist' Cafe (by Stampington and Company) for inspiration.

That's just the educator and student in me though. I crave ideas and instruction. If I only see pretty pictures and product ad's I am uninterested.


Edited by ScrapbookingMentor on 07-16-09 10:14 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
sew_crafty_girl
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In response to ScrapbookingMentor

Another SBE fan here too. I try to just get this one and Papercrafts every once in a while.


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to sew_crafty_girl

Very Cool!

Thank you to everyone for your input. I'm new to scrapbooking (and scrapbook.com) and knew that the magazines would provide a lot of information (in addition to the books I'm picking up here and there)...but like a couple of people said, I didn't want to waste money on a magazine full of advertisements (that doesn't help anyone).

Hopefully I'll get a profile pic up soon...and some layouts...oh, sorry...I meant LOs! :-) It's tough getting used to all the acronyms. I've figured out that "pp" is patterned paper...haven't figured out TFL yet...anyone? anyone? :-) he he he

Hugs N' Kisses!
katward10


 
Here Kitty
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In response to katward10

  • katward10 Said:
It's tough getting used to all the acronyms. I've figured out that "pp" is patterned paper...haven't figured out TFL yet...anyone? anyone? :-) he he he

Hugs N' Kisses!
katward10


TFL is thanks for looking. Here is the acronym list
http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/14024...


 
anthonysgirl
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In response to Here Kitty

i LOVE creating keepsakes!


 
m.perk
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In response to anthonysgirl

I subscribe to both Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbooks, Ect. I really like them both, but I LOVE Scrapbooks, Ect. I would go with that one!!


 
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