I got this book today and I've already read the whole thing - and by read, I mean read - I didn't just quickly flip through the pages as author Cathy Zielske dissuades readers from doing. And boy is this a great read, full of tips, amazing page ideas, and simply stunning work, not to mention fun and heartfelt stories straight from the author's sample layouts. I am so inspired to try out some of her techniques and develop my scrapbooking style, as well as get more adventurous when it comes to sharing my memories. I only wish Scrapbook.com had Zielske's first book...
This book is just as amazing as Cathy's first book. So inspirational it makes you want to "lift" each layout! The journaling is fantastic too. Cathy uses colours and styles very unique and so simple but they look absolutely amazing! She teaches you to use "white space". She talks about fonts, papers, photos and styles. In this sequel she uses a lot more coloured paper, which is nice to see. I hope she does a third book....!
Sometimes when scrapbooking, I often forget that just doing the basics can be enough and can be beautiful! Cathy does such a nice job of presenting layouts in a way that comes across as to not make it demanding or hard on a scrapper. I have read this book and the first one several times. I love them both!
This book Clean and Simple is for any genre of scrapper, From Ecletic to linear and beyond. This is full of great inspiration and a lot of great messages to concrete the reasons why you are a scrapbook artist!