Grandmother's Scrapbook

Illustrated by Judy Pelikan

Record treasured memories in this deluxe illustrated volume
(see also: other scrapbooking titles on our Crafts page)

Grandmothers have stories to tell. Grandmother's Scrapbook, a keepsake journal with lovely quilt inspired illustrations by Judy Pelikan, offers grandmothers not only the chance to tell their stories in their own words, but a beautiful family book to record the words and images. Scrapbooking is to today's families what quilting was to the women of nineteenth century America. And family heritage has a revived place in crafter's interests. Grandmother's Scrapbook is easy, quick, and appealing as well as a wonderful and inexpensive way for grandmother to share her life story in a visual way with her grandchild, and to forge the intergenerational connection. Children learn to honor and learn from their grandmother. Grandmothers have an opportunity to show love for their children's children.

The book includes ideas on creating scrapbook pages--telling stories, preserving memories-- and then offers the pages on which to place these memories. The text begins with the process of making a scrapbook--organizing your thoughts, conceptualizing a page, and then how to design a page, crop, mat, frame, use stickers, photos, borders, how to journal, and how to create special effects such as paper folding, paper piercing, quilling, and quilting,. There are even suggestions on things to gather and save to use in creating scrapbook pages with your grandchild.

The second part of the book presents single, beautifully illustrated, removable mounting sheets in poly sleeves, organized by topics/themes. We include a design for a family tree, space for family stories and lore, and printed frames ready to be filled with family photos. Pocket section separators offer places to hold photos and other memorabilia.

The completed Grandmother's Scrapbook will offer a detailed look at the family heritage. The book can be completed and given to a grandchild as a special gift from grandmother, or created by the grandmother together with her grandchild.

Grandmother's Scrapbook is a work of love from the opening "This book of memories is for you, so you'll always remember." to the closing "You made me a grandmother and I will cherish you forever. Someday it will be your turn to tell these family stories."

8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in., 56 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-702-2
$25.00 U.S.

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