This comment just came through at SS and I can’t help but share it with you. I just get so excited for a new book author. Writing a book is hard work and you just feel so vulnerable, so to get positive feedback is such a validating thing.
Let’s do a happy dance for Rebecca and give away a copy of her book shall we?
Hello Simple Scrapbooks (and Rebecca Cooper),
I throughly enjoy your magazine, it along with Cathy Zielske’s first book was one of the things that inspired to start scrapbooking in the first place. I appriecate the perspective and ideas I find in every issue. I’d like to thank you for the OUTSTANDING job you and Rebecca Cooper did with her new book Real.Life.Scrapbooking. While I dearly love scrapbooking and my family probably considers me an addict, over the last few months I have found it increasingly more difficult to fit scrapbooking into my life. With an limited budget, active toddler, lack of energy due to health issues, along with the many other things that make up a crazy but ordinary life, I was ready to give up. I just couldn’t seem to find the motivation or desire to scrapbook. Seeing my half-finished pages begin to pile up only made me more discouraged.
After reading Rebecca’s book description, I deceided to order it as a last chance to get inspired again. I’ve have always loved Rebecca’s layouts and thought after reading her journaling that she seemed to be very approachable, authentic, and so very REAL. ( I even remember thinking after seeing her section openers in one Simple issue, "Gosh, I wish she’d write a book!) I figured if I couldn’t find inspiration from another busy scrapbooker whose style and voice I already admired, it was okay for me to quit. Well, the book came and I’m happy to say I’m not quitting after all! After I read through the book and looking at my son’s scrapbook, I remembered the real reason I started in the first place, the stories and memories I have to tell. So, thank you! Real.Life.Scrapbooking was EXACTLY what I needed to help me find the movtivation and inpsiration to continue scrapbooking, and while it may not seem like much – thanks for "saving" a busy and exhasusted mom from giving up a hobby she cherishes!
Rebecca did a fabulous job with her book, and I can’t thank you enough! Now I just need to find the ways to fit scrapbooking more practically into my everyday life.
HOW TO WIN
Be the first to guess the completely delicious thing that was photographed and featured in Rebecca’s book (seriously, such a yummy photo that I’ve asked Claudia, who designed the book, to print me a copy to display in my studio) and I’ll send you some Real. Life. Happy Mail!!
p.s. Learn more about Rebecca this month as she hosts the Simple Studio Blog.