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New Book – The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker

Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey‘s new book, “The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker,” is now up for preorder here.  It will be available for shipping in August. theorganizedandinspiredscrapbooker.jpg

Simple Scrapbooks, the publisher, says the book is, “Overflowing with tips, quizzes, projects, and inspired scrapbook spaces, The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker will help you define your scrapbooking approach and discover how to organize your stash in ways that support your hobby. Plus, you will learn from the beautiful spaces of Stacy Julian, Renee Pearson, and other inspiring scrapbookers.”

We had a few questions for Wendy and Aby.  Here are their responses:

{ScrapScene} How did you connect with each other?

{Wendy & Aby} Two years ago Wendy was looking for a professional organizer to help her create the scrapbook space of her dreams. She works full time at Simple Scrapbooks, with three of those days spent working out of her home office, which is also her scrapbook space. Between her responsibilities at the magazine — including scrapbook projects — and a healthy stash of product for personal and magazine use, getting her spaced so it would be functional and inspiring was a big project! In Wendy’s search for a professional organizer … she found me, and we began working together via my phone coaching program.

Through the course of our working together, we became great friends, and enjoyed the collaborative process that we went through in designing and implementing her space. We have a great way of developing ideas together by one of us throwing something out there, the other one getting really exciting about it and adding her twist to it … and then we come up with something we’re both super excited about. We loved this collaborative process, and went looking for a way to keep it going … we needed a project to work on together. After a few ideas came and went, we thought “let’s write a book!”

{ScrapScene} Please describe the goal of your book.

{Wendy & Aby} The goal of our book is to help scrapbookers navigate the myriad of choices for storing and organizing their supplies, and develop an organizational system that works for them. We’ve included a workbook to walk readers step by step through the decision making process. We’ve also included real world spaces from scrapbookers with a variety of organizational styles … so readers not only have the building blocks for building their organizational systems, but a healthy dose of inspiration as well. The book even includes an inspiring (and organized!) approach one scrapbooker uses for scrapbooking at her kitchen table…so there are relevant solutions for every scrapbooker, regardless of the type of space she’s working in.

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  1. July 8th, 2007Posted | Permalink

    Thanks for featuring Wendy’s and Aby’s book. Aby helped me organize my space and I was so honored to have my space featured in the book!


  2. Stella Morelli
    July 8th, 2007Posted | Permalink

    I’m looking for this book on the Internet, but I couldn’t find anywhwhere, it’s sold out in every site. How can I buy it?

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