Tammy Murphy, owner of Memory Mania, home of the fabulous custom page kits & masters kit club has released a book called, “Memory Mania Masterpieces” Subtitled, “Where Ideas Bloom,” this book is sure to inspire you for years. There are 110 pages (no advertisements) and full-color photos of 200+ double page layouts created by 50 designers around the country.
Life is so busy so we’ve taken the thinking out of design. You can use many of the same sketches over & over & flip, switch & combine sketches to come up with new sketches. This is not your ordinary idea book, this is a SCRAPBOOK TOOL. Books come and go, but a sketch book can be used for years to come. You’ll never be disappointed when looking for inspiration in the Masterpiece Idea Book for 3 reasons: #1, it’s locally grown, #2 it has awesome creative ideas, and #3 it’s the most versatile tool in the scrapbooking world today! Beginners as well as creative artists, regardless of style are inspired by Masterpieces. The BIG difference is, freedom to begin with the sketch & add & individualize to your taste! There are no rules-except, RELAX, HAVE FUN & ENJOY your creativity.
What is a sketch? A sketch is the basic design of a layout. It’s the bare bones of a layout without paper, words and embellishments, but what’s cool is the shading that shows you where to repeat certain pattern papers & how many to use. The 200+ layout ideas are an added bonus.
How do I know which sketch to use? Determine how many photos you want to use on your layout and then look for the numbers on the upper right corners that coordinate with the # of photos. If you still don’t find the perfect sketch, flip to the back of the book for a sampling of all sketches used throughout the book as you may be looking for a certain title shape, etc. Also take a look at the layouts featured with the sketch as an added bonus-you will see 4 different layouts, one to match anyone’s style. Don’t get hung up on the layouts though; my layout on p. 3 may be Homecoming, but use it for a BBQ page or whatever your title may be.
How do I use a sketch? You can scraplift the sketch exactly, or you can twist, turn, flip and manipulate the sketch to your needs or the orientation of your photos. You can insert photos in the spot of embellishments or vice versa. Eventually you will be twisting, turning our sketches to come up with sketches of your own. You can also use the sketch for a layout of a card, mini album page, etc. The secret to getting layouts completed in no time is to have a plan before you start, and MM Masterpieces does that for you! Preparation is the key, and with a little planning, you’ll be designing layouts in MINUTES not hours!!!
“Masterpieces is amazing!!! I love the idea of using sketches. In fact, I used one last night to create a layout. I think that all too often, our pages look so much the same. But my layout from your sketch has a different look — I love it!! Also, all the examples are wonderful. There are such talented contributors. It is fun not only to examine the pages in terms of the sketches and layouts, but to notice all the neat details that we can “lift” for embellishments. My copy will not be on my bookshelf, but rather it has its own place directly on my scrapping table! It is a tremendous achievement, and I wish you the greatest success. It looks like a best-seller to me!!” -Sandy Brown, Prairieville, Louisiana