Sarah McKenna became involved in scrapbooking following a visit to America. Inspired by the trend and the techniques, she started teaching workshops in the UK as soon as retail outlets started opening around the country. She now also teaches at scrapbooking conventions. These workshops and classes range from basic cropping to more advanced subjects such as mosaics and kaleidoscopes. Sarah has written articles for a number of magazines and has recently obtained a professional photography qualification (LRPS) from the Royal Photographic Society. In addition to selling cards and some commission work, she is currently working as a volunteer photographer for English Heritage. She has four children - all keen scrapbookers.
Sept 05 (reviewed with Cropping for Scrapbooks) Here is a pair of books full of stunning layouts to get you cropping and eyeleting your scrapbook pages. In true Search Press tradition first you get to grips with the nature of the beast - all about the materials and how to use them - and then it is on with the primer and projects. Learn how to cut your photos up and make them look more interesting on the page, and use those eyelets in a more creative and interesting manner to accent your themes and make things like brag books. I like the colorful, let's-get-started approach in here, with the bright materials all laid out on the large format page like candies in a shop. There are no drawings here to illustrate what needs to be done, just lots of large photos which I think is better for this sort of work. A lot of the projects can be done quite quickly as long as you have the basics - nothing too hard to obtain in either of these books - and they are just long enough. I could think of more ways to crop my photos or use eyelets, but these books got me thinking in ways that sparked my imagination to think of more. User friendly and inexpensive (GBP6.99/$13.95) they are ideal for slipping into your crafting stash along with your cardstock and photos. * Myshelf.com * Issue 13, Sep 05 When it comes to deciding upon essential items for a scrapper's kit, eyelets must appear near the top...The clear, easy to follow images and text provide endless ideas and techniques to jazz up your pages using eyelets. Who would have thought that they could open up so many creative possibilities? * Papercraft Inspirations * Sept 05 Ideas come tumbling out of each page as Sarah McKenna shows how to create original, amusing and stunning scrapbooks with an assortment of eyelets. Using step-by-step photography and dozens of inspiring scrapbook layouts, you will be shown how eyelets can be used to add other embellishments and accents such as frames, mini-books, clasps, tags, charms and more to layouts. * SIMPLY CARDS & PAPERCRAFT * Summer 05 Sarah McKenna makes us think again about eyelets - they're not just functional! She shows us, with clear step-by-step instructions, how to create clever pages. With a good introduction and round-up of the basic equipment you'll find great ideas here. * Scrapbook Inspirations * Sept 05 Sarah McKenna showcases the art of cropping your photos, and also how to use eyelets, in her two new books. Filled with dozens of inspiring layouts and step-by-step demonstrations, there are plenty of tips to pick up and techniques to learn. * Creative Scrapbooking * Sep 05 There is hardly a better way to discover new techniques than following Sarah McKenna through her latest book. Concentrating on the use of eyelets, Sarah shows how to attach vellum, acetate and fabric to your pages, plus the best ways to add embellishments and accents, mini-books, tags, charms and plenty more. This is definitely a book to learn from, with detailed step-by-step instructions and captivating layouts showing alternative ways to use eyelets, finished off perfectly with outstanding photographs. * Creative Scrapbooking *