At the very first CHA I attended years ago (I won't even say how long!), I had the priviledge of meeting Courtney Walsh. Courtney and I had chatted online a few times and I was a huge fan of her and her work. After meeting her, I liked her even more. She's such a genuine, positive person and a pleasure to know. Over the years, we worked together on several projects, mostly through Memory Makers Magazine where she became a contributing editor. Working with Courtney was always a joy and a breeze, so when she asked me some 18 months ago to work with her on her latest book, I jumped at the chance. I was even more excited when I found out the topic was going to be about "busy scrappers" and how to find time to scrap when there was no time to be found.
Fast forward to well over a year later (it's been a long time coming, hasnt' it, Courtney?!), and The Busy Scrapper is now out and available for your purchase this holiday season. (I've linked you to the Amazon site, but it's available at local book stores as well). This book is a must have for you or any other busy scrapper or wanna-be scrapper you know. It's well written, has adorable graphics and if I do say so myself, some pretty kickin' layout samples! ;)And just to give you a quick feel for it, here's one of my favorite contributions to the book. This was Carson in the fall leaves last year. For this one, I used mostly cardstock as my base and then pulled elements out of my pictures to recreate as a design element. I even cut the leaves out of pieces of patterned paper so it was already done. Super quick for this one.
I hope you'll check out this awesome book for yourself. I think you'll love it. And to Ms. Courtney - congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you!