601 Great Scrapbook Ideas


If you're looking for fantastic scrapbook inspiration, look no further.  601 Great Scrapbook Ideas which was one of the most anticipated idea books in the industry, is now available.  The book is jammed packed with literally hundreds of some of the most beautiful and amazing layouts you'd ever want to see.  Honestly, I think the Memory Makers book editors outdid themselves with this edition.  This wonderful collection of never-before-seen layouts will have you racing to your scraproom to get cracking on your own pages right away.



The layout below is one of my pages included in the book featuring my son Jordy.  I remember when I created this page, I wasn't sure about using the photo because it is slightly blurred.  It turns out that's exactly what the editors liked about the photo because it suggests the whirlwind action that little boys are known for.  Just goes to show you even the photos you think aren't "perfect" can still be used to create a perfect page.


The 265-jammed packed pages are broken down into five distinct and delicious chapters.  Starting with Everyday Life, chapter 1 captures the pages that make up every day activities.  Hard to Forget covers holiday, seasons and special events in chapter 2.   You'll get a lot more than sugar and spice when you turn to chapter 3, which is entitled Princess and includes pages to show off the little girls in your life.  Up next, Prince Charming is a wealth of inspiration for scrapbooking those special men and boys you love.  Finally chapter 5 entitled Open Heart, shares wonderful pages that showcase family ties and meaningful friendships.


Memory Makers book editors also included something new this time around with a contributor index. This way, if you're looking for a particular designer, you'll have no trouble tracking down their pages.


The page below is another one of my favorite pages featured in the book. I created this layout for a good friend who was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first baby.  Her husband snapped the pretty picture of her tummy.  This page really reminded me that you don't always have to see faces in a layout for the scrapbook page to have wonderful meaning and beauty.


I just love all the little details on this page from the soft pink painted chipboard letters to the various flowers and buttons and the three different patterned papers. I even managed to sneak in a stamped baby footprint image, ribbon, painted chipboard photo corners, some white rubon words, a pink baby safety pin and some sewing machine stitching.  That's a lot of embellishments-but I think they all work together nicely.

My friend loved the layout and today she and her hubby are very busy bouncing their happy, healthy, beautiful little baby girl.



Trust me, when I say there's so much to enjoy in this publication.  I'm also stunned by the huge size of this idea book and it's really heavy too.  I think this must be Memory Makers' thickest idea book ever.  I couldn't help but pull out my trusty ruler to measure it for myself.  As you can see below, it's nearly an inch thick.  Now, that's a lot of awesome scrapbook inspiration!


There are more than 200 individual contributors to this book from all over the world. I think just about every style and skill level is represented too. There are fantastic examples of simple techniques as well as pages that show intermediate approaches to scrapping.  If you're a more advanced scrapper, there's plenty for you too, with plenty of inspiring layouts to get your creative juices flowing.  There is definitely something for everyone-and then some.


I really appreciate the staff at Memory Makers books giving me an opportunity to contribute to such a great project.  Clearly this was a huge undertaking, so hats off to the hard working editors who pulled so many layouts together from all over the world and from so many artists.  Memory Makers definitely has a winner here with a well thought-out, organized and eye-poppingly beautiful finished product. 

When it comes to 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas, the pages are just so delicious looking.  It's a good thing this book won't give you cavities because it's pure eye candy.  I love it, and I think you will too.

  • Beata

    To nie sztuka robić takie rzeczy, jak się ma takie wyposażenie. Pozdrawiam Cię serdeczie

  • Lucy

    Lisa, your work is beautiful! I’m amazed at all the different types of projects you’re working on! You deserve your own show — call HGTV!!!

  • cindy tobey

    I still need to find the time to look through my copy. Congrats on all your layouts in there. 🙂 Great stuff!

  • melissa @ the inspired room

    Oh, my LISA, I finally found my way back here. I don’t know WHY I do not have you on my blogroll, but so glad I got back here. What an exciting book! Congrats on being in it and thanks so much for sharing it!

  • Mosaic Queen

    Congratulations on being published!
    I’m not much of a scrapper, but your post is enticing. I may have to order this book. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    p.s. thanks for the blogger help…I finally figured it out:-)

  • joelle dolce bebe

    So fresh & beautiful.
    I LOVE all your work.
    I’ll have to get that book now. Its looks awesome!
    Thanks for sharing & all the yummy inspiration!

  • courtney

    I loved your layouts in the book, Lisa!! 🙂 They are all awesome!!

  • sheree

    Hi Lisa,
    Congratulations!! How exciting. I can hardly wait to pick up the two books you have been featured in–they are on my list. You are really inspiring me to get all that scrapping material.
    Keep up the great work! 🙂

  • amandajean

    that book looks delightful! congratulations on being included in the book. I love the layout with the pregnant momma’s belly…so stinkin’ sweet!

  • stephanie

    How GREAT to be included in this wonderful book!

  • A Fanciful Twist

    How exciting for you!!! Wonderful!

  • jennifer davis

    I am one of the contributers and haven’t gotten my copy of the book yet…thanks so much for the sneal peek!! =) It looks fabulous, and your layouts are just stunning!

  • [email protected]

    Hi! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my site! Wow, look at you go! beautiful stuff.

  • Carla

    Hey Lisa!
    How exciting that you have so many layouts in such a great book! I don’t scrapbook much anymore, but I love looking at scrapping books for inspiration for all of my sewing and craft projects. I can’t wait to see it!

  • milkcan

    Ooooo! It looks fab! I can’t wait to get a copy!

  • Sheri

    I like what I see from the book. I find it very inspirational.

  • Melissa

    YAY for you!!! You are really soooo talented and inspire so many. Totally deserve to be in that book!!!

  • gena

    Congratulations, Lisa! And look how many pages include your work. And no wonder with such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing it!

  • M&Co

    I’ve always wanted to start scrapbooking…but haven’t committed myself to it yet, but this book looks so inspirational, I think there may still be hope for my neglected photo collection 😉 Congratulations on your work appearing in this book!No wonder though, you are soo talented!!:-)

  • Mel Goodsell

    Congratulations on being chosen for work in the book, it’s a gorgeous looking book and so are your layouts here! Such beautiful work.

  • Marjolijn

    Hi Lisa, many women in the Netherlands might be interested in this book, I guess. Scrapbooking is a popular occupation there and a lot of weblogs are dedicated to this theme. Hmm, I think you must be a famous American… 😀 Aren’t you? Love, Marjolijn

  • M&Co

    I’ve always wanted to start scrapbooking…but haven’t committed myself to it yet, but this book looks so inspirational, I think there may still be hope for my neglected photo collection 😉 Congratulations on your work appearing in this book!No wonder though, you are soo talented!!:-)

  • lisa

    WOW! Congratulations on being one of the ones chosen to be in the book. I love your layouts that you shared! Beautiful work!!

  • Aleida Franklin

    My MIL loved your pages when we were looking earlier. She’s not a scrapbooker but was wowed by your pages here.

  • Staci

    Looks like a fantsastic book! I love the designer index. That’s such a great idea!

  • Elaine Tutman

    Lisa, I think Santa will be getting a few requests for this book – sounds like a “must-have” in the personal crafts library. Thank you for previewing it and congratulations for being picked as one of the contributors. Happy Thanksgiving Day !

  • Aleida Franklin

    Your work is stunning. I might have to go browse the book, thanks for the suggestion. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!