The Scrapbooking Journey: A Hands-On Guide to Spiritual Discovery

Reveals how this innovative and dynamic craft can become a practice used to deepen and shape your life.

Cory Richardson-Lauve
Foreword by Stacy Julian

7 x 9, 176 pp | 8-page full-color insert | 978-1-59473-216-4

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Take up your scrapbooking in a whole new state of mind—and spirit.

“When I scrapbook, I feel empowered and connected and hopeful. I feel grateful and content and stimulated. In the process of scrapbooking, I feel the closest to my essential self, and to God.”

—from the Introduction

In this imaginative, creative resource, award-winning scrapbook designer Cory Richardson-Lauve leads you on a celebration of the divine connection you can experience through scrapbooking. Weaving her own insights, techniques and artwork with the reflections and layouts of other professional scrapbookers and the wisdom of spiritual thinkers, Richardson-Lauve reveals how this innovative and dynamic craft can become a practice used to deepen and shape your life.

Each chapter includes an original scrapbooking project with dozens of variations—for both cut-and-paste and digital artists, beginning scrapbookers and published designers  alike—that helps you explore a theme essential to both your designs and your spirituality.

“Truly inspiring! Filled with timeless information and creative ideas that will bring new depth not only to how you scrapbook but to how you live each day of your life. You need to read this book before you plan another page!”

Marielen Christensen, originator of the current scrapbooking concept; founder of Keeping Memories Alive and

“Absolutely delightful. Captures and expresses the true beauty of scrapbooking through words and images. Prepare to be inspired and empowered. Highest recommendations.”

Ali Edwards, author of A Designer’s Eye for Scrapbooking series; creative editor, Creating Keepsakes

“Teaches you how to tap your creativity and turn life experiences—even challenging ones—into beautiful, personal albums.”

MAMM: Women, Cancer and Community

“Richardson-Lauve ... obviously knows what she’s talking about—and it shows.... Challenges [scrapbookers] to take it one step further ... [and] explore and grow in their spiritual life.”

St. Anthony Messenger

“A simply-stated guide to harnessing the power of the images in life…. Will give you inspiration and tools for clarifying and honoring what it is that makes you tick.”

Linda Skolnik, coauthor of The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery

“Immerses us in the scrapbooking experience so that we may see ourselves in a larger context of time and place, thus adding clarity to our life purpose. What a gift!”

Louise Silk, author of The Quilting Path: A Guide to Spiritual Discovery through Fabric, Thread and Kabbalah