Crafting Your Own Heritage Album

by Bev Kirschner Braun

Amazon Reader’s Review: “I’ve seen several books devoted to the topic of heritage scrapping, but none cover all the details specific to preserving family memories like this book does. The usual information regarding album choice, supplies and terminology are included here. Ms. Braun takes the artform a step further and provides examples and ideas to help make your heritage album more than a simple “photo album.” She suggests principles for choosing color and theme and the book has ample illustrations of pages that reflect an attractive style that enhances rather than overpowers these old photos. Use of non-photo documents is well covered, too. She provides a great deal of information for those who might wish to delve into genealogy as part of their project. Numerous resources are suggested to help the novice explore their family tree. She even has examples of how to handle the “unknowns” you will certainly encounter along the way. She shows a pair of photos, one of her great-great grandmother and an “unknown close friend”–not her great-great grandfather! There’s a story waiting to be told there, and what a clever way to include the photo and allow the viewer’s imagination free rein.”