I have found the scrapbook page examples overloaded with decoration to where the pictures are no longer the main focus of the scrapbook. It seems the same with most scrapbook magazines and recent books that the photos are now secondary to the embellishments.
this magazine was worth every penny to me. i bought it because i usually don't crop photos but was running out of ideas to arrange my pics. whenever i am stuck in a rut, i thumb through it for inspiration. i love this!