Becky has done an outstanding job as usual. I have her first page maps book and use it often. I especially like the cards that are in the back. These can be put in my crop bag for on the go ideas.
I love this book of inspiration and sketches. And was thrilled to have found it in one of the local discount stores back during the summer of 2012 for $5.99! It had been on my wishlist for a year before that since it had come out..... In the first chapter called "Tried & True, there are a nice variety of layouts...besides single 12x12 scrapbook sketches, there are also sketches for 12x12 double layouts, and 8-1/2 x 11 horizontal & vertical & double layouts.
The next chapter - "Heartfelt Greetings" - has sketches for cards
The 3rd chapter - "Scribble Outside the Lines", has more scrapbook sketches where the artist has done their own thing based on the sketch to kick it up a notch. Again, a variety of page sizes and page orientation (vertical, horizontal) are covered in this section with both single and double-page layouts.
The 4th chapter, "Beyond the Page", has a nice assortment of projects that include a circular scrapbook page, home decor items, mini albums, and other fun projects. The sketches could also be used for just regular scrapbook pages as well.
The 5th and final chapter, "Pushing Pixels" has digital scrapbook layouts with sketches which could, of course, be easily used for traditional paper scrapping.
A nice laminated set of 4" x 5-1/2" cards is included in the back of the book that you punch out and can hold together with a big book ring if you want or just rubberband them together. There are 33 cards with sketches for 12x12 single or double-page layouts, 26 for 8-1/2 x 11, and five for cards.
If you love sketches like I do, I highly recommend getting this book. Lots of inspiration for a nice variety of papercrafting projects. And the sketches use pretty much standard size photos like 4x6, 5x7, wallets, or that you can get by either trimming off a 4x6 or by using PhotoSheet to get the sizes you need.
I have the first Page Maps book and was totally blown away by it. I loved the page ideas and color pictures, plus the extra cards that came with it.
Page Maps 2 did NOT disappoint! Same format, with new layouts and new pull out cards! I put them together with a ring and they go with me to all my crops, in case after 10 hours of cropping, I need a quick, gorgeous idea!
Further, I love that the book is spiral bound. Lies flat, which makes things SO much easier!
Fantastic book, GET THIS!
A Scrapbooker can never have too many "ideas". This second volume of Page Maps, by Becky Fleck, is just a amazing as the first volume, if not more so. It's spiral bound and lays flat for easy viewing while you work. 92 different sketches for layouts, cards, projetcs, and home decor will have you desperate for some quality scrapbooking time... and perhaps the coolest thing about this book... there are perforated and hole-punched cards in the back that you can remove and place on a metal ring for go-anywhere inspiration. These cards are thick and glossy so messy hands won't damage them and they are full-color: sketch on one side, sample layout on the other.
This book is big, heavy, beautiful, and should not be missed!