I'll betcha that most scrapbookers also love reading - although I'll also betcha that many busy scrapbooking moms (like me) have cut their reading time to fit in all the other stuff we try to get done. If you have curtailed your reading time because of a busy life, I'd encourage you to try to squeeze it in somehow, even if you keep a book in the bathroom! I've been reading more over the past year and it enriches life so much and its a nice mental break from the regular whirlwind that I call life.
Here's an older layout about my son who just about taught himself to read at 2 or 3 years old; he's reading Miss Nelson is Missing - a book I love and just ordered again.
I love using books as inspiration for scrapbooking and I've done it several times, here are three examples that quickly come to mind on using books as inspiration for scrapbook layouts:
1. The Last Lecture: I made a scrapbook page book report after reading this amazing story on a plane ride home from Maine back in the summer of 2008: http://kissandtellscrapbooking.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/07/the-last-lect-1.html
2. The Hunger Games: I read the Hunger Games Trilogy in a week and found so many similarities between the main character and myself that I made a "Katniss & Me" comparison scrapbook page: http://kissandtellscrapbooking.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/02/the-hunger-games-scrapbooking-challenge-1-main-characters.html
3. Little Pea: This is one of our favorite bedtime stories and I used the illustrations and I think the actual book cover jacket for this page:
Can't wait to read & hear more about books as inspiration for scrapbooking at Masterful Scrapbook Design in August!
Do you scrapbook about the books you read? Please leave a comment or a link.