Several years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Annie Lockhart (that really does sound too formal!) at a class taught by Nina and held at Valley Ridge Art Studio, which is an absolutely magical place. Turns out that Annie & I share a birthday, and the fun started from there, turning us into "Sweet Sistah's". That said, I couldn't be any happier or more proud of Annie for this book that she wrote and was just released. It is WONDERFUL!!! Seriously, I buy a lot of books, and this is hands down, one of the best. She makes you think about what you're creating. After reading this book, you'll never again glue something to something-just because. Or because it's trendy and all the kids are doing it:) You'll think about those elements and what they mean, what do they add, and you'll soon have something that reflects you, not so & so. Oh, just buy the book-you won't regret it!