Welcome to another Story Board! This week’s collection of real life inspiration includes a little bit of everything, but they all have one thing in common … they’ll get your creative juices flowing!
As one of the many participants in the current Week in the Life project inspired by Ali Edwards, I was thrilled to find this great example by lmccandless of how to capture something as everyday as TV-watching habits. I love the combination of TV screenshots, photos and embellishments and the listings of what each family member most enjoys watching.
The design of “Today I Am Feeling… Worried” by valeriapiemonte caught my eye right away in the gallery. It’s a perfect match for the journaling, as well, and I can totally relate to the uneasy feeling she describes in her story. Cool that she decided to scrap it.
I always enjoy a good “boy” page, so I just had to share “Remote Control Fun” by cindys732003. I love the fun collection of photos and the way all of these great embellishments are so perfectly placed. The design totally fits the title… it’s fun! You can just feel it, without even needing to read the details in the journaling.
Most of the pages shared on the Story Board use journaling to tell the story, but “Forever” by emarina is an example of sharing a great story simply through photos. I just love the collection of close-ups and feel like I’ve got a pretty good idea what this little guy’s personality is like, even without a single word explaining it. I’ll bet he’s a kick to be around…
“You Like Bikes” by bderby is another fun example of simple everyday documentation … in this case, a child’s favorite activity. I especially like the fun titlework and the simplicity of the page, with just enough detail to add a special touch.
My toddler is at that stage where she copies everything her big sister does, which is similar to what is happening in “Big Girl” by liljatr. I love how the color choices allow the pink in the photos to pop off the page, and the playfulness of the brushwork and background images is a perfect fit for the theme.
I find birthday layouts to be tricky sometimes, simply because they occur year after year. But I just love “Happy 4th” by jennV … first, that photo is priceless and the simplicity of the page lets it really take center stage. I really like the little extra details, too, though, such as the placement of the candles and the sprinkles of color in the embellishments.
When a holiday vacation is spent at home, it may be tempting to pay less attention to telling its story simply because it doesn’t feel particularly interesting. “Staycation” by kkklatt is a great example of highlighting the fun to be had, regardless of location.
“Sweetest” by Zenobia is a pretty example of using a well known phrase or quote as a springboard, in this case both as a title as well as a summary of the items listed in her journaling. I love the pretty colors and the soft photo treatment. It really is a sweet page that fits perfectly with its title.
If one of the reasons you scrapbook is to pass along your beliefs and hard-earned wisdom to your children, you probably like “Life Lessons #1″ by dlhoffer just as much as I do. Though simple, this page is also beautiful and very effectively gets the message across. I love that the designer is thinking about creating an entire book along the same theme.
That wraps up another Story Board! Check back every Wednesday for another collection of inspirational real life scrapbook pages found throughout the Web.
We have a winner!!
Congratulations to the winner of the When You’re Smiling digi-kit by Guest Designer Traci Reed from Monday’s giveaway post!
Contact me with your contact information, Mandy, & I’ll get you set up with your free kit right away!
Get the inside scoop, be the first to know about new product releases & get special discounts by subscribing to our new weekly newsletter, the Log Your Memory INSIDER. Delivered directly to your INBOX every Sunday afternoon.
Please share your thoughts in a comment below …