If capturing everyday real life memories through story-based scrapbooking is your passion, our weekly Story Board was created especially for you! Get inspired to scrap your real life by taking a peek at a few of my favorite layouts spotted around the Web this week…
I love everything about “How to Build a Snowman” by livelys, from the interesting color scheme to the playful layout to the overall “how to” concept. I’ve seen several variations on this basic design lately and while I like many of them, I think this is one of my favorites. Definitely one that’s going into my idea file for future reference.
“Holiday Best” by lghahary is a nice example of telling the parts of the story that may not always find their way onto our scrapbook pages, in this case mom’s enjoyment of the opportunity to dress up her boys (and her admission that she coordinates for her scrapbook pages!!) Love the way this whole page is dressed up like the cute kids.
As someone who often forgets to take out the camera until we’ve arrived at our destination, I enjoyed “Christmas Roadtrip” by jubeejewels. I especially like the clever use of the state silhouettes on the clothesline and the subtle feeling of a map in the background.
“Silly Sleeper” by ezane captures such a fun little snippet of everyday life … one that I imagine this little gal will hear about for years to come. I love the use of the black and white photos with this color scheme, and the playful titlework is a perfect touch.
The bright sticker-like embellishments against the white background in “The Gifting Tree” by marnel first caught my attention, but the neat story shared through the journaling kept it there. What a nice way to remember this generous display of holiday spirit.
I have been wanting to get one of these little elves for my own kids for several years, so “Elf on the Shelf Tradition” by Andrea caught my attention right away. I love all the little details shared in the journaling, such as the way the kids named their elf “Ted,” and the series of photos showing where Ted was found each morning really helps tell the story. Now I want to do this more than ever… maybe next year??
Another part of the holidays that may be easy to overlook in our storytelling, “Kids’ Table” by jennyf92 is probably an experience familiar to many of us who have large family get-togethers. I like the “kid” look to this page … and the funny photo really pulls it all together. I must say, though, that in this case I think I’m glad to have graduated to the “grown-up” table.
Perhaps one of my favorite things about perusing the galleries this time of year is finding the year-end summary type layouts that start to show up. I love this one by Laurie … kids change so quickly that it is really fun to see an entire year’s worth of smiles, silly expressions (and missing teeth!) all in one place, not to mention the monthly tidbits. Even if you didn’t scrap all year, just doing a page like this each December would create a very nice keepsake over time. Something to consider if you’re one of those who feels like they’ll never “catch up…”
That’s it for this week’s Story Board! Check back every Wednesday for another collection of inspiring, real life layouts!
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