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…
If a layout here inspires you, how about giving the gift of encouragement by clicking through to the gallery and leaving a thought or two for the scrapbooker who created it? You may be amazed at how much this little act of kindness means to others.
I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again… lists are one of my favorite journaling methods for capturing everyday, real life stories. Carolee takes it even a step further in “List Maker” by letting the lists BE the story. What a great collection of memories for this little guy … this will be such fun to look back on several years down the road!
“Disney World Favorites” by CindyS was one of those layouts that literally made me want to drop everything and scrap the moment I saw it. I love everything about this page … there’s a ton of information here all compiled on one layout and the design itself is fabulous, plus I love the use of each of the kids’ favorites as the focus for sharing a huge slice of what was obviously a trip filled with great memories. Definitely going into my idea file for later reference…
TheWerners used another of my favorite scrapping techniques in “Friends” … sharing photos side-by-side that span a significant time period. This would be a great method to use when scrapping photos from annual holiday programs or concerts. Even when we see kids day after day, it sometimes takes a comparison like this to really see and appreciate the changes that have taken place over time. The heartfelt journaling is just the icing on the cake.
I love the story shared in “Favorite Ornament” by latz, and the simple layout with the single photo is the perfect backdrop for sharing it. I’ve been meaning to do a layout for quite a while now sharing the stories behind some of my special ornaments … this is yet another great reminder of why I want to get that done. This concept would work well with many holiday memories … heirloom decorations, favorite collections, unique gifts, family recipes, and much more.
I’m always on the lookout for new ways to share wishlists and/or letters to the big guy in the red suit and “Dear Santa” by Stephanie caught my eye right away. I love the clusters and the incorporation of the cute postage stamp embellishments, plus the photos of the girls actually writing their letters combined with the thought bubbles showing what they asked for is a fun method I haven’t seen before.
“Favourite Layouts 2010″ by Bush Girl is a fun look back on a year of scrapping. I love seeing this collection of layouts all on one page and as noted by the creator, it’s an interesting way to notice trends in your own style or design preferences. It would be fun to do this annually and collect them all in a single book someday … it would be a bit like creating a scrapper’s portfolio.
“Signs of Christmas” by cinna is a great example of how you can tell a story without using a ton of journaling. The title and collection of photos here are all that is needed to give us a glimpse of what the holidays look like in this family’s house.
It’s the little, sometimes overlooked details that often make the holidays special, which is one of the reasons I really like “December Details” by monsu. I especially love that she included a peek at this year’s postage stamps, and the journaling includes many additional details that share a nice slice of this scrapper’s holiday story. What details could YOU scrap that would help tell more of your holiday story?
That’s it for this week’s Story Board! Check back every Wednesday for another collection of inspirational real life scrapbooking pages!
And the winner is …
Congratulations to Laser, random winner of a free download of December Guest Designer Crystal Livesay’s new template set, “Book of Me – Year in Review” through this week’s giveaway. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Laser… please contact me with your email address and I’ll set you up with your download!
Be sure to stop by the December Challenge Forum and share your response to today’s story starter! Capture a bit of your everyday, real life in the process, plus every day you participate is another chance at winning our $50 gift certificate just in time for the New Year!