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…
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I just LOVE this peek at everyday real life by jennv, in this case a look at her “Top 10″ family favorite foods right now. I particularly like how she used shots of the actual labeling and then added comments about each item. If you’ve ever gone back and looked at an old pop can design or your favorite peanut butter label, you’ll notice just how much these things change. What a cool way to capture real life in 2011!
Recording conversations is another of my favorite journaling tools, especially when the dialogue is as memorable as the one shared in “How Much?” by Steffi. The clean, fresh design caught my eye, too, as well as the clever cropping on the photo. While this layout is somewhat minimal, there are still lots of fun details to keep your interest for quite a while. Love it.
While I love the idea of capturing favorite family recipes, I’m not generally a fan of the way they look in a regular scrapbook. “Today’s Favorite” by Mindy Hanson is a great exception … it does not look anything like a “traditional” recipe, yet provides enough information to recreate the salad. That great photo makes me want to run out and buy some fresh fruit right now and I love the added comment along the bottom of the image and how it adds context to the page.
“Name Recognition” by fa11enan9e1 has a little bit of everything… a wonderfully clean look, some great quotes, a little humor, great journaling, insights into this scrapper’s take on the experience and lots of little details that really round out the story. A great example of a photo-less layout.
“Guitar Goal” by Valoriew is a fun take on birthday-related scrapping. Rather than focusing on the more traditional birthday events, this layout shares a goal made on that birthday and gives a bit of a report on how that effort is progressing. Simple, fun and a great snapshot of real life.
The bright, playful colors in “Funny Valentine” by nakers6776 first caught my eye and then my attention was retained by the funny photo and the cute journaling that goes along with it. A fun way to capture a favorite Valentine memory.
I like “Future American Idol” by Keela for several reasons … first, how can you resist those adorable photos? Second, I like the way the journaling captures a bit of today’s pop culture with the references to American Idol, including the year it first started and a subtle description of what the show was about. And of course, this little guy’s reaction and the story of his fondness for the microphone pulls it all together. This will be a fun one to look back on in several years when American Idol could very well be something from the “good ‘ol days.”
If you’re a fan of family traditions, “Built With Love” by mrsmbm may open your eyes to a new possibility for the next time a new little one joins your family. I love this tradition and the fact that it is now documented for this family’s future reference. I also like the somewhat monochromatic feel with just a few splashes of color. It all comes together to give the feeling of a simple, sweet, loving story … perfect for a new baby.
Simply stated, I love everything about “Top Moments” by jam1el33. The gray, yellow & white color scheme is very eye-catching and the casual layout of the photos with their fun little frames really appeals to me, as well. But I think my favorite part of this layout is the overall concept … pulling together on one page the “best moments captured on film in the past decade,” represented by a photo for each memory and a simple list to explain the relevance of each one. This one is definitely going into my idea file for future scraplifting…
That wraps up this week’s Story Board! Check back every Wednesday for another collection of inspirational layouts sure to inspire you to scrap your own everyday, real life!