If capturing everyday real life memories through story-based scrapbooking is your passion, our weekly Story Board was created especially for you!
In the past, our Story Board has featured layouts found outside the Log Your Memory site… but we’re going change switch that up for a while and instead share a selection of the fabulous examples of everyday real life scrapbooking found right here in our own gallery!
Since LYM is the place to go for everyday scrapping inspiration, it didn’t take long to pick out several fabulous layouts. Check out a few of my faves posted recently…
Lists are a fun and easy way to pull together all kinds of little everyday tidbits into your scrapbook. I love how “50 Things About Me” by Scrappycath provides a broad snapshot of the artist at this point in time. This layout also includes a ton of fun details, so the more you look at it, the more there is to discover. This would be a fun exercise to do on a monthly or annual basis, for yourself as well as family members or friends.
MamaBee is one of my favorite scrappers because of her consistently beautiful pages and fabulous design skills. I especially like this “One Little Word – Focus” layout detailing the various areas she plans to “focus” on during the coming year as part of One Little Word approach made popular by Ali Edwards. This layout alone will likely help MamaBee focus on her efforts this year… if it were mine, I think I’d have it framed and displayed where I would see it every day.
Have you scrapped your goals or resolutions for the New Year? If not, “12 for 12″ by paula may be just what you need to get inspired to do so. Another great example of using the list style of journaling … and a playful, pretty page that helps get you in the mood to tackle those projects.
“She/He” by nikkiepperson puts to use a couple of useful journaling techniques to help capture real life … the use of a repeating open-ended sentence (She…) as well as comparing/contrasting two subjects, in this case her kids at this point in time. I love the simple yet embellished look of these pages and the subtle color changes to separate one child from the other.
“A Granddad Tradition” by missdamsel caught my attention for a couple reasons… first, I love it when scrappers take time to document those sometimes small but meaningful family traditions, and second, the combination of black and white photos with splashes of color makes for a very interesting design. I especially like the use of color on the lollipops, which helps highlight their role in the story.
Capturing the things our kids say is always great material for a scrapbook page and I really like how Keely~B remembered them here in “They Say.” Another fun use of black and white photos with color embellishments and an example of a very simple journaling technique… what could be easier than just writing down the phrases those kids say? As this layout demonstrates, no further explanation is needed to effectively share the story.
Combine pocket pages, open-ended sentences, a coordinated color palette and a consistent design and you’ve got the formula for a fun and easy way to capture “Right Now” as shown here by SmallMoments. This is a digital layout but could easily be mimicked using paper supplies and a pocketed photo sleeve. Another page that would be fun to do on a regular basis for yourself and/or family members to show change over time.
It was the little details that caught my attention in “This Moment: Captured” by Tracyfish. The punched out circles in the background paper make for an interesting look, as well as the use of the hanging tag as a photo frame. This page documents one simple little moment but says so much more about this little boy and his daddy.
That’s it for this week’s Story Board!! Check back every Wednesday for another collection of layouts selected to help inspire you to scrap YOUR everyday real life!
If one or more of these layouts caught your eye and inspires you to scrap your own real life, please consider clicking through to the gallery and leaving a comment for the artist. Sincere positive feedback often means a lot to those who share their creations and will help to keep that flow of creative energy circling!