Have you ever run out of topics to scrap about? You want to capture your everyday life but can’t get inspired because your day-to-day existence seems so routine, so mundane, that you can’t imagine why anyone would ever want to hear more about it, let alone take the time to scrapbook it.
Or perhaps there are so many stories you’d like to share you fear you’ll never get them all done. If this is you, chances are your photos are piling up faster than you can scrap them, you can’t seem to get around to keeping a daily journal, and you feel a lot of guilt connected to this activity that’s supposed to be fun.
Maybe you’re just starting to wonder if the pages you are creating are telling the stories you truly want to tell … the ones your family and friends will most cherish years down the road.
If any of these scenarios describes your situation, it may be time to take a step back and think a bit more about your approach to memory keeping. A little thought and a bit more focus can go a long way toward helping you create scrapbooks you and those you love will truly treasure, while at the same time bringing back the joy you felt when you first discovered this amazing hobby.
Scrap Your Real Life is here to help you find that focus. In each of the eight theme-based chapters, you’ll find thought-provoking questions, journaling prompts, photo ideas, suggested scrapbooking approaches and sample layouts all centered around specifically chosen themes designed to help you capture your everyday real life. Each of those themes is broken into five simple steps, as outlined in the infographic below, and presented in a workbook-style format to guide you through the process.
A key component to this approach is the practice of thinking beyond the present moment when considering the memories you’d like to document. Specifically, you are asked to take a look at those who came before you and ask yourself… what information, photos and stories do I wish I had from those times?
You are also invited to imagine future readers of your scrapbooks and consider how life may have changed by the time they find your page. This will help you identify the parts of today’s experience that may later be especially interesting to hear more about.
Scrap Your Real Life was designed to help kick-start your thought process, focus in on what’s most interesting about your everyday life and inspire your journey toward creating meaningful scrapbook pages.
Now… get ready to scrap your real life!
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A Peek Inside the Book…
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From the Back Cover…
Meet the Contributors
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