Story Board~ 11.17.2010 … & Blog Tour Stop #5!

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…

"Compartmentalize" by talktoheather

"Compartmentalize" by talktoheather

Sometimes it’s tough to nail down our own individual personality or behavioral traits in our scrapping, but talktoheather does a great job of it in “Compartmentalize.” I love how the page is compartmentalized, just like the story she shares, and the use of the black background contrasted with the bright colors really draws your eye right to the page.

"About Us" by Lisa Carroll

"About Us" by Lisa Carroll

“About Us” by Lisa Carroll is a simple and fun comparison of a short list of individual traits. I think it’s the simplicity I like most about this page – the light background, fun doodles, the way the photos pop off the page and the list-style of journaling.

"Bod Pod" by Keela

"Bod Pod" by Keela

“Bod Pod” by Keela caught my eye as a cool way to capture a tidbit of what will eventually be history. As fast as technology changes, these contraptions are sure to be outdated years from now when Keela’s family enjoys her story. Plus I think it’s cool that this page appeals to her youngsters.

"A Day in the Life" by carolee

"A Day in the Life" by carolee

I am a huge fan of “day in the life” type layouts, especially when they includes lots of photos and a play-by-play rundown of the day, complete with times. Carolee’s take on this theme does all of that and more, capturing a huge slice of her child’s everyday real life in a very eye-catching and fun-to-look-at page.

"Multi-Tasker" by bho

"Multi-Tasker" by bho

“Multi-tasker” by bho is another page I instantly fell in love with. I first noticed the great layering and fun titlework, but I especially like the contrasting lists … “things I always get done” and “thing that never get done.” Add the commentary in the corner and this provides a great snapshot into life today – one that probably applies to many of us.

"40/20" by jam1el33

"40/20" by jam1el33

“Motherhood” and “overwhelming” in the same sentence? Absolutely! “40/20” by jam1el33 is a great example of another of my favorite journaling techniques … comparing reality with earlier expectations. The great design, with its doodles, layering, collection of embellishments and trendy color scheme, are the just icing on the cake.

"My Colorful Life" by estir bune

"My Colorful Life" by estir bune

I just love how estir bune used actual snapshots of the painted walls in her house and then journaled about  the colors and activities in each particular room in “My Colorful Life.” Definitely an approach I’d like to lift someday…

"Five Reasons" by skrpbkmom

"Five Reasons" by skrpbkmom

“Five Reasons” by skrpbkmom is a very eye-catching example of how to make list-style journaling playful and lots of fun to read. I like how the titlework overlaps the photo, too, but perhaps my favorite on this page is Reason #5: “You will eat anything and everything put in front of your face.” LOL

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And now a couple cool “real life” layouts from our Calendar Girls …

"My So-Called 'Essentials'" by Eryn Herbert

"My So-Called 'Essentials'" by Eryn Herbert

Eryn never ceases to amaze us with her creative, original designs. “My So-Called ‘Essentials'” is no exception. In addition to being a very cool page to look at, I love how Eryn highlighted all of the things she would normally consider “must haves” with the little comments about the realities of their existence (or lack of) in her life.

"Happy Holidays" by Alyson Hall

"Happy Holidays" by Alyson Hall

I can totally relate to Alyson Hall’s journaling in “Happy Holidays.” I love that she took the time to document her wish for a more simple, enjoyable holiday season and her goal to make it a reality this year.  The simple, yet detailed design fits perfectly with the story and definitely starts to set the mood for the upcoming season.

That wraps up our Story Board for another week! Check back every Wednesday for another collection of inspirational, real life scrapbook pages!

Today’s Tour Stop: Elizabeth Dillow of Write.Click.Scrapbook.

It’s time for Memory Logbook Blog Tour Stop #5!!

Be sure to pay a visit today to the personal blog of Elizabeth Dillow, also known for her involvement with Write.Click.Scrapbook. Elizabeth will share her take on the 2011 Memory Logbook, plus she’s bound to have a few other goodies to share … but only if you hurry!

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