This week we’re discussing alternative ways to use Project Life…
“What if I don’t have a clear story?”
A few of you have asked me this as I’ve talked about seeing our albums as each telling a bigger story as a whole. Stories wrap their fingers around both the viewers and the scrapbookers, keeping us both engaged and excited for the next page.
But it’s true that some of my albums are really more like themed albums and a little weak on story, at least in terms of having a conflict that needs to be resolved. (It’s the conflict and the attempts to resolve it that wraps its tight grip around lovers of stories).
So if story-driven scrapbook albums attract you but you don’t have a story for yours, do not worry. I have some work-arounds.
There are things we can do visually to simulate the feeling of an over-arching story in a scrapbook album. I shared three in a video tutorial by sharing two of my story albums that are more theme-driven and less plot-driven. You’ll see me create some new pages using these three ideas for simulating the feeling of having a story line.
This video is now in the membership library! Members will find it there an on iTunes.
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Want to know how you can add more detailing to your pages without making them chaotic, and without distracting too much from the photo?
Use tone-on-tone in your detailing (personally, I especially love white-on-white).
That’s not the only way, but it’s one of the really good ones.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t pitfalls. It actually is possible to overdo it and create chaos, even when every single item you add to your page is white! In this week’s episode I show you how that can happen and how to avoid it.
(Yes, one of the pages I make in the video is 100% white!).
I also share all kinds of tips and techniques for layering white on white in your pages.
To watch the video you must be a Paperclipping Member. Click here to learn about a membership.
If you’re a member, you can find your newest video now on iTunes and in the Paperclipping Membership.
Do you ever use prompts to kickstart your journaling, to come up with a story idea, or to inspire the way you’ll tell a story visually?
We talked about unique story-telling and journaling ideas on the Paperclipping Roundtable, and and the conversation included some of the pages I made from some great prompts by Debbie Hodge for her scrapbooking membership. I’m one of her guests for September’s Story Play membership topic and the prompts were challenging, but also inspiring and fun.
Here are Debbie’s prompts and the layouts I made. Would you like to give one of these a shot?
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Would you like a video that focuses on making kits like this for Project Life and other Pocket Page scrapbooking?
What if it was in depth, approximately 30 minutes, showed the making of two pocket layouts using the new kits, and — what if it was free?
I created this exact video and next week I’ll be giving it away as a bonus to everyone who registers for True Scrap using my promotion link in the first four days!
I will email this promotion opportunity to you next week, so watch your email! (If you do not get emails from me, be sure to sign up for them in the box at the upper right).
How creative is your story-telling? Want to try something new and different?
New and different is exactly what you’ll get in this class, Story Play. Starting tomorrow it will be a part of the Debbie Hodge’s Masterful Scrapbook Design membership. Debbie asked me to be one of the teachers for Story Play and her assignments are fabulous. They stretched me. I loved it!
Are you interested? We start tomorrow. There will be interviews and office hours with the teachers, in addition to the amazing story-related content and challenges.