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?
1. Write a 6-word biography or memoir to sum up your life.
2. Represent meaning or known phrases with an image.
3. Create the sense of a ticking clock – or time passing – with your design.
I took Blake to his first university tour this summer. As he has entered his junior year, Izzy and I are very aware of that ticking clock. This story-telling device via design was perfect. The falling diagonal creates a sense of tension and movement to represent time passing too fast.
4. Use a graphing, or mapping, or infographic type tool to tell your story.
Masterful Scrapbook Design: Story Play
Story Play (for which I made these layouts) is still live. Debbie and I will conduct live office hours in October, and she’ll be interviewing me in November. Plus there is amazing content by Debbie and the rotating team of people that contribute. It’s all available with a Masterful Scrapbook Design Membership. Click here for info.
I made this page on video as part of my Romantic Scrapbooking Course. It uses Angie Lucas’s idea from her BPC Quizapalooza class of creating a table to tell your story. My table is a calendar that covers four days when Izzy and I were first starting to date.
A story prompt can help you with your journaling, but it can also prompt your design to tell part of the story. Which of these story prompts are you most interested in doing?