Five Strategies for Scrapbooking Big Stories – 289

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Do you have any BIG stories you’ve procrastinated scrapbooking because the number of details, or smaller stories with the giant story, is intimidatingly high?

I definitely have a big story.

I lived in the Philippines for well over a year. I lived with Filipinas, so everything about about my life at that time was entirely foreign to me. The number of details I want to document and relive via scrapbooking is pretty massive. :)

On top of that, this was more than 20 years ago. I was not shooting many photos back then, so my photo-to memory-ratio is low.

Maybe you’ve had this problem as well. It’s typical of big, old stories — stories we can’t return to in order to shoot the important photos we missed at the time.

Maybe you’ve gone on an epic travel adventure. Maybe you lived somewhere far from where you are now and would like to memorialize it. Maybe you were once part of a cool project for several years and never scrapbooked it. Maybe you want to scrapbook the life of a parent or grandparent.

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It can feel like there is so much thinking or planning to do for albums like this that you need to wait until that time when your life is wide open and you have nothing in the world to do for a few months.

Haha. That’ll never happen.

That’s okay. You actually do not need a massive, open chunk of time. You can take it in small bite-sized chunks. That is how I do all of my projects.

Little bits at a time.

A little bit is still something.

Today I’m sharing five strategies for tackling your biggest, most overwhelming stories in miniature bit-sized pieces (and dealing with a shortage of photos, too!). I demonstrated these strategies with my Philippines album (and documented a dozen or so different memories) in a video tutorial I’ve shared with the Paperclipping Members.

Since my Philippines story is one of my very favorite of all my own stories, I hope you’ll enjoy my memories with me!

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What’s your big story?

Let’s talk about it.

  • Gabrielle McCann

    I’ve lived in Hong Kong on and off for 18 years now (I”m Australian) and I definitely want to scrap about life here.

  • Yes! I can only imagine what it would be like to be scrapbooking WHILE living in an interesting place!