I’m assuming you’re a scrapbooker, since you’re on my blog. Are you also a storyteller?
My favorite kinds scrapbookers are also storytellers, and not just through words but also the design.
It’s amazing how one piece of paper can set the entire mood of your story. I’m getting ready to scrapbook a dance number my daughter and I did — the snow scene in the Nutcracker — and I found a beautiful white glitter paper that would look gorgeous behind my photo.
On the other hand, it also looked very calm, like a sunny morning when you wake up to find that snow had fallen while you were asleep and blanketed the world.
That is not what our dance was about.
Our dance was about that exciting night when the snow is still flying through the sky. So a little lower in my pile of papers I found a white paper with silver glittered flurries and swirls. That paper feels just like our dance to me.
Do you look at your products this way? Look at them in terms of whether they feel like your memory?
Not only will this help you share your story in ways other than words, it can make the process of scrapbooking simpler because it helps you to narrow down your product choices. Many of us need help narrowing down our choices. :)
Give it a try!
P.S. To help you out I made a video where I assembled four different layouts, beginning to end, so you can see the whole process!
You’ll see products that match the photos but not the story. You’ll see what a difference it makes when you choose the products that do tell the story! And you’ll see those products all come together with lots of layering and scrapbooking fun to make complete pages.
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