This week we’re deconstructing layouts (see the layouts below)…
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.
Not all stories end the way you expect.
Last year I started an album that was based on a story I expected to last for the next four years. My story fell apart around springtime.
It fell apart for me in a sad way, but it changed for the better for my daughter’s part of the story. I’m excited to document her evolving tale, but that leaves me with an album for the beginning of the old, dead-ended story, which only requires about seven pages, front and back. There are no “slim-sized” 12×12 albums to house just seven pages, so for the past week or so I’ve been exploring options for how to gracefully deal with the diversion our story has taken.
Have you experienced an unexpected change in your own story after you’d started scrapbooking it? What have you chosen to do with the pages that now might seem out of place?
I made a video to share the process I took, deciding what to do with mine. I went pretty in-depth, telling my story in the video as well. I hope you enjoy it.
This video is for Paperclipping Members, so if you’re not a member, CLICK HERE to get information about a membership!
Members will find the the video in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.
Our stories don’t always take us where we hoped, but where ever we find ourselves there will always be something else wonderful within our reach. Whatever our stories are, let’s embrace them.
Do you have more Project Life cards than you could ever manage to put into an album?
Or maybe you fell in love with a set and bought it, even though you don’t do Project Life. Either way, I’ve been hearing that a lot of scrapbookers are looking for ways to incorporate those cute cards into traditional pages. Here’s an idea…
Pull out three of the same card and line them up in various ways to create borders or anchoring lines.
I usually do a bit of cropping, depending on how I’m lining them up. It’s a great way to use repetition in your design while giving structure to the page.
I shared this and five other additional ways to use 3×4 cards on traditional scrapbooking layouts in this week’s episode of Paperclipping.
As a bonus I also shared some design tips for when you are using pocket pages and all you have are 3×4 photos, since those are the hardest pages to make look good, in my opinion.
You must be a Paperclipping Member to watch the video. (It’s in the Member’s Area and on iTunes now!).
CLICK HERE to learn about a membership. :)