Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Big Hi and the Art of Storytelling

While watching a kayak race, the boys decided to create a big "Hi" out of driftwood to greet the racers.  David thought their first effort was too small, so the boys searched for longer logs to build a bigger structure.  The race was over before the boys finished, but that didn't matter.  It was still a big "Hi"!


Love Every Day Collection Biggie by Melissa Renfro; Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font; All materials available at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking.


This layout was featured in an article I wrote for a Scrap Girls Blog post, "The Art of Storytelling".  You can find the whole article here.  Here are the main points I made about storytelling on your scrapbook pages.


The Bare Minimum:  Extremely Important!!
Names of those in photos, Place, and Date; Can be added creatively




Word Art: Optional
Check your kits; there are lots of possibilities.




Little Tidbits: Optional
Words, phrases, bullet points, that add interest to your pages




Photo Labels: Optional
Captions, talk bubbles, labels of people or things, arrows with labels, each focusing on what is in the photo




The Short Story: Very helpful for the reader
One to four sentences explaining the setting, the situation, or other important points not obvious from the photos



Journaling: While watching a kayak race, the boys decided to create a big "Hi" out of driftwood to greet the racers.  David thought their first effort was too small, so the boys searched for longer logs to build a bigger structure.  The race was over before the boys finished, but that didn't matter.  It was still a big "Hi"!


A Page of Prose: Special type of page
A whole page or set of pages devoted primarily to an important story, with a few pictures added but not required

Here are a couple of examples I have posted elsewhere on my blog.  To see the original posts, click on the images.










I hope this gave you some ideas on how to add meaningful storytelling to your scrapbook pages.  Now, go tell your own stories!

Sue

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stop and Snap The Wildflowers

Our hike in Superior National Forest was a little too rugged for me, so to slow down the pace, I stopped to take pictures every time I spotted wildflowers.  Who knew bad knees could produce such beautiful results?


All materials available at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking.

Sue

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Great Outlook

One of the most fun parts of going to Gooseberry Falls is climbing over the rocks nearby.   This layout uses a fun photo of Harry peering through a hole carved naturally through one of those rocks.

Scraplifted from Dylan by Cheryll Ann; Rustic Charm Collection Mini by Cindy Rohrbough; Shabby Shores Collection Mini by Cindy Rohrbough; I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Friday 11/30 Challenge.

Sue