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.
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!